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Forum: Equipment   09-26-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By nodim
I'm still using some of the old green ones. ...

I'm still using some of the old green ones. Guessing I bought them in the early/mid 90's. Others are newer, but don't think I've bought one in past 8 or 10 years. They just flat work.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-26-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By nodim
Been using pythons for 20 years or so and yes, I...

Been using pythons for 20 years or so and yes, I try to approximate the temperature at the tap. As long as the temperatures are close - within say 10 degrees or so, it works fine.

As to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-15-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By nodim
Good advice, but before calling a pro, it may be...

Good advice, but before calling a pro, it may be worth renting a carpet cleaning machine from your local hardware/HD/Lowes and run it over the carpet. The few times we have suffered semi major...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-10-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By nodim
Looking good, nice acquisition. I too went from...

Looking good, nice acquisition. I too went from a 29 to a 75 a few years ago.

Back in the 80's and 90's many of the 4 foot tanks were built with 1/2 or thicker glass and did not have a center...
Forum: Substrate   08-21-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By nodim
I've swapped substrate with a running Tanganyikan...

I've swapped substrate with a running Tanganyikan tank in the past. 75 gallon tank. Basic process was to remove all rocks etc. from tank, then unplug filters and heaters. Removed about 1/2 the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-21-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By nodim
For clarity - looking at the tank, the right side...

For clarity - looking at the tank, the right side is against the wall. Filter return came up the far right, took a 90* bend, ran across the top of the tank, and down at a 45* angle. The water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-21-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By nodim
Re: returns. For a number of years, I had a 6'...

Re: returns. For a number of years, I had a 6' 150 set up as a room divider. I solved the circulation problem by running a pvc return across the top of the tank and with a 45* elbow aimed it down...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-21-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,274
Posted By nodim
I rinse my filter foams in tap water, been doing...

I rinse my filter foams in tap water, been doing that since long before the internet told me it was bad.

I look at it this way - many breeders use corner bubble filters with small amount of...
Forum: Plants   03-05-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By nodim
That sure looks like it! thanks for the quick...

That sure looks like it! thanks for the quick answers.
Forum: Plants   03-05-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By nodim
Plant ID

Bought this plant recently at a LFS, and they could not definitively ID it. Fortunately, it is growing well and seems to be happy.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-08-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By nodim
If I'm reading this right, you think that 40...

If I'm reading this right, you think that 40 bucks is too much for a tank frame? What are you expecting to pay for one?

I had a top trim split on a larger tank a couple years ago, and it was...
Forum: Equipment   11-14-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,640
Posted By nodim
Here is the underbelly of my 75. ...

Here is the underbelly of my 75.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b266/nodima/17a06088.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/nodima/media/17a06088.jpg.html)

There are a pair of Eheim 2128/2028...
Forum: Equipment   09-19-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By nodim
Returned tank today, it turned out to be a...

Returned tank today, it turned out to be a defective valve. A quick swap of tanks, and all was well. Happily bubbling away again.
Forum: Equipment   09-19-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By nodim
The tank came back from the vendor, and is quite...

The tank came back from the vendor, and is quite heavy though I did not weigh it, but no gas comes out when the knob is turned and valve is open. Even after waiting overnight. Back to the vendor it...
Forum: Equipment   09-18-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By nodim
does not seem all that cold, but I'll try to be...

does not seem all that cold, but I'll try to be patient. Can't do anything about it now anyway since they are closed for the night
Forum: Equipment   09-18-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By nodim
Full CO2 tank not working

Just got a tank refilled, when I connect to my regulator, no gas moves from tank to regulator (gauge stays at 0, and no noise from gas is heard)

I removed the regulator, and slowly turned the knob...
Forum: Equipment   01-10-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By nodim
Troubleshooting a CO2 issue

Hi,

I have a Milwaukee CO2 regulator, solenoid, and needle valve purchased as a kit. I recently noticed that when the timer is off, there is a slow drip of CO2 bubbling in the bubble counter-one...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-10-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,303
Posted By nodim
Sorry, I know you are not expecting to get a...

Sorry, I know you are not expecting to get a stand for $100. I was replying to the previous poster who expects to not pay for something until it is done. My point is that materials cost is not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-10-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,303
Posted By nodim
If someone came to me looking for me to build...

If someone came to me looking for me to build them a stand, they would leave without one if they were not willing to give a reasonable deposit. No way would I front them ~100+ bucks in wood and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-06-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By nodim
Short answer - buy a small generator.

Short answer - buy a small generator.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-04-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By nodim
Thanks, yes things do seem better. Here's hoping...

Thanks, yes things do seem better. Here's hoping that trend continues.

Summary of what changed:
Bought drop checker, increased CO2
Increased dosage of NO3 in EI
Increased dosage of micros...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-04-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By nodim
I've had the unfortunate experience of losing...

I've had the unfortunate experience of losing power for multiple days twice in the past couple of years, and the BB will last a lot longer than commonly believed. I did not lose any fish in 3 tanks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-04-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By nodim
OK have a couple of shots of the sword for you. ...

OK have a couple of shots of the sword for you.

First a shot of the large plant
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b266/nodima/Aquariums/IMG_9783_zps3a76a00d.jpg...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-03-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,933
Posted By nodim
What I would like to see in a LFS is a well...

What I would like to see in a LFS is a well designed, set up and executed planted tank. This would be a show tank, and not be used to store stock for sale.

Important would be having the same...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-03-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By nodim
recommend painting with flat black - old theater...

recommend painting with flat black - old theater trick to make something disappear. If you are worried about scratches, etc, go to an auto parts store and get some high heat paint. A few coats of...
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