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Forum: Algae   09-17-2004, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By LaserJock
YankeeFanInPA: There is a certain credit...

YankeeFanInPA:

There is a certain credit card company sending out blue 'blank' cards that are great for scraping. The blue ones do not delaminate and flex just enought to be really useful. They...
Forum: Plants   09-17-2004, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,190
Posted By LaserJock
pufferfreak: Pygmy chain swords are the way...

pufferfreak:

Pygmy chain swords are the way to go as suggested by malkore. They stay shorter and bushy, and they propigate in nice compact bunches. Dwarf Sage gets tall and in my tank at least...
Forum: Fish   09-17-2004, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By LaserJock
Shay: I have a pair of rams that have...

Shay:

I have a pair of rams that have spawned twice in a comunity tank up to wigglers. I moved them to a spawing tank and will keep track of numbers and colors etc.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-14-2004, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,532
Posted By LaserJock
Silent Running: Plants and livestock for...

Silent Running:

Plants and livestock for freshwater are MUCH less expensive. The most I paid for a fish was $15 (red rainbow). For plants $8 is steep. I sell some of my prunings too.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-03-2004, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By LaserJock
Cdn_Chika: Welcome aboard. Start with a...

Cdn_Chika:

Welcome aboard. Start with a good thick substrate. Anything from sand to soil has been tried and written up on the web. For the size of you tank you may want to hunt down 'profile'...
Forum: Fish   09-03-2004, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By LaserJock
Laith: I have 4 blue rams in my 60 gal+20...

Laith:

I have 4 blue rams in my 60 gal+20 gal sump tank and they are the jewels. It took a while to get there though. Some say rams suffer from intestinal blockage which causes them to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-30-2004, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By LaserJock
smif: I am using a overflow/sump combo that...

smif:

I am using a overflow/sump combo that works great for removing surface scum, keeping the water level constant, and removing equipment from view. I have a PVC prefilter and 'P' tube so the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-20-2004, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By LaserJock
So Chlorine the atom is Cl (17 on periodic table)...

So Chlorine the atom is Cl (17 on periodic table)
Chlorine is found as a diatomic gas (Cl2)
When Chlorine gas dissolves in water it can make hypochlorus acid (HOCl) or OCl- depending on pH...
Forum: Lighting   08-18-2004, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By LaserJock
What size tank are you mounting this over and...

What size tank are you mounting this over and what plants are you trying to grow? Have you thought of high intensity LED's for the night light? I built a single blue for my planted 60 from an old...
Forum: Equipment   08-16-2004, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By LaserJock
Latex Exam gloves are thin. You might try a pair...

Latex Exam gloves are thin. You might try a pair of 'dish washing' gloves (the ugly yellow ones). The added bonus is that they have sleeves to keep you dry(er).

BTW the latex alergy thing is not...
Forum: Ponds   08-12-2004, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By LaserJock
Sparkysko: Sounds sketchy. Non-native...

Sparkysko:

Sounds sketchy. Non-native plants and fish plumbed directly to a creek just sounds like a bad idea. You don't know what is going out (or in for that matter). You might want to...
Forum: Substrate   07-27-2004, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,562
Posted By LaserJock
That is the one. Look in back under the fish...

That is the one. Look in back under the fish tanks for white bags.

Also try the fish store further up Roosevelt. PM if you would like more details.
Forum: Substrate   07-27-2004, 01:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,562
Posted By LaserJock
I get my sand in 10 lb bags from Animal Talk in...

I get my sand in 10 lb bags from Animal Talk in Seattle. I think it is recomended for lizards but it works in my tanks. Cories love it!
Forum: Substrate   07-16-2004, 02:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,705
Posted By LaserJock
I have capped fresh dry flourite with older mixed...

I have capped fresh dry flourite with older mixed substrate with great sucess. I have also heard of dry sifting to get rid of the really fine dust.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-15-2004, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By LaserJock
After the female molts she is ready to spawn. I...

After the female molts she is ready to spawn. I can always tell because EVERY male shrimp in my tank is swarming around her. It is really something to watch! No luck raising them though. The...
Forum: Ponds   06-29-2004, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,844
Posted By LaserJock
Wasserpest: The guys in my club who keep...

Wasserpest:

The guys in my club who keep Killies use kiddie pools. They are cheap, shallow, and have a lot of surface area. Good for producing LOTS of food. In fact he is keeping a good part...
Forum: Lighting   06-28-2004, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 784
Posted By LaserJock
Bonus Light Fixture

My AGA 5 1/2 gallon tank and minibow aquariums come with a bonus incandescent fixture. It is hidden under the plastic fixture cover. After drilling a new hole and removing some plastics my tank is...
Forum: Lighting   06-05-2004, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 16,374
Posted By LaserJock
I just upgraded from 2X 40W T12's to 4X 32W T8's...

I just upgraded from 2X 40W T12's to 4X 32W T8's in addition to 1X 55W PC . I love the simplified T8 wiring of the ballast (6 wires feed 4 bulbs) but am not so happy about the color (~4500 K). Our...
Forum: Fish   05-26-2004, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By LaserJock
I like Amano's picture of these rainbows in a 3X3...

I like Amano's picture of these rainbows in a 3X3 formation.

http://www.adaeurope.com/
Forum: Equipment   05-14-2004, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,930
Posted By LaserJock
Once the siphon is established I unscrew the hose...

Once the siphon is established I unscrew the hose and move it to the sink or better yet the bathtub, which is a few feet lower. Better yet you can use the fill function to purge the line of air...
Forum: DIY   03-17-2004, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By LaserJock
ZeroChalk: Looks fine. I too like the...

ZeroChalk:

Looks fine.

I too like the idea of moving all extra equipment and accessories out of sight. My first design featured a wall of sponge supported by egg-crate similar to your sketch....
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