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Forum: Lighting   02-11-2015, 05:02 PM
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Posted By dang
Compact Fluorescent wiring question

I have done some wiring retrofits for my compact fluorescent fixtures in the past, so I have a bit of a feel for it. Recently I had a square pin bulb burn out. I had a spare straight pin bulb of the...
Forum: Equipment   05-20-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,931
Posted By dang
I use glycerin. Cheap and available in any...

I use glycerin. Cheap and available in any pharmacy. It slows down the bubbles, so easier to count. Also doesn't evaporate as fast, and also seem to stop any back flow (even though there is a built...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-06-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By dang
These links are wonderful. Thank you. We...

These links are wonderful. Thank you.

We did go down to our pond and got some muck from the edge, and also some material from one of my aquarium's substrate. In neither did we find anything under...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-01-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By dang
This is great. Thank you both. And thanks for the...

This is great. Thank you both. And thanks for the link, Airangel. Our pond is mostly frozen now (I live in rural Vermont, so we have a pond on our land), but it is partly thawing because it is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-31-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By dang
Viewing Aquarium Critters: New Microscope for my eleven year old son.

So I have an interesting query. I bought my son a microscope as a holiday gift. Eleven years old, and what he requested... cool. So we have been looking at various wee samples from our tanks.

We...
Forum: Equipment   08-07-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By dang
Well after more cruising of the various threads,...

Well after more cruising of the various threads, and much side by side comparison online shopping of the XP2 versus the Classic 2215, I have ordered the 2215. Though it is a bit over sized for my 29...
Forum: Equipment   08-06-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By dang
Thanks for all the responses. So as ever I don't...

Thanks for all the responses. So as ever I don't know which way to go. There are so many different opinions on all the various threads which I have spent much time scouring.

And now there is this...
Forum: Equipment   08-03-2008, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By dang
The same question as ever, which canister filter?

Okay, I know this is an over discussed topic on this forum. I have been getting vicarious shopping thrills reading here about various canister filters much nicer than mine for a couple of years now....
Forum: Fish   05-20-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By dang
First, you might enjoy looking at the Apisto...

First, you might enjoy looking at the Apisto forums or one of the good books out there on Apistos. Or even joining the Apistogramma study group. Here is a link to the Apisto forum: ...
Forum: Fish   05-13-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,764
Posted By dang
False Harlequins? I know of three types of...

False Harlequins? I know of three types of Harlequin Rasboras, the true Harlequin which can have several color morhps, one rosier and one slightly less so. Some even very dark.

Then there is the...
Forum: Fish   05-11-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,078
Posted By dang
What you have here is the blue emperor tetra,...

What you have here is the blue emperor tetra, Impachthys kerri (might have the spelling wrong on the scientific name). The true emperor male has kind of a central extension in the caudal fin as you...
Forum: Fish   05-09-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By dang
Interesting to see this thread. I was under the...

Interesting to see this thread. I was under the impression too that dwarfs were not very hardy because of hormone lacing on fish farms, that they were prone to illness. So I have stayed away since a...
Forum: Fish   04-26-2008, 03:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,166
Posted By dang
Just scanned this thread and noticed there was no...

Just scanned this thread and noticed there was no mention of the third kind of Harlequin besides the usual and Espei. Maybe I missed it. Can't remember what it is now. Will post when I remember. Has...
Forum: Fish   03-09-2008, 04:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,299
Posted By dang
Let me add one that I think no one has mentioned...

Let me add one that I think no one has mentioned yet, I do love Harlequins, Espei's, Hengeli's, Cardinals, and rummynose, all of which I have.

And I have just added 10 Blue (purple) Emperor...
Forum: Lighting   01-17-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By dang
Ballast death?

Dumb question: Do ballasts die? I have a couple of pretty of 2 x 70 watt Coral Life PC ballasts (big heavy black bricks). The bulbs for one aren't working anymore. Will swap out bulbs to be sure it...
Forum: Fish   12-30-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,180
Posted By dang
loach- only had clowns, I know they get big, have...

loach- only had clowns, I know they get big, have none now, but considering, don't have much room

pleco- kept none since going heavily planted

cory- sterbai, as above, and adolfoi... had six,...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-04-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By dang
Exhibition Invite to New York area folks.

Well wouldn't ordinarily post this invite, but what the heck, there are probably a few serious art lovers (besides Lynny) and Thoreau lovers or readers of nature writers in the forum... so...

To...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-05-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By dang
We've got a Toyota truck that takes a pretty hard...

We've got a Toyota truck that takes a pretty hard beating (can you say over 40 loads of firewood this year alone?). We put in one of the heavy molded plastic liners that came from Toyota, and have...
Forum: Fish   03-05-2007, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By dang
Must admit... indeed, of course you are right......

Must admit... indeed, of course you are right... just thinking in a "drop of water on a stone" mode.
Forum: Fish   03-04-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By dang
I am sorry to hear about your babies. It always...

I am sorry to hear about your babies. It always grieves me when I lose any living pet/ friend or animal. However, I do want to add that I hope you did not literally flush them... not the proper way...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-01-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By dang
We've got to use chain saws. We burn too much to...

We've got to use chain saws. We burn too much to use pure muscle power (no double buck or other hand held saw). Thankfully a friend now helps drag down trees out of our woods with his tractor. I've...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-28-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By dang
I had to re-stack part of the wood pile...

I had to re-stack part of the wood pile yesterday. Stacked eight feet high in rows in a 16 long x 8 x 8' wood shed I built. The back row (with a partial row in front of it) which was what was left,...
Forum: Equipment   02-28-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By dang
There was a thread awhile back in the DIY section...

There was a thread awhile back in the DIY section about an amazing auto water changing system that changed a bit of water each day on multiple tanks. It used a low water sensor. I don't have time to...
Forum: DIY   02-21-2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,013
Posted By dang
And it looks beautiful too! I'd love to see more...

And it looks beautiful too! I'd love to see more pictures of the stand after finishing. Looks yellowish in the pic, just the white balance setting of the camera I suppose. I'm enjoying coveting this...
Forum: Fish   02-20-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,021
Posted By dang
Yea, I don't know about the O2 demands. I had...

Yea, I don't know about the O2 demands. I had read about it, but am not sure how CO2 infusion affects the O2 level in the tank. I wonder if the O2 is higher with all that injected CO2 being converted...
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