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Forum: Substrate   11-03-2015, 12:08 AM
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Posted By jstehman
Flourites about the same. More like cat litter...

Flourites about the same. More like cat litter than sand. Good as a base layer. I used a Flourite base layer in my 90 gallon with Amazon swords.

I think those substrates are overpriced for...
Forum: Substrate   11-02-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By jstehman
Saf t sorb is an economical substrate choice. ...

Saf t sorb is an economical substrate choice.

It's *extremely* dusty at first, so rinsing is a must. It is rather fluffy so is does get disturbed easily so maybe a layer of pea gravel on top. ...
Forum: Substrate   10-30-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By jstehman
Anubias tied to some driftwood would be a good...

Anubias tied to some driftwood would be a good place to start. Maybe some vals around the perimeter.

I don't know personally about peacock bass, but lots of cichla re-arrange things and tend to...
Forum: Equipment   10-01-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By jstehman
What plans do you have for your tank? Size? ...

What plans do you have for your tank?
Size?
Flora?Fauna?

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Forum: Equipment   10-01-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By jstehman
If you don't want the bubble counter they are...

If you don't want the bubble counter they are removable.

Yes you want to at least have one inline check valve. Make sure its for co2, NOT the clear plastic kind for like an air pump. Those...
Forum: Equipment   10-01-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By jstehman
Tihsho See all the fun you can have with...

Tihsho See all the fun you can have with pressurized systems? :)

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Forum: Equipment   10-01-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By jstehman
I try to make daily checks on my equipment. ...

I try to make daily checks on my equipment. Knowing that check valves can and will fail

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Forum: Equipment   10-01-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By jstehman
If I notice I have any liquid getting past my...

If I notice I have any liquid getting past my check valve, I replace the valve and or the tubing. And do a thorough leak test on the regulator

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Forum: Equipment   10-01-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By jstehman
"In there" being the regulator or the needle...

"In there" being the regulator or the needle valve

If you had to choose a liquid to enter you probably want water.

If your bubble count is so fast, why bother with the counter?

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Forum: Equipment   10-01-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By jstehman
You don't really want any liquid in there.. But...

You don't really want any liquid in there.. But if I had the choice, water. Because it will eventually evaporate.

People use mineral oil to slow down the bubble rise so you can count and see the...
Forum: Equipment   09-30-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By jstehman
If the oil gets back into your valve or reg it...

If the oil gets back into your valve or reg it does not evaporate like water would.

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Forum: Equipment   09-30-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By jstehman
I have a Fabco nv55 that I mounted to my azoo. ...

I have a Fabco nv55 that I mounted to my azoo. That thing is SOLID. Kinda bulky but kept the bps that I set. Definitely recommend that one

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Forum: Equipment   09-30-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By jstehman
It's not a bad reg. If you upgrade the needle...

It's not a bad reg. If you upgrade the needle valve you'll have a great little system either one you choose



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Forum: Equipment   09-30-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By jstehman
I have one as a backup. Works fine. I think the...

I have one as a backup. Works fine. I think the pressure is set at 30 though. You *can* adjust the pressure with an Allen after taking off that nut. And the needle valve sucks.

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Forum: Algae   07-23-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By jstehman
+1 credit card The one with the highest balance...

+1 credit card
The one with the highest balance lol
Forum: Equipment   12-29-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By jstehman
A welding or machine shop should be able to fix...

A welding or machine shop should be able to fix that for you.
Forum: DIY   12-29-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,693
Posted By jstehman
Yes. I manually get the siphon going then turn...

Yes. I manually get the siphon going then turn on the pump.
Forum: DIY   12-22-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,693
Posted By jstehman
I had to go to the irrigation section to find my...

I had to go to the irrigation section to find my fittings for the python.

And now I've noticed a crack in two parts of the couplers for the python. Not bad for almost 15 years of use! ...
Forum: DIY   12-21-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,693
Posted By jstehman
Thanks for the advice. I plan on mounting the...

Thanks for the advice. I plan on mounting the pump to a square board for stability and an added handhold.

The shutoff valve on the python was definitely the bottleneck. I have removed the valve...
Forum: DIY   12-21-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,693
Posted By jstehman
Oh yeah. I just looked in the on/off valve on...

Oh yeah. I just looked in the on/off valve on the python..it goes down to like 1/4" in there!

I knew I should be getting better flow.
Forum: DIY   12-21-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,693
Posted By jstehman
Faster water changes

For the princely sum of $3.40 from Lowes and a Mag 7 pump that was lying around along with the python water changer:

50%WC on my 125g took all of about 10 minutes to drain. This is with the...
Forum: DIY   12-16-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By jstehman
What you have is a bell type diffuser. It will...

What you have is a bell type diffuser. It will probably work but as stated there are other methods that are more efficient. Especially with DIY co2

Try it out. I got good results in a 10 gallon...
Forum: DIY   12-10-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By jstehman
Yes new silicone will not bond with old. You...

Yes new silicone will not bond with old. You will need to tear down the tank for a proper re-real.

There are better alternatives to the AGA silicone:...
Forum: Fish   11-29-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,478
Posted By jstehman
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/homaloptera-s...

http://www.loaches.com/species-index/homaloptera-stephensoni
Forum: Fish   11-24-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By jstehman
I have a partially blind Datnoid that I have to...

I have a partially blind Datnoid that I have to hand feed.

He knows when its time when I tap on the top of the tank
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