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Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-12-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,539
Posted By NJAquaBarren
I don't mind MTS per se, but I do mind their...

I don't mind MTS per se, but I do mind their shells. In a year you'll have thousands of empty shells littering the substrate. That I hate.
Forum: Equipment   01-26-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,012
Posted By NJAquaBarren
Thanks Rich. I use Teflon for all other joints,...

Thanks Rich. I use Teflon for all other joints, just thought I read somewhere not to use Teflon for joining the solenoid to the manifold as its a difficult area to wrap perfectly and Teflon material...
Forum: Equipment   01-25-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,012
Posted By NJAquaBarren
What preferred for the threads connecting the...

What preferred for the threads connecting the solenoid to the manifold - Teflon, or goo?


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Forum: Tank Journals   12-31-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 19,033
Posted By NJAquaBarren
After a while substrate is full of detritus that...

After a while substrate is full of detritus that isn't easily removed...hundreds of snail shells, dead roots... Ada replaces their Aquasoil in their tanks annually.

Last redo I skimmed the top...
Forum: Equipment   12-30-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,012
Posted By NJAquaBarren
Thanks Rich. Figured it was a mod. Glad it's a...

Thanks Rich. Figured it was a mod. Glad it's a simple one. The Clippard plug looks like a secure option and would have to splice it to a PS. That should be fairly simple as well.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Equipment   12-30-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,012
Posted By NJAquaBarren
Noob question. How do you get power to the...

Noob question. How do you get power to the Mouse? I like the plug option, but that ends in wires. Can you get power supplies with compatible spade ends, or are you splicing something in no matter...
Forum: Substrate   12-27-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By NJAquaBarren
Switching to eco complete. Questions!

Buy a cheap tub and put tank water, fish and plants in it. Let your filter run against the tub. It will keep things running fine.

After gravel, hardscape is setup in tank start replanting. Move...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-23-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,728
Posted By NJAquaBarren
Project 90-P [update 140416]

They aren't making them any longer. I've been trying to buy one from them, but all they can offer is the ADA-clone gray. Shame. I'd buy most of their system, but that cabinet just doesn't cut it for...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   12-22-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By NJAquaBarren
A favorite. Wish I'd had the chance to see him in...

A favorite. Wish I'd had the chance to see him in person. RIP
Forum: Equipment   12-22-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By NJAquaBarren
I have a Fluval E-series and they have been...

I have a Fluval E-series and they have been reliable. Probably 4 years now. I like the digital display too. Comes in handy.
Forum: Lighting   12-22-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By NJAquaBarren
I run a Skky light on one with great results. Be...

I run a Skky light on one with great results. Be sure to get the white one, it has a better spectrum for freshwater.
http://innovative-marine.com/skkye-light/clamp-8.html

I also have an e...
Forum: Equipment   12-20-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,678
Posted By NJAquaBarren
What's the part number on this ASCO mini...

What's the part number on this ASCO mini solenoids. Look nice.

I'm also lusting for a vernier handle, but I have to ask...how useful are they really? Do they really help with adjustments, and...
Forum: Equipment   12-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,678
Posted By NJAquaBarren
How long will that tank last? Didn't I see...

How long will that tank last?
Didn't I see something like that in Goldfinger? [emoji4]
Forum: Equipment   12-20-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By NJAquaBarren
Best location would be where water is flowing...

Best location would be where water is flowing down such as the wall opposite your outflow.
Forum: Fish   12-19-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By NJAquaBarren
CPDs will eat your Juvie shrimp. B.brigatae might...

CPDs will eat your Juvie shrimp. B.brigatae might be safer.
Forum: Equipment   12-17-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By NJAquaBarren
Looks like they aren't the best choice. Thanks.

Looks like they aren't the best choice. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment   12-16-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By NJAquaBarren
No one knowledgable about bellows valves? They...

No one knowledgable about bellows valves? They seem perfectly suitable. Maybe overkill, but will work fine.
Forum: Equipment   12-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By NJAquaBarren
Bellows Metering Valves

Was wondering if bellows metering valves were suitable for our purposes. I don't know anything about them, but I have one application where the long body and big knob would be helpful.
Forum: Equipment   12-08-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By NJAquaBarren
It's common for a very dirty impeller to stick...

It's common for a very dirty impeller to stick after a filter is stopped for awhile.

I wouldn't clean it with each pre-filter change, but anytime I open it up for a total cleaning, the impelled...
Forum: Fish   12-02-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,308
Posted By NJAquaBarren
How would you define interesting? Rainbows are...

How would you define interesting? Rainbows are aggressive feeders that attack whatever enter the tank, striking flakes or live food the same with lot of guts and splashing. They'll leave most small...
Forum: Fish   12-02-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By NJAquaBarren
How small? The Blue-eyed rainbows are great,...

How small?

The Blue-eyed rainbows are great, P. getrudae is a favorite. Very entertaining and beautiful fish.

Endlers are also hardy and entertaining.

b. Brigitae are nicest of the very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-02-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,254
Posted By NJAquaBarren
It's fine it if it serves a purpose. Pros:...

It's fine it if it serves a purpose.

Pros:
-Great for diffusing too strong light.
-Great for a food source for fish that like it such as many Rainbows.
-Easy to scoop it up and remove...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-02-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By NJAquaBarren
If you have enough horsepower in your filter, you...

If you have enough horsepower in your filter, you shouldn't need the extra power heads.

I find the intake/output setup that you depict works very well and there isn't any n eyed for more I n my...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-26-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 43,911
Posted By NJAquaBarren
Where's he been?

Where's he been?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By NJAquaBarren
I've had Amanos in with Bosemani for years. No...

I've had Amanos in with Bosemani for years. No problems. Very occasionally if a shrimp swims by in open water they may pick at it, but I've never seen one eaten.
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