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Forum: Lighting   04-07-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By mach_six
Look at your energy bill and find out how much...

Look at your energy bill and find out how much you pay for kW and then calculate it based on duration and wattage using online energy calc sites.

For plants that aren't picky about K rating, it's...
Forum: Lighting   04-07-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By mach_six
Not $25 here in NJ, they're more like $35-40 for...

Not $25 here in NJ, they're more like $35-40 for the fixture. I just picked up the 2 bulb set only they sold for $25, I replaced my basement lights and they are very bright.

I grew plants with...
Forum: Fish   04-07-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,283
Posted By mach_six
I've had redtail tinfoil barbs before in a 125G,...

I've had redtail tinfoil barbs before in a 125G, there's 2 types commonly sold in pet stores and could be Altus and schwanenfeldii, where as the latter has the black stripe on the tails other fins...
Forum: Lighting   08-07-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By mach_six
This is probably a good deal to make me shop...

This is probably a good deal to make me shop there, haven't done so since their buyout and now charging tax.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-01-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By mach_six
You can do it anytime, they are having a 30% off...

You can do it anytime, they are having a 30% off sale on Aug 6-8 weekend. So best to go in now and ask to see their stock list they usually order from so they get it by then.

The one I go to gets...
Forum: Lighting   08-01-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By mach_six
I would recommend getting a reputable LED fixture...

I would recommend getting a reputable LED fixture or at least something that has some warranty. Never had any luck with the LED floodlights which will end up costing you extra if you need to replace...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-01-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By mach_six
68 isn't cold. I lost power for a 3 days...

68 isn't cold.

I lost power for a 3 days during Sandy and my corals survived less than 60 degree water and barely any circulation the last 2 days since I have no more batteries.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-26-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,347
Posted By mach_six
It's also on their site so it's not a targeted...

It's also on their site so it's not a targeted mailing.

http://www.petco.com/petco_Page_PC_friendsandfamily.aspx
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-26-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,347
Posted By mach_six
the pictures says starts 6/28... They have...

the pictures says starts 6/28...

They have a F&F event until Sunday, 20% if you received their coupon in the email.
Forum: Lighting   06-26-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By mach_six
I don't know their warranties but similar 20W...

I don't know their warranties but similar 20W from somewhere else didn't last long even a 3-4 months.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-24-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,347
Posted By mach_six
the 10G tanks I have from aqueon and tetra are...

the 10G tanks I have from aqueon and tetra are not the same dimensions... Tetra is a little smaller.
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic   06-22-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,438
Posted By mach_six
I bought a few refurbished light fixtures from...

I bought a few refurbished light fixtures from them from them over the years and they've worked as I've expected them. Maybe mine where the short lived units that people returned! The protective...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-21-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By mach_six
Do you mean Coralvue?

Do you mean Coralvue?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-20-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,524
Posted By mach_six
If anything inverts will die from ammonia and...

If anything inverts will die from ammonia and nitrites. I'm surprised your otos are still alive considering they die even if the tank is cycled.

I would test every week until the parameters are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-20-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By mach_six
Here's an idea, stopping asking questions and...

Here's an idea, stopping asking questions and create a FS thread of your plant stock and list your methods of payment and shipping costs.

As for pricing, I always get an idea from other sellers...
Forum: Fish   06-18-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By mach_six
I bought the pellet version for my marine tank...

I bought the pellet version for my marine tank initially but don't have enough fish to eat it before it will expire so I made it a staple for my freshwater tank and Amano shrimps.

Unfortunately...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-11-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By mach_six
IME, I find macroalgae overall to be more fickle...

IME, I find macroalgae overall to be more fickle than corals.

Sometimes they just die or certain types die while others types thrive.

Right now after like a 3rd attempt in many years, I'm...
Forum: Equipment   06-07-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By mach_six
Why would you want to risk flooding your floor or...

Why would you want to risk flooding your floor or causing an electrical hazard. If you're going to do that, at least be home and be able to monitor all the time or set it up safely on a separate...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-06-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,478
Posted By mach_six
And like roaches, those tiny snails will multiply...

And like roaches, those tiny snails will multiply if left unchecked. I siphon them weekly in my shrimp tank or crush their shells for food but I rather get rid of them entirely.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-05-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,478
Posted By mach_six
they're Pests because they can survive and thrive...

they're Pests because they can survive and thrive where as desirable are usually weaker.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-02-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By mach_six
Search Plastidip on aquariums. It will peel off...

Search Plastidip on aquariums. It will peel off if you want to change colors later but not sure how many colors are available.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-02-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By mach_six
You must be a light sleeper. Try wooden...

You must be a light sleeper. Try wooden airstones that are usually used for saltwater air lift skimmer.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-01-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By mach_six
Sorry, it appears I'm mistaken on sea grasses and...

Sorry, it appears I'm mistaken on sea grasses and CO2. It does benefit it but most aquarist do not use CO2 for macroalgae / sea grass tanks.

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-04/sl/

I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-31-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By mach_six
Seagrasses in general seems to be more difficult...

Seagrasses in general seems to be more difficult than macro algae to make thrive long term. For the macro algae and seagrass, co2 won't really have much of an impact on their growth. As long as the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-31-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By mach_six
If they don't sense a threat from the fish they...

If they don't sense a threat from the fish they will be out more.
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