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Forum: Fish 09-01-2003, 02:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,727
Posted By Pancake
I've seen them called "simensis" before. ...

I've seen them called "simensis" before.




Pancake
Forum: Fish 08-31-2003, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By Pancake
" How do you get a 45' angle? " On my...

" How do you get a 45' angle? "


On my flash you can angle it but only upward so its 45' angle upward and then I use a stofen-omni bounce.That way all the light reflections from the glass also go...
Forum: Fish 08-31-2003, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By Pancake
Are you using a macro lens like a hoya +4 or just...

Are you using a macro lens like a hoya +4 or just the built in macro on the camera?I used to use the built in macro on my fuji but later started using a +4 diopter that I bought off ebay for $1...
Forum: Lighting 08-29-2003, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By Pancake
Can you guys suggest any ballast and bulb combo...

Can you guys suggest any ballast and bulb combo for use on a 20gal tank.The tank is 24" long I'm pretty sure from what I recall.

Last night I spent about half an hour staring at...
Forum: Lighting 08-28-2003, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By Pancake
I am trying to find out if there is any ballasts...

I am trying to find out if there is any ballasts at homedepot type places that carry a ballast that could be wired to drive
PC bulbs.I know depot carries a lot of ballasts and some say for use with...
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2003, 03:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By Pancake
I just saw this at home depot and thought it...

I just saw this at home depot and thought it looked good but maybe someone knows something about them?


Here is a link to a description:
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Forum: Lighting 07-12-2003, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By Pancake
The other day I saw big sheets of sheet metal for...

The other day I saw big sheets of sheet metal for sale at home depot.You would have to cut it and bend it to shape though.I've been thinking about trying it myself.




Pancake
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2003, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Pancake
Hey ever tried hps lights on an aquarium by any...

Hey ever tried hps lights on an aquarium by any chance or is it to much red and not enough blue light?Just curious because they are so cheap to buy.You can get 150w hps at homedepot for around $70 I...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2003, 02:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,035
Posted By Pancake
Yes m.lemay the motor is sealed with epoxy but...

Yes m.lemay the motor is sealed with epoxy but the cord exit hole is not sealed.Air can and does get drawn into the upper chamber of the filter housing through the cord hole.

Thats great news Rex...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2003, 05:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,035
Posted By Pancake
The Filstar leaks air(and water)through the...

The Filstar leaks air(and water)through the electrical cord inlet.Then the bubbles churn and create the noise.




Pancake
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2003, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By Pancake
I believe it uses the same principal the...

I believe it uses the same principal the Carbo-plus uses.It's based on the method of electrolosis to create Co2 but it depletes your KH in doing so.I have heard bad things reading around but on the...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2003, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By Pancake
One goes on the inside and thats your input where...

One goes on the inside and thats your input where the water is sucked up through.then it loops over the top of the tank and goes on to your filter wherever you have it mounted.


The return goes...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2003, 01:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,521
Posted By Pancake
If all the Xp series filters are the same design...

If all the Xp series filters are the same design but just different sizes then this is just really strange.What are the odds I would buy 2 different filters that are defective like that I wonder and...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2003, 04:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,521
Posted By Pancake
Are any of you using the xp1?.The cord hole is on...

Are any of you using the xp1?.The cord hole is on the output side on the xp1.If you open up the xp1 inside you'll find a pump coated in epoxy with a cord coming out.The cord is submerged in water...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2003, 12:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,521
Posted By Pancake
My 2 cents worth on the Filstar.Although most...

My 2 cents worth on the Filstar.Although most people have good things to say about the Filstars there is one problem I know of.The design flaw allows water to leak out the same hole the electrical...
Forum: Algae 05-22-2003, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By Pancake
Be careful with that diatom filter media.It...

Be careful with that diatom filter media.It causes cancer and can damage your lungs if you inhale any of it.This is why diatom filters are not the best alternative and I'm surprised it's not...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2003, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By Pancake
Hehe I did the same thing.You got it figured out...

Hehe I did the same thing.You got it figured out though so good luck and its really a great regulator by the way.





Pancake
Forum: Algae 05-21-2003, 01:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By Pancake
My Phoshates levels I don't know because I can...

My Phoshates levels I don't know because I can never find a test for it.I know that I never knowingly add any.I forgot to say my substrate is Onyx sand and thats the only iron source in there that I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-21-2003, 01:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Pancake
OK yah thats right I forgot the temperature you...

OK yah thats right I forgot the temperature you need the water to be is 120` not boiling.At 120` kno3 is something like 3 times more soluble.It was along time ago when I did it the way I described so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-20-2003, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Pancake
If you end up settling on stump remover Grants is...

If you end up settling on stump remover Grants is good.Also if your paranoid about it not being pure you can dissolve as much as possible into boiling water then filter it through a coffee...
Forum: Algae 05-20-2003, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By Pancake
I'm haveing the same problem in my tank.The 1st...

I'm haveing the same problem in my tank.The 1st time my water became cloudy I did the 4 day lights out trick and it did clear the water but it was only temporary.One week later and its worse than...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2003, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By Pancake
If you have access to a diatom filter like the...

If you have access to a diatom filter like the Vortex it will destroy all the ich parasites by filtering them out.



Pancake
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2003, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,733
Posted By Pancake
Wow hope you keep this updated.It sounds like an...

Wow hope you keep this updated.It sounds like an awsome setup goodluck with it.






Pancake
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2003, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By Pancake
I use the tube with holes setup in the horizontal...

I use the tube with holes setup in the horizontal fashion.Works good for me but I have to turn the flow down alot so it doesn't disturb the surface to much and let out all my co2.I'm using the xp1 on...
Forum: Lighting 04-16-2003, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Pancake
Right now I'm leaning towards the duel setup in...

Right now I'm leaning towards the duel setup in series ODx2 like you suggest GulfCoastAquarian.Thanks ...



Pancake
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