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Forum: Equipment   04-21-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By AndreyT
Acrylic has high thermal expansion coefficient....

Acrylic has high thermal expansion coefficient. If the tank is kept at temperature higher than surrounding room temperature (which is normally the case), a simple non-framed acrylic cover will bend -...
Forum: Equipment   03-02-2017, 03:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,178
Posted By AndreyT
The reason we call a gas tank siphon a "siphon"...

The reason we call a gas tank siphon a "siphon" is because it is indeed a classic genuine siphon: the hose goes upwards first, through the gas tank inlet, and then drops down into the receiving...
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,178
Posted By AndreyT
Um... Why do they use the word "siphon" to refer...

Um... Why do they use the word "siphon" to refer to an ordinary drain pipe? What's "siphon" about it? Where does the siphon principle come into play there?

Did they just want to use a...
Forum: Equipment   02-28-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,178
Posted By AndreyT
A sump is superior at oxygenating specifically...

A sump is superior at oxygenating specifically because is perturbs the stream and does a lot of splashing. And this is why it makes noise and also intensively outgasses CO2. The moment you make your...
Forum: Equipment   02-27-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,178
Posted By AndreyT
Yes. But that would immediately kill almost every...

Yes. But that would immediately kill almost every single advantage a sump might possibly have over a canister.
Forum: Equipment   10-11-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By AndreyT
I have been using my 306 for 4.5 years now....

I have been using my 306 for 4.5 years now. Nothing is broken off, no cracks, no problems whatsoever.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-03-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By AndreyT
Well, to be fair, many (or most) Internet forum...

Well, to be fair, many (or most) Internet forum engines aggressively re-compress uploaded images (to save space). The quality of the image drops significantly.
Forum: Equipment   09-20-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By AndreyT
If you want to try a carbon shaft, these will...

If you want to try a carbon shaft, these will work. Just make sure you get a solid one, not a hollow tube.



Yes.

A carbon rod is actually a bunch of tightly packed and bonded carbon strands...
Forum: Equipment   09-20-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By AndreyT
Generator? Do you literally mean "generator"? Or...

Generator? Do you literally mean "generator"? Or are you actually thinking about regulator for pressurized CO2 system?
Forum: Equipment   09-20-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By AndreyT
AquaClear filters are known to be noisy when they...

AquaClear filters are known to be noisy when they are new (or when they have been thorougly cleaned). Usually when such filter is allowed to run for a while (a couple of days), the noise gradually...
Forum: Equipment   08-16-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By AndreyT
In that case you are perfectly fine. The...

In that case you are perfectly fine.

The only situations that might pose some difficulties with that setup is when your filter is not yet primed (i.e the hoses are empty) and you have to prime...
Forum: Equipment   08-16-2016, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By AndreyT
Canister filters do not really have to "pull"...

Canister filters do not really have to "pull" anything anywhere. As long as your intake and outflow are submerged under tank water level and the system is fully primed, your canister filter remains a...
Forum: Equipment   06-04-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By AndreyT
But isn't that exactly how everyone uses Python...

But isn't that exactly how everyone uses Python for water changes? One uses the faucet to start the siphon, then the faucet is immediately shut off. Water flows by itself.

Running the faucet...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-02-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By AndreyT
Misspelled "seiryu" (neither post got it right). ...

Misspelled "seiryu" (neither post got it right).
...
Forum: Equipment   06-01-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By AndreyT
No reason to do that whatsoever.

No reason to do that whatsoever.
Forum: Equipment   05-31-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By AndreyT
If your spraybar is restricting the flow (and it...

If your spraybar is restricting the flow (and it is restricting the flow, judging by your description), then the length of the arc is not an accurate measure of the nominal flow (GPH) produced be the...
Forum: Equipment   05-30-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By AndreyT
Plastidip.

Plastidip.
Forum: Equipment   05-26-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By AndreyT
The first question here is: do you actually have...

The first question here is: do you actually have that "screw on the front"? Some regulators are adjustable, some are not. If your regulator is of non-adjustable variety, then what you have "on the...
Forum: Equipment   05-26-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By AndreyT
By design of this filter, it cannot suffer from a...

By design of this filter, it cannot suffer from a 100% bypass. It is not possible and nobody is complaining about something like that. The very top filter tray in the stack cannot possibly be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-24-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By AndreyT
That's actually far from reality. Pressure of...

That's actually far from reality. Pressure of water in the aquarium cannot force anything down. Water pressure acts evenly in all directions as our good old friend Pascal explained, it does not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-24-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By AndreyT
Simply saying something like "I don't use the...

Simply saying something like "I don't use the product" and "I feel it does more harm than good" does not really qualify as an opinion. What harm are you referring to specifically?
Forum: Equipment   05-20-2016, 03:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,434
Posted By AndreyT
Just because someone somewhere discusses whether...

Just because someone somewhere discusses whether Earth is flat or round does not mean that it "never seems to get resolved".



There are theories and there are theories. Fundamental physical...
Forum: Equipment   05-19-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,434
Posted By AndreyT
Not really. The above is not true. The weight or...

Not really. The above is not true. The weight or volume of the water does not matter at all. The height of the water column is all that matters.

Since canister filter returns water to the same...
Forum: Equipment   05-18-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,608
Posted By AndreyT
It doesn't work that way. If your intake tube is...

It doesn't work that way. If your intake tube is entirely filled with water, then the only way to stop it is to create water column of the same height in the return tube. Anything less in the return...
Forum: Equipment   05-17-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,608
Posted By AndreyT
This siphon action is unaffected by the path the...

This siphon action is unaffected by the path the tubes take. Even if the tubes are drooping at some point, it should have no effect on the siphon.
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