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Forum: Tank Journals   12-20-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,706
Posted By Dan Knowlton
On an older tank (about 10 years now) I was down...

On an older tank (about 10 years now) I was down to 1 black neon and he disappeared. Since we have cats that like to fish, I though he was gone.

Two months later he reappeared! No clue where...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-06-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,048
Posted By Dan Knowlton
The store is Aquatic Warehouse in San Diego. ...

The store is Aquatic Warehouse in San Diego. Nice place, I get in lots of trouble with my wife there!

Dan K
Forum: Equipment   08-14-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By Dan Knowlton
I have a 125 gallon tank and use a 900 gallon per...

I have a 125 gallon tank and use a 900 gallon per hour Danner pump into a 3/4 inch garden hose to remove water. I then connect to a faucet to fill. Works well for me.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Dan Knowlton
Mine don't have much choice! They killed off all...

Mine don't have much choice! They killed off all of the MTS in the tank and my MTS "feeders" are not ready yet.

Dan K.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-18-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,904
Posted By Dan Knowlton
I got a syringe and then added some airline...

I got a syringe and then added some airline tubing to the end. I can place the Excel exactly where I want it with that setup.

Dan K.
Forum: DIY   11-24-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,847
Posted By Dan Knowlton
I really like the look of an open tank top...but...

I really like the look of an open tank top...but my cats like to fish!

Dan K.
Forum: DIY   11-24-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,712
Posted By Dan Knowlton
Nope, missed that - thanks. Dan K.

Nope, missed that - thanks.


Dan K.
Forum: DIY   11-23-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,712
Posted By Dan Knowlton
Source for open-cell foam

Has anyone tried this source?

http://www.foambymail.com/SFF-/speaker-filter-foam-30-ppi.html

Dan K.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-19-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 27,333
Posted By Dan Knowlton
And I hear your wife in the background saying "I...

And I hear your wife in the background saying "I know EXACTLY how many hours and I am NOT happy!" :biggrin:

Dan K.
Forum: Lighting   04-13-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,207
Posted By Dan Knowlton
Finnex Ray II on my 40 breeder. Definitely need...

Finnex Ray II on my 40 breeder. Definitely need to keep the CO2 going and I'm still tweaking the photoperiod.

Dan K.
Forum: Equipment   02-25-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,083
Posted By Dan Knowlton
For me - Three tanks - three Eheims. And...

For me -

Three tanks - three Eheims. And the Fluval is sitting out in the garage gathering dust - just too many problems with the seals.

Dan K.
Forum: Equipment   01-25-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,913
Posted By Dan Knowlton
Still in business, apparently - ...

Still in business, apparently -
http://www.diatomfilter.com/

Dan K.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   12-23-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,578
Posted By Dan Knowlton
just a comment - when I was running a nursery we...

just a comment - when I was running a nursery we would make cheap foam supports by taking styrofoam and dipping it in brown latex paint and then would roll the wet styrofoam in long fiber sphagnum...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-21-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By Dan Knowlton
I must be feeding my assassin snails well as I am...

I must be feeding my assassin snails well as I am seeing quite a few "baby" assassin snails in my tank.

Dan K.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-10-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Dan Knowlton
I have had the Danner for 6 years and it is still...

I have had the Danner for 6 years and it is still pretty quiet. It is in a 125 in the living room about 6 feet from my chair - if I concentrate I can hear it but not loudly, even when I was...
Forum: DIY   09-04-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 26,107
Posted By Dan Knowlton
Maybe a neutral density filter would help. ...

Maybe a neutral density filter would help.

Dan K.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-25-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,002
Posted By Dan Knowlton
If you have city water, they are required to...

If you have city water, they are required to publish a water quality report. The average gh in my area is 14.8, so I used that to calculate the "dilution" with RO water to get 3gh. Obviously, it was...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-07-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By Dan Knowlton
I have a 125 and am using a needle wheel pump...

I have a 125 and am using a needle wheel pump (Mag 9.5) with a venturi to chop up the bubbles - comes out as a mist and I get 9 months on a 20lb CO2 tank.

Dan K.
Forum: Photography   02-11-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 34,081
Posted By Dan Knowlton
Well, you can add me - Nikon D90. No decent fish...

Well, you can add me - Nikon D90. No decent fish pics yet, though.

Dan K.
Forum: Equipment   12-17-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By Dan Knowlton
I like using a 10PPI block of foam as a prefilter...

I like using a 10PPI block of foam as a prefilter for my Eheims - and the shrimp LOVE it.

Dan K.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-17-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By Dan Knowlton
I have the next bigger Ecco filter and it is...

I have the next bigger Ecco filter and it is almost silent. In the dead of night I can hear a tiny bit of noise if I am very near to the filter but FAR less than I get when my wife snores! :proud: ...
Forum: Aquascaping   12-17-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By Dan Knowlton
in the collective wisdom of the Planted Tank -...

in the collective wisdom of the Planted Tank - you just need a bigger tank!

:icon_mrgr

Dan K.
Forum: Equipment   12-07-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,128
Posted By Dan Knowlton
I'm using a foam block that I just cut by jabbing...

I'm using a foam block that I just cut by jabbing a filet knife in an x in the middle. It started out white but is now more of a tan color and the shrimp really like hanging out there!

Dan K.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-04-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Dan Knowlton
We have a new kitten and she was on top of the...

We have a new kitten and she was on top of the light fixture trying to grab a couple of leaves that were floating after a trim - I don't think she ever figured out why her paws were wet!

If she...
Forum: Equipment   11-10-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By Dan Knowlton
I got one of these with a bubble counter a few...

I got one of these with a bubble counter a few years back - no problems at all with it. Holds the bubble rate very well and no end of tank dump!

http://sumoregulator.com/PremierLine.html

Dan K.
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