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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-21-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By mrwindupbird
This. I guess I had a bit more...

This.



I guess I had a bit more patience - got up to book 7 in high school. It's definitely a positive thing to read (my little brother is really into it right now) but I guess I grew out of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-29-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,615
Posted By mrwindupbird
That really sucks, is there any hope of getting...

That really sucks, is there any hope of getting the money back? Do debit cards offer theft protection?

Which bank is this? Just so I know to keep my money well away...

And yes - debit cards are...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,947
Posted By mrwindupbird
So I'm back with another problem... I'm...

So I'm back with another problem...

I'm trying to get my setup automated so I don't have to run co2 all day (just for the duration of the photoperiod). However, it seems that whenever I turn the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By mrwindupbird
Angry Doh! - fish casualties

So I was doing a regular water change yesterday. First pythoned out about 50%+ of the water, added a capful of Prime to the water, then filled it back up with my tap water. Then... I pythoned out a...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,947
Posted By mrwindupbird
Also wanted to say - thanks very much everyone...

Also wanted to say - thanks very much everyone for the replies.

With the setup running for 3 days (and some minor dosing) I am already seeing decrease in algae and stunning new growth :)
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,947
Posted By mrwindupbird
The LPR definitely helps with the fine tuning -...

The LPR definitely helps with the fine tuning - actually to clarify this being my first regulator I'm not sure how you would do this using just the needle valve, seems very sensitive to the slightest...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,947
Posted By mrwindupbird
Thanks for the reply Joe - I ended up making a...

Thanks for the reply Joe - I ended up making a bubble counter myself as well, in just the way you described.

The setup has been running for 3 days, I have it set to about 2 bubbles / sec, and...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,947
Posted By mrwindupbird
CO2 troubles

So after a long period of dealing with algae with weekly hydrogen peroxide/toothbrush sessions i decided to slowly go pressurized.

My setup so far is:
5lb aluminum tank (filled for $22)
azoo...
Forum: DIY 11-13-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,244
Posted By mrwindupbird
interested in seeing how that works out for you,...

interested in seeing how that works out for you, keep us updated!
Forum: Plants 11-11-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By mrwindupbird
nvm above -...

nvm above - http://aquariacanada.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7528 confirms it.
Forum: Plants 11-11-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By mrwindupbird
sounds great - but just to be sure we are talking...

sounds great - but just to be sure we are talking about just regular krayz glue? with the active ingredient ethyl cyanoacrylate? the package mentions its skin/eye irritant...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-11-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By mrwindupbird
doubt there will be decent going out of business...

doubt there will be decent going out of business deals, on cnn they mentioned the company hired a liquidation firm to handle it.
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By mrwindupbird
ditto, just went through the same exercise with...

ditto, just went through the same exercise with my 2217 formerly from a reef tank. i had to scrub some parts with a metal brush to get the coral off. then a wash in white vinegar, and a few minutes...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By mrwindupbird
is it jeff goldblum? that's really creepy i...

is it jeff goldblum?

that's really creepy i wouldn't be able to sleep knowing that thing is in the other room.

you know this wouldn't happen if you'd keep the aquarium gods happy by washing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,422
Posted By mrwindupbird
Cheer up and think of the discount you will be...

Cheer up and think of the discount you will be entitled to :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By mrwindupbird
Thanks for the comments! Took your advice and...

Thanks for the comments!
Took your advice and lowered my temperature slightly this morning. Hopefully it helps the rapidly evaporating water as well.

Also thank you for clarifying the kh/gh...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By mrwindupbird
A few questions

Hi guys.

Just some general questions, wasn't sure where to put these.

Preemptively, I am pretty handy with the search feature but these are the questions I felt would best be answered knowing...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-28-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By mrwindupbird
does your office have enough co2 for that kind of...

does your office have enough co2 for that kind of fauna?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-28-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 9,744
Posted By mrwindupbird
My scion tc is unbelievable. $0 maintenance car....

My scion tc is unbelievable. $0 maintenance car. Lots of fun to drive. Comes standard with more options than you can imagine (power, sunroofs, fold down rear seats, handy storage bins). Can...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,342
Posted By mrwindupbird
Hi, Pardon my ignorance, what is a...

Hi,



Pardon my ignorance, what is a powerhead?

Also on the topic of improving flow - I saw in other threads people recommending getting rid of the spray bar which I might do anyway since...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,342
Posted By mrwindupbird
got it! final price $35 I have a feeling...

got it! final price $35

I have a feeling this is going to be a b*tch to clean though. I will try white vinegar but that might not be enough. The hose still has coral deposits on it on the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-16-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,093
Posted By mrwindupbird
Oh - post a review for that! We had a...

Oh - post a review for that!

We had a heated argument in the office about this not too long ago - there has never been a movie made out of a videogame that was any good. Can Max Payne break the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-16-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By mrwindupbird
I use an empty quaker oatmeal container, last...

I use an empty quaker oatmeal container, last cash-in was 243 bucks.

If you live near a Commerce Bank - they will cash in your change FOR FREE, even if you don't have an account with them. Much...
Forum: Substrate 10-16-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By mrwindupbird
Scary. I spent 3 hours washing 30 lbs of Turface...

Scary. I spent 3 hours washing 30 lbs of Turface the other day.
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,342
Posted By mrwindupbird
Hmm perhaps I spoke too soon. Apparently it was...

Hmm perhaps I spoke too soon. Apparently it was used in a reef SW tank...

Obviously I'd want to swap out the media and hoses and give it a good rinse.. but will it be safe to use in my freshwater...
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