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Forum: Lighting 12-04-2004, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
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You might want to check out your local light...

You might want to check out your local light distributer for items like this if you are using standard lengths (or feel like cutting them down). I got a specular aluminum reflector for 2x4' NO...
Forum: Fish 12-04-2004, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,694
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Try convincing a friend to start the addiction, I...

Try convincing a friend to start the addiction, I mean hobby. Then give them your fish/setup. I was on the receiving end of that and it worked out well for me.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2004, 10:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,983
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I thought I hated fish tanks, and then I really...

I thought I hated fish tanks, and then I really looked at my friends 12 gal planted tank. Then I realized it was just I hated plastic/fake looking tanks and so I started a planted tank with a couple...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-11-2004, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
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On mozilla firefox 0.8 I don't see a horizontal...

On mozilla firefox 0.8 I don't see a horizontal scroll bar at all. If I reduce the window size I lose the tabs at the top, to the point where I get "lighting" and that's it.

I'll try it on a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-23-2004, 11:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,640
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Hey, this is with-in driving distance. Be sure...

Hey, this is with-in driving distance. Be sure to send out a reminder at the start of July, because if I remember I'm going to go!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-23-2004, 11:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,041
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As good as the quote I heard the other day,...

As good as the quote I heard the other day, "That's thinking outside the stupid box.". That's become my new favourite phrase.
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2004, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,434
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pH readings can vary with temp so it's important...

pH readings can vary with temp so it's important to ensure that you calibrate at the temperature you use it at. Try floating the buffer in the tank (with the lights off, they'll heat things on the...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2004, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
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I had some weird green surface scum forming, but...

I had some weird green surface scum forming, but then I got a pearl gourami and he ate all of it. No more surface scum, no need to skim!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-13-2004, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,853
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Double the water and just add twice as much when...

Double the water and just add twice as much when dosing. If you go the adding the 10 ml's at a time route it's a pain to calculate exactly how much to dose.

I've gone all the way to customizing...
Forum: Lighting 09-11-2004, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
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4pm until 2am. This way I don't disturb the fish...

4pm until 2am. This way I don't disturb the fish with room lights during the night and I get to see them after work. Plus my tank is at a window and provides light/entertainment for smokers when...
Forum: Lighting 08-24-2004, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
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Check your grounds as well. I am using NO...

Check your grounds as well. I am using NO flourescents with older ballasts and I had problems getting the tubes to strike. It ended up being that if I was touching the metal hood the tubes would...
Forum: Lighting 08-24-2004, 01:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
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Besides preventing shocks, grounding can help...

Besides preventing shocks, grounding can help prevent electrical fires. This is a good thing.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-20-2004, 12:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,715
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If the problem is just floorboards you are...

If the problem is just floorboards you are correct. If the problem is in the joists (like at my house) you can still get some movement from people walking past. I was more worried that the joists...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-20-2004, 12:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,005
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So what store did you get them at and for how...

So what store did you get them at and for how much? *drools thinking about more shrimp*
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2004, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,715
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Another thing to check is to walk heavily near...

Another thing to check is to walk heavily near the proposed tank area and see if you can get the floor to move. If the floor goes up and down a lot, then find another spot or spend some quality time...
Forum: Fish 08-15-2004, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
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It's funny but Big Al's by Lougheed mall had them...

It's funny but Big Al's by Lougheed mall had them a month ago for 5.99 each. This inflation thingy works quick!
Forum: Fish 08-12-2004, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
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Ditto. I've got 5 threadfin rainbows and I love...

Ditto. I've got 5 threadfin rainbows and I love how they look and act in my tank. Mine looked pretty dismal in the LFS, but after they settled in so many colours appeared, I spent a lot of time...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-03-2004, 11:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,967
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If there was only 1 copy of a CD bought per city...

If there was only 1 copy of a CD bought per city in Canada and the rest was downloaded, that law would get struck so fast our heads would spin.

If you are a new band and it was obvious that...
Forum: Fish 08-03-2004, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
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I would consider thread-fin rainbowfish. They...

I would consider thread-fin rainbowfish. They are almost as small as cardinal tetra's with a lot of different colours and like to school in the open areas. Plus some end up dominant and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-03-2004, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,967
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I hear dead people... a lot of older blues, folk,...

I hear dead people... a lot of older blues, folk, jazz, country (shudder), hair bands, it really depends on the mood.

I listen to anything but right now I avoid music from current artists that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2004, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,313
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My pearl gourami ate all my surface scum, so if...

My pearl gourami ate all my surface scum, so if you hate molly's this might be the way to go.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2004, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,893
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I added a Pearl Gourami to a tank with 9 Amano...

I added a Pearl Gourami to a tank with 9 Amano shrimp with no problems. Just after I added the gourami when he was shivering in terror on the bottom from being moved, a shrimp touched him and the...
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2004, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
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Wire used to be aluminum (just a little larger...

Wire used to be aluminum (just a little larger than copper to handle the same current though) so aluminum reflectors will make a good ground. Don't worry about the size of the reflector as the...
Forum: Lighting 07-20-2004, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
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Ummmm...grounding the canopy is a very good...

Ummmm...grounding the canopy is a very good thing, especially for aquariums. I think CSA requires flourescent fixtures to be grounded, but I can't recall the exact rule.

Remember you have...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-15-2004, 12:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
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Going on a business trip changes things? To me...

Going on a business trip changes things? To me that is a very gender neutral thing.

I was in the never thought about it category until I saw your cats and the way you talked about them. For...
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