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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-12-2014, 08:29 PM
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Posted By tarsman013
yup, ammonia is essentially gone, nitrites are...

yup, ammonia is essentially gone, nitrites are now up... though that is to be expected (yay new mini cycle....)

not 100% sure if any of these cause lowered oxygen levels though.

Also I have...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-11-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By tarsman013
ZooMed 501 trouble

I recently replaced a craptastic PFE-3 filter from truaqua in my truaqua ST-320 with a ZooMed 501. Part of doing this, I added more fish than I should have (first nano, used to working on large...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By tarsman013
rubber feet also i would pull it apart and make...

rubber feet
also i would pull it apart and make sure nothing is hitting where it shouldnt be. Maybe give it a good lube with some petroleum jelly ;)
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 870
Posted By tarsman013
I have the Max Mix in my tank... when I am...

I have the Max Mix in my tank... when I am running CO2 (which I havent for awhile) it worked GREAT and in my tank, is SILENT. If you go that route you will want hose clams though... I also recommend...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By tarsman013
nah, never too high gph - unless your fish...

nah, never too high gph - unless your fish require low flow...

I run a 500gph filter and a 400gph powerhead in my 40b
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By tarsman013
you are better off with a spray bar - not sure of...

you are better off with a spray bar - not sure of the tube diameter off hand, but most are common, you can build a spray bar out of PVC (paint black if you want) and then use hose clamps + vaseline...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By tarsman013
the Maxijet 400 is cheaper through amazon ;D ...

the Maxijet 400 is cheaper through amazon ;D
Amazon.com: Marineland ML90509 Maxi-Jet 400 Multi-Use Water Pump and Circulation Pump, 110/500 GPH: Pet Supplies

EDIT: have bought stuff from CLL 100%...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2013, 09:22 PM
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Views: 173,298
Posted By tarsman013
my 304b holds a crap ton, easily a liter or so...

my 304b holds a crap ton, easily a liter or so per basket :eek:
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2013, 10:42 PM
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Views: 173,298
Posted By tarsman013
Honestly i got my skimmer working pretty easy -...

Honestly i got my skimmer working pretty easy - took some black plastic and bent it around a few of the fins then use it to hole the skimmer in place with tension from the intake tube. Works VERY...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By tarsman013
i dont think it can if you are getting the one...

i dont think it can if you are getting the one with the UV as the UV bulb goes down through those holes. If you go for the one without the UV, you should be fine. Mine has the UV, so I do not know,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-24-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,294
Posted By tarsman013
the glass is ok at best - VERY slight green tint...

the glass is ok at best - VERY slight green tint (to be expected really...). Feels strong enough to get beat on a little. Does not scratch very easy from what i have seen.

Word of warning to...
Forum: Plants 11-24-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By tarsman013
ludwigia - any variety pretty much stuff will...

ludwigia - any variety pretty much
stuff will grow just about anywhere.

potamogetons (sold as bulbs at walmart if you want) - considered a pond weed, will grow essentially in anything - crispus...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By tarsman013
purigen, pot scrubbies, sponges, ceramic media

purigen, pot scrubbies, sponges, ceramic media
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-23-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By tarsman013
i got food from kensfish AMAZING food for...

i got food from kensfish
AMAZING food for unbeatable prices - my fish love it (too much)
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By tarsman013
FYI it is dead now for anyone checking

FYI it is dead now for anyone checking
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By tarsman013
have a SUNSUN 304b it is not horrible, but do...

have a SUNSUN 304b
it is not horrible, but do not expect the claimed 525gph flow. For the money I think it is worth it. I have one on my 40b and have it PACKED with media, which is frankly an...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By tarsman013
yes, Petco does $1/gal sale up to 55gal you want...

yes, Petco does $1/gal sale up to 55gal you want the aqueon tanks though, the tetra ones leave a lot to be desired :\
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 173,298
Posted By tarsman013
truaqua sells parts fwiw :)

truaqua sells parts fwiw :)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-15-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,294
Posted By tarsman013
Also just got one in the mail... the PFE-3 from...

Also just got one in the mail... the PFE-3 from their website fits with room to spare (once you remove the door completely. It is a very nice tank (the 6.6) and will probably be ordering one of the...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 173,298
Posted By tarsman013
one of the mini canisters that do 80gph may do...

one of the mini canisters that do 80gph may do you better (zoomed 501 for instance).
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By tarsman013
+1 for sunsun 304b unbeatable for the price!

+1 for sunsun 304b unbeatable for the price!
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By tarsman013
never thought of doing that.... hmmmmm getting me...

never thought of doing that.... hmmmmm getting me thinking haha!
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 173,298
Posted By tarsman013
Yeah, mine made a big difference. I also found...

Yeah, mine made a big difference. I also found that pot scrubbies REALLY slow down the flow so I ended up ordering a couple more of the sponges for cheap from sunsun and used a metric crap ton of...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By tarsman013
any opinions of the Finnex versions such as the...

any opinions of the Finnex versions such as the Max-300 as it is only like 18 bucks from kensfish
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By tarsman013
this is what i use! They also will work as a...

this is what i use! They also will work as a siphon even if no power, so i use it to start the siphon and then the grate on the pump stops anything from being sucked in, then i just move the pump...
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