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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-19-2006, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By motifone
Buckey... are you a mind reader? okay, I...

Buckey...

are you a mind reader? okay, I admit I was eyeing the nanos the past couple of days ;P
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-18-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By motifone
Goodbye, for now

Hi gang,

Well, as some of you may know, I am "retiring" from the hobby -- at least for now. I have no doubt I'll return to fish and plant keeping in the future. It's a lovely bug you can never...
Forum: Fish 08-15-2006, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By motifone
Anyone sell off their Rainbows?

Anyone have Rainbow fish in their planted tank -- and then decided to remove them? I have Bosemani Rainbows and Praecox in my 50g, along with cardinals and harlequins. I'm starting to wonder if...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2006, 01:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,212
Posted By motifone
Resolution: I bought a new O-ring from a local...

Resolution: I bought a new O-ring from a local LFS and it resolved the leaking. I also lubed the new O-ring with Eheim lubricant just to be safe. Lubricating the old ring (2 yrs old nearly) might...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,212
Posted By motifone
Sounds like we are talking about the "sealing...

Sounds like we are talking about the "sealing gasket" (the big o-ring around the perimeter. It's funny, I never knew you could pluck it out.

can someone refresh my memory... did the Eheim come...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2006, 10:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,212
Posted By motifone
is that the big seal that goes along the whole...

is that the big seal that goes along the whole perimeter of the head, kind of tucked into the groove?
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,212
Posted By motifone
Leaking Eheim 2126

I've had a recent problem with my Eheim 2126 leaking. I bought it in the Winter of 2004 and have never had any problems with it. The last time I cleaned & opened the filter was probably about 4...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By motifone
Aqua Medic O-Ring buy?

During my apartment move, I replaced one of the two black O-rings for my Aqua Medic CO2 reactor. I went to Home Depot, didn't see an exact size fit, and bought some form fitting teflon you can wrap...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-05-2006, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By motifone
Seems like a normal cycle then! Ekk, can't...

Seems like a normal cycle then!

Ekk, can't believe I had 600+ posts before. See the enthusiasm was there!:)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-04-2006, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By motifone
Anyone bounce back to the hobby after a break?

It's been a long while since I posted here. I think I lost some enthusiasm for my planted tank earlier this year, mostly because I was getting married and with all the planning I didn't have time to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-27-2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,465
Posted By motifone
Low pH liquid for testing?

I'd like to test the low end sensitivity of my pH probe/meter. What low pH liquids (say, something available around my house) could I safely dip the probe into? Also, if you know the pH of the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-21-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By motifone
My probe is a year and a half old. I've ordered...

My probe is a year and a half old. I've ordered a replacement from aquariumplants.com. I kept my pH low because my KH used to be like a 1 or 2. I was surprised to see the KH was higher now, so no...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-17-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By motifone
my KH is about a 4-5. I've never known KH to...

my KH is about a 4-5. I've never known KH to affect pH like that though.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By motifone
Alternative to Aquarium Pharmacedicals Acrylic Pads?

I bought a couple Aquarium Pharmaceuticals acrylic safe algae pads. These things constantly seem to shed little bits of fiber into the water when I am cleaning with them. It's unsightly and fish...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-17-2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By motifone
Problems getting my PH to drop in established tank

Ok, I've had my 50g tank about 1.5 years. Reactor 1000, JBJ Regulator & Milwaukee controller. These past couple of weeks it's taking forever to drop the pH.

My tap water is naturally 7.2-ish and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,738
Posted By motifone
These replies have been great, in particular the...

These replies have been great, in particular the reply from the landlord.

The course of action seems to be:

1) Look into/get renter's insurance.
2) Ask landlord if it is okay to have a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2006, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,738
Posted By motifone
Are fishtanks considered "pets"? (apartment lease)

I've been in my apartment for five years. When I moved in, I was allowed a 30 gallon fishtank and it was written onto my lease. I've since have had a new landlord for the property and I upgraded...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2006, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By motifone
Interesting ideas. I have a few months to think...

Interesting ideas. I have a few months to think it over. Again, if I'm moving into a first floor apartment deal, I'm more likely to consider it. -- Negotiating up stairs or elevators... less...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2006, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By motifone
Thanks for the advice so far - it sounds doable,...

Thanks for the advice so far - it sounds doable, with cautions.

My biggest concerns are weight and seam stress. I wouldn't even consider it if it was glass, due to seem stress. Don't acrylic...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2006, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By motifone
Moving an aquarium (new apartment)

I'm going to be moving into a new apartment a few months from now. I'm somewhat dreading moving my fishtank, specifically digging up and disturbing all of my well-established plants. I have a 50...
Forum: Fish 01-30-2006, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By motifone
Fish fungus?

One of my year old cardinals has developed a small white spot behind his pectoral fin, behind the gill. It started out small, like a bead of salt, and grew to a couple centimeters to the point where...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-23-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By motifone
Thanks Yes, maybe I'll grab a handful of my...

Thanks

Yes, maybe I'll grab a handful of my tank's gravel and add it to the current gravel.

Bowl temperature should be fine since the room is consistently warm thanks to the many computer...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-23-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By motifone
Maintaining a 1 galloon fish bowl?

I have a nice planted tank at home, so I wanted to have a fish at work --

So I've just added a 1 gallon fish bowl with a male betta in my work office. I also put in a small rock, some new gravel,...
Forum: Fish 01-20-2006, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By motifone
Hi All Thanks for the great suggestions. ...

Hi All

Thanks for the great suggestions. Ideally, sure, I'd love a little nano tank here, but the issues of space and power are touchy office politic at the moment. Space is TIGHT. I share a...
Forum: Fish 01-20-2006, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By motifone
Betta keepers?

HI All

I've got a nice planted tank at home, but want to spruce up my SMALL office space with something fishy. I don't want to have a nano tank because I don't want to give them a reason to...
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