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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-16-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,139
Posted By exodon king
the mechanical filter (the spionge) does not need...

the mechanical filter (the spionge) does not need to be replaced, just rinsed off in tank water. i change the sponge in my AC filters only every 5 years.
the floss on the other hand, just change...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-15-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,176
Posted By exodon king
first things first. bio-balls are not an ideal...

first things first. bio-balls are not an ideal bio media for your HOB. it takes up entirely too much room in the basket, which could be used with a more dense media (such as the bio-max pellets that...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 11-15-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,915
Posted By exodon king
there is always a way to modify it to make it...

there is always a way to modify it to make it work if the space in the lid is not the right size.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-15-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,139
Posted By exodon king
there in lies the problem. you contribute the...

there in lies the problem. you contribute the 1"/gal rule to fact, when in reality it holds absolutely no truth. there are far too many factors to take into account. according to the 1"/gal "rule",...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-15-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,139
Posted By exodon king
a single ac50 would work if you used 2 bags of...

a single ac50 would work if you used 2 bags of bio max.

as just posted, activated carbon is only useful for removing chemicals from the tank. furthermore, activated carbon is only active for 4-7...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-15-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,139
Posted By exodon king
given your current set up, yes, you are...

given your current set up, yes, you are "overstocked", but this is mainly due to the inadequate filtration. if you were to add a second ac20, your tank will run just fine.
also, remove the carbon...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 11-15-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By exodon king
well then allow me to "educate" you ...

well then allow me to "educate" you

Beneficial bacteria will grow on ANY available surface in your tank if you dont have a proper filter, or no filter at all. Regardless if you have a plastic...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-15-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,184
Posted By exodon king
i was working on one recently, but i ended up...

i was working on one recently, but i ended up going a different route with it. i cant get a hold of anything cool to go on the dry side :(
looks like i may be building a vivarium instead.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11-15-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,744
Posted By exodon king
you could try riccia

you could try riccia
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 11-15-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By exodon king
Q: how do undergravel filters work? A: they...

Q: how do undergravel filters work?

A: they dont.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-15-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
Posted By exodon king
the problem is the water parameters, not the...

the problem is the water parameters, not the filter. if the filter is rated for that sized tank, it will not cause your fish to get stuck in the filter. they most likely died first, then got sucked...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-15-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,184
Posted By exodon king
you are looking for a paludarium, not a vivarium....

you are looking for a paludarium, not a vivarium. a quick google search should turn up some good articles.

you may find it hard filtering your paludarium using a canister due to the shape and...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 11-15-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By exodon king
please disregard the above post. there is no...

please disregard the above post.
there is no such thing as "slightly high" ammonia levels.

overfiltering a tank, is always a great idea, however, it does not remove the need for waterchanges.
...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 11-15-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,915
Posted By exodon king
AquaClear > all

AquaClear > all
Forum: Archive 11-08-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By exodon king
wow, you really have much to learn my friend. ...

wow, you really have much to learn my friend.
multiple bodies are uses mainly to streamline workflow. also, any self respecting professional will take multiple bodies to a gig as a back up. when...
Forum: Archive 11-08-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By exodon king
find out what? that canon/nikon are used 10000/1...

find out what? that canon/nikon are used 10000/1 over olympus by professional photographers worldwide?
bahahahahahahhahaha

one day you will learn son. but if you are happy with your olympus point...
Forum: Archive 11-08-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By exodon king
when someone asks advice about a good american...

when someone asks advice about a good american muscle car, you dont suggest a geo metro or a 92 for taurus :rolleyes:
Forum: Archive 11-08-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By exodon king
if you "have to" take your sensor in to be...

if you "have to" take your sensor in to be cleaned, it has absolutely nothing to do with the camera. that means the user was not careful when switching lenses and storing.

olympus is not even on...
Forum: Archive 11-08-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By exodon king
Bahahahahahhahahahahahahahahah

Bahahahahahhahahahahahahahahah
Forum: DIY Projects 11-08-2009, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,126
Posted By exodon king
i assume this is for a SW tank? (since you have a...

i assume this is for a SW tank? (since you have a protein skimmer return)
i dont think bamboo will grow in SW.
also, the K1 media is overkill, and will not provide any further filtration to your...
Forum: Archive 11-08-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By exodon king
more so than the cameras themselves, canon makes...

more so than the cameras themselves, canon makes much better lenses, and most of the time, that is much more important than the body.

if youre looking for something on the low end, look at a canon...
Forum: Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 11-08-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,777
Posted By exodon king
did you research this fish before buying it to...

did you research this fish before buying it to make ure you are able to provide it enough space?

these fish get HUGE (potentially 12")
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-07-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,883
Posted By exodon king
it isnt going to matter if you dont have proper...

it isnt going to matter if you dont have proper filtration for the 40g
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-07-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,937
Posted By exodon king
the bio balls should not be "dirty" unless you...

the bio balls should not be "dirty" unless you have them as the first thatge of filtration (which is not a good idea).

generally in a canister, you would want to go with a more dense media, so you...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-07-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,974
Posted By exodon king
nope, boxes only skim the surface. ive been...

nope, boxes only skim the surface.
ive been working on a couple of PVC designs that allow you to draw from the bottom without creating a siphon (so, still acting as an "overflow")
but i dont think...
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