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Seems the light from my single fluorescent tube is no where near as bright as it used to be. It is only a few months old. Is the cause likely to be the tube or ballast (or something else)?
 

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Modest light fixture - 15 watt, 18". I have no meter, this is just my own perception. I can tell you that I can look directly at the tube when on, and it is not annoying. Before, it was too bright to tolerate. Areas of the tank once well lit are barely lit now.
 

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It was the tube, not the ballast. Significantly brighter, and this one is 6700K. Big difference in what everything looks like. Plants are considerably more green in appearance. Will be interesting to see if plant growth improves noticeably.
 
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