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Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,276
Posted By Absolut Talent
I am using the aqua tek mini right now. The...

I am using the aqua tek mini right now. The solenoid and regulator are working like they are supposed to, the needle valve i feel like i will replace soon.

Set it up one day, was fine. Next day,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-10-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Absolut Talent
thanks for the answers. Guess I will stay the...

thanks for the answers. Guess I will stay the course then.
Forum: Plants 01-09-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Absolut Talent
it might work, but I believe with java moss (if...

it might work, but I believe with java moss (if it is java, might want to post a picture to get a positive ID) it really needs that positive pressure until it takes hold.

And rubberbands wont...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-09-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Absolut Talent
Does it matter when I EI dose with light period?

Just curious if it matters when my dosing happens.

Currently I dose my EI at about 6am before I leave for work, my co2 doesnt go on until 9am and lights dont turn on until 10am. Do the ferts...
Forum: Plants 01-09-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Absolut Talent
If cotton threads are breaking too soon, try some...

If cotton threads are breaking too soon, try some fishing line loosely knotted so you can remove it later.

My moss started slow (maybe cause it needed to adjust to my tank). Low light, daily...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By Absolut Talent
Thanks for the info. Ive never used a stand like...

Thanks for the info. Ive never used a stand like that before. Just saw the bends and was a red flag to me.
Forum: Fish 01-05-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Absolut Talent
Why does one of my harlequin rasbora's always fly solo?

I picked up 10 of these fish awhile ago, all are healthy and doing fine. But ive noticed one of them refuses to hang out with the rest of the school.

The other 9 zip all over the tank together,...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By Absolut Talent
I always get worried about buying used. ...

I always get worried about buying used.
Especially if you are paying the $250 for delivery and to leak test it. What happens if after you get it, fill it up, and every seam is blown out and all...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By Absolut Talent
I am curious as i see it as contradicting...

I am curious as i see it as contradicting information, but why go the ph testing route over the drop checker? Even in the co2 primer in the sticky suggests the drop checker over ph testing as that...
Forum: Lighting 01-02-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Absolut Talent
I was thinking about going topless for awhile. ...

I was thinking about going topless for awhile.
I only have african dwarf frogs, harelquin rasboras, and some shrimps (amanos and cherry). The oto doesnt count as hes not a daredevil.
I have not...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Absolut Talent
Thats what Im shooting for 1 timer, 2 channels...

Thats what Im shooting for
1 timer, 2 channels (2 different time ranges) with preferrably 4 outlets
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Absolut Talent
Timmer recommendations?

Not sure where to really look for this sort of thing.
Home depot is really limited

But I am looking for a timer to control my lights, circulation pump, and co2 solenoid.

Right now I have 1...
Forum: Plants 12-31-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Absolut Talent
Not the same plant, but some of my other ones...

Not the same plant, but some of my other ones (crypt undulata specifically) does the stream of micro bubbles after a water change.
Forum: Fish 12-31-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Absolut Talent
Fins I can understand. Those are delicate and...

Fins I can understand. Those are delicate and thin.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_dwarf_frog


But as long as Ive had my frogs, and with as many froggie feeding piles as Ive seen (with 12...
Forum: Fish 12-31-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Absolut Talent
I havnt seen that before. And if it was an...

I havnt seen that before. And if it was an infection, their skin would be more reddish in color.

What size tank and how much excel were you dosing before (and how often) and how much more did you...
Forum: Lighting 12-30-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 68,444
Posted By Absolut Talent
I ordered my 2nd sat+ the other day (huzzah for...

I ordered my 2nd sat+ the other day (huzzah for prime trial and 2 day shipping)

It should be here tomorrow to go on my 20g long. Along with my aquatek mini and some odds and ends.

Next project...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Absolut Talent
I saw the fluval one when I was on amazon. Was an...

I saw the fluval one when I was on amazon. Was an "add on" item for same price, so figured what the hell I'll give it a shot.
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Absolut Talent
Can i use tubing between check valves as a cheap bubble counter?

Just curious because Im not really finding a suitable bubble counter (reliable, cheap)

Can I just place a piece of tubing, filled with water, between 2 check valves and will it act like a bubble...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Absolut Talent
it seems like every glass/ceramic diffuser I see...

it seems like every glass/ceramic diffuser I see is either a hit or miss, is that the nature of those types of devices? or is there a brand I should look for thats better than others?

if thats the...
Forum: Lighting 12-24-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Absolut Talent
alternitive tank covers?

I am growing tired of my Versa-top. Its cutting off too much light at the back and middle from those plastic strips.

I have access to plexi scraps at work I could cut down and use, but how are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-23-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Absolut Talent
I didnt mean to imply thats their main staple. I...

I didnt mean to imply thats their main staple. I was trying to word it as they eat poop, anything better than that is fine and they arent picky
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-22-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Absolut Talent
I am pretty sure its their stomach that's...

I am pretty sure its their stomach that's rolling. Our stomachs work kinda the same way

2- they are scavengers, they eat poop. I think a few fish pellets would be fine (as long as copper content...
Forum: Lighting 12-21-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By Absolut Talent
the watts isnt what they are putting out, its...

the watts isnt what they are putting out, its what they consume while on. The lumens is the output/brightness of the actual light.

a 13watt CFL is supposed to be the same output as a 60watt...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Absolut Talent
I am going the Co2 route too, and I am going to...

I am going the Co2 route too, and I am going to pick up a aquatek mini PB reg with built in solenoid.
It about $90 on amazon now
I can pick up a used 20oz paintball tank or a new one for about 20...
Forum: Lighting 12-20-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Absolut Talent
Depends on the light that came with it. My 10...

Depends on the light that came with it. My 10 gallon came with a18"t-8 florescent light that was ok for a month or two for my Anubius. My 5.5 gallon came with a crappie screw in incandescent light...
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