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Forum: Equipment 12-23-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By EricSilver
Given the design of the I would say that is a...

Given the design of the I would say that is a small risk -- nonetheless, based on your remark, I tilted the outlet end up a bit to prevent any bubbles from accumulating. :D
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By EricSilver
Doesn't matter. Works fine either way.

Doesn't matter. Works fine either way.
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By EricSilver
This is mine, secured with velcro to a wood...

This is mine, secured with velcro to a wood pallet (on right of photo behind filter).
Forum: Algae 12-22-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 67,478
Posted By EricSilver
I won the battle with BBA after I accidentally...

I won the battle with BBA after I accidentally killed my fish with a too-strong H2O2 treatment. In my case, there was a direct correlation between fish waste and BBA.

My 40G breeder was heavily...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By EricSilver
Has been perfect for me. See this thread too:...

Has been perfect for me.
See this thread too:

Review: SunSun "Outside Filter" HW-302
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=98858
Forum: Algae 04-11-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,177
Posted By EricSilver
So very true. For some unknown reason, I...

So very true.

For some unknown reason, I decided to rinse the media in my canister filter three days ago. Water went from gin-clear to hazy blue.
Forum: Lighting 04-05-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,495
Posted By EricSilver
Another big motivator for me. In the past,...

Another big motivator for me.

In the past, my fish have inevitably picked up some form of parasite -- my fault for feeding live worms -- but some were not food-borne, and if I can fight them...
Forum: Lighting 04-05-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,495
Posted By EricSilver
Something is very wrong with mine: Every...

Something is very wrong with mine: Every afternoon, the sun lights up my tank like a flare.
:smile::smile: So I have no choice.
Forum: Lighting 04-05-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,495
Posted By EricSilver
Congratulations. Understand,however, that...

Congratulations.

Understand,however, that your circumstances are not the same as those of others.
Forum: Lighting 04-05-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,495
Posted By EricSilver
Yes its safe, it will only kill nitrifying...

Yes its safe, it will only kill nitrifying bacteria in the water column.

I have a Current Gamma 15W that runs 24/7 -- and I am adding a second, identical one tonight -- because my tank has...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 46,540
Posted By EricSilver
I have a 302 also and my order is: Bottom...

I have a 302 also and my order is:

Bottom Tray: Filter floss (Mechanical Filtration)
Middle Tray: Seachem Matrix (Biological)
Top Tray: Water Polishing floss
Forum: Substrate 01-29-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By EricSilver
Unless they had more in storage, I am certain the...

Unless they had more in storage, I am certain the EcoComplete is gone, since I did not see any on my last visit.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 46,540
Posted By EricSilver
Sink-tested mine today and it behaved as...

Sink-tested mine today and it behaved as described:

- Priming from dry was effortless, the key being to slowly press the plunger.
- The pump is Dead Silent!

I will probably not have the...
Forum: Substrate 01-25-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By EricSilver
I returned to Petco again today for some other...

I returned to Petco again today for some other items and saw there are other "wet" substrates similar to Eco-Complete, which are also being discounted.
Forum: Substrate 01-25-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By EricSilver
FYI: Petco Clearance on Eco-Complete: $9

Petco is clearing Eco-Complete. Just left a store in Chantilly, VA where I bought 4 bags for $9 each. (There were 5 bags left but I did not want to be greedy. ;))

Seems they are discontinuing...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By EricSilver
FYI: When assembling these stands it is a good...

FYI: When assembling these stands it is a good idea to not immediately tighten the bolts. Insert and hand-tighten so there is still some play in the top, side and bottom pieces. Then flip it...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 46,540
Posted By EricSilver
My 302 arrived today. I shall lay claim to #77.

My 302 arrived today. I shall lay claim to #77.
Forum: Fish 01-20-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,777
Posted By EricSilver
Do it at night. After the tank has been dark for...

Do it at night. After the tank has been dark for an hour or two, turn on the lights and they will blinded long enough to catch them.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-20-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By EricSilver
sswon1: I feel your pain. :) I just...

sswon1: I feel your pain. :)

I just upgraded to a 40B from a 29. When my 29 was initially running, it had an Eclipse 3 hood with 2x18W 5000K bulbs. No CO2. Plants grew lushly and rapidly ...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By EricSilver
Check the date on the tank. If it is close to or...

Check the date on the tank. If it is close to or after 5 years from the date stamped, it is due for hydro testing.
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By EricSilver
Based on the info you provided, you should have...

Based on the info you provided, you should have no problems at all. They are steel frames, very strong.
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By EricSilver
FYI: The Brooklyn stand replaces the Manhattan...

FYI: The Brooklyn stand replaces the Manhattan model, which is discontinued -- and deep discounted. I purchased one this evening for my 40B for $29.00. :icon_cool
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-18-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By EricSilver
Update: Just finished researching the Finnex...

Update: Just finished researching the Finnex LEDs. I love the idea of LEDs but want the flexibility of mixing/changing color temps, which t5's offer.

As for filtration, because of the...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By EricSilver
This metal stand is exactly what I plan to buy...

This metal stand is exactly what I plan to buy for my 40B this weekend.

Would be nice if it had shelves, but those can be readily created with metal shelving pieces, or plywood.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-18-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By EricSilver
@TexasCichlid -- thanks for the feedback. I will...

@TexasCichlid -- thanks for the feedback. I will look at the lights you suggested.

I definitely looked at Eheim cannisters and, in browsing here, came across a new filter brand -- SunSun --...
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