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  1. Sorry, but no longer available. So relieved to find somebody to take everything rather than sending it to the landfill!
  2. Hello all! Hope everybody is well! The offer is now for just the equipment. 50gal Truvu tank, 20L gallon glass tank, stand, 2xEhaim 2217 filters, TMC 25 Watt sterilizer, and many many fish supplies, like 3/4 full giant jar of Seachem Safe, air pumps, some food, filter media--basically years of equipment accumulation from a fish nut. I have some HOB filters, heaters, blah, blah, blah. You get the picture. If you want to pick it t all up and discard what you don't need, come on down! I'm in the Sunset District of San Francisco. It will be available until July 5th. Thanks!
  3. Thanks Heidi and Susanne! Sorry about all of the typos in the original post, but the UV sterilizer is a TMC Vecton 600 25W, with bulb replaced in December. I also will pass on a metric tonne of other fish supplies, including HOB filters, filter media, food, etc.
  4. Unfortunately, I'm moving and can't take this tank with me. I ordered a custom truvu tank which is around 48.5 gallons, 36"L x 19"D x 17"H . The stand is a very sturdy stand that I built from scratch. I built an LED lighting system. It has two Eheim classic 2217 filters and a TMV Vecton 20W UV sterilizer. Currently has one ECR ranchu named Buster, with swim bladder issues (stays on the bottom). The ranchu has received antibiotivcs and anti parasitic medication, and is disease free. If anybody in the SF bay area is interested in this setup, it's yours for free. Here's a picture when I first set up the tank. I'll post more pictures of the tank, if anybody is interested k with us. Custom
  5. I clean my two canister filters every 2-3 weeks. Sometimes I feel lazy, and just back flush and clean the foam. If I have time, I wash off the biomedia in dechlorinated water and clean out the hoses. I believe this keeps nitrates and DOCs down in the tank, and reduces the need for water changes. I've never had a bump in my cycle from cleaning them (famous last words!).
  6. Should make for an interesting deposition, if anybody sues them
  7. My pleasure! Nice to check in after being away for a while. Hope you are all doing well.
  8. I found these measuring spoons with joke amounts, like "smidge" and "dash" are very handy for measuring Safe http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-3080-Stainless-Measuring-smidgen/dp/B0009X1P9S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407432457&sr=8-1&keywords=small+measuring+spoons I use a "smidgen" per 5 gallons This is the actual correspondence: TAD = 1/4 tsp DASH = 1/12 tsp <<<< not 1/8 >>> PINCH = 1/16 tsp SMIDGEN = 1/32 tsp DROP = 1/64 tsp
  9. 1 mg/L of ascorbic acid will remove the highest levels of chloramine and hypochlorite found in municipal water. No I don't have a source, but I remember reading on the SFPUC web site...
  10. If you email Seachem support, they will mail a measuring scoop free!
  11. If you already have ammonium chloride, why would you switch to the ammonia solution?
  12. I've used Dr Tim's ammonium chloride Just follow the directions-- I believe one drop per gallon should be around 3ppm. You can check with your test kit.
  13. Products like Purigen can significantly reduce the rate of nitrate production, if the source is waste from the fish. Unfortunately they needed to be replaced monthly in my tank, so I stopped using them. The media can be recharged in bleach, but the process is a little time consuming. What is the nitrate level in your tap water?
  14. I think of nitrates as a proxy for all of the stuff in the water for which we don't have the means to test, like dissolved organics, bacteria, etc. I know it's not possible for some setups, but I try to keep my nitrates below 5ppm.
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