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Old 08-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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Lighting question

Have a 30" Aqueon dual T5. If one lamp goes bad, should they both go out or do I actually have two bad lamps?
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If one burns out, the other one should stay lit. You might have a bad ballast.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
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Got it fixed and actually when one lamp goes bad the other won't come on.
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Thats odd. i just replaced a ballast yesterday in my triple tube. All the bulbs were out at once, but I have had one burn out and the others stayed on. Mine are pretty old, maybe they are built differently now.
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