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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,743
Posted By Gad
Regular insured priority. They charged me to...

Regular insured priority. They charged me to file the claim form. It was crazy. I no longer deal with them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,743
Posted By Gad
I filed a claim for $15 one time and it took them...

I filed a claim for $15 one time and it took them 160 days and they charged me $9 for some paperwork. Never again!
Forum: Tank Journals 02-13-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,407
Posted By Gad
Very nice Matt. If you need room for baby Discus...

Very nice Matt. If you need room for baby Discus I'm right here in Columbia. CWP holder at that. Saw the target on the wall. :icon_wink

I see a plant in there. It's just dead.
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1,191
Views: 87,703
Posted By Gad
Yep. It is pretty cool. Best filters in my book...

Yep. It is pretty cool. Best filters in my book by far.
Forum: Fish 01-30-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Gad
If you remove them after the mail fertilizes them...

If you remove them after the mail fertilizes them and they turn white its fungus and they won't make it. If you use this method gets some Methylene Blue Solution 3% to keep the fungus at bay.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,633
Posted By Gad
Don't waste much at all if you turn the water off...

Don't waste much at all if you turn the water off once the flow hits the siphon head. Unless of course your tanks are lower than the faucet which is rare.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,633
Posted By Gad
Aquarium water is good for you. Suck it down and...

Aquarium water is good for you. Suck it down and enjoy. :hihi:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,879
Posted By Gad
That's why I recommend the Aqua-Gold (powder)...

That's why I recommend the Aqua-Gold (powder) stuff. Works every time. :thumbsup:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Gad
I haven't waited on a full cycle in at least 15...

I haven't waited on a full cycle in at least 15 years. Smaller tanks you're better off waiting it out though. It doesn't hurt to change 20-25% during cycling.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,879
Posted By Gad
He wants to add fish soon. The directions say...

He wants to add fish soon. The directions say add it to the tank then add your fish the next day. I've even used it for a 120 gal Discus tank without any problems.

Bacteria starters have been...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,879
Posted By Gad
Load the tank with live plants and buy some...

Load the tank with live plants and buy some "Aqua-Gold" bacteria starter. And yes it works, been using it for years. Add the fish slowly 24 hours after adding it. Maybe 4-6 depending on size and...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,191
Views: 87,703
Posted By Gad
It least it's not a $30,000 new car messing up. ...

It least it's not a $30,000 new car messing up. That happens too. Nothing is perfect.

Most Eheim owners will tell you it's pretty unusual to have problems let alone on a new one.

Check...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1,191
Views: 87,703
Posted By Gad
It happens sooner or later on all mechanical...

It happens sooner or later on all mechanical filters.
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,191
Views: 87,703
Posted By Gad
Change the impeller. Does wonders.

Change the impeller. Does wonders.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-10-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,332
Posted By Gad
Sponge and air filter. Sometimes Les is more....

Sponge and air filter. Sometimes Les is more. :icon_mrgr
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-10-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,008
Posted By Gad
Why is that? Bacteria cultures have been used...

Why is that? Bacteria cultures have been used successfully in septic tanks for many years even in the dry form. They also have an extremely long shelf life unlike the viral posts we read online....
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Gad
Great info regardless of the model. I wouldn't...

Great info regardless of the model. I wouldn't knock the brand for one problem, and not knowing how it could have ended up that way.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By Gad
Would be hard for them to get in there if the...

Would be hard for them to get in there if the filter is packed right. I've never had it happen in 23 years. You can also add a small pre filter.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By Gad
What about Hot Magnum? I had one and it was...

What about Hot Magnum? I had one and it was quite. Another plus is you can pour your colonized media in a bucket of tank water and run the micron cartridge for a while to polish the water. :proud:
Forum: Substrate 01-07-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Gad
I just got 80 pounds in and its the same as what...

I just got 80 pounds in and its the same as what I purchased 3-4 years ago. Works great buy the way. Was able to toss the CO2. Plants grow like crazy.
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,527
Posted By Gad
Update. Three out of three of these went bad on...

Update. Three out of three of these went bad on me within 3 years. :thumbsdow
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By Gad
I' had problems recently with new Finnex HMA-300...

I' had problems recently with new Finnex HMA-300 and Marineland Stealth 100 watt. The Finnex is titanium with an external controller rated at 90-150 gallon tanks. It won't even heat a 30 gallon to...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 866
Posted By Gad
Marineland C-220 Problems

I purchased on of these a couple of years ago and posted about noise problems. At that time I exchanged it for another and ended up with the same rattling noise. Well that one died completely and...
Forum: Fish 01-01-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,932
Posted By Gad
They'll be fine. I have two in a 30 tall with...

They'll be fine. I have two in a 30 tall with pretty much the same fish you have plus 3 Angels. No problems at all.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-18-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,407
Posted By Gad
That's not good. Ouch!

That's not good. Ouch!
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