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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-07-2014, 05:28 AM
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Views: 1,511
Posted By Nightspell
The benefits of... planaria.

Hah! Thought this might be of interest... LINK (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2553171/Could-soon-REGROW-limbs-Scientists-manage-non-regenerative-worm-grow-new-head.html)

Humans...
Forum: Equipment   12-09-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Nightspell
Yeah, everything is plugged into surge...

Yeah, everything is plugged into surge protectors. Not even sure if there is more than the one Finnex TC model, but mine is also rated for 300. My ETH was 200w and the one I have in there to...
Forum: Equipment   12-08-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Nightspell
Finnex Temp Controller issues?

Has anyone experienced any problems with the Finnex Temp Controllers? Mine has been acting up. My 2nd Hydor ETH 200w in 6 months has crapped out on me again, woke up Saturday am to the Finnex TC...
Forum: Equipment   12-08-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,125
Posted By Nightspell
Alright... Woke up to my Finnex Temp Controller...

Alright... Woke up to my Finnex Temp Controller alarming again. Tank was at 64 degrees. Very odd, TC was alarming, but the red light on it indicating heater power was OFF. Why would the thing...
Forum: Equipment   12-08-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,125
Posted By Nightspell
Alright, well now I'm looking at the Ranco here. ...

Alright, well now I'm looking at the Ranco here. I've heard mention of it on numerous occasions on TPT, but never actually looked into it. From the customer images on Amazon it appears to be...
Forum: Equipment   12-08-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,125
Posted By Nightspell
OK, now I had followed the opposite line of...

OK, now I had followed the opposite line of thought, using the heater itself as the primary thermometer/switching mechanism and the temp controller as the emergency backup. This, under the...
Forum: Equipment   12-08-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,125
Posted By Nightspell
Same tank, same filter -- Fluval 306. Output...

Same tank, same filter -- Fluval 306. Output side, replaced hoses with 5/8 ID from hardware store specifically for this 'upgrade'. Unsure of the GPH. ETH 200 on a 37 gal tall. Did not notice it...
Forum: Equipment   12-08-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,125
Posted By Nightspell
Hydor ETH - 2nd FAILURE

My second 200W ETH has officially failed. This one lasted about 3 months. First one lasted about the same. IS there another external heater out there? I can't seem to find any. And if not... ...
Forum: Fish   11-14-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,788
Posted By Nightspell
Hah! ^

Hah! ^
Forum: Ponds   11-13-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Nightspell
Well, in that case... I guess dig a hole, throw...

Well, in that case... I guess dig a hole, throw a fabric liner down and focus on the rockscape. I believe limestone will leach minerals into the water, but if this is just a "water hole" type of...
Forum: Ponds   11-13-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Nightspell
Highschool + Pond = Bubble Fountain AT LEAST once...

Highschool + Pond = Bubble Fountain AT LEAST once a year. Probably more like 2-4 times a year. Wouldn't bother putting anything in there that can die.

Also, a 2 foot pond is just a silver...
Forum: Algae   09-15-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By Nightspell
Flame Algae

RIGHT. So... Behold my Flame Moss! It's in there somewhere, I swear. Can someone please ID this algae? I know thread algae looks similar to another type bit I can't tell the difference. This is the...
Forum: Lighting   09-12-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Nightspell
Yeah, but I do not have experience with clip ons;...

Yeah, but I do not have experience with clip ons; I know they are quite successfully used on many tanks though. Not sure what the size limitations are though...
Forum: Lighting   09-12-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Nightspell
Have you looked at the Finnex Ray 2?

Have you looked at the Finnex Ray 2?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-12-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Nightspell
With the utmost caution, and only with their...

With the utmost caution, and only with their permission.

Sounds like they're difficult to sex, but you pretty much play the numbers and put a few in and if there's ample prey and both sexes, they...
Forum: DIY   09-12-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Nightspell
Check out H4n's (member) thread in for sale...

Check out H4n's (member) thread in for sale forum, he sells custom stainless steel intake prefilters. Good guy, he'll do you right. Will be getting 2 from him in near future.
Forum: Plants   09-12-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,408
Posted By Nightspell
This. Clear would be nice too, but I don't want...

This. Clear would be nice too, but I don't want to see all my cords and hoses. Might try mirror next, as it makes tank look bigger while reflecting a lot of otherwise wasted light back into tank.
Forum: Lighting   09-12-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 220,163
Posted By Nightspell
Care to elaborate? I believe the rubbish comments...

Care to elaborate? I believe the rubbish comments are the product of an active discussion...
Forum: Plants   09-11-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
  Hc
Views: 395
Posted By Nightspell
I've heard of people doing it; you can grow HC as...

I've heard of people doing it; you can grow HC as a floating mass and let them root a bit, then try planting it. Not sure how you'd go about planting the entire mass, but if nothing else you could...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-11-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By Nightspell
I had that all over my drift wood for a good week...

I had that all over my drift wood for a good week or so, then it disappeared. Amano shrimp may have helped. I've heard of others having this same problem, it's kinda like diatoms. It comes and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-11-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By Nightspell
You sure the mold killed the plants, and not the...

You sure the mold killed the plants, and not the decaying plants were feeding the mold?
Forum: Plants   09-11-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
  Hc
Views: 395
Posted By Nightspell
All I can say is good luck. I tried HC with...

All I can say is good luck. I tried HC with medium light, pressurized CO2 and EI Fertilization and failed so miserably I'm surprised fire wasn't involved.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-11-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By Nightspell
Wow. Was that heater registered with the BATFE?...

Wow. Was that heater registered with the BATFE? Remember to submit a notice of explosive device expenditure/destruction before your next audit, lol...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-10-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Nightspell
Dad-a-chum? Did-a-chick? Ded-a-chek? ...

Dad-a-chum? Did-a-chick? Ded-a-chek?

(wondering if anyone will get this...)
Forum: Equipment   09-10-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By Nightspell
In my 306 I have 1 (bottom) Stock coarse sponge;...

In my 306 I have 1 (bottom) Stock coarse sponge; 2) Fluval Biomax; 3) more Fluval biomax with polish pads on top. Every time I clean it I consider removing polish pads to improve flow, but...
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