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Old 08-21-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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help with flouresent light

Hey everyone. I have this light that came with my used tank. I don't know the brand, but it looks like an aqueon light. I put a bulb in it, but it didn't turn on. I put the bulb in a different fixture and it worked. I don't have the money to go out and replace it. Is there a way to fix it? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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No real way to fix it next time u but something used make sure everything works before you buy it
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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Well it was free so its not to big of a loss
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Does the light have a starter
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:10 PM   #5
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In the third pic, the round thing in the middle (I think it is the starter) can be twisted off and replaced. They should carry replacements at pet stores, hardware stores, or lighting stores. No sure how much they cost though.
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Thanks! I thought that's what that was. Ill try that.
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It took some pliers and elbow grease, but it came out. I broke it though, so I sure hope its a starter like you guys said.
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It took some pliers and elbow grease, but it came out. I broke it though, so I sure hope its a starter like you guys said.
At least the broken part came out and did not get stuck in the fixture. Just take it up the Home Depot or Lowes and find a replacement in the lighting section. The specifications should be on the starter. The wattage should be on the light bulb itself. Should be inexpensive (I saw them listed at HomeDepot.com for $1.97 a pair).
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Amazon has them also under pet supplies but they cost almost $6 a pair there. Just another option if you have trouble finding them.
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There should be a wattage rating make sure match it.
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