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Forum: Equipment Today, 03:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By PlantedRich
I go with the ET rather than the other models...

I go with the ET rather than the other models since the plug is not something I like and the wires on the ready made (EV) are just pretty weak. Rather than worry that a slip/trip might break the...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By PlantedRich
I may be a bit spoiled but I really like the...

I may be a bit spoiled but I really like the security of soldered joints. Another option might be to add a bit of wire to each lug to tighten it up. Something like a 24-26 gauge folded and the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By PlantedRich
But a reactor doesn't automatically say you need...

But a reactor doesn't automatically say you need a canister. There are several other types Between diffuser types and Grigg's type reactors. Bubble towers that let the bubbles slowly drift up along a...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By PlantedRich
I may just be over sensitive to shipping loss....

I may just be over sensitive to shipping loss. When I look for weeks for an item and then it arrives broken, it really puts me off. I collected model RR engines at one time and they are the sort of...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By PlantedRich
This is a point where there are many levels of...

This is a point where there are many levels of equipment that do the job. Keep in mind that what you often read on the internet is a single persons personal opinion and doesn't necessarily mean that...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By PlantedRich
For new Clippard parts, I'm getting good results...

For new Clippard parts, I'm getting good results from the local distributer for them. They certainly do not stock all the hundreds of parts but they have been able to get all I wanted. since there is...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By PlantedRich
While it is still very much a guess to me, there...

While it is still very much a guess to me, there are some African cichlids which might be close to this fish if it is a young one. There are lots of fish eating predators that are never thought of...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 214
Posted By PlantedRich
I might think it is one of the million different...

I might think it is one of the million different things which we never see until the conditions are just right. Fungus, bacteria, diatom or some other name?
A small patch of sand spread over a...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 03:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By PlantedRich
In a QT, even a handful of sand spread around the...

In a QT, even a handful of sand spread around the bottom may help give them a feel for where things stop.
How about a small barracuda in drag? Maybe not enough salt??
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By PlantedRich
As another thought, it could be a case of the...

As another thought, it could be a case of the shiny bottom confusing him. I paint my bare bottom tanks black on the outside bottom to keep the fish from thinking they should swim down. It tends to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By PlantedRich
I don't know your area at all so this may not...

I don't know your area at all so this may not apply. Just a thought?
One of my first plants turned out to be an invasive. It grew really well and I was really thrilled until I started looking for...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By PlantedRich
There are lots of ways to go but I like to keep...

There are lots of ways to go but I like to keep equipment simple and stand alone items. If a nickel item fails, I don't want to throw out a whole unit that may cost big bucks. That gets me around to...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-28-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By PlantedRich
The idea of foam is one that appeals as it can...

The idea of foam is one that appeals as it can fill in and around all the little twigs and branches without breaking them. I would never try to ship somebody a piece that was still green enough to...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By PlantedRich
Since pegging the lower (working pressure) meter...

Since pegging the lower (working pressure) meter is mentioned, now might be a good time to give you a hint on saving the meter!
Any reg may have a tendancy to let high pressure through for just a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 288
Posted By PlantedRich
Sounds like you are pretty close to where I got...

Sounds like you are pretty close to where I got to before deciding against removing it. It's natural for it to settle in against something. since I have never seen a river or creek with a pretty...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By PlantedRich
I keep large and expensive fish so jumping is not...

I keep large and expensive fish so jumping is not part of my thinking. I have to control them as well as splashing. For me closed tops create too much heat and do make a lot of work. Grubby glass is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 288
Posted By PlantedRich
Anybody who uses much large wood will find it is...

Anybody who uses much large wood will find it is nearly impossible to get enough flow in all the right places to avoid the dreaded "dead spot". After fighting it for some time, I find it works just...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By PlantedRich
Can't see real well but the fitting for CO2 is...

Can't see real well but the fitting for CO2 is CGA320. Those can often be unscrewed and changed out for $5-10. There are some that are a bear to get the old fitting out but most can be done if tools...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By PlantedRich
It certainly does get more expensive as tanks are...

It certainly does get more expensive as tanks are added but then if we add more heaters without controllers, the danger also goes up. That left me with trying different ways to work around the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By PlantedRich
Think of the thread like this? If any post which...

Think of the thread like this? If any post which somebody thought was stupid was actually deleted, all we would have left is empty pages!!! There may be some who were born with all the world's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 288
Posted By PlantedRich
Fish waste becomes ammonia. If you don't object...

Fish waste becomes ammonia. If you don't object to the appearance and the filtering is adequate to control the added ammonia, I say leave it. We have a totally different outlook when dealing with...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By PlantedRich
This is a problem that none of the heaters I have...

This is a problem that none of the heaters I have used has found a way to solve. Basic problem is in the design of heaters with all the controls inside the heater tube. That makes the space small and...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By PlantedRich
Any time more filters or other motors are added...

Any time more filters or other motors are added it will add heat to the water. Constant problem when people size their heaters by the charts without figuring in the added heat that they get.
For my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By PlantedRich
Looking at the ballast may give you good info....

Looking at the ballast may give you good info. The bulb needs to match the ballast. Ballast is the box like part inside the fixture where I see a large label. This label may give the exact bulb type...
Forum: DIY 07-27-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By PlantedRich
Love those down and dirty cheap fixes!! How...

Love those down and dirty cheap fixes!!
How about a clothes pin squeezing it to cut flow?
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