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Forum: Equipment 04-02-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Profector
I 've been leaning towards the CFS500. Anyone...

I 've been leaning towards the CFS500. Anyone else?
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Profector
CFS 500 or SunSun?

I'm seeing lots of different canister filters on ebay and looks like SunSun\AquaTop 302 filters and the CFS500's are in my ideal price range. Anyone have any long term experience with either? I've...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-12-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Profector
What about coating it with something? There...

What about coating it with something? There isn't anything coming off, less I actually cut into the wood. What is coming off in the water was very fine and the only way I could see it was in the...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-12-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Profector
Driftwood

I have a great piece of driftwood I picked up from a beach almost exactly a year ago. I think it's starting to rot though :(. The filters are starting clog every couple of days and I'm starting to...
Forum: Substrate 03-03-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By Profector
You can make that background by layering pieces...

You can make that background by layering pieces of cut foam board with glue, then run a torch over it to soften the edges, paint it, and glue it in place in the tank. That was the short version :-)
Forum: Plants 03-02-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Profector
Also both tanks have been on connected to the...

Also both tanks have been on connected to the same sump for about a year so the water should have been about the same between the too.
Forum: Plants 03-02-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Profector
It's been a little more than a year now since I...

It's been a little more than a year now since I got this plant, hence the revival of the old post, and it's finally starting to flower. If anyone cares to know, I just moved it to a new tank a...
Forum: DIY 02-08-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Profector
Some plastic wire would work for the time being....

Some plastic wire would work for the time being. I came home the other day to find one shooting water to the surface. A little further over to one side and it would have sprayed quite a few gallons...
Forum: DIY 02-06-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Profector
PowerHead keeps falling...

Hello all, I have couple of Mini-Jet - 606 powerheads that keep falling and causing problem. I'm thinking that I can probably find a few coated magnets, glue one to powerhead, and then use another...
Forum: Substrate 11-03-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Profector
How long did you have it in there before noticed...

How long did you have it in there before noticed it changed colors?
Forum: Substrate 11-03-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Profector
Sounds like Eco Complete Black or the Moon Sand...

Sounds like Eco Complete Black or the Moon Sand then.
Forum: Substrate 11-03-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Profector
Funny you should say that. I was looking pictures...

Funny you should say that. I was looking pictures tonight where the guy was trying to use frequent water changes to replenish the micros and was dosing macros every other water change.
Forum: Substrate 11-03-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Profector
The answer is yes. Just watch you plants and let...

The answer is yes. Just watch you plants and let them tell you what they need. Crypts might not need that much in the water column, were plants that get everything from the water will.
Forum: Substrate 11-03-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Profector
Dark Black Substrate?

So, I picked up a bag of black diamond a few months back, rinsed it, and dropped it in the tank. The first thing I thought was, this isn't as dark as I was hoping for. It was more like a dark grey...
Forum: DIY 10-23-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Profector
Those were very good links. i am planning...

Those were very good links.

i am planning an open system, drilling the tanks so i can get rid of my diy PVC overflows leading to the sump. i've been going back n forth between flex tube and...
Forum: DIY 10-23-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Profector
How many GPH for PVC?

So I'm ready to drill but the question now is, what size pvc?

The chart for the pump i'm using shows that I get about 225 gallons per hour at a height height of 3'. I still want to be able to...
Forum: DIY 10-15-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Profector
Thanks for the linK. I use something simliar to...

Thanks for the linK. I use something simliar to that red tube now. I have a piece of PVC that hangs open just above the water line.When the waterline raises past the opening the water covers the...
Forum: DIY 10-15-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Profector
Thats funny I just trying googling your...

Thats funny I just trying googling your suggestion and one of the links that came up was what I mentioned in my last post. The external overflow box.
...
Forum: DIY 10-15-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Profector
I think I get what you're saying about making...

I think I get what you're saying about making sure the pipe is high enough for the water level. That was one of my thoughts. Drilling a couple of holes below the waterline and putting in bulkheads...
Forum: DIY 10-15-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Profector
Drilling New tanks

For the last few years I'm been using the DIY PVC overflows, to connect the tanks to a single area where have a filter, grow out area, I can do water changes and dose. The setup works great most of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-23-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Profector
I did try to cull them at one point, but in a...

I did try to cull them at one point, but in a heavily planted tank it just not that easy to do. For me anyways. After a while I just gave up. They arent like the guppies I breed (in a different...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-20-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Profector
Starting Fresh

I'm thinking about getting rid of all of my cherry red's and starting fresh. At some point my cherry reds starting losing there bright red and getting more brown. The dominant female is still very...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-01-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Profector
These are fairly new plants. I had bought one...

These are fairly new plants. I had bought one from the LFS a few months ago. Soon as I got it home I clipped all of the leaves and tucked them amongst some drift wood at the bottom of the tank, a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-01-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,528
Posted By Profector
If your fish are at the surface you may want to...

If your fish are at the surface you may want to look at putting a powerhead near the surface of the water. Sounds like not enough oxygen in the water. Mixing air with water will drive off co2 and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-01-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,528
Posted By Profector
If I remember correctly you want to raise your...

If I remember correctly you want to raise your alkalinity and then your ph, otherwise you're fighting a loosing battle. Perhaps someone can confirm that. Also uncooked baking soda has co2 into, so...
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