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Forum: Equipment   01-04-2013, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Squawkbert
+1 Eheim Classics will run quietly forever....

+1

Eheim Classics will run quietly forever. If you don't have room for a 2217 but want that kind of output, put a 2217 impeller into a 2215 head... if you still need more flow, use more coarse...
Forum: Lighting   01-03-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 277,739
Posted By Squawkbert
I have my 18" and 36" Ray-2 fixtures installed. ...

I have my 18" and 36" Ray-2 fixtures installed.

I absolutely love the 18" unit. It is perfect for my 20T and looks great.

The 36" one was DOA (it is basically a pair of the 18" boards in a 36"...
Forum: Lighting   12-13-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 277,739
Posted By Squawkbert
Could you provide a link for those of us who have...

Could you provide a link for those of us who have looked but can find only their PC stuff??

Thanks!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   12-03-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,728
Posted By Squawkbert
My Sennheiser HD430 set is approaching 40 years...

My Sennheiser HD430 set is approaching 40 years of age now (I've had to replace foam a couple of times - is cheap & easy to do), still sounds awesome. Their over the ear design is still among the...
Forum: Lighting   11-28-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 277,739
Posted By Squawkbert
I looked around for more info on these too. I did...

I looked around for more info on these too. I did not find any PAR data, but based on what I did find (I can't remember if it was lumen or lux values), they're somewhere between Marineland single and...
Forum: Lighting   11-12-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 277,739
Posted By Squawkbert
I saw some of those in a store - there's a Lumens...

I saw some of those in a store - there's a Lumens spec on the box, which contains one "bulb" & the fixture. I think the 24" version is rated at 400 lumens, so if you (generously) triple that, by...
Forum: Lighting   11-05-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 277,739
Posted By Squawkbert
Anyone have any data on Marineland Hidden LEDs...

Anyone have any data on Marineland Hidden LEDs yet?
Forum: Lighting   11-05-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 277,739
Posted By Squawkbert
Awesome thread. Subscribed, can't see why this is...

Awesome thread. Subscribed, can't see why this is not a sticky.
I'll be back regularly *because of this thread*.
Forum: Algae   04-15-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By Squawkbert
good article for IDing your algae, some tips for...

good article for IDing your algae, some tips for combating (http://www.fish-keeper.net/Forum/index.php?/topic/7318-aquarium-algae/)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-08-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By Squawkbert
Has anyone here tried AquaCleanse and/or Waste-Away?

Nobody on AC or APC seems to have...
(from threads over there) -

http://www.drtimsaquatics.com/

I'm getting low on Prime and have had some problems w/ slime build up on Eclipse and Whisper...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-06-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 29,662
Posted By Squawkbert
Great thread! Couple new ones: My dad...

Great thread!

Couple new ones:

My dad (40+ yrs ago) had inherited a Piranha tank from uncle - the last of a shoal of RBPs in a metal framed 26g tank - he got to be 9-10" long and ate about a...
Forum: Algae   04-06-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By Squawkbert
Step one: Identify the algae. This link may help:...

Step one: Identify the algae. This link may help: APC's Algae Finder (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/algaefinder.php)

Step two generally depends on the type of algae. The cure could...
Forum: Plants   04-06-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By Squawkbert
These (adventitious) roots are normal and a good...

These (adventitious) roots are normal and a good thing.

PS - Nice photos!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-05-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Squawkbert
I have a couple of layers of plastic under my...

I have a couple of layers of plastic under my stand, between which I used wood shims - trimmed all (carefully) w/ razor once tank was pretty full & level.
Forum: Equipment   04-30-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By Squawkbert
Controllers work great as long as nothing happens...

Controllers work great as long as nothing happens to foul the probe or to push pH up to the point that the controller puts a deleterious amount of CO2 into the water.

True, keeping CO2 on the low...
Forum: Equipment   04-27-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By Squawkbert
timers save lots of CO2 that would otherwise be...

timers save lots of CO2 that would otherwise be wasted




I run mine at 5psi or less as I have a pretty cheap needle valve, having a stable 5psi at the regulator output lets me get away with...
Forum: DIY   03-03-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,725
Posted By Squawkbert
You've been lucky so far. End of tank dump is...

You've been lucky so far. End of tank dump is more likely to happen when
1) the last of the liquid CO2 changes to gas and
2) there is an increase in temperature, causing an increase in pressure...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-23-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Squawkbert
The only change I'd make before adding the CO2...

The only change I'd make before adding the CO2 system is to wean the tank off the Excel, especially if you're adding shrimp (5X is "iffy" IMO) or ever want to add "Excel sensitive" plants. The good...
Forum: Equipment   01-15-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 195,704
Posted By Squawkbert
Update: My DIY has been gone for about 3 weeks...

Update: My DIY has been gone for about 3 weeks now.

I sat on that regulator for quite a while before I finally assembled the rest of the system -

a 10# Al tank (new, fish store in St. Charles,...
Forum: Fish   12-01-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,405
Posted By Squawkbert
This is a 10g we're talking about... IMO, no room...

This is a 10g we're talking about... IMO, no room for Serpaes as you should have several to keep aggression distributed among themselves (having enough keeps any one or two from being overly abused)....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-16-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Squawkbert
^ actually happens in the reverse, exothermically...

^ actually happens in the reverse, exothermically (violent, boom, boiling stuff splattering people type of exotherm if concentrations are sufficient). KCl is actually dissociated completely, K+ and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-13-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Squawkbert
Or, it was just the change in enthalpy when the...

Or, it was just the change in enthalpy when the urea (1st guess) or K2O dissolved (2d guess).

This is common to chromatographers -
Acetonitrile + water = cold, Methanol + water = warm - no...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-10-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,230
Posted By Squawkbert
LR (46g), Kitchen (new 20g), office - 2x 5g

LR (46g), Kitchen (new 20g), office - 2x 5g
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-05-2008, 03:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,066
Posted By Squawkbert
Most stump removers I've seen lately are NOT...

Most stump removers I've seen lately are NOT KNO3, so be careful there.

Also - Mg2SO4 comes as Mg2SO4*7H2O
Forum: Equipment   09-03-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 35,988
Posted By Squawkbert
<2215 owner Flow does drop off quite a bit...

<2215 owner

Flow does drop off quite a bit as things get excessively dirty, no cavitation seen.
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