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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Rubiconrider
I ended up getting together 7 yo yo loaches. ...

I ended up getting together 7 yo yo loaches.
They did the bulk of the job.
I am down to 3 yo yo's now.
They are keeping the snail population under control.
It was fun to watch all 7.
I also...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By Rubiconrider
Acrylic lily pipe? Where can I find it? and...

Acrylic lily pipe? Where can I find it?
and thanks for the suggestion
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2008, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By Rubiconrider
What to do? What is your preferred canister intake and output hardware?

I just picked up a used Eheim 2028 on CL...no tubes, hoses, strainers or spraybars were included.
Before I purchase any parts, I wanted some opinions on how to get the tank water in and out.

My...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2008, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 85,806
Posted By Rubiconrider
Picked up a 2028 on CL

That makes me #331!!!
Now I just need to download a manual, buy some parts, and hook it all up!
Should be fun!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-11-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Rubiconrider
Thanks for the great info and piece of mind :)

Thanks for the great info and piece of mind :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-11-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Rubiconrider
PH changing daily - resulting from CO2 injection? - Bad for fish?

Hey there...started injecting CO2 this weekend. checked PH in the AM, prior to CO2 system starting (it's on a timer) - reading was 7.6
By the end of the day Sunday...PH was reading 6.6.
same thing...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Rubiconrider
I can see how I can use this in place of a...

I can see how I can use this in place of a powerhead, but I think I want the water movement the powerhead will give me.
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Rubiconrider
It's 60 gal...I am leaning towards the power...

It's 60 gal...I am leaning towards the power head...I want to mount it down low so the outgoing water will push debris off the bottom and towards the filter intake.
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Rubiconrider
Thanks for the heads up, I'll read up on this...

Thanks for the heads up, I'll read up on this forum...didn't know about till you posted.
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Rubiconrider
CO2 into filter output pipe or through powerhead...

Hey there,
I will begin injecting C02 for the first time.
The two options I am considering are above .

Please don't post responses regarding, diffusers, reactors, mazzei(?), etc. I'm not trying...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-03-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Rubiconrider
Thanks for all the great feedback. At first, I...

Thanks for all the great feedback.
At first, I didn't think I'd get any replies but you all came through!

I tried to amend the poll to add two more choices "Nuke 'em with copper" & "gas those...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Rubiconrider
60 gal tall and too many snails - Tear it down or not?

My tank has been set up and running for about 2 yrs. This past spring, trumpet snails were accidentally introduced while putting in new plants. They multiplied as only snails can do and were...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,699
Posted By Rubiconrider
I am particularly fond of the Kribensis...

I am particularly fond of the
Kribensis (http://aquariumlore.blogspot.com/2006/04/kribensis.html)

http://photos1.blogger.com/hello/233/10083/640/Kriben5.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2008, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,147
Posted By Rubiconrider
No luck there...it seems to be an odd model...

No luck there...it seems to be an odd model number...I'd like to find a dual stage regulator though.
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,147
Posted By Rubiconrider
Can I use this regulator...Victor Regulator, Model # SR4F-320

I can't seem to find the other models posted, so I am thinking of getting this...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Rubiconrider
Smile 4 places to buy a valve

Try here (http://www.aquabotanicstore.com/Fabco_inline_needle_valve_p/nv55.htm)
or here (http://wcf.com/co2iron/)
or here (http://www.sumoregulator.com/index.html)
or even here...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By Rubiconrider
I've run small and large biowheel filters for...

I've run small and large biowheel filters for years - none have ever slowed down and\or stopped. They work as designed and have their place in our hobby.
In my 60 gal tank I am running a Penguin...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Rubiconrider
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Rubiconrider
Question Can I hook up a co2 reactor to my Magnum 350

Hey there,
In my ongoing research as to how to set up a pressurized co2 system, as simply as possible, I have seen mention of using\connecting a cannister filter to a regulator.
I am inclined to go...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Rubiconrider
Thumbs down CO2 newbie - ?'s RE reactors, PH and Emperor 400

Hey there…this is my first post and although I've searched and read, I still have three questions.

I've got a 65 gal tall tank with a Magnum 350 and a Emperor 400 filter. I planted it about a...
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