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Old 09-19-2013, 08:46 PM   #151
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money money money... if i get some spare cash i'll see if i can find one, but they're really expensive to ship here.

i think i may move the quarantine fish into the main tank today. they've been in there about a week which isn't long enough but i desperately need the space in my storage room :/
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:16 PM   #152
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How is this low tech if you have (or should have) CO2?
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:31 PM   #153
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The tank hasn't had CO2 at all in the 9 months it's been filled. No CO2, low light, and low fert dosing... it's low tech in practice, even though i have some "high tech" gear (ADA tank, custom LEDs, etc)
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:34 PM   #154
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Your regulator's been broken for that long?
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:15 PM   #155
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Yeah.... getting it fixed is on my ever growing to do list. I need to order a replacement safety valve and then find someone who has a bench vise and stuff to get the valve out... and then whatever kinda glue to put it back in place. That's best case scenario though, there's still a possibility that the regulator has some kind of internal defect or failure and I could need a whole new body...
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:01 AM   #156
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^ Hey Jaguar,

If there is a local welding shop near you, they would most likely help you out for free. Have you tired looking fleabay for a regulator? Another option is buying one of those beer making regulators and then just adding the post body kit. I think a Micromatic is around 40 - 50 bucks new.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:26 AM   #157
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I accidentally dropped one of the harlequins down the drain today. Graaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. I'm so mad at myself. I should know better than to move them near the sink... or at least to put the drain covers on... I was so happy about them all surviving quarantine, too. Idiot mistake :'(
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:53 AM   #158
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^ If you knew how many fish die during transport, you would be pretty mad at the hobby itself.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:55 AM   #159
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Not once in 2 years have I had a jumper.... until today. Not one, but TWO crusty, cat haired covered harlequin rasboras on the floor. 7 left now.

Anyways, pics I guess.... tank looks okay.



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Old 11-03-2013, 03:40 AM   #160
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Been a while. Quick pic:

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Old 11-03-2013, 04:11 AM   #161
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Looks good Jaguar, much better. How strong are your lights? Might want to lower them, the HC Cuba should be hugging the substrate.
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:08 PM   #162
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no pics of my tank, but one of my "helper"... lol

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Old 11-18-2013, 04:22 PM   #163
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A cardinal jumped today. So sad....
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:24 PM   #164
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I reduced the suicides in my tank by avoiding turning off the tank's light and the room light. The tank's light goes off a few hours before the living room lights do.

Any new pictures of the tank?
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:00 AM   #165
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So much horrible powdery crap on my AquaSoil again. I hate the stuff. I think I may tear the entire tank down and redo the substrate.
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