Habitat - Indoor :: Basking lightbulb BROKE!

Turtle tank setups and other indoor configurations.

Have you ever had a light bulb break and glass fall into the tank?

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:18 pm   Re: Basking lightbulb BROKE!

i have a 50 watt zoo med repti tuff splashproof halogen lamp and the glass broke off and fell into the water will it hurt my res not having the glass or should i replace it only was on for about 3 hrs and just fell into the water plz help
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:14 pm   Re: Basking lightbulb BROKE!

Did the glass shatter in a million pieces or just in a whole piece ?

So the fixture did not fall into tank just the bulb glass came off the base ?

3hrs sounds like a defected bulb ! If you have a water heater so your turtle can warm up it should be ok for a few days until you get another. If no water heater you can use a regular incandescent bulb until you get a better bulb. Just make sure your turtle can't splash on it causing it to pop.

Just a note : Electricity and water be safe , always have fixtures plugged into a "GFI" !
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:05 am   Re: Basking lightbulb BROKE!

If you don't know if you need a heat bulb or not, check your water temp and basking area temp without it. If the requirements are off you will need to buy another heat bulb. It's weird because I've always heard that Zoo Med does pretty good stuff. Maybe you were unlucky. I personally don't recommend Exo Terra either. I heard a lot of bad stories about their heat bulb and had bad experience with it myself. Reptisun is very popular on the other hand, although I never tried their products.
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