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  1. ForceTen

    Vacuum For Sand

    I am looking for a very good vacuum for sand. I do not want the one that connects to the faucet with the long hose. I forget the name. Had it before. I want one than empties into a bucket. I have a simple gravity/syphon type now, but its not great for sand. It will pick up sand if I am not...
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    Links

    When I first joined this forum there were links all over the place for Seachem Prime. Always a link to Amazon it seemed. Now there are no Seachem products being pushed at Amazon. I went to buy another bottle of Prime and it was no longer available in a single bottle. They wanted to sell two...
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    Fluval AC 50 and 70 Parts Interchangeable?

    I have both filters. Over time I have purchased impellers and motors. I know the motor is the same for both 50 and 70. That alone is weird IMO. Fluval told me the impellers were different and verified the motors are the same. I guess the impeller has got a different pitch depending on...
  4. ForceTen

    Program Fluval Sea LED Fixture

    I have the Fluval Sea light fixture BLE#0x44A6E50E1132 that has manual, auto and pro settings. I have manual set and use a wall timer to control it. I am wasting the capabilities of the fixture. All I want is 2 ramp up and ramp downs per day. Morning and evenings. Seems very simple until you...
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    RIP Eddie Van Halen

    Eddie Van Halen guitarist and co founder of the band Van Halen has died. He was 65 and lost his battle with cancer. RIP Eddie. You were fantastic and we will miss you..
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    Sand Substrate Is Gone This Weekend

    I started a new 40 gallon freshwater tank last November. I decided to go with sand. A mistake I plan on correcting asap. The reason is as follows and is a warning to anyone else who plans to use sand as their substrate. 1) Sand especially fine sand is easily disturbed and can get into a...
  7. ForceTen

    FluvalSmart Marine and Reef

    I have the FluvalSmart Marine and Reef LED light fixture. BLE#0x44A6E50E1132. I have a freshwater aquarium. I am using this fixture in manual mode with a wall timer turning it on and off. It holds the last setting so it works well. But I am not taking advantage of the Pro settings. I want to...
  8. ForceTen

    Hydor/Koralia 425 GPH

    I purchased the wave/circulator for my 40 gallon breeder. I have sand and wanted to stir things up a bit. Let the filter catch more waste. It’s a freshwater tank. I was surprised to see how weak it is. The fish love it, but I think I should have gone with a more powerful unit. Did I under...
  9. ForceTen

    FluvalSmart

    I have the Fluval Sea LED. Version 1.1.4 I am having difficulties with the programming. The “auto” function was fairly easy. It’s the “pro”settings I am asking about. It has 10 programmable set points. Anyone familiar with this programming? I am very close to figuring this out on my own. But...
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    Centerpiece For 40 Gallon Breeder

    I have looked forever online and my wife has been looking as well and we cannot find a great looking center decoration for our simulated reef tank. So far the best looking ones have been at Petsmart. We have not been to Petco. Most were not reef decorations. Most are sunken ships. I want...
  11. ForceTen

    No Pump Required?

    This HOB trickle was mentioned and linked to in another thread. Plants. Hydro-culture? In the picture below, I ask how is a pump connected to the intake tube? There is no mention of a pump in the "details". Is this a gravity powered system or not? Gravity fed HOB filters were the only type...
  12. ForceTen

    Old Idea New Idea?

    I have asked this question several times in threads with zero answers. So I created this thread. Maybe I get a response this way? Many years ago, there was a HOB filter that used no motor. It used gravity to bring water into the filter housing and it directed clean/filtered water to a...
  13. ForceTen

    Disappointed With Fluval/AquaClear

    I ordered an AquaClear 70 filter from Amazon when I was putting together my new 40 gallon setup. I then I had a to go into surgery right in the middle of the build. I was able to get substrate and water in it before I went to the hospital on Nov 1st. The motor failed when I got home and we...
  14. ForceTen

    5 Options With No Clue

    I have a 40 gallon freshwater tank with a marine type LED fixture. Its the Fluval Sea with Bluetooth. It has 5 individual colors to choose from. The default/manual setting is half way for all 5 colors. I have no live plants, I have sand and 1 dozen tigers. I want to keep algae in check. So I...
  15. ForceTen

    New 40 Gallon Tank Questions

    I have a new 40 gallon set up. Been running with fish now for one week. I also have used a sand substrate this time. I am already seeing algae growing on the top of the sand. Can I just turn/plow it over like gravel. Like I said, I have never used sand before. I have a brand new...
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    Aqeuon Aquariums Beware!

    The $1 a gallon sale took me to Petco online and then to the store to pick up a 40 gallon tank, stand, and LED fixture. Day One: Washed 100 lbs of sand and added a few inches of water and then I see the chipped glass at the bottom of the tank. Had to tear it all down! Day Two: Returned tank...
  17. ForceTen

    Pool Sand/Sand vs Gravel?

    I just bought a new 40 gallon tank today. I have never used sand before and from what I hear on this forum most people really like it. Seems its appearance is the main attraction and I do agree. Other than appearance, what are the pro's and con's regarding sand as my new substrate. Fresh...
  18. ForceTen

    Flake Fish Food

    No sub forum on fish food so here it is. I have 12 small and medium size tiger Barbs all by themselves in their own tank. I have been using “TetraPro Tropical Crisps”. These round flakes are designed to float. They are crispy as well. Designed to help keep the tank cleaner than regular...
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    Where Can I Find 29 And 39 Gallon Long Tanks?

    - and buy 29 - 39 gallon long tanks? I am guessing 30 and 40 gallon are not the correct description? Nomenclature? Seems they are not very popular as I have been looking for them with little success. Second question: Do they make stands for long aquariums? Third: what about long tank...
  20. ForceTen

    Aqueon Pro 300?

    My 100 watt heater quit working so I bought the Aqueon Pro 300. Now I know 300 watts is way more than I need. But the 300 watt was on sale and less money that the 75 watt. It was $25 on sale at chewy My tank is 20 gallon and it looks like 200 was the correct size, but I now have 300 watt...
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