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Forum: DIY   02-16-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By dprais1
It will stick to acrylic fine. Mine has since...

It will stick to acrylic fine. Mine has since october.
I don'y know how well it will do on the inside-exposed to water.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-18-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By dprais1
You did, and thanks.

You did, and thanks.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By dprais1
I think you misunderstood. My RODI unit has a...

I think you misunderstood. My RODI unit has a waste water line and a 'clean' water line....the blue and black. If I combine those lines the WORST I should have is just regular tap water.

So no...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-16-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By dprais1
RODI water

Maybe be a stupid question, but here goes.

If I have a RODI unit and recombine the runoff water and the purified water together will there be any difference than just using straight tap water?
...
Forum: Fish   10-12-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By dprais1
I had about 5 species of bows, about 30 total, in...

I had about 5 species of bows, about 30 total, in a 75 gallon with lots of plants. I never had a fish die from being chased or harassed to death and I generally had more males of each species than...
Forum: Equipment   09-19-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By dprais1
plumbing a canister

Looking for some opinions....

I'm setting up a 46 gallon bowfront and will be drilling it for the return line and output line for an Ehiem 2217.

My first thought was just to drill and install...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-16-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,472
Posted By dprais1
I love this tank! great job! I think this is...

I love this tank! great job!

I think this is the first turtle tank and well planted tank I have ever seen.

Excellent and kudos to you!
Forum: Finnex   04-29-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By dprais1
the marineland fit, this one ...

the marineland fit, this one ...
Forum: Lighting   04-23-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,019
Posted By dprais1
some of those bulbs loose their intensity...

some of those bulbs loose their intensity quickly. cheap store/generic brands seem to faster than GE (my belief). either way I think their intensity really diminishes after 6 months.
Forum: Finnex   04-22-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By dprais1
I might try the marineland if they make one the...

I might try the marineland if they make one the right length.

I get the idea of no room for maintenance...but since I'm just setting these tanks up for someone else....and I told them it was a bad...
Forum: Finnex   04-22-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By dprais1
tight fit??

I have two tanks to buy lights for. each tank is 11.5" wide

but, the total distance from the top of the tank to the shelf above it is 1".

I was hoping the 10" fugeray would work but I am...
Forum: Equipment   04-01-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By dprais1
i'm trying to figure out how much height it adds...

i'm trying to figure out how much height it adds to the tank...
Forum: Equipment   04-01-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By dprais1
nano tank filter

I have a total of 9.4" in height to put a tank.

The Mr aqua or true aqua brands have some 3 gallon tnks that are 8.3" in height.

I would like to add one of the nano HOB type filters but I don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-31-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By dprais1
mine ate bloodworms, live whiteworms, live...

mine ate bloodworms, live whiteworms, live grindals and snails.:smile:
and shrimp:mad:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-30-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By dprais1
I kept 17 +/- in a 75 gallon well planted tank. ...

I kept 17 +/- in a 75 gallon well planted tank.

lots of little fights. lots of chasing. lots of breeding.

I think the trick is to have enough puffers to disperse the aggression and a big...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-25-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By dprais1
shrimp tank maintenance

I have about 35 OEBT shrimp in a 20L (prob holding 15 gallons of h2o)with a air powered sponge filter and a fluval 20, sponge on the intake.

for plants I have a bunch of moss and a good 20-40%...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-23-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By dprais1
i use magic eraser.

i use magic eraser.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-13-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By dprais1
this by far the easiest approach

this by far the easiest approach
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-05-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By dprais1
don't know. but it bonds to glass just fine. I...

don't know. but it bonds to glass just fine. I have a 40breeder set up for 6 months maybe. the back inside glass in painted with drylock
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-05-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By dprais1
I have used drylock, it works very well and...

I have used drylock, it works very well and suffered no fish losses. you can get several deli style cups (or whatever) and mix up different color batches using concrete tint-so you can layer colors...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-25-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,436
Posted By dprais1
I don't ever rinse, just squeeze repeatedly until...

I don't ever rinse, just squeeze repeatedly until it is "clean enough"

HOB or sponge, canister, sump. they all do the same thing: collect waste, harbor bacteria. then it turns waste into...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-23-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,436
Posted By dprais1
good, I think you found your source. I would...

good, I think you found your source. I would wait a week then squeeze it in tank runoff water.

then I would wait two weeks and do it again, if it seems really dirty change to every week. if it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,436
Posted By dprais1
heavy feeding and seldom cleaning the filter? ...

heavy feeding and seldom cleaning the filter? all the excess food and poop is almost certainly trapped in the sponge.

siphon some water into a bucket from the tank, the squeeze the sponge out...
Forum: Lighting   02-20-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By dprais1
reveal comes in cfl ...

reveal comes in cfl
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-19-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,774
Posted By dprais1
IME the sponges that they used to have included...

IME the sponges that they used to have included would last for a very long time, they were high quality.

the ones that they have now are different, cheap, brittle. they seem to degrade very...
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