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Forum: Lighting 03-06-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By pilla
Thanks guys. I'll open the casing and wiggle...

Thanks guys.
I'll open the casing and wiggle the wires a little bit to see if it's a loose contact.

If I am checking for a bad resistor how would I know which resistor to check? might have to...
Forum: Lighting 03-05-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By pilla
BeamsWork fixture - Repair help

Bought a 72" BeamsWork led 3 weeks back. Few of the LEDs are not working. Contacted Aquatraders about replacement but no response.
Here is the fixture I got...
Forum: Lighting 03-01-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,869
Posted By pilla
Ordered this about 2 weeks back. Few leds are not...

Ordered this about 2 weeks back. Few leds are not working. Called and emailed aquatraders but no response. Filed a dispute with CC.

Apart from some leds not working the unit appears to be decent...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By pilla
Thanks. Using both filters on this tank. ...

Thanks.
Using both filters on this tank.

Another question: Are the Up Aqua diffusers comparable to GLA diffusers? there is quite a bit price difference.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By pilla
Thanks Veritas. Don't plan on buying the...

Thanks Veritas.

Don't plan on buying the rubber adapter if I don't have to.
I also have an Eheim PRO II. Will the Eheim work without the rubber adapter? if yes does the 16/22 fit or is there a...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By pilla
Help with picking atomic diffuser

Planning on getting a CO2 atomic diffuser. Checked on GLA and ebay and they come in various sizes (8/12, 12/16, 16/22 mm). Not sure which size to pick.

My tank is a 120g planted tank with medium...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-20-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By pilla
Thanks Fish. Not sure if I can find that...

Thanks Fish.

Not sure if I can find that many flat rocks.
Flower bed edging sounds feasible. Checked on Homedepot.com but there are quite a few edgings. I am not sure which ones are tank safe....
Forum: Aquascaping 02-19-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By pilla
Planted Scape with path question

I am doing a rescape on my 120g discus tank. Used to be driftwood and rocks. Want to add few plants to the setup.

Will stay with the current white pool sand setup.
Was looking online and am...
Forum: Substrate 02-08-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By pilla
Thanks everybody. Combination of PVC pipe and...

Thanks everybody.
Combination of PVC pipe and funnel seems to be a great idea.

Discuspaul - Saw your tanks earlier. Nice looking.
I'll use a Rex Greg regulator and 20 lb co2 tank which I...
Forum: Substrate 02-08-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By pilla
Planted Tank - Pool Sand Questions

Hello All-
Have few questions about getting a decent planted tank with pool sand.

Have a 120G hardscaped tank with pool filter sand. Time to change the look and want to do fully planted tank...
Forum: Lighting 02-08-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By pilla
Ordered the light from aquatraders. Will give it...

Ordered the light from aquatraders. Will give it a few weeks. If results are not good I'll look into modding it.
Forum: Lighting 02-04-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By pilla
Thank Jeff. I had my concerns about having 2...

Thank Jeff.

I had my concerns about having 2 fixtures and the resulting blind/shaded spot. Thanks for clarifying.

Do you think the fixture will give enough output for hi light plants? If it's...
Forum: Lighting 02-04-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By pilla
Need help with LED for 125G

Have a 72 X 24 X18" hard scaped discus tank. Planning on changing it to a planted tank and I need some help picking a decent LED fixture.

Looked at buildmyled but it's beyond my budget.
Checked...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-30-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,748
Posted By pilla
Thanks. You are exactly right. I felt the same...

Thanks. You are exactly right. I felt the same after the rescape. I'll give it few days and see if I start liking it if not back to redoing it.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-29-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,748
Posted By pilla
Did some rearranging. This is how it looks now.

Did some rearranging. This is how it looks now.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-25-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,748
Posted By pilla
Thanks for your inputs. I was trying to make...

Thanks for your inputs.
I was trying to make some of the wood stand upright but they would not. I have to figure out a way now.
Will update with more pics once I rearrange.
Thanks again.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-25-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,748
Posted By pilla
It looks ok but not really nice. A different pair...

It looks ok but not really nice. A different pair of eyes will have a different view and I want inputs like it's too symmetric or the wood/rocks can be arranged differently etc.,
My aquascaping...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-25-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,748
Posted By pilla
Rescaped my tank - Please critique

Hello Guys -
Rescaped my tank last week.
Added more wood and changed the center piece.

How does it look now? and how can I make it better?
Thanks
Pilla
Forum: Algae 11-20-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By pilla
why feed 3X/day? Try 2X/day and how old are the...

why feed 3X/day? Try 2X/day and how old are the bulbs?

Few of the discus are very young and growing. They need to be fed 3X/day.

Though the Bulbs are about year and half old they were used...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,341
Posted By pilla
OK. Thanks guys. I'll buy a replacement case.

OK. Thanks guys.
I'll buy a replacement case.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,341
Posted By pilla
Thinking about trying silicone. Should I do it...

Thinking about trying silicone. Should I do it both inside and outside the casing?
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,341
Posted By pilla
Thanks guys. I just took apart both filters...

Thanks guys.

I just took apart both filters and they are leaking near the legs.
There is no visible crack either from the outside or inside. Water is seeping through the legs.
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,341
Posted By pilla
Moved few months back and might have dinged it....

Moved few months back and might have dinged it. It's a possibility.

If I end using the silicone should I do it both inside and outside the casing?
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,341
Posted By pilla
Thanks. No mouse in my house.... You think...

Thanks.
No mouse in my house....
You think the silicone or glue can hold the leak?
Anybody tried it before?
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,341
Posted By pilla
Here is the leak. Both of them in the same place....

Here is the leak. Both of them in the same place. Looks like a crack.
I don't think it's got anything to do with the O ring.

Here are some pics.

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