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Forum: Fish Today, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Raul-7
It has been speculated that some Loricariidae...

It has been speculated that some Loricariidae will eat snails, especially the more carnivorous kind.

http://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=39951&p=272703&hilit=trumpet#p272703
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 588
Posted By Raul-7
The problem is when you cheap out on a UV...

The problem is when you cheap out on a UV sterilizer or run too fast of a flow through it. Solves nothing.

Dwell time is essential. It needs to be long enough to kill any parasite. For example,...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-28-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By Raul-7
It's mostly used for breeding or to replicate a...

It's mostly used for breeding or to replicate a certain biotope. I find it looks natural.
Forum: Photography 10-28-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Raul-7
Any luck?

Any luck?
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By Raul-7
You can use sumps on any size aquarium. Plenty of...

You can use sumps on any size aquarium. Plenty of reef people use sumps on 10-30 gallon aquariums. After I tried a sump on my 80G; I'll never go back to using a canister. A sump is much more...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By Raul-7
Why not use a sump? It's much simpler than using...

Why not use a sump? It's much simpler than using a closed-loop to have ATO/WC's?
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Raul-7
I doubt that since it's a fairly recent release. ...

I doubt that since it's a fairly recent release.

However, if money is no object I'd get this: http://www.pacificsunusa.com/product/kore-5th-doser
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Raul-7
Jebao DP-4 dosing pump

https://www.reefbreeders.com/shop/jebao-dp-4-dosing-pump/

Anyone try this? Seems perfect for dosing macros, micros and whatever else you may need [Excel, etc.]. It can be calibrated and you can...
Forum: Photography 10-21-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Raul-7
Apistogramma sp.; my all time favorite Cichlid -...

Apistogramma sp.; my all time favorite Cichlid - they come in so many color variations and different shapes. I really need to setup a breeding rack for them.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Raul-7
I agree. He said it's a recipe for disaster....

I agree. He said it's a recipe for disaster. Hence why it's better to use 2 overflow drains, one main and the second emergency.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Raul-7
Assume your overflow is clogged, but your return...

Assume your overflow is clogged, but your return keeps pump water back to the display - how will you prevent that?
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Raul-7
Not a lot of planted tanks use sumps. You would...

Not a lot of planted tanks use sumps. You would need to a float valve [like those from autotopoff.com to prevent overflow]. Also it's better to have your aquarium drilled with an overflow rather than...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Raul-7
I mean it's much easier to maintain than any...

I mean it's much easier to maintain than any canister. Remove filter sock; add new sock - done. Then wash the old socks and you're done. No having to shutdown the whole filter, move around a heavy...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,667
Posted By Raul-7
A large group of wild Angels or wild Discus would...

A large group of wild Angels or wild Discus would make this stand out.
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Raul-7
Bulk Reef Supply. I have their standard RO unit...

Bulk Reef Supply. I have their standard RO unit [3 prefilters + RO membrane] but I added a second RO membrane in series along with a booster pump to reduce waste water and increase output to 150GPD.
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Raul-7
Sumps

Why aren't sumps used more often in planted aquaria? Just because of degassing CO2?

I mean I used one on my last 80G and I'll never go back to any canister except for small aquaria.

Advantages:...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,691
Posted By Raul-7
Go with filter socks rather than foam. Best...

Go with filter socks rather than foam. Best mechanical filtration I've ever used. You can find them in varying micron sizes, in fact they can filter everything from 200 microns all the way down to 1...
Forum: Plants 08-01-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By Raul-7
What species of moss does Amano use?

I am interested in the species of moss he uses to cover driftwood. I know he calls it willow moss, but it does not look anything like the willow moss that is available here in the N. America? Or am I...
Forum: Fish 07-19-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Raul-7
I've kept them for over a year in RO water; no...

I've kept them for over a year in RO water; no breeding but they sure did look good. They thrive in low TDS, very soft water. Lower the dGH and gKH. The main problem is that they are susceptible to...
Forum: Fish 07-17-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,060
Posted By Raul-7
Get 3 females. The problem with having only 2...

Get 3 females. The problem with having only 2 females is that as soon as the male pairs with one of the females, the second female will become their target.

A. diplotaenia and A. elizabethae both...
Forum: Fish 07-17-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,060
Posted By Raul-7
Don't house 2 different pairs in the same for a...

Don't house 2 different pairs in the same for a couple of reasons:
A) The males will fight, especially when they breed.
B) It is very difficult to differentiate between the females of different...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-30-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 67,669
Posted By Raul-7
I didn't mean to be a buzz kill, but I was in...

I didn't mean to be a buzz kill, but I was in same situation a few months ago. I've read through numerous threads from reef hobbyists who have much more experience with overflows than we do. The vast...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-29-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 67,669
Posted By Raul-7
Don't use a CPR overflow, they're the worst....

Don't use a CPR overflow, they're the worst. Relying on a third device to restart the siphon is a recipe for disaster. A much better design is a U-tube style overflow like Eshopps, Lifereef, etc. The...
Forum: Lighting 02-13-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Raul-7
Kessil A150W

Good news, Kessil finally released their FW version of the highly successful A150W.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c28/Raul-7/kessil.png
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Forum: Lighting 12-24-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,596
Posted By Raul-7
Who was arguing against LEDs for planted tanks? I...

Who was arguing against LEDs for planted tanks? I certainly hope my posts didn't give that impression. In fact I eagerly await Kessil's 'Amazon Sun' fixture to be released.

My post are merely...
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