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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By ridethespiral
Ok so I assume they're harmless? This is a...

Ok so I assume they're harmless? This is a freshwater tank and I haven't added fish in almost four years.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By ridethespiral
I also have chloramine my tapwater. It generally...

I also have chloramine my tapwater. It generally reads between 0.5 - 0.75ppm. Prime is the best possible thing you can use it will bind with ammonia long enough for the bacteria to process it while...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By ridethespiral
Little Aphid like Bugs

I went to feed my fish today and decided to check the temperature of the tank. It has been a long time since I checked the thermometer in my tank as it sits at back and is hidden. It had a bunch of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-09-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 39,196
Posted By ridethespiral
I've really been thinking about getting a red...

I've really been thinking about getting a red maple bonsai. They're so beautiful.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-08-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,666
Posted By ridethespiral
I do a 50% water change every 6ish months on my...

I do a 50% water change every 6ish months on my 75g tank.. It's a natural planted dirt tank.

I have ~10 cardinal tetras, 2 SAE, 3 golden oto's, and 6 synodontis petricola living in it....
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By ridethespiral
I don't think I'll buy another brand either. So...

I don't think I'll buy another brand either. So simple to maintain and EHEIM just gained a whole lot of respect from me for being so willing to help. IIRC, the warranty period is 3 years. This was a...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By ridethespiral
Update! Eheim is sending me a new pump head...

Update!

Eheim is sending me a new pump head cover and quick disconnect valve assembly. Also, Hydor is sending me out a new impeller and magnet for my Koralia 1050 as well as a front grille with...
Forum: Fish 08-29-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,423
Posted By ridethespiral
LOL I don't know how I failed that badly. I don't...

LOL I don't know how I failed that badly. I don't even remember how I found this thread :hihi:
Forum: Substrate 08-29-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By ridethespiral
Hey wkndracer. I was wondering where those...

Hey wkndracer.

I was wondering where those little spheres came from! Lol! I thought it was from the miracle grow organic, but that makes sense.. I totally just placed about 15 of 'RootMedic' root...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By ridethespiral
The best way to describe the way my tank smells...

The best way to describe the way my tank smells would be that it smells like a lake. It's that earthy slightly musty with a tiny hint of fish and plant smell. It isn't very strong, but doing a water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By ridethespiral
I run an eheim 2075 on my 75 gallon which is 1250...

I run an eheim 2075 on my 75 gallon which is 1250 L/h or 330 gl/h and does amazing at keeping the tank clean. I can pull up a bunch of plants and the water will get super dirty (dirt based tank) and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 64,974
Posted By ridethespiral
It's been a loooong time since I checked out this...

It's been a loooong time since I checked out this thread and frequented this forum. Up to 142 now.. nice!
Forum: Substrate 08-29-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By ridethespiral
I think if you plan on a doing a Walstad type...

I think if you plan on a doing a Walstad type tank without capping the soil, the clay will help the soil stick together better. I found that it takes about half a year for the soil to become 'sticky'...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,715
Posted By ridethespiral
I just regenerated my purigen the other day and...

I just regenerated my purigen the other day and it is now soaking in prime & water. It is now "salt and pepper" looking. Half of the beads are near white, while half still look dirty. I think it's...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-27-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,552
Posted By ridethespiral
So over a year later, my tank isn't looking so...

So over a year later, my tank isn't looking so great. I've sort of just left it to do its own thing over the past year. It has been a stressful year and my tank just wasn't my first priority.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By ridethespiral
Cheers. I got quite busy last night so I...

Cheers. I got quite busy last night so I appreciate you looking that up for me.

I did receive a reply back from Eheim (fast!) asking for some numbers off the pump head but of course I'm at work....
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By ridethespiral
Will do. Is that 1-888 number for Eheim...

Will do.

Is that 1-888 number for Eheim North America? as I'm in Canada.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By ridethespiral
How would it be compressing water? They're ball...

How would it be compressing water? They're ball valves, and both hoses are still open at either end.

If anything, turning the valve off while the pump is still running would be worse. IMO
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By ridethespiral
Yup something inside the quick disconnect broke....

Yup something inside the quick disconnect broke. By adapter bar, do you mean the red button? Of course I was pushing that :P

Unfortunately, I've put it all back together and have it clean and...
Forum: Fish 08-26-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,423
Posted By ridethespiral
I was going to order some of Ken's fish food...

I was going to order some of Ken's fish food because of a few comments on this thread but the cheapest shipping to Canada is $30.. No thanks..

I currently use New Life Spectrum H2O stable sinking...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,264
Posted By ridethespiral
+1 on hose running from the tap and dosing prime...

+1 on hose running from the tap and dosing prime right into the tank.

A million times easier than anything else. The only time I'd see the need to pump from a bucket is for saltwater tanks where...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By ridethespiral
Well there's absolutely no way I can get the...

Well there's absolutely no way I can get the quick disconnect out of top of the head. I took the cover off and there's no way to turn the valve to remove it.

Am I stuck buying a new cover +...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By ridethespiral
Thanks. I'll see if I can get around to doing...

Thanks. I'll see if I can get around to doing that tomorrow. Thankfully I don't technically require a filter so if I have to, there's no problem running the tank without a filter.

I hope I can get...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By ridethespiral
Help.. Eheim 2075 flow valve and quick disconnect broken

I bought this filter about a year and a half ago (I'm pretty sure..) and after a good 6 months without cleaning it, I decided it was time to do so today. I unplugged the filter and tried turning the...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,737
Posted By ridethespiral
I run an EHEIM 2075 on my 75 gallon and it's just...

I run an EHEIM 2075 on my 75 gallon and it's just freaking wonderful. I use powerheads for flow and don't use the spray bar since snails always get stuck and clog it up. It is also my opinion that I...
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