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penguinz 11-16-2012 05:28 PM

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

cabletech94 11-16-2012 05:38 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 05:39 PM


Bugeater 11-16-2012 05:41 PM

Flickering? Or full on/full off flashing?

mr. tegu 11-16-2012 06:00 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 06:05 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 06:07 PM

Flourescent? Could be a ballast.

penguinz 11-16-2012 06:32 PM


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


BlackHelicopters 11-16-2012 06:34 PM

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

Bugeater 11-16-2012 07:10 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 07:24 PM

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

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