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Forum: Equipment 11-13-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By Trio123
Great idea! I think I will... Thank...

Great idea! I think I will...



Thank you! I'll give it a look :)

Thank you for the recommendations for reliable heaters... gonna order something tonight, leaning toward the Eheim Jager...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By Trio123
The heater has been in there for about 6 months....

The heater has been in there for about 6 months. It is heating somewhat because the house is at 68/69 degrees and the tank is at 70 but not very much. I have it cranked to as high as it goes which is...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By Trio123
Heater Not Working Again

So I have this Top Fin Submersible Heater from Petsmart and it is a piece of junk. This is my second one in the last year. The first one was rated up to a 40 gallon tank (200W) and didn't heat the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-20-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Trio123
Update: Just cleaned my tank and did some...

Update: Just cleaned my tank and did some extensive plant trimming. Not only did I find three adult cherry shrimp I almost syphoned up one baby. So they are in there :)
Didn't see any bumble bee...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-29-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Trio123
Anyway to get shrimp to come out?

So I had a terrible shrimp kill a couple months ago which wiped out all my amano shrimp but one. Because that one seemed to be fine and because the tank seemed to have cycled out the toxin, I decided...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-28-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Trio123
There is one survivor! Today when I fed there was...

There is one survivor! Today when I fed there was one amano shrimp that came out and ate and appears to be fine (yeah!). I still thought I had several more than four but it is possible they have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-27-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Trio123
I am getting rid of the magnet. When do you think...

I am getting rid of the magnet. When do you think it would be safe to try new shrimp residents though?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-27-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Trio123
I'll test the parameters but this is a 3 year old...

I'll test the parameters but this is a 3 year old set up. I did just switch to a canister filter two weeks ago (from hang on the back filters) but the tank is heavily planted with lots of material in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-26-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Trio123
Shrimp kill, what do I do?

Yesterday, I did something really stupid :icon_cry: I bought a new pad for my algae magnet and scrubed the goo off of it using Orange Heavy-Duty Hand Cleaner. I rinsed it really well and thought that...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Trio123
Just got my Eheim skimmer... but I can't figure...

Just got my Eheim skimmer... but I can't figure out how I am supposed to attach it. I read that I need to have a T so that I have two intakes: the skimmer and the original. I think I can do that but...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Trio123
Yes, that does clear it up, thanks. This makes...

Yes, that does clear it up, thanks. This makes sense, I think the review I read was from someone who didn't know what they were doing. Going to order one now :D
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Trio123
Thank you for all the advice. I did try am stone...

Thank you for all the advice. I did try am stone and i got a hole in the film but not a clear surface. Pointing the spray bar up gave me ripples under the film but didn't break it up. When I have it...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Trio123
surface film after switching to canister

I switched from 2 HOB filters to a eheim classic canister filter. It is working great so far except that there is very little surface movement even with the spray bar horizontal across the top. As a...
Forum: Lighting 07-28-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By Trio123
I came up with a solution: we took the lid off of...

I came up with a solution: we took the lid off of the canopy which makes it easier to put in and remove when needed.

A quick review for anyone researching the Odyssea 48" T5 Quad HO like I did: It...
Forum: Lighting 07-28-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By Trio123
Help with Odyssea 48" light

So I just got an Odyssea 48" light and I am kicking myself now. I got it because it was the smallest quad light out there and I thought it would fit into my 55 gallon canopy... well it did but I...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By Trio123
Thanks for all the help! I am getting a Fluval 06...

Thanks for all the help! I am getting a Fluval 06 Multi-Stage Canister Filter and will put it in plastic container as Lornek8 suggested :) As you guys pointed out, the tank seams can leak too... it...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By Trio123
Has anyone every had a problem with them leaking...

Has anyone every had a problem with them leaking and draining the fish tank? I was surprised as I started looking at reviews to see a couple reviews saying the canister had leaked and flooded their...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By Trio123
Thanks! I was just looking at those two and the...

Thanks! I was just looking at those two and the Filstar models. I think I am leaning toward the Filstar right now but I haven't looked closely at the Eheims yet.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By Trio123
Thank you for the advise! I am definately...

Thank you for the advise! I am definately switching to a canister filter. Now to Harry Muscle's thread to find out which are the easiest to maintain!
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By Trio123
Canister easier to maintain?

I currently have two AquaClear 70 HOB filtering my 50 gallon heavily planted tank. I read previous posts and most say that HOB filters are easier to clean however I find myself having to clean mine...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-23-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,049
Posted By Trio123
I worked in a local fish store where we sold...

I worked in a local fish store where we sold Bettas. I always felt bad for them but all I could do was change out thier water each evening and try to prevent children from grabing and shaking them....
Forum: Lighting 12-23-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By Trio123
What to Ask Santa for?

I currently have a 4 year old GLO lighting system with two T5 HO bulbs with individual reflectors directly mounted on to my wooden canopy. But recently one of the water guards that screw into the...
Forum: Algae 10-08-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By Trio123
Black Beard Algae Gone, How to Keep it that Way?

I have had black beard algae on most of my slow growing plants for months maybe years at this point. I have kept it under control by adding Flurish Excel and cutting out infected leaves. However this...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By Trio123
Ok it is still leaking cause morning the tank was...

Ok it is still leaking cause morning the tank was empty again... I am not using nylon seals or the brass... I am using the seals that came with tank when I got it refilled which seem to be more...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-10-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Trio123
It does look very good! I cant really tell...

It does look very good!

I cant really tell what you have in there but I can tell you from experience moving most Echinodorus species (swords and red rubin) once they get big is a mess to move....
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