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penguinz 11-16-2012 04:28 PM

Aquarium Light...
Light in the hood is flashing on and off. Most likely the bulb or the starter?

cabletech94 11-16-2012 04:38 PM

honestly. it could be either.

get a bulb. still does it? take it back, get a starter.

i've had the same issue last year.

KC Tattoo 11-16-2012 04:39 PM


Baconeater 11-16-2012 04:41 PM

Flickering? Or full on/full off flashing?

mr. tegu 11-16-2012 05:00 PM

That is in all likelihood the bulb. In my experience that is how fluorescent bulbs go out. I'm not an electrician but it seems like the starter merely starts the bulb and doesn't keep it going.

Fish 11-16-2012 05:05 PM

You might need to add a few 9V batteries. Just drop em in, and the electricity will flow directly to the fixture...

jspchief 11-16-2012 05:07 PM

Flourescent? Could be a ballast.

penguinz 11-16-2012 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by Bugeater (Post 9123978)
Flickering? Or full on/full off flashing?


theelusiveeightrop 11-16-2012 05:34 PM

Somehow,someway, this is Pioli's fault. Get out of my head Scott.

Baconeater 11-16-2012 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by penguinz (Post 9124053)

Huh. Can't say I've ever seen a fluorescent do that. Usually if the bulb is bad, it will flicker. If the ballast/starter is bad, the bulb will either not light at all, or barely light up, but not flicker. Usually when a bulb goes bad the ends of them get noticeably dark, so maybe check for that.

listopencil 11-16-2012 06:24 PM

It's your fish ****ing with you.

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