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Hydra 26 HD’s went for a swim

I have recently moved and decided to get a bigger tank and all the equipment. Anyway tank was finally sorted and the last thing was to put the lights on, when disaster struck. The rail that I had made was a little to short and I managed to knock this into the water along with my 3 hydra HD (powered). My question is are these now completely ruined? I have let them dry out completely and when plugged in the lights just flash.

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Oh heck mate that's not good . I don't know anything about them to be honest but I do know a man that does or at least he might be able to advise you

Id say they need to be stripped down and all traces of salt removed chemically.


@Red Sea Kev

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@Paddy I am so sorry to hear of your disaster, I'm sure this is every aquarists nightmare, it's very difficult to suggest what the fault could be as there are a number of boards within the Hydra unit that could fail, your best option would be to contact D & D aquarium solution who are the UK distributor for Ai, they offer a repair service as well, you may need to inspect your home contents insurance you may well be covered.

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Yeah unfortunately the policy only covers entertainment equipment, I tried to argue that my tank was entertainment to no avail. I did contact D&D but the repair is just short of £70 for new lights 🙁

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Maybe try stripping them down cleaning with rubbing alcohol and see if that works ?

Has to be worth a shot ?

I know @WOODY5371 is selling his razors for £450 I think, I do know they have been upgraded to the new light pads and fans and I think he has upgraded the power supply

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