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Forum: DIY 05-28-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,365
Posted By Grubs
To my knowledge we dont have Pythons here in...

To my knowledge we dont have Pythons here in Australia (well I've never seen one).. so this is a handy DIY.
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,810
Posted By Grubs
Cutting fins off the impeller seems a drastic...

Cutting fins off the impeller seems a drastic measure.

Another simple option to reduce the flow is to shortcircuit a proportion of the filter outflow back into the suction side. Put a "T" into...
Forum: DIY 05-26-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 29,638
Posted By Grubs
Here in Australia our local hardware store stocks...

Here in Australia our local hardware store stocks $25.00 timer boards that have a digital timer on one end with 4 outlets that are independently controlled. You can set up to 4 on/off cycles for...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-19-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,721
Posted By Grubs
We dont say Pop. We dont say Soda. We dont...

We dont say Pop.
We dont say Soda.
We dont say Coke (unless you actually want a Coke).

Growing up - we called them "Soft Drink" for a generic term (as opposed to beer and wine which were never...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-13-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Grubs
Possibly Aphids? There are a number of aphids...

Possibly Aphids? There are a number of aphids that specialise in attacking emergent aquatic plants. They are sap feeders. I was infested so badly at one point that I cut all my plants 2" below the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-08-2008, 12:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,725
Posted By Grubs
No they are not. Bloodworms are non-biting...

No they are not.

Bloodworms are non-biting midge larvae (family Chironomidae). Not mosquitos at all.
Forum: Plants 02-10-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,290
Posted By Grubs
#9 Potamogeton australiensis - yours is only the...

#9 Potamogeton australiensis - yours is only the second time I've seen it in a planted tank. The first is mine (http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2007.cgi?&op=showcase&category=1&vol=-1&id=53)....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Grubs
+1 corixid hatchling...

+1 corixid hatchling (http://images.google.com/images?q=corixidae). aka Water Boatman
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-06-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Grubs
I wouldnt be too fussed about raising the KH. ...

I wouldnt be too fussed about raising the KH.

My tapwater (and tankwater) is between 0 and 1 dKH.

My CO2 is on a timer so its only on during the daylight hours. pH is around 6.0 at its lowest....
Forum: Fish 02-06-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,711
Posted By Grubs
I have a school of 70-80 threadfins in a 6x2x2...

I have a school of 70-80 threadfins in a 6x2x2 (along with some corys and about 40 spotted blue-eyes).

My Tank Journal (http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showthread.php?t=2541) is on another forum...
Forum: Fish 02-04-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
Posted By Grubs
You are both wrong. The plant's name is...

You are both wrong.

The plant's name is Rotala wallichii with a double "i" on the end.

RO-TALA WALL- EE-CHEE-EYE would be closer (note that I'm not saying this is the only correct...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-31-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Grubs
Each drop from the test kit is 1 german degree of...

Each drop from the test kit is 1 german degree of hardness

Your GH is 22 dGH
Your KH is 12 dKH

To convert from german degrees to ppm just multiply by 17.9
Forum: Lighting 01-31-2008, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,271
Posted By Grubs
I would work on removing the remnants of the blue...

I would work on removing the remnants of the blue plastic film.

You might be surprised how good the reflector underneath is. On a couple of your photos it looks like 90% of the reflective surface...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By Grubs
I'm glad you posted. I was about to buy the...

I'm glad you posted.

I was about to buy the on-reg counter/splitter and I was thinking of using mineral oil or glycerine instead of water specificially because I thought if the checkvalve leaked...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Grubs
Most people I know think that keeping an aquarium...

Most people I know think that keeping an aquarium makes you a nerd.

Growing plants in it makes you a super-nerd.

Keeping a variety of aquatic mosses ..... uber-nerd.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-23-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Grubs
For many test kits 1 drop = 1 dGH. So...

For many test kits 1 drop = 1 dGH.

So perhaps you have quite hard water with the hardness > 20?

FWIW your test kit should tell you what colour change you'll see in the solution. e.g. blue ->...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,293
Posted By Grubs
The typical "head height" pump specification is...

The typical "head height" pump specification is meaningless for canisters.

It doesnt matter if the canister is 10 inches or 10 feet below the tank the head the pump sees is the same. The canister...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-16-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,845
Posted By Grubs
More significantly the site is a HUGE security...

More significantly the site is a HUGE security risk.

I just went there to see what shipping to AU would be and when I went to the checkout I could see all the personal details (address, home...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By Grubs
I would place your equipment on the pressure side...

I would place your equipment on the pressure side (outflow) of the canister to ensure it doesn't leak.

If you turn the canister off, or the power goes out, the water pressure inside your...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-20-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,989
Posted By Grubs
FWIW... the Pet Industry Association of Australia...

FWIW... the Pet Industry Association of Australia (PIAA) has supported banning the I-Pond and the retailer that had it has confirmed the withdrawal of it from sale. LINK...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By Grubs
Sounds fairly normal to me. It is 100%...

Sounds fairly normal to me. It is 100% efficient by design unless gas bubbles are being blown out the bottom end into the tank. A CO2 bubble can form at the top at high gas flow rates causing the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2007, 01:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 888
Posted By Grubs
If it worries you just turn the CO2 down. I know...

If it worries you just turn the CO2 down. I know several experienced growers that have their CO2 on 24/7 with no surface agitation at night. Most people I know that have their CO2 on timers with...
Forum: DIY 11-11-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 54,302
Posted By Grubs
Turning it upside-down shouldn't make much/any...

Turning it upside-down shouldn't make much/any difference because the whole assembly is 3-4ft below water level in the cupboard underneath the tank to start with. Therefore its already under...
Forum: DIY 10-17-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 54,302
Posted By Grubs
Something is wrong with your heater or...

Something is wrong with your heater or installation. I'm wondering if you have an air pocket in the top of the chamber. It is easy to purge the air by just loosening the watertight fitting a tad...
Forum: Lighting 10-16-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Grubs
Electronic control gear for metal halides uses...

Electronic control gear for metal halides uses high frequency switching that may also reek havok with your Ham Radio. I have to buy a new cordless phone because my current 900MHz phone has terrible...
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