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Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Mark13
Heater only 6.5" long x 1" wide x ONLY 0.25" thick

Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm Heater, the 25, 50, and 75 watt units are only 6.5" Long x 1" Wide x ONLY 0.25" Thick: BEWARE there is an older model of this unit, not as capable as this one.
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Forum: DIY 10-08-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Mark13
"Anybody know where to get the clear rigid...

"Anybody know where to get the clear rigid tubing? Back in the day, I use to buy it to make siphons. They had various sizes available and every store carried it. Now it seems very few (make that...
Forum: DIY 10-08-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Mark13
Tygon tubing is flexible vinyl tubing, not rigid...

Tygon tubing is flexible vinyl tubing, not rigid tubing. Rigid is stiff like a plastic model kit.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-08-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Mark13
Temp change will cause melt, especially in...

Temp change will cause melt, especially in Crypt's which are very sensitive, but would need to be a very big change downward to the low 50's F. or lower, or upward to mid-90's F., from start point of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Mark13
Yes, that type is horrible. It's accuracy is...

Yes, that type is horrible. It's accuracy is +/-5 degrees F. Throw it away.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Mark13
Use two heaters in case one fails, then the other...

Use two heaters in case one fails, then the other is still keeping the shrimp warm. One at each end of the tank, NOT next to each other.
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However, each filter must be of a wattage to handle...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-12-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Mark13
Keep the filter running, but permanently remove...

Keep the filter running, but permanently remove the carbon, if you are using it. Many planted tank owners don't use carbon. Carbon will absorb and hold many (not all) of the ingredients of fert's. ...
Forum: Fish 09-03-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Mark13
No, not "my choice, my risk". Not at all. This...

No, not "my choice, my risk". Not at all. This is from 15 years of my 30+ years experience. Lots of experience with these two particular fish species living together.
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(35) tanks total. (6) of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark13
Perhaps you could purchase one of these and...

Perhaps you could purchase one of these and modify it to your needs. Or, looking at them will give you an idea for DIY. Two are snail and pest traps, but their features are the same as a fish trap....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark13
Dayolder, . First one NOT WiFi, but after...

Dayolder,
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First one NOT WiFi, but after that the rest are WiFi Capable.
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(1.) Not WiFi, but I think everything else is covered......
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark13
Diana, . Plastic Clips to retain a flexible...

Diana,
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Plastic Clips to retain a flexible aquarium hose/tubing to a bucket and to the top rim of the aquarium:
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Amazon.com : Ultra Hose Clips - 2 pk : Aquarium Supplies : Pet Supplies
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark13
One kind of ready-made siphon with pump attached:...

One kind of ready-made siphon with pump attached:

http://jehmco.com/html/safety_siphon_aquarium_drain.html
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark13
Diana, I have had these power strips (link...

Diana,

I have had these power strips (link below) on my tanks for 10 years. Each outlet has its own individual switch. So, if you want to turn off only one device, and leave everything else on,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark13
HOB filter with gravel vacuum attachment: ...

HOB filter with gravel vacuum attachment:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=24111
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HOB Cannister filter (small) with available gravel vacuum attachment:
HOT Magnum ...
Forum: Fish 09-02-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Mark13
I have had Angelfish with Rasboras for 15 years. ...

I have had Angelfish with Rasboras for 15 years.
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Four of my tanks are (1) to (2) breedings pairs of 6" to 8" Angelfish with (50) to (150) Harlequin Rasbora and Espii Rasbora. Even when I have...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-02-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By Mark13
The trick is to imagine yourself naked, and...

The trick is to imagine yourself naked, and everyone is looking at you. No wait, that may be backwards.......
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That old BS advice is BS anyway.
Forum: Fish 09-02-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By Mark13
Lethargic Sterbai Cory's

I have a lot of experience with Cory's, breeding them, and just enjoying them. I suspect the high pH of 7.8, the general water quality (at home and at store), or something that was fed to them at...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Mark13
When does a hobby become an obsession? About...

When does a hobby become an obsession?

About three months before you asked this question............
Forum: Plants 06-20-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Mark13
Plant ID.

Looks like a fast growing Hygrophyllia, but I can't remember exactly with one.
Forum: Plants 06-20-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Mark13
Removing parts of a Dwarf Sag "carpet".

The Dwarf Sag plants are connected together with runners, and intertwined with their roots. The best way to reduce the number of plants is to cut thru those roots and runners with a sharp steak...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,588
Posted By Mark13
I use a remote control to turn the pump on and...

I use a remote control to turn the pump on and off. I use the kind made for outdoor Christmas decorations, a green plastic housing with (3) to (6) plugs in it with a (25) foot green cord, a plug-in...
Forum: Algae 01-08-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Mark13
The round spots are signifiers of a nutrient...

The round spots are signifiers of a nutrient defficiency. The long, spear-like ones look like scars, caused by physical damage to the leaf tissue at some point in the plants life.

I have s
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Mark13
Exclamation Cobalt heater making "popping" noise. STOP using it.

:angryfireSTOP STOP STOP using it immediately, right now, yesterday.

Unplug it, leave it in the tank for 30 to 45 minutes to allow it to cool down (in case it was in the heating cycle), then...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By Mark13
Aquarium-safe, water-proof reticulated foam for filters

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=4948081&highlight=#post4948081


Sources for aquarium foam (water-proof reticulated foam). And, a very good description of water-proof...
Forum: DIY 12-28-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By Mark13
Aquarium-safe, water-proof reticulated foam for filters.

Sources for aquarium foam (water-proof reticulated foam). And, a very good description of water-proof reticulated aquarium foam, from AngelsPlus.com:

"Many of these Hamburg Mattenfilter style...
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