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Forum: Fish Today, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By PlantedRich
Why would one raise angelfish and not offer to...

Why would one raise angelfish and not offer to sell the poster some?
Really not too hard to figure that one if you have tried it. I think I mentioned the difficulties of shipping angelfish and that...
Forum: Substrate Today, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By PlantedRich
I would handle this in much the same way as...

I would handle this in much the same way as shipping. The big hazards are temperature change which can lead to O2 questions and ammonia to a lesser extent. One hour is not long when compared to...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By PlantedRich
If E-bay is considered too risky, the same is...

If E-bay is considered too risky, the same is almost always available on Amazon but there is always a certain amount of risk involved when internet shopping. On new items, I feel pretty close to the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By PlantedRich
Another cool way to get a cheap sheet is by...

Another cool way to get a cheap sheet is by avoiding buying the master test kit. The single item tests come with cheat sheets on the back of the cards. Since the master kit doesn't include some of...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By PlantedRich
I like options when shopping. Bothe temperature...

I like options when shopping. Bothe temperature controllers mentioned give us options. Ranco for $50 or cheaper at $15 and do a little work to custom fit it.
User choice and I like having a choice.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By PlantedRich
I believe this site is only offering the one type...

I believe this site is only offering the one type at this time. As part of being a new service, they probably do not have a full lineup of all the different varieties.
While it would be great to...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By PlantedRich
Since filter motors are so simple, I would look...

Since filter motors are so simple, I would look first at why the current filter has slowed. If the impeller and well are clean, the only other thing to cause a loss of flow is a restriction at some...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By PlantedRich
There may also be some other factors. When you...

There may also be some other factors. When you mention Milwaukee, are you looking at a full setup for CO2? That might include a solenoid, needle valve or other parts. The regulator itself is only a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By PlantedRich
Making life simple is not really a workable...

Making life simple is not really a workable thing, in my opinion. As mentioned if there is no weight given to the fish activity, the whole becomes too close to meaningless. If one did just simple...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By PlantedRich
In quality , I would judge this to be about what...

In quality , I would judge this to be about what comes with the off-the-shelf regs. Passible but not too much precision. I note that it also says it fits 10-32, so be aware of that part. I hate to...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By PlantedRich
Yes. Most of the small digital controllers I see...

Yes. Most of the small digital controllers I see come without any wiring other than providing the probe and wire. Looking at the back of the unit in the picture you can see several slots where the...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By PlantedRich
Controllers themselves good but the included...

Controllers themselves good but the included probes are bad for our use? The probes I find are not fully water proof and after staying in the water for a few months , get wet and fail. Not a big deal...
Forum: Fish 02-26-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By PlantedRich
My water runs 7.8-8.0 and is very hard. Above the...

My water runs 7.8-8.0 and is very hard. Above the normal color on the test so I can only say more than 300PPM. This part of Texas is on top of massive limestone so the water is used to it.
I have...
Forum: Fish 02-26-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By PlantedRich
I would leave it to learn to cope. Many tanks...

I would leave it to learn to cope. Many tanks have seen single neon tetras.

But as a real fact it will grow up to be terribly tormented at school and a social outcast. This whole drama may turn...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-26-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By PlantedRich
Sun dried is good if handy but the sun is not...

Sun dried is good if handy but the sun is not required. It does make is dry quicker but just time and air will let the chlorine turn to gas and blow away. Sometimes there is a lot of fear and people...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By PlantedRich
Look to e-bay for digital temperature controller...

Look to e-bay for digital temperature controller and they come in a wide range from $12-20. This type but be very careful that what you buy fits what you want as there are numerous types which are...
Forum: Fish 02-26-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By PlantedRich
Some ground up bits of food can help to tell if...

Some ground up bits of food can help to tell if the bottom water if moving well. Truth is that I often have enough tiny bits of junk floating around my tank to tell where the dead spots might be!
Forum: Fish 02-26-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By PlantedRich
This used to be a common problem for me when I...

This used to be a common problem for me when I had small fish. I used to try throwing all the recommended meds at the fish before they died. I finally came around to just stopping with the meds and...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By PlantedRich
It might be a bad idea to choke off the flow...

It might be a bad idea to choke off the flow entirely with the needle valve. The needle valve is somewhat low grade on these but none are improved if they are closed too tightly. There is a long...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By PlantedRich
Something like this was what I was suggesting. At...

Something like this was what I was suggesting. At 500 Watt it would bring it to temp quick but would need one of the small controllers to maintain the set temp. About $15 for each would provide a...
Forum: DIY 02-25-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By PlantedRich
I don't remember ever seeing a good looking...

I don't remember ever seeing a good looking imitation tree but then I also admit that I am not an artist and would not attempt this project. If you are on the West side, I would go the easy way and...
Forum: Plants 02-25-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By PlantedRich
I was having lots of trouble with the leaves...

I was having lots of trouble with the leaves covering the whole surface but found that frequent trimming clear down as far as possible caused more leaves with no harm to the plants. I was running a...
Forum: Fish 02-25-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By PlantedRich
Very hard to say with any certainty so consider...

Very hard to say with any certainty so consider this random thoughts?
I might just make sure the water is moving enough so that all of it is going to be exposed to the air for gas exchange. Doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By PlantedRich
No experience at all from me. They are a new site...

No experience at all from me. They are a new site which is what got my attention. It has been something that I thought of doing and have promoted the idea to several people on the forum. But being a...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By PlantedRich
It is a free country and we can each have our own...

It is a free country and we can each have our own special opinion. But then it is also a free country where we can each set prices or we can ignore prices if we feel they are not right for us. The...
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