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    Electric Current Control for Kalk Reactor Motor IceCap150

    Yes. Before the OP, I ordered this: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0714FFG4F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It did not work at all, like many of the reviewers said. It was essentially an on/off switch, and even when off, it "flickered" on. Useless. The variable knob...
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    Electric Current Control for Kalk Reactor Motor IceCap150

    Ugh, I'm not good at soldering, so I'll most hope another magnet does the trick. Thanks for the help.
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    Electric Current Control for Kalk Reactor Motor IceCap150

    Nothing is loose in the base, not sure what you mean by a "œprocedure issue." I have it on a timer to come on for 3 minutes every 90 minutes. After 5-30 seconds in the on mode the magnet will sling off the side. I will try different magnets. What are the voltage reduction options?
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    Electric Current Control for Kalk Reactor Motor IceCap150

    I have an IceCap 150 Kalk Reactor that is giving me problems. The magnetic stirrer slings off the motor even at the lowest setting. At first I thought it was that the reactor was not level, but this is not the case. What kind of device can reduce the current even further for me to run the...
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    Reliable LED lighting

    For anyone else running AI Sol Blue: I bought three in May 2011 1st one had to get refurbished in May 2015 2nd in Feb 2016 3rd in Jun 2016 All 3 already having problems again. So I suspect you have a useful life of 4-5 years out of an AI Sol Blue, and due to repair time and lack of parts, and...
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    Reliable LED lighting

    My LFS just told me today that one brand bought the other (I forgot which), but they keep separate product lines.
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    Reliable LED lighting

    Well, I'd like to get that offer! Can you PM the details (AI Hydra)? I'd consider staying with AI for that deal.
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    Reliable LED lighting

    Correct--the AI Sol line is very old, and parts are difficult to come by. So when I would send one in, they could not tell me when it would be repaired. Sometimes, they would send it back without telling me it was done, with no phone call or written invoice or description of what work was...
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    Reliable LED lighting

    I've had it with my three AI Sol Blue lights. I bought them new in 2011, and they have all been rebuilt/refurbished in 2015 or 2016. Now they're all acting up again. Refurb times for each light were erratic, and customer support became worse with each call. Unreliable all around for that...
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    GetTankedAquariums ?

    Still not funny. I've been doing business with Garry for nearly a decade.
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    GetTankedAquariums ?

    Turns out Garry was very ill, and passed away Monday March 9th of kidney failure. RIP, friend. George, the new owner of GetTanked is now running the business. Best of luck to him, and my sincere condolences.
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    GetTankedAquariums ?

    I have been unable to contact Garry at GetTanked Aquariums.com for 2 weeks or so. Phone, email, and website no luck. Does anyone know if he suddenly fell ill or went out of business?
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    Filter Bag - Micron Size and Type

    What size of bag is too small or too large to use? I've been using 100 micron for the last 2 months, which I like so far, but I would like to try some other sizes. I read (on this forum, I think) that someone uses 25 micron and gets outstandingly clear water. Is there a size too small that will...
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    Ballast -- 55w 65w ?

    I have an old "Southbay Lighting" product. As far as I can tell, this company is out of business. I bought the hood in 2000. I am trying to figure out if I can put 65w bulbs in place of 55w bulbs. This original hood has four 55w square pin CF bulbs. I don't know anything about lighting, and...
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    "Ideal" Water Parameters

    Yes, Mg=1000 vice 1.0 Do you get the same test results on a new batch of IO as me? Based on 1.025: pH 8.3 kH 11 Ca 325-350 Mg 1000 NO3 5 PO4 0
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