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Forum: Equipment   04-07-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By creekbottom
The SMC flow control valves are easy to use and...

The SMC flow control valves are easy to use and CHEAP! Also, you can get them from a distributor instead of waiting for shipping and they are still CHEAP. I've used AS1200 and they are precise...
Forum: DIY   04-06-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By creekbottom
I had 2 new units that also failed pretty quickly...

I had 2 new units that also failed pretty quickly after putting in water. What a PITA to find new probes! I covered the end with a layer of silicone and haven't had a problem since.
Forum: Aquascaping   03-16-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By creekbottom
Plants on driftwood?

I was in the LFS today and they had new driftwood in a tank, you could tell cause it was all covered in stuff. They had dwarf hair grass, pogostemon helferi, and some other stem plant glued on to...
Forum: Equipment   03-03-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By creekbottom
timer/ power bar?

If I'm looking for a power bar with a timer built in I know there are several brands around. What if I want the outlets to run on different programs? What am I looking for?

The ones I've found...
Forum: Equipment   02-28-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By creekbottom
I'm about to put a 2217 on the same tank, but...

I'm about to put a 2217 on the same tank, but mainly because I've got the filter kicking around. But I think it will be a good match.
Forum: Equipment   02-16-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By creekbottom
How is this working out? Would you make any...

How is this working out? Would you make any changes? I'm looking at building one as well, so thanks for the parts list!!
Forum: Equipment   02-09-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By creekbottom
I think I got it!! This is the system. ...

I think I got it!!

This is the system.
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p616/dsoetaert/IMG_0348_zpshmkpyfkn.jpg...
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By creekbottom
Can't find the leak!

I have a paintball tank running on a 10 gallon and a paintball tank running on a 20 long. Both systems I made with single stage Praxair regulators, solenoids, the whole bit. The 20 long goes...
Forum: Equipment   02-06-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By creekbottom
Does that mean they can't be used with a...

Does that mean they can't be used with a solenoid? I'm having a hard time finding an answer to that question.
Forum: Equipment   02-06-2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By creekbottom
Thanks guys. I was thinking of using this to set...

Thanks guys. I was thinking of using this to set up a single stage paintball regulator. Of course, with a solenoid and needle valve. Just wasn't sure what I might be getting into though, no one...
Forum: Equipment   02-05-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By creekbottom
tell me about this regulator

Why is this a bad idea?

http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p616/dsoetaert/flotec_zpsya9hhzqf.jpg (http://s1158.photobucket.com/user/dsoetaert/media/flotec_zpsya9hhzqf.jpg.html)
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Forum: Lighting   02-04-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By creekbottom
I have the planted + over my 20 long and I think...

I have the planted + over my 20 long and I think I would prefer that over 3 seperate lights as well. And it is a lot of light.
Forum: Equipment   02-03-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By creekbottom
Yup, that's a pretty good guide. Good luck!!

Yup, that's a pretty good guide.

Good luck!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-31-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By creekbottom
That doesn't look like very much moss at all.

That doesn't look like very much moss at all.
Forum: Lighting   01-31-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By creekbottom
I've got a planted + over a 20 long. It's mostly...

I've got a planted + over a 20 long. It's mostly crypts though. I have raised the light as high as the legs I have will go, and I've used a layer of window screen. I'm using ferts and CO2 and I...
Forum: Fish   01-23-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By creekbottom
I've definitely got some that are 2 months old. ...

I've definitely got some that are 2 months old. I've pulled one male out but the rest of the older ones look female. I would really prefer to keep the females from getting pregnant so it is kind of...
Forum: Fish   01-23-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By creekbottom
Guppy fry all females?

I didn't want to breed guppies, I still don't. I purchased some males and the breeder through in 2 females, I guess to spread the guppy love throughout the world. That was about 2 months ago.
...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-20-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By creekbottom
I've boiled pieces for a solid week to get them...

I've boiled pieces for a solid week to get them to sink! But it was better than having to weigh them down. I was a little worried that a few pieces were never going to sink but just before I turned...
Forum: Lighting   01-13-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By creekbottom
When they burn out.

When they burn out.
Forum: Plants   01-13-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By creekbottom
I've done what you want to do, without the...

I've done what you want to do, without the buttermilk. I'm pretty sure that in a high humidity and warm environment that buttermilk is going to go sour pretty fast, and start growing all kinds of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-05-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By creekbottom
Control how much food there is for the snails to...

Control how much food there is for the snails to munch on. They overpopulate when food is plentiful. No food, no snail problem. Pick out dead plant material, feed the fish less. Keep trapping...
Forum: Lighting   01-05-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By creekbottom
This has happened to a few of their models. My...

This has happened to a few of their models. My fugeray just went a couple of weeks ago (about 2 years old). There have been some threads about how to fix it, if you google you should find...
Forum: Algae   01-05-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By creekbottom
The 1 2 punch is a pretty good way to kill algae,...

The 1 2 punch is a pretty good way to kill algae, in my opinion. I've used it a couple of times before I got better at avoiding algae altogether. The most recent punch was in a tank dominated by...
Forum: Plants   01-04-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By creekbottom
Are you sure you don't mean 'Cyano'? Instead of...

Are you sure you don't mean 'Cyano'? Instead of Cryptocoryne? Crypt is a plant, which may very well take over your tank but not very quickly. Cyano is a bacterial growth that will cover everything...
Forum: Equipment   01-04-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By creekbottom
You can use 16/22 size hose from ehiem, I like...

You can use 16/22 size hose from ehiem, I like using that stuff. Or you can go to Home Depot and pick up the same size hose and use that.
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