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    Counterfeit or Real?

    Thanks, I did call and they said that it is a real sicce, and they don't sell knock offs, but it really doesn't look like a real one to me. I know that Sicce does make some OEM pumps, and perhaps this is one of those?
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    Counterfeit or Real?

    I received a new pump in today to replace my trusty but failing skimmer pump. It was supposed to be a Sicce PSK 2500 w/ pinwheel and venturi. The venturi feature does not have enough sunction and the pump seems to be less powerful than my last one. It also looks significantly different than the...
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    LED Troubleshooting

    Im running this driver: The chips won't both run in parallel. Only the last chip lights in the chain.
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    LED Troubleshooting

    OK I have completely revamped the LED system with new multichips and new Meanwell drivers on a 5up board. I have a couple of questions about running the LEDs in parallel. I have gotten them to run in series but they were too dim IMO. So I tried to use the calculator here...
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    LED Troubleshooting

    This looks identical to my driver: http://www.dx.com/p/50w-led-driver-circuit-input-85-265v-output-22-26v-2300ma-42805#.U0ohhPldXD4 so according to this it's, 22-26V, 2300mA. That does seem like it's very high current, would it be ok to run two 50w led chips with this driver? I know I should...
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    LED Troubleshooting

    Do the LEDs get more sensative over time to temperature, as the temperature outside heats up the AC has a bit of trouble keeping up. On both the occasions I found the room to be a bit warm, say maybe 74-76 F instead of the usual 71-72F. Normally when the room gets hot the lamps will just shut...
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    LED Troubleshooting

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    LED Troubleshooting

    Hi I got two LED multichips and both have failed within days of each other after a year of flawless service. One of them is still kinda of running here's the circumstances of events. The colors started flashing like crazy and then went completely blue. Now only the blue inner and outer rows are...
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    Nudibranch ID

    Yes I do have green zooanthids and he was crawling on the rocks about 6 inches away from a colony. So I guess thats why he was so green, he had just had dinner and was running to digest the meal. Hopefully he was the only one.
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    Nudibranch ID

    Hi I just found this little guy cruising the live rock. It has bright green "branches" when under blue light, cant see much of it with the flash however. I know most of these are not good to have, so I have him in a petri dish for now. So please let me know, should he go back into the tank or...
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    Please help with probe start ballast

    A fire at the ballast maybe?
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    The official Weather Maker beta thread

    Giovanni : This is not opensource I have changed hosting providers. You can still access from www.weathermaker.us
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    Please help with probe start ballast

    Backstory: I normally use a m135 pulse start ballast there are two channels and they operate my 2 lamps. One of the channels has died and refuses to work. When I bought my ballast I accidently bought a standard probe start ballast and kept it as a spare. I have replaced the radium lamp with a xm...
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    The official Weather Maker beta thread

    It appears to be working for me let me know if it works for you.
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