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Forum: Substrate   06-07-2016, 07:33 AM
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There are no organic compounds or much carbon in...

There are no organic compounds or much carbon in this material. It all got burned off.
Forum: Equipment   05-13-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By audioaficionado
After the tank and regulator, you'll also need...

After the tank and regulator, you'll also need needle valve and check valve, plumbing parts. There are some good threads here on how to source and put a custom kit together. It'll take some patience...
Forum: Equipment   05-13-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By audioaficionado
I've got nothing but mechanical filtration. My...

I've got nothing but mechanical filtration. My plants do the bio filtration work.
Forum: Equipment   05-12-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By audioaficionado
Victor - VTS 450D $40 ebay 2012 ...

Victor - VTS 450D $40 ebay 2012

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=36068&d=1318562816

By the time you add up everything it came to $300. I was using fermenting wine...
Forum: Equipment   05-12-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By audioaficionado
My fish will experience almost a 20F temperature...

My fish will experience almost a 20F temperature swing, but it will be over two days. Right now they don't need a heater as the average indoor temps are in the low 70s.
Forum: Equipment   05-11-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By audioaficionado
A complete kit makes it easy, but if you can...

A complete kit makes it easy, but if you can build it from custom parts, it will be exactly what you want.
Forum: Equipment   05-11-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By audioaficionado
And so are the fish :frown2:

And so are the fish :frown2:
Forum: Equipment   05-11-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By audioaficionado
The B apparently indicates an integrated UV bulb....

The B apparently indicates an integrated UV bulb. Not interested in the additional complexity involved.

There are the 300, 400 & 500 series that overlap somewhat in their GPH outputs. What are the...
Forum: Equipment   05-11-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By audioaficionado
I bought a used Victor oxygen regulator on ebay...

I bought a used Victor oxygen regulator on ebay and changed the tank fitting to a CO2 fitting.
Forum: Equipment   05-11-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By audioaficionado
Sun Sun! That was the name I was trying to...

Sun Sun! That was the name I was trying to remember. Thanx

I have a 45gal tall tank 36"x24"x12". What is a good turnover rate?

It's a high-tech setup, but lately I've been neglecting it. I...
Forum: Equipment   05-11-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By audioaficionado
Need new filtration system

I have an old Marineland 350 canister filter and it's a PITA to clean so I don't do frequently enough. Don't want to spend too much on a German brand lol. Last time I was around here there were those...
Forum: Equipment   05-11-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By audioaficionado
I haven't touched the heater in over a year. It...

I haven't touched the heater in over a year. It just started going South on me. I think it has a bi-metal thermostat element and not the newer digital or electronic control. I'll take it out and see...
Forum: Equipment   05-11-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By audioaficionado
Wow! Prices sure have gone up since 2012.

Wow! Prices sure have gone up since 2012.
Forum: Equipment   05-11-2016, 03:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By audioaficionado
The preferred way would be to get both good...

The preferred way would be to get both good heater and temp controller and set the heater just a little higher than the temp controller. Heater thermostat won't wear out and it will be the fail safe...
Forum: Equipment   05-11-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By audioaficionado
Eheim submersible heater started cooking my tank

We've noticed that the tank seemed warm to the touch. Finally checked it out and it was up to 90F. I got the Eheim to help prevent this sort of thing. It was set to 80F, but has slowly creeped up....
Forum: Tank Journals   04-29-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,512
Posted By audioaficionado
That's exactly the size tank I want. I'd settle...

That's exactly the size tank I want. I'd settle for an 8' 240gal if I had to.
Forum: Aquascaping   04-29-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,582
Posted By audioaficionado
Using low light slower growing plants can be just...

Using low light slower growing plants can be just as beautiful a result as high-tech tanks. Don't have to trim all the time either ;)
Forum: Tank Journals   04-19-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 29,619
Posted By audioaficionado
Just had eye surgery. Nice to have two eyes...

Just had eye surgery. Nice to have two eyes again. All the better to see your tank Kathy. Beautiful and natural look to it. My tank is a mess, but has tons of over growth. I fill up a 5 gal bucket...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-25-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 144,353
Posted By audioaficionado
Crushed coral eh. I might have to look into that....

Crushed coral eh. I might have to look into that. All my snails slowly died off and I think it was due to too little TDS. Even their shells disappeared within a few months.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-21-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 113,301
Posted By audioaficionado
Too bad you're 500 miles away or I'd take it off...

Too bad you're 500 miles away or I'd take it off your hands.
Forum: Photography   05-12-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 43,171
Posted By audioaficionado
Late? How so? I've had a Canon for awhile now...

Late? How so? I've had a Canon for awhile now albeit a P&S in 2007. I've been wanting a DSLR for some time now, but didn't have the funds available. Now I do and decided to get a used kit to save...
Forum: Photography   05-11-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 43,171
Posted By audioaficionado
In addition to my Canon Power Shot A590 P&S, I've...

In addition to my Canon Power Shot A590 P&S, I've just ordered a used Canon Digital Rebel T2i and a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom to go with it. The prices finally came down low enough for me to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-30-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 190,414
Posted By audioaficionado
I haven't checked my CO2 levels in over a year....

I haven't checked my CO2 levels in over a year. Just eye balled the bubble rate and watch the fish. The plants will grow and choke up the whole tank in about 2-3 months if I don't do heavy pruning....
Forum: Lighting   04-19-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 249,749
Posted By audioaficionado
Maybe go with a coarse sand or fine gravel...

Maybe go with a coarse sand or fine gravel substrate. You want to avoid too fine a substrate. Osmecote Plus will eventually end up on the substrate surface as little resin balls. You can ignore them...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-04-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By audioaficionado
Even if you boiled it, the spores will still be...

Even if you boiled it, the spores will still be in the tank to reinoculate the mold. It should drown once you fill the tank.
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