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Forum: Equipment 09-23-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Mr. Fisher
The Burkert solenoids are tested at the factory...

The Burkert solenoids are tested at the factory in Germany prior to being shipped out. I think oldpunk hit the nail on the head. There is either a piece of debris preventing the solenoid from sealing...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,180
Posted By Mr. Fisher
I know it's frustrating, but don't give up on...

I know it's frustrating, but don't give up on pressurized CO2. You're working out some kinks, so give it some time. FWIW, ADA makes one of the best check valves on the market. These are much better...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Mr. Fisher
Another way to frame this question: Why...

Another way to frame this question:

Why spend $80 on Swagelok pipe fittings when you can go down to your local ACE Hardware and pick up equivalent fittings for $18 plus tax?

Swagelok fittings...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,330
Posted By Mr. Fisher
glad it worked out!

glad it worked out!
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Mr. Fisher
Oldpunk's rigs are nice. So are bettatails. I...

Oldpunk's rigs are nice. So are bettatails.
I would opt for a burkert solenoid, though. That's kind of a make or break deal for me.
GLA's warranty is nice, too.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By Mr. Fisher
GLA is prob the way I'd go, too. They offer a...

GLA is prob the way I'd go, too. They offer a quality ready-made product.
I, on the other hand, am a proponent of DIY rigs.

Here is my current reg:...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr. Fisher
I've owned 3 coralife T5HO fixtures and two have...

I've owned 3 coralife T5HO fixtures and two have had problems. Doesn't bode well for me when you run a >60% chance of something bad happening.

Maybe it was just my fixtures.

No issues with...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Mr. Fisher
Oh, boy, do I dislike rockwool! LoL I hate when...

Oh, boy, do I dislike rockwool! LoL
I hate when it surfaces again in the substrate after falling off the roots.
Fine tip tweezers are a must.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Mr. Fisher
Excel or Glutaraldehyde is fine for corydoras,...

Excel or Glutaraldehyde is fine for corydoras, rcs, and amanos. Not recommended for more expensive shrimp.

I dose 3x the recommended daily dose (6ml in a 20 gallon). I also dose 5ml per 10...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mr. Fisher
Coralife's T5HO fixtures aren't much better. Had...

Coralife's T5HO fixtures aren't much better. Had one blow its ballast after turning it on for the first time.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,330
Posted By Mr. Fisher
Sometimes it takes a while for the classics to...

Sometimes it takes a while for the classics to push all the air out of the filter housing after a cleaning. It may take a few days. I've had air pockets days after changing the filter media, etc. The...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By Mr. Fisher
The Marina Aqua Vac is what I use w/o issue. It...

The Marina Aqua Vac is what I use w/o issue. It has brass connections, which I think provide a more durable long term option.

http://www.widmer-aquarium.ch/catalog/images/DA201240.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By Mr. Fisher
These are some of the issues that drive many to...

These are some of the issues that drive many to buy better quality regulators and components. I'm sorry it's been such a PITA for you. Suggestions in the thread are solid so far. Hope things work out.
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By Mr. Fisher
This is a good point. It's important to have soft...

This is a good point. It's important to have soft tubing. Especially when using things like lily pipes. The ADA tubing is softer than the eheim. Both hold up well. The clear tubing can be cleaned out...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,668
Posted By Mr. Fisher
If you follow the thread that LeftC started on...

If you follow the thread that LeftC started on The Barr Report when buying a used regulator, you'll be fine. No need to look at the specs. The regulators listed in that thread are tried and true....
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,173
Posted By Mr. Fisher
Maybe I've just had good luck with USPS....

Maybe I've just had good luck with USPS. :icon_eek:
(knocking on wood)
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Mr. Fisher
Typically, as far as I know, regs with flow...

Typically, as far as I know, regs with flow gauges don't work to well with low-flow applications. That said, I could be wrong. Give it a shot and let us know.
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,173
Posted By Mr. Fisher
That suxs. :icon_roll Sorry for the loss. Never...

That suxs. :icon_roll Sorry for the loss.
Never had a problem shipping regs via USPS Priority. I've had problems with UPS, though. That's also why I prefer 1/8" npt fittings.
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By Mr. Fisher
The Eheim "premium" you're talking about is...

The Eheim "premium" you're talking about is nothing when you compare it to the cost for clear ADA 16/22mm (5/8") filter hose! LoL

That said, any 5/8" hose will work. You can go to Lowes or Home...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,668
Posted By Mr. Fisher
The OP asked the question: dual versus single? ...

The OP asked the question: dual versus single?
Asking this question, imo, is futile and a waste of time. The debate can go on forever (it has).
The issue as I see it is the difference between a...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By Mr. Fisher
What I'd do is cut a 1/2" section of your gray...

What I'd do is cut a 1/2" section of your gray tubing off. Dip the end of the diffuser's glass stem in water. Start the gray tubing on the stem of the diffuser. Use a paper towel to get a grip on the...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,668
Posted By Mr. Fisher
To make this discussion even simpler, the debate...

To make this discussion even simpler, the debate shouldn't be: single VERSUS dual stage.

I propose, and have done so in the past, that this debate comes down to quality rather than function....
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By Mr. Fisher
I use an eheim 2211 with ADA lily pipes and ADA...

I use an eheim 2211 with ADA lily pipes and ADA clear tubing. Perfect amount of flow. You'll be okay with either a 2213 or a 2211. ADA uses the 2211 on their Mini-Ms, iirc.
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,430
Posted By Mr. Fisher
I can agree with that. The whole "what's better"...

I can agree with that. The whole "what's better" debate is kinda weird, imo. I think either will work well for our purpose. I'd still stay away from the maximatic, though. ;)
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,430
Posted By Mr. Fisher
I don't know if my post was the catalyst for your...

I don't know if my post was the catalyst for your "un-subscribing" to the thread, but...

If you'd check the specs, you'd see why I am suggesting that the Burkert is heavy duty compared to most....
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