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Forum: Equipment   01-15-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,428
Posted By tankster
I think we're missing something here. Why are...

I think we're missing something here. Why are you doing a weekly 50% WC?
Forum: Equipment   01-14-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By tankster
Neither wiring sequence should present a problem....

Neither wiring sequence should present a problem. However, I recently purchased that model of GFCI plug from Home Depot and my fluorecent lighting continually tripped the GFCI. This one...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-14-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
  Dog Fur
Views: 467
Posted By tankster
Get your dog her own bowl.

Get your dog her own bowl.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-14-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,692
Posted By tankster
Never open email attachments sent from anyone...

Never open email attachments sent from anyone other than a friend. (If you are suspicious of an email sent by a friend, call and confirm, since there have been situations where viruses have taken...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-14-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,840
Posted By tankster
Or, you can buy wife insurance.

Or, you can buy wife insurance.
Forum: Aquascaping   01-14-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By tankster
Beautiful as is. No need to change.

Beautiful as is. No need to change.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-13-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,420
Posted By tankster
Hanky Tanky

Hanky Tanky
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-13-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,840
Posted By tankster
Get one now! Encourage your friends to do the...

Get one now! Encourage your friends to do the same.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-13-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,840
Posted By tankster
Was the power strip plugged into a GFCI?

Was the power strip plugged into a GFCI?
Forum: Algae   01-13-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By tankster
Looks like you have facial hair algae.

Looks like you have facial hair algae.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-13-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,710
Posted By tankster
Question What is the best regional/national chain to buy...

What is the best regional/national chain to buy :fish1:?
Forum: Lighting   01-11-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By tankster
This...

This (http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS/ctl3684/cp57011/si1379084/cl0/coralifefwt5aqualightdoublestriplight24) should be appropriate for a low tech tank.
Forum: Lighting   01-11-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,224
Posted By tankster
Unfortunately, LED technology has not evolved to...

Unfortunately, LED technology has not evolved to the point where they produce enough light intensity for a planted aquarium (at nearly a reasonable price). Your best (and least expensive) options...
Forum: Lighting   01-11-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 13
  New T5
Views: 1,351
Posted By tankster
Laura, I find that very interesting. I wonder if...

Laura, I find that very interesting. I wonder if anyone has such experience.
Forum: Lighting   01-10-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
  New T5
Views: 1,351
Posted By tankster
Matty, First, your fixture is considered HO...

Matty,

First, your fixture is considered HO (high output), while the fixture discussed on the other thread refers to a NO (normal output) light. You are getting 33% more light intensity. Follow...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-08-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,710
Posted By tankster
Crossbow, that is correct. I forgot about the...

Crossbow, that is correct. I forgot about the calendar. Thanks for reminding me.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-08-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By tankster
Wow! A 20lb bag of eco-complete delivered to my...

Wow! A 20lb bag of eco-complete delivered to my home. All for $24.98.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-08-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,710
Posted By tankster
I've ordered from them 3x in the past month, each...

I've ordered from them 3x in the past month, each order a big one. But who cares with the cheap shipping?! Combined with the sales, discount codes, and the comfort of purchasing in my recliner,...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-08-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,840
Posted By tankster
Exclamation It surprises me that many aquarium owners do not...

It surprises me that many aquarium owners do not have/use a GFCI. A GFCI plug/receptacle is a MUST:icon_excl:icon_excl:icon_excl

Electricity travels earthward (think lightning). A GFCI will...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-07-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 788
Posted By tankster
Hey, Guy. Thanks for the code. Filled up on...

Hey, Guy. Thanks for the code. Filled up on supplies. Between their sale prices, the discount code, and cheap shipping, this is the perfect time to do your holiday (ha ha) shopping!
Forum: Lighting   01-07-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,149
Posted By tankster
smp, thanks for the helpful advice. As you've...

smp, thanks for the helpful advice. As you've pointed out, it's actually quite simple. Will do. Thanks, again!
Forum: Lighting   01-07-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,149
Posted By tankster
When I got home, I plugged the light fixture into...

When I got home, I plugged the light fixture into the GFCI receptacles in the kitchen and bathroom and, voila, it worked in both places.

As recommended, I can replace the standard wall receptacle...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-06-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By tankster
elihanover, you're handy at DIY. Perhaps you can...

elihanover, you're handy at DIY. Perhaps you can share some ideas.
Forum: Lighting   01-06-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,149
Posted By tankster
Thank you, smp. I will test it tonight. I've...

Thank you, smp. I will test it tonight. I've searched the internet and have found many other (non-aquarium related) references to this problem. I can't be the only one with an aquarium who has...
Forum: Lighting   01-06-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,149
Posted By tankster
Thank you, smp. Already familiar with difference...

Thank you, smp. Already familiar with difference between GFCI and surge protection from my juvy days. The fixture is a Coralife Aqualight 2x21 watt T5NO. No mention of built-in GFCI.
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