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Forum: Equipment   10-11-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By AndreyT
I have been using my 306 for 4.5 years now....

I have been using my 306 for 4.5 years now. Nothing is broken off, no cracks, no problems whatsoever.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-03-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By AndreyT
Well, to be fair, many (or most) Internet forum...

Well, to be fair, many (or most) Internet forum engines aggressively re-compress uploaded images (to save space). The quality of the image drops significantly.
Forum: Equipment   09-20-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By AndreyT
If you want to try a carbon shaft, these will...

If you want to try a carbon shaft, these will work. Just make sure you get a solid one, not a hollow tube.



Yes.

A carbon rod is actually a bunch of tightly packed and bonded carbon strands...
Forum: Equipment   09-20-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By AndreyT
Generator? Do you literally mean "generator"? Or...

Generator? Do you literally mean "generator"? Or are you actually thinking about regulator for pressurized CO2 system?
Forum: Equipment   09-20-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By AndreyT
AquaClear filters are known to be noisy when they...

AquaClear filters are known to be noisy when they are new (or when they have been thorougly cleaned). Usually when such filter is allowed to run for a while (a couple of days), the noise gradually...
Forum: Equipment   08-16-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By AndreyT
In that case you are perfectly fine. The...

In that case you are perfectly fine.

The only situations that might pose some difficulties with that setup is when your filter is not yet primed (i.e the hoses are empty) and you have to prime...
Forum: Equipment   08-16-2016, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By AndreyT
Canister filters do not really have to "pull"...

Canister filters do not really have to "pull" anything anywhere. As long as your intake and outflow are submerged under tank water level and the system is fully primed, your canister filter remains a...
Forum: Equipment   06-04-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By AndreyT
But isn't that exactly how everyone uses Python...

But isn't that exactly how everyone uses Python for water changes? One uses the faucet to start the siphon, then the faucet is immediately shut off. Water flows by itself.

Running the faucet...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-02-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By AndreyT
Misspelled "seiryu" (neither post got it right). ...

Misspelled "seiryu" (neither post got it right).
...
Forum: Equipment   06-01-2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By AndreyT
No reason to do that whatsoever.

No reason to do that whatsoever.
Forum: Equipment   05-31-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By AndreyT
If your spraybar is restricting the flow (and it...

If your spraybar is restricting the flow (and it is restricting the flow, judging by your description), then the length of the arc is not an accurate measure of the nominal flow (GPH) produced be the...
Forum: Equipment   05-31-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By AndreyT
Plastidip.

Plastidip.
Forum: Equipment   05-26-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By AndreyT
The first question here is: do you actually have...

The first question here is: do you actually have that "screw on the front"? Some regulators are adjustable, some are not. If your regulator is of non-adjustable variety, then what you have "on the...
Forum: Equipment   05-26-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By AndreyT
By design of this filter, it cannot suffer from a...

By design of this filter, it cannot suffer from a 100% bypass. It is not possible and nobody is complaining about something like that. The very top filter tray in the stack cannot possibly be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-24-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By AndreyT
That's actually far from reality. Pressure of...

That's actually far from reality. Pressure of water in the aquarium cannot force anything down. Water pressure acts evenly in all directions as our good old friend Pascal explained, it does not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-24-2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By AndreyT
Simply saying something like "I don't use the...

Simply saying something like "I don't use the product" and "I feel it does more harm than good" does not really qualify as an opinion. What harm are you referring to specifically?
Forum: Equipment   05-20-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By AndreyT
Just because someone somewhere discusses whether...

Just because someone somewhere discusses whether Earth is flat or round does not mean that it "never seems to get resolved".



There are theories and there are theories. Fundamental physical...
Forum: Equipment   05-19-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By AndreyT
Not really. The above is not true. The weight or...

Not really. The above is not true. The weight or volume of the water does not matter at all. The height of the water column is all that matters.

Since canister filter returns water to the same...
Forum: Equipment   05-18-2016, 01:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By AndreyT
It doesn't work that way. If your intake tube is...

It doesn't work that way. If your intake tube is entirely filled with water, then the only way to stop it is to create water column of the same height in the return tube. Anything less in the return...
Forum: Equipment   05-17-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By AndreyT
This siphon action is unaffected by the path the...

This siphon action is unaffected by the path the tubes take. Even if the tubes are drooping at some point, it should have no effect on the siphon.
Forum: Equipment   05-13-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By AndreyT
The source of that positive pressure is two water...

The source of that positive pressure is two water columns: one in the intake hose and another in the return hose. When you close the valves on the hoses (and/or disconnect the hoses), you effectively...
Forum: Equipment   05-13-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By AndreyT
"Vacuum"? What vacuum? A primed canister filter...

"Vacuum"? What vacuum? A primed canister filter installed under the tank has positive internal pressure, significantly higher than atmospheric pressure outside. It is the pressure of the entire water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-11-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By AndreyT
If you care about removability, a simple solution...

If you care about removability, a simple solution for solid color background is to spray it with Plastidip. It will stay on, but you will always be able to peel it off later, if necessary.
Forum: Equipment   05-09-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By AndreyT
Maybe the diffuser is simply too small for your...

Maybe the diffuser is simply too small for your tank? Also, your working pressure could be be too low for this kind of atomizer membrane.



Er... But that's how it is supposed to be. A denser...
Forum: Plants   05-04-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By AndreyT
Ordinary round-face 12 hour clocks are OK. But...

Ordinary round-face 12 hour clocks are OK. But anything with AM/PM display or (gasp!) 24-hour electronic clocks are major no-no.
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