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Old 01/02/2007, 10:19 AM   #1
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Ballast going bad?

I have 2 Coralife Aqualight fixtures on my 40 gallon tank. One is 1 X 96 W PC and the other is 2 X 96W PC. I bought both about 2.5 years ago and have changed the bulbs twice.

I tend to wonder if my ballasts are going bad. Every now and then, I see an imperceptible "twitch" in the lighting. One of those "did I see that or didn't I?" moments. In addition, I just changed bulbs about 1.5 months ago and it just doesn't seem as bright, I can't prove it, just one of those "gut" feelings that the lights are not as bright as before.

How long do ballasts last ? Does it seem like mine are going baed? And does any one have any experience with changing ballasts on a Coralife Aqualight?

Remember, it will only get worse before it gets worse.

Current Tank Info: 10 years - Currently have a 100 FOWLR
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