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Forum: Equipment   01-01-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By pmcarbrey
That tank looks amazing for its age....

That tank looks amazing for its age. Unfortunately it looks like it will be very difficult to use anything other than a sponge filter unless you have custom lily pipes made for a canister filter
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-01-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By pmcarbrey
Is it really a surprise to anyone considering the...

Is it really a surprise to anyone considering the language (putting * over a few letters doesn't make it acceptable) and overall tone of the thread? Use some common sense people. If you spend and...
Forum: Lighting   12-28-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By pmcarbrey
nice to see a review on these, I considered...

nice to see a review on these, I considered getting one until I realized the finnex for a 90cm tank was cheaper.
Forum: Equipment   12-27-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
  Ro/di
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Posted By pmcarbrey
Bulk reef supply units are fairly priced and high...

Bulk reef supply units are fairly priced and high quality. There is no point in disconnecting the DI chamber or removing it, it will go bad before you ever remember to put it back in, not to mention...
Forum: Fish   12-22-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By pmcarbrey
That's a pretty wide variety of fish. Some...

That's a pretty wide variety of fish.
Some issues I see:

The following will pick at and/or kill your shrimp:
Dario dario
German ram
Threadfin rainbowfish
Gertrude rainbowfish
Forktail...
Forum: Substrate   12-20-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By pmcarbrey
:surprise: I personally buy from aqua...

:surprise:


I personally buy from aqua forest aquarium.

27l in a 29g would give you roughly 4.25 inches depth
Forum: Substrate   12-20-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By pmcarbrey
I personally wouldn't. you can get 3 bags for 131...

I personally wouldn't. you can get 3 bags for 131 shipped ($18.37/g) or pay 60($12/g) for used soil, that may may have already lost its buffering capacity.

In my opinion, used aquasoil (or any...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   12-19-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By pmcarbrey
Go to a local reef shop, ask for "purple stick" 2...

Go to a local reef shop, ask for "purple stick" 2 part epoxy sticks. one of those should be plenty to weigh it down, and it comes with the guarantee of being safe for your tank.

Personally just...
Forum: Fish   12-17-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By pmcarbrey
If you're going to keep breeding, either separate...

If you're going to keep breeding, either separate or cull her. In my opinion it's not worth further compromising your line. While I understand breeding is likely not your primary goal, allowing a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-16-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By pmcarbrey
Honestly if you have that low of tds out the tap...

Honestly if you have that low of tds out the tap you may be able to get away with just the RO buddy. I'd replace the membrane with a 99% rejection rate DOW membrane though, that way you'll be getting...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-16-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By pmcarbrey
Not a bad unit at all, worth noting though that...

Not a bad unit at all, worth noting though that it requires inline one use sediment and carbon attachments, which in the long run will cost more than the standard cartridges used by the larger units...
Forum: DIY   12-14-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By pmcarbrey
Yes, got a buddy from High-school who nearly...

Yes, got a buddy from High-school who nearly killed himself welding, tank burst valve went and he thought he could just quickly swap tanks and finish up what he was working on. He passed out right as...
Forum: DIY   12-14-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By pmcarbrey
When you overdose co2 your fish do not die from...

When you overdose co2 your fish do not die from stress they are suffocating. Gasses in the blood diffuse from areas of high concentration to low through the lungs in humans, and the gills in fish....
Forum: Equipment   12-13-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,555
Posted By pmcarbrey
I've seen some bad advice on this site over the...

I've seen some bad advice on this site over the years, but this is by far the worst.


Regulators and solenoids are the last thing in this hobby that I'd cheap out on. The money you'd save will...
Forum: Fish   12-12-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By pmcarbrey
It's a powder you mix with water to make a gel...

It's a powder you mix with water to make a gel food. It's a high quality food that is made specifically for different fish
Forum: Equipment   12-11-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By pmcarbrey
You could buy a set of eheim quick connects, all...

You could buy a set of eheim quick connects, all they are is a union with ball valves on each side
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-11-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,817
Posted By pmcarbrey
This post is six years old, and the user who...

This post is six years old, and the user who started it has been inactive for 3 years.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-11-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,817
Posted By pmcarbrey
reviving the dead are we?

reviving the dead are we?
Forum: Equipment   12-10-2016, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By pmcarbrey
Ah. Well it will be on a 20# tank, so I doubt...

Ah. Well it will be on a 20# tank, so I doubt I'll ever notice a small leak. Assuming it stays small.
Forum: Equipment   12-10-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By pmcarbrey
Any experience with the reliability? I know it's...

Any experience with the reliability? I know it's cheap, but if it's semi reliable I don't mind upgrading the needle valve or solenoid.
Forum: Equipment   12-10-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By pmcarbrey
Aquatek regulator information

Was given this as a gift, I've never dealt with the aquatek line before, and I cant find anything on this specific model. Is it worth using? Or should I just piece one together off eBay as originally...
Forum: Fish   12-06-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By pmcarbrey
I'm guessing the species is Hypostomus...

I'm guessing the species is Hypostomus plecostomus. Patterning varies based upon collection location, it originates from a number of different areas in south america, all with slightly different...
Forum: Fish   12-05-2016, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By pmcarbrey
Common pleco. You'll find them at any pet store.

Common pleco. You'll find them at any pet store.
Forum: Equipment   12-03-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By pmcarbrey
use plastidip, It looks good, is easy to apply,...

use plastidip, It looks good, is easy to apply, and isn't permanent, so if somewhere down the line you want a different look, it is easy to change.

It comes in a spraycan or roll on form, either...
Forum: Fish   12-02-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By pmcarbrey
In the furure, a 30 day quarantine for all new...

In the furure, a 30 day quarantine for all new fish will save you a lot of time and effort.

As far as the snakes go, permethrin is your best bet. Spray every three days, just be careful. We have...
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