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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,146
Posted By CaliEAB
I hate them. Had MTS that got really out of hand....

I hate them. Had MTS that got really out of hand. Dawn of the dead when you turn on the light. They also add to the bioload without much entertainment or aesthetic value. Then theres what they can do...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By CaliEAB
You may want to take a chopstick or some other...

You may want to take a chopstick or some other pointy nontoxic implement and poke the substrate in different places to the bottom glass to see if any smelly bubbles appear.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-10-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,550
Posted By CaliEAB
See if you can get a hold of a uv sterilizer....

See if you can get a hold of a uv sterilizer. Might take a few days with a small one but it'll work great on on bacteria.
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By CaliEAB
Syphon here. Python, Lee's whatevers cheaper....

Syphon here. Python, Lee's whatevers cheaper. Suck water out. Flip switch put water back in with capfull of prime. Good to go. I do weekly changes that IMHO are more beneficial than letting water gas...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,962
Posted By CaliEAB
I like the look of no lid with a Rimless tank...

I like the look of no lid with a Rimless tank otherwise a glass canopy is nice. Our water is hard as nails so evaporation leaves alot of minerals. Can reduce that lovely lake smell for sensitive...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By CaliEAB
Buy the thicker clear hose 5/8ths interior...

Buy the thicker clear hose 5/8ths interior diameter hose at either big box hardware store. Use the hose clamps too but be careful not to go too tight or you can crush the connectors. The clamps are a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-31-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,279
Posted By CaliEAB
Adding Malaysian trumpets thinking that they'd...

Adding Malaysian trumpets thinking that they'd actually "stir up the sand cap". Even worse was paying for said snails and the extensive ecofriendly but failed efforts put into getting rid of them...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By CaliEAB
I wouldn't feed my co2 or air into the canister....

I wouldn't feed my co2 or air into the canister. Ive got canisters and I place my co2 diffuser at the bottom of the tanks under the flow output pushing (and pulling) across the tank. Airlocks are...
Forum: Fish 08-25-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,592
Posted By CaliEAB
I second Roadmaster's comments. Go with the...

I second Roadmaster's comments. Go with the rainbow shark and give him a cave to guard. Get juvenile barbs and add them after everyone else is settled in for a while.
Forum: Fish 08-25-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By CaliEAB
Are you using high tech co2? Any other fish with...

Are you using high tech co2? Any other fish with red gills or spending most of their time at the surface? Could need some oxygen near the bottom.
Forum: Fish 08-24-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,550
Posted By CaliEAB
@ Samster - I always found that adding cold water...

@ Samster - I always found that adding cold water got 'em going. You found warm water helped? Maybe my gals were already pregnant and the cold water correlated with the births?
Forum: Fish 08-24-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,550
Posted By CaliEAB
Mollys and platys are dead easy. Add some cold...

Mollys and platys are dead easy. Add some cold water to the change and give 'em a little depression in the substrate you'll get 8-12 at a time. The LFS still sells for 2-3$ a pop! :icon_wink ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,640
Posted By CaliEAB
Nice! Very cool! Updates please...

Nice! Very cool! Updates please...
Forum: Plants 08-22-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By CaliEAB
Good question! I'd be tempted to leave it one...

Good question! I'd be tempted to leave it one piece but I've never tried carpets of anything so you better leave it to the carpet kings (and queens). Bump!
Forum: Algae 08-21-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,256
Posted By CaliEAB
I've found that adding a UV makes a world of...

I've found that adding a UV makes a world of difference by giving you some wiggle room on your parameters against many unwanted guests. Fish stay healthier too. Adds to the operating costs but...
Forum: Fish 08-20-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By CaliEAB
It's not co2. Too much co2 makes fish gasp at the...

It's not co2. Too much co2 makes fish gasp at the surface and reddens their gills. Infection of some kind. Post a pic.
Forum: Algae 08-20-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By CaliEAB
The new rocks look more freshwater. When I saw...

The new rocks look more freshwater. When I saw the first post I was thinking that you were pulling rock out of your reef tank. That being said, why not? Break some new ground! In 10 years there will...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,356
Posted By CaliEAB
Darn it. This is project creep at its best. 20...

Darn it. This is project creep at its best. 20 years ago I got a betta in beer glass and look where I am now. :) I'm a Mcgyver kind of guy but many comments are valid: do it right once and ask...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,356
Posted By CaliEAB
Prebagged sound's good. The LFS I went to only...

Prebagged sound's good. The LFS I went to only had the 250 Mill bottle so I got that thinking it would last longer. Multiple votes for The Bag based on experience with nylons...must...
Forum: Plants 08-19-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By CaliEAB
I weigh my plants down with fishing line and ...

I weigh my plants down with fishing line and stainless steel hex nuts. The nut can go into the substrate to hide it and the rhizome stays above ground. Good for smaller plants if you have lots of...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,031
Posted By CaliEAB
2 fluvals and 3 renas. They're all good. Never a...

2 fluvals and 3 renas. They're all good. Never a problem for years with a little maintenance. Knock on wood. I'm sure the eheims would be too.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,356
Posted By CaliEAB
Question dyi bag for Purigen pellets?

Decided to try this magic dust out based on the reviews here. 10$ for "the bag" sold seperately :icon_roll by seachem is ridiculous. What are people using? Nylons? The granules are small indeed!
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By CaliEAB
Piffy, you probably know this but just in case,...

Piffy, you probably know this but just in case, the plumbers tape goes around the connector nipple and the hose slides over both. The tape serves as a gasket. Tape on the outside won't hold water and...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,151
Posted By CaliEAB
@wetworks Now that's a smart and now seemingly...

@wetworks Now that's a smart and now seemingly obvious good idea! I gotta try that out.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By CaliEAB
Your fluval probably needs 5/8ths interior...

Your fluval probably needs 5/8ths interior diameter clear tubing to fit over the connection nippples. If the 105 is like its big brothers, you can bring the quick connector with you to make sure....
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