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Forum: Equipment 08-03-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By ge2655
Filter Media @ Big Lots

I found these yesterday at a local Big Lots store, Pondmaster 11.75" X 11.75" filter pads. They were marked down to $2.40 each.

Regards,
-Gary
Forum: Tank Journals 05-15-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By ge2655
My Fountain – 25 Years

Weathered by a quarter century of hot South Florida summer days, unusually cold (for us) winter evenings, torrential downpours and several severe hurricanes, this grand structure still stands tall. ...
Forum: Fish 05-04-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By ge2655
If you want to begin keeping Julies, first pick...

If you want to begin keeping Julies, first pick out the species you like best and will suit your aquarium. It is wise to keep one variety because they will readily crossbreed and there’s a high...
Forum: Lighting 05-03-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By ge2655
Not meaning to be a wise guy but do yourself a...

Not meaning to be a wise guy but do yourself a favor and return the fixture you bought and get the diamond plate shoplight for the extra $10.00.
...
Forum: DIY 04-27-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By ge2655
EZ Dosing Syringe/Stopper Combo @ Walgreens

Not truly a DIY and not an original idea but the inclusion of the bottle stopper makes this an easy way to remove liquid from bottle when dosing with a syringe.

EZ Dosing Syringe - YouTube
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Forum: Lighting 04-25-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By ge2655
Jamie, In a most recent updated video, I...

Jamie,

In a most recent updated video, I highlighted the t8 lighting I use on my 75 gallon non-co2 aquarium.

If you wish, you can see it here:
First Dirt Part Six - YouTube

The short...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-25-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By ge2655
I use all the items mentioned and have recently...

I use all the items mentioned and have recently added a submersible UV as well. The unit cost $50.00 and is compact, has a 9 watt bulb (replacement bulb is $13.00) and is flow adjustable.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By ge2655
A video update. ...

A video update.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBw0w8PbPOE

Regards,
-Gary
Forum: Fish 04-18-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By ge2655
Maybe those three round objects it's laying on...

Maybe those three round objects it's laying on use to be moss balls.
:wink:

Regards,
-Gary
Forum: Fish 04-18-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By ge2655
This evening, about an hour after 'lights out',...

This evening, about an hour after 'lights out', use a flashlight to look at your fish while they are at rest. If they have ich, the raised spots will be easy to see, then make your diagnosis from...
Forum: Substrate 04-03-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By ge2655
Question re: Laterite – An Afterthought

Fellow members,

I received a small box of laterite a week ago. It is the consistency of aquarium gravel.

75 gallon MGOPM capped with PFS
Established three weeks
The aquascape is crypt...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-03-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By ge2655
Updated video after three weeks. First Dirt...

Updated video after three weeks.

First Dirt Part Five - YouTube

Thanks for watching.

Regards,
-Gary
Forum: Aquascaping 04-01-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By ge2655
If they are smooth stones, you can normally place...

If they are smooth stones, you can normally place them directly on the glass without issue.

If they are irregularly shaped and have points or jagged edges, it would be advisable to place them on a...
Forum: Fish 03-26-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,652
Posted By ge2655
David, Sorry you lost some fish and I hope...

David,

Sorry you lost some fish and I hope your woes are over. I went back and re-read your thread and there are a few things never mentioned.
These questions should have been asked earlier...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-25-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By ge2655
Update days 9 thru 12 First Dirt Part Four -...

Update days 9 thru 12

First Dirt Part Four - YouTube

Regards,
-Gary
Forum: Fish 03-23-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,652
Posted By ge2655
David, Keep your eye on the ball and don't get...

David,
Keep your eye on the ball and don't get jittery about completing the treatment. Unfortunately, many times the need to medicate does result in a few losses, it is part of the process.

If...
Forum: Fish 03-22-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,652
Posted By ge2655
David, Don’t let the lack of spots on...

David,

Don’t let the lack of spots on your fish fool you, chances are there are still some ‘free swimming’ stage parasites in the tank but they are too small to be seen by the naked eye. If...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-22-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By ge2655
Thanks for the compliment, the videos are fun to...

Thanks for the compliment, the videos are fun to do but a challenge not to come off as pompous.

More plants were intended but my LFS plant order was delayed, so I was forced to wait a couple of...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-22-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By ge2655
Update days 5 thru 8 First Dirt Part Three -...

Update days 5 thru 8

First Dirt Part Three - YouTube

Regards,
-Gary
Forum: Fish 03-21-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
Posted By ge2655
I raised a group of koi swords in a 100 gallon...

I raised a group of koi swords in a 100 gallon planted aquarium and had them breed a few times. The males were absolutely ruthless to each other and very persistent towards the females about mating....
Forum: Fish 03-21-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,652
Posted By ge2655
David, You can use non-iodized table salt,...

David,

You can use non-iodized table salt, kosher salt or aquarium salt, any of these will work. Keep using the same medication, don't switch brands during treatment.

Please keep posting...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By ge2655
You can also try slowing down the flow by sliding...

You can also try slowing down the flow by sliding the intake tube towards the sponge chamber.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-20-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,819
Posted By ge2655
Bluestems, I am in the process of doing what...

Bluestems,

I am in the process of doing what you are contemplating. I had the same questions that you did prior to starting but did not get a satisfactory definitive answer to the safety of the...
Forum: Fish 03-20-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,652
Posted By ge2655
Pap, This is the UV I bought: ...

Pap,

This is the UV I bought:

Amazon.com: Aquatop UVE13 UV Sterilizing Pump, 13-Watt: Pet Supplies

It's a nice, compact unit but what I like most is the adjustable flow control. The...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-20-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By ge2655
Ed, I'm going through the same issue and...

Ed,

I'm going through the same issue and have attributed it to the soil releasing tannins into the water column. In my case, one inch of dirt, capped with one inch of pool filter sand. I believe...
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