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Forum: Equipment 01-28-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By cbennett
thanks everyone for the advice! Part of this...

thanks everyone for the advice!
Part of this is a hubby consideration. He is not a fish person and is very afraid of 60 gallons possibly siphoning out - so fixing the XP3 (which honestly was...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,258
Posted By cbennett
ruh roh! I guess that's why I found such a deal...

ruh roh! I guess that's why I found such a deal on it...

Okay, so it's looking like Option 2 for the win unless anyone thinks the 2213 + XP1 won't be able to cut it.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By cbennett
Which canister for my 60 gallon?

so after about 4 years my XP3 developed a leak at the power cord. Here is what I'm thinking:

Option 1 - Get an Eheim 2026

Option 2 - Get an Eheim 2213 and use in tandem with the XP1 I have in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-05-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By cbennett
you vacuum clean just like any other substrate,...

you vacuum clean just like any other substrate, using a python or a regular gravel vacuum using just suction into a bucket. I have aquasoil and whenever i do a water change i lightly vacuum the...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By cbennett
I never clean mine because it never gets nasty...

I never clean mine because it never gets nasty even though I use it for draining and then filling. I do make sure to get all the water out by coiling it up with each coil raised high (so it will...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,793
Posted By cbennett
sounds like an awesome koi pond! As people have...

sounds like an awesome koi pond! As people have suggested, you can use lava rock, pot scrubbies (my fav) and a lot of koi ponders use brushes. My only caveat with the lava rock is that you want to...
Forum: Fish 08-02-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By cbennett
apistodave is great as is Jim at...

apistodave is great as is Jim at mainlycichlids.com. If you're interested in apistos (which are awesome btw), you just have to keep in mind the groups that the different species are in. You can't...
Forum: DIY 08-02-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 37,632
Posted By cbennett
1/8 teaspoon is like a big pinch - just toss it...

1/8 teaspoon is like a big pinch - just toss it in the bottle. If it's been frozen, just allow a couple hours for it to get going full strength.

baking soda is just the Arm&Hammer kind you have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-30-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By cbennett
i've had fish since i won a goldfish at a fair...

i've had fish since i won a goldfish at a fair when i was 8-ish (late 1970's). Had him, a chinese algae eater and a couple of danios in a 20 gallon (with snazzy chrome edges) with some rocks, sand,...
Forum: DIY 07-27-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 37,632
Posted By cbennett
i agree that the ratios aren't that important,...

i agree that the ratios aren't that important, it's just a rough idea. You just need enough food for the yeasties (sugar) and then buffer the water a little to help it stay alkaline longer (baking...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-27-2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By cbennett
there are two clubs in my area, in fact they use...

there are two clubs in my area, in fact they use the same meeting spot. The first which is a cichlid club, absolutely does not allow hybrids of any kind in either the bowl show or auction. The...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2007, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By cbennett
the solenoid just turns the co2 on or off...

the solenoid just turns the co2 on or off depending on whether the electrical power is on or off. So if you have a solenoid, the co2 will automatically turn off if there is a power outage, you can...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By cbennett
yep definitely get a cheap steel tank unless you...

yep definitely get a cheap steel tank unless you know for a fact that you will never swap. None of the places around me (that are open on the weekends) do fill, only swap, so be sure to check that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,390
Posted By cbennett
i have an XP3 on my 60 and ditto what Khandurian...

i have an XP3 on my 60 and ditto what Khandurian said. :proud:
Forum: DIY 07-25-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 37,632
Posted By cbennett
if you want both stable and long-lasting then you...

if you want both stable and long-lasting then you have to use Champagne yeast and not the bread yeast you find at the grocery store. Bread yeast will have a big peak very fast and then quickly die...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By cbennett
i have a JBJ all-in-one type that I got brand-new...

i have a JBJ all-in-one type that I got brand-new on eBay for ~$70. I love it, it's extremely easy to use. I like I don't have to worry about operating pressure, just connect it to the co2 and then...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By cbennett
it would cost you about the same amount of money...

it would cost you about the same amount of money for a traditional regulator and co2 canister as the little paintball thing, but the traditional type will last you *much* longer and cost you less to...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,715
Posted By cbennett
I like your tank, I know how hard it is to design...

I like your tank, I know how hard it is to design an aquascape and imagine how it will be when everything grows in. Great start. I think the tank might look a little better if you didn't have the...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By cbennett
get a xp2, great filter for a great price for...

get a xp2, great filter for a great price for that size tank. it will come with all the media except ceramic noodles, and it will come with a plethora of accesories so you can customize how you want...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By cbennett
i would get the XP2, you need more circulation...

i would get the XP2, you need more circulation than you think on planted tanks. I like the durable construction of the rena's and they are very quiet although maybe not as silent as the Eheims. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By cbennett
proly the nitrate is from your tap, the type of...

proly the nitrate is from your tap, the type of plants you have aren't the super-great nutrient eating type like watersprite or hygrophila. Also, the non-aquatics are just going to rot in there...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-21-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By cbennett
argh. i can't get past 21.7 seconds!

argh. i can't get past 21.7 seconds!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-21-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By cbennett
3.25 wpg over 60 gallon 2.66 wpg over 12 gallon

3.25 wpg over 60 gallon
2.66 wpg over 12 gallon
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,335
Posted By cbennett
my tanks run about that temperature in the summer...

my tanks run about that temperature in the summer so is not too bad. But remember that the hotter the water, the less oxygen the water can hold. So it is very good you have the extra air bubbles...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By cbennett
seems pretty expensive to me. I got my regulator...

seems pretty expensive to me. I got my regulator plus canister for ~$140 total and this is $125 plus 19.99 for a cartridge which you have to replace. I can refill my canister for $13 and it lasts a...
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