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Old 08-31-2011, 10:09 AM   #11
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Stealth heater is bad. Lucky it did not kill my fish. It gave me a good shock when I stuck my hand in the water.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:21 AM   #12
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Yep theres a recall on the stealth, jsut bring it back to any petsmart and they will replace it with another heater. I had no luck with petco taking them back, told me I needed the receipt. But petsmart was no questions asked. I ended up replacing all my stealths with aqueon pros.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:10 PM   #13
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I don't have a petsmart within 50 miles lol. I could go to the store I bought it from but I don't have a receipt.

I'm going to check the model # and see if it's one of the ones that were recalled.
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how long has the tank and fuge being going,it looks very clean for a fuge.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:40 PM   #15
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well, this particular one, probably a month and a half to two months
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you may find the system too clean yet.
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:04 PM   #17
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I don't think it is dead. When I pick it up it is still tightly wound and feels like im holding really thick fishing line.. just as i did when i first bought it.

Thanks ccCapt. The reflector I have should be fine then? Here is a picture of it...

http://i55.tinypic.com/33x7loo.jpg (old sump)

So since it's more watts that makes the bulb stronger? It's 6500k so I assume that's about the same as my 6700k.

Edit| It's not floating because I think the sump flow is pushing it to the bottom.
Edit2| There's about 250gph flow through the refugium.. too much?
I had a one inch piece of chaeto grow to the size of a baseball in three months, completely in the dark (hang on back fuge). No direct or indirect light ever. My main sump which has a mix of caulerpa and chaeto has about 2200 gallons an hour. I recommend trimming your chaeto way back. Start with three strands which are maybe 3 inches each. Also, if your tank is somewhat low on phosphates and nitrates, chaeto will struggle (ive found). That's why I use only keep a tiny amount of chaeto and a mix of caulerpa. Caulerpa seems to never stop growing.
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I have some good nitrate levels. About 20ppm. Worked it down from like +100.

I think it's growing now.

Do you guys think it would grow better if i placed 2 of the bulbs i have now up? That would be 2 x 26 watt 6500k compact fluorescents.
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Supposedly cheato grows with minimal lighting and too much might be "too much" lol. I had an led bulb over mine and it was browning mine out. I use a macroalgae light ficture now with 25watts and its growing. Had to trim just the other day too. More so the caulpera than the chaeto but it is all growing at least.
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oh nice.
a lot of the chaeto articles i read mention like 50+ watts (so two of my bulbs would be 52 watts)
i guess since it's growing, that's good
i'll try two bulbs and see what happens
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