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Forum: Equipment   04-27-2011, 02:31 PM
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Posted By caall99
Noise is definitely coming from the...

Noise is definitely coming from the motor/impeller. It makes my whole living room hum. The EC reading is high for my gH and kH:

kH (ppm) 36
kH () 2
gH (ppm) 179
gH () 10

Temperature...
Forum: Equipment   04-27-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 53,065
Posted By caall99
Mine is noisy, the temperature reading is...

Mine is noisy, the temperature reading is completely off, and the EC reading is on the order of 900-950 us/cm AFTER a water change. I have owned this filter for about 3 weeks. So far, not too happy....
Forum: Equipment   04-20-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By caall99
how many media trays does the 2222, 2224 and 2226...

how many media trays does the 2222, 2224 and 2226 each respectively have?
Forum: Equipment   04-11-2011, 04:31 PM
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Posted By caall99
how did you cap it and how did you attach two...

how did you cap it and how did you attach two spray bars to one another?
Forum: Equipment   04-11-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 53,065
Posted By caall99
On another note, how are you guys placing the...

On another note, how are you guys placing the inlets and outlets of the filter? Both at one back corner? or one at either back corner? Do you really need "cross flow" or does placing them both in the...
Forum: Equipment   04-11-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 53,065
Posted By caall99
I heard there was a break in period of about a...

I heard there was a break in period of about a week with these filters after which they become completely silent. Can anyone attest to this?

I have two different noises going on. One is a clankity...
Forum: Equipment   04-09-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 53,065
Posted By caall99
Hi guys! Just picked up a Fluval G6 to...

Hi guys!

Just picked up a Fluval G6 to replace my Eheim 2226 on my 75 gallon. Flow is atleast twice as strong as the Eheim... then again the G6 is also twice as loud...

Do these things quiet...
Forum: Fish   02-16-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By caall99
Bump bump!

Bump bump!
Forum: Fish   02-16-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By caall99
One of the toughest fish for sure. Will adapt to...

One of the toughest fish for sure. Will adapt to a huge temperature range. They seemed perfectly happy at 53F all the way to 86F. Mine have never gotten sick, and always eat like pigs. Telling you,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,424
Posted By caall99
Of course this only has a positive outcome if you...

Of course this only has a positive outcome if you do not have a heat resistant strain. In my case the additional heat blew my infection out of control. All my fish became solidly peppered with the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,424
Posted By caall99
Heat alone at like 87 F did nothing for my Ich...

Heat alone at like 87 F did nothing for my Ich outbreak except make it worse. I had kept the heat that high for 2 weeks, even while dosing Aquarisol, and i saw ZERO improvement. Actually things got...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,424
Posted By caall99
I would say copper, worked fantastic for me....

I would say copper, worked fantastic for me. Double the recommended dose of chelated copper such as Copper Safe. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend it to the OP due to his large shrimp colony.

On...
Forum: Fish   02-15-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By caall99
Looking for RAINBOW fish! Breeders? LFS?

Is anyone aware of any specialized breeders of rainbow fish from which I could order online and not break the bank? Anyone trustworthy out there that won't sell me hybrids?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-26-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,407
Posted By caall99
And you think my plants will survive this heat...

And you think my plants will survive this heat and especially salt? I was considering buying cupramine or coppersafe with a test kit and treating with copper "the right way". Could my ich be copper...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-24-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,407
Posted By caall99
anyother effective organic treatments? is my...

anyother effective organic treatments?

is my aquari-sol just a bad batch? all my snails are alive and thriving even though i am overdosing a tiny bit...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-24-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,407
Posted By caall99
That sounds like it killed your Bio filter... ...

That sounds like it killed your Bio filter...
No staining?? Did you do half dose?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-24-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,407
Posted By caall99
Thanks for the response. Maracide contains...

Thanks for the response. Maracide contains Malachite green and that supposedly stains silicone. Did you notice any staining? How did your plants fair? How about the bio-filter?

What i do not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-24-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,407
Posted By caall99
Super resistant Ich strain?!?! Treating with Aquari-sol...

Saturday, 13 November:
I noticed some of my new cardinals ($1 petsmart special) had some mild Ich and body fungus. I had picked them up the day prior and did not QT like an idiot.

Sunday, 14...
Forum: Plants   11-18-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By caall99
I am actually currently treating my minor Ich...

I am actually currently treating my minor Ich problem the same way. I went from 82 to 86 deg. F in the course of 3-4 days. Some of my plants are starting to shed and others are melting a bit. Then...
Forum: Equipment   11-18-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By caall99
get the reefkeeper lite with SL1 module and you...

get the reefkeeper lite with SL1 module and you will be more than happy!! Considering a pH controller costs $90-120 and the reefkeeper system costs $170 it is more than worth getting (this price only...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-17-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By caall99
Very cool. Thanks so much. I quickly...

Very cool. Thanks so much.

I quickly realized protozoa are much more complex organisms than any microbes or single cell organisms and therefore would require a larger ppm to kill. It appears to be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-17-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By caall99
Well the real question was if you raised the tank...

Well the real question was if you raised the tank temp to lets say 85 deg. F. and lightly overdosed excel at 1.5 times the normal dose, has there been any research done to see if this has any impact...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-16-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By caall99
Flourish Excel and Ich

Has there been any research done on the effects of Excel dosing on the Ich parasite? Glutaraldehyde is a disinfectant used in cold sterilization of medical equipment. To me that sounds like something...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   11-15-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,995
Posted By caall99
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-12-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By caall99
ok... well thank you for calming my mind! i'll...

ok... well thank you for calming my mind! i'll just sit tight and monitor. things are indeed getting better, but i won't inject co2 until i can get that kH above 4. (its 2 now...)
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