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Forum: Equipment 05-03-2005, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,857
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
I whole heartedly agree: I too prefer "I don't...

I whole heartedly agree: I too prefer "I don't know" to BS, but my flaw was in giving the clerk you refered to the benefit of the doubt. mea culpa.



Agreed. That doesn't make them necessarily...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2005, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
To get CO2 into a canister filter, you can do the...

To get CO2 into a canister filter, you can do the following:

cut off the top 3" of a plastic 12-16oz bottle - you will have a small bell.
fit the bell over the intake of your filter
punch a hole...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2005, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,857
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
Tina, Silcone tubing is the worst thing you...

Tina,

Silcone tubing is the worst thing you can use for CO2 applications,
Per Cole-Parmer it loses ca. 21,000 units of CO2.
Tygon, what I believe many are selling as CO2 tubing, loses only 5.9...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2005, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,489
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
Can you tell me more about these slow...

Can you tell me more about these slow disconnects, and where to get them etc?
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2005, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
Criminy! I asked >>>Why aren't folks just...

Criminy!

I asked >>>Why aren't folks just using the old fashioned pvc tubing we all used for decades, before they came out with the nice flexible silicone stuff?<<< amongst other things

Thanks...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2005, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
Thanks for the link, and it confirms what I knew...

Thanks for the link, and it confirms what I knew - silicone bad, and tygpn better but again, why not just use the pvc stuff at the lfs? :confused:
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2005, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
CO2 tubing selection choices

After reading several posts on CO2 tubing, I still have a few questions.

It is obvious that silicone tubing is not a choice; it leaks co2 way too much.

It appears that what is being marketed as...
Forum: Algae 12-07-2004, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
"Write the company and request the MSDS for the...

"Write the company and request the MSDS for the product."

Excellent idea Rex. If I had that info i would do so :wink:

BTW, I checked out your site. Nice job. fwiw, you might want to correct...
Forum: Algae 12-06-2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
Unhappy Mike, I try to avoid being weak and using...

Mike,

I try to avoid being weak and using the easy way out, but curiousity gets the best of me and I just want to know. Is it simazine repackaged under a different name, fermented bat spitle, or...
Forum: Algae 12-06-2004, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
Azoo Bruxh Algae Killer: what is it?

While all algal blooms can be upsetting, BBA bothers me the most.

Can anyone tell me what the active ingediant in AZOO BBA Killer is??

FWIW, treating some of my plants w/ h2o2 has helped,...
Forum: Algae 12-03-2004, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,089
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
Will, I too have had a BBA outbreak of late....

Will,

I too have had a BBA outbreak of late. I have clipped a lot of old growth, and gotten some small SAE's; my personal feeling is that the youger ones seem to eat more algae than when they get...
Forum: DIY 07-22-2004, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
Now that I have the reactor running, there is...

Now that I have the reactor running, there is significantly less gas trapping at the top of the Rena, but not totally zero.

I have a few photos of my reactor, but cannot figure out how to attach...
Forum: DIY 07-16-2004, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
Gasturbation

I couldn't get some one else to please me with a reactor so I have had to DIY... I hope I don't go blind <ggg>

After reading that others with Rena Filstar XP-3 filters were having the same...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2004, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,322
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
Wasserpest, Thanks for the welcome, I had...

Wasserpest,

Thanks for the welcome, I had no idea anybody missed me :icon_bigg I have been dealing with other pursuits, and a major F%^^43p with my tank that killed off a lot of fish and...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2004, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,322
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
Gas Pains

Thanks for posting this, because I am STILL having the identical problem. I wonder if your/our problem will return upon running the CO2 though the filter again.
Each night, my filter needs to be...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2004, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,649
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
GDominy, I will heed your advice and go for...

GDominy,

I will heed your advice and go for the larger unit.

Equilibrium,

I agree with what you said, otoh, if I owned a company like double helix, which in most likely hood is a small...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2004, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
If memory serves correctly Innes suggests...

If memory serves correctly Innes suggests Gouramis will eat them
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2004, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,649
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
GDominy, Coralife lists the capacity as being...

GDominy,
Coralife lists the capacity as being upto 125 gallons, the next largest one does 250 gallons... is this really an issue. btw, I use a marineland 200 as the diatom filter. which works much...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2004, 02:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,649
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
It's soup. The diatom filter can't keep up. ...

It's soup.

The diatom filter can't keep up.

in the 9W range there is the double helix and the turbo twist.

What do you recommend for a 125 w/ lovely and quite healthy single cell algae?
Forum: DIY 02-23-2004, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
The solenoids are normally off, open with applied...

The solenoids are normally off, open with applied current. { as a power failure would be quit funny with everyone's sprinklers going off!}
As stated above, I have a box of wallwarts. I use a 24 volt...
Forum: DIY 02-23-2004, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
It worked just fine. The only modifications as...

It worked just fine. The only modifications as stated were reduction adapters, and I placed a small button between the spring and diaphragm to increase the tension. According to the rep, a bit of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2004, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
My A. ulvaceous has died back and left me with a...

My A. ulvaceous has died back and left me with a healthy bulb, Does anyone know of the proper / preferred method to store the bulb so that it can be replanted after the requisite rest period?
...
Forum: DIY 01-10-2004, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
FWIW, Nelson makes a nice blister pack of...

FWIW,

Nelson makes a nice blister pack of assorted quick releases designed for garden hoses. I have been using them successfully for years w/o a problem. Note; they have an o-ring, so dripping...
Forum: Lighting 01-03-2004, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
Rex, Too much light? I have not liked...

Rex,

Too much light?

I have not liked the results w/ my stem plants in my 55, so my 125 is being set up w/ 6 x 85 watt HO 6' bulbs. CO2 and ferts.

is this too much as well? thoughts?
Forum: Lighting 12-16-2003, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By PlantumOfTheOpera
After looking over the methods used by others...

After looking over the methods used by others here, I was unhappy with the choices available. Either the bulbs were too expensive, or not good size-wise.

Ultimately, I decided upon the following: ...
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