Hello all !
I am back in this forum after a looooooooooooong time :p
I have a 55 Gallon FW
tank which has a CoraLife 2*65Watts light fixture. The fixture is about 4 years old. The problem with the fixture is it turns off by itself after being on for a couple of minutes. If I tap on the light sharply it turns on and then again turns off. If I turn it off with the switch, and then after a few hours turn it on, it (sometimes) turns on , and then randomly turns off.
I have replaced the bullbs thinking that might be a problem, but replacing the bulbs worked for 2 -3 days and it was back to its faulty behavior. Online research seems to suggest the ballast may have gone bad. Anybody have similar experience , would like to get some confirmation before I invest another $35 for the ballast (especially if that is not the problem)
I have had this issue on and off for last few months, and as a result my plants are mostly dying, I have stopped fertilizing as it is just making algae grow due to lack to light, and as a result my fish are not too happy either. please help!