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Good online source for MH ballast capacitor? by MAG
Hi folks- In response to some feedback in a thread about my MH lighting system repeatedly blowing the GFCI protector, I'm now thinking the capacitors on the transformers are the likely culprit. Long story, but it's my best theory so far and I'm wanting to change them out. They are Magnetek...
August 25th 05 09:17 PM
by MAG Go to last post
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eheim filters - quiet? effective? by crav2300
I am currently using an internal filter for my 55 gallon planted tank. Currently, I am using an internal filter for its quietness. However, the internal filter practically does nothing to cleaning the tank water other than move it around. Now, I want to get a new external canister filter. I am...
August 18th 05 04:27 PM
by Justin Go to last post
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CO2 canister max temperature by Nikki Casali
It's 31 degrees centigrade in my dining room where I keep my planted aquarium. It's rather hot today! So at what temperature will my CO2 canister likely to "unload" its contents? According to the pressure gauge, it's over 70 bar. I have just read that the critical temperature is 31.6 degrees or...
August 3rd 05 04:22 PM
by Nikki Casali 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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DIY trickle filter by spiral_72
I'm researching/designing my own wet/dry trickle filter. There seems to be an abundance of info on the net but one thing still baffles me. How is everyone getting a $15 powerhead to lift water from the filter back into the top of the tank? I have tried several methods with the 300gph powerhead I...
July 16th 05 09:18 PM
by Billy Go to last post
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Coke bottle fluidised bed. by Ian Stirling
Take 2 2l coke bottles, 30cm of 22mm plastic overflow pipe. Consume contents, remove label (fill with water at 60C, wash glue residue with white spirit), and wash. (I assume your 2l coke bottles are like mine, smooth outside, with one reinforcing ring round the top) Hacksaw off the top of one,...
June 26th 05 10:03 PM
by Ian Stirling Go to last post
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back up power for aquariam by Robert M.
does anyone have a backup power source for their aquarium? I imagin that there are people that have expensive setups and cant risk losing what theyve worked for just becuase of a circuit break or surge or even a black out. any thoughts? name brands, technical info?? what ever comes to mind.
June 24th 05 05:52 PM
by EGMono Go to last post
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CF Rated Wattage by Nikki Casali
Richard Sexton wrote: In article , Nikki Casali wrote: Would there be any harm in using a 36 watt compact fluorescent T5 tube with a 55 watt electronic ballast? I presume the tube just pulls as much current as...
June 20th 05 02:51 AM
by Ian Stirling Go to last post
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Fluval issues by Lobsang Mack
I have a Fluval 404 and it is to the point where I am afraid to touch it. Everytime I break it down for maintenance it is a bugger to restart.....My 103 was a dream...never a problem. I replaced the primer unti and when I try to prime it it still sounds like it is sucking air. The impeller is...
June 18th 05 06:12 PM
by NetMax Go to last post
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Running both Magnum 350 & Fluval 404 on a 180 gallons planted tank by Toffee
Can Any one help me with this: I have a Magnum 350 & Fluval 404, I would like to use them on a newly acquired 180 gallons (6'x2'x2') tank with built in overflow I am thinking of doing the following, which one is more feasible? Option 1. Overflow buffer container (5 gallons?) both 350 & 404...
June 15th 05 05:19 PM
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Eheim filter by crav2300
I am currently using an internal filter for my 55 gallon planted tank. Currently, I am using an internal filter for its quietness. However, the internal filter practically does nothing to cleaning the tank water other than move it around. Now, I want to get a new external canister filter. I am...
June 14th 05 09:04 AM
by crav2300 Go to last post
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Quiet Air Pumps by Martin Browell
Can anyone tell me which is the quietest air pump? Roughly, if anyone can quantify it in words, how much noise should and air pump make. I'm convinced the one I got when I bought a second hand tank is ancient and noisy. Any help would be appreciated. Regards TenthTiger
June 11th 05 11:27 PM
by Billy Go to last post
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Question
Water hardness\Discus? KH, PH, GH and GBH by papalulu
I have returned to indoor fishkeeping after a few years break (About 15) Things are a little more scientific now :-? Can someone tell me if I can keep discus happily in my water. I use a well filtered rain water with 1 ltr in 5 of boiled tap water (I am in a very hard water area) this gives me a...
June 2nd 05 09:34 PM
by papalulu Go to last post
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differences between MP and Juwel ? by chappa
Does anyone have info/opinions about MP vs Juwel aquariums? Is one better than the other, etc?
May 31st 05 05:27 PM
by chappa Go to last post
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Eheim filter for 75 gal. tank by DRE
To the group: I was wondering what you experts out there would recommend for a 75 gallon aquarium. The Eheim model 2028 or the Eheim 2126? I would appreciate your advice. I also noticed the Wet/dry model which seems a little like overkill for a tank this size. Thanks for any advice. Dan
May 24th 05 04:39 PM
by Iain Miller Go to last post
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How to tell when filter needs changing. by Tim Zimmer
Our ionizer drinking water filter needs changing once every 8 month or more if the city water is clean. Since our city is pretty clean I only worry about chlorine. How can I tell if the activated charcoal filter is still working properly? Thanks
May 23rd 05 06:20 AM
by Billy Go to last post
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Secondnature Whisper Power Filter 3?? by Brian and Michelle
I was at a garage sale yesterday, a guy had a Dual flat cartrage (Secondnature Whisper Power Filter) for sale for $3.00. I bought it & it works........ But I want to know what model it is & what size tank it is recomended for.. The top cover has air flow slots on top of it & there is a Big...
May 20th 05 05:19 AM
by Billy Go to last post
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sick fish and euthanasia by aj
Does anyone has suggestions on "putting down" a sick fish. My little girls fish is sick and hasn't eaten in a long time. Its dying a slow death and I don't want it to suffer any longer. I know a flush would do the trick, but she's old enough to know that it "has to go somewhere" Any advice would...
May 14th 05 12:07 PM
by Indy Go to last post
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Help and advice please. by Bongo
Hello I am new to these news groups so sorry if posted in wrong group. I have got 2 tanks 1 tropical and 1 coldwater.
May 12th 05 11:55 PM
by Elaine T Go to last post
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Water Testing (with meters) by Gary
Hello, I was wondering if you guys could recommend a probe or meter which tests the water for the following: - Nitrite - Nitrate - Ammonia - PH
April 27th 05 03:56 AM
by Paul A. Ergh Go to last post
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