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Forum: Fish 05-28-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By TwoTacoCombo
A couple of my rasboras had this a while back....

A couple of my rasboras had this a while back. Pretty sure it was some sort of parasite. It was harmless and disappeared after a couple weeks.
Forum: Fish 05-28-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
My Oto's fight shrimp off of Jake's Complete...

My Oto's fight shrimp off of Jake's Complete Veggie. They're like little catfish crack cookies, and they all come running when that stuff hits the water. Give it a try if all else fails.
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
Make sure the grey plastic piece that covers the...

Make sure the grey plastic piece that covers the impeller is pushed all the way down into place. I believe that's the piece that the basket locks into. You should feel the basket click into place as...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
You're going to have to scale the flow back, or...

You're going to have to scale the flow back, or it'll wind up ripping plants out of the substrate. You'll have some really tired fish too. A 2217 at full bore will be 20+ turnover rate, which is too...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
Capillary action doesn't have a whole lot to do...

Capillary action doesn't have a whole lot to do with it. It's still a matter of system pressure. What you're really fighting is "head". The water from your filter makes it into the tank because the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
When my power company did a "Planned 8-12 noon"...

When my power company did a "Planned 8-12 noon" outage last year, I put my canister filters on a UPS i use for my computer. It lasted until about 1pm. The outage lasted until around 10pm. Everybody...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
Air will always find it's way up and out. Air...

Air will always find it's way up and out. Air weighs nothing compared to water, so the incoming water doesn't have to do anything to push it out. The best way to get air out of a canister is to leave...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
Don't forget that the water running through the...

Don't forget that the water running through the reactor is somewhat under pressure. If it's got enough force to move water back up to the top of the tank through a 1/2" hose, it's probably got enough...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
Best way to get these filters running again is to...

Best way to get these filters running again is to empty it completely and start over. With the canister empty or water and all taps closed, the intake should be connected and output disconnected....
Forum: Plants 10-18-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
I don't think i've ever noticed a single leaf...

I don't think i've ever noticed a single leaf growing new roots, but if you have a few good plants, that's all you need. In the right conditions, this stuff explodes and you'll be tossing some out in...
Forum: Substrate 10-17-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
Driftwood or just plain river rocks. I use super...

Driftwood or just plain river rocks. I use super glue to attach them to anything, and they stay put.
Forum: Plants 10-16-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
Frogbit is a fast growing plant, and seems to do...

Frogbit is a fast growing plant, and seems to do best when there's plenty of ferts in the water. My 20 and 50 gals are set up pretty much exactly the same. I keep ferts at a minimum in the 20, and...
Forum: Algae 09-25-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
Fugeray on a 20L is quite a bit of light. I moved...

Fugeray on a 20L is quite a bit of light. I moved from a single bulb t5no on mine to a fugeray, and now I'm fighting thread algae. You may want to suspend or shade that light, at least until things...
Forum: Algae 09-25-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
I had something like this growing in my flame...

I had something like this growing in my flame moss too. I removed most of it by hand, and then the baby trumpet snails moved in. They spent a few weeks covering the moss in packs, then moved on. Very...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-25-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
Pretty sure the Aquarium of the Pacific has a...

Pretty sure the Aquarium of the Pacific has a single freshwater riparium display with CRS in it. As long as you keep the water parameters in line, I don't see any reason why it would fail.
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,512
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
I looked at these racks at Lowes and HD, and...

I looked at these racks at Lowes and HD, and wound up building my own out of 2x4's and OSB. Cost me about the same as the prefab ones (more, if you count time), but it's solid as a rock and will last...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,318
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
Have you looked into an inline diffuser/reactor...

Have you looked into an inline diffuser/reactor instead? I use an Ista Max Mix reactor to inject the CO2 straight into the filter's water stream. No bubbles ever reach the outlet of the filter...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
This

This
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
Found one at a lfs. Ill post photos when I get...

Found one at a lfs. Ill post photos when I get home, but look up Goody 801 for now.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
I've sorta wanted to change out this light...

I've sorta wanted to change out this light anyways, as I've added CO2 an wanted to get a bit more growth out of the plants. I guess here's my chance. It's sitting on a 20 Long, bottled CO2, minimal...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
Coralife light failure

So, this is what I came home to this afternoon. It's a Coralife 30" single bulb T5NO lamp. It's been in use for about 11 months now, and showed no signs of trouble until now. The plastic is melted...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
run them both for a few weeks to get the Eheim up...

run them both for a few weeks to get the Eheim up to speed first...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-24-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
Depends on the fish and the amount of hiding...

Depends on the fish and the amount of hiding spots for the shrimp. I've got yellows and amanos in the same tank as platys, rasboras, tetras, otos, and corys. They all leave the shrimp alone, and the...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
For all the cost and hassle of plumbing in a 20#...

For all the cost and hassle of plumbing in a 20# tank, why not get two 5# and just swap them as they empty? Unless you're trying to turn your tank into 7-UP, you're not going to be going through so...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By TwoTacoCombo
I run a thick layer of floss sandwiched between...

I run a thick layer of floss sandwiched between two coarse sponges in my ac20.
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