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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2005, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By PetersCreek
That's why I just bought a second 5-lb bottle. ...

That's why I just bought a second 5-lb bottle. Makes for a quick change and I can refill the empty at my leisure. I'd like a ten but the five just fits under in my stand so much better. Easier to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2005, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By PetersCreek
Yep, I use the Omega foods (although not...

Yep, I use the Omega foods (although not exclusively) and I'm satisfied with them. Fish seem to be, too. Of course, I could be a bit biased since Omega is made right here in Alaska out of Alaska...
Forum: Fish 02-04-2005, 07:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,609
Posted By PetersCreek
My current favorites are in my tank...rainbows. ...

My current favorites are in my tank...rainbows. Of those, I'd have to say I favor M. lacustris and the Goyder River trifasciatas. However, my new Peacock Gudgeons are giving them a run for their...
Forum: Fish 02-04-2005, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By PetersCreek
I seem to remember reading a few years ago that...

I seem to remember reading a few years ago that dropping an Alka-Seltzer or two into the specimen container with the fish is a painless way for them to go. The hypoxia puts them to sleep before it...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2005, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,429
Posted By PetersCreek
It didn't take much fiddling with the needle...

It didn't take much fiddling with the needle valve to decide that I wanted a controller. I went with the Pinpoint controller. I'm not knocking the SMS but I had more familiarity and confidence in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-30-2004, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By PetersCreek
Which rocks? Some look like lava or tufa. ...

Which rocks? Some look like lava or tufa. Others are the Back to Nature artificial rock backgrounds.
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2004, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 90,422
Posted By PetersCreek
It's here. It's installed. It's awesome. I'm...

It's here. It's installed. It's awesome. I'm happy.
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2004, 10:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,010
Posted By PetersCreek
I agree that for me, a pH controller is also a...

I agree that for me, a pH controller is also a necessity now. I was just offering an option on how to make Santa's money go a little farther.

By "compressed gas can bite", I meant that it can...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2004, 06:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,010
Posted By PetersCreek
You don't really need a pH controller but it sure...

You don't really need a pH controller but it sure makes life easier. I started my CO2 system without one but added a Pinpoint controller within a couple of months. However, some folks successfully...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2004, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 90,422
Posted By PetersCreek
According to the UPS website, my Eheim 2026 is on...

According to the UPS website, my Eheim 2026 is on the truck for delivery as I type this. Am I #89?
Forum: DIY 11-26-2004, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By PetersCreek
Something else to consider is something like...

Something else to consider is something like Reflectix Foil Insulation (http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=13357-56291-13357), which I bought from Lowe's. At 5/16" thick, it has...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-18-2004, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,970
Posted By PetersCreek
I would say yes, ABS is fine. MagDrive...

I would say yes, ABS is fine. MagDrive submersible pump housings are are made of the stuff. Additionally, this article (http://www.aquarticles.com/articles/management/Lawler_Aquascaping.html) lists...
Forum: Lighting 11-09-2004, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By PetersCreek
I'm currently running three 40W NOs over my...

I'm currently running three 40W NOs over my 90-gal using an IceCap 430. According to the article on the IceCap site, my output runs about 20% under an equivalent 660 setup...but still much brighter...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2004, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By PetersCreek
To confirm what others have supposed, PTFE is the...

To confirm what others have supposed, PTFE is the material known as Teflon (as is Goretex, BTW). Various manufacturers' literature state that it is chemically inert, insoluable in all known...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-28-2004, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By PetersCreek
Well, based on the pH and KH values you provided...

Well, based on the pH and KH values you provided (and assuming you haven't added non-carbonate buffers), your CO2 content is about 3ppm. That's a normal figure for water at equilibrium...but not for...
Forum: Substrate 10-21-2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By PetersCreek
That just might work. I cleaned the glass with a...

That just might work. I cleaned the glass with a magnetic pad after setting up my new tank and found several flourite nuggets attached to it. I don't know if it's uniformly magnetic but it might...
Forum: Lighting 10-20-2004, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By PetersCreek
JCS, I have an AGA 90-gal I just established at...

JCS, I have an AGA 90-gal I just established at the first of the month. I have and recommend the IceCap VHO setup...but you don't have to use VHO bulbs. I'm running three NO T12 sunlight bulbs...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-12-2004, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By PetersCreek
Hitchhikers

In a new tank, add flourite, mopani wood, a few rocks, and almost 90 gallons of water. A few days later, there are four tiny green sprouts...each a single lanceolate form leaf. My first...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-10-2004, 01:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,638
Posted By PetersCreek
Man-oh-man-oh-man...the wife and I already have a...

Man-oh-man-oh-man...the wife and I already have a trip to her home planned just a couple of months after that so I don't think we'll be able to swing a trip so close in timing. We'd sure love it...
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