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Old 10-02-2012, 04:15 AM   #16
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Thanks Al.

I opened up the filter and it was already full of water. Plugged it back in...made a big splash sound, but still no flow. Any other suggestions?
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:19 AM   #17
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Will try messing with the impeller. Should I be cleaning out this filter at all? it's only been 3 months.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:25 AM   #18
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Had to prime my eheim once by holding the um, canister almost upside down for a little while. 20 sec ish?
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:42 AM   #19
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Ended up taking it apart, emptying the water out and refilling it again - did the job. The filter spewed out so much debris after restarting it...however the power is back!
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:46 AM   #20
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I was a member of BAS for many years. It is an amazing club with a lot of great people and top notch events. The auctions are pretty good as well.

I keep meaning to go to a meeting, but life keeps getting in the way! I would recommend BAS to anyone... EXCELLENT reef keeping talks as well as fresh water.

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The membership sounds interesting. Is anyone here a member of the BAS? I'd be interested in joining and knowing if there are other betta people around. I think I'm going to go to this too. Thanks for the heads up
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:57 AM   #21
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@viva... air out your terrarium from time to time usually helps XD
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #22
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The membership sounds interesting. Is anyone here a member of the BAS? I'd be interested in joining and knowing if there are other betta people around. I think I'm going to go to this too. Thanks for the heads up
At last month's BAS auction there were Betta midas & Betta rubra, plus some elephant ear & mustard gas Betta splendens. I picked up a trio of Oryzias woworae for $4.00 & three CPDs for $3.00. The October & May auctions are the largest of the year, with tons of amazing fish & plants.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:20 PM   #23
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Three reasons why every New Yorker that keeps fish should join BAS:

1. EXCELLENT events and auctions with top notch speakers.
2. INCREDIBLE people that go out of their way to help. I met several very good friends at BAS, one was a major author and scientist that helped me set-up my 180 gallon reef tank, another was co-author of one of the "bibles" of reef keeping and he gave me a free behind the scene tours of the Waikiki aquarium when I went to Hawaii and there are MANY others I got to know throughout the years.
3. VERY ACTIVE club with many Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that meet monthly and very active members. I would be surprised if there were not a Betta SIG, if not, you can always speak to them and get one started! It is the oldest and largest aquarium club in the United States.

Oh, one more- it is at the New York Aquarium and they have cool events every once in a while where you get to see and do things at the aquarium.

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:22 PM   #24
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Hey Alfred, when did you join? I signed up for BAS in June but never got confirmation of membership or anything from them. Should I email them or...?


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Three reasons why every New Yorker that keeps fish should join BAS:

1. EXCELLENT events and auctions with top notch speakers.
2. INCREDIBLE people that go out of their way to help. I met several very good friends at BAS, one was a major author and scientist that helped me set-up my 180 gallon reef tank, another was co-author of one of the "bibles" of reef keeping and he gave me a free behind the scene tours of the Waikiki aquarium when I went to Hawaii and there are MANY others I got to know throughout the years.
3. VERY ACTIVE club with many Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that meet monthly and very active members. I would be surprised if there were not a Betta SIG, if not, you can always speak to them and get one started! It is the oldest and largest aquarium club in the United States.

Oh, one more- it is at the New York Aquarium and they have cool events every once in a while where you get to see and do things at the aquarium.

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:33 PM   #25
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I was a member from about 93 to about 2000. I signed up when in person. You probably should send them an email, especially if you have not received anything in the mail from them.

I keep planning to go to a meeting, but life gets in the way. One time I ended up being hospitalized, another time it fell on a week I was out of town on vacation, etc.

It is a bit of a hike though. So I suggest sign up with a friend that has a car and LOVES fish. LOL I used to go via the D train, but driving there is much better.

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Hey Alfred, when did you join? I signed up for BAS in June but never got confirmation of membership or anything from them. Should I email them or...?
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I was a member from about 93 to about 2000. I signed up when in person. You probably should send them an email, especially if you have not received anything in the mail from them.

I keep planning to go to a meeting, but life gets in the way. One time I ended up being hospitalized, another time it fell on a week I was out of town on vacation, etc.

It is a bit of a hike though. So I suggest sign up with a friend that has a car and LOVES fish. LOL I used to go via the D train, but driving there is much better.

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Thanks! I figure when they do have a meeting, I'll make a trip of it and see the NY Aquarium too.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:57 PM   #27
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The aquarium rocks, I went last Friday. Doesnt hurt to live only 3 stops from coney island. Its free friday afternoons and I love it there. I can recognize a lot of fw fish now which makes it even more exciting- they have these biotopes from the amazon, brazil, malawi, etc.
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That sounds awesome. I haven't been there since the fourth grade.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:25 PM   #29
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:47 PM   #30
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LMAO.... so AWESOME!
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