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Forum: DIY 07-06-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 36,406
Posted By Carpet-Pond
Is cement needed on the barbs?

This looks really nice. I'm wondering if it's necessary to use PVC cement on the
hose barbs when you screw them in or if they will seal just by screwing them in without worrying about leaks?
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By Carpet-Pond
I had a similar problem with the clippard valve...

I had a similar problem with the clippard valve and Orlando with Green Leaf Aquariums came to the rescue. If he has what you need, I would highly recommend getting all your supplies from him. He...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Carpet-Pond
It sounds like something might be wrong with some...

It sounds like something might be wrong with some aspect of your drop checker.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-21-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By Carpet-Pond
I like the Hagen Mini Elite underwater filter. ...

I like the Hagen Mini Elite underwater filter. It doesn't take up much space or move much water so you can just put your filter output next to it.

It works great at smashing the bubbles. The...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-20-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,008
Posted By Carpet-Pond
more info from wikipedia

As of May 2000, 42 of the 50 largest U.S. cities have water fluoridation.[61] According to a 2002 study,[62] 67% of Americans are living in communities with fluoridated water. As of 2001, 19 states...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-20-2008, 02:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Carpet-Pond
That is nasty! Does the water there always look...

That is nasty! Does the water there always look like that? What does it smell like? I hope they plan on doing some work on the water system out there. I sure as hell wouldn't drink it.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-20-2008, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,008
Posted By Carpet-Pond
Fluoride in tap water

Hopefully this isn't too off topic.

Fluoride is added to the tap water here in Oklahoma City. Does anyone know if water conditioners that remove chlorine and such also removes the fluoride?

I...
Forum: Lighting 06-19-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Carpet-Pond
I haven't but I wish I had ordered them instead. ...

I haven't but I wish I had ordered them instead. I think it would be a more interesting color of light than the 6700k but that's me. I had even made a link to those to remind myself to buy them and...
Forum: Lighting 06-18-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Carpet-Pond
Dimming bulbs

Light is light, but if the bulb is actually getting dimmer over time, wouldn't this still be less light? I'm wondering now if some types of bulbs do this while others don't. I took an older bulb...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By Carpet-Pond
Unhappy Bummed

Thanks for the help everyone.

I got my replacement yesterday but when it arrived, the package was torn open and the only thing inside of it was the co2 tubing. I'm pretty bummed at my luck. Do...
Forum: Lighting 06-15-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Carpet-Pond
Coralife Compact Flourescent bulbs

I have a couple of Coralife 65w (2'x2) on the back of my 55 gallon. It seems that after a year or so, the lights get dim and the plants don't do so well. I end
up spending $40+$10 shipping to...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By Carpet-Pond
The needle valve is shot. Air goes straight...

The needle valve is shot. Air goes straight through it even when it's closed all the way. My pressure was set at 10psi so that didn't make a difference. It pretty much fell apart when I unscrewed...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2008, 02:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By Carpet-Pond
Where to buy Needle Valves?

I bought one of Rex's regulators last month with the clippard needle valve. When I set everything up, bubbles were flying straight through it as if I had an
air pump hooked up. I ordered a new...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By Carpet-Pond
The Ecco usually comes with shorter tubes than...

The Ecco usually comes with shorter tubes than the classic (at least in my experience). They both get the job done but I think the classic is a better filter overall. On the other hand, the Ecco...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-27-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Carpet-Pond
Ohhh.. So then I guess it's not actually a...

Ohhh.. So then I guess it's not actually a natural fractal. Thanks for pointing that out. Maybe we could try shaping the bottoms of our bottles into some other interesting designs. Haha.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-26-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Carpet-Pond
LOL... ya it's suddenly starting to look like the...

LOL... ya it's suddenly starting to look like the virgin Mary.:)
Forum: Tank Journals 05-26-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,430
Posted By Carpet-Pond
This is a very cool looking rock. I think it may...

This is a very cool looking rock. I think it may be petrified wood. Do you know?:thumbsup:
Forum: Tank Journals 05-26-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Carpet-Pond
DIY Co2 bottle fractal

Check out the fractal that formed at the surface of my 2 liter co2 bottle overnight. Nature does some pretty cool things. Has anyone else noticed similar patterns on yours?
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,989
Posted By Carpet-Pond
I like Spypet's idea for calculating a figure on...

I like Spypet's idea for calculating a figure on how much you will spend setting up a new tank. It gets really easy to get carried away in this hobby.

The most important calculation for me,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-28-2005, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,556
Posted By Carpet-Pond
My aquarium usually has a potent algae smell...

My aquarium usually has a potent algae smell too.. but luckily not recently.
Isn't there an aquarium plant that has a minty smell?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-27-2005, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By Carpet-Pond
If you were adding ammonia, it was being...

If you were adding ammonia, it was being converted into Nitrites. That should be the reason why they were so high.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-26-2005, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By Carpet-Pond
Very nice photo.. beautiful shrimp on a beautiful...

Very nice photo.. beautiful shrimp on a beautiful plant.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2005, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Carpet-Pond
Here's the link to Craig's ferts sticky. =)...

Here's the link to Craig's ferts sticky. =) http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=21944
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-23-2005, 11:28 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 158,537
Posted By Carpet-Pond
What a perfect sticky! Maybe after everyone who...

What a perfect sticky! Maybe after everyone who hasn't tried this regimen starts to, we can share results and compare how it works for those who use higher or lower co2 and lighting and how it can...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Carpet-Pond
Boron is a component of a lot of trace...

Boron is a component of a lot of trace fertilizers for aquarium plants so I don't know why they said it's horrible for them. This is just a guess but, if the fertilizer was meant for a pond, it...
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