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Forum: Equipment   03-10-2017, 06:12 PM
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Posted By DefStatic
That might vary. There is usually an adjuster on...

That might vary. There is usually an adjuster on the ACs to adjust the tilt, which can effect the distance. Also, you can make a spacer to sit the back of the filter further away from the glass. I...
Forum: Equipment   03-10-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By DefStatic
I can confirm this for an AC70, but here is the...

I can confirm this for an AC70, but here is the thing...

It will depend on your tank. And where you are measuring from. Typically on my my tanks there is an outside part of the rim, and two...
Forum: Algae   03-10-2017, 03:45 PM
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Views: 569
Posted By DefStatic
I will have to look into this glut stuff. ...

I will have to look into this glut stuff.



I've been doing this for 6 months now, LOL. the removal. My bottle of h202 was working quite well at first. I would turn off the filters and air...
Forum: Equipment   03-10-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By DefStatic
Fluval AC50 on a 10 gallon jungle too much?

So on my 10 gallon freshwater jungle with 10 glowlights, I noticed the cheap Aqueon Something meant for a 10 gallon filter seemed to be losing its touch. It still moved water ok, but barely enough to...
Forum: Algae   02-26-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By DefStatic
Black Beard and now Blue Green Algea

SO I had done some research on Black Beard algae, but I really wanted to discuss it with people here. This is my 30 Gallon near jungle in my signature.

I moved about a year ago. Before I moved...
Forum: Equipment   12-05-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By DefStatic
I do not disagree. I have had issues in the past...

I do not disagree. I have had issues in the past with suction cups not staying put. Shoot I have to redo the one for my heater in my planted tank every other day. And the ones holding my air tubing...
Forum: Equipment   12-04-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By DefStatic
This was my first idea

This was my first idea
Forum: Equipment   12-04-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By DefStatic
OMG, LOL, I didnt even explain where it broke...

OMG, LOL, I didnt even explain where it broke LOL. Sorry!

The pump itself works fine. Its the little piece that is suppose to connect it to one side of the magnet that broke off. Plus they didnt...
Forum: Equipment   12-04-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By DefStatic
Ideas to fix Hydor Nano Circ Pump?

Hey all,

So I received a free Hydor Nano pump, the kind that is supposed to mount to a magnet and the other magnet outside the tank. Someone was getting rid of it for another because it broke.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-19-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By DefStatic
I am not saying DO IT, but I would stray away....

I am not saying DO IT, but I would stray away. There is no reason they cannot accept a cashiers check or money order. I wouldn't buy from anyone online that refused to take paypal, or would not take...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-19-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,477
Posted By DefStatic
I think the first thing most people used to say...

I think the first thing most people used to say was figure out how to stop getting algae, not how to get something to eat it.

I ended up getting some snails from a LFS on accident. Little tiny...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-19-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,783
Posted By DefStatic
Tank is 30 gallons. Probably about 2.5 inches of...

Tank is 30 gallons. Probably about 2.5 inches of substrate. Light is a Finnex Fugeray 36". They are on from 12PM to 4PM, then off for two hours, then back on from 6PM to 10 PM. I have been thinking...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-18-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,783
Posted By DefStatic
SO I am digging up this thread again LOL. I...

SO I am digging up this thread again LOL.

I stopped any and all dosing because it was becoming a pain to figure out. I switched to Flourish because it seemed easier. In my tanks with basically...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-18-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By DefStatic
Someday I hope to be able to do my water changes...

Someday I hope to be able to do my water changes this way, do you add before or after pumping water in?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-18-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By DefStatic
Looks fine. I change my other tanks without any...

Looks fine. I change my other tanks without any problem. I have been in this location for over a year now, never had an issue. My other 4 FW planted tanks look fine. I thought perhaps something had...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-18-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,716
Posted By DefStatic
I believe there is something like this for...

I believe there is something like this for Saltwater aquariums.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-17-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By DefStatic
I had a feeling the first time was because of me...

I had a feeling the first time was because of me stirring up the substrate so much. But this second time, I do not know why. All I did was a plain siphon water change and cleaned the sponge. There...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-15-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By DefStatic
Cloudy water after water changes

This is something new that has recently started on my 30 gallon planted. Tank is in my sig. Standard 30 gal, AC70, no major changes, been up and running for 2 years. I only dose with Flouish for the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-08-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,544
Posted By DefStatic
Thanks for all the responses. I am glad to know I...

Thanks for all the responses. I am glad to know I am not crazy for doing 30% to 50% water changes. If I go over my weekly change I usually do a 50% minimum. Otherwise it is between 30% and 50%.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-07-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,544
Posted By DefStatic
Just Curious: Water Changes

I was just curious what most others are doing these days. I have been doing at least 33% water changes once a week for the past year. But when I talk to people in person about this, they look at me...
Forum: Substrate   01-07-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,600
Posted By DefStatic
Vac or No Vac

I was just curious, when doing a water change, do you vac your substrate or leave it alone?

I used to put the syphon down a little bit, but now I have so many plants. And I read somewhere you...
Forum: Substrate   01-07-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By DefStatic
FloraMax. Cheapest effective substrate that I can...

FloraMax. Cheapest effective substrate that I can get locally. Its pretty black (and there are more colors), it holds the plants well, seems to hold nutrients well.
Forum: Substrate   01-03-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By DefStatic
Thanks! I saved about half the tank water in...

Thanks! I saved about half the tank water in each, and kept the filter media and rocks/driftwood soaking in that. Fish went in a little tank I have for emergencies with existing eater. One at a time...
Forum: Substrate   01-03-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By DefStatic
Tips for swapping substrate?

So I thought I would double check. I know you would do things different in a larger tank. I am swapping out the Petco sand in my 3 gallon filtered tanks for Floramax. Anythimg I should be aware of or...
Forum: Substrate   01-03-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By DefStatic
$5 funnel from any car psrts store. Easiest thing...

$5 funnel from any car psrts store. Easiest thing I ever did.
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