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Forum: Equipment   01-10-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,151
Posted By stripe157
I bought one and thought the thing was crazy...

I bought one and thought the thing was crazy loud. It attaches to the glass and vibrates it pretty good.
I eventually went with a $9 tom's aquatics skimmer for one aquarium, and a zoo med turtle...
Forum: DIY   09-12-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By stripe157
I have an extention cord plugged into a timer,...

I have an extention cord plugged into a timer, cut the far end off, and ran it into this fixture where a pair of wire nuts and electrical tape hold it together. It's plugged into 120v if that's what...
Forum: Equipment   05-16-2010, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By stripe157
Are both counters filled with water, or does one...

Are both counters filled with water, or does one of them have mineral oil? I think I have the same setup as you, and it does the same for me. Two JBJ counters with one going into a reactor, and the...
Forum: Equipment   03-31-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By stripe157
Yes, and if you're worried about it, refill the...

Yes, and if you're worried about it, refill the tank. Once it starts dropping pressure you've only got a few days left. It costs me less than $20 to refill a 20# bottle. It should last months, so an...
Forum: Equipment   03-31-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By stripe157
So, I'm no expert, but I think the EOTD is...

So, I'm no expert, but I think the EOTD is something you only need to worry about if you're using lower quality needle valves (in combination with a lower quality regulator). Having said that, I...
Forum: Equipment   03-31-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By stripe157
http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-TC-30-Turtle-Canister-Fi...

http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-TC-30-Turtle-Canister-Filter/dp/B0002DIRPU
sign up for an amazon Credit Card, and it's free.

I haven't tried the Rapids Mini, but was about to get one for my 10G as well...
Forum: DIY   03-03-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,809
Posted By stripe157
I think the problem with the delayed response (if...

I think the problem with the delayed response (if there is a response) is due to the super small surface area... Or more clearly, the interface between the gas in the DC and the water. Even with the...
Forum: DIY   03-02-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By stripe157
Thanks for the compliments! The other light is...

Thanks for the compliments!
The other light is a 150W Metal Halide, and is a real hassle to turn on and off. It can't be on for too long either. My plants plants are all pretty new, and offer the...
Forum: DIY   03-02-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By stripe157
Yeah, I'll have to find a way to make the pics...

Yeah, I'll have to find a way to make the pics more permanent. I used photobucket so I wouldn't use up too much space on TPT's server. The downside though is that if I don't log into my Photobucket...
Forum: DIY   03-02-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,295
Posted By stripe157
I was in the process of sewing up some filter pad...

I was in the process of sewing up some filter pad to stick on the back of it, got halfway through and realized that this is not one of my talents.
I may be able to sell it a friend with a more...
Forum: DIY   02-26-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,295
Posted By stripe157
The dimmer thing isn't going to work. I just...

The dimmer thing isn't going to work. I just tried it. The impeller twitches some, but no water movement.
Forum: DIY   02-26-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,295
Posted By stripe157
Light dimmer to control powerhead?

About a month ago I ordered a SEIO pump from Foster and Smith. I liked that one because it was adjustable. I showed up, and after getting it installed, I decided within a few seconds that it was...
Forum: DIY   02-26-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By stripe157
Yeah, you're right. I see that now... easier to...

Yeah, you're right. I see that now... easier to wire up probably too. It's done now though, and works like a charm...
I bought five ottos a few weeks ago, and have maybe seen one of them twice. The...
Forum: DIY   02-26-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By stripe157
My DIY moonlight (56K!)

Installed into a 18W t8 fixture that is used not to grow plants (that one's on a timer), but jut to see the fish when I want.

here goes:

3V, 5mm LEDs wired in parallel, each with a 100 ohm...
Forum: Algae   02-24-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By stripe157
Cool, thanks. It's a relief to know what I'm up...

Cool, thanks. It's a relief to know what I'm up against. I bet I can get some erythromycin at the cattle/ranch store w/o a prescription.
Forum: Algae   02-24-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By stripe157
here's another: ...

here's another:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/members/stripe157-albums-other-picture3223-week-2.jpg
Forum: Algae   02-24-2010, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By stripe157
Algae ID please. my guess is BGA.

I've had this tank set up for about 4 weeks or so. For the first three weeks I had an 8 hour photo period. Last week I notice some hair algae. not a big deal, I have 5 ottos, they'd probable...
Forum: Equipment   02-22-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,618
Posted By stripe157
Too cool. I love it!

Too cool.
I love it!
Forum: Equipment   02-21-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,151
Posted By stripe157
so, how's this working out as a skimmer so far?

so, how's this working out as a skimmer so far?
Forum: Equipment   02-14-2010, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,151
Posted By stripe157
I'm looking into buying one of these for the same...

I'm looking into buying one of these for the same purpose.
I wonder if it would work well if only powered at night with the nozzles pointed to the surface to also help degas the CO2. Ideally it...
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By stripe157
Yes, thanks! I've got a rebuild kit ordered and...

Yes, thanks!
I've got a rebuild kit ordered and (soon) on its way here.
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By stripe157
here's an e-mail from...

here's an e-mail from www.regulatortorchrepair.com

"Thank you for contacting us regarding repair parts for your Victor VTS250 Regulator.
The cause of your problem is the low pressure seat is...
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By stripe157
Unless it requires an expensive one-time-use...

Unless it requires an expensive one-time-use tool, I'd like to try it myself. I'm reckless that way.
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By stripe157
Does anyone have any suggestions for online...

Does anyone have any suggestions for online stores that sell rebuild kits? I've having trouble finding one.
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By stripe157
HEY! I bought one of your drop checkers! super...

HEY! I bought one of your drop checkers!
super nice.

Anyway, That's still bad news.
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