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    The cost's are negligible. Your water heater may...

    The cost's are negligible. Your water heater may barely be on depending on the temp you keep the house. Think about it, what do you keep the thermostat at? 72 in summer and 68 in the winter? Your...
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    I would also recommend going to the 30 gallon,...

    I would also recommend going to the 30 gallon, especially for free. Really no difference in the amount of time spent on upkeep, maybe just another minute or two because it takes a couple more buckets...
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    I don't know that exact filter but generally you...

    I don't know that exact filter but generally you can clean filters with a bleach solution just be sure to rinse well. Avoid using soaps and detergents they may leave harmful residue. I would...
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    The flow rate on that HOB will probably prove...

    The flow rate on that HOB will probably prove inadequate. Generally you want to find out the flow rate or gallons per hour (gph) the filter is rated for and then generally assume that when loaded...
  5. Yea, if you are just running a light all you need...

    Yea, if you are just running a light all you need is one of these bad boys.
    http://www.spectrumlightworks.com/timer.jpg

    Nothing special, you might even find one for under $10. The aquarium...
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    I've done the boiling water thing with small...

    I've done the boiling water thing with small fish. Seems to be instant.
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    So at my Lowe's they have a fixture that takes...

    So at my Lowe's they have a fixture that takes two 24" 14watt T-5's for $20. Here's my thought though. With no bulbs thats at least another $20 for the bulbs so I'd really only be saving $10 and the...
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    Yup I know what a UPS is for. Hence I said SHORT...

    Yup I know what a UPS is for. Hence I said SHORT outage. My filter needs to be re-primed when the power goes out for 5 seconds, that is the type of situation I was referring to. And as I said, if you...
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    I don't know if anyone has suggested this yet but...

    I don't know if anyone has suggested this yet but you could look into using an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) they might not last too long but would keep everything primed during a short outage....
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    I thought of retrofitting my stock hood light...

    I thought of retrofitting my stock hood light fixture with some shop lights but I was having a hard time finding T-5 fixtures that would fit and I couldn't find anything that was particularly high...
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    Dare I say those pictures are.....illuminating

    Dare I say those pictures are.....illuminating
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    Looking forward to the pics. Could you take one...

    Looking forward to the pics. Could you take one of the fixture itself over the tank. Are you using it with a hood or do you just have it mounted on legs over a cover?
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    Thats good to know.

    Thats good to know.
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    Buying New Lighting

    So, I am looking into 3 options to upgrade from my stock light fixture for my 29gallon. I am trying to get some more light into the tank for viewing and also so I can get a wider array of plants. I...
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    I've been noticing that too. Thanks for trying to...

    I've been noticing that too. Thanks for trying to bring it to everyone's attention. :19:
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    I don't name my fish but other people seem to....

    I don't name my fish but other people seem to. Awhile back one of my roommates named my ghost shrimp Stanovich since he was apparently tank like and now my girlfriend is trying to pick out names for...
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    Seems like people who know a bit about that fish...

    Seems like people who know a bit about that fish (myself not included) are indicating that the thing needs some friends around and a much larger home. Kind of makes my filter suggestion moot. They're...
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    Ok so when somebody brought up the prospect of...

    Ok so when somebody brought up the prospect of doing a water change on this badboy it made me wonder. When it gets to the point that the tank is too large for 5 gallon buckets to cut it how do you do...
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    I would personally go with a Marineland Emperor...

    I would personally go with a Marineland Emperor 280 but others will probably suggest Hagen AquaClear 70 or two AquaClear 30's. There are probably 100 threads about the "best" HOB filter. It's just a...
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    Can't pick that up at the local PetSmart. :18:

    Can't pick that up at the local PetSmart. :18:
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    I want to keep my fish in the best environment...

    I want to keep my fish in the best environment too! thumbs2: and I think just about anyone who would even bother to sign on here and ask a question does too :18:
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    Honestly Rob, I don't think it was particularly...

    Honestly Rob, I don't think it was particularly prudent of you to jump all over the other poster and imply that he should find another hobby because he combined fish that you don't think should be...
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    The water parameters listed on this site also...

    The water parameters listed on this site also vary a bit from those I found on liveaquaria but there is arguably still enough overlap. Just pointing out that perhaps someone who would dare combine...
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    Comet Goldfish: Ph range 6.0 to 8.0 and temp...

    Comet Goldfish: Ph range 6.0 to 8.0 and temp range 65 to 72 degrees.
    Zebra Danios: Ph range 6.5 to 7.0 and temp range 64 to 75 degrees.
    Neon Tetras: Ph range 5.0 to 7.0 and temp range 68 to...
  25. As everyone is pointing out neon tetras and corys...

    As everyone is pointing out neon tetras and corys are schooling fish and really need to be in groups of at the bare minimum 5. In nature these are fish often swim in shoals with hundreds of their...
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