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Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-01-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By mach_six
68 isn't cold. I lost power for a 3 days...

68 isn't cold.

I lost power for a 3 days during Sandy and my corals survived less than 60 degree water and barely any circulation the last 2 days since I have no more batteries.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,673
Posted By mach_six
It's also on their site so it's not a targeted...

It's also on their site so it's not a targeted mailing.

http://www.petco.com/petco_Page_PC_friendsandfamily.aspx
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,673
Posted By mach_six
the pictures says starts 6/28... They have...

the pictures says starts 6/28...

They have a F&F event until Sunday, 20% if you received their coupon in the email.
Forum: Lighting 06-26-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By mach_six
I don't know their warranties but similar 20W...

I don't know their warranties but similar 20W from somewhere else didn't last long even a 3-4 months.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,673
Posted By mach_six
the 10G tanks I have from aqueon and tetra are...

the 10G tanks I have from aqueon and tetra are not the same dimensions... Tetra is a little smaller.
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic 06-22-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By mach_six
I bought a few refurbished light fixtures from...

I bought a few refurbished light fixtures from them from them over the years and they've worked as I've expected them. Maybe mine where the short lived units that people returned! The protective...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-21-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By mach_six
Do you mean Coralvue?

Do you mean Coralvue?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By mach_six
If anything inverts will die from ammonia and...

If anything inverts will die from ammonia and nitrites. I'm surprised your otos are still alive considering they die even if the tank is cycled.

I would test every week until the parameters are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By mach_six
Here's an idea, stopping asking questions and...

Here's an idea, stopping asking questions and create a FS thread of your plant stock and list your methods of payment and shipping costs.

As for pricing, I always get an idea from other sellers...
Forum: Fish 06-18-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By mach_six
I bought the pellet version for my marine tank...

I bought the pellet version for my marine tank initially but don't have enough fish to eat it before it will expire so I made it a staple for my freshwater tank and Amano shrimps.

Unfortunately...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-11-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By mach_six
IME, I find macroalgae overall to be more fickle...

IME, I find macroalgae overall to be more fickle than corals.

Sometimes they just die or certain types die while others types thrive.

Right now after like a 3rd attempt in many years, I'm...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By mach_six
Why would you want to risk flooding your floor or...

Why would you want to risk flooding your floor or causing an electrical hazard. If you're going to do that, at least be home and be able to monitor all the time or set it up safely on a separate...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-06-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By mach_six
And like roaches, those tiny snails will multiply...

And like roaches, those tiny snails will multiply if left unchecked. I siphon them weekly in my shrimp tank or crush their shells for food but I rather get rid of them entirely.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-05-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By mach_six
they're Pests because they can survive and thrive...

they're Pests because they can survive and thrive where as desirable are usually weaker.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-02-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By mach_six
Search Plastidip on aquariums. It will peel off...

Search Plastidip on aquariums. It will peel off if you want to change colors later but not sure how many colors are available.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-02-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By mach_six
You must be a light sleeper. Try wooden...

You must be a light sleeper. Try wooden airstones that are usually used for saltwater air lift skimmer.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-01-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By mach_six
Sorry, it appears I'm mistaken on sea grasses and...

Sorry, it appears I'm mistaken on sea grasses and CO2. It does benefit it but most aquarist do not use CO2 for macroalgae / sea grass tanks.

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-04/sl/

I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By mach_six
Seagrasses in general seems to be more difficult...

Seagrasses in general seems to be more difficult than macro algae to make thrive long term. For the macro algae and seagrass, co2 won't really have much of an impact on their growth. As long as the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-31-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By mach_six
If they don't sense a threat from the fish they...

If they don't sense a threat from the fish they will be out more.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By mach_six
I have 7 Amanos and 17 juvies Blackberry shrimp...

I have 7 Amanos and 17 juvies Blackberry shrimp growing out in a 10 gallon tank with a thick layer of duckweed as a the primary filtration with a small powerhead filter.

I'm sure what you're...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-27-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By mach_six
Should alwasy look it up online and print it out...

Should alwasy look it up online and print it out for their reference and train them...

Shipping Animals - go down to the snail section

http://pe.usps.gov/text/pub52/pub52c5_008.htm#ep184096
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-23-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 978
Posted By mach_six
Unlikely you have a cross breed of the Amano. ...

Unlikely you have a cross breed of the Amano. You probably have a male in there. But there's not enough info to say if it's needed for the female to berry or that I've seen. Usually they breed...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,251
Posted By mach_six
I don't recall these have the ability to reduce...

I don't recall these have the ability to reduce flow? I didn't like that it didn't have self priming capability.

I had a XP1 and XP4, it appears the motors are the same and the impeller design...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-21-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 978
Posted By mach_six
As the consensus says they're not Amanos, the...

As the consensus says they're not Amanos, the only confusion is the mislabeling where you purchased it.

Having babies survive to adult morph is the proof that these are not Amanos as they require...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By mach_six
It seems it can grow permanently in a jar or...

It seems it can grow permanently in a jar or clear vase. Not sure if you can see the picture of the strands of java but that was from one strand I threw in there to see if it would grow. that's...
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