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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-24-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By artemis
Thanks for the advice! I'll look at either...

Thanks for the advice! I'll look at either ramping up the filtration or adding powerheads to insure adequate flow, and check out the mineralized soil link in the Substrate forum. And rainbows it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By artemis
Help me plan my new 90 gallon tank

Well, I'm officially suffering from MTS now. I just placed an order for a 90 gallon tank (48 x 18 x 24"), which I intend to set up as a low-light planted tank in my family room. The tank should be...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-25-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By artemis
Would that we all bumbled so well! It's a lovely...

Would that we all bumbled so well! It's a lovely tank.
Forum: Lighting 10-23-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By artemis
That's a very clever design, Hoppy! And it look...

That's a very clever design, Hoppy! And it look like it works very well!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By artemis
The cucumber idea is an aquatic variation of the...

The cucumber idea is an aquatic variation of the old gardener's trick of setting a plate of beer out in the garden to lure slugs to their doom. Give the little nasties something they enjoy, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By artemis
You're welcome! I hope you soon have the snail...

You're welcome! I hope you soon have the snail plague well under control.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By artemis
Two suggestions: 1. Put a piece of cucumber...

Two suggestions:

1. Put a piece of cucumber or zucchini on your tank bottom. Snails love this stuff. Pluck the piece up (along with all the snails clinging to it) in the morning before your...
Forum: Lighting 10-22-2008, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By artemis
Will do! I suspect the solution you've already...

Will do! I suspect the solution you've already come up with will be the most workable one, though. I wonder why more canopies aren't designed like that? Instead most lift the whole lid, which is...
Forum: Lighting 10-22-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By artemis
I can't say i care that much about the fixture...

I can't say i care that much about the fixture warranty. Heat issues, of course, are a completely different matter. I'd definitely have a canopy design that allowed for lots of air flow around the...
Forum: Lighting 10-22-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By artemis
Question Canopy/lighting confusion!

I'm toying with the idea of setting up a 75 gallon (or larger) low-light/no CO2 tank in my basement family room. Because I'm irrationally paranoid about leaks, I'd prefer to use an acrylic tank. ...
Forum: Fish 10-21-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By artemis
LiveAquaria.com has them listed, and I'm pretty...

LiveAquaria.com has them listed, and I'm pretty sure they ship to California.
Forum: Fish 10-13-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By artemis
I bought mine at Drs. Foster and Smith - here...

I bought mine at Drs. Foster and Smith - here (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+4430+4460&pcatid=4460). They have them on sale at the moment.

You can also get it from...
Forum: Fish 10-10-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By artemis
Funny, isn't it, how many people overlook some...

Funny, isn't it, how many people overlook some very rewarding fish just because they're common. The only complaint I have against my own cherry barbs is that I never quite know how many fish are in...
Forum: Fish 10-10-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By artemis
I use one made by Eheim. It looks like a pencil...

I use one made by Eheim. It looks like a pencil sharpener, and holds a lot of food; you can set it to dispense up to four time a day, and has an adjustable opening so you can vary the amount of food...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,149
Posted By artemis
Thanks for the help, everyone. The problem...

Thanks for the help, everyone. The problem turned out to be a bad impeller. It looked OK to my eye, but it obviously wasn't working properly; when I swapped it out and put a new impeller in the...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,149
Posted By artemis
Thanks - I was afraid something like that might...

Thanks - I was afraid something like that might be the problem. I'll take another look at the filter tonight, and see if reseating those bushings solves the problem.

(Am I the only one out there...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,149
Posted By artemis
Red face Eheim 2215 Noisy after Cleaning

I hope some of you long-term Eheim Classic owners can help me with some troubleshooting, because my 2215 is driving me crazy right now.

I've had the filter running on my tank for over 3 years now,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-18-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By artemis
Smile Thank you, thank you, thank you! *does happy...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! *does happy dance*
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By artemis
Glad to hear you discovered an effective way to...

Glad to hear you discovered an effective way to battle the problem! I'll look forward to your update.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By artemis
Actually CO2 doesn't always help plants grow...

Actually CO2 doesn't always help plants grow (unless you're counting algae as a plant). I'm speaking from personal experience; my 55 gallon tank (which was running several bottles of DIY CO2, is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By artemis
Why not try ditching the CO2 and ferts altogether...

Why not try ditching the CO2 and ferts altogether and see if it helps the algae problem? If you don't have many plants in the tank, and the ones you do grow are fairly slow growers, adding...
Forum: Ponds 04-14-2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By artemis
You can always do a thorough cleaning in the...

You can always do a thorough cleaning in the fall, after the frogs have done their thing, if you want to get the muck out.
Forum: Ponds 04-14-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By artemis
A high level of dissolved organic compounds can...

A high level of dissolved organic compounds can also cause the water to foam. Try running some activated carbon in your filter or waterfall and see if that helps. My pond had a similar problem, and...
Forum: Ponds 04-14-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By artemis
Over 2 feet deep, you'll probably not only need a...

Over 2 feet deep, you'll probably not only need a permit, but swimming-pool type fencing around the pond (as it poses an attractive nuisance/drowning risk to small children).

Where does your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By artemis
I second Blue Ram's advice: measure out all the...

I second Blue Ram's advice: measure out all the food and ferts in advance, and give your tank and filters a thorough cleaning (and your plants a hard pruning) a few days before you go. Then relax...
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