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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By deeda
I also apply a bit of electrical tape to the dial...

I also apply a bit of electrical tape to the dial to avoid the inadvertent unwanted adjustment after a similar experience.
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By deeda
I like to use a weak regular bleach solution when...

I like to use a weak regular bleach solution when cleaning used filters and hard media, especially when someone has left a dirty filter that is smelly.

I rinse off all the old media of major dirt...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-27-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By deeda
For that piece of driftwood I would use a piece...

For that piece of driftwood I would use a piece of slate, drill one or two holes in it that would line up with the bottom section of the driftwood and use stainless steel screws long enough to...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By deeda
The serial number should have the additional info...

The serial number should have the additional info needed to figure out the specs on this pump, assuming the previous owner didn't change anything.

If all you want to know is the GPH and head...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By deeda
I would contact Grundfos directly, include the...

I would contact Grundfos directly, include the model and serial number, the pics would also be helpful to them.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By deeda
I find a plastic cup or similar works well to...

I find a plastic cup or similar works well to catch most of the debris as suggested by MChambers.

I don't see any harm in using tap water for a quick rinse, using the hose sprayer if you have one...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,499
Posted By deeda
Before you replace the valves, remove them from...

Before you replace the valves, remove them from the hoses, flush them out well with water while you open and close them. Use a Q-tip and apply a bit of silicone grease or Vaseline to the 'ball'. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-23-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By deeda
How does your target pH differ from your tap...

How does your target pH differ from your tap water pH?
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By deeda
Did you check the impeller and impeller shaft to...

Did you check the impeller and impeller shaft to see if they were damaged or jammed with something?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-12-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By deeda
Here is a favorite pic someone named vampie on...

Here is a favorite pic someone named vampie on aquaria central posted awhile back that I like to use to tell the difference.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/prissmonster/aquaria/9e930a0b.jpg...
Forum: DIY 04-11-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By deeda
Very nice job, I love it!! The only thing I...

Very nice job, I love it!!

The only thing I would add are drying posts for the test tubes.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By deeda
Check the bottom of the air pump and see if there...

Check the bottom of the air pump and see if there is a small felt filter in the bottom. Many air pumps have one and it is to prevent any particles from getting into the pump.

You can remove it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By deeda
Sorry to hear of the problems with the filter. ...

Sorry to hear of the problems with the filter.

I actually had a small piece of media get stuck in the intake elbow which caused a reduction in suction and therefore flow.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By deeda
I made some DIY acrylic hangers to replace the...

I made some DIY acrylic hangers to replace the suction cups, details can be found here http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=236218&highlight=diy+heater+holder
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By deeda
Great to hear, thanks for the update!

Great to hear, thanks for the update!
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By deeda
I highly doubt the filter failed and you would...

I highly doubt the filter failed and you would need to replace it.

Improper filter priming may be the culprit though I would think it would have resolved itself after 2 weeks.

If you are using...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By deeda
I used the 2" thick Poret to divide a 48" tank...

I used the 2" thick Poret to divide a 48" tank into 3 sections for temporary holding 'tanks' for small fish. However I used an Eheim 2215 filter and made a long spray bar to circulate the water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By deeda
You need to perform frequent water changes to...

You need to perform frequent water changes to remove any dead and dying worms. I like to rinse them until the water runs clear and any whitish dead worms are gone.

Are these in an aquarium or a...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By deeda
Is the chip on the inside or outside of the tank...

Is the chip on the inside or outside of the tank and is it on the long or short side of the tank?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By deeda
1. I've bought from EA one time, 5 lbs, and they...

1. I've bought from EA one time, 5 lbs, and they arrive in great condition, well packed.
2. I used a 20 long tank, filled to normal height. You must used aged dechlorinated water.
3. I fed algae...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By deeda
Look in the home improvement store for J-shaped...

Look in the home improvement store for J-shaped stainless mirror clips. You will just need to bend them to the correct shape so they will hang correctly on the tank trim.

Just placing the glass...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By deeda
The mfg. guarantees against defects in material...

The mfg. guarantees against defects in material or manufacturing defects is for 24 months and these can be difficult to prove but you are already outside that time frame.

If you were happy with...
Forum: DIY 02-06-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By deeda
Which model Eheim filter? The instruction manual...

Which model Eheim filter? The instruction manual should note the height requirements.
Forum: DIY 01-28-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 44,251
Posted By deeda
Nice job on the video! I'm sure it will be...

Nice job on the video! I'm sure it will be helpful for those that prefer video instructions.
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By deeda
I forgot that shipping out of the U.S. is...

I forgot that shipping out of the U.S. is expensive.

If you are just looking to protect the pump from plant debris, I would consider a 20 PPI sponge pre-filter. You may even be able to use the...
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