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Old 05-19-2011, 05:16 AM   #11
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I don't measure out 5ml in my syringe since it has no markings for it. I'd suggest going with the line on the test tube, no matter what your syringe is gauged to.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:21 PM   #12
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Here's a tool of sorts that is used in every tank filter I have, including the Fluval submersible in my 8g. Poly-fil scrubs the water so well and is so cheap to replace, I'm guessing I can go for a year with one $5 bag of it. I use the Fairfield brand poly-fil which is confirmed as additive free (no fire retardents, etc.).

Here's a before/after pic of poly-fil from a week in my goldie tank that has tannins leaching, excess food (they're pigs and I spoil them :P) and the final stages of BA (Diatoms).
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:23 PM   #13
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mmm... and if you save them after replacement, you will eventually have enough to knit a nice brown shirt
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:32 PM   #14
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mmm... and if you save them after replacement, you will eventually have enough to knit a nice brown shirt
It gets squeezed out in old water and feeds my garden/flower beds and composter. This stuff is like gold to a horticulturist .

I could send it to you for pillow stuffing if you want? Actually, I was expecting a comment from you on using my do!aqua bag for a backdrop lol.
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Ahhhh indeed! Blue aqua do!Aqua!

I bet that makes some excellent fert.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:14 AM   #16
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New Tool: GKM UV Unit

After a couple good recommendations here and positive reviews online, I finally broke down and decided to buy the 9w Green killing Machine UV sterilizer/power head. Petco had it for $50 and Amazon was $48, gotta figure I saved at least $10 on shipping charges lol. I needed it since my high lights on the GSP tank are on 14hrs a day and even though most of the plants love it (banana plant for sure), so does the algae and until the puffers are settled in, I'm not gonna be reducing the photoperiod.

I'll test it for a while and post a review of it here.

Amazon.com: Green Killing Machine 9 watt Internal UV Sterilizer with Power Head: Sports & Outdoors
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New Tool: GKM UV Unit

After a couple good recommendations here and positive reviews online, I finally broke down and decided to buy the 9w Green killing Machine UV sterilizer/power head. Petco had it for $50 and Amazon was $48, gotta figure I saved at least $10 on shipping charges lol. I needed it since my high lights on the GSP tank are on 14hrs a day and even though most of the plants love it (banana plant for sure), so does the algae and until the puffers are settled in, I'm not gonna be reducing the photoperiod.

I'll test it for a while and post a review of it here.

Amazon.com: Green Killing Machine 9 watt Internal UV Sterilizer with Power Head: Sports & Outdoors
I've this machine. I don't think it's great. The sponge on the intake gets clogged really easily. But then again my light was on for 14 hours so I can't say much!
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i have a thing that looks like a mini toilet bowl scrubber that should be used to clean out dog bowls that i got at petsmart. works great for algae!
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i have a thing that looks like a mini toilet bowl scrubber that should be used to clean out dog bowls that i got at petsmart. works great for algae!
On the glass isn't the issue, it's the water column I need to get at.
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just balancing the tank out will resolve green water issues.
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