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Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By PlantedRich
Quote: The discussion isn't about it ruining...

Quote: The discussion isn't about it ruining motors right away, but about the theory that restricting water flow shortens the over all life expectancy of a filters motor.
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Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By PlantedRich
One way to heat a small tank and keep the clutter...

One way to heat a small tank and keep the clutter down takes a bit of DIY. Light bulbs put out a lot of heat. Building a platform to put the bulbs underneath a mini can both get the heat out of sight...
Forum: Fish 04-21-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By PlantedRich
You can cut the chase a bunch by lowering the...

You can cut the chase a bunch by lowering the water. You can then cut it in half by using a divider which is slightly oversized so that it can be wedged between the front and back of the tank. You...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By PlantedRich
Just a simple thought but if flow stopping ruined...

Just a simple thought but if flow stopping ruined motors, wouldn't we hear lots of noise from the folks who come home and find their filters have not restarted after a short power failure? Think how...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,494
Posted By PlantedRich
Questions like this are never a waste of time. It...

Questions like this are never a waste of time. It is when we spook ourselves into doing something rash that we shoot our foot!
Sometimes we all get a "bright" idea which we should just leave be....
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,494
Posted By PlantedRich
If you are using the stock Eheim media, I would...

If you are using the stock Eheim media, I would assume that in all the billion years of testing and modding their filters, they will have figured in the best flow rate and designed the media to work...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By PlantedRich
First point is that you are correct to assume...

First point is that you are correct to assume there is a leak. The gauge will show the tank pressure and that is from the gas portion. It should not move down very much until the liquid which gasses...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By PlantedRich
Co2 can get to be tedious and time consuming. At...

Co2 can get to be tedious and time consuming. At this time, I'm moving away from pressure CO2 and going for simple. I find the stuff reminds me of working in a former job!! Not something I want in my...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,494
Posted By PlantedRich
I can't imagine enough wear to change the flow...

I can't imagine enough wear to change the flow but I can think of lots of places where sludge can build up and slow the flow. The "motor" itself is unlikely to slow as it depends on the 60 cycle sine...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By PlantedRich
I would add that some form of monitoring how much...

I would add that some form of monitoring how much CO2 is actually getting in and staying in the water would be needed. I see no way to know this without some form of measurement. A drop check is a...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By PlantedRich
The tank should have a test date stamped into the...

The tank should have a test date stamped into the metal somewhere around the top . As long as it is no more than five years old, it is still considered current. If there is no visible damage and the...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By PlantedRich
It is often a simple matter of choice. You may...

It is often a simple matter of choice. You may choose SS while I choose cheaper. But then I find the whole idea of bankruptcy something to avoid while you were considering it an option! We each have...
Forum: Fish 04-18-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By PlantedRich
Don't sweat the future at the expense of today...

Don't sweat the future at the expense of today when talking clown loaches. They may someday get too big but that can be a long time and may never arrive.
How about some small cichlids that will not...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By PlantedRich
You are correct in questioning the way your...

You are correct in questioning the way your example is put together. Bad job! Not only is it terribly weak and easy to damage but too complex and still winds up with the tubing coming out at a bad...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-18-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By PlantedRich
Even support on four corners is all that is...

Even support on four corners is all that is needed.
Think of a large piece of glass like they might haul on a truck or two guys might carry. If two guys pick up a piece eight feet long, there is...
Forum: DIY 04-17-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By PlantedRich
I shy away from latex even though some feel it is...

I shy away from latex even though some feel it is easy. It may be easy to clean the brush but then the paint is where I want a good smooth coat and oil seems to work much better for me. It tends to...
Forum: DIY 04-16-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By PlantedRich
Once the outer 2X were added it is plenty strong...

Once the outer 2X were added it is plenty strong and skin will do away with any chance of it racking. But then the question of being level and plumb is not something we can see and judge from...
Forum: Fish 04-16-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By PlantedRich
To me, fish stocking is often a matter of how...

To me, fish stocking is often a matter of how much we are willing to work. You may be near a borderline currently or not depending on lots of small things like feeding, cleaning and water changes...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Posted By PlantedRich
Co2 is odorless but I can smell it when it gets...

Co2 is odorless but I can smell it when it gets thick. I would assume that it is from other things in the tank. Not a smell that I can describe but just a "something different" smell like a room that...
Forum: DIY 04-15-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By PlantedRich
As stated above, it "should" be okay. But then...

As stated above, it "should" be okay. But then there is always room for thinking twice before using it. The clay is fine but then what else may come with it?
Some things to avoid might be if the...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Posted By PlantedRich
Did not mean to say anything bad about welders....

Did not mean to say anything bad about welders. But it does seem to be true that they tend to be risk takers and are not terribly concerned with a few knocks and bangs? Same with the kids at their...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Posted By PlantedRich
When you really do a search of where and how CO2...

When you really do a search of where and how CO2 is used, it kind of gets down to how you feel about the odds. You CAN hurt yourself but looking at who else is using the stuff, it makes me feel...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Posted By PlantedRich
Quote: Bump: actually they vaporize glycol for...

Quote: Bump: actually they vaporize glycol for smoke machines, same stuff thats in my ecig.. dry ice is way too expensive to use for that purpose regularly.

Dry ice would be difficult and...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Posted By PlantedRich
Many of the things we might worry about will not...

Many of the things we might worry about will not be as dangerous as we think. And then many of them will happen while we are working on the equipment. A needle valve failing? It is a piece of metal...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By PlantedRich
I have built a number of walls over the years and...

I have built a number of walls over the years and the one thing I really learned is that they are nice looking but more trouble than I want to deal with most of the time. Silicone is nice for making...
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