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Forum: Equipment   03-17-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By AquaDean
Will do, I'll see Eric this weekend. See you...

Will do, I'll see Eric this weekend.
See you soon too I hope.

Bump: Thanks everyone for confirming what I thought to be true.
Forum: Equipment   03-17-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By AquaDean
Question Aqueon Pro Heaters??

I'm looking at trying out an Aqueon Pro Heater but was just reading that it is adjustable in 4 degree increments. I understand that the increment scale on the heater is in 4 degree increments, but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-29-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By AquaDean
I use the Boyd's Chemi Bags. Super fine mesh and...

I use the Boyd's Chemi Bags. Super fine mesh and really flexible so they conform to the shape of the filter you put them into really easy.
Never had these bags break or any Purigen leak through...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-12-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By AquaDean
I would clean it out really good and water test...

I would clean it out really good and water test it. Be sure it's well supported on a level surface. If it doesn't leak you should be okay to use it as is. I would not put new silicone over the old,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-08-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 992
Posted By AquaDean
Along with the advice above about going across...

Along with the advice above about going across the joists, the tanks stand is also important. You will need a stand that can spread the weight of the tank across the floor. A stand that comes down to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-24-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,985
Posted By AquaDean
I did one of these several years ago. It was hard...

I did one of these several years ago. It was hard to find the right piece of wood that would be the trunk and the branches. Look at the zip tie moss tree in my signature and the 1 foot cube tank for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-06-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By AquaDean
You need to determine if those are micro air...

You need to determine if those are micro air bubbles or small particles of the purigen. If they are air bubbles then it is probably your filters impeller captivating air, if purigen look for some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-15-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,642
Posted By AquaDean
I would carefully clean the existing glass...

I would carefully clean the existing glass surfaces or the material, not inside the joints but just the surfaces. Then wipe the joint area and adjoining surfaces with acetone. I'd do this with...
Forum: Equipment   07-12-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By AquaDean
This is true the Seachem bags do work just fine....

This is true the Seachem bags do work just fine. I've just found that the Chemi-bags are much easier to use in the various filters. For example if you are using a round canister filter like an Eheim...
Forum: Equipment   07-09-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By AquaDean
When I use purigen I also buy it in the bulk...

When I use purigen I also buy it in the bulk containers, far less expensive in the long run. I've found that the Seachem bags are too stiff and don't conform to the various filter baskets. So I found...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-09-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By AquaDean
I did the same as Jetbo. Along with the length...

I did the same as Jetbo.
Along with the length measurement they do come in different glass thicknesses also. For example a 20" strip for a 10 gallon tank will be 1/8" glass, while a 36" strip for a...
Forum: DIY   07-05-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By AquaDean
I used one of those in the 4' wide variety. I put...

I used one of those in the 4' wide variety. I put four ten gallon tanks (racked end-wise) on three of the shelves. I did use a layer of 1/2" plywood on the shelves with the tanks. Even with the...
Forum: Equipment   07-05-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By AquaDean
I would throw all the old media away and purchase...

I would throw all the old media away and purchase new.
Run the filter for several hours on a 5 gallon bucket of warm water with either bleach or vinegar (no media in the filter).
Disassemble it all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-15-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By AquaDean
I like the last 75 and the first 20 long. Would...

I like the last 75 and the first 20 long.
Would they be in two different categories?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-15-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By AquaDean
When I clean my canister filters it is usually in...

When I clean my canister filters it is usually in conjunction with a partial water change. I use tap water to rinse and clean everything. The canister will usually get a light scrubbing with a...
Forum: DIY   06-06-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By AquaDean
Really nice work!! A piece of sponge across...

Really nice work!!

A piece of sponge across the filter side of the overflow will keep shrimp from getting into the filter chamber.
Forum: Fish   06-06-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By AquaDean
Question Brine Shrimp Eggs??

What is the best brand of brine shrimp eggs?
I'm looking for great hatch rate and great separation once hatched.
What source do you buy from?
TIA
Forum: Equipment   05-25-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,014
Posted By AquaDean
Looks interesting, but the site where the picture...

Looks interesting, but the site where the picture comes from lists it a 220-240 volts. The one you got for $11, is it 110 volts?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-24-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By AquaDean
Decomposing wood, diatoms, fish poop, excess...

Decomposing wood, diatoms, fish poop, excess food, rotting vegetation, or mulm. It could be all of that together and just about every aquarium has this. Due to the currents created by your filters or...
Forum: Equipment   05-21-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,234
Posted By AquaDean
I have two 5# tanks and always have one of them...

I have two 5# tanks and always have one of them sitting around full and ready to change out when the other is empty. Never have had any issues in doing this.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-19-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By AquaDean
I like to slip a sponge prefilter over the...

I like to slip a sponge prefilter over the intake. Easy to clean, just slip it off and rinse either in the water change bucket or under running tap water. I find that mesh whether cloth, nylon,...
Forum: Equipment   05-16-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By AquaDean
RANT: You bought them both, you used them both,...

RANT:
You bought them both, you used them both, they both work fine after receiving the new impeller. Why would you even think about returning one. This is what helps to put our LFS out of business....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-16-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By AquaDean
+1 on what Diana said, with that bio load...

+1 on what Diana said, with that bio load shouldn't have any problems.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-11-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By AquaDean
Controsoil or the Up Aqua Shrimp Sand. Won't...

Controsoil or the Up Aqua Shrimp Sand.
Won't have the huge ammonia issues that many of the other substrates have.
Forum: Equipment   05-11-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By AquaDean
+1 for one from Bulk Reef Supply. High quality,...

+1 for one from Bulk Reef Supply.
High quality, easy to use and service.
Plus the guys there will help you with anything related to getting it all set up.
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