were does my problem lie?


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i have a 175w IC ballast with a 175w 14k xm bulb over my frag tank. this setup (except the bulb) is about 3 years old and the bulb itself is about 9 months old.
today the light didnt turn on. upon further inspection the bulb was lighting but just barely. it was not fully firing. im confused as to what the problem is here. is my ballast screwing up and not supplying sufficent power or is the bulb the most likely candidate like i suspect?
i just need to find and correct the problem quickly because i dont have any other light to put over the frag tank until i get this licked. thanks for any help!