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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-18-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,159
Posted By RickRS
If the hose is long enough, you'll never get a...

If the hose is long enough, you'll never get a mouthful of water if you do it right.

Regardless of the length of hose, if you suck just until the water column rises up over the tank and then drop...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By RickRS
You can buy a "muffin" style, tubeaxial blower...

You can buy a "muffin" style, tubeaxial blower for AC (wall recep. plug-in). Computer case fans are tubeaxial, so me and Paxx are talking the same thing, just different power hookup.

Digi-key has...
Forum: DIY 04-13-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By RickRS
They are known as pendant lighting everywhere,...

They are known as pendant lighting everywhere, including Lowes and Home Depot. Pendants in the lighting section start somewhere about $30 each and go up from there. The hoops are a DIY thing, as...
Forum: Photography 04-01-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By RickRS
Amazon Daily Deal April 1 - Sony NEX-F3K

No joke! Sony EVIL setup for $369 from Amazon. It's a daily deal, so one day only.
Forum: Fish 03-29-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By RickRS
This sounds like a swim bladder issue. ...

This sounds like a swim bladder issue.

Research I've found suggest it could be any of several causes, so I will point you to an article over at the Goldfish and Aquarium Board (GAB)....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By RickRS
Where did these pond snails come from?

I have 5 tanks and one has tiny pond snails showing up. I've never had an outbreak in these tanks up to this point.

The weird thing? There has been no new plants introduced in two years. And...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-19-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,571
Posted By RickRS
Looks nice. The three leaning rocks on the...

Looks nice.

The three leaning rocks on the left side might remain in position longer if the flat rock you're bracing them with has a side touching the glass. That would stop it from sliding away...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-16-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By RickRS
You really need to try Purigen, it's the best...

You really need to try Purigen, it's the best thing for removing tannins. Plus, you can reenergize the Purigen with a bleach bath after it has absorbed up to its capacity and reuse several times.
Forum: Photography 03-14-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,903
Posted By RickRS
Help me out here; what's a EVIL camera?

Help me out here; what's a EVIL camera?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-09-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,466
Posted By RickRS
It can depend on the fish, but I has grown val...

It can depend on the fish, but I has grown val with my goldfish for years without problem. Goldfish will nip plants, but plant a lots, feed your fish well, and it may work out for you.

I...
Forum: Lighting 03-09-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By RickRS
For a T5 fixture, you have an electronic ballast....

For a T5 fixture, you have an electronic ballast. It is just a power supply, and for the most part, either works or doesn't. Just replace the tubes.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-10-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,892
Posted By RickRS
Anubia may not be safe from an Oscar. I tried...

Anubia may not be safe from an Oscar. I tried and finally gave up. The Oscar would tear all the leaves off the plant. Then a new leaf would start to unfurl and for a few days, a week or two, the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-31-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By RickRS
More plugs for Purigen. The stuff is excellent...

More plugs for Purigen. The stuff is excellent at absorbing tannin. Cleared up a 40 gallon within 3 days, then it remain clear for months.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By RickRS
Just to clarify, the canister itself has no flow...

Just to clarify, the canister itself has no flow adjustment. But the flow is very adjustable by the valves built into the quick disconnects for the input and output hoses supplied with every new...
Forum: Lighting 01-20-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By RickRS
He could probably go for a simple DIY setup of...

He could probably go for a simple DIY setup of two CFL, either in something like clamp-on shop lights or with a retrofit to the hood, for a cheap lighting upgrade.
Forum: Lighting 01-20-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By RickRS
Likely not, if it has a "magnetic" ballast...

Likely not, if it has a "magnetic" ballast typical of a old T12 fixture. I believe the strike voltage (point where gas ionizes and electric arc within the tube start the glow) for a T8 is higher...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-04-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,863
Posted By RickRS
Sort of the bible for CFS500 is CWO4Gunner's...

Sort of the bible for CFS500 is CWO4Gunner's review and modification thread...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-03-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By RickRS
Missed that one :wink: Depends on the...

Missed that one :wink:

Depends on the manufacturer as to whether they use the word daylight to identify 5,000K or 6,400K tube.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-02-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By RickRS
Kathyy and caoder are right, you don't have to...

Kathyy and caoder are right, you don't have to pay for expensive tubes at an aquarium store. There are fluorescent tubes available for less that will do well.

When browsing your local store for...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-21-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By RickRS
The brown dust-like stuff is proably diatoms. If...

The brown dust-like stuff is proably diatoms. If so, you can use your hand and rub off it the leaves easily enough, if you want to remove it. Within a few weeks it will likely disappear completely,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-20-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By RickRS
Fancy goldfish like fantails, veiltails, moors,...

Fancy goldfish like fantails, veiltails, moors, etc., in my experience, aren't jumpers, so an open tank is not a problem.

I would suggest limiting to about a max of 3-4 goldfish for your tank. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,233
Posted By RickRS
I suggest Purigen, from SeaChem. I think it...

I suggest Purigen, from SeaChem. I think it works 100 times better at taking out tannins.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By RickRS
:smile: I like!

:smile: I like!
Forum: Substrate 12-09-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By RickRS
Clay is good. It adds iron to the mix. Ideally,...

Clay is good. It adds iron to the mix. Ideally, you're going to add more clay in the form of red pottery clay to the mix when it comes time to set up the tank.
Forum: Substrate 12-09-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By RickRS
I think the "mineralize" thing has gotten way off...

I think the "mineralize" thing has gotten way off track. The idea was to breakdown topsoil and eliminate organic material. So you wanted to AVOID soil mixes that were very high in organics. ...
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