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Forum: Equipment 09-15-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By bshuff
Submersible pumps are --sometimes-- quieter than...

Submersible pumps are --sometimes-- quieter than a external. I ran a Mag-drive 7 on a sump direct to the tank for a while, and replaced it with a Velocity t1 when I added some lifeguard modules to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-19-2006, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By bshuff
At 75 gal, you could dose dry. For my 120 with...

At 75 gal, you could dose dry. For my 120 with ~100G water using EI I dose a slightly heaping 1/4 teaspoon on M/W/F -calcuations said to use 5/16tsp. Find that is much easer than messing with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-19-2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By bshuff
Crawled around in the crawl space last night some...

Crawled around in the crawl space last night some more. Most all of the bridging is loose and a few spaces missing so I will fix that while I am down there. The floor in the crawl space is uneven...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-18-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By bshuff
In a new house and tank has waves when walking by...

Moved my 120 gallon tank from a town house to a 'real' house. When I walk by the tank I get significant ripples on the surface of the water, and can see the tank actually move some (1/8 inch?). ...
Forum: Fish 12-30-2004, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By bshuff
It kind of helps to also know the WRONG thing to...

It kind of helps to also know the WRONG thing to call them when you are looking for them at the LFS's. I have seen real SAEs sold as under the posted name Flying Foxes, Algae eating Sharks... ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-28-2004, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By bshuff
Your plants need a ballance of Carbon, Nitrates...

Your plants need a ballance of Carbon, Nitrates and Phosphates. A good starting point is Nitrates at ~10-20ppm, Phosphate at ~.5-1.0ppm and CO2 as high as you can reasonably get it but not over...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-23-2004, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By bshuff
From the FAQ on the site.... How much is...

From the FAQ on the site....

How much is your electric bill?
The electric bill is roughly $500 for the month (computerization helps cut energy costs).

And the tank content.. I have heard...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-10-2004, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By bshuff
For lights, change the actinic to something more...

For lights, change the actinic to something more in the 5000k-1000k range. The 10k you have should be fine till it goes out. I would probably use a 6500k. But I would hold off in changing it...
Forum: Lighting 12-08-2004, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By bshuff
I have only had mine up for about 2 months. The...

I have only had mine up for about 2 months. The projected life span of most MH bubs is 12-16 months when used 10-12 hours a day. The bulbs can get expensive, some are $100+ ea. I found some...
Forum: Lighting 12-07-2004, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By bshuff
I have a 5 foot tank as well... A 96w compact...

I have a 5 foot tank as well... A 96w compact flourescent and a 55w compact florescent placed end to end makes a 5 foot light. I ended up using 2 150w HQI Metal halide pendants over my tank. I...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2004, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By bshuff
I am running an external pump for my Lifegard...

I am running an external pump for my Lifegard modules, and have been shopping for a new pump. Most of what I have learned has been from Reefcentral. You would be fine with a circulation pump. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2004, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By bshuff
I picked up 2 intermatic 'heavy duty outdoor'...

I picked up 2 intermatic 'heavy duty outdoor' timers for my lights from Home Depot (or was it Lowes?) for around $8 each. I really like their design. I would say about 3 inch cubes with a lid over...
Forum: Plants 11-23-2004, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By bshuff
If in the UK duckweed is the same as what the US...

If in the UK duckweed is the same as what the US calls duckweed.. Be careful what you ask for, once you have some it is almost impossible to get rid of. Some hitchhiked in on some plants I bought. ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-23-2004, 09:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,410
Posted By bshuff
Sparkies link has geocities mis-spelled as...

Sparkies link has geocities mis-spelled as goecities, change the spelling and it works.. Here is Sparkies fixed link.
http://www.geocities.com/critrcrazy/page6.html

I will have to track down...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2004, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By bshuff
I have had no first hand experiance with them, ...

I have had no first hand experiance with them, but it seemed that the general opinion of Catalina brand light bulbs & fixtures are that they are hit & miss, and at times complete crap. Don't know...
Forum: DIY 11-18-2004, 04:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,750
Posted By bshuff
If I were you, I would look at lifegard...

If I were you, I would look at lifegard filters.... Esp if you are thinking of plumbing in with PVC. I have one on my 120 gal. I really like it. By the time you get 2 canisters, you are...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-11-2004, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,611
Posted By bshuff
B&H or Adorama, both in NYC for new equipment. ...

B&H or Adorama, both in NYC for new equipment. KEH in Atlanta for used...

I shoot a Nikon N80, and have a B&W darkroom in my spare bedroom. Have yet to find a scanner that I like so most...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-09-2004, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By bshuff
Do you live in some kind of large building or...

Do you live in some kind of large building or otherwise have a 'community' hot water system? If so I could possibly see hot water having a different water characteristics than cold water. Or do...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2004, 05:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,218
Posted By bshuff
There is 2 ways to look at it pH probe location. ...

There is 2 ways to look at it pH probe location.

The idea that I would most want to go with is that you want to measure the influent to the reactor. That way you are controlling the actual pH...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-08-2004, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By bshuff
What is that fish on the lower left corner...

What is that fish on the lower left corner swimming up at a 45 degree angle to the right upper corner? He is the one with the square-ish markings. Neat looking fish!

What is in the bag? I need...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2004, 07:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,218
Posted By bshuff
The ones I got from Big Als about 2 months ago...

The ones I got from Big Als about 2 months ago did not have them in the box.. The Drs is/was running a sale and it looks like their stock was rotated by the sale because they listed they were out of...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2004, 06:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,218
Posted By bshuff
Actually the modules that I purchased most...

Actually the modules that I purchased most recently came with both of the necessary slip to 3/4 FNPT adapters and a 3/4 close nipple in the box (From Drs F&S). If not I sourced the same functional...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2004, 02:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,218
Posted By bshuff
But if you already had a heater, it would be $16...

But if you already had a heater, it would be $16 cheaper.... Nice thing about that module is that if you had a problem with your heater, just throw the $20 heater away and slap in a new one, ...
Forum: DIY 11-08-2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,461
Posted By bshuff
To hook multiple bottles together you can do it a...

To hook multiple bottles together you can do it a couple ways, the most simple way is to Cut the line and put in a 'T', the other is to make a bubble counter with multiple 'in' connections and a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-04-2004, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By bshuff
:confused: You sure about that??? :)

:confused: You sure about that??? :)
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