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Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 444
Posted By lksdrinker
They are pretty strong but better safe than...

They are pretty strong but better safe than sorry. When I got my first co2 tank (20lb) the guy at the store told me no need to travel with it upright. So I laid it down in the back of my Explorer...
Forum: Fish 05-22-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By lksdrinker
I had always found cardinals to be hardy and...

I had always found cardinals to be hardy and neons seemed to die if you looked at them wrong.

However, here in NY I've had trouble locating any cardinals recently. A LFS near me had 10 in a...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By lksdrinker
With a 420 gallon planted discus tank I dont...

With a 420 gallon planted discus tank I dont think anyone will be looking at your silicone. The fish and plants should be impressive enough to take your eye away from those seams! I'd love to see...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 444
Posted By lksdrinker
Nothing bad should happen to it.....unless you...

Nothing bad should happen to it.....unless you somehow damage the valve and waste an entire tank! Better safe than sorry!
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By lksdrinker
Seems like its put together well.....but I...

Seems like its put together well.....but I wouldnt bother spending any amount of money on something like that. Especially when the API master kit comes with everything in its own neat little spots...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 444
Posted By lksdrinker
I went to fill my 20# tank for the first time...

I went to fill my 20# tank for the first time since I bought it a few months ago. While at the shop I decided to pickup a 5# tank to have ready at home for the next time the 20# tank is empty. So...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 899
Posted By lksdrinker
You might use a pre filter and sponge but others...

You might use a pre filter and sponge but others dont necessarily; and you suggested to someone else to simply remove their filter floss and run purigen. While purigen might make the water clear it...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 899
Posted By lksdrinker
Whether or not purigen makes the water clear does...

Whether or not purigen makes the water clear does not mean it is literally filtering out debris. When all the debris in your tank goes through the filter it is going to stick/get caught on...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By lksdrinker
I cant offer any advice; but am wondering why you...

I cant offer any advice; but am wondering why you would even need to know the SCFM anyway? Just sheer curiosity?
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 899
Posted By lksdrinker
I'll have to agree with Freemananana....which...

I'll have to agree with Freemananana....which means the OP needs to change around his filter setup. There is no need to sandwich biological media (ceramic) in between the mechanical (pads or...
Forum: Algae 05-15-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By lksdrinker
I initially want to agree with this theory. But...

I initially want to agree with this theory. But your move might have a lot to do with it also. Since you didnt mention anything about it, I'll guess that you didnt test the tap water in your old...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By lksdrinker
Mine also gets very hot which was a huge concern...

Mine also gets very hot which was a huge concern at first. But this does just seem to be the way these things work for some reason. someone smarter than me can probably explain why/how this...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By lksdrinker
What drop checker is it? Are you sure it's glass...

What drop checker is it? Are you sure it's glass and not an acrylic or plastic of some kind?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By lksdrinker
I would not suggest lying about your age. While...

I would not suggest lying about your age. While its not too likely that anything will really happen, I could easily see a scenario where any money in your paypal account could be frozen and/or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-14-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By lksdrinker
The size of the tank should really have nothing...

The size of the tank should really have nothing to do with your WC schedule. That is unless your talking about having a really big tank with a very very small amount of fish in there. But, if like...
Forum: Fish 05-14-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By lksdrinker
This would be my advice as well. Great water...

This would be my advice as well. Great water parameters and lots of water changes should allow the fish's immune system to do its job.
Forum: Fish 05-11-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 217
Posted By lksdrinker
Were you experiencing any issues that you believe...

Were you experiencing any issues that you believe were caused by the hard water? If not, you may find yourself dealing with issues as you start the change. If your current fish are already...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-07-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By lksdrinker
Unless something in your tank is unhappy due to...

Unless something in your tank is unhappy due to that low PH you probably dont have to worry about it.
Forum: Fish 05-06-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By lksdrinker
While what Bushkill said is certainly a...

While what Bushkill said is certainly a possibility, I wouldn't worry too much yet. Could be that the fish is still acclimating to being in a new home. Where did you get the new angelfish? Any...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By lksdrinker
Almost all thermometers made for the aquarium...

Almost all thermometers made for the aquarium hobby kind of suck (as far as their accuracy goes). But it does gauge the change in temperature well. What I mean there is whether or not the thing...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By lksdrinker
Do you have an inline check valve? Sometimes the...

Do you have an inline check valve? Sometimes the opening on the rubber diaphragm in those things is completely sealed; and/or needs a fair amount of pressure to actually open and allow a flow.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By lksdrinker
You should be okay with most canisters so long as...

You should be okay with most canisters so long as the input tube in the tank is higher than the to of the canister. It might result in lower flow rates than having the canister completely under the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By lksdrinker
Specifically when someone rinses all of their...

Specifically when someone rinses all of their media out under chlorinated tap water thereby killing most (if not all) of the beneficial bacteria. And/or perhaps when someone has one of those filters...
Forum: Fish 05-05-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By lksdrinker
looks like a giant school of rummynose!

looks like a giant school of rummynose!
Forum: Fish 05-04-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By lksdrinker
Good pristine water conditions should allow the...

Good pristine water conditions should allow the fish's immune system to take over. I wouldn't start pumping any meds or remedies into the tank for something like that. It also seems to me that...
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