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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-16-2015, 09:19 PM
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Posted By james0816
Now those are kewl! Im always on the lookout for...

Now those are kewl! Im always on the lookout for unique items like this.

Now i wont be actually using the piston pump full time, i do want it to run none the less. Gonna make it a betta tank for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-16-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,083
Posted By james0816
Well...it appears the motor is bad. =( It's...

Well...it appears the motor is bad. =( It's pretty well locked up. My friend has it sitting after spraying some wd40 on it. Still hasn't broke free.

He recommended a new(er) motor and then...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-13-2015, 04:17 PM
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Posted By james0816
poo bears....was hopin they would be the same...

poo bears....was hopin they would be the same style as mine for comparison. =)

i just saw a video on youtube for a double piston pump. wasn't as loud as i was thinkin.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-13-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By james0816
fiberglass...now thats funny. bet that made for...

fiberglass...now thats funny. bet that made for interesting media cleaning. i suppose it was just tossed out.

can you snap up a pic there jinxy?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-13-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,083
Posted By james0816
So your saying reseal overtop the existing stuff?...

So your saying reseal overtop the existing stuff?

I think disassembling this would be a chore in itself. The metal is folded over the glass in the corners. Wonder how this guy was even...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-12-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,083
Posted By james0816
The old piston pumps. Only seen em in pics and...

The old piston pumps. Only seen em in pics and now i have one. It rotates freely too. Can only image what it will sound like when fired up.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-12-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,083
Posted By james0816
Jinxy .... are yours operational? Have to...

Jinxy .... are yours operational? Have to restore them?

Im quite intrigued by the air pump i must say.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-12-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,083
Posted By james0816
Vintage aquarium find

Yesterday, the wife and I were out raiding the flea markets and i found a very nice surprise.

It's ~ 2.5g and came complete with filter, ancient floss and pump.

Bought it for $7.

What's...
Forum: Lighting 12-11-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By james0816
LED recommendations for 10g

Looking to replace the old style lights with more energy efficeint models. Not sure if CFL or LEDs would be better. The tanks I currently have grow some high demanding plants so the replacement...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By james0816
Just tested the parms. Looks like they are right...

Just tested the parms. Looks like they are right where my old well was.

pH: ~ 5.5
Gh/Kh: 1

Think I'm good to go.

Probably going to wait another week before I do water changes with the...
Forum: Fish 02-20-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By james0816
You can use agar. I wouldn't necessarily offer...

You can use agar. I wouldn't necessarily offer it to them continuously though.

I use it to make food tabs for them. After mixing the ingredients, I pour the mixture into the shallow milk jug...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-20-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By james0816
Waiting for the bacteria test results to come...

Waiting for the bacteria test results to come back. The well company said they can do a full workup after a few weeks. This gives things time to settle and such.

I'll be very curious as to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By james0816
Had to get a new well drilled

Anyone have to go through this?

Our original well went kaput. They suspect that the earthquake we had a couple years ago was the root cause.

So...we are going from a shallow bored well...
Forum: Fish 02-02-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By james0816
that's his inards. ;oP

that's his inards. ;oP
Forum: Fish 01-31-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By james0816
I like this and maybe some Dario dario as well.

I like this and maybe some Dario dario as well.
Forum: Fish 01-29-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By james0816
It's not uncommon to see this and no cause for...

It's not uncommon to see this and no cause for alarm. Keep up on your maintenance and all will be well.
Forum: Fish 01-28-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By james0816
same species. as a side note....feed spinach...

same species.

as a side note....feed spinach sparingly. not all that good for them actually. zuc, yellow squash and sweet potato are good. cucs too but not very nutritious. seaweed is a good...
Forum: Fish 01-27-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,887
Posted By james0816
By far....African Butterflyfish

By far....African Butterflyfish
Forum: Fish 01-27-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By james0816
A 20long is more than enough space for a group of...

A 20long is more than enough space for a group of Otos. And always best to keep a minimum of three in the group. Just remember to suppliment their diet with fresh veggies such as zucchini.

You...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,217
Posted By james0816
Have you cleaned the diffuser by chance? Not...

Have you cleaned the diffuser by chance? Not sure how long you have been using it or it is used in itself but might could use a good bleach dip for a few minutes.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By james0816
I just cleaned up the DCs and replaced the...

I just cleaned up the DCs and replaced the solution with 1ml of 4dKh and (3) drops of pH reagent. We'll see where this goes.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By james0816
Yes, this is true. I ran an airstone in the...

Yes, this is true.

I ran an airstone in the tank overnight prior to removing the DC from the tank.

With the airstone running in the tank....the DC was yellow. Two days after removing the DC...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By james0816
Hmmm....see this is where I'm confussed. In...

Hmmm....see this is where I'm confussed.

In most of the tanks, the DCs will be blue in the morn before the gas comes on. These are also that ones that the DCs stay green on. The couple of tanks...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By james0816
Interesting issue with drop checkers

I have 4dKh solution and using (2) drops of the Red Sea indicator. Put in the tanks and they will turn green to yellow depending on the tank.

Now...here's where it gets interesting. When it...
Forum: Fish 01-11-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By james0816
I'll have to look into the methyl blue. the only...

I'll have to look into the methyl blue. the only thing Petsmart had was maracyn two. I read that it doesn't work, but need to try something at this point.

Salt and Oto's isn't a good mix...
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