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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-07-2006, 03:05 AM
Replies: 22
Poll: WC Temp?
Views: 1,307
Posted By wob
I mix, I have to. The water here in Denver is...

I mix, I have to. The water here in Denver is darn cold during the winter, and I'd drop my tank by at least 10 degrees if I added straight cold water, or the addition of water would have to last a...
Forum: Fish 02-03-2006, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,758
Posted By wob
The males are typically more colorful than the...

The males are typically more colorful than the females, and a bit smaller. the females have a bigger, rounder belly than the males.

I've seen my rasboras spawn many times in my tank, usually...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By wob
I use the mechanical and heater module for my...

I use the mechanical and heater module for my 150g. I like them, no issues.
I have plenty of space in my cabinet, so filter cleaning for me is quite easy.

Robert
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2006, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By wob
I use a pentair aquatics heater module inline...

I use a pentair aquatics heater module inline with a hydor THEO 400w heater.
It works fine except on really cold nights, and then I have to deploy my
other 400w THEO inside the tank.

Mind you I...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2006, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By wob
For my acrylic 150, it was around $1200 total for...

For my acrylic 150, it was around $1200 total for tank plus a 6x55w kit from AH supply.

I'm sure glass would be cheaper than this.

Robert
Forum: DIY 01-24-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,815
Posted By wob
I use a 2" dia x 24" long RR. Very few, if any...

I use a 2" dia x 24" long RR. Very few, if any bubbles come out. It is on the outgoing side of my pentair aquatics heater and mechanical modules, with a quiet one 3000 pump driving it all.

Robert
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-21-2006, 12:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By wob
I did the exact same thing for as long as I can...

I did the exact same thing for as long as I can remember doing this. I ran with just my firewall device (a PC running OpenBSD), nothing else. 0 infections, ever. The system was even patched as of 2...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-20-2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By wob
There seems to be some confusion on what anti...

There seems to be some confusion on what anti virus software does, what a firewall does, and what spyware/adware software does.

Firewalls block ports from the outside in. You *must* have a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-20-2006, 12:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By wob
Have you also checked to see if the version of...

Have you also checked to see if the version of WinXP you install does not come with a personall firewall? It'd be under the control panel.

Some versions do, I use WinXP Pro and it comes with one...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-19-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By wob
Understood that this is sort of a chicken and egg...

Understood that this is sort of a chicken and egg problem. If I were you, I'd get my machine on the internet quickly, download and burn the firewall program to CD (assuming you have a burner), then...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-19-2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By wob
ALL windows versions are instantly vulnerable if...

ALL windows versions are instantly vulnerable if you do not have the latest (and I do mean latest as of last tuesday, the big microsoft upgrade day of every month). While your threat vector is...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-19-2006, 10:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By wob
Krazy, when you re-install, is your computer...

Krazy,
when you re-install, is your computer still connected to the internet?
If so, this is your problem.

The mean time of an unpatched Windows box on the internet before it is infected is 10...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-19-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By wob
I don't necessarily agree with this statement,...

I don't necessarily agree with this statement, especially in the case of ClamAV.
Large corporations and ISPs (I've ran it at large ISP UNIX cluster installs also) will use ClamAV in front of their...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-19-2006, 12:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By wob
AVG makes a great piece of software, they have...

AVG makes a great piece of software, they have for years. We recommend it to our ISP customers who don't want to shell out the cash for a spendware version of AV.

http://www.clamwin.com/ is also a...
Forum: Fish 01-14-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By wob
I have 7 blue gouramis, 5 females, two males. The...

I have 7 blue gouramis, 5 females, two males. The two males fight with each other a bit (I have a very large tank so it's not really that bad). I've never seen the males bother any other fish.
...
Forum: DIY 01-12-2006, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By wob
You are correct. After the CO2 has been running...

You are correct. After the CO2 has been running for a while (around 10hrs) I can hear some bubbles gurgling in that area. I don't think it's a problem though, my CO2 levels are easily over 30ppm...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-11-2006, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By wob
Agreed with that! I'll take a Dodge Challenger...

Agreed with that! I'll take a Dodge Challenger over a pony any day :)

When I was a teenager I helped my uncle rebuild a '71 (or was it 72, cant remember) dodge challenger RT sport with a .383...
Forum: DIY 01-10-2006, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By wob
No worries, it took me a solid month of constant...

No worries, it took me a solid month of constant reading here and other places about how to do pressurized CO2 with a DIY reactor, so you're not alone :)

Robert
Forum: DIY 01-09-2006, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By wob
I did try it straight up and down first, and...

I did try it straight up and down first, and found that there were still some bubbles coming out the bottom end and into the tank.

The CO2 connection is at the top.

Here's a cpl of pics:

in...
Forum: Lighting 01-09-2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By wob
the 9325k bulbs are cheaper than the AH supply...

the 9325k bulbs are cheaper than the AH supply 6700k. You can get them from lightbulbsdirect.com.

14.20 to be exact.

http://www.lightbulbsdirect.com/page/001/PROD/PlugInPLL/F55BX-AR-FS

Robert
Forum: DIY 01-09-2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By wob
Zelmo, I currently run a 150g tank with a...

Zelmo,
I currently run a 150g tank with a single 2" diamater ~24" long Rex Grigg style reactor. It works just fine. I tried a 1.5" diamater 24" long reactor and found that it did not dissolve all...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-07-2006, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By wob
Currently my wife and I have two iPods, a brand...

Currently my wife and I have two iPods, a brand new black nano, and my older model 20g iPod that I've had for around 2 years now.

I also have an iPod mini that's about a year old, it's battery...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-02-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By wob
During my weekly water change I do a quick light...

During my weekly water change I do a quick light vacuuming of the sand, and only the surface. I don't do a 'deep' gravel vacuuming.


Robert
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,496
Posted By wob
Because you're just using standard PVC joints to...

Because you're just using standard PVC joints to add the modules in, you can do anything you want plumbing wise!

It's simple to make the modules come apart, just glue in a union in between the...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,496
Posted By wob
I have the pentair system for my 150g, and I love...

I have the pentair system for my 150g, and I love it.
I have only the double size mechanical and heater modules, no need for the chemical, UV, or fluidized bed filter on a large planted tank. The...
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