IceCap Gyre 2k

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  1. Earl Karl

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    My hands are on its last breath, I'm still drum-rolling.
     

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  3. Earl Karl

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    Wait until February. Still drum rolling.
     
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    We heard from CoralVue this morning that the container arrives January 31 and Marine Depot should have them 5 days later. So we're inching closer!

    Jeff @ Marine Depot
     
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    Any word on an updated price? Or are they still Holding firm?
     
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    ^ Still drum-rolling.
     
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    We explicitly asked about the price since that is a point of contention for some but they did not comment on it in any of our communications about this thread.
     
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    Grr... that makes me so frustrated. I swear to God if they don't change the price to an acceptable one, I'll just buy one just to smash it with a hammer, film it, and send the video to CoralVue.
    That's the only way $100-120 is worth it. I will only accept $90 and below.
    we better get an answer out of this my hands are purple from drum-rolling for almost a month
     
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    This is a touchy topic and frustrating but in all honesty I don't fully blame coralvue. Not trying to bash marine depot or start a war but the woman we spoke to specifically said this was one of the reasons a preorder was not recommended because the pump size and specs were not developed. With that said, I fully agree that anything over 100 dollars is to much IMO. We can get the 3k from our LFS for 130 all day.
     
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    For me with only having a 20 gallon the 1k will be perfect ..... i am willing to pay the price for a product that suits my system
     
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    That will be a perfect fit. I don't think the 1k will keep up with 3k in our 75 but I like how small it is. It would've fit perfect by the over flow. I'm sure it's gonna be a great pump, I love the 3k.
     
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    I'm getting this for my new 29 gallon, so the 3k is a bit too big. Otherwise, I totally would have used it by now.
     
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    After much consideration, I do agree the price should be lower. I know I seemed to support the current expected pricing, but was really still mulling it over in my head. Despite having a similar controller, the flow is just way, way lower than the 3K Gyre.
     
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    The controller is a lot different actually. Totally should drop the price.
     
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    Hope it’s 49.99
     
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    You have to hope. Sounds about right right. All inclusive power head; just “gimme that bc it’s a fare like it used to be brother.”
     
  17. Earl Karl

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    ^:D
     
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    I bought the 3k and installed it at the end of October. First week of December I completely disassembled it and cleaned just like a Coralvue shows in their video. Removed it again for cleaning 2 weeks ago and the impeller surface was deteriorating. I emailed Coralvue, they sent me new motor bushings, drive gears and impeller with shaft free of charge. These parts would normally cost $38 without shipping. I don’t know how many times they will replace these parts but I doubt they will do it again in 3 months. These pumps are not designed to last. I highly doubt it will make it 1 year.
     
  19. Earl Karl

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    Mine still working for me. Hopefully they upgraded the pump to last longer.
     
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    getting closer and closer to the 5th, Is Coralvue still avoiding answering questions on the basics? like if this comes with the updated controller? or a final/updated price to reflect the slower speeds?
     
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