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post #16 of 144 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 11:51 PM
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What plan is that covering the rock that they seem to like digging around in looks cool
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post #17 of 144 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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What plan is that covering the rock that they seem to like digging around in looks cool

The plant on the rock is fissidens. They do like digging through it.

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post #18 of 144 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 11:46 PM
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Can someone take a picture on how the light connects to the tank? I'm looking at getting an extra light but I'm confused on how the new one would hook on.

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Can someone take a picture on how the light connects to the tank? I'm looking at getting an extra light but I'm confused on how the new one would hook on.

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A second light should fit on there easily. You just put that clear bracket over the lip of the tank and tighten the clear plastic screws in the back of the bracket to hold it in place.

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Hey I just thought of a good way to keep shrimps out of the filter after finding 5 babies ( still alive ) in mine. I covered the whole thing with pantyhose. Idk if my picture is going to upload or not cause i'm on my phone but if it doesnt ill show you once my internet goes back on. I originally put sponge in the first chamber but it greatly reduced flow.

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Hey I just thought of a good way to keep shrimps out of the filter after finding 5 babies ( still alive ) in mine. I covered the whole thing with pantyhose. Idk if my picture is going to upload or not cause i'm on my phone but if it doesnt ill show you once my internet goes back on. I originally put sponge in the first chamber but it greatly reduced flow.

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Yes I have sponge in the 1st chamber too and it cut the flow in half. After running just one week I had to take the filter out and clean the tiny slice of sponge in the first chamber.

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my internet just came back on ill get a pic for you right now...btw check out my Official EBI club in the equipment forum....would Love to have you join and support the group. Hurry up and you could be member #2

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here you go...sorry it took long I had to make it look good lol I love taking pictures.




Covered the whole thing in pantyhose and then tucked it into the top. Dont mind all of the garbage stuck to the intake, I just messed with my tank a whole bunch. After this initial cleaning I dont think ill have to clean it for a while, maybe once every other wc

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That looks like a good idea. Is it double or just single layer?

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Thanks, I am going to have to go buy some black knee highs and give it a shot.

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Yup, I might have to as well. The one in the pic is like purple lol.

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The light on my EBI went out last night. I can't seem to find a replacement bulb listed any where. Does anyone know if Home Depot or someplace like that have a bulb that will work?

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I do want to add that the customer service at Pet Solutions RULES! I bought my EBI from them. The first one was damaged in shipping, I called them and they sent out a replacement that day.

I just called them about my light and she said she would contact the manufacture and have them ship me out a replacement.

I did find replacement bulbs at Dr's Foster & Smith but they are back ordered until Jan 31. I may have to rig something up over the tank so my plants don't suffer while I wait for a light.

On the bright side I "think" I saw the first baby crystal shrimp in the EBI this morning. How ever I didn't have my glasses on and the light was out so I can't say for sure lol

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Shrimplet visual confirmed! The 1st of I hope many crystal babies in the EBI

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