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Forum: Equipment   Today, 03:17 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By PlantedRich
Clamps are cheap insurance for sure. But then...

Clamps are cheap insurance for sure. But then there are still lots of things that can go wrong with most any brand filter, so I like to look for what can hold down the damage in more cases than just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Today, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By PlantedRich
Looking at the vid, I see little to change. What...

Looking at the vid, I see little to change. What I looked at was the way the plants seem to be moving in most all spots. With the powerhead, I might think you are getting close to the best you can...
Forum: Fish   Yesterday, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 126
Posted By PlantedRich
Sorry, Life does not Safely return to normal for...

Sorry, Life does not Safely return to normal for 10-days for me. Have you read up on the three stages of life for ich? the one you see is just the easy one. There are more at all time, some on the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 719
Posted By PlantedRich
Sounds right. We all get caught short at times....

Sounds right. We all get caught short at times. About all we can do is review the what and why and try to do better. No big thing though. Most of us we find worse if we keep at the game. I once...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 719
Posted By PlantedRich
Not easy to look back and see the true cause for...

Not easy to look back and see the true cause for fish death. One of the first things I do when I find I have dead/dying fish is first aid and then test. First aid is often fresh water but before...
Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By PlantedRich
So while we each will have a personal favorite,...

So while we each will have a personal favorite, that is really to be expected as there is no true "best" for all cases and all people. Some want low dollar at the expense of some things that others...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 01:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 719
Posted By PlantedRich
Ten sounds like a lot but then I have not used...

Ten sounds like a lot but then I have not used Prime lately and am not sure of the amount. I suspect it is more of a different cause than the chlorine or Prime.
Judging by feel can be a really...
Forum: Equipment   02-22-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By PlantedRich
On this point, it will pump it out as the motor...

On this point, it will pump it out as the motor is still running but if not the siphon action will take it down to the first place it can suck air. Some advise drilling a hole in the intake at some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-22-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By PlantedRich
You may be up against a hard spot. There are...

You may be up against a hard spot.
There are times when the deposits are left there and get too thick and seem to actually become part of the plastic. I have had some that just were there forever....
Forum: CO2Art Ltd   02-22-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 84
Posted By PlantedRich
Sounds like time for a "briefing" to make it make...

Sounds like time for a "briefing" to make it make more sense. Once done it will make lots more sense for the next time. Several small things that can save later grief.
Start at the CO2 tank and...
Forum: Equipment   02-21-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By PlantedRich
The old, really old, kind with the button to pop...

The old, really old, kind with the button to pop up to reset? If it is what I think, try this.
Pry the button up. This may take a knife blade, etc. Once up, turn the dial and then press the button...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By PlantedRich
A pretty standard question that often gets the...

A pretty standard question that often gets the "standard" answer. For hard water deposits which are often from minerals that are alkaline, using some form of acid will react and make it easier to...
Forum: Lighting   02-21-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By PlantedRich
Electricity and water are just like lot of things...

Electricity and water are just like lot of things we use every day. It takes just a small bit of knowledge and then a bit of common sense in using that knowledge.
We see everyday that folks don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By PlantedRich
I recommend starting small and just see how it...

I recommend starting small and just see how it goes. We sometimes get too concerned in this hobby with the worry that it won't work and we don't try it.
When I think of any hobby, this hobby has...
Forum: Lighting   02-21-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By PlantedRich
I'm an old hand at dealing with wet electronic...

I'm an old hand at dealing with wet electronic gizmos. I used to work in a mobil shop that dealt with pagers who fell into water!!!
Lamps are pretty simple things that are not prone to being...
Forum: Equipment   02-21-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By PlantedRich
I do not have any personal experience with it but...

I do not have any personal experience with it but might add some ideas that I see. As the others mentioned, it is different way of controlling the amount of CO2. Rather than pulling a solenoid and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By PlantedRich
Yes, I acquired an old beater tank at one point...

Yes, I acquired an old beater tank at one point and when I went to pick it up, the fish were included. Not one of my better moves and they were not a fish I was ready to do, I'm afraid. I have always...
Forum: Equipment   02-21-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By PlantedRich
I'm pretty cheap and pretty simple so that is...

I'm pretty cheap and pretty simple so that is often what I buy! Hope it helps somewhere.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By PlantedRich
Moving into the planted?

A look at my start may shed some light on low level, little risk starting into plants. I did not really mean to do it but then life has a way of moving us in funny directions. So a look may lead some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 02:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By PlantedRich
Talking Rather than clutter your post, I started anew one...

Rather than clutter your post, I started anew one on how my tanks progressed and whay I found could be done starting small and simple.
Link to the post:...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-20-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By PlantedRich
Shucks! Now everybody will know the secret. ...

Shucks! Now everybody will know the secret.
But that still leaves a lot of folks out as they will not want to get off their chair to go look!!
Forum: Equipment   02-20-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By PlantedRich
Part of the question of how best to measure the...

Part of the question of how best to measure the PH and relate it to the CO2 will always be how we each operate. For my use, I hate suction cups as they fail so often. I can make a workaround with...
Forum: Equipment   02-20-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By PlantedRich
While the clay might be workable for skilled...

While the clay might be workable for skilled hands, I always try to keep as much space working as possible. to get strong, might take more space than I would want to give. The craft mesh is a pretty...
Forum: Equipment   02-20-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By PlantedRich
I will say that I am now happy with this heater...

I will say that I am now happy with this heater as it is working good again. If you do get this type/brand, be aware that it has probes under the top cover and when they get too much muck/dirt on...
Forum: Equipment   02-20-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By PlantedRich
Trouble shooting is a step by step way to sort...

Trouble shooting is a step by step way to sort through this.
Start at the tank to verify it has gas. Assuming is a good way to waste lots of time so check in an organized way. Your tank has a tare...
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