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Jeff Spicoli

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  1. Congrats! They are easy to maintain, and starting the filter up is a breeze. Sooo much Powah!
  2. Prime - Unpleasant to the nose....bleaches your new clothes.
  3. Hi everybody. I just wanted to let anybody that didn't know that Prime water conditioner can bleach your clothes, the 5 1/2 year mystery I went through has been solved. I was having a problem with small to medium bleach spots showing on my t shirts, nobody else in the household was having this issue. I finally wised up, and tested my API test kit and Prime on an old black t shirt, a bleach ring started to show up the next day where I applied the Prime, at one week, the t shirt had a huge bleached out stain. I am going to start wearing my grubby clothes on water change days.
  4. THE ONLY PRESCRIPTION IS MORE COWBELL alright I'm done sorry! You Got it! LOLOL!
  5. You've gotta feevah, and the only prescription is more tanks and equipment! This is very normal. I went cheap on a few things, like Jebo stuff at first, it worked, but I have a huge pile of stuff that I don't use anymore. My advice would be to go with the good stuff to begin with and you will save overall.
  6. I have been using Eheim Jager heaters for over 3 years and have not had a problem. All the good LFS around me use Jager heaters for their livestock, and have been for decades.
  7. Thank goodness for youtube and Kokos! If cell phones and facebook were taken away, people would go nuts! It's crazy how much we rely on tech now. So, what Eheim did you have, and which one would you get now?
  8. Here is a video about the leak around the priming button, this guy has his own fix. This is why I'm looking a a couple Eheim classics rather than the pros, A buddy at work has had his 2217 since the 1980's and it's still running strong, he has only replaced the impeller once.
  9. I don't know much of anything about live plants or undergravel filters. I do know that there is some controversy regarding undergravel filters, hopefully somebody more knowledgeable will chime in. I personally like the hob canister combo, the hob for the surface agitation, ease of cleaning, and they can provide oxygen to the water. I like canisters for the media capacity, and the ability to move water. It works like peanut butter and jelly does.
  10. My pleasure. That young man did a great job with that video. The Fluval FX5 will do around that, but the FX5 is a very powerful filter, I don't know if people would recommend it for a 55 with fancies, maybe too much current. Do you want to completely get rid of your hob's?
  11. I will be getting this for the goldies. Has anybody fed this to a pleco? If so, do they like it?
  12. They are number 1 in my book... Wish I could afford one again What one did you have? Did it stop working? Do you prefer classic or pro?
  13. I learned from this video on youtube, this trick works great.
  14. Thanks for the heads up! I was wondering why the prices online varied so much. I am looking at a 2215 and a 2262 for 2 different tanks, the 2262 is just a beast!.
  15. My goodness, I'm so glad you found that! I had an aquarium with a metal top with built in lights, I went to feed my fish, touched the lid and it zapped me, there was a short somewhere. I trashed that top and made my own. I'm wondering if you could wrap those metal legs with something non conductive that also won't melt.
  16. I am looking at a couple Eheim classics right now, I prefer them over the pros. I can't say anything bad about Fluval, love my Fluvals. My Rena xp was a little tricky, but once I learned how to bleed off the trapped air, it has been a great filter. So out of the big 3, I guess I like them all. I saw an xp filter in an API box the other day, very weird, I don't know what is going on with that.
  17. Bottom sponges, and the rest biomax. I personally wouldn't use the fine polishing pad that it comes with, it's the white one that goes on or near the top, it clogs the XP's very fast.
  18. That intake tube can be stubborn some times, the spray bars and intake tube don't like to seat and it can fight you. If the intake tube is super loose then you know that it isn't seated all the way.
  19. I didn't see this post, that is a great idea! Like maybe some heavy duty fishing line. I hope that the ceiling is structurally sound.
  20. I would relieve the wood away from the glass though, you wouldn't want to have the wood too close to the glass because the wood can expand.you could relieve it like 3/4 inch away from the glass.
  21. Please excuse the crude drawing. You could build a 2x4 frame to slide behind the tank, and then use heavy duty zip ties to secure the 2x4 frame to the legs of the stand. Red arrows= zip tie spots.
  22. What about the aquarium stand, is it made of wood? Is the stand or cabinet open in the back? Maybe you could frame something off of the back of the stand?
  23. Is this a glass tank? Does the tank have a support brace at the top of the tank from front to back? I'm not sure, but 30 pounds sounds like a lot to hang from an aquarium rim. Something like a small shelf coming off the wall behind your tank could support the weight of the UV, I would never use tools near my tank though.
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