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    Not sure about your supplier, but I know that...

    Not sure about your supplier, but I know that many cardinals are wild caught, and therefore require parameters that more closely reflect their natural habitat. While most fish are very adaptable to...
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    Okay, thanks for confirming. I will look...

    Okay, thanks for confirming.

    I will look into PraziPro - there is no rush on the QT time.
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    Transferring Fish from QT to Main Tank

    I have had some fish in a QT tank for about 2 weeks now, and I feel they are ready to be introduced into the main community tank.

    I use the same tap water and dechlorinator to fill and perform...
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    Thanks - my cat likes watching the tank more than...

    Thanks - my cat likes watching the tank more than I do!

    That's kind of what I figured with the Neons, so thanks for confirming.

    I know the tank is stocked lightly (there's actually a 20 gallon...
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    Getting Neons to School Tighter

    I have a 65 gallon with 25 Neon Tetras, 4 Otos, and a Betta.

    I was hoping the Betta would provide the semi-aggressive, but non life threatening, presence necessary to make the Neons nervous enough...
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    Yeah, I know. I will probably just keep them on...

    Yeah, I know. I will probably just keep them on for now, until I may need a quarantine tank or something. We'll se how much my electric bill changes next month and they may be out sooner. Just...
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    Okay, so I removed the filter floss in the far...

    Okay, so I removed the filter floss in the far right baffle and that seems to have fixed the problem.

    Now all compartments are completely level when everything is up and running - even better than...
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    Return Compartment of Sump Lower Than Others

    Okay, so I have my first issue with the new sump.

    When I first set it up, I marked the levels that each compartment should be at when things are running right and won't overflow if the pump should...
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    Yeah - I had them from when I used to just own...

    Yeah - I had them from when I used to just own the 20 Long.

    Filled them up with Bio Max for some extra biological filtration. Other than that, the only filtration is Pond Filter Sponge and Filter...
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    Success!

    I wanted to thank everyone that helped me along the way with this sump.thumbs2:

    I just finished adding water and everything checks out! :19: No leaking anywhere and everything is working as it...
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    How would you connect these parts? I have a...

    How would you connect these parts?

    I have a Marineland Corner-Flo aquarium with an internal pre-drilled gravity overflow.

    See attached image. Do I put PVC "glue" cement on the bulkheads? I...
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    This rapid feedback is awesome! Okay next...

    This rapid feedback is awesome!

    Okay next question:

    In the hypothetical situation that the overflow becomes clogged or somehow stops overflowing and the pump is still running, how can I protect...
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    Got it. Thanks for the tips on valves, guys. ...

    Got it. Thanks for the tips on valves, guys.

    Attached is a picture of what the tubing I got looks like.
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    Thanks for the tips, Cliff. I actually stumbled...

    Thanks for the tips, Cliff. I actually stumbled across your plumbing write-up while doing some googling and found it very informative. I will have to spend some time with the other article you...
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    First Sump - Need Help

    I have started to build my first sump. See attached image of the plans.

    Main tank is 65 gallons with a drilled overflow and return. Sump is a 20 gallon long.

    So far, I have only siliconed the...
  16. Choosing Lighting for Low-Tech Planted Tank

    I have a 65 gallon aquarium with dimensions 36"x18"x24" (LxWxH).

    Since the aquarium is so tall, I am having trouble deciding what type of lighting to choose.

    I want the tank to be low-tech...
  17. How to put silicone on both sides of baffles in refugium?

    See attached picture. I need to get silicone on the part of the picture in red, but the gun won't fit between the baffles.

    I am making a refugium where the baffles are about an inch apart from...
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    Okay, so did a little research and kind of...

    Okay, so did a little research and kind of answered my own question.

    The two 15W lamps on either side of the AC20 on the back wouldn't work. They are about a 1/4" too big.

    So, going with the...
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    Do you think the two 15 watt JBJ lamps would fit...

    Do you think the two 15 watt JBJ lamps would fit on the back along with the AC20 filter?

    Same question for the dual 6 watt T5 fixture. Would it still fit centered over the tank with the AC20?
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    Which should I choose?

    Which should I choose? Please follow the links to see details.

    Dual 6 Watt T5 11-inch Fixture


    Do you think the 11" size will be a problem on a 12" cube? Will there be enough wattage?

    JBJ...
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    Out of curiosity, what makes cube tanks difficult...

    Out of curiosity, what makes cube tanks difficult to light? What are some pitfalls that I should avoid?
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    Thanks for the quick reply! I suppose I am not...

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    I suppose I am not against other "less sleek" lighting options that would improve the overall health of the system and plants.

    Any other options?
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    Lighting for Low-Tech Planted Nano?

    Can you suggest specific "clip-on" or "open-top" lighting options (fixture and bulb) that would be ideal for this setup?


    12" cube nano freshwater aquarium. (~7.5 gallons)
    Shrimp aquarium
    ...
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    "Festivum for the rest of 'em"

    "Festivum for the rest of 'em"
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    Can you do that while the filters are running?

    Can you do that while the filters are running?
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