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Forum: Equipment Today, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 248
Posted By Bettatail
failed two, top fin, both of them worked about a...

failed two, top fin, both of them worked about a year then uncontrollable.
I believe the iron side of the metal strip which stick on and break off according to the desire temp setting, magnetized....
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:10 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 79,238
Posted By Bettatail
you have to try your luck to find a good metering...

you have to try your luck to find a good metering valve at a fraction of the actual retail price.
ideal is small brand and not popular in the industry, so to find a liquidated or a used, chance is...
Forum: Lighting 07-26-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By Bettatail
good call! it is tannin. it is from the old...

good call! it is tannin.
it is from the old filter media, old tank water was crystal clear but a large amount of dead plant mass was locked in the filter media, after bottom up the fish tank 4 weeks...
Forum: Lighting 07-26-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By Bettatail
Good to know and thanks for the suggestion, I...

Good to know and thanks for the suggestion, I will probably mount a fans to blow air on them, actually I ordered a spare fans for the fixture.



Interesting, is it ok if I use led light strip to...
Forum: Lighting 07-25-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By Bettatail
there are two fans on mine, they were both PITA...

there are two fans on mine, they were both PITA to put on the track, but I managed to mount them without breaking anything.
one of the fans is a little loose too, thus vibrate. I stick a pen cap...
Forum: Fish 07-25-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Bettatail
+1, dense plants with enough room they can go...

+1, dense plants with enough room they can go between, or a lot of floating plants, and they eat duckweed.
They are full of personality, fun to see their reaction once you move closer to the tank.
Forum: Fish 07-25-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Bettatail
Looks like she needs a breeding cone, and a...

Looks like she needs a breeding cone, and a husband.
Forum: Lighting 07-25-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By Bettatail
I have the 48" version, center area 80-90 PAR at...

I have the 48" version, center area 80-90 PAR at 21" water depth.
You need another light or keep this light fixture at least 6" above water, because it is 30 degree beam angle, too close to the...
Forum: Fish 07-24-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Bettatail
Note: they are crazy about freshwater clam meat. ...

Note: they are crazy about freshwater clam meat.
It is a golden clam, none other fish showing interest to the clam meat, but the whole school of cardinals go all out attacking.
Forum: Plants 07-23-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By Bettatail
is it the same problem as star grass? Star...

is it the same problem as star grass?

Star grass grow fast, also have really heavy rooting, if it grow into a dense big bush and roots suck up the available nutrients fast than that the substrate...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By Bettatail
WYIN is DICI. check your local clippard...

WYIN is DICI.

check your local clippard distributor, see if they carry 15490-5 manifold, and it is about $5, plus a clippard Mouse solenoid for about $25(they will definitely have the Mouse...
Forum: Fish 07-23-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Bettatail
slowly heat to 86+, pump air and wait for two...

slowly heat to 86+, pump air and wait for two weeks, but if the initial outbreak is not serious, you can slowly drop the temp as soon as there is no sign of ich.

don't worry about adding salt,...
Forum: Fish 07-23-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Bettatail
they are from the local retailers, sorry, no sale...

they are from the local retailers, sorry, no sale online...



I don't drip acclimate, only put the plastic bag in the fish tank long enough to match the temperature, because my tank water is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By Bettatail
1) The damn 1500G. 2) swim with the altum...

1) The damn 1500G.
2) swim with the altum angelfish.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 779
Posted By Bettatail
Post WTB for a dirty filter, and cycling it...

Post WTB for a dirty filter, and cycling it overnight.

Bump: Post WTB for a dirty filter, and cycling it overnight.
Forum: Fish 07-23-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Bettatail
Disregard my question, I brain fart. It is a...

Disregard my question, I brain fart.
It is a glowlight tetra, very common, but looks much nice than hose in the store, got confused and thought it is something other than a glowlight.
Forum: Fish 07-23-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Bettatail
ID? what tetra?

Solved, it is a glowlight tetra
Forum: Fish 07-23-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By Bettatail
They do, but only if they don't have what they...

They do, but only if they don't have what they like.
In established tank with substrate, they hunt the worms that are feeding on fish waste.

If you take out the corys or other bottom feeding type...
Forum: Fish 07-22-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By Bettatail
Don't worry about they can't get the fish food. ...

Don't worry about they can't get the fish food.
As long as you have other fish that provide enough "food", the corys will be fat and happy.


They are corydoras.
Forum: Fish 07-22-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Bettatail
no casualties, 40+ cardinal tetra and 10 oto cat.

First time have such good luck without a single casualty in fish keeping for the cardinal tetra and oto cat fish.

Two weeks own the cardinal tetras and four days own the otos, all doing good...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-21-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Bettatail
What is the depth of sand? Take out some and...

What is the depth of sand? Take out some and leave about 1 to 1 1/2 inch in the fish tank, pour about 1 to 1 1/2 inch eco-complete on top, then mix them a little. last, pour another 1/2 to 1 inch...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 40,416
Posted By Bettatail
caution! something similar appear! ...

caution! something similar appear!
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/bettatail/Valves%20Regulator/e1149918-890f-462d-b7c5-d9ac3d1e4fae_zpsc71aec97.jpg
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 688
Posted By Bettatail
is it a 3" jaw bench vise or a 4" jaw bench vise?...

is it a 3" jaw bench vise or a 4" jaw bench vise?

looks you only need a long handle torque wrench to take out the gauge.
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By Bettatail
You know that the M series needle stem position...

You know that the M series needle stem position can be adjusted, right? Even the S series, some of them can't dial below 5 bubbles per second, the needle stem need to be adjusted.
Old models of M...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Bettatail
as OVT said, there maybe a leak. and, the...

as OVT said, there maybe a leak.

and, the recent wave of JBJ style mounted DICI bubble counters, are crappy check valves inside, they are crappy not that they leak/backflow water, but the...
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