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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-28-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By rrastro
Are you on well water or municipal? Do you filter...

Are you on well water or municipal? Do you filter it?
Nitrates can leach into groundwater if you are drawing from a well near agriculture.
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By rrastro
The flow ratings, even from the best of filters,...

The flow ratings, even from the best of filters, is wildly optimistic. Many people "over"filter based on the printed ratings. YMMV and your choice of fauna is a crucial consideration. Some things do...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-28-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,619
Posted By rrastro
Hastatus corys, red supremes, and blue velvets...

Hastatus corys, red supremes, and blue velvets all obtained locally.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-27-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,619
Posted By rrastro
Hi gerbillo! I also have a common cory/shrimp...

Hi gerbillo!
I also have a common cory/shrimp tank and live in the Bay Area.
If you have any questions, or just want to chat, drop me a line sometime.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-06-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By rrastro
I have 1 amano and 25+ other neos. They will be...

I have 1 amano and 25+ other neos. They will be fine.
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By rrastro
hanna blue TDS/EC pen. Second the vote for...

hanna blue TDS/EC pen.

Second the vote for no cheap pH pens. Even expensive ones go bad from time to time, though they last longer and are much more accurate when properly calibrated.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-29-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By rrastro
squeeze the spinach a bit and it is more likely...

squeeze the spinach a bit and it is more likely to sink
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By rrastro
Rx bottles. Wash them out well. Also spice...

Rx bottles. Wash them out well.
Also spice bottles work. Try IKEA or Target.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-24-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By rrastro
I have one amano in a 20G and I never see it....

I have one amano in a 20G and I never see it. Then yesterday I was cleaning the sponge in the HOB filter and I looked into the gap beneath the sponge and there it was. I have a sponge over the intake...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By rrastro
yeah, just measured it. About 13" for the...

yeah, just measured it. About 13" for the canister with the button pushed down and no nozzles. About 15" total. If you need under 13" I would go for something else.
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By rrastro
That's the box.

That's the box.
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By rrastro
Do you need the total height to be less than 13"...

Do you need the total height to be less than 13" or just the canister? I ask because the sunsun 302 is about 11" but with the input and output nozzles it is probably more like 13"
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By rrastro
the sunsun 302 is affordable and many people have...

the sunsun 302 is affordable and many people have good experiences with this model over other larger models or those with the UV bulb included. do a search here on TPT. there are a number of threads...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By rrastro
just cause no one mentioned it yet, sunsun 302.

just cause no one mentioned it yet, sunsun 302.
Forum: Lighting 12-20-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By rrastro
Albany Aquarium is where I ordered mine from....

Albany Aquarium is where I ordered mine from. They are a bit more pricey than a standard 20 or 20L but when you need something to fit in that footprint..... you do what you gotta do. I love Albany...
Forum: Lighting 12-20-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By rrastro
No worries. If you ever want to talk fish /...

No worries.
If you ever want to talk fish / tanks IRL, El Cerrito isn't too far from Oakland and I'm at as many SFBAAPS meetings as I can be with other helpful Bay Area aquatic enthusiasts.
Forum: Lighting 12-19-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By rrastro
That's pretty much what I've got on my 20 XT,...

That's pretty much what I've got on my 20 XT, also known as extra high, except my fixture is from coralife. I have heard that it is a bit on the low side but it suits me just fine. I don't dose ferts...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-19-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,157
Posted By rrastro
back to this point, even if the hypothetical UV...

back to this point, even if the hypothetical UV light caused an increase in red color it is very unlikely that a genetic trait for an increase in color would be immediately transferred to the next...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-16-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By rrastro
reverse osmosis/deionizing filters seem to be the...

reverse osmosis/deionizing filters seem to be the best way to go about it without purchasing all of your water but I do not know if that will sufficiently reduce the amount of heavy metals in your...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-15-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By rrastro
Just got some golden mystery snails donated. I...

Just got some golden mystery snails donated. I think they are going to be my new favorites.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By rrastro
Got pond snails coming out the yin yang. They are...

Got pond snails coming out the yin yang. They are a pest. My ramshorns breed at a much lower rate and I like the way they look. Just got a bunch of golden mystery snails and I think I may annihilate...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-15-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By rrastro
+1 That.

+1 That.
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,568
Posted By rrastro
I do not know what common practice through this...

I do not know what common practice through this industry is and my sunsun is the first canister filter I've owned. What I do know is the relationship between advertised flow rates of any kind and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,491
Posted By rrastro
Conductivity is the accurate method of measuring...

Conductivity is the accurate method of measuring what is in your water. Also referred to as EC (electrical conductivity), when you measure in uS (milliSiemens) you are taking the base measurement of...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,568
Posted By rrastro
I would be amazed if the output is anywhere near...

I would be amazed if the output is anywhere near what the advertised flow rate is. That flow rate, if it was ever accurate, was tested from just outside the output nozzle with absolutely nothing...
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