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Forum: Lighting 12-27-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Captain Hooked
I rather like the way a tank looks under the ADA...

I rather like the way a tank looks under the ADA bulbs. You *might* be able to grow plants faster with bulbs that peak in the red (and not the green), but this hobby is somewhat focused on...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By Captain Hooked
Thanks Naja', I took it out, held it, and it...

Thanks Naja',

I took it out, held it, and it spun independent of the magnet and armature. verdict: broken.

Thanks again everyone. :proud:
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By Captain Hooked
thanks everybody- yea, it spins all the way...

thanks everybody-

yea, it spins all the way around (360 degrees). I guess a new part is in order- why bother trying to fix a part that's only $25 or so....

or, I could get another 2213....
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By Captain Hooked
I have taken it apart, and it is very clean. The...

I have taken it apart, and it is very clean. The motor is clean and there are no broken impeller fins. The media is just floss and hydroton (poor man's Ehfisubstrat). The seal looks good....
...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By Captain Hooked
Rena Filstar issues.....he!p!

I have a used XP1 on a 10G.
I prime and turn it on- it runs like a champ. It seems to be doing great. Then, a few hours later, it just makes some light motor noise (it's running) but the flow rate...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-10-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 26,354
Posted By Captain Hooked
Chris, ..turned out very nice; excellent...

Chris,

..turned out very nice; excellent job! I had no doubts.

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Sometimes, when you have a vision, you have to act on it immediately or...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Captain Hooked
:) That's what those kids are for- they make...

:) That's what those kids are for- they make great scavengers.
Seriously, I live down the street from where this is and I wouldn't take it if it was free. I don't have the room, nor would I make...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-10-2008, 04:38 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 34,631
Posted By Captain Hooked
I have a 45-P and use a 2213 and I think it's...

I have a 45-P and use a 2213 and I think it's just right. I have it sitting right next to the tank and use loc-line for in/outs (no hoses). The substrate is a simple dusting of fine black sand - just...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2008, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Captain Hooked
HUGE 300G tank on Baltimore CL!

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/for/945995619.html

....can't say I've ever seen one like this in person. You could get a lot of plants, shrimp, fish, (and children) in there!

No affiliation.
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2008, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 166,526
Posted By Captain Hooked
If anyone is trying to figure out how to get a...

If anyone is trying to figure out how to get a bubble counter into a vertical position when the reg body output is at an odd angle- you have four options:

1. Use a "remote" (wall mounted) bubble...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-29-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By Captain Hooked
Here's...

Here's (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/new-planted-aquariums/3105-common-abbreviations-used-apc.html) a great list of acronyms.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-26-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 47,878
Posted By Captain Hooked
...looks like Machu Picchu. Sweet tank! :thumbsup:

...looks like Machu Picchu. Sweet tank! :thumbsup:
Forum: Tank Journals 11-26-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 31,299
Posted By Captain Hooked
Ah...colors. I could live there- very nice job....

Ah...colors. I could live there- very nice job. :thumbsup:
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-26-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By Captain Hooked
The Westinghouse monitors are dirt cheap, and I...

The Westinghouse monitors are dirt cheap, and I really like my 48".

*EDIT: That's a bubble counter stuck to my screen for scale-
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 166,526
Posted By Captain Hooked
I'm still laughing at that.....:tongue:

I'm still laughing at that.....:tongue:
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 166,526
Posted By Captain Hooked
Good move. That will be a definite upgrade!...

Good move. That will be a definite upgrade! :thumbsup:
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 166,526
Posted By Captain Hooked
Hi James, Exiting, huh? I had better luck...

Hi James,

Exiting, huh?
I had better luck removing the male nipple of the solenoid, which then connected to the male threaded nipple of the regulator. Make sense? Basically the reverse of what...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-26-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By Captain Hooked
Thumbs up I love apistos. Those shots look better than the...

I love apistos. Those shots look better than the ID guides. I bet it's a site with a flared dorsal! Beauty.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-25-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,316
Posted By Captain Hooked
That's a great deal! :thumbsup: Seriously,...

That's a great deal! :thumbsup:

Seriously, you make the best case, b- buy it right and never look back.
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By Captain Hooked
Good point. As far as the price in...

Good point.

As far as the price in concerned- we justified it here at home due in fact that it serves as a whole house drinking water unit. I have it hooked up to the ice maker, sink tap, and have...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By Captain Hooked
Hey Joel, Let me just throw a wrench in here...

Hey Joel,

Let me just throw a wrench in here and ask you to "consider" the GE merlin (700 GPD) unit. I know 700 GPD is a bit overkill, but what's so great about these RO units is that they use no...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 26,354
Posted By Captain Hooked
:biggrin: ok, ok....

:biggrin: ok, ok....
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Captain Hooked
A softener can also remove Fe ions, along with...

A softener can also remove Fe ions, along with altering the scaling properties of Mg and Ca. All of the above can quickly clog a membrane, and shorten its lifespan.

*It's also worth noting that...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2008, 04:46 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 26,354
Posted By Captain Hooked
Talking oh yeah...

....easy for you to say, superstar! Your 60P practically EXPLODED with lushy greenies!! :wink:
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Captain Hooked
A water softener will actually improve the life...

A water softener will actually improve the life of your RO filters.

As far as what type to get- I'm not the one to ask. I use a beastly 700 gallon per day thing.

Suggestions should be flying...
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