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  1. #1
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    bad news, good news!

    This last few days has be frustrating...my main pump (mag 1800) went on the reef tank and I had to make an emergency trip to town to replace it. This time I bought a extra one! Then I was attempting to wire a ice cap ballest to my vho lights and I fried either the ballest or bulbs or more then likely both
    The good news is ......Spork is much improved and will make it for sure! And I got a tiny queen angel for the 7' tank to go with my flagfin and blueface. I also agreed to let my daughter (22yrs.old) buy a princess parrot fish I know these fish have a dismal recorde of surviving...but she is determined to try. The LFS said it came in accidently and that they wouldn't order them in. (hopefully they're being truthful) We set up a 33 gallon tank for it. It is really a very pale color right now and the face reminds me of a panda's ! If anyone out there has had sucess with these please send any tips this way
    Lynn

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    The bulbs should be OK Lynn. Their just tubes full of gas that current is passed through .. However frying the ballast is a bummer. Glad to hear Spock is improving
    Rob

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    LYNN

    highly unlikely you fried an ICECAP as it has a fuse for safety and a few other safeguards. I've been there so that should be good news for ya.

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    recheck the wires on the icecap. You'll probably have to check everyone and try again. Why do you think you fried the ballast, did you smell or see smoke?

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    Way to go Spork! What a survivor. I'm so glad to hear this. I'm really looking forward to seeing pics of the baby queen angel.

    I had trouble with my IceCap ballast when I was doing the wiring too. They're finicky but pretty hard to kill. I'll bet the worst you have to do is replace that fuse.
    Susan

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    that would be great if the ballest wasn't fried! I'm sure the 4 bulbs are as they was a real sizzle sound and smoke, a few of the bulbs are quite black on the ends. I have rewired (I believe correctly) and I get nothing.
    Here's a pic of my tiny queen...she's no bigger then a quarter, I wouldn't normally have boughten such a tiny one but she has been at the LFS for at least 6 weeks, tells me she's a survivor!
    Lynn

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    Oh she's just precious! It's almost hard to believe that one day she'll be a 12" Queen. It will be interesting watching her change to her adult colouration/markings.
    Susan

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