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Forum: Equipment   11-25-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Has the tank ever been empty and (while drying)...

Has the tank ever been empty and (while drying) exposed to a heat source? I was taking down my Minibow5, and I thought that I could speed up the drying of the gravel by putting the almost-empty tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-17-2008, 02:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,035
Not sure how your local municipality treats...

Not sure how your local municipality treats fluorescent tubes and/or CFLs, but here in Chicago, they are considered Hazardous Household Waste (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Household_Hazardous_Waste)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,754
CO2 production is also dependent on ambient/air...

CO2 production is also dependent on ambient/air temperature. With cold weather in many parts of the northern hemisphere, if the room temperature in your tank room is too low, CO2 production will be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2008, 02:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Just in case you weren't kidding about blowing...

Just in case you weren't kidding about blowing into a tank for CO2, check out this article on thekrib.com: CO2 By Human Respiration (http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/CO2/mouth.html). It's an old...
Forum: DIY   02-09-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,125
Here are some "not so glowing" reviews of the...

Here are some "not so glowing" reviews of the valve (not really a regulator) (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/aqua-botanic/46472-paintball-c02-regulator.html) which BiscuitSlayer linked;...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-12-2007, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
I had a similar experience with my MiniBow5. I...

I had a similar experience with my MiniBow5. I was breaking it down, and I had about 0.5 inch of substrate/water that I wanted to dry out. I put it behind the portable dehumidifier which I thought...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-04-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Is this need-based or merit-based financial aid? ...

Is this need-based or merit-based financial aid? If the former, do you really need it since you say "I have all the finances worked out in repaying my student loans when I graduate. In short, I...
Forum: Lighting   10-31-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
You should make sure that the replacement fan is...

You should make sure that the replacement fan is the same type (AC versus DC) as the original. My former 75 gallon MH hood had AC fans, but I've seen other hoods with 12V DC fans.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-03-2007, 01:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
I'd be interested, especially if local pickup can...

I'd be interested, especially if local pickup can be arranged since I'm in Chicago, too.
Forum: Equipment   09-30-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Any updates? Any pictures? I'm thinking of...

Any updates? Any pictures? I'm thinking of going the paintball tank-co2 route so I'm trying to read up on the topic as much as possible.
Forum: Equipment   09-30-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
What makes it appear to have a "non-standard...

What makes it appear to have a "non-standard connection"?
http://webpages.charter.net/cleochang/CO2_5.jpg
It looks like the regulator connects to the tank via the back as opposed to the side.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-23-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
As a country that has had actual terrorist...

As a country that has had actual terrorist attacks, I would think that Indonesians would be more "careful" in their word choice. But to compare the fee structure and/or corruption in Indonesian...
Forum: Lighting   09-21-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,832
Question semi-DIY LED moonlight strip

I'm thinking of going the semi-DIY route and getting a 24-LED 12V Decorative Blue LED Light Strip (http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5270) for $8.25 (shipped), a 12V wallwart/plug from a thrift...
Forum: Equipment   01-20-2006, 03:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
I've read (though not having done it myself yet)...

I've read (though not having done it myself yet) that welding shops can be a good starting point. Try these...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-25-2004, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Sorry that it's been so late, but I wanted to...

Sorry that it's been so late, but I wanted to thank pixelcrayon (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/member.php?u=2236)for all the clippings and help that he's given me; my youngest son is teething,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-25-2004, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,103
squirrelproductions' MiniBow 5 - journal - 56k warn

Minibow5

February 19, 2004 -After reading about a clearance sale (http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/messageview.php?catid=18&threadid=280315) on MiniBow 5, I called my local CostCo to check...
Forum: DIY   05-21-2004, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
I was referring to the use of the actual soda...

I was referring to the use of the actual soda (liquid) as a source of sugar-water for the yeast instead of mixing sugar and water plus yeast. I did not mean to use the soda as a source of CO2.

...
Forum: DIY   05-21-2004, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Actual soda (liquid) in DIY CO2?

Cleaning up after a party tonight, I realized that I will soon have multiple liters of soda that will go flat before I can drink it. Has anyone tried using actual soda (liquid) instead of water and...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-29-2004, 01:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,889
I think that he mentioned in one of his posts...

I think that he mentioned in one of his posts that he's got 175 x 2 MH system with 10000K bulbs for a total of 350 watts or 4.67 watts/gallon.

Nice pics, pixelcrayon! You might want to try using...
Forum: DIY   04-10-2004, 05:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,766
I have seen them at PetSmart -- also available...

I have seen them at PetSmart -- also available online: Hagen Plant Grow Natural System with CO2...
Forum: DIY   04-01-2004, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
I actually meant 20 ounces. And I knew that I...

I actually meant 20 ounces. And I knew that I should have waited for that test kit before I started dosing with CO2 -- even just a DIY! Anyways, I finally got some buffer (crushed coral) and...
Forum: DIY   03-31-2004, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Using the directions on this page...

Using the directions on this page (http://www.tropicalfishcentre.co.uk/Diyco2.htm), I constructed a DIY CO2 generator. I finally got all the parts necessary, and I mixed my first batch this...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-15-2004, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,084
Check out the following thread...

Check out the following thread (http://reeflounge.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=64039) to get two bulb sockets out of your stock AGA Mini Bow 5. It's an easy mod!
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