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Old 08-12-2018, 08:51 AM   #1
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Hood light - bad ballast?

I have an plain old Aqueon hood with a single tube T8 fluorescent light with some low light ferns that have done well.

The light started flickering, so I replace the tube, and the new tube flickers as well. I’m beginning to think it’s the ballast in the unit that actually went bad.

So am I crazy, or is just buying a new reflector/unit for the tube as expensive as the **** hood was?

https://www.amazon.com/All-Glass-Aqu.../dp/B0002AS6TK

Any ideas? My plants and fish have Been sitting in the dark for four days now.
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Does it flicker all the time or just a little when you turn it on? Do you hear a buzzing or a humming while the light is on and flickering?
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