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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-15-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 988
Posted By AquaDean
I would carefully clean the existing glass...

I would carefully clean the existing glass surfaces or the material, not inside the joints but just the surfaces. Then wipe the joint area and adjoining surfaces with acetone. I'd do this with...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By AquaDean
This is true the Seachem bags do work just fine....

This is true the Seachem bags do work just fine. I've just found that the Chemi-bags are much easier to use in the various filters. For example if you are using a round canister filter like an Eheim...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By AquaDean
When I use purigen I also buy it in the bulk...

When I use purigen I also buy it in the bulk containers, far less expensive in the long run. I've found that the Seachem bags are too stiff and don't conform to the various filter baskets. So I found...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-09-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By AquaDean
I did the same as Jetbo. Along with the length...

I did the same as Jetbo.
Along with the length measurement they do come in different glass thicknesses also. For example a 20" strip for a 10 gallon tank will be 1/8" glass, while a 36" strip for a...
Forum: DIY 07-05-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By AquaDean
I used one of those in the 4' wide variety. I put...

I used one of those in the 4' wide variety. I put four ten gallon tanks (racked end-wise) on three of the shelves. I did use a layer of 1/2" plywood on the shelves with the tanks. Even with the...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By AquaDean
I would throw all the old media away and purchase...

I would throw all the old media away and purchase new.
Run the filter for several hours on a 5 gallon bucket of warm water with either bleach or vinegar (no media in the filter).
Disassemble it all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-15-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By AquaDean
I like the last 75 and the first 20 long. Would...

I like the last 75 and the first 20 long.
Would they be in two different categories?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-15-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By AquaDean
When I clean my canister filters it is usually in...

When I clean my canister filters it is usually in conjunction with a partial water change. I use tap water to rinse and clean everything. The canister will usually get a light scrubbing with a...
Forum: DIY 06-06-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By AquaDean
Really nice work!! A piece of sponge across...

Really nice work!!

A piece of sponge across the filter side of the overflow will keep shrimp from getting into the filter chamber.
Forum: Fish 06-06-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By AquaDean
Question Brine Shrimp Eggs??

What is the best brand of brine shrimp eggs?
I'm looking for great hatch rate and great separation once hatched.
What source do you buy from?
TIA
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By AquaDean
Looks interesting, but the site where the picture...

Looks interesting, but the site where the picture comes from lists it a 220-240 volts. The one you got for $11, is it 110 volts?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By AquaDean
Decomposing wood, diatoms, fish poop, excess...

Decomposing wood, diatoms, fish poop, excess food, rotting vegetation, or mulm. It could be all of that together and just about every aquarium has this. Due to the currents created by your filters or...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 760
Posted By AquaDean
I have two 5# tanks and always have one of them...

I have two 5# tanks and always have one of them sitting around full and ready to change out when the other is empty. Never have had any issues in doing this.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-19-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By AquaDean
I like to slip a sponge prefilter over the...

I like to slip a sponge prefilter over the intake. Easy to clean, just slip it off and rinse either in the water change bucket or under running tap water. I find that mesh whether cloth, nylon,...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By AquaDean
RANT: You bought them both, you used them both,...

RANT:
You bought them both, you used them both, they both work fine after receiving the new impeller. Why would you even think about returning one. This is what helps to put our LFS out of business....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-16-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By AquaDean
+1 on what Diana said, with that bio load...

+1 on what Diana said, with that bio load shouldn't have any problems.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-11-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By AquaDean
Controsoil or the Up Aqua Shrimp Sand. Won't...

Controsoil or the Up Aqua Shrimp Sand.
Won't have the huge ammonia issues that many of the other substrates have.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By AquaDean
+1 for one from Bulk Reef Supply. High quality,...

+1 for one from Bulk Reef Supply.
High quality, easy to use and service.
Plus the guys there will help you with anything related to getting it all set up.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-11-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By AquaDean
I've had movers move my tanks across the country...

I've had movers move my tanks across the country twice without any cracks, chips, or breaks. My dishes, whole different story.
The key is to be sure to let them know it is a high value item and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-11-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By AquaDean
If you can find Boyd's Chemi Bags, they are fine...

If you can find Boyd's Chemi Bags, they are fine enough and won't let the Purigen leak out.
Forum: DIY 05-08-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By AquaDean
I don't see why this wouldn't work. You could...

I don't see why this wouldn't work. You could always cool the sump with fans for the couple weeks that the temp is high. Evaporation could be a little issue but topping off in the garage would be...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By AquaDean
Much as I like aquaclear's I'd go with the Eheim...

Much as I like aquaclear's I'd go with the Eheim 2013 with a spray bar across one end. I've got several 20 longs set up this way and it works great.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-25-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By AquaDean
I find this happens quite often when adding new...

I find this happens quite often when adding new gravel to a tank. Even when you rinse the gravel really well, there seems to be some super fine particulate that ends up clouding up the water column...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-20-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 937
Posted By AquaDean
I'm with the rest of them, fill the tank on that...

I'm with the rest of them, fill the tank on that as a stand. . . say bye bye tank, hello water damage and hope your insurance will cover it.

Maryland Guppy has a really good idea if you like the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-20-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,021
Posted By AquaDean
If it were me, I'd put a dozen neons in the tank....

If it were me, I'd put a dozen neons in the tank. Feed sparingly, do weekly 50% water changes, keep the excess plants pruned, and enjoy the tank. Endlers while they are small, unless you got all...
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