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Aquarium Lighting by Hound
Quoted from a website: (refering to a Power Compact Flo set-up) Our DIY systems include one ballast for every two lamps, thus creating a great way to implement dawn & dusk simulation. My question is if that is correct? I am currently looking to build/purchase a 36" PCF that utilizes 2-55w bulbs....
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January 17th 13 06:49 AM
by Jacklee Go to last post
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Porcelain Tiles in a tank? by Harry Muscle
Anybody know if porcelain tiles (like the ones that go on the floor) are safe in an aquarium. Sinks and such are made of porcelain, so the porcelain itself is fine, but the tiles are colored porcelain. Anyone know what kind of chemicals they use to color porcelain, and if this stuff would be...
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April 22nd 04 07:38 AM
by Doug Go to last post
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Heater accuracy (Won Brothers)? by Bill Stock
I recently purchased a Won Brothers Pro Heat II aquarium digital aquarium heater for my 75 gallon. The old heater was too small and I plan to go with an auto water changer in the near future, which will only make matters worse. The box makes claims of +/- 1°F accuracy, which if you read...
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March 11th 05 09:46 AM
by soup Go to last post
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UPS and heater(s) by Bill Stock
I had another power outage last weekend (4+ hours), so I finally broke down and bought a couple of refurbed UPSs. They should last a while as they are 36 amp hours each. The Goldfish tank only uses 24 watts (2 Fluval 304s), as I won't connect the heater or lights. But I was wondering about the...
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July 22nd 05 11:50 PM
by Rene Brehmer Go to last post
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Aquarium backgrounds by DRE
Does anyone know some cool ways to make natural appearing backgrounds for an aquarium? Am interested in a mud bank or amazon appearance. The ones I saw were available from a company but very expensive. $200-400 range. I think a person can make one for way cheaper that is 3D and real cool. Any...
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March 4th 05 10:05 PM
by Michi Henning Go to last post
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Aquarium drain and fill by Jimmie
After 4 years I finally got tired of hauling water to and from my aquariums in buckets and went down to local pet store to buy one of those fill/drain kits that hooks up to the kitchen faucet. $72.00 USD is what they wanted for this thing. Couldnt believe it. Stppped by the local water bed place...
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February 12th 05 11:22 PM
by pausto Go to last post
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Lead weights for plants by RedForeman ©®
I have a lead melter/burner device that melts about a US pound of lead at a time. I'd like to find out how to make a mold to shape it in. My current ideas are, using 1"x1" wood, and fastening it to make a series of steps, X's or triangular shaped ridges /\/\/\/\/\ in some fashion, cap on both...
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May 20th 04 01:50 AM
by NetMax Go to last post
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LFS Owners please read this by Mike Petro
I have been keeping fish for 30 years now. During this entire time my LFS (local fish store) has always accepted trade-ins of fish that were either incompatible, too large, etc as long as they were healthy specimens. This has been assumed and expected because how else do you humanely deal with...
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August 14th 03 12:28 AM
by Jennifer Brooks Go to last post
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Help me decide brand of filter and heater, please :) by Harry Muscle
I'm hoping to go shopping for some of the equipment I will need for my new planted 55G tank and I'm having a really hard time deciding which brand of filter and heater to go with. I know I want a canister filter ... they seem to be the best you can get, and I've narrowed it down to two...
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December 28th 03 08:56 AM
by Darrel Stonebraker Go to last post
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glue gun - hotmelt glue by sew crazy
is gluegun glue toxic to fish .... I am moking a filter and need to glue some stuff befor i put silicone(marine) .... --
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January 25th 06 08:32 PM
by Mr Fixit Go to last post
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AquaClear filter won't start by pixelmeow
I sincerely feel like the biggest idiot. I got a new filter, the AquaClear 200, for my 10 gallon freshwater tank; it won't start pumping water through. I followed the directions, nothing; I bent my arms in all weird directions to get the air out of the tube and the tube then inserted into the...
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February 9th 04 07:22 PM
by pixelmeow Go to last post
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FILYERING TAP WATER FOR FRESH WATER TANKS ? by robert
Do I need to filter tap water before putting in my fresh water tank ? If so will reverse osmosis do it ? If so do I have to add something to the filtered fresh filtered tap water ? Thanks. Robert G Smith
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October 27th 03 03:33 PM
by Gary V. Deutschmann, Sr. Go to last post
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Impregnated Gravel? by Emily
Hi, I am hoping somebody on this group may be able to point me in the right direction. I am doing a high school research project that involves keeping some fish (specifically, Siamese Fighting Fish). The one that I bought comes in a small plastic container, with some apparently "special"...
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March 29th 04 05:18 AM
by Polarhound Go to last post
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Real treasure in SWFOWLR by Mirek
I want to make a real treasure chest filled with real gold coins that I want to put in my swfowlr tank. Anyone know of any negative effects that might have on my tank inhibitants? couple of small fish with some inverts. I can imagine some corrosion and damage to the coins but am not really worried...
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December 15th 05 12:27 PM
by Jürgen Exner Go to last post
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DIY Coil Denitrator Questions by Kveill
I have been looking at different DIY plan for Coil Denitrators and I was wondering if anyone has had any luck building one of these things. I am really curious what kind of pump and flow rate did you use. Can anyone make any recomendations or give me specific directions on how to build one?...
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August 2nd 03 01:53 AM
by Iain Miller Go to last post
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Water Change Pump Recommendations by Harry Muscle
My water change system calls for a pump that could pump 15G of water up 4 feet within a few minutes (around 5 mins). The pump would only be used once a week (for those 5 or so minutes), or as often as my one tank requires its water changed. Any recommendations for a cheap, yet somewhat good...
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June 7th 04 03:35 PM
by George B Go to last post
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Screw-in compact fluorecents by Ethan
As a cheap alternative to lighting a planted tank, I am trying out 20W (1150 lumen) 65k screw-base compact fluorecent lights, $5 at Sam Walton's store. A lot of lumens for little money! Anyone think of a reason that this won't work? I am considering supplementing them with a couple of the...
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November 19th 04 05:54 PM
by Larry Blanchard Go to last post
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Why are Hoods so expensive? by Harry Muscle
Is there a reason why a hood is so unbelievably expensive? I'm hoping to get a 55G All-Glass tank, which is a reasonable $130CND at BigAl's. But they want $150CND for the All-Glass hood (this is the full hood, not just a piece of glass). There's no way a hunk of plastic with a bulb in it...
December 20th 03 01:35 AM
by John Go to last post
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Recommendation for chlorine/chloramine remover? by Harry Muscle
Could someone recommend a good chlorine/chloramine remover to get, that works good, and is cheap in the long run? I'm thinking I'm gonna stick with a product that just removes the chlorine/chloramine/ammonia and nothing else (ie: no slime coat stuff, etc.). Which means I'm trying to choose...
January 1st 04 09:48 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Anything wrong with a 24" high tank stand? by Harry Muscle
I'm starting to check out some of the stands available for aquariums and I came across one that my wife and I both like, however, it's a little shorter than what I'm used to seeing. Normally most tank stands seem to be around 28-30" tall, however, this one here is only 24". The tank that's gonna...
December 9th 03 09:16 AM
by Flash Wilson Go to last post
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