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Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-06-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
The same effect is present in canisters, except...

The same effect is present in canisters, except being under pressure makes the inevitable slowing take a lot longer. There are ways to slow clogging in an HOB/cannister but it takes a minimal...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 02-02-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
Your safest bet is to use sponge that's designed...

Your safest bet is to use sponge that's designed for aquariums. Hand rinse with some tank water and you're golden. Get course sponge to avoid stealing pumping force from your filter.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 02-02-2022, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
If the true need for this foam is to keep fry out...

If the true need for this foam is to keep fry out you'd likely be better off buying some coarse foam and cutting it to fit. Amazon likely has one of the larger collections.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 02-01-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
One of the more interesting aspects of fish...

One of the more interesting aspects of fish keeping is that sometimes we have to meatball it. :brows:
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-31-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
I don't currently have much HOB experience, but...

I don't currently have much HOB experience, but I'm learning. I have one running on an isolation tank loaded to the brim with medium-sized sintered media only. I use a separate sponge filter that's...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 01-29-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
There was a time, about 35 to 40-years ago, when...

There was a time, about 35 to 40-years ago, when Chicago border wards had family owned LFS's every few blocks. Not all of them were good but most were interesting. Chicago still has the mighty Old...
Forum: Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 01-20-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,274
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
Thumbs up Gorgeous build, Flaxon. I'm hot to see more. And...

Gorgeous build, Flaxon. I'm hot to see more. And thanks for making me want to go salt again. :)
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-20-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
If I were in your situation I'd likely start by...

If I were in your situation I'd likely start by replacing the bulbs with the recommended SKU.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-18-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
If a degree of precision is your goal Joe, test...

If a degree of precision is your goal Joe, test your water and respond to your findings. This approach isn't the easiest because you need an understanding of what the parameters represent and how to...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-18-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
Of my myriad experiences I ran a 75g saltwater...

Of my myriad experiences I ran a 75g saltwater acrylic with a sump loaded by an overflow with an eheim pump. To make the situation sweeter I ran a skimmer driven by an ozone generator, until my dog...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-18-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
One of the aspects of fish keeping I'm starting...

One of the aspects of fish keeping I'm starting to develop a deep appreciation of is filtration. Depending on the conditions you find yourself in, filtration can exist as unbelievably complex to dirt...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 01-18-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13,769
Views: 726,833
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
After reading about your adventures, me figuring...

After reading about your adventures, me figuring out a fussy light switch doesn't seem all that deep. ;)
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 01-16-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13,769
Views: 726,833
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
Another major advance for my water. I've managed...

Another major advance for my water. I've managed to figure out how to cycle my LED through a pseudo day\night run automatically.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-15-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
First 45g water change using the full "drain and...

First 45g water change using the full "drain and fill" functionality of our python today. Simply put what a joy! It took perhaps 15-minutes to complete and so far my wet pets seem fine. The end of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 01-12-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
I was prompted to look around a bit by this...

I was prompted to look around a bit by this thread and noticed that Amazon offers moss ball's from different suppliers. Since we can easily isolate a new batch now I'm going to buy some for the show...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-12-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
You're astonishingly detailed in your thinking on...

You're astonishingly detailed in your thinking on this subject AD, compared to me that is. :D I'm sure that I seem silly for not having used tap water directly to replenish after a water change. My...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 01-12-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
Considering the fact that I experienced something...

Considering the fact that I experienced something similar recently I'd very much like to see the OPs tank parms as well.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-12-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
Here's one for you, AD. I'm going to use...

Here's one for you, AD. I'm going to use temperature-corrected tap water to refill my tank for the first time. If I remove, say, 40g of 125g I should add enough conditioner for the full 125g even...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 01-11-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
A personal aside: I ordered my Marimo's from...

A personal aside: I ordered my Marimo's from Amazon as a slightly planted tank introduction. I was very pleased with the way they started to interact and grow. When I got the message that tossing...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 01-11-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
I'm seriously pleased that it turned out to be...

I'm seriously pleased that it turned out to be legend for us. I truly didn't look forward to explaining what happened to our village plumbing office and what it would take to fix it. :oops:
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 01-11-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
My pleasure Lin. I used seachem Metroplex for...

My pleasure Lin. I used seachem Metroplex for 3-weeks of isolation. Your symptoms sound mostly the same as we experienced. One other thing: If you have to move your fish to isolation, please pay...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 01-11-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
Beautiful animal! Is that lump white? If so, and...

Beautiful animal! Is that lump white? If so, and it grows into the the same thing my BRP developed it's going to turn into something like Lateral Line disease. This meant I had to medicate the hell...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 01-11-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
I'm surprised that no one rushed to mention this....

I'm surprised that no one rushed to mention this. A few months ago there was an ugly scare regarding these. The idea was that they carried something equivalent to the zebra muscle, a very destructive...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 01-10-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
I am now. ;) My problem with UGF was based on...

I am now. ;) My problem with UGF was based on using it once and then trying to clean it. What a mess! Based on what I've been reading lately, I'm for trying an algae scrubber as a weapon in the...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-10-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Mr. Overfilter
I haven't used my Python to pump water into my...

I haven't used my Python to pump water into my tank yet. We did make the mistake of pumping water onto the floor once. If I remember correctly I was playing with the device that's attached to...
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