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    i give it 1.5 hours, then start a generator :) ...

    i give it 1.5 hours, then start a generator :)

    --chris
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    i've seen a demo on one of those things, and...

    i've seen a demo on one of those things, and personally handled it. An impressive piece of fish kit for sure, but a bit rich for my wallet(you could buy 2 405s for what one of those runs). My 05...
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    two words:Great pyrenees Many many people...

    two words:Great pyrenees

    Many many people revere the pyre for thier guarding. There are stories of 2 pyres killing whole packs of feral GSDs and wolves protecting thier herds. Our dog is 1/2 and...
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    i'd stay far away from the 3 spot color morph...

    i'd stay far away from the 3 spot color morph gouramis. Far too un predictable personality wise, and i'm speaking from experience here. However, if you simply MUST get one, get one from a crowded...
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    the petco by us also sells the tubing by the...

    the petco by us also sells the tubing by the foot. Not as cheap as Lowes, but if you can't find it anywhere else might be a good last resort

    --chris
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    do you have an iphone/ipodtouch/ipad? If so, do...

    do you have an iphone/ipodtouch/ipad? If so, do i have an app for you!

    http://masc2279.no-ip.org/Plone/cornerreef/iphone-applications/application/aquarium-applications/aquarium-handbook-complete...
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    i use printed mylar backgrounds with different ...

    i use printed mylar backgrounds with different underwater scenes on them available at fish stores stuck on with vaseline. I have a few fish(a couple yellow labs and a BP--not in same tank) that...
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    if it's water that comes from the city, you...

    if it's water that comes from the city, you should always add a conditioner to it. What if the city suddenly decides to add chlorine or chloramine to the water? All things being equal, prime is...
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    they will casually graze, but do not expect your...

    they will casually graze, but do not expect your tank to stay spotless--aint gonna happen. Every tank has algae in it, but as others have said try to limit the availability of resources that allow...
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    nice work. Three things i'd add: --solder...

    nice work. Three things i'd add:
    --solder joints
    --shrink tubing around joints
    --using a ac-->dc "wall wort" for power so people using power strips with day/night timers can take advantage of...
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    clearly the solution is to buy a tank to fit the...

    clearly the solution is to buy a tank to fit the filter :) A 45ish gallon outta do it

    :)

    If looking into into canisters, consider the fluval 105. I have a 205 running on a 25 gal and the...
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    If that's true, be careful when cleaning a tank...

    If that's true, be careful when cleaning a tank that has been let go that long. Especially, careful with the size water changes you do, you could shock the fish. Were it me, i'd do a 30% change in...
  13. I keep an impeller well cover, a main o ring, and...

    I keep an impeller well cover, a main o ring, and an impeller. The oring i keep is really in case i mung up the oring in the filter lubing it. Lubing the main o ring and the rings on the aqua stop...
  14. my fluvals make a hum. Or rather, the crappy...

    my fluvals make a hum. Or rather, the crappy stands i have accentuate and amplify the normal noise of the filter. If i set the filters outside the stand on the rug, no issues. Try setting the...
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    you are prob at the start of a bacteria bloom,...

    you are prob at the start of a bacteria bloom, which is typical for a "fish" cycle. The water will most likely get gray/white cloudy, which water changes will cure. As others have said, cut back on...
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    Jim-- You might in the future care to try...

    Jim--
    You might in the future care to try this stuff:...
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    A cube of blood worms melted and dumped into the...

    A cube of blood worms melted and dumped into the tank razzles my guys pretty good. Laser pointers can get'm riled too, though i wouldn't know anything about that :)

    --chris
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    If i do a large water change(over 50%) and don't...

    If i do a large water change(over 50%) and don't add baking soda my ph will slide between .3 and .6 points within about 4 hours, and my BP fins will turn black on the edges for a day or so. Over...
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    that might be the best bet. I will add a little...

    that might be the best bet. I will add a little bakng soda when I do water changes over 50% to keep buffer in the tank until the coral kicks in. Adding it prevents ph plummet, and by the time it's...
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    Be very careful. That is a huge swing. IMO...

    Be very careful. That is a huge swing. IMO you'd be better served using crushed coral. Thing about using baking soda is that you need to remeber to add it when doing water changes. Heckuva lot...
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    and lowes home improvement --chris

    and lowes home improvement

    --chris
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    Post pics of the tank, piping, and sump, and...

    Post pics of the tank, piping, and sump, and we'll help you through it

    --chris
  23. can i answer yes? :) Change water once a week...

    can i answer yes? :)

    Change water once a week UNLESS doing so allows your nitrates to get past 20. In that case, change however often(and however much) you need to in order to prevent them from...
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    i run a 405 on my 65gal tank. Works awesome. ...

    i run a 405 on my 65gal tank. Works awesome.

    --chris
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    only media i replace is the floss. Everything...

    only media i replace is the floss. Everything else gets rinsed.

    --chris
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