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Forum: Lighting 09-16-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By blink
Sunblasters are great but I had poor luck with...

Sunblasters are great but I had poor luck with mine, it lasted about 3 months of daily use then another 3 months of undercounter kitchen lighting use before it started flickering and intermittently...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 09-16-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,221
Posted By blink
I saw that on aquatic plant society as well, is...

I saw that on aquatic plant society as well, is there an expected due date for these new lights?
Pricing estimates?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-23-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By blink
Please help an artist win some recognition, just a like on Facebook would help

Im hoping for some help from you fine folks.
My wife entered a contest sponsored by the art gallery to design an image that promotes Alberta. She put in a ton of work to find the best Alberta...
Forum: Lighting 02-27-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By blink
Aqualighter - Does anyone use them?

I was wandering through the reef forums researching something for my wife and I came across these lights, made in Ukraine and they make fixtures for freshwater as well but I haven't found much...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By blink
Thanks for the answers everyone. I think I'm...

Thanks for the answers everyone.
I think I'm going to use the Xp3 and one of my aquaclears, maybe I'll sell the 206 or keep it as a spare. I just want to reduce clutter a little and get things...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By blink
I've got a sump on my 90 gallon and I have to...

I've got a sump on my 90 gallon and I have to confess, I hate it.

The added water movement and splashing have it evaporating a lot more than a prior open topped 90 gallon, about a gallon a day...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By blink
Bueller.... Bueller?

Bueller.... Bueller?
Forum: Algae 12-01-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By blink
It's a 33 gallon measuring 25x18x21" I'm using...

It's a 33 gallon measuring 25x18x21"
I'm using a Fluval 205 for filtration.

I'm only dosing Flourish Comprehensive right now, things were pretty stable before we left and I hadn't begun a full...
Forum: Algae 11-30-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By blink
It's like a second skin but slimy, BGA or something else?

My newish 33 gallon developed a skin of slimy green algae while we were away for a week and it's been hanging on for 3 weeks and I'm tired of scraping it off and hoping it'll go away.

- primarily...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-30-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,628
Posted By blink
I've been remiss and not keeping this log...

I've been remiss and not keeping this log updated, so remiss in fact that this tank has been shut down for a couple months.

It was fun but my fish never really thrived in here, the plants did ok...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By blink
Which filter combo?

I'm setting up a 67 gallon for my rainbowfish and I'm torn on what to do for filtration.

I've got the following:
Fluval 206
Rena Xp3
Aquaclear 100
Aquaclear 70
Aquaclear 50

I'd like to use...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By blink
They look good but you may want to slap some...

They look good but you may want to slap some clamps on them babies
Forum: Tank Journals 07-25-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,747
Posted By blink
It looks like a great start, congrats on stealing...

It looks like a great start, congrats on stealing that Osaka :tongue:
Forum: Aquascaping 07-20-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By blink
Are you talking about this tank?...

Are you talking about this tank? http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11390248

Or just a regular 24x13x13" 15 gallon?

I don't think the Maculatus will make much use of the...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By blink
I just got an Aquatek R-78 used and while I...

I just got an Aquatek R-78 used and while I haven't set it up yet, it feels solid and the guy I bought it from spoke highly of it.

http://aquatek-california.com/co2-regulator-solenoid/

Second...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-18-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By blink
Tons of room for food prep if you move the dish...

Tons of room for food prep if you move the dish drying rack. Gotta remember, you are prepping it, not laying it out for a funeral with full honors and a flag draped over it.
Chop it, mix it n...
Forum: Fish 07-18-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By blink
I've got mine in a 25 gallon cube but I'll be...

I've got mine in a 25 gallon cube but I'll be moving them into a 33 when it stabilizes and finishes cycling.
Right now it's a bit of a mash up but in the 33 it'll be CPDs as far as the eye can...
Forum: Fish 07-17-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By blink
Every one of my adult CPDs is over 1", some of...

Every one of my adult CPDs is over 1", some of the big males are around 1.25".
Definitely not pearl danios either.
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,630
Posted By blink
Hmm, I thought they did, I must have been...

Hmm, I thought they did, I must have been thinking of a different size then.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-14-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By blink
You've got a pile o dishes to do ;) The tank...

You've got a pile o dishes to do ;)

The tank looks great, maybe it's just the angle of the photos, but the kitchen side seems really dark while the opposite side is much better lit.
Forum: Photography 07-14-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 951
Posted By blink
It's an addictive and expensive hobby so I'd...

It's an addictive and expensive hobby so I'd suggest starting with either the most basic intro level equipment and planning on selling most or all of it, or if you think you are going to like it, get...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By blink
Sorry for the slow response, my jeep was hit...

Sorry for the slow response, my jeep was hit (parked in front of my house) and written off on Wednesday so I've been a bit, erm, occupied the last couple days.

The tank was sitting on it's...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,630
Posted By blink
I would not be satisfied if my new ADA tank was...

I would not be satisfied if my new ADA tank was that far out of square but I put ADA to pretty high standards because of their much higher cost.

My wife's Mr.Aqua 12 long was not quite perfectly...
Forum: Photography 07-14-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By blink
Go to a real camera store, tell them what you...

Go to a real camera store, tell them what you want to do and how much you want to spend. Make sure and look at their used cameras, open box models, refurbs, deals are out there if you are willing to...
Forum: Lighting 07-14-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By blink
I use philips mini-twister daylight compact...

I use philips mini-twister daylight compact fluorescent and they work like a charm but I find that balancing light vs. algae is a real challenge because they're not dimmable. I always seem to have...
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