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post #751 of 1323 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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How did you clean your pipes? I'm assuming that they're acrylic seeing that I remembered reading somewhere that they were handmade by a member here
Yes, they are. They were made by Martin (fishykid1). In lieu of a real spring cleaner, I used pipe cleaners, for just that, pipe cleaning. Good as new!

Also, I'm afraid that with a "proper" spring cleaner it may get scratched. Using a fuzzy pipe cleaner may take a few more minutes but it's probably worth it not to have scratched up pipes

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post #752 of 1323 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 06:08 PM
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Using those itty bitty pipe cleaners? Dang you have patience...
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Ha! You know what took patience, arranging those ceramic beads two at a time with 8" forceps!

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Can you simply tie several pipe cleaners to make a mega pipe cleaner?
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Can you simply tie several pipe cleaners to make a mega pipe cleaner?
Ah. Well, I take two pipe cleaners. Then, I put them side by side and twist them together. And then I do this with another two pipe cleaners. And then I twist those together long-ways so that it's twice as long and twice as thick as a regular pipe cleaner. Then I just clean the pipes out. Leaves no scratches on the acrylic whatsoever.

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post #756 of 1323 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 07:01 PM
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What, the diffuser, or the filter tubing between the filter body and pipes?

I'm going to buy a new diffuser sometime soon hopefully.
I was referring to the diffuser, but now that you've told on yourself...

My vote goes to an in-tank diffuser as far as aesthetics. For a tank this size, that and an in-line atomizer are more or less equally efficient.
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I was referring to the diffuser, but now that you've told on yourself...

My vote goes to an in-tank diffuser as far as aesthetics. For a tank this size, that and an in-line atomizer are more or less equally efficient.
Lol

We'll see. Whatever I can find a deal on.

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Why would you upgrade a d5100 to a d7000? They use the exact same Sony made sensor... You won't get upgraded photo or video quality, only a better lens (not worth the money required for upgrade), faster burst rate and a magnesium alloy body with a top LCD screen.
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3+ times more focus points, it's weather sealed, 100% viewfinder coverage, ~60% more battery life, built in focus motor, and especially the second command dial. I was sick of using the (+/-) button to change aperture. Not to mention, I'm not the one paying for it, it's my parents. They offered, so why not!

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Not to mention, I'm not the one paying for it, it's my parents. They offered, so why not!

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welcome to the dark side.
Hehe, I like the dark side so far.

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On another note, do you guys think I should do daily water changes for a few days? Would it be beneficial?

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You would probably be fine doing water changes every other day, but im sure someone would know better.
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You would probably be fine doing water changes every other day, but im sure someone would know better.
Cool. I'll do one tomorrow.

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You can't overdo water changes as long as you supply the proper nutrients and CO2. Daily, every other day, every second day, etc....up to weekly. Do whatever you want. As long as everything is in good balance.
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