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    Co2 Into A Fractionating Pump?

    Thank you for the insight. I'm about ready to move towards my CO2 / Heater build as pictured in my OP.
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    Co2 Into A Fractionating Pump?

    Thanks. I will have to look into it. I don't think I have ever seen a pump like that before.. whats the reason behind your suggestion? Is it better at breaking up the injected co2 into smaller particles or is it to keep the pump from cavitating? I appreciate the input.
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    Co2 Into A Fractionating Pump?

    Wanting to introduce CO2 into my 75G tank and was looking at various options when I thought perhaps I would be able to introduce the CO2 at the pump head if I were to buy a fractionating pump. Ultimately this would be a pump that's dedicated to CO2, inline Heating and perhaps UV (if deemed...
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    Cold Water Feeding Koi & Shubunkins

    Good info thank you. I noticed a sharp behavior difference once the water started hitting the low 60's. More and more the fish seemed to act zoned out schooling nose first into the lite current. My original thought on bringing the fish in was : 1) To keep the temperatures up and continue feeding...
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    Cold Water Feeding Koi & Shubunkins

    OK so I wanted to ask some questions regarding cold water feeding. This is my first year with Koi and Shubunkins and I have brought them into my Garage in a winter tank about 275g. I have not started to warm the water yet and wanted to know a little more about how to feed them if I should allow...
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    Is safe for humans to drink cycled fish tank wate

    I could see the fish all laughing... hurry up and pee he is coming back for seconds..
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    250 Gallon tank heating in "Ambient" temps of 32 Fahrenheit / 0 Celsius

    Ah 3-4w per gallon.. I see. Thanks again.
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    How long until bb grows on sponge filter

    WOW.. thanks for the info. The water he gave me wasn't pretty..maybe he squeezed a filter into it..haha. Some of their tanks aren't so pretty so I wasn't sure what to make of the water. It was my first XP with a tank and I remember being caught off gaurd when i took my son to buy fish the day...
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    How long until bb grows on sponge filter

    I would think that 8-10 gallons of water from the 90 tank would have been enough to get the tank started. I know just enough to be dangerous here so this is a question to keep me from killing something in the future and not an attempt to question an experienced members knowledge or your...
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    250 Gallon tank heating in "Ambient" temps of 32 Fahrenheit / 0 Celsius

    Thanks for the input. I would have expected a recommendation more along the lines of (2) 1000 watt heaters. As for a UV filter, I will have to educate myself on understanding what kind of flow rate would suit 250/275 gallons of water while not destroying all the good bacterias. I certainly want...
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    250 Gallon tank heating in "Ambient" temps of 32 Fahrenheit / 0 Celsius

    Thanx for the bump but it looks like I may just have to spend the cash and hope for the best. I may wrap the tank in some form of insulation to reduce heat loss. Currently the tanks is at about 64F / 17.5C and I need to get a form of heat in place before temps take a nose dive. I found the...
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    canister filter build question

    If I understand what you're doing correctly you should be able to use the thread tape on your threaded connections. I built a filter with 6" Pipe. used the thread tape around the threaded plugs in both ends and sealer with o-rings on my input and output connections. will be upgrading one of...
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    What am I missing? (Plumbing)

    Face Palm to myself.. I was looking at the green column and not the yellow column that's under pressure.
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    What am I missing? (Plumbing)

    That made me ask myself why my 900GPH pump has a 3/4" threaded connection on it so I fact checked and found this to support your numbers. http://www.slideshare.net/raju175/water-flow-pipe-sizes Didn't clear up my initial thought as to why the connection is small on the MAG900. Perhaps Fridays...
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    Coffee cup and lid in aquarium

    Saw this when I went to your link. http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ef6d/ Would remove the need for a perfect and clean hole at the top. Just a thought. Saw this same teapot in chrome on ebay but then again I'm guessing ceramic is key here.
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    Coffee cup and lid in aquarium

    I can't say from xp but depending on what orientation you're placing it in the tank you could perhaps drill some small holes to allow it the "breath" without having to run an air line to it (which might look cool). I chuckled when i read the post because this came to mind...
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    250 Gallon tank heating in "Ambient" temps of 32 Fahrenheit / 0 Celsius

    I have decided I would like to heat my winter Koi tank to an acceptable level for some form of algae eaters. Regardless of Pecostamus (Preferred) or Snail it seems I have a real challenge trying to combat my garage ambient temperatures that can reach right about freezing in the coldest of the...
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    DIY 5 Gallon Bucket Canister Ideas

    Yes I suggest you avoid those gamma seal lids. Here was my nightmare. https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/diy-do-yourself/240062-diy-canister-filter-pump-placement-275-gal-tote.html It has started slowly sucking air after my final post on that thread. The bucket eventually starts to implode...
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    DIY Canister Filter / Pump placement - 275 Gal. Tote

    You guys were nice enough to assist so I thought I would provide and update. My filter was sucking air and I solved it with a putty used to seal around drafty window and door frames. Probably not the least toxic to fish but it never comes into contact with the water so I should be fine. It was...
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    DIY Canister Filter / Pump placement - 275 Gal. Tote

    Well after a little thought I decided to use heavy clear packing tape so I could perhaps see what was going on if anything. Turns out the lid is in fact sucking air from between the lid to gamma ring that is seated on the bucket. Wish it had been the other way around as I could have shot...




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