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Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 11:23 PM
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Posted By DaveK
The Eheim Jager heater would be my choice among...

The Eheim Jager heater would be my choice among the typical aquarium heaters available today. I use them on my own tanks. I yhink you'll be very happy with yours.

As for warranty, I don't worry...
Forum: Lighting   07-21-2016, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By DaveK
Another consideration is that you have white...

Another consideration is that you have white gravel. Even if you don't get algae in other places, you'll likely get it there, and it will also collect a lot of dirt, like any other bottom material....
Forum: Substrate   07-20-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By DaveK
A lot of this depends upon the substrata you plan...

A lot of this depends upon the substrata you plan to use. If your using something like ecocomplete, you can remove the fish and decorations, save the existing water, remove the old substrata and...
Forum: Equipment   07-20-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By DaveK
The sump size should be fine, but I recommend you...

The sump size should be fine, but I recommend you look into using it to your advantage. A sump is a great place to place equipment like heaters, mechanical filtration, chemical filtration and so on....
Forum: Lighting   07-19-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By DaveK
This is a case where it depends upon the kind of...

This is a case where it depends upon the kind of LED lighting your using.

A point source, such as a kessil pendant will tend to give you a lot of shimmer.

A strip light, such as a Finnex,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-19-2016, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By DaveK
I have never delt with the company either, but...

I have never delt with the company either, but keep in mind that Yelp reviews tend to be negative. People seldom write up good experiences. You also need to evaluate who said it and what is being...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-17-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 806
Posted By DaveK
Yes, you can spend a bundle on SW reef system. At...

Yes, you can spend a bundle on SW reef system. At the same time, planted systems can sometimes give a SW reef a run for the money. It all depends on how deep you want to go into the equipment.
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Forum: Equipment   07-17-2016, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By DaveK
My initial question is why would you want a...

My initial question is why would you want a refugium on a FW planted tank? In a SW reef it's used to grow macro algae or possible as an area to produce pods. In a FW planted tank, the display tank is...
Forum: Plants   07-17-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By DaveK
I would recommend getting the test kits. If you...

I would recommend getting the test kits. If you don't know where your starting from, it's tough to figure out where you want to go.

Plants like amazon swords are very heave root feeders. You...
Forum: Lighting   07-15-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By DaveK
I agree the the post made by jrygel. You want...

I agree the the post made by jrygel. You want point sources of light for the best shimmer.

However, do not base you lighting selection entirely upon that. There are other considerations. For...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-14-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 806
Posted By DaveK
This is not necessarily true. It depends on the...

This is not necessarily true. It depends on the species of coral and the conditions you keep it.

Soft corals such as colt coral or leather corals can fill a tank in a few month, especially if you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-14-2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By DaveK
If your very lazy, like I am, Eheim makes...

If your very lazy, like I am, Eheim makes Installation Set 1 (intake) and install set 2 (return) in gray and translucent gray. You can see them here (offsite link) -
Eheim Water System Installation...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-14-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 806
Posted By DaveK
That's the "hook" for SW systems. It's real easy...

That's the "hook" for SW systems. It's real easy to want something like that to the point where you just got to have that SW reef tank.

You can keep most of the SW dwarf angles with corals, or to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-12-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By DaveK
Overall I like what your planning. Best thing is...

Overall I like what your planning. Best thing is that when your done you have something that is unique. I do see some possible considerations that I'll mention.

You may not need a lot of current...
Forum: Equipment   07-12-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By DaveK
I would get at least a couple of weeks out of a...

I would get at least a couple of weeks out of a filter cartridge. Obviously this depends on what you have in the tank, and how much dirt your picking up. Since your using a pressure rated pump on...
Forum: Equipment   07-12-2016, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By DaveK
I have not used that brand of filter. I have used...

I have not used that brand of filter. I have used a similar type of filter years ago.

Over all the filter cartridge for mechanical filtration is hard to beat. They are also quick to change, and...
Forum: Equipment   07-12-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By DaveK
If your going to check out those trickle filters,...

If your going to check out those trickle filters, also check out Lifereef. You can see them here - LF2 wet-dry wet/dry trickle filter (http://www.lifereef.com/trickle.html) These are often custom...
Forum: Equipment   07-12-2016, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By DaveK
My thought on GFCI are a bit different. It is an...

My thought on GFCI are a bit different. It is an excellent thing to use around the aquarium, but it doesn't solve all potential problems with water and electricity getting together. It's quite...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-11-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By DaveK
I know your not getting the answer you want to...

I know your not getting the answer you want to hear, but set up the aquarium someplace else. With the splash and water spillage and humidity it's not going to be good for the electronics or the tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-11-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By DaveK
What you do is take them to your LFS and give the...

What you do is take them to your LFS and give the fish to them. Yes, they will end up being sold as feeder fish to someone, but that is what was going to happen to them anyway.

As you point out...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-11-2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By DaveK
I don't think you have an issue. Keep an eye on...

I don't think you have an issue. Keep an eye on them and worry only if you see the bubbles increase in number or size.

It's quite possible they were there all along and you just never noticed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-11-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 482
Posted By DaveK
You should not use Teflon tape on the outside...

You should not use Teflon tape on the outside threads where you use the nut to hold the fitting in place. You may use Teflon tape if the bulkhead is threaded on the inside and your using a threaded...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-10-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Posted By DaveK
The tank should work fine. Plenty of people have...

The tank should work fine. Plenty of people have tanks that are over 30 years old without a problem. However, you might want to reseal the inside edges for peace of mind.
Forum: Equipment   07-10-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By DaveK
The equipment looks ok, but the prices sound just...

The equipment looks ok, but the prices sound just too good to be true. I'd call first and verify price. If you buy, use a credit card, so you have some recourse if they don't deliver.

More to the...
Forum: Equipment   07-10-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By DaveK
You have all the basic items to get started. Set...

You have all the basic items to get started. Set up the tank and get some experience, and then you'll find out what else you want, and how deep you want to get involved with equipment.

I could...
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