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Forum: Fish 08-30-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,129
Posted By jeff@zina.com
Cucumber tends to foul the water more than...

Cucumber tends to foul the water more than zucchini. Ken's Fish has a number of products, I feed sinking catfish pellets, spirulina pellets, earthworm sticks and fresh veggies, randomly through the...
Forum: DIY 07-30-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By jeff@zina.com
Termites don't eat the outside of wood, they eat...

Termites don't eat the outside of wood, they eat from the inside. They need to stay moist and, when exposed to air, dry out quickly. Also, termites don't look like ants. At all. The swarmers,...
Forum: DIY 07-29-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By jeff@zina.com
Termites, eating away full time, would take until...

Termites, eating away full time, would take until about your Junior year in college to do enough damage to weaken the stand. And single termites don't infest the wood anyway, when you move it inside...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-15-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,859
Posted By jeff@zina.com
This is dead on. The problem with a UG filter is...

This is dead on. The problem with a UG filter is not the mulm, it's actually beneficial. The problem is anaerobic dead spots that are poisonous. If left undisturbed, these are actually very little...
Forum: DIY 07-13-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By jeff@zina.com
Most tanks over 10 gallon are tempered. Jeff

Most tanks over 10 gallon are tempered.

Jeff
Forum: DIY 05-10-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,903
Posted By jeff@zina.com
Fans. A small fan blowing across the water...

Fans. A small fan blowing across the water surface can drop the temperature quite a bit, even more if you use a spray bar for the return. It does increase evaporation, which is why it works, but...
Forum: DIY 03-09-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,960
Posted By jeff@zina.com
Yes. Silicone aquarium sealer. GE...

Yes.



Silicone aquarium sealer. GE Silicone I Door and Window sealer from the hardware store works fine.

Depending on the glass, the shelves may not be your best choice. If they are...
Forum: DIY 03-09-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,990
Posted By jeff@zina.com
Kind of overkill for an hour drive, what's wrong...

Kind of overkill for an hour drive, what's wrong with a bag?

Jeff
Forum: Lighting 12-21-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,539
Posted By jeff@zina.com
The difference between T5, T8 and T12 is the...

The difference between T5, T8 and T12 is the diameter of the tube and the resulting lower wattage for the same light output. No matter what nthe source or how efficient it is, it's the light...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-03-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,854
Posted By jeff@zina.com
You and everyone else. :) It all traces to...

You and everyone else. :)

It all traces to a single article that appeared on the news wires, about a single counter top in a home that showed high levels of radon gas. Turned out that piece of...
Forum: DIY 05-29-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,850
Posted By jeff@zina.com
Sounds a bit silly, but let us know how it works...

Sounds a bit silly, but let us know how it works out. With pictures of course. :proud:

Jeff
Forum: Fish 05-18-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,670
Posted By jeff@zina.com
There are three corydoras that fall in the same...

There are three corydoras that fall in the same size as Pygmy Cories. c, pygmaeus, c. hasbrosus and c. hastatus. The fish you have is not a corydoras species, but is a pretty catfish anyway. If I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-02-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,953
Posted By jeff@zina.com
The number one thing you need to work in a LFS? ...

The number one thing you need to work in a LFS? Simple. Love what you do.

Jeff
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By jeff@zina.com
Also, how old are the plants and how long have...

Also, how old are the plants and how long have they been in the tank? Are all leaves this way or only old/new leaves?

Jeff
Forum: Fish 04-23-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By jeff@zina.com
The basic size issue comes down to this: Big...

The basic size issue comes down to this:

Big fish eat little fish :icon_eek:

Jeff
Forum: Substrate 04-21-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,576
Posted By jeff@zina.com
I mixed mine with black Fluorite and frankly, I...

I mixed mine with black Fluorite and frankly, I prefer the Fluorite look. :)

I also like black, but it depends on the tank and what you're doing. For some reason Discus hate dark color...
Forum: Substrate 04-21-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By jeff@zina.com
I mixed Laterite and ColorQuartz about 1/2 to 3/4...

I mixed Laterite and ColorQuartz about 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep in the bottom of my tank and covered with about 2-3 inches of ColorQuartz. Plant Tabs were used as needed and plants placed into the...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,556
Posted By jeff@zina.com
Locally you can't easily get a cylinder filled,...

Locally you can't easily get a cylinder filled, only as a trade. For the pricing, it makes sense to get the cylinder directly from the gas supplier.

Jeff
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By jeff@zina.com
FWIW, I'm in the process of working on a similar...

FWIW, I'm in the process of working on a similar "deal". 55 gallon that holds water fine but the rims are trashed. New rims are about $45 with shipping, so I'm looking at repairing the existing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By jeff@zina.com
Stick finger in gravel a half inch deep. Slide...

Stick finger in gravel a half inch deep. Slide it to the side about an inch, creating a trench. Lay the bottom inch of the plant stem in this trench and push the gravel back over it. Two benefits,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By jeff@zina.com
Personally I think the original setup is too...

Personally I think the original setup is too centered, no "motion" to the layout. But the new layout looks off-sided to me. Maybe because I'm having trouble envisioning the space.

Jeff
Forum: Tank Journals 04-09-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 31,294
Posted By jeff@zina.com
It's a stitching grid, any craft store that...

It's a stitching grid, any craft store that caters to needlepoint or craft stitching will have it for under a buck. Comes in various sizes too. Makes a great separator for media in a sump. :)
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By jeff@zina.com
Staple gun. :icon_eek: Okay, maybe not the...

Staple gun. :icon_eek:

Okay, maybe not the best, especially in a glass tank. Part of the problem might be substrate, really loose substrate may not hold the plants. For stem plants I usually...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By jeff@zina.com
I would think the basic height maximum would be...

I would think the basic height maximum would be how far into the tank you can reach. It would be pretty difficult to deal with if you need to have a WonderClaw (http://www.wonderclaw.com/) to reach...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By jeff@zina.com
The better LFS around here will test it if you...

The better LFS around here will test it if you ask and compare it to a jar of your water. But they don't do anything special to keep their water at any prescribed levels, it just doesn't pay. And...
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