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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-13-2014, 05:06 PM
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Posted By mstamper
those are some incredible tank designs. Too bad...

those are some incredible tank designs. Too bad they tear them down.
Forum: Fish   02-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,905
Posted By mstamper
The only time I have heard of purigen causing any...

The only time I have heard of purigen causing any sort of kill off is when someone had done a recharge with bleach and did not fully rinse and dechlor the pouch and the bleach hit the water and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-09-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By mstamper
If you are going to use a mesh bag, spend the...

If you are going to use a mesh bag, spend the money and get the bags from Seachem. They are designed for purigen. The purigen beads are VERY small and will pass through most mesh bags, even the ones...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-09-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,298
Posted By mstamper
I suggest you do a bit of searching on here. This...

I suggest you do a bit of searching on here. This topic has been discussed several times to great length with a lot of heated exchanges.

I will tell you that the gist of the discussions is that...
Forum: Lighting   11-26-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,047
Posted By mstamper
link please

link please
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-23-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By mstamper
In addition to this great site there is a local...

In addition to this great site there is a local freshwater aquarium club in Atlanta.
Check out http://www.atlantaaquarium.com/ There are a lot of people in the club to buy / sell / trade with for...
Forum: Equipment   06-07-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By mstamper
I'm not an expert in pumps or fluid dynamics. It...

I'm not an expert in pumps or fluid dynamics. It seems to me that the canister makers list a minimum height that the surface of the water must be above the surface of the canister water level for a...
Forum: Lighting   05-24-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By mstamper
I am interested in seeing if anyone has used them...

I am interested in seeing if anyone has used them yet as well. I got an email from Ken's fish and they have them on sale right now.
What I found interesting about them is that they come with a...
Forum: Equipment   05-24-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,354
Posted By mstamper
If you had trapped air in the filters they would...

If you had trapped air in the filters they would be making a loud noise. I have had trapped air in mine and you know when there is air in the line and canister.

Your low flow may be from dirty...
Forum: Fish   05-13-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By mstamper
I got to go out of town more often... Got angel wiggler's!

Went out of town for a few days. When I came home I discovered that not only had another pair of angles mated but that their eggs had hatched and were wigglers. I was not sure just what was happening...
Forum: Equipment   05-05-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,229
Posted By mstamper
I have the Aqueon and am not overly pleased with...

I have the Aqueon and am not overly pleased with it. It is slow to drain a tank even with the faucet wide open and I am not able to even pull up debris on the surface of the substrate.
I have also...
Forum: Equipment   04-28-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By mstamper
I tried to find some of the parts from the kit...

I tried to find some of the parts from the kit separately and it is not as easy as it sounds. I found some of the smaller parts like the suction cups and the small reducer nozzle. Most of the other...
Forum: Equipment   04-28-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By mstamper
The new filstar's no longer have that flow...

The new filstar's no longer have that flow control. If you look at planet rena direct's web site and look up the accessory kit they sell now, you will see that it looks nothing like the kit I posted...
Forum: Equipment   04-28-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By mstamper
The older model Rena Filstar (now labeled API )...

The older model Rena Filstar (now labeled API ) pumps came with a ball valve in the package that fit on the output in between the curved part that attaches to the output tube and the spraybar.
...
Forum: Equipment   04-25-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By mstamper
thanks for your information, that should help a...

thanks for your information, that should help a lot,
Forum: Equipment   04-25-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By mstamper
If you could let me know what model the Jager is...

If you could let me know what model the Jager is that would be nice to know.
Forum: Equipment   04-24-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By mstamper
Need help finding a heater

I am needing a heater that I can set to 95f.
I have a sick discus and I need to treat him with some meds that need to be at 95f for it to work best.

I am currently running a fluval and the max...
Forum: Finnex   04-24-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By mstamper
The tubing will be close but I believe that 1/2...

The tubing will be close but I believe that 1/2 inch would work. I will measure mine when I get home and let you know the tube size and how big my opening is on my tank.
Forum: DIY   04-23-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,411
Posted By mstamper
The biggest issue that has been talked about A...

The biggest issue that has been talked about A LOT here and on other sites is the amount of flex that a tank has and that the reason for having a rim was to keep that flex in check. De-rimming a tank...
Forum: Fish   04-18-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By mstamper
I would try to pick them up from the LFS the day...

I would try to pick them up from the LFS the day they arrive. If you can get them while they are still in the shipping bag from the supplier and acclimate them into your tank then you can avoid the...
Forum: Substrate   04-09-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By mstamper
I am not sure I am seeing the upside of what you...

I am not sure I am seeing the upside of what you are trying to accomplish with this idea.

Plants of any kind root and those roots were not meant to be "aerated" in nature so why do this in your...
Forum: Equipment   04-06-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By mstamper
For the mechanical filtration I have a 30ppi foam...

For the mechanical filtration I have a 30ppi foam pad in the bottom of the bottom basket. I then have 2 20ppi pads on top of the 30ppi pad.
In the next basket I have ceramic rings for my biological...
Forum: Equipment   04-05-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,393
Posted By mstamper
I had a friend make a pico canister out of a...

I had a friend make a pico canister out of a aquapump, a small container of matrix, and a small bottle filled with filter floss. It is running on a .5 gallon tank and the tank is crystal clear. it...
Forum: Equipment   04-04-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,981
Posted By mstamper
I have 4 xp canister's. 1 - xp1, 2 xp2, & 1 xp3....

I have 4 xp canister's. 1 - xp1, 2 xp2, & 1 xp3. I have only had one issue with the xp1 and that was because I had not seated the lid back on properly and, even though the clips latched the lid, the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-04-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By mstamper
So, if you use minimal ferts, no CO2, and med to...

So, if you use minimal ferts, no CO2, and med to low light are you running a "medium tech" tank?

I was under the impression that if you were not running CO2 and not using HO lighting that you were...
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