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Forum: Equipment Today, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By PlantedRich
Interesting theory here that I have read about...

Interesting theory here that I have read about but never checked. Is the impeller the same size so that if fits the well in either the 2215 or 2217? If the 2217 impeller is larger, how does it fit in...
Forum: Equipment Today, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By PlantedRich
CO2 enters at wrong spot or possible too high...

CO2 enters at wrong spot or possible too high flow would be my two guesses at the problem. Theory is that the CO2 enters and tries to float upward while meeting the downflow of water. As long as the...
Forum: DIY Yesterday, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By PlantedRich
Moving right along now I see? No real good...

Moving right along now I see?
No real good ideas. Considered something to extend all the way closer to the pickups so that the signal bounces but is still not allowed to go off into space?...
Forum: DIY Yesterday, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By PlantedRich
Congrats--- I think. There are some decisions...

Congrats--- I think.
There are some decisions to be made and some of them can still get to be a headache but it sounds like you've got a good start with finding a cheap reg.
If it is a reg that...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 153
Posted By PlantedRich
If you can knock together a plywood "C" shape,...

If you can knock together a plywood "C" shape, it's amazing what can be hidden under a "plant stand" and a cheap sheet??
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Forum: Fish Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By PlantedRich
Quote: And there's no way to tell if they're in...

Quote: And there's no way to tell if they're in pain during it...

This is a major hangup with me spending too much time over how to kill a fish. Is a fish in more pain when freezing that when he...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By PlantedRich
I don't know the seller or really have an...

I don't know the seller or really have an interest in the deal but I might see how this could happen without any plan on the sellers side. These look very much like the rocks I often see in the...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By PlantedRich
This is somebody who is missing the point of...

This is somebody who is missing the point of cover for African cichlids! He has a setup that voids about half the tank volume. Notice how even the fish don't want to get near the stuff.
I suspect...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By PlantedRich
When you have had a tank refilled and hauled it...

When you have had a tank refilled and hauled it here and there, it can get dirt or debris in the valve. this junk can wind up going into your reg where it may find a tiny little opening to jam. ...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By PlantedRich
I figure it may be lots safer than the stove. The...

I figure it may be lots safer than the stove. The gas won't blow up, catch fire or stink near so bad!
Now the BB gun---you're gonna shoot your eye out!!
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 01:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By PlantedRich
When you object to leaving the fish alive, you...

When you object to leaving the fish alive, you are missing one of the main objectives of being a fisherman. It is not to treat the fish in a humane way but to get a fish to eat. If you kill a fish...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 01:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 322
Posted By PlantedRich
Not all people like the same temp so I see no...

Not all people like the same temp so I see no reason that cories from even slightly different water would all require the same temp. You may have some from a pond in Florida where the water was...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By PlantedRich
That little cam is a spot that has failed me...

That little cam is a spot that has failed me several times with my daughter's tank. Someway in cleaning it gets out of position and it does run over the back. Glad to hear it was that simple to fix....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By PlantedRich
It may come as a slap in the face but it's not...

It may come as a slap in the face but it's not intended that way.
I am never sure that I have the correct disease when I try to treat my fish. Possible that you are dealing with something totally...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By PlantedRich
The dangers are often overstated but there are a...

The dangers are often overstated but there are a few things to avoid trouble. One danger that is real is when the tank is not strapped to something. If the tank falls over and hits the reg on...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By PlantedRich
Sounds good from here. One small point if you...

Sounds good from here.
One small point if you are new to cans is the way to set up the hoses. It's a small thing but can give you trouble when priming or restarting. Understand the basics of why...
Forum: Fish 11-24-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 322
Posted By PlantedRich
That's where I find so much of the written advise...

That's where I find so much of the written advise may be totally correct for "best" but a total headache for actually keeping the fish. When I see a fish sitting in the corner where the heater is, I...
Forum: Fish 11-24-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By PlantedRich
Are we walking a fine line to ask for them to eat...

Are we walking a fine line to ask for them to eat veggies as in algae but not eat veggies as in plants? I try to make sure my veggie eaters have algae tabs at night so that they are less likely to...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 430
Posted By PlantedRich
Yes the test with soap will be there almost until...

Yes the test with soap will be there almost until the tank is flat out. Mix a really thick soap mix almost like shaving cream or whipped cream, then swab it on all the parts and connections. If you...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By PlantedRich
I go with a way that many object to as being too...

I go with a way that many object to as being too inaccurate. I use the test strops for a couple reasons. One is that my tanks are fully expected to do certain things on most of the reading. That...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By PlantedRich
Okay, I fully admit that I follow current HOB...

Okay, I fully admit that I follow current HOB very little. I guess my question would be if the design has changed or if there is a part missing on the OP filter? Meanwhile is anybody else missing...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By PlantedRich
I really agree with your basic idea but have some...

I really agree with your basic idea but have some thoughts/questions about the filter.
Does it not have some design to let it bypass the water when the filter is clogged? I've not used that brand...
Forum: Fish 11-24-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By PlantedRich
When cleaning fish to eat, there is always a...

When cleaning fish to eat, there is always a desire to avoid too much pain for the fish while still getting the job done in a reasonable time. This means a quick stab with the knife at a point which...
Forum: Fish 11-24-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By PlantedRich
top of the head, I'm pretty short but there are...

top of the head, I'm pretty short but there are many, many fish which might fit. Have you looked over some of the fish profile listings?
Some are full of total copy and paste info that needs to be...
Forum: Fish 11-24-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 322
Posted By PlantedRich
Most fish can adapt to slightly less than...

Most fish can adapt to slightly less than favorite temps so I settle on 76. Mid range of the green zone on hobby thermometers?
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