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Forum: DIY 01-31-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2,313
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Posted By Chrome
try chaining to needle valves together, you might...

try chaining to needle valves together, you might be able to get better control that way. first valve slows it down a little, second valve gives more precise control. Not sure if it works that way,...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-31-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By Chrome
Mostly they check for cracks, or damage that...

Mostly they check for cracks, or damage that could cause a rupture of the tank. Just had a propane tank for a forklift certified, $15 at a propane place (they made us sand it down and repaint it,...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-31-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,475
Posted By Chrome
When you get Tomato blooms, just make sure you...

When you get Tomato blooms, just make sure you shake the heck out of the plant. That is all that is needed to get good pollination. They use a "tomato shaker" in all the green houses down here in...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-11-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Chrome
Thanks, I won't be making any decisions any time...

Thanks, I won't be making any decisions any time soon.
I have been contemplating a career change lately, so the tank may have to come down soon anyhow. The new job, if I decide to do it will take...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-10-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Chrome
Well, major set back today. I had a problem with...

Well, major set back today. I had a problem with the solenoid on my co2 setup about a month back. It would stick in the on position. I took it all apart, cleaned it up, tested it out and everything...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-04-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,476
Posted By Chrome
I use a sump. But, it was an old reef tank,...

I use a sump. But, it was an old reef tank, predrilled, had the pump, sump, and everything I need to go with it.
I would think the cost of adding a sump to a tank that is not predrilled, would not...
Forum: Plants 04-27-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Chrome
try this link <here...

try this link <here (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fertilizers-water-parameters/21944-_dosing-regimes_.html)>

Not sure if it's Tom Barr's method or someone else came up with it and Tom just...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By Chrome
ROFL, I have the same thing here. walk in and...

ROFL, I have the same thing here. walk in and their like "party time" I say nope, it's for my aquarium. and they just give me this blank stare. Last time I went I had pictures on my phone. Now they...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Chrome
IF you are going to keep the sump, make sure that...

IF you are going to keep the sump, make sure that your drain and return pipes come up almost to the top of tank. If not when the power goes out, the entire tank will drain down to the level of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-25-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Chrome
How do you turn of DIY co2 with out the bottle...

How do you turn of DIY co2 with out the bottle exploding? I had mine through a airvalve and accidentally closed the valve once, less then 4 hours later the bottle felt like it was about to explode....
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Chrome
that's what I was thinking, a leak somewhere...

that's what I was thinking, a leak somewhere allowing tank water to replace the water. Is the level solution level staying the same? how long does it take to change to green, and then to clear?
Forum: Fish 04-24-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,196
Posted By Chrome
Lake Trafford here in Florida, if you walk the...

Lake Trafford here in Florida, if you walk the shoreline, you can see thousands of plecos in just 100 yards. Size range from 1" to 14". It blew my mind the first time I saw it. Through a line out...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-23-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,347
Posted By Chrome
Just a thought, are you sure the shrimp are dying...

Just a thought, are you sure the shrimp are dying and not just molting and going into hiding? I know the first time I saw a shrimp molt, I though for sure I had a dead one.
How long ago was the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-22-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 862
Posted By Chrome
You could always talk your parents into setting...

You could always talk your parents into setting up a paypal account. Then just use their account (with their permission of course.)
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Chrome
I think it would make a nice nano reef. I see...

I think it would make a nice nano reef.
I see very few nano planted tanks that look good to me, (just my opinion). They either look too sparse, or too crowded.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-21-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,347
Posted By Chrome
1. Trolling -Slang dictionary definition ...

1. Trolling -Slang dictionary definition

Trolling is trying to get a rise out of someone. Forcing them to respond to you, either through wise-crackery, posting incorrect information, asking...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,375
Posted By Chrome
A small hole below the water line. If you have...

A small hole below the water line. If you have leak, the hole allows air to enter and thus breaks the siphon. You take the risk of burning up your pump if you have a leak or don't pay attention to...
Forum: DIY 04-20-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By Chrome
How is the water moved from the top tier to the...

How is the water moved from the top tier to the bottom tier. Bulkheads? If you can find a way to create a complete siphon, it will completely eliminate the bubbles. Research "Bean animal" and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-20-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By Chrome
My first day on the job as manager of the...

My first day on the job as manager of the aquatics department at pet store. I was doing water changes, ran out of dechlor, went to the closet to get another. I found a bottle in there and used it for...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,375
Posted By Chrome
Yes I use a small piece of tape, or some other...

Yes
I use a small piece of tape, or some other object that fits the hole to seal it. once its up and running, remove the seal.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-20-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Chrome
+1 to the above. Keep it professional, short,...

+1 to the above. Keep it professional, short, and to the point. However, if you have a contract with your current employer, make sure there is not a "no-compete policy". Leaving for a competitor...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-19-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By Chrome
40 pellets in a 150, and you managed to bury some...

40 pellets in a 150, and you managed to bury some of them, I wouldn't be overly concerned.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-19-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chrome
lol, you can never have too many, you just have...

lol, you can never have too many, you just have to buy a bigger house sometimes.:hihi:
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Chrome
I don't think he is saying either, just stating...

I don't think he is saying either, just stating how hard it is to explain something to someone over the phone, if they have never dealt with it before.

As far as what to use, the atomic is nice,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-19-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By Chrome
In a 55 you could easily get away with 3-4 dozen....

In a 55 you could easily get away with 3-4 dozen. Cardinals are small and have sleek profile. Ever studied a picture of 1 of Amano's tanks, there are way more fish in them then you think.

Had a...
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