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Forum: Equipment 03-30-2004, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By batman
both my 20g tanks are hard to clean in the amount...

both my 20g tanks are hard to clean in the amount of time a siphone removes 5gal of wastewater.

I have a very heavy fish and plant load, and i tend to overfeed, therefore the substrate gets alot...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2004, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By batman
Can anyone think why this is not a good idea: ...

Can anyone think why this is not a good idea:
Two problems - My siphon and "No Spill"vac empty my water volume before my gravel is adequetly cleaned. Plus I cannot use the "No Spill" to fill with...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2004, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,796
Posted By batman
thanks for the links on the eheim parts. i didn't...

thanks for the links on the eheim parts. i didn't know they had those. i made mine from pvc, probably a little less money - alot more time and didn't turn out well. came loose one night and dumped 15...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2004, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By batman
The hornwort is pretty cool looking, especially...

The hornwort is pretty cool looking, especially how the top ends are turning colors (is that what people mean by "pearling"). Plus i read its great for egg layers.

the anacharis seems to shed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2004, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By batman
1 am new to plants in the aquarium. I hav a 20g...

1 am new to plants in the aquarium. I hav a 20g with 2x65 pc. I fertilize close to instruction with flourish.

My anacharis (messy plant) and hornowrt are growing out of control. 2-3 inches a day,...
Forum: Lighting 03-22-2004, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,693
Posted By batman
i have a small 24" aqualight and am very happy...

i have a small 24" aqualight and am very happy with it. i high-end lfs stopped carrying jbj due to too many problems, but they like the aqualight.

A little cheaper...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2004, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,349
Posted By batman
It was recommended to me by a very good lfs to...

It was recommended to me by a very good lfs to fortify RO water with Marc Weiss "RO-Vital". Marc Weiss is world renown for his biology work with discus. Here are a few links i could find.

A large...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2004, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By batman
hey anonapersona, i need to buy another larger...

hey anonapersona, i need to buy another larger cannister and love the sound of a classic. I don't understand how you clean the media when there are no baskets ? Do you have to DIG everything out by...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2004, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By batman
i'm getting ready to do my first co2 setup....

i'm getting ready to do my first co2 setup. everything i have read says to put it on the outlet hose (return to tank). This will create less resistance on the filter flow and eliminate the chance of...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2004, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,796
Posted By batman
here is the excact email to / from eheim tech...

here is the excact email to / from eheim tech support regarding the spray bar, kinda bummed me out:



Dear Matt,


Thank you for your e-mail. The spray bars are not included with the...
Forum: Lighting 03-20-2004, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By batman
but wouldn't i get a brighter whiter look with...

but wouldn't i get a brighter whiter look with something along side the 6700 instead of all 6700s ? The fixture will have 4 bulbs. The fresh comes with 4-6700, the salt comes with 2-actinic and...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2004, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By batman
i don't see much flow difference between my...

i don't see much flow difference between my eccos, mostly media capacity difference (2 baskets vs 3). The more baskets the better...
Forum: Lighting 03-20-2004, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By batman
probably a stupid question i am buying a new...

probably a stupid question

i am buying a new fixture for a new 75g planted setup. Wouldn't it be smarter to buy the saltwater version and replace the 2 actinic bulbs, than buy the freshwater...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2004, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,796
Posted By batman
i wrote eheim an email expressing displeasure...

i wrote eheim an email expressing displeasure that neither one of my eccos came with spray bars. they replied that ecco cannot handle a spray bar, and if i were to put one on, it would burn up the...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2004, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By batman
i have 3 rena cal heaters and have lost faith in...

i have 3 rena cal heaters and have lost faith in them. They take a LONG time to acclimate. And when i do a water change it can take a day or two for the thing to re-acclimate. Once they get to temp,...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2004, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By batman
i've never owned a classic but have 2 eccos. i've...

i've never owned a classic but have 2 eccos. i've read they are louder than classics. Eheim told me if i put a spray bar on the ecco, i will ruin the motor (i did anyway). I like my eccos better than...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2004, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By batman
i tend to overkill fltration... I couldn't stand...

i tend to overkill fltration... I couldn't stand my penguin on my 20g. the inserts are worthless and there is no room for media, and the flow through any media you put in is poor(flow around the...
Forum: Lighting 03-17-2004, 03:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,104
Posted By batman
momotaro, put your jbj on no ebay links allowed there is a one...

momotaro, put your jbj on no ebay links allowed there is a one month used jbj there right now with flip stands and extra set of bulbs selling for almost the price of a new one....
Forum: Lighting 03-16-2004, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,104
Posted By batman
momotaro, i'm assuming you're asking about the...

momotaro, i'm assuming you're asking about the "lunar" aqualight.

Here is a link to the REEF version, the freshwater is not mentioned but this dealer told me he thought Coralife should have a...
Forum: Lighting 03-16-2004, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,104
Posted By batman
a dealer just told me the freshwater version of...

a dealer just told me the freshwater version of that "Lunar" aqualight should be available in about 3 weeks.

Very cool, freshwater plant bulbs and moon lights.
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2004, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,607
Posted By batman
I have 2 eccos, a 2232 and 2234. I like them both...

I have 2 eccos, a 2232 and 2234. I like them both (much better than my xp3). Mine did not come with spraybar, I made my own. One came off in the middle of the night, dropping the output hose on the...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2004, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By batman
hmmmmmmmmm...

hmmmmmmmmm...
Forum: Lighting 03-16-2004, 03:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,104
Posted By batman
i'm having the same difficulty setting up a 75g. ...

i'm having the same difficulty setting up a 75g.

How about the 48" Coralife Aqualight Dual Linear Strip
(260W Total) 4X 65W $205.00
http://www.marineandreef.com/shoppro/power_aqualight.html...
Forum: Lighting 03-15-2004, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By batman
I am relatively new to aquarium plants, i...

I am relatively new to aquarium plants, i currently have a 20g high with a coralife 65w pc and really like it. (fast growers grow about an inch a day).

Now ready to move bigger !! I am now...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2004, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,132
Posted By batman
Defeinietly get the xp3, i have one on my 75 gal...

Defeinietly get the xp3, i have one on my 75 gal and enjoy the extra media space. It is a fine filter for the money, you will enjoy.

I have seen eheim substrat at several english onlines....
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