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Forum: DIY   08-21-2004, 02:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,486
Posted By Rikko
I'm fairly sure my filter is made up of...

I'm fairly sure my filter is made up of fiberglass or some kind of hard plastic. If not, it must be aluminum. Is that bad? :D
Forum: DIY   08-19-2004, 08:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,486
Posted By Rikko
Find a small fiberglass coffee filter - the ones...

Find a small fiberglass coffee filter - the ones that are cup-shaped and made of a very find mesh. Tip it upside down and let CO2 collect under there. It won't bubble out unless the whole chamber is...
Forum: DIY   08-11-2004, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,630
Posted By Rikko
If your husband will also be the one building a...

If your husband will also be the one building a canopy and not just wiring it, go ahead and make him retrofit the hood! :D
If you have to do it, or you're kindly, just go for a whole canopy. If you...
Forum: DIY   08-10-2004, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,998
Posted By Rikko
http://www.drweil.com/app/cda/drw_cda.html-command...

http://www.drweil.com/app/cda/drw_cda.html-command=TodayQA-questionId=21181

http://www.kombuchatea.co.uk/distilled-water.asp
...
Forum: DIY   07-31-2004, 06:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,729
Posted By Rikko
The odor they're describing is something I've...

The odor they're describing is something I've found from the occasional Hagen mix, too. There's no words for it, but it's not the usual boozie-smellin' odor that comes off it.
Actually, it's not an...
Forum: DIY   07-21-2004, 01:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,729
Posted By Rikko
I scaled up and rounded off the first formula I...

I scaled up and rounded off the first formula I posted and have been doing this one for a couple months now:
2L pop bottle
1.5L water
1/4 tsp yeast (both baking yeast and wine yeast yield the same...
Forum: DIY   07-18-2004, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,453
Posted By Rikko
I think it also depends on if the tank has a...

I think it also depends on if the tank has a center brace or not. An unbraced tank will bulge out slightly (I just built a canopy for a 33 gallon and measured - 36" long and 12" deep and it bulged...
Forum: Lighting   07-08-2004, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By Rikko
Agreed.. Plants have been shown to use "more"...

Agreed.. Plants have been shown to use "more" light in the red and blue wavelengths, but quantity will almost always beat quality for our applications.
Forum: Lighting   07-06-2004, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,196
Posted By Rikko
Ok, some good questions here.. First, the...

Ok, some good questions here..

First, the T8s you see are 'preheat' tubes. Yes. The "intended for use in..." line is really just a bunch of crap. It means they can operate in a magnetic ballast...
Forum: Equipment   07-05-2004, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Rikko
Hagen's doing another big stupid packaging...

Hagen's doing another big stupid packaging change.. <sigh>
I hate coming into work these days.. They're shuffling all the aquatic stuff into three lines. The budget line is the "Elite" stuff (like...
Forum: Lighting   07-05-2004, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,516
Posted By Rikko
Home Depot sells a great Philips screw-in compact...

Home Depot sells a great Philips screw-in compact that has a nice colour over aquariums. The packaging just says "DAYLIGHT Energy Saving Bulb" in blue text on a white package. 23W cool bulb that's...
Forum: Lighting   07-03-2004, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Rikko
There are several T5 threads but unfortunately I...

There are several T5 threads but unfortunately I don't think the search function lets you just search for "T5" - you need more terms there.
Check here and the DIY forums - there's a lot of...
Forum: Equipment   07-03-2004, 05:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,637
Posted By Rikko
Just diggin' up an old thread.. I just started...

Just diggin' up an old thread..
I just started using a Tronic and a Visitherm. I threw out my Ebo Jager last week - this is the fourth one in six years that failed on me. Two of them failed off,...
Forum: DIY   06-27-2004, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,691
Posted By Rikko
Diffusers are easy. Couple I've made, both...

Diffusers are easy.

Couple I've made, both using an inverted gravel vac tube with an airline running in to feed in CO2:

1) A fine plastic coffee filter. Looks like a measuring cup but it's...
Forum: DIY   06-22-2004, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,484
Posted By Rikko
I've used it.. No problems. Just make sure it's...

I've used it.. No problems. Just make sure it's 100% silicone and no silicone blend for caulking bathrooms and the like, as they won't give you the bond you want.

I've seen a few debates on...
Forum: Lighting   06-22-2004, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By Rikko
Honestly, I wouldn't go there just because they...

Honestly, I wouldn't go there just because they don't have a full selection of *everything*. Best bet is probably to sniff around plantedtank's sponsor sites, and a few other BIG forum sites on the...
Forum: Lighting   06-22-2004, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By Rikko
The screw-in CF work quite well. WPG is a useless...

The screw-in CF work quite well. WPG is a useless rule anyways - don't bother with it. If you're really just trying to do a quick and dirty upgrade, pick up any CF with a 'cool' rating and it'll look...
Forum: Lighting   06-21-2004, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By Rikko
Fluorish should be available in most well-stocked...

Fluorish should be available in most well-stocked stores. We aren't a Seachem distributor but we carry the typical Seachem stuff (ie. Fluorite, Prime, Chemipure, ...). Maybe shop around a bit (or via...
Forum: Lighting   06-21-2004, 03:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By Rikko
System Six, off the top of my head, takes a 12"...

System Six, off the top of my head, takes a 12" T5 tube, right? If so, any of the online bulb sellers should be able to provide them, like 1000bulb.com or bulbs.com.
You could even head to the...
Forum: DIY   06-20-2004, 04:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,189
Posted By Rikko
Great, thanks. I'll pick up a can 'o matte black...

Great, thanks. I'll pick up a can 'o matte black in the next couple days and go crazy.
Forum: Equipment   06-19-2004, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By Rikko
The one thing I really hate about the...

The one thing I really hate about the Fluval/Aquaclear skimmers is that the suction cups give out far too soon and replacements don't even appear to be available. After having mine pinned up by a...
Forum: DIY   06-19-2004, 03:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,189
Posted By Rikko
What kind of paint did you use for the back...

What kind of paint did you use for the back glass? I'm going to be painting my new tank but haven't the faintest idea of what the best/safest type of paint is.
Forum: Lighting   06-18-2004, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By Rikko
I bet we're thinking of the same bulbs, Rosko....

I bet we're thinking of the same bulbs, Rosko. Great colour appearance on tanks but I guess rather unfriendly in a living room fixture.
The only problem with those is that they won't screw into the...
Forum: DIY   06-17-2004, 03:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,189
Posted By Rikko
Just saw a tube of the plumber's goop today, and...

Just saw a tube of the plumber's goop today, and they also had Marine Goop by the same company. The Marine Goop actually says on it "not recommended for aquarium use", but they don't elaborate as to...
Forum: Lighting   06-15-2004, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Rikko
Hi duck, Your electrician probably had the...

Hi duck,

Your electrician probably had the same problems with ODNO as I did. It's not a "legitimate" lighting approach - it's really more of a sneaky exploit of electronic ballast design.

...
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