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Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By mach_six
Given that you mention the water quality varies a...

Given that you mention the water quality varies a lot, do you note the incoming water TDS before filter?
Forum: Plants 04-11-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By mach_six
Buenos Aires Tetras devour them but will also...

Buenos Aires Tetras devour them but will also devour your other plants too.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-10-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By mach_six
When they look like cooked shrimp, that's when...

When they look like cooked shrimp, that's when you take them out. I had a blackberry turn orange... It gave birth at least to 12+ that are thriving now.
Forum: Lighting 04-08-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By mach_six
I had the Current Sundial 4X48W over a 33L and...

I had the Current Sundial 4X48W over a 33L and only used 2 bulbs.

The fish never freaked, the frogbit took over the entire top within a matter of days where I would harvest weekly.

Replaced it...
Forum: Substrate 04-08-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By mach_six
Rinse it before using it.

Rinse it before using it.
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By mach_six
It's a poor design, doesn't look like the...

It's a poor design, doesn't look like the exterior changed but I can't speak for the motor. The 20 year old AC500 looks just like the current one except for the name change. I have various others...
Forum: Lighting 06-29-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By mach_six
I picked up a few extra zoomeds from Petco...

I picked up a few extra zoomeds from Petco because they were a few bucks on clearance. But they seem to die faster than other brands like Giesseman and even Coralife.
Forum: Lighting 06-29-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By mach_six
How long have you used the flood lights for and...

How long have you used the flood lights for and daily light duration?

I have a 20W from LEDWholesaler and it eventually died, one day it flickered a bit turning on and the next timer interval it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By mach_six
Time is a factor for me too. There's...

Time is a factor for me too.

There's really no comparison between reefs and planted tanks, the corals come in all colors of the rainbow.

You can always start a s/w planted tank with macro...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-01-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,226
Posted By mach_six
I am sure it's not all shrimps, I OD Excel in a...

I am sure it's not all shrimps, I OD Excel in a 55G with 20 Amanos and none died from it. Now escaping and being eating during molt is a different story.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-17-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By mach_six
I got a pack 2 weeks ago and was able to get 5...

I got a pack 2 weeks ago and was able to get 5 clusters out of them. But the leaves on them are quite as large as yours.

They're now Petsmart branded instead of Top Fin.
Forum: Fish 03-15-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By mach_six
Sounds like flakes would be the better choice to...

Sounds like flakes would be the better choice to feed. Otherwise try soaking the pellets first then feed it.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-10-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By mach_six
Here's the IRS questionnaire, based on your...

Here's the IRS questionnaire, based on your answers it'll tell you.

http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Do-You-Need-to-File-a-Federal-Income-Tax-Return%3F
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-09-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By mach_six
I believe if you don't make more than $10k...

I believe if you don't make more than $10k working for someone or company you don't need to report it.

go to irs.gov to confirm.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-01-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By mach_six
I believe USPS still gives free boxes, I use to...

I believe USPS still gives free boxes, I use to get them when I sold on ebay a lot. Unfortunately their boxes are the weirdest size. Either too small or too large for most items I sold...
Forum: Lighting 01-31-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,534
Posted By mach_six
I have this light but didn't open it, in the...

I have this light but didn't open it, in the store it was very bright.

And if you buy it at Costco, you can return it whenever really as long as you have an active membership.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By mach_six
CL is where you can get deals on acrylic tanks. ...

CL is where you can get deals on acrylic tanks. I wouldn't buy a tank you can get new from Petco $1/gallon list. Otherwise odd ball sized tanks and acrylic is the way to go for good deals.
...
Forum: Substrate 12-30-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By mach_six
Flourite isn't dirty, a couple of rinses and the...

Flourite isn't dirty, a couple of rinses and the water is clear enough to see the substrate. I rinsed 2 of their large bags just pouring enough to cover the entire bottom of the bucket then repeated...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-24-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By mach_six
If you're using Priority Mail not matter what...

If you're using Priority Mail not matter what time it's not guaranteed to deliver within a certain time.
Forum: DIY 11-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,228
Posted By mach_six
I believe the rebates are provided by the local...

I believe the rebates are provided by the local utility companies and they are YMMV.
Forum: Lighting 10-31-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By mach_six
I think Coralife is the only mfg that I'm aware...

I think Coralife is the only mfg that I'm aware of that made a 30" T5HO bulb.

You're better off dumping it and go for a fixture or a ballast that support the standard size bulbs everyone else...
Forum: Lighting 10-29-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By mach_six
The heatsink on these bulbs are not really meant...

The heatsink on these bulbs are not really meant for anything bigger than 3x1W and is too inefficient for it IMO.

If you plan on running it 5+ hours I'd try to add some cooling or you may end up...
Forum: Substrate 10-21-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,131
Posted By mach_six
I am sure this is backwards, lime increases pH...

I am sure this is backwards, lime increases pH and will turn pools cloudy if the pH is too high. You use lime to increase pH in soils.

Nothing to do with lime itself baking soda has the same...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,567
Posted By mach_six
I had a pro 3 I inherited with a 90G tank, i must...

I had a pro 3 I inherited with a 90G tank, i must have used it for another 5 years afterwards and it worked great. Then it leaked which I never troubleshooted since I was tearing the down the tank...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-16-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,338
Posted By mach_six
You know what we call kids back then with beepers...

You know what we call kids back then with beepers in jr or high school? They were either a drug dealer or a punk asses.

I remember when I worked they provided skytel beepers that had text...
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