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Old 02-24-2012, 09:12 PM   #31
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:17 PM   #32
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People ask all the time and it's a good idea to ask in the water flea market and you want to check your light with the new PAR meter, I was wondering about the dead Eheim as they are too good and expensive to throw out and can be fixed somehow.

I sold a 2215 that I owned and used everyday for 7 years, I had just put in a new 2217 impeller and a new gasket for the motor head and I got $35 for it but they will ask if you have a minimum but I didn't. But I used it for 4 or 5 months after I installed the new parts so I feel like it was a good deal all the way around and it will last the new owner for another 7 years.

Well too cool that your already a member and I'll see you at the meeting.
I just posted a few questions on the flea market, good advice!

It's a great filter! quiet, no leaks - the double tap unit - Eheim 7444578 - broke and I couldn't let the fish wait for a spare part to ship so I purchased a Fluval 406 from a LFS - not cheap. I won't get rid of the Eheim or let it go for nothing as I can order the part and in a week it will can be up and running. I almost don't want to sell it - but if I keep it I will be tempted to MTS... Resistance is futile

The Fluval 406, btw, is whisper smooth, easy to setup, and prime.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #33
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Update: Almost a week.

I added some cardinal tetra to make a school - The remaining 3 neons were really stressed and are now schooling with them - 10 total. I'll consider adding 5 more in a bit to make the school fill out. It's interesting to see the size difference between the mature neons and the young cardinals - The mature female neon is 2x the size of the cardinals.

I also added 2 otos to the surviving one - they like schools and algae cleaning is a must.

I added some Dwarf Baby Tears - which should really be called "Grown man crying" - what a pain in the a$$
The patch will *hopefully* fill out - currently, like the dwarf hair grass, it's hair club for men in bunches a few cm apart. We'll see which one I like better or just keep both. This is all about experimenting.



The nearly dead Red Tiger Lotus is recovering and I got 3 more tiny ones from the GWAPA meeting.





Lastly I added some Christmas moss to the driftwood. I'm gonna see how this grows. I love the way the wood looks bare, but a few patches will make it look more natural.

The Rotala H'ra is starting to get red Which means it's happy - there's enough iron, light, and CO2.



Sorry about the bad lighting but here's what it looks like 6 days later right after the additions.

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Old 02-27-2012, 01:13 PM   #34
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You tank looks nice and the Baby Tears and Dwarf Hairgrass should fill in nicely as long as there are no chiclids in your tank, they like to tug on things and re-arrange the substrate. I would think your Tiger Lotus may spring back too but I'm not quite sure if they melt like Crypts every time you move them or change anything in the tank.

It's too bad you didn't sell your filter and I think the price was fine but the whole auction was unusually small and slow, nobody was in a real spending mood and almost everything sold for $2 with only a couple exceptions. Well now that you know where to get really cheap plants and just about any variety you'll need that filter for your new tank, I think you came in too late too see Cavan's talk on the plant of the month but I think he works for the Smithsonian Institute and most of his plants are one of only a few in the country so that's why the bidding gets crazy when his plants are for sale.

Good luck with your tank and I hope to see you at the next meet.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:17 PM   #35
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I almost forgot, you might want to add a link back to your journal in your signature line, it just makes it easy for people to find you and you'll get a lot more feed back on your tank too.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:28 PM   #36
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You tank looks nice and the Baby Tears and Dwarf Hairgrass should fill in nicely as long as there are no chiclids in your tank, they like to tug on things and re-arrange the substrate. I would think your Tiger Lotus may spring back too but I'm not quite sure if they melt like Crypts every time you move them or change anything in the tank.

It's too bad you didn't sell your filter and I think the price was fine but the whole auction was unusually small and slow, nobody was in a real spending mood and almost everything sold for $2 with only a couple exceptions. Well now that you know where to get really cheap plants and just about any variety you'll need that filter for your new tank, I think you came in too late too see Cavan's talk on the plant of the month but I think he works for the Smithsonian Institute and most of his plants are one of only a few in the country so that's why the bidding gets crazy when his plants are for sale.

Good luck with your tank and I hope to see you at the next meet.
Thanks! I have had 2 bites on Craigslist. I priced it low - if it doesn't sell this week, I'll just pay $30 get the part and keep it. I saw some of the pictures that were sitting on the right hand side of the room. Really cool! I'll be back again - I have to rent a car to make it out to the burbs - It was an hour drive from DC this time, but it's great being able to talk to plant/fish people, haha.


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I almost forgot, you might want to add a link back to your journal in your signature line, it just makes it easy for people to find you and you'll get a lot more feed back on your tank too.
Just did that!
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:15 AM   #37
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Moved the pipes to one side as recommended. Dialed down the CO2 to 2bps cuz I was gassing the angels

Youtube: Only the roseate bank of lights is on

I'll decide to dial down the CO2 more if they are still timid tomorrow AM.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:22 AM   #38
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Looking good! That light fixture sure looks pricey. Oh and beautiful angels.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:36 AM   #39
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Looking good! That light fixture sure looks pricey. Oh and beautiful angels.
Haha, thanks! I asked a few "fish" friends and they recommended spending money for a good unit in the long run.

I negotiated a 10% discount when I called the retailer It wasn't super expensive and ended up being cheaper than the Coralife quad bulb at the LFS.

The digital timer and single power cord for 3 banks of lights make it easy to use.
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Looks good and I like you journal link, it makes finding you so much easier. If you want to go to the next meeting or one in the near future, make a post at GWAPA that you need a ride because with members in MD & VA you are right in the middle.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:04 AM   #41
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Looks good and I like you journal link, it makes finding you so much easier. If you want to go to the next meeting or one in the near future, make a post at GWAPA that you need a ride because with members in MD & VA you are right in the middle.
Thanks! Ditto on your tank. I'll ask - I feel bad asking people to go out of their way - I will need to buy a plant book so I can quickly look up the scientific names of the plants - I was busy on my phone trying to google them as all of you bid, haha
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:44 PM   #42
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How do you like the Fluval 406? I just purchased one, I've had a 305 for a year now and very very happy with it.


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Old 03-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #43
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How do you like the Fluval 406? I just purchased one, I've had a 305 for a year now and very very happy with it.


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Thus far it's been good. No leaks, very quiet and it primes well considering the input/exhaust lines are partially horizontal.

I wish they would make canister filters wider and shorter so we'd have more room between the top of the filter and the bottom of the tank. I've shortened the line between the filter and the CO2 diffuser so there is less of a bend right out of the filter.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:26 PM   #44
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Zaftig otos - I thought I had posted this earlier - guess not.

I was afraid they would be starving with little visible algae (they haven't eaten anything else I've given them) but saw a fat one swim past and land on the driftwood while I was checking the water conditions.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:45 PM   #45
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I saw your Day 9 update on your tank. What do you mean by the Angels being gassed?
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