View Full Version : Aqua-Medic ballast question (250w hqi)

10/18/2007, 01:51 PM
Hey all!
I am possibly going to buying a ballast/light combo from a seller on here. He says the ballast is screwing up, but might be fixable. The ballast will strat to fire the bulb, but will start making a "thumping" noise 15 seconds into it. The ballast will still be on, but the bulb will not stay lit. Any ideas what is going on?
Thanks a ton!-Adam
his quote
"i will tur nthe light on, it will light up and start to warm up. about 10-15 seconds into the warm up the ballast will start to make a fast thumping sound and then the light will turn off. the ballast is still on, but the light isn't"

10/18/2007, 05:45 PM

10/22/2007, 11:41 AM
sounds like the ballast needs replaced. might want to consider the difficulty of ascertaining this ballast before buying the fixture.