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Old 09-06-2012, 11:23 PM   #1966
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I need another tank like i need a second butthole...lol what i do need is a canister though. Got any separate that you wanna unload?
I had originally considered buying that whole setup, but like Bill...I have no room or time for yet another whole tank...I already have tanks waiting to be set up.

But....I'd be down to buy the light fixture if Bill buy's the canister. I understand piecing stuff apart sucks, but maybe someone local just wants the tank, heater, and breeder box
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:10 PM   #1967
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Yep...it has the stand pipe to allow the air out
I sill think you could be getting air bound. There's nothing to stop that from happening in the bends before the stand pipe. That's where i would drill bleed holes.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:29 PM   #1968
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i wish parx has an aquarium like this

13,000 gallon fish tank bursts at casino

A Florida casino was forced to close two floors of gambling areas when a second-floor fish tank burst and leaked 13,000 gallons of water into the facility.

Tim Ritvo, president and general manager of the Gulfstream Racing and Casino Park, said two floors of gambling facilities at the Hallandale Beach casino will be closed for at least a few days while crews work to clean up from Sunday‘s saltwater tropical fish tank spill, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Monday.

Ritvo said a hazmat team visited the facility Sunday to ensure there were no health hazards from the burst tank.

The building’s restaurant and stores will remain open during the cleanup efforts, Ritvo said.

“We are currently assessing the damage and working on reopening the casinos,” said Mike Couch, gulfstream‘s director of gaming said. “Our staff worked quickly to rescue all the fish and limit the damage. We will communicate the reopening of our casino to our guests as soon as possible.” (UPI)
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:52 PM   #1969
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Wow, 13,000 gallons, regardless of whether it is salt water or not, that has to be one impressive tank!
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:20 PM   #1970
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theres a youtube video of it happening. The water emptied out in minutes. A couple people didn't even get up from the slot machines - LOL
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:58 PM   #1971
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i was going to sell 10 tiger for $20
i met a guy , he said its not tigers
as Bill showed me pics, i guess its tibee then...
those are what i bred - some got green or blue color lightly



and this is a picture i took dec.2011 when i just bought tiger shrimps from rachel
they look same
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:42 PM   #1972
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did he buy them or not? i don t know but isnt 10 for $20 still a pretty good price for either?
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:49 PM   #1973
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I'm pretty excited...finally got my sump working good. I just used some of that white plastic knitting mesh to wrap around the overflow pipes instead of fine mesh. The holes in the plastic mesh are big enough to let newborn fry through, but after watching it run for about 30 minutes I saw that the fry that got close enough to the pipe were able to swim away without being sucked in. Hell...if they get sucked in I'm not too worried about it, I'll just have to scoop out any newborns I see and stick em in a breeder box.

Now that I finally have that done with I can start putting media into the sump and have it run constantly.
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Jimmy...in 2 days I'm doing the last treatment on all the guppies. They're all looking super healthy right now, just wanna make sure I kill any eggs that hatched. When do you wanna grab some?
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Anyone have a 55g stand and/or a 4' t5ho? I got my mom back into aquariums (and now plants), and i'm getting her an upgrade for her b-day. I'll pick up a new tank since the $1 a gallon thing is going on now.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:06 PM   #1976
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i was going to sell 10 tiger for $20
i met a guy , he said its not tigers
as Bill showed me pics, i guess its tibee then...
those are what i bred - some got green or blue color lightly



and this is a picture i took dec.2011 when i just bought tiger shrimps from rachel
they look same
I'll take 10 for $20 jimmy. I can have so much fun breeding tibees
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:11 PM   #1977
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Thanks Steve but i moved out and i can't start guppies yet

Bill one day i will visit u with those shrimps

and i also selling 1/2inch size crs 10 for $20 locally

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:19 AM   #1978
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Thanks Steve but i moved out and i can't start guppies yet

Bill one day i will visit u with those shrimps

and i also selling 1/2inch size crs 10 for $20 locally
Just let me know Jimmy...I definitely owe you one.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:53 AM   #1979
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~Update on the sump system I'm working on~

So now that I know my overflows are working like they should, I moved on to media for the sump. I bought a couple bags of red lava from home depot and figured...easy cheap and definitely will do the job, but seeing as I like to be finicky with this type of stuff I started to explore other options I've thought about and discussed with people in the past.

Which brings me to the ultimate topic I want to talk about.....

So I started looking up poret foam once again to use in my sump chamber. Ultimately the only thing I would have to do is get 1 or 2 thick pieces and slide them right into the sump tank and be finished. They would provide excellent mechanical filtration and superb biological filtration. But then I went thinking a step further and thought...."what if I just take those 2 sheets and put them into my tanks creating a section for the overflow on one small side and the fish and output on the other. This would not only prevent any baby fish from getting sucked down the overflows, but it would allow all the fish to feed off the foam for all the microflora that baby fish generally eat. It wouldn't be as pretty, but it would definitely be functional to the extreme. Poret foam doesn't clog for months so no worries there. I could also use the foam to divide the tanks into 2 sections, one with the adult fish and one with the fry and juveniles, or males and females, or pleco's guppies, etc etc etc. So I'm thinking of definitely going that route. Poret is a bit pricey, but it's not something that needs to be replaced and if I ever wanted to get rid of my sump system they can be turned into regular Matten-hamburg filters.

Gonna grab some from swisstropicals.com, most likely going to get black foam, even though the blue is kind of appealing. I figure black is black is black and it's a filter not a decoration so yea...

So now that I've decided to do that...now I have to decide what I am going to put into the sump since I actually don't need any additional biological or mechanical. I guess I'll stick a couple high powered heaters in there and then call it a day haha

Next step: Cut glass lids for the two 40 breeders and the sump to prevent as much evaporation as possible.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:16 PM   #1980
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If you want lots of surface area for bio, go with scouring pads for the sump. They are cheap compared to Poret. Poret are great and I use them inside my tank as a divider hiding the equipments and keeping debris out of my filter. The problem is that they are very expensive. Stephan @ swisstropicals is definitely the guy to see if you want to order some.
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