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Forum: DIY 08-21-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By deeda
If you can't use a hose or python type device...

If you can't use a hose or python type device because of distance or water parameter needs, pick up a Rubbermaid Brute 32 gallon trash can, lid and dolly. You will also need a pump to transfer water...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By deeda
I think it would be near impossible to rig up an...

I think it would be near impossible to rig up an air driven system to transfer water from the trash can located below the tank to the rim of the aquarium in a home environment. Water is heavy and...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By deeda
I also have untreated well water and use it to...

I also have untreated well water and use it to clean my filters without issues though I do run more than one canister on the larger tanks.

I use the hose sprayer to clean the blue sponges, running...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-01-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By deeda
Fishboy15, is this tank already planted or are...

Fishboy15, is this tank already planted or are you planning on keeping live plants?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-01-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By deeda
Are you just looking for colorful cichlids or are...

Are you just looking for colorful cichlids or are you interested in having possible spawning fish?

Malawi cichlids are normally stocked with 1 male to 3 -5 females, depending on the species. You...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By deeda
I would create a sales thread, I think they would...

I would create a sales thread, I think they would sell great, especially for people keeping shell dwelling cichlids. Pics would be awesome with something to show the size of the shells and their...
Forum: DIY 06-03-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,502
Posted By deeda
WOW, lots of updates and very nicely written!! ...

WOW, lots of updates and very nicely written!! Thanks for posting such detailed updates.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By deeda
I also apply a bit of electrical tape to the dial...

I also apply a bit of electrical tape to the dial to avoid the inadvertent unwanted adjustment after a similar experience.
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By deeda
I like to use a weak regular bleach solution when...

I like to use a weak regular bleach solution when cleaning used filters and hard media, especially when someone has left a dirty filter that is smelly.

I rinse off all the old media of major dirt...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-27-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By deeda
For that piece of driftwood I would use a piece...

For that piece of driftwood I would use a piece of slate, drill one or two holes in it that would line up with the bottom section of the driftwood and use stainless steel screws long enough to...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By deeda
The serial number should have the additional info...

The serial number should have the additional info needed to figure out the specs on this pump, assuming the previous owner didn't change anything.

If all you want to know is the GPH and head...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By deeda
I would contact Grundfos directly, include the...

I would contact Grundfos directly, include the model and serial number, the pics would also be helpful to them.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By deeda
I find a plastic cup or similar works well to...

I find a plastic cup or similar works well to catch most of the debris as suggested by MChambers.

I don't see any harm in using tap water for a quick rinse, using the hose sprayer if you have one...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,874
Posted By deeda
Before you replace the valves, remove them from...

Before you replace the valves, remove them from the hoses, flush them out well with water while you open and close them. Use a Q-tip and apply a bit of silicone grease or Vaseline to the 'ball'. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-23-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By deeda
How does your target pH differ from your tap...

How does your target pH differ from your tap water pH?
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By deeda
Did you check the impeller and impeller shaft to...

Did you check the impeller and impeller shaft to see if they were damaged or jammed with something?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-12-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By deeda
Here is a favorite pic someone named vampie on...

Here is a favorite pic someone named vampie on aquaria central posted awhile back that I like to use to tell the difference.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/prissmonster/aquaria/9e930a0b.jpg...
Forum: DIY 04-11-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By deeda
Very nice job, I love it!! The only thing I...

Very nice job, I love it!!

The only thing I would add are drying posts for the test tubes.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By deeda
Check the bottom of the air pump and see if there...

Check the bottom of the air pump and see if there is a small felt filter in the bottom. Many air pumps have one and it is to prevent any particles from getting into the pump.

You can remove it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By deeda
Sorry to hear of the problems with the filter. ...

Sorry to hear of the problems with the filter.

I actually had a small piece of media get stuck in the intake elbow which caused a reduction in suction and therefore flow.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By deeda
I made some DIY acrylic hangers to replace the...

I made some DIY acrylic hangers to replace the suction cups, details can be found here http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=236218&highlight=diy+heater+holder
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By deeda
Great to hear, thanks for the update!

Great to hear, thanks for the update!
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By deeda
I highly doubt the filter failed and you would...

I highly doubt the filter failed and you would need to replace it.

Improper filter priming may be the culprit though I would think it would have resolved itself after 2 weeks.

If you are using...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By deeda
I used the 2" thick Poret to divide a 48" tank...

I used the 2" thick Poret to divide a 48" tank into 3 sections for temporary holding 'tanks' for small fish. However I used an Eheim 2215 filter and made a long spray bar to circulate the water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By deeda
You need to perform frequent water changes to...

You need to perform frequent water changes to remove any dead and dying worms. I like to rinse them until the water runs clear and any whitish dead worms are gone.

Are these in an aquarium or a...
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