Callatya Posted December 19, 2005 Report Share Posted December 19, 2005 you know how some days you can just feel something is going to go wrong? today I noticed, but i carried on anyhoo. I was just going to feed the killies (who BTW refuse to breed for me, cheeky sods) and thought i'd turn their light on. Its one of those ikea undershelf lights from about 10 years back that has the 2 incandescent candle globes in it. as i ent to turn it on, I touched one of the globes, and it felt all rough and pimply. It also felt a bit loose, so I adjusted it. try as i might, it wouldn't get tighter, so goodnes knows why but I put it back where it was when i started and flicked the thing on. not so good. boomshattertinkletinkle "what on earth was that?" says Jerry coming in to inspect the damage. the charred remains of the glass and filament were sitting next to my 2' tank where they had hit the side and slithered onto the shelf below. I had a small panic as every electrical item in the room stopped working. First we thought it was the powerboard, then we thought maybe the powerpoint, and then *stress* I thought i'd blown up all my gear! Turns out i'd tripped the fuse switch, so I trotted around and flipped it back. Everything works again *phew* I took a picture, but its trapped in the camera, i'll pop it up tomorrow. Now i'm gunna go feed the killies in the dark! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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