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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-23-2013, 06:17 AM
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Posted By phin
They're rinsed now ;)

They're rinsed now ;)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-19-2013, 05:08 PM
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Posted By phin
Based on the fact you took it off a filter at...

Based on the fact you took it off a filter at your local fish store and the looks of it from your picture, I would say 100 to 1 it is hair algae vs some kind of moss.

It's not impossible to get...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-19-2013, 04:14 PM
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Posted By phin
On a 20 gallon tank your purigen should work for...

On a 20 gallon tank your purigen should work for the better part of a year before it needs to be recharged.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-19-2013, 04:12 PM
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Posted By phin
Hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like...

Hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like hair algae.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-19-2013, 02:49 PM
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Posted By phin
A pic of the tank described above:

A pic of the tank described above:
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-19-2013, 02:36 PM
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Posted By phin
I've got an 18g extra tall, same as yours, just a...

I've got an 18g extra tall, same as yours, just a couple inches taller. I have 6 tiger barbs, 2 serpae tetras, 2 zebra loaches, & 7 otocinclus. They all get along together quite well. 33% water...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-16-2013, 01:02 PM
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Posted By phin
Thanks. I think I'll ask $400 and see what I can...

Thanks. I think I'll ask $400 and see what I can get.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-15-2013, 04:50 PM
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Posted By phin
well, come and get it. ;-)

well, come and get it. ;-)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-15-2013, 04:17 PM
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Posted By phin
I'm not pricing based on the size of the tank....

I'm not pricing based on the size of the tank. 20, 29, 55 gallon tanks are very common. A 44 pentagon, with fitted glass top, while not a custom tank, is close to. It is a rare size & shape, which...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-15-2013, 03:13 PM
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Posted By phin
Well I'm hoping to get $300 for everything...

Well I'm hoping to get $300 for everything together. I don't know how feasible that is. What do you think?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-15-2013, 02:27 PM
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Posted By phin
Selling one of my set ups, what should I ask?

I need to downsize and get rid of one of my tanks. I'd like to sell my 44 gallon pentagon (corner) mbuna tank, but would like your thoughts on how much it might fetch based on this description and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-15-2013, 02:06 PM
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Posted By phin
I would give it a good rinse in hot water, then...

I would give it a good rinse in hot water, then dry it out in the sun for a few days. Once dry I would store it in an air/water tight container like a food storage container or old (cleaned)...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-22-2013, 08:38 AM
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Posted By phin
I'm going to go with 5 or so. My LFS couldn't get...

I'm going to go with 5 or so. My LFS couldn't get them in again, says its something to do wtih the supplier, so we'll see how much they are when they do finally come in. Originally he told me 99...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-19-2013, 03:18 PM
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Posted By phin
Wiggles: what type of snails do your zebras eat? ...

Wiggles: what type of snails do your zebras eat?

The FW-acclimated nerites at my LFS are $0.99 each. I want them primarily for algae eating, I'm not really that much into snails except for their...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-19-2013, 02:45 PM
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Posted By phin
zebra loach vs nerite snail

I'm planning on putting some nerites in my planted tank. I have a striata loach & a golden zebra loach in there. Any guesses on whether the nerites will become dinner? The loaches have ignored MTS &...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-19-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,647
Posted By phin
Sorry, I've got a pimple on my butt and sitting...

Sorry, I've got a pimple on my butt and sitting on it puts me in a cranky mood.

Check out seachem neutral regulator. You can use it as a water conditioner for chlorine & chloramine (has same...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-18-2013, 04:11 PM
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Posted By phin
If you want clams it is best to keep them in a...

If you want clams it is best to keep them in a cup that is burried in the substrate. Then you will always know where they are. You will be able to check on them regularly and remove them quickly...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-18-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,647
Posted By phin
really? how bout you keep in mind that providing...

really? how bout you keep in mind that providing a little more information when asking for advice might be of benefit. I don't know, maybe like giving us your current pH, desired pH, any other water...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-18-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By phin
I would leave it in for a day and remove whatever...

I would leave it in for a day and remove whatever is left tomorrow.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-18-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By phin
My DIY CO2 keeps my drop checker in the yellow,...

My DIY CO2 keeps my drop checker in the yellow, appx 40-45ppm CO2. Your CO2 level based on drop checker method is an estimation & without a pH controller you won't be exact in determining your CO2...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-16-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,304
Posted By phin
And plant detritus is a supply of phospates

And plant detritus is a supply of phospates
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-08-2013, 10:25 AM
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Views: 11,317
Posted By phin
Personally, I wouldn't worry about how fast it...

Personally, I wouldn't worry about how fast it gets to work. Whether it is 30 minutes or 3 hours, thats inconsequential when you are looking for steady, long term production of CO2. More water =...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-04-2013, 05:03 PM
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Posted By phin
The more water you use, the more diluted the...

The more water you use, the more diluted the ethanol created is, thus the longer the yeast lives for. I use 128oz gatorade jugs (about 120oz of water in each jug), 2cups sugar, 1/2tsp active dry...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-04-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,467
Posted By phin
Built my own griggs as well. 100% diffusion, no...

Built my own griggs as well. 100% diffusion, no bubbles in the water. Perfectly quiet. Before I had my reactor I put my CO2 into the intake of my canister. It would still result in bubbles, as well...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-04-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By phin
Dose Excel daily.

Dose Excel daily.
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