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Forum: Algae   10-06-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By m189
I think you might be right about the Blue green...

I think you might be right about the Blue green algae, as the tank does have a tiny bit of that swampy smell, but it does not seem to be any more than normal. It also coats the top of the leaves of...
Forum: Algae   10-01-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By m189
Permanent Pearling.....Really Cool

______Algae has basically solidified hundreds of pearling air bubbles to the edges of the leaves for several days now.___________________It looks like regular pearling where the bubbles are about to...
Forum: DIY   07-20-2009, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,847
Posted By m189
Might be able them cheaper directly from the...

Might be able them cheaper directly from the manufacturer ...Laing Inc which actually makes the pumps for home and commercials plumbing systems.

http://www.lainginc.com/pages/industrial.htm
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Forum: DIY   07-19-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,847
Posted By m189
or....even cheaper....an equivalent Quiet One...

or....even cheaper....an equivalent Quiet One 1200 pump for only $21

-M189-
Forum: DIY   07-19-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,847
Posted By m189
Yea...especially when you add a $15 to $30 AC to...

Yea...especially when you add a $15 to $30 AC to DC power supply...the price definitely does come in at the high end....not too bad though.

I did find some applicable waterproof AC to DC power...
Forum: DIY   07-19-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,847
Posted By m189
CPU Cooling Pumps Look Pretty Sweet

I happened to stumble upon these pumps for CPU cooling. And they look pretty sweet for a DIY filter/flow setup. They all have huge head heights, so you'll probably get a higher flow rate in actual...
Forum: Plants   07-16-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,839
Posted By m189
uh oh, doesn't look good, one of the floating...

uh oh, doesn't look good, one of the floating anubias rotted away. I'm hoping the other one holds on....I cut off the leaf stems above the rot and tossed them in to float around in the tank. I'll...
Forum: Plants   07-13-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,839
Posted By m189
Weird Anubias Rot

So....being reletively new to planted tanks, I made sure to read all about the appropriate plants for a low tech tank.
For anubias, all sources said to just make sure to not bury the rhizome....
Forum: Fish   07-06-2009, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By m189
Where to get GOOD Paradise Fish?

Just curious, but I see some people have amazingly colored paradise fish. Mine just does not compare (and I'm sure he's a boy). I know they are very common, but where do the good ones come from. ...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-02-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,491
Posted By m189
Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll hold...

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll hold off for now with adding any snails. I figure that when in doubt, the choice with less bioload is the better answer

....then again, I also remember...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-30-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By m189
could add C.wendtii, marimo ball, and water...

could add C.wendtii, marimo ball, and water sprite to that list
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-30-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,491
Posted By m189
Snail Bioload in 5 Gallon?

I have a small, low tech, filterless, heavily planted 5 gallon tank and I would like to know if I should add some snails (MTS for substrate, and/or ramshorns for algae + scavenging...or even some...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-30-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,562
Posted By m189
Overstocked???

I can't help but keep thinking your tank is overstocked. I have a very similar heavily planted low light tank with one female betta and 3 tiny glowlight tetras and I felt I was pushing it. I always...
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