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Jeff Spicoli

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  1. 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.  :thumb:

  2. 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.

    THE ONLY PRESCRIPTION IS MORE COWBELL

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    alright I'm done

    sorry!

    :rofl

    You Got it! LOLOL!

  3. 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.

  4. I was hoping to do away with the hob's.. I was thinking of possibly running an undergravel filter as well as regular level filtration. I was also thinking of doing something with a separate planted tank tank (with a pothos plant hopefully!) to help with keeping my nitrates down... What do you think?

    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. :)

  5. thanks Jeff that video was very helpful. !!!

    My pleasure. :) That young man did a great job with that video.

    Hi! Since we are talking about filters, I actually had a question of my own...

    I'm looking at getting a canister filter myself. I currently have three hob filters totaling about 600GPH for a 55 gallon. I've been looking at the canister's online, and I'm not seeing much over 363 GPH... Are GPH different somehow with the canisters or do I just need more than one to get to my 600? Or will the 363 GPH be ok for my two Goldies?

    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?

  6. jeff how do you bleed off the air on the rena? i got one with my 46 bow front but have never been able to get it going.

    i bought a new set of gaskets for it but haven't had time to mess with it yet.

    I learned from this video on youtube, this trick works great. :)

  7. If you're going for an eheim classic make sure the taps and media are included, some don't come with and they are expensive to buy separately.

    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!. :)

  8. My goodness, I'm so glad you found that! :o 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Hello. :) I just wanted to share a story that happened a few days ago. I was watching a show with my buddy and noticed that our cat was on the arm rest of the couch with her front paws on the base of my aquarium staring at the fish, I looked at my fish and saw that one of them was desperately trying to spit something out of his mouth. I have a bare bottom with green glass gems holding the plants down and scattered across the bottom, and somehow my fish got one stuck in his mouth, I didn't think it was possible considering that the gems look waaaay bigger than his mouth.

    I tried to let him spit the gem out but he just couldn't, it was really deep in there past his mouth opening. Luckily I have small long needle nose pliers at home. I put paper towels on the carpet in front of the tank with a container of aquarium water, scooped my fishy out and let the initial squiggles pass and went to work, on the first attempt I didn't put enough grip on the pliers and the gem slipped off of the pliers, second attempt I gripped hard and had to pull really hard to get it past his mouth, it popped out, I put him back in the tank and he was fine. :) That gem was soooo stuck that he would have never been able to get it out on his own.

    I removed all the plants and gems immediately. Believe it or not, Mangold, the fish that I saved was swimming circles around my arm, they have never done that in the 3 years that I have had them.

    Be careful with those gems folks, if your fish is big enough they WILL fit in their mouth.

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