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Forum: Aquatek of California 01-24-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,759
Posted By pedietz
I missed the sale, but I'm ordering the 3 way one...

I missed the sale, but I'm ordering the 3 way one on amazon before they run out.
Forum: Lighting 01-24-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By pedietz
I've seen those lights in pot stores... I mean...

I've seen those lights in pot stores... I mean hydroponics stores. LOL.
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,970
Posted By pedietz
I vote for using an assortment. I have a big...

I vote for using an assortment.
I have a big bowl of eheim rings, ehiem coco puffs, rena stars, fluval rings.

Replace a bunch at filter cleaning time. When the dirty bowl of media fills up,...
Forum: Lighting 01-20-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By pedietz
That makes a lot of sense! I've decided to...

That makes a lot of sense!

I've decided to buy a 3 corded T5HO setup from fleabay. That way I can have 2 tubes run 7 hours, 3 tubes for 10 hours, and kick off a moon light.

I also got the CO2...
Forum: Lighting 01-17-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By pedietz
problems growing up ;-)

I dug out an old oceanic 37 gallon cube tank that's 8 years old.

I have 2x55 CFL 6500k lights over the tank, flourite+peat bed, and DIY co2 + Excel.

Because it was a new tank, i loaded it up...
Forum: Algae 02-14-2008, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,969
Posted By pedietz
Overfeeding ?

Overfeeding ?
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By pedietz
Be sure to use co2 gaskets ! ...

Be sure to use co2 gaskets !

http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/images/CO2_gasket1.jpg
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By pedietz
did you use one of those plastic co2 tank gaskets...

did you use one of those plastic co2 tank gaskets ?

Mine did that _twice_ till I learned about the things...

My co2 refillers gave me a couple.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedietz
I'll tell you what... My tank was 100% algae...

I'll tell you what...

My tank was 100% algae a few months ago...
Especially with BGA/cyno that survived many ethromycyn treatments.
Couldnt keep cory's or new fish.

The tank was doomed !
...
Forum: Lighting 01-22-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,280
Posted By pedietz
How about this simpler idea... Instead of...

How about this simpler idea...

Instead of having one long 23 inch hinge...

Chop it into 2 small sized hinges...
Forum: Lighting 01-21-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,280
Posted By pedietz
Interesting idea, that sliding window top !

Interesting idea, that sliding window top !
Forum: Lighting 01-21-2008, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,280
Posted By pedietz
Awesome ! glasscages sells it separately for...

Awesome !

glasscages sells it separately for "Hinge is $ 2.00 per foot + shipping."
Forum: Lighting 01-21-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,280
Posted By pedietz
Clear glass hinges ??

My oceanic glass top has a thick black plastic hinge -- that happens to directly block one of my lights.

Does anyone know if someone sells a clear hinge ?
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By pedietz
9w petsmart.com uvs in stock

I got an email today saying the 9watt AA Petsmart UV sterilizers are in and shipping.

They've been out of stock since the middle of November.
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,187
Posted By pedietz
The PetSmart $29 9W UV has been on backorder for...

The PetSmart $29 9W UV has been on backorder for a couple weeks now....
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,222
Posted By pedietz
My 5# tank was $80 3 years ago... Got it at...

My 5# tank was $80 3 years ago...

Got it at a liquor store.

And speaking of 3 years, those co2 tanks are only good for that long.
They wont refill mine since its expired.

:icon_frow
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2007, 03:47 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 63,230
Posted By pedietz
Due to my inline co2 diffuser, my xp2 primes in...

Due to my inline co2 diffuser, my xp2 primes in reverse (air out the intake)...
quite a pain in the rear to get the thing working.

Usually have to unscrew the black thing on the intake and...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,886
Posted By pedietz
Green Killing Machine

I was at Pet Smart and saw this 24watt UV Sterilizer for $54.

Anyone have any comments on it ?

It's a hang-in-tank, but that's a really cheap price for a 24watts uv lamp and powerhead.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-07-2005, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By pedietz
Post Thanks guys. Seeing the crinkled leaves made me...

Thanks guys. Seeing the crinkled leaves made me think they were apons. But as we see, they are spreading via runners. apons are bulbs.

Also thanks for the criticisms.

The tank is a...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-07-2005, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By pedietz
Update. Apons and lillies propagating all over...

Update. Apons and lillies propagating all over the tank.

http://defdog99.com/fish/apon1.JPG
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-04-2005, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By pedietz
With the established tank, the only test I do is...

With the established tank, the only test I do is a pH test with a Hanna electronix tester...

Just keep the PH around 7...

easy.

None of this green, greener, greenerer, greenererer,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2005, 03:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,540
Posted By pedietz
Or the noxious smell when a fish passes away a...

Or the noxious smell when a fish passes away a few weeks before hand...

whew..
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2005, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By pedietz
I had the exact same problem on my 10 gallon...

I had the exact same problem on my 10 gallon yesterday.
Crazy black/red brush algae everywhere.

1) bought a razor blade tool and scraped the walls well.
2) threw out any leaves with the stuff on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2005, 03:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,285
Posted By pedietz
You might change your fish food... Some...

You might change your fish food...

Some off-brands are really greasy and leave scum much easier...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-14-2005, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By pedietz
shouldnt the PH be back up

I've been out of CO2 for 4 weeks...

got it filled today.

The freshwater-tank's PH is still 7.15 and the tap water is 8.45

I've changed the water since then.

Shouldnt the PH drift back...
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