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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By deeda
It sort of looks like Glechoma hederacea also...

It sort of looks like Glechoma hederacea also called creeping charlie. Did the plants you get have any kind of flowers on them?
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 511
Posted By deeda
Single edge razor blade for glass tanks only.

Single edge razor blade for glass tanks only.
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 342
Posted By deeda
To adjust the factory setting on the ones with...

To adjust the factory setting on the ones with the button follow these instructions:
- Unplug the heater
- Measure the water temp with an accurate thermometer
- Pull out the blue button as far as...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 342
Posted By deeda
That does sound odd. I know the heater will come...

That does sound odd. I know the heater will come on when you initially plug them in but once they reach their set temperature, they should shut off.

Were these heaters purchased new by you or are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By deeda
Tylomelania (rabbit) snails might be a good...

Tylomelania (rabbit) snails might be a good choice, depending on your water conditions and tank mates.

Nerite snails may also be a good choice though if you find you have females, they will lay...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 342
Posted By deeda
Which model heaters do you have, the ones with...

Which model heaters do you have, the ones with the buttons or the ones with the red/blue rings?

Also, which thermometer are you using to determine the tank temperature?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-09-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By deeda
I agree, a couple mesh lingerie bags with zippers...

I agree, a couple mesh lingerie bags with zippers would be ideal, especially if you are using a couple buckets of pond matrix.

I use the pond matrix in my Eheim filters, especially the large ones.
Forum: DIY 08-08-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,967
Posted By deeda
Very cool project, keep them coming when you get...

Very cool project, keep them coming when you get a chance.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By deeda
It's a cool idea and I'm looking forward to the...

It's a cool idea and I'm looking forward to the build!

Couple questions though.
If you aren't planning on using a lid or canopy, I think 8" will be too short. I have the 33L tanks that are 12"...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By deeda
Thanks for posting, I'll pass the word along.

Thanks for posting, I'll pass the word along.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-30-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By deeda
The gallon designation on aquariums is just an...

The gallon designation on aquariums is just an industry standard and they generally hold at least the gallon size listed.

The outside dimensions of a 40B are a nominal 36" x 18" x 17", depending...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By deeda
A PVC pipe cutter if the tubes are thick enough,...

A PVC pipe cutter if the tubes are thick enough, otherwise use a sharp utility knife.
Forum: Substrate 07-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By deeda
Dean, I'm glad it worked out for you though I...

Dean, I'm glad it worked out for you though I didn't think 3 minutes would have been long enough.

Thanks for the update, I've been wondering if you had a chance to bake rocks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By deeda
Welcome to TPT!! If you do a fish less...

Welcome to TPT!!

If you do a fish less cycle, you should be able to add your full stock at the same time. I highly recommend still checking your water parameters every few days after you stock...
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 904
Posted By deeda
If the connections on your return lines to the...

If the connections on your return lines to the aquarium are snug and not drawing in air, I would look at the pump section of your sump. Either the pump is not fully submerged all the time or you...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By deeda
The round media is the bio-media, you can place...

The round media is the bio-media, you can place it in a media bag or I find that the small lingerie bags for washing machine use work great.

As Matt said above, the tubular shaped media is...
Forum: Substrate 07-18-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By deeda
The first time I baked instead of boiled them,...

The first time I baked instead of boiled them, the boyfriend commented that whatever I had in the oven sure smelled odd and when I pulled the rocks out, he just shook his head.
Forum: Substrate 07-17-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By deeda
I PM'd you. The only way I've been able to...

I PM'd you.

The only way I've been able to attach the Feather rock together is by drilling holes with a carbide bit, inserting dowels and drilling matching holes in a second rock. It's difficult...
Forum: Substrate 07-17-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By deeda
Are you trying to attach the Feather rock...

Are you trying to attach the Feather rock together or something else?
Forum: Substrate 07-17-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By deeda
I've never gotten hot glue to work long term...

I've never gotten hot glue to work long term underwater. It just seems to let go of the surfaces eventually.
Forum: Substrate 07-16-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By deeda
Bake it in the oven at about 200°F for 20 minutes...

Bake it in the oven at about 200°F for 20 minutes (smaller rocks take less time), remove using oven mitts, and carefully place in a pail of water. This opens the pores a bit and allows the Feather...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By deeda
It looks like the bottom white piece failed and...

It looks like the bottom white piece failed and detached from the magnet, at least that is how it appears to me. I think the epoxy bond failed.

A new impeller or rotor should correct the problem....
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By deeda
I would just order the filter online. The...

I would just order the filter online. The Classic series filters usually come with everything you need. The only media that needs replacement on a regular basis are the fine media pads.
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By deeda
Contact the test kit mfg., they may send some to...

Contact the test kit mfg., they may send some to you for free.
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By deeda
I would build a cage from plastic canvas rather...

I would build a cage from plastic canvas rather than using a sponge pre-filter on an FX5 because the pre-filter will cause more problems in the long run.

I used to just place a large rock to hide...
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