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Forum: Fish 03-10-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By PlantedRich
Since tannins have been mentioned, I might throw...

Since tannins have been mentioned, I might throw in that I would expect them with the wood you have. Looking at the way the branches broke says the wood is not totally dry yet.
I might want to test...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By PlantedRich
My thoughts would be that you are getting better...

My thoughts would be that you are getting better diffusion. If there are still bubbles at the bubble counter, you are not out of gas. Gas is going somewhere, so the question is whether it is diffused...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By PlantedRich
You will have to make the decision on lube or...

You will have to make the decision on lube or not.
I find that two metal parts rubbing together will last longer with lube. WD-40 is good for cleaning and I never find it hurts anything but for...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,571
Posted By PlantedRich
And for priming a really, really desperate person...

And for priming a really, really desperate person who owns one of the best filters could just go with reading the directions? Just on the odd shot that the company that make a very good filter might...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By PlantedRich
I do not keep a QT tank running full time, only...

I do not keep a QT tank running full time, only have it ready as I am not adding fish at this point. But if I was expecting to add fish, I would have a small filter hanging on the existing tank so...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By PlantedRich
There are several different definitions of mag...

There are several different definitions of mag drive depending somewhat on what level of pump and who is describing it. When you get into large pumps they define it when the wet end and dry end are...
Forum: DIY 03-09-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By PlantedRich
I may need some more info. When you say light...

I may need some more info. When you say light control, do you mean a day night function to control things? Perhaps an indicator light to show when power is on?
Please pardon the questions. I just...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By PlantedRich
The thing many worry about is that it can in some...

The thing many worry about is that it can in some way "strain " the motor. But that misses the basics of mag drive motors. You can totally stop the impeller and it doesn't strain the motor. you may...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 601
Posted By PlantedRich
Just noticed this point. A way to keep them from...

Just noticed this point. A way to keep them from getting messed is to put a thin layer of wood like 1/4 inch plywood between the wrench jaws and the good stuff.
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,571
Posted By PlantedRich
I like several of the small points that are often...

I like several of the small points that are often passed over. One is the ceramic shaft which wears better than stainless steel. The motor often draws less current which not only saves me some on...
Forum: DIY 03-09-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By PlantedRich
Congrats. I thought the Individual who thought...

Congrats. I thought the Individual who thought and really worked to solve a problem might be extinct!
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 601
Posted By PlantedRich
Good to see the job progress but there are even...

Good to see the job progress but there are even better points to look over. You have now developed more grit and know that you can make real progress by forging ahead. Some would have quit too soon!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By PlantedRich
Sorry, Got a better look now and see that the...

Sorry, Got a better look now and see that the center upright is a single piece instead of the shelf as a single piece. What I had proposed was a single piece under the shelf left/right but that won't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By PlantedRich
As a side issue, how does your water run...

As a side issue, how does your water run normally? A quick look at Baltimore water and not knowing which system you are on , seems to show a high PH (7.9-8.0) but somewhat soft water. Is it possible...
Forum: Fish 03-09-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By PlantedRich
I would not call that an injury but an open sore....

I would not call that an injury but an open sore. Far from an expert on disease, though. Perhaps Diana will be along in a bit? Just wild shooting in the dark, I would say infectious disease....
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By PlantedRich
I would think that the drop checker is just a...

I would think that the drop checker is just a ballpark idea so using a bit of ballpark guesswork on the material in the drop checker might just throw in a bit more uncertainty. But since it is just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By PlantedRich
A point to keep in mind is the way the forum is...

A point to keep in mind is the way the forum is set up. It is built and run by businesses who are trying to create and maintain interest in their business. That does not mean they want to create a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By PlantedRich
I would not go that far but some of the same. At...

I would not go that far but some of the same. At the second red line, I would go for a 1X2 with the broad side to the front. Fastened with glue to the shelf and screws at each end, this will be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By PlantedRich
This is a pretty frequent question but there are...

This is a pretty frequent question but there are lots of answers. My thinking is that the tanks are filled by weight rather than pressure so if the tank weights the right amount, the pressure is...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By PlantedRich
I like to fly low priced and get as much as...

I like to fly low priced and get as much as possible out of it. I find single stage fits me fine as I avoid end of tank dump by simply refilling before the tank is flat. On a 125 pumping too fast to...
Forum: Plants 03-08-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,685
Posted By PlantedRich
I'm kind of late to this party and have no ideas...

I'm kind of late to this party and have no ideas on the name of the moss but before too many get excited about shipping, it might pay to go for a walk.

While there are hundreds of types of moss,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By PlantedRich
If it is a thin item, I would go with something...

If it is a thin item, I would go with something less tacky than contact cement. It looks like it will be a tricky item to fit into place just right so I would color the wood first so that any slight...
Forum: Fish 03-08-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By PlantedRich
Among some cichlids it is normal for the fins and...

Among some cichlids it is normal for the fins and some scales to get damaged just as a part of "courtship". When I see one of my females with some scales missing I also look carefully to see if she...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By PlantedRich
And then if you want to get really fancy? A cheap...

And then if you want to get really fancy? A cheap sheet makes a nice touch to brighten up a room. I owned property and rented to college folks for many years.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By PlantedRich
To me the load is often controlled more by how...

To me the load is often controlled more by how much I want to work rather than a number. At one point while breeding cichlids, I was "forced" into having 90 juvies growing out in a 75. These were...
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