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Forum: Substrate 08-08-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Mark13
Dyeing sand?

Dyeing, no. Especially not safe for anything living in an aquarium. Just FYI, colored gravels are achieved by coating pebbles with colored epoxies, while the pebbles are tumbling in a rolling drum...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Mark13
Recharging Purigen and others...

____To regenerate Purigen and other resins, I use three small glass tanks with one HOB filter on each. Sometimes with two or three HOB filters.
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____I place two mesh bags of Purigen into an empty...
Forum: DIY 07-30-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By Mark13
Alternative to horrible white PVC.....

Black underground lawn sprinkler system pipe at Lowes and Home Depot in straight 6' to 10' lengths, sold as "For Repairs" (The rest of the sprinkler pipe is in coils, and will never be straight for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-10-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,408
Posted By Mark13
This will clear even the super-fine dust from...

This will clear even the super-fine dust from Fluorite Substrate out of the water. A 50-micron cloth, or cloth-like, material into your HOB, or canister filter. I used to use Eheim Efi-Synth, or...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-10-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,618
Posted By Mark13
Clearing your water.

Putting a piece of this 50 micron material in your filter will clear even the super-fine dust from Fluorite Substrate out of the water.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Mark13
Calculating Weight on Tank Bottom(s)

Lava rock is normally quite light as compared to almost any other rock. Please weigh the rocks on a scale. It may be less weight than you think.
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If you had only water in a 29g tank, that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Mark13
Loss of CO2

Other possibilities:

If the water below the surface is too agitated, is being pushed around too hard, then the surface is also moving too much. This will cause more exchange of gases into and out...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-10-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Mark13
Book

Sent you PM......
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By Mark13
Heater only 6.5" long x 1" wide x ONLY 0.25" thick

Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm Heater, the 25, 50, and 75 watt units are only 6.5" Long x 1" Wide x ONLY 0.25" Thick: BEWARE there is an older model of this unit, not as capable as this one.
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Forum: DIY 10-08-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Mark13
"Anybody know where to get the clear rigid...

"Anybody know where to get the clear rigid tubing? Back in the day, I use to buy it to make siphons. They had various sizes available and every store carried it. Now it seems very few (make that...
Forum: DIY 10-08-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Mark13
Tygon tubing is flexible vinyl tubing, not rigid...

Tygon tubing is flexible vinyl tubing, not rigid tubing. Rigid is stiff like a plastic model kit.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-08-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Mark13
Temp change will cause melt, especially in...

Temp change will cause melt, especially in Crypt's which are very sensitive, but would need to be a very big change downward to the low 50's F. or lower, or upward to mid-90's F., from start point of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-08-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Mark13
Yes, that type is horrible. It's accuracy is...

Yes, that type is horrible. It's accuracy is +/-5 degrees F. Throw it away.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By Mark13
Use two heaters in case one fails, then the other...

Use two heaters in case one fails, then the other is still keeping the shrimp warm. One at each end of the tank, NOT next to each other.
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However, each filter must be of a wattage to handle...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-12-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Mark13
Keep the filter running, but permanently remove...

Keep the filter running, but permanently remove the carbon, if you are using it. Many planted tank owners don't use carbon. Carbon will absorb and hold many (not all) of the ingredients of fert's. ...
Forum: Fish 09-02-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Mark13
No, not "my choice, my risk". Not at all. This...

No, not "my choice, my risk". Not at all. This is from 15 years of my 30+ years experience. Lots of experience with these two particular fish species living together.
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(35) tanks total. (6) of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,705
Posted By Mark13
Perhaps you could purchase one of these and...

Perhaps you could purchase one of these and modify it to your needs. Or, looking at them will give you an idea for DIY. Two are snail and pest traps, but their features are the same as a fish trap....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,705
Posted By Mark13
Dayolder, . First one NOT WiFi, but after...

Dayolder,
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First one NOT WiFi, but after that the rest are WiFi Capable.
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(1.) Not WiFi, but I think everything else is covered......
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,705
Posted By Mark13
Diana, . Plastic Clips to retain a flexible...

Diana,
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Plastic Clips to retain a flexible aquarium hose/tubing to a bucket and to the top rim of the aquarium:
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Amazon.com : Ultra Hose Clips - 2 pk : Aquarium Supplies : Pet Supplies
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,705
Posted By Mark13
One kind of ready-made siphon with pump attached:...

One kind of ready-made siphon with pump attached:

http://jehmco.com/html/safety_siphon_aquarium_drain.html
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,705
Posted By Mark13
Diana, I have had these power strips (link...

Diana,

I have had these power strips (link below) on my tanks for 10 years. Each outlet has its own individual switch. So, if you want to turn off only one device, and leave everything else on,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,705
Posted By Mark13
HOB filter with gravel vacuum attachment: ...

HOB filter with gravel vacuum attachment:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=24111
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HOB Cannister filter (small) with available gravel vacuum attachment:
HOT Magnum ...
Forum: Fish 09-02-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Mark13
I have had Angelfish with Rasboras for 15 years. ...

I have had Angelfish with Rasboras for 15 years.
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Four of my tanks are (1) to (2) breedings pairs of 6" to 8" Angelfish with (50) to (150) Harlequin Rasbora and Espii Rasbora. Even when I have...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-02-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By Mark13
The trick is to imagine yourself naked, and...

The trick is to imagine yourself naked, and everyone is looking at you. No wait, that may be backwards.......
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That old BS advice is BS anyway.
Forum: Fish 09-02-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By Mark13
Lethargic Sterbai Cory's

I have a lot of experience with Cory's, breeding them, and just enjoying them. I suspect the high pH of 7.8, the general water quality (at home and at store), or something that was fed to them at...
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