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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-29-2005, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,847
Posted By equilibrium
Microsword, but use high light to keep it short: ...

Microsword, but use high light to keep it short:

http://www.plantedtank.net/plantprofiles/18/
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2005, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By equilibrium
Hmm.. there are digits before & after but the...

Hmm.. there are digits before & after but the store associate I reached seemed to find the product without them. The full SKU then is: 078275069169.
Forum: DIY 03-29-2005, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By equilibrium
If I understand you right, this is what you're...

If I understand you right, this is what you're looking for:

http://www.automatedaquariums.com/lv_plc.htm
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By equilibrium
Score: Digital Timer for $1.59!

While I was shopping for curtains with my wife at Bed Bath & Beyond, I noticed an Intermatic Digital Timer (15A, 98 on/off settings, 7 day programs/random, rated for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2005, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By equilibrium
I'll third Drs Foster & Smith. I bought 3 pieces...

I'll third Drs Foster & Smith. I bought 3 pieces also. Their Malaysian driftwood really is self-sinking.. very dark (lots of tannins) tho..
Forum: Fish 05-12-2004, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,624
Posted By equilibrium
I'm with wellbiz here. If you plan to buy an...

I'm with wellbiz here. If you plan to buy an oto, I'd ask a local shop what day they receive new shipments and buy one the day before. I would only buy oto's from a local shop. All four I...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2004, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,002
Posted By equilibrium
LOL.. Update: I have received the new...

LOL..

Update: I have received the new impeller cover and installed it. It is running so quietly now that I just checked the flow ball to make sure it was on..

Plus Eheim sent me the coolest...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-07-2004, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,650
Posted By equilibrium
Thank you all for the positive feedback on the...

Thank you all for the positive feedback on the tank! Once I get a little bit more height on my bacopa, rotala, & ludwigia I do plan on making the driftwood more visible.. (great minds think alike ...
Forum: Substrate 05-07-2004, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By equilibrium
Eco-Complete is small relative to regular gravel....

Eco-Complete is small relative to regular gravel. I think over time it would mostly settle to the bottom, until you disturb it again. It would darken the overall appearance of your natural gravel.....
Forum: Tank Journals 05-07-2004, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,650
Posted By equilibrium
Done. It's been a while since the last...

Done.


It's been a while since the last update. Here are my gold barbs enjoying their new home:

http://members.aol.com/aeconomica/goldbarbs.jpg

I also added some red ludwigia. The oto's...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-07-2004, 03:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,609
Posted By equilibrium
One of mine took 2 months to sprout, but it was...

One of mine took 2 months to sprout, but it was worth the wait.. the bulb has put out four separate plants.
Forum: Substrate 05-07-2004, 03:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,787
Posted By equilibrium
If your gravel has some good mulm in it, then you...

If your gravel has some good mulm in it, then you might be OK with regular gravel. However, I would change the substrate.

I did a 100% substrate change on my tank a while ago. I already had a...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2004, 02:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By equilibrium
No worries. My tank was in limbo for months and...

No worries. My tank was in limbo for months and is doing great now..
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2004, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By equilibrium
It sounds like you're doing something very...

It sounds like you're doing something very similar to what I just did. See my journal: http://www.plantedtank.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7427

Hopefully, I'll update it soon. Feel free to ask...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2004, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By equilibrium
When the time comes you should find that the...

When the time comes you should find that the material comes off the wheel quite easily. I really like the Eheim. I reviewed it and noted some problems here: ...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2004, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By equilibrium
The material on the biowheel should contain more...

The material on the biowheel should contain more than enough bacteria. A few weeks ago I changed from an Eclipse 2 to an Eheim 2026. I scrapped the whole Eclipse filter including the pad. I pulled...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2004, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By equilibrium
You should be OK. If your pads are like the...

You should be OK. If your pads are like the Eclipse pads I'm used to seeing, and I'm pretty sure they are, you might want to cut out the carbon completely... Not becuase of leeching issues, but just...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2004, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,600
Posted By equilibrium
I have an Eclipse System 6 that I use for...

I have an Eclipse System 6 that I use for quarantine. It turns over 75 gph, and I don't think the flow is excessive.. Your specs with a Liberty 100 wouldn't be that much different.

I'm with...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2004, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By equilibrium
I'm mostly with Malkore here. One filter is not...

I'm mostly with Malkore here. One filter is not necessarily "better" than another on all counts.. It's a matter of fitness for your application. Emperors are great for a fish only tank. For a...
Forum: Lighting 05-05-2004, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,479
Posted By equilibrium
"Worth it" is up to you. Do you want a better...

"Worth it" is up to you. Do you want a better view of your fish with the lights off?

I don't have any experience with the particular product you linked to, but I do plan to buy one soon. If you...
Forum: Lighting 05-03-2004, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By equilibrium
Your eyes will adjust. I switched from ~5500K to...

Your eyes will adjust. I switched from ~5500K to 6700K and then readded the 5500K in addition to the 6700K.. When the 5500K lights come on (after the 6700K) they give a gross yellow tone.. but it's...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2004, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,002
Posted By equilibrium
I really think that removing the caps and letting...

I really think that removing the caps and letting air in the system is unnecessary. The ball valves are so sturdy I'm not sure how they would "fail" unless you repeatedly beat the double tap...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2004, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By equilibrium
Eheim wet/dry filters are *designed* to exchange...

Eheim wet/dry filters are *designed* to exchange CO2 for oxygen and are therefore not the best choice for a planted tank. I'm not sure how even the flow is on the wet/dry filters but that is...
Forum: Lighting 05-02-2004, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By equilibrium
I didn't go with the retro route becuase I read...

I didn't go with the retro route becuase I read an account of someone getting plastic warping with a 32W CSL kit.. maybe they were just bad at retros or something..



I'm jealous.. :twisted: ...
Forum: Lighting 05-01-2004, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By equilibrium
I know that the retrofit you are talking about...

I know that the retrofit you are talking about has been done successfully (like the nano-reef guy linked on the AHS site).. Would I do it? No, I would purchase individual components.

I also got...
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