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    Workhorse 5 ballast to 96watt CF

    Spent the better part of the afternoon disassembling and changing out the 4 ballasts for the CF's and the fans but I'm now back up and running. Unfortunately 2 of the new bulbs I got were damaged. Thanks for the help!
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    Workhorse 5 ballast to 96watt CF

    Dr Fosters and Smith actually had the blue actinics. I cant see that pic. Do I need to wire 3 red wires from the ballast to the 2 on the fixture going to the bulb? Ill probably upgrade next year, Whats the latest and greatest? I had LEDa few years ago on my small tank but wasnt thrilled...
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    Workhorse 5 ballast to 96watt CF

    I originally asked in the lighting and filtration forum but this is probably the better forum for it. I cant find a diagram showing the workhorse 5 ballast to a 96 watt CF and I assume its because CF are older. I see guys who have used that combo but not how to wire it. Some say use 1 red...
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    Question on power compact ballast

    I'm not seeing a wiring diagram for the workhorse 5 and the 96 watt PC. I'll be using 1 ballast per bulb. Do I use all 4 reds per bulb, or just 3. 2 reds to 1 red wire, and a single to the other, which would equal 96 watts if each red wire carries 32 watts. Does the single yellow just...
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    Question on power compact ballast

    Thanks for the info. Im going to take it down tomorrow and see how many are in it, then just order double what I need so I'll have enough for when it messes up again. PC stuff is getting harder and harder to find. I've seen good reviews on the Fullham which is what you have.
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    Question on power compact ballast

    Yes I know, I need to upgrade my fixture, but does anyone know a ballast that would push the 96 watt bulbs in the old current outer orbit? Im pretty sure when I replaced the halide ballasts that there were 2 PC ballasts and that one ballast pushed 2 of the PC bulbs. I'm a novice with ballasts...
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    DC pumps for skimmers

    Will the new DC hydrofoils pumps work with existing model skimmers such as the 9002 and the 9410? Thanks
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    2 6105's and 7096 all went out

    Thanks for the help, Roger. After my last urchins dies I don't think I'll be adding any back to the tank after this.
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    2 6105's and 7096 all went out

    I think I've found the problem. I wiggled the cords and pulled the fuse on the power supply that has a light like you said, and it looked like the light got brighter and is now working, it will also power up the 7096 and pump. The cord on the other of my 6105's has either rotted or been gnawed...
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    2 6105's and 7096 all went out

    I tried new receptacles last night, also I tried both manually, and took the cover off and tried flicking the impeller with my finger to see if it would make it spin, but neither would do anything. I've also check to make sure water didn't enter, but don't see any signs. Both power supplies have...
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    2 6105's and 7096 all went out

    I pulled 2 6105's out for cleaning tonight, and noticed the pump on outlet 1 that supplies the 7096 wasnt coming on, but the controller was powered up. I swapped power supplies around and then noticed the other pump wouldnt work on the power supply, which meant to me I had a bad power supply...
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    Next Reef SMR1 XL Bio pellet reactor???

    yeah, it has the little dial on the front inlet area.
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    Next Reef SMR1 XL Bio pellet reactor???

    I use the Sicce Syncra Silent with mine.
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    Toadstrool wont open after weeks

    I had one do the same thing. My mine was being picked at by a fish, but it wouldn't do it when I was in the room, since the culprit would act like it was feeding time whenever I came in. I had to peep in to finally catch it in the act.
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