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Forum: Lighting 06-29-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By mach_six
I picked up a few extra zoomeds from Petco...

I picked up a few extra zoomeds from Petco because they were a few bucks on clearance. But they seem to die faster than other brands like Giesseman and even Coralife.
Forum: Lighting 06-29-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By mach_six
How long have you used the flood lights for and...

How long have you used the flood lights for and daily light duration?

I have a 20W from LEDWholesaler and it eventually died, one day it flickered a bit turning on and the next timer interval it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By mach_six
Time is a factor for me too. There's...

Time is a factor for me too.

There's really no comparison between reefs and planted tanks, the corals come in all colors of the rainbow.

You can always start a s/w planted tank with macro...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-01-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,691
Posted By mach_six
I am sure it's not all shrimps, I OD Excel in a...

I am sure it's not all shrimps, I OD Excel in a 55G with 20 Amanos and none died from it. Now escaping and being eating during molt is a different story.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-17-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By mach_six
I got a pack 2 weeks ago and was able to get 5...

I got a pack 2 weeks ago and was able to get 5 clusters out of them. But the leaves on them are quite as large as yours.

They're now Petsmart branded instead of Top Fin.
Forum: Fish 03-15-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By mach_six
Sounds like flakes would be the better choice to...

Sounds like flakes would be the better choice to feed. Otherwise try soaking the pellets first then feed it.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-10-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By mach_six
Here's the IRS questionnaire, based on your...

Here's the IRS questionnaire, based on your answers it'll tell you.

http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Do-You-Need-to-File-a-Federal-Income-Tax-Return%3F
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-09-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By mach_six
I believe if you don't make more than $10k...

I believe if you don't make more than $10k working for someone or company you don't need to report it.

go to irs.gov to confirm.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-01-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By mach_six
I believe USPS still gives free boxes, I use to...

I believe USPS still gives free boxes, I use to get them when I sold on ebay a lot. Unfortunately their boxes are the weirdest size. Either too small or too large for most items I sold...
Forum: Lighting 01-31-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,151
Posted By mach_six
I have this light but didn't open it, in the...

I have this light but didn't open it, in the store it was very bright.

And if you buy it at Costco, you can return it whenever really as long as you have an active membership.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By mach_six
CL is where you can get deals on acrylic tanks. ...

CL is where you can get deals on acrylic tanks. I wouldn't buy a tank you can get new from Petco $1/gallon list. Otherwise odd ball sized tanks and acrylic is the way to go for good deals.
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Forum: Substrate 12-30-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By mach_six
Flourite isn't dirty, a couple of rinses and the...

Flourite isn't dirty, a couple of rinses and the water is clear enough to see the substrate. I rinsed 2 of their large bags just pouring enough to cover the entire bottom of the bucket then repeated...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-24-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By mach_six
If you're using Priority Mail not matter what...

If you're using Priority Mail not matter what time it's not guaranteed to deliver within a certain time.
Forum: DIY 11-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,718
Posted By mach_six
I believe the rebates are provided by the local...

I believe the rebates are provided by the local utility companies and they are YMMV.
Forum: Lighting 10-31-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By mach_six
I think Coralife is the only mfg that I'm aware...

I think Coralife is the only mfg that I'm aware of that made a 30" T5HO bulb.

You're better off dumping it and go for a fixture or a ballast that support the standard size bulbs everyone else...
Forum: Lighting 10-29-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By mach_six
The heatsink on these bulbs are not really meant...

The heatsink on these bulbs are not really meant for anything bigger than 3x1W and is too inefficient for it IMO.

If you plan on running it 5+ hours I'd try to add some cooling or you may end up...
Forum: Substrate 10-21-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By mach_six
I am sure this is backwards, lime increases pH...

I am sure this is backwards, lime increases pH and will turn pools cloudy if the pH is too high. You use lime to increase pH in soils.

Nothing to do with lime itself baking soda has the same...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By mach_six
I had a pro 3 I inherited with a 90G tank, i must...

I had a pro 3 I inherited with a 90G tank, i must have used it for another 5 years afterwards and it worked great. Then it leaked which I never troubleshooted since I was tearing the down the tank...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-16-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,164
Posted By mach_six
You know what we call kids back then with beepers...

You know what we call kids back then with beepers in jr or high school? They were either a drug dealer or a punk asses.

I remember when I worked they provided skytel beepers that had text...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-16-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By mach_six
I found one last week for $60 and i thought that...

I found one last week for $60 and i thought that was a deal on clearance... I never saw any 40B stand at any of the 2 stores I go to around here.

Great find, they are a sturdy. I have one for a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-12-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By mach_six
No, if you use aluminum foil you're asking for...

No, if you use aluminum foil you're asking for it. You should at least use saran wrap to cover the entire opening then use string to seal around the bucket under the lip while poking a few holes on...
Forum: Lighting 10-07-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By mach_six
You can use shelf brackets or the ceiling with a...

You can use shelf brackets or the ceiling with a hang light kit to suspend them.

I wouldn't feel comfortable just letting it sit right over the tank with some type of light stand or bracket due to...
Forum: Other Websites 10-02-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By mach_six
Valid until midnight today.

Valid until midnight today.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-12-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By mach_six
I have no experience with CAD programs but the...

I have no experience with CAD programs but the Dell Latitude I have comes with a Nvidia NVS200 I want to say, it is meant for CAD work so the games I play like FO 3 wasn't the greatest and needed to...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-11-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,616
Posted By mach_six
Nice tank, where in NJ are you? Been trying to...

Nice tank, where in NJ are you? Been trying to find any left over 40B stands without any luck here. I thought they were phased out earlier.
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