Welcome to AquariaCentral.com

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be entering into a wonderful world of aquatic information, for all aquarists, no matter what their experience level.

Our members will do their best to help you in your aquarium endeavors. We have a vast assortment of Forums to dive into:

-General Freshwater
-Marine and Brackish area
-Terrarium and Vivariums
-Coldwater
-DIY, Classifieds, Members Tanks Photographs and more.

We even have a general area, that is just as much fun as the rest of the Community, for off topic discussions and a real-time chat room for instant advice!

Joining Aquaria Central has numerous benefits, but the best, is our 112,000+ members, helping one another in this fascinating hobby!

Register now, and be sure to check out our scheduled contests with exciting prizes!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! !

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Welcome to the Internet's friendliest aquatic forum!

- Team AC

Sign Up

Sundial T5HO, 30". How do I change the bulbs?

Discussion in 'Marine Equipment, Products, & DIY' started by manowar669, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. manowar669

    manowar669 AC Members

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2004
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    So I have this light, and I can't get the clear plastic cover off. Most light fixtures, the plastic slides to one side. On this light, it appears to slide to the right, but it seems attached inside. Is there something I'm missing? I don't want to break it.
     
  2. greech

    greech AC Moderators

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    4,193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Environmental Assessments and Remediation
    Location:
    Tallahassee, FL
    It just slides off (slides away from the timers for reference). There isn't anything that locks it in place but if you look on the end (opposite of the timers), you will see a black plastic strip that sets right into the end of the fixture (it will be flush with the end). That "tab" is connected to acrylic and slides out with the cover as one piece. You may just have to pull there first or just pull from the end.
     
  3. manowar669

    manowar669 AC Members

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2004
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks. That's what I thought, but it won't move. I already cracked that thin black plastic strip on the end. The salt creep must have really glued it on there. Maybe I can soak it with a wet paper towel?
     
  4. greech

    greech AC Moderators

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    4,193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Environmental Assessments and Remediation
    Location:
    Tallahassee, FL
    Hopefully you got it off by now but yes I would assume a wet paper towel (maybe a little vinegar as well) should loosen it up.
     
  5. manowar669

    manowar669 AC Members

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2004
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Still have not gotten it off. Didn't think of vinegar. I do not have a spare bulb yet, so no rush yet.
     

Share This Page

zoomed.com
tfhmagazine.com
hikariusa.com
aqaimports.com
Store