Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-16-2012, 11:36 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
JLH-l3ioCub3's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 313
Refugium light issue

Hey everyone, I have a Coralife mini aqua light 11" T5 fixture that I've replaced bulbs on 3 times in 9 months. First ones lasted about 6 months, second set lasted 3 months and the last set I replaced 2 weeks ago and they just went out....
Anyone else have this problem with this fixture? Is there something I can do to fix it?
Either way, I'll take recommendations on a new one that will last.

JLH-l3ioCub3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
fort384's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
I am using an $8 dollar shop light fixture with a screw in CFL bulb...

Sounds to me like your T5 might have a bad starter or ballast. Bulbs need to be replaced about every 12 months to get the full output of the bulb, but they should not go out even at 2 years or so.
fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote

light, refugium

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will this light grow plants? mitchfish Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 03-22-2012 12:08 AM
Gurgling tank issue Ncts General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 03-19-2012 07:51 PM
blue actinic light zypher General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 28 03-17-2012 12:34 PM
leaking sump/refugium Mrc8858 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 03-16-2012 01:42 PM
DIY Sump/Refugium question... nicholz DIY Projects 0 03-16-2012 02:12 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.