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  1. #1

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    The fixture is a 6' quad fluorescent tube type from Perfecto. The on/off switch is a push on/off type covered in a rubber boot. It has broken and I don't know how to fix it. I wouldn't mind removing the switch altogether to use a timer for on/off function but can't figure out how the thing works by looking at the wiring. Anyone with advice?
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    it isn't the type you push and hold for a few sec is it?
    As I get older I find myself thinking about the hereafter - I go into a room and then wonder what I'm here after.

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  3. #3

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    If it's the switch that is broken, you can get a replacement at radio shack. Just take the part with you when you go. If you got a soldering iron shouldn't take too long to fix it. May want to get some heat shrink tubing to make the connections water tight as well.

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    Algenco, no, don't have to hold it, just push for on and again for off.

    Korith, good idea. I am good with electrical work but not so good with fixing electronics. I'll try to just snip it off and take it to Radio Shack.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

  5. #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm72
    Algenco, no, don't have to hold it, just push for on and again for off.

    Korith, good idea. I am good with electrical work but not so good with fixing electronics. I'll try to just snip it off and take it to Radio Shack.
    Leave enough wiring in the fixture so it'll be easier for you to connect the new one. Else you can always get more wire and solder the new switch, then solder the connections together. I've made the mistake more than once in not leaving enough wiring behind so many times.

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    Absolutely understood and agreed!
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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