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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By RoyalFizbin
That hole is definitely drilled too high. The...

That hole is definitely drilled too high. The hole is supposed to be in a position where it will be below the paintball tanks o-ring when it's screwed together. That hole is there to make it easier...
Forum: Substrate 08-13-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 696
Posted By RoyalFizbin
Don't listen to them. MTS are a plague that...

Don't listen to them. MTS are a plague that you'll never rid yourself of. At first you think there are only a few but eventually you get over run with them. I tore down a tank and bleached it...
Forum: Substrate 07-16-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By RoyalFizbin
Bought a small bag of the black sand and doing...

Bought a small bag of the black sand and doing some water testing. Washed about half cup with tap water, drained it and then soaked it in RO water. My RO water started at TDS 10. Initial test...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-11-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,479
Posted By RoyalFizbin
Now that I think harder about it, I think I know...

Now that I think harder about it, I think I know what might have happened. About 2 years ago I changed all the plants in the tank, I got rid of Christmas moss and planted subwassertang and dwarf...
Forum: Substrate 07-10-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By RoyalFizbin
Saw it in the black sand version today at a...

Saw it in the black sand version today at a petsmart. Says on the back that it might or might not contain minerals that will affect the ph. Tells you to monitor and adjust accordingly. Anybody...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-10-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,479
Posted By RoyalFizbin
Long term inbreading leading to population crash?

Hey guys I had a colony of cherry shrimp which I stared about 10 years ago. This started with a purchase of 12 shrimp which eventually became hundreds of shrimp for many years but for the last two...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By RoyalFizbin
You're right. I can see that now after clicking...

You're right. I can see that now after clicking the view full size bar.
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By RoyalFizbin
that solenoid looks like a cheap ebay model. The...

that solenoid looks like a cheap ebay model. The thread might not be 1/4 npt but rather parallel thread or 1/4 pt. The hole does not taper like npt threads do. You can actually force fit it with...
Forum: DIY 07-14-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,020
Posted By RoyalFizbin
I never said anything about there being needle...

I never said anything about there being needle valves included. Just like this diy manifold, you would have to install your own needle valves. A manifold is just a block of metal with threaded...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By RoyalFizbin
Super lube and lube tube are two silicone lubes...

Super lube and lube tube are two silicone lubes that I see in hardware stores and auto parts stores. You can also find silicone lube where paintball products are sold. There's also silicone fishing...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By RoyalFizbin
Well what ever it is, there probably isn't a...

Well what ever it is, there probably isn't a stainless for it. I've seen t. Thas asked before.
The difference isn't 1 mm. What I've seen in some pictures is sometimes people with too small of a...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By RoyalFizbin
Wow, just take a ruler or tape measure to it. ...

Wow, just take a ruler or tape measure to it. The aquaclear 70 and up use a much bigger tube than the 50 and lower. I have forced a 16 mm stainless pre filter on a 50 before. 16 is the largest...
Forum: DIY 07-13-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,020
Posted By RoyalFizbin
I don't see a good reason to build a PVC manifold...

I don't see a good reason to build a PVC manifold when you can buy a much stronger, more attractive and more compact aluminum one for under 12 dollars. Search air manifold on amazon and there are...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By RoyalFizbin
There's no reason why you can't use it. Swap the...

There's no reason why you can't use it. Swap the gauge and you should be set. You can even use the current one but it will be hard to tell precisely how many psi you're using. Dual stage is better...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By RoyalFizbin
From what I just googled, you have a single stage...

From what I just googled, you have a single stage regulator that used to be sold at harbor freight. It has a flow gauge and not a pressure gauge which is what you need. You'll have to change the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-06-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By RoyalFizbin
Have you looked at pictures? Its pretty had to...

Have you looked at pictures? Its pretty had to confuse something for a tiger shrimp of any color. Ninja shrimp look very different.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-02-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By RoyalFizbin
It's not about how many tests you can do but how...

It's not about how many tests you can do but how long the chemicals can be stored. You see stories here all the time about people getting inaccurate results from old test kits. You can't really...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-02-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 839
Posted By RoyalFizbin
I think perhaps you've never used purigen. There...

I think perhaps you've never used purigen. There is only one common bag easily acquired that will hold the tiny purigen particles. It's the seachem "the bag" and its bigger than the 100ml bags. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-02-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 839
Posted By RoyalFizbin
This is what I would try. Cut the bag and then...

This is what I would try. Cut the bag and then using a piece of aluminium foil on the top and bottom, I would use a clothes iron to try and seal it back together.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,356
Posted By RoyalFizbin
The sun sun intake tubes are made of several...

The sun sun intake tubes are made of several pieces that slip together to make a sliding adjustable length tube. Normally for a fish tank this is not a problem because the joints are usually under...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By RoyalFizbin
Find a place that sells aquaflora cell cultured...

Find a place that sells aquaflora cell cultured plants. Guaranteed to be free of any anything. They come in sealed plastic cups. Kind of expensive but the portions are very generous. They survive...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-08-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By RoyalFizbin
I've done it before. Take the unit outside and...

I've done it before. Take the unit outside and hose down the coils and clean out the water tray and you'll be fine. The water should be almost as good as distilled. It's
gonna be many times...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By RoyalFizbin
I had this problem when I first got my sunsun...

I had this problem when I first got my sunsun 302. The problem on mine was with the barb in the picture. It wasn't moulded very cleanly and the two halves of the mould left a line of plastic that...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By RoyalFizbin
Remove the whole tube assembly from the filter...

Remove the whole tube assembly from the filter with the sponge attached. No need to even unplug the filter. Don't disterb the sponge while it's in the water. Do it quick and have a container ready...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-25-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By RoyalFizbin
It's the coral. Coral is increasing your gh...

It's the coral. Coral is increasing your gh which is also part of your TDS.
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