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Forum: Lighting 02-18-2004, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Amazon Robert
Gregg, WHERE did you get an 8800 PC for...

Gregg,

WHERE did you get an 8800 PC for $17???? I like the two 65w I have but they cost a fortune and I got them on line.

Bob
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2004, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By Amazon Robert
My tanks are set up on timers for lights and CO2....

My tanks are set up on timers for lights and CO2. The discus tank has a battery powered feeder. It's pretty much in autopilot for a week or less. Any more than that, I have a friend stop over on...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2004, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,190
Posted By Amazon Robert
I use the XL and about 6 months ago got one of...

I use the XL and about 6 months ago got one of the HOT Vortex diatoms. It's running right now on my 120 after the water change to do the final polish. It DOES polish the water so that it looks like...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2004, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By Amazon Robert
I meant that I like the HOT foam prefilters and...

I meant that I like the HOT foam prefilters and would like the same type for my 350 Magnum, if anyone should hear of them being available, rather than the fiber RiteSize type.
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2004, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By Amazon Robert
One downside to the Magnums is the stupid...

One downside to the Magnums is the stupid RiteSize prefilter. Expensive (relatively) and a PITA to clean. If anyone hears that a foam sleeve is available such as offered with the H.O.T. Magnum,...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2004, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By Amazon Robert
I'd recommend a Magnum 350. Buy online for $73.,...

I'd recommend a Magnum 350. Buy online for $73., $89.99 or the Magnum Pro is on sale now at That Fish Place for $99.99. My 350 has been chugging along for 4 years now with no mishaps or parts...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2004, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By Amazon Robert
I love my 350 Magnum but...the Rite Size jobbies...

I love my 350 Magnum but...the Rite Size jobbies are a real pain....expensive and really messy to clean when trying to save money. The H.O.T. Magnum uses a foam prefilter and it works like a charm. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-17-2004, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,315
Posted By Amazon Robert
FWIW, the solenoid shuts on and off with the...

FWIW, the solenoid shuts on and off with the first light fixture on and last one off. Been doing it over two years and the wild discus aren't complaining--eat like pigs and color is great. If...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2004, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By Amazon Robert
I just picked out one of the plastic bars on the...

I just picked out one of the plastic bars on the strainer so that the rigid plastic tubing would fit. I took a rigid plastic air inlet from an old undergravel, heated it with a Bic and made a 90...
Forum: Substrate 01-16-2004, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Amazon Robert
George, That's what I was getting at. ...

George,

That's what I was getting at. Profile, for example, is rather marginal at holding plants, especially maintaining the roots covered. Even the Cory's can move it around easily. Is Eco...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2004, 12:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,793
Posted By Amazon Robert
Discus as a Hobby ...

Discus as a Hobby
http://daah.info/forum/index.php

simplydiscus.com link isn't working this morning for me. I'll try when I get home and send it on. I was there last night so I know it's good. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2004, 10:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,793
Posted By Amazon Robert
Foolishly I strayed from Ebos and bought two...

Foolishly I strayed from Ebos and bought two Visi-Therms for my biotope 120 with wild brown discus, etc. Found the temp at 80 and the discus dark and shivering. One of the 6 month old Visi-Therms...
Forum: Substrate 01-15-2004, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Amazon Robert
Would those of you with experience with various...

Would those of you with experience with various substrates make some practical comparisons between them. For example, one of my tanks is 100% Profile. It's too light in weight for my preference and...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2004, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By Amazon Robert
I've used a Magnum for years and love it. I feed...

I've used a Magnum for years and love it. I feed my CO2 into the suction line, right at the inlet strainer and it works nicely. I liked it so much that I got a H.O.T. Magnum for moving around...
Forum: Fish 05-15-2003, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,082
Posted By Amazon Robert
I've got approximately 15 common greens in my...

I've got approximately 15 common greens in my planted 120 and they do great! They're like a gang of nosey kids running around. They eat anything but go nuts when it's black worm time for the...
Forum: DIY 03-27-2003, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,099
Posted By Amazon Robert
I learned about warping the expensive way, with...

I learned about warping the expensive way, with Lexan on a 130. The problem was cured by attaching small gussets going from front to back on the tank. They provide the backbone to prevent warping....
Forum: Algae 10-28-2002, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,519
Posted By Amazon Robert
Out of frustration and desperation, I resorted to...

Out of frustration and desperation, I resorted to AlgaeFix for my 120 planted discus tank...with NO ill effects. It did a nice job of controling the algae and my tank seemed to balance out after...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2002, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,387
Posted By Amazon Robert
My tank's a 120 with 330w of light, CO2...

My tank's a 120 with 330w of light, CO2 injection, Tetra substrate, etc. I have 3 large wild Brown discus and 4 assorted tank raised hybrids, all doing well. I have some exotic plecos (a passion),...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2002, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,202
Posted By Amazon Robert
When purchasing these bulbs, you might keep in...

When purchasing these bulbs, you might keep in mind that they require a period of rest where they are kept cool (50ish) and anywhere from very damp to submerged.
You'll know when to remove them when...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2002, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By Amazon Robert
Above I obviously meant that I'm dosing with...

Above I obviously meant that I'm dosing with Potassium--NOT phosphates!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2002, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By Amazon Robert
Steve, Thanks for taking the time for the...

Steve,
Thanks for taking the time for the interesting article. Forgive me if I'm still not convinced by her viewpoint/experience. Here's why. By way of example and explanation all in one, I used...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2002, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By Amazon Robert
I replied earlier to your post and had completely...

I replied earlier to your post and had completely forgotten about Rams until I noticed the reply above about dwarf cichlids. I've a trio of Rams in my 120 biotope and I think they'd be an ideal...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2002, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By Amazon Robert
...it's approximately 300# of gravel in the tank....

...it's approximately 300# of gravel in the tank. Volunteers to help with the project are welcome!:hehe:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2002, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By Amazon Robert
The phosphate level is zip. The nitrate level...

The phosphate level is zip. The nitrate level was quite low, as was the iron. I've started adding Ferro Vit and increased quantities of Tropica Master Gro. I've been using Jobe's and Tetra Hilena...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-13-2002, 10:51 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 44,097
Posted By Amazon Robert
Corrective Actions Analyst in a twin unit nuclear...

Corrective Actions Analyst in a twin unit nuclear power plant.
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