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Forum: Equipment   02-10-2016, 08:01 AM
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Posted By talontsiawd
I felt my Eheim 2234 did the job just about...

I felt my Eheim 2234 did the job just about perfectly. I believe it's right in between the flow rate of a 2213 and a 2215. If I was set on a classic, I would choose a 2215. This would be with lily...
Forum: Equipment   02-09-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 779
Posted By talontsiawd
I am running two canister filters on one tank...

I am running two canister filters on one tank right now. I wanted more flow and had an extra sitting around. I simply just put a T in on each side, one between the inflow of both canisters and one...
Forum: Lighting   12-24-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By talontsiawd
Giesemann's are highly recommended here and I...

Giesemann's are highly recommended here and I can't speak on them but for my 4 bulb fixture, I would quickly pay more than the fixture. I research options and it seems that Zoo Med are very similar,...
Forum: Lighting   12-22-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By talontsiawd
I agree Coralife bulbs are not good. I can't say...

I agree Coralife bulbs are not good. I can't say I found any difference in output or not because I simply did not measure it. However, some bulbs only lasted 6 months or so. Very frustrating when...
Forum: Equipment   12-09-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By talontsiawd
On the flip side though, I would hate to be the...

On the flip side though, I would hate to be the guy who paid $60-100 for a new tank alone, only to have to swap a brand new tank for a dingy old one. Especially when we are not talking aluminum. ...
Forum: Equipment   12-09-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By talontsiawd
I forget what they are called so I can't find...

I forget what they are called so I can't find them online but I believe Eheim makes or made a prefilter that was essentially a canister without a motor. I imagine the flow loss would be great. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-08-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By talontsiawd
Even in Northern Cali, I have often not used a...

Even in Northern Cali, I have often not used a heater unless fish need high temps. My house was warmer in then winter than in the summer until this winter, I moved and don't have central heat. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-08-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By talontsiawd
I have done this many times. Usually it has been...

I have done this many times. Usually it has been with nano tanks which is super easy. I did once move a 20 long with about 80lbs of rocks and substrate which was pretty sketchy, even with two...
Forum: Equipment   12-08-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By talontsiawd
I don't use RODI water but I have in the past. I...

I don't use RODI water but I have in the past. I noticed that most my fish do fine with my tap water, but sensitive fish do much better if I am using RODI water at first and move over. Actually, I...
Forum: Equipment   12-08-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By talontsiawd
I was going to say the same as above. If you are...

I was going to say the same as above. If you are exchanging tanks, rather than refilling, just exchange it. Even if the place would charge, anywhere I have ever gone never actually checks the tanks...
Forum: Equipment   12-04-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By talontsiawd
Even though many consider particle board stands...

Even though many consider particle board stands to be "crappy" for lack of a better term, you can see yours has lasted 20 years. I would argue that a store bought stand is overpriced, but they do...
Forum: Equipment   12-03-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By talontsiawd
My Zoo Med 501 was absolutely the most quiet...

My Zoo Med 501 was absolutely the most quiet filter I have ever owned. Quieter than my Eheim's, I attribute that to the fact it just is smaller and has a much smaller motor, though my Eheim's are...
Forum: Equipment   11-30-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By talontsiawd
Probably water, given you have an atomizer and...

Probably water, given you have an atomizer and the fact that every time I use mineral oil at higher than around 20PSI, it tends to get small amounts into the diffuser and then the tank. However, if...
Forum: Equipment   11-30-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By talontsiawd
I have only used Eheim (and a Zoo Med on a small...

I have only used Eheim (and a Zoo Med on a small tank). I have been fairly happy with Eheim, I attribute all my issues with one filter I had to my LFS that sold me a bit of lemon. That said, I...
Forum: Equipment   11-30-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By talontsiawd
I like Eheim Jager heaters but they seem a bit...

I like Eheim Jager heaters but they seem a bit "underpowered" per wattage. I found that all my heaters besides this brand have usually been in the ball park if you look up heater calculators but...
Forum: Equipment   11-30-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By talontsiawd
The only thing I have had problems with is...

The only thing I have had problems with is leaving them outside, in sunlight, for long periods of time. The glass and silicone do fine, the rims can separate. I figure it is either exposure to...
Forum: Equipment   11-30-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By talontsiawd
I made one by simply putting an old check valve...

I made one by simply putting an old check valve into an oral syringe. Simple as that. It looked OK, worked great, and would be cheap to make, mine was free because I had everything. Just make sure...
Forum: Equipment   11-25-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By talontsiawd
Lily pipes don't seem like a good idea on a sump,...

Lily pipes don't seem like a good idea on a sump, you would have to somehow get the flow rate absolutely perfect which may not stay perfect for any reasonable period of time. Unless I am missing...
Forum: Equipment   11-23-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By talontsiawd
Yes and no. I did a fairly crude system as at...

Yes and no. I did a fairly crude system as at the time quality dosing pumps were really expensive. I did a fountain pump setup which worked great for my tank that was already on autopilot mode, I...
Forum: Equipment   11-22-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By talontsiawd
I have the same and get moisture on it. Never...

I have the same and get moisture on it. Never saw it as an issue. Actually, if you leave it off, you may actually get water in it, similar to an intank diffuser, it just takes longer.
Forum: Equipment   11-22-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By talontsiawd
The easiest way I have learned is to use a hand...

The easiest way I have learned is to use a hand planer (not electric) and hit the edges of the plastic slowly. You don't even need to get all the way to the glass, once you take enough plastic off,...
Forum: Substrate   11-20-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By talontsiawd
It should be. I stored mine for a few months dry...

It should be. I stored mine for a few months dry and it was basically the the same once wet. I wouldn't imagine it would be different for longer periods of time.
Forum: Lighting   11-20-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By talontsiawd
What would YOU put on your 60P?

I have researched lights enough to know my options. The main ones being ADA Aquasky, Current Sat Pro or E Series. BML is also an option.

I have always loved the idea of Kessil pendants but I...
Forum: Lighting   11-20-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By talontsiawd
I don't know how to tell, maybe it has total...

I don't know how to tell, maybe it has total wattage listed but I imagine the only real way is finding the ballast. That said, I found it to be totally harmless to use T5HO bulbs in a T5NO fixture. ...
Forum: Plants   11-19-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By talontsiawd
Temperature is more important than fast shipping....

Temperature is more important than fast shipping. I would say 4-5 days is fine. Anything that has taken longer than that still usually survives, but may melt too much to come back.
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