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    Mel
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    weird behavior?

    It is incredible how habitual these marine fish are!

    I was doing some maintenance today along with a VHO bulb swap and managed to fry my Icecap 660 . The fish were mostly in "sleep" mode all day except for the chromis that seem to be the early risers. I managed to get some response while feeding as they all came out for a munch, but they are right back to sleep mode again! Even the clown went back to his low-current corner. I guess I better fix this ballast so I don't stress the fish.

    As a side note, when running an electronic ballast, make sure your endcaps are on tight and that ALL bulbs are installed before firing. The Icecap has a protection for open circuit on the output but I tried to light the system a few times concecutively thinking the problem was my timer. Doing this fried the varistors in the ballast. Basically, if the lights flash once for about .5 second then go out totally until you reapply power, disconnect the power and check your connections and possible faulty bulb.

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    That is very good advice on the Ice caps!!
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    Is your unit warrantied?
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    :lol:
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    Huh?!!! What happened now? Where did my post go?!!

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    eh, what happened?
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    you made me look a fool, i wanna retract my smiley
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    must be something to do with a mod :evillaugh
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    Greg,,I dont know were it went but i had a chance to read it
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    I wish the ballast was under warrantee. It's a Coralife ballast but uses an Icecap 660 (rebranded I guess). Shouldn't be too tough to repair however, looks like a simple switching power supply.

    I guess the post I missed must have been good (or bad) seeing that it was removed

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