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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   Yesterday, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I just called the Petco I frequent and the 75 is...

I just called the Petco I frequent and the 75 is in fact part of the sale. Guy told me that the only time they get 75s in is for the sale. Alas they sold the 3 they had.
Should get more in next...
Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By GraphicGr8s
If you're doing water changes as you are supposed...

If you're doing water changes as you are supposed to than no, no filter. I ran a 29 with no filter for a couple of years on my back porch. And I didn't always follow my own advice. I took it down...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   Yesterday, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Buck a gallon.

It's back until Nov 5th.

Just saying.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-23-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I'm about where you are. On my 2 main...

I'm about where you are.

On my 2 main display tanks one is about 10 with no redo and the other about 15 without major redoes.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-23-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Just adding water can be detrimental. If it's the...

Just adding water can be detrimental. If it's the same tap water and not distilled or RO you are concentrating the minerals in the tank.

One thing I have found is water is anything but stable....
Forum: DIY   09-22-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By GraphicGr8s
This is about the easiest and quickest way. ...

This is about the easiest and quickest way.

I would use a Forstener bit to avoid tear out when drilling and sandwich a sacrificial piece of wood to the cabinet for the sawing part. Or use a fine...
Forum: Equipment   09-18-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By GraphicGr8s
If your concerned about mulm and detrius getting...

If your concerned about mulm and detrius getting kicked up into the water column forget a sponge filter. If you're on top of water changes and skim the gravel you shouldn't have trouble with it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-17-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By GraphicGr8s
You on well or city water?

You on well or city water?
Forum: Equipment   09-17-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Connecting two tanks to one filter is asking for...

Connecting two tanks to one filter is asking for a disaster. I've never been a fan of canister filters and after this month's society meeting less so. One of our members is a water specialist. He...
Forum: Equipment   09-15-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Rich, I made a control panel for my darkroom...

Rich, I made a control panel for my darkroom equipment back in the late 70s using those type toggles. They've been around forever.

As for wiring. The common should never be switched. You can...
Forum: Equipment   09-14-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By GraphicGr8s
If you want to DIY look at the combo switch...

If you want to DIY look at the combo switch outlet units. Use a plastic gang box as needed to accommodate your needs. That would be the most compact way. You could use full size switches and outlets...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-14-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Which is more important to me? Both equally. ...

Which is more important to me? Both equally.

But you also have to be realistic. Putting digging fish with fragile plants is a setup for failure.

If I setup a tank that is going to have both I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-02-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 556
Posted By GraphicGr8s
If the wood is thick enough you can use screws to...

If the wood is thick enough you can use screws to attach it to the cabinet. If not glue a piece of 2 x 3 to the inside and then attach the strip to the 2x.\

I'd use GFCI on any aquarium just for...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-02-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I wasn't talking about whether it was a ripoff or...

I wasn't talking about whether it was a ripoff or anything like that. Just that it's harder to find the RAOK in the for sale section. Putting it in the correct part of the forum gives it more...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-02-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Just as a continuation what about RAOKs in the...

Just as a continuation what about RAOKs in the for sale section? I see it quite often.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-02-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By GraphicGr8s
We're all good in the Bay area. Skyway is closed...

We're all good in the Bay area. Skyway is closed though. At least it was this morning when I left for work.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-31-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Welcome. Glad you decided to take the plunge.

Welcome. Glad you decided to take the plunge.
Forum: Equipment   08-31-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 900
Posted By GraphicGr8s
We do agree though that wherever the support it...

We do agree though that wherever the support it MUST be in the same plane. You can't twist that glass.

The farm tanks are no thicker than any other tanks. Same thickness as the 20Ls I have. I've...
Forum: Equipment   08-30-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 900
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I've got a dozen tanks that I got from a fish...

I've got a dozen tanks that I got from a fish farm here that would prove your statement inaccurate at best. Over 200 tanks 40+ years old supported 1/3 the way in front and back on galvanized pipe...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-23-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I'm about in the same area as you. This is about...

I'm about in the same area as you. This is about the best advice so far.

I dread power failures with as many tanks as I have.

Seems we may have something coming our way next week if one of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-12-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I got in some plants a couple of months ago (May)...

I got in some plants a couple of months ago (May) and they were cooked. I'm west central FL.

I won't order any plants or livestock until at least the end of Sept.
Forum: Equipment   08-11-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By GraphicGr8s
While I still have my Dynamaster dual piston pump...

While I still have my Dynamaster dual piston pump it is so loud I never use it. My Pondmaster AP 100 does that job now. And it's quiet. In the house the tanks are on Tetra pumps.
The Dynaflow had...
Forum: Equipment   08-08-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I wouldn't be in such a rush to reseal the...

I wouldn't be in such a rush to reseal the sucker.
Fill it up outside and see if it leaks. I doubt it will.
A brand new tank can leak. An old tank can leak. A tank that's been filled for years...
Forum: Equipment   08-01-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Generally it's about a wash to buy the new parts...

Generally it's about a wash to buy the new parts and fix them. I've got a few of the old Whispers and did try to fix them. The plastic housing had become very brittle and fell apart in my hands....
Forum: DIY   07-29-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,407
Posted By GraphicGr8s
No pics. And I'm too lazy to take any. I glued...

No pics. And I'm too lazy to take any. I glued two sheets of 3/4" plywood together and laminated with the same stuff on kitchen counters. Formica.
In hindsight I would just use 1 sheet. With two I...
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