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by DDR2
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Python Water Changer?
Replies: 19
Views: 7369

Re: Python Water Changer?

Worst case, you'll have to go online and buy an adapter from python or someone that carries them. If your pressure is low (a problem I've dealt with) , make sure all air is purged from the hose. Start at the tank and lift the hose so air is forced towards the faucet until it's out. Also large debris...
by DDR2
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Python Water Changer?
Replies: 19
Views: 7369

Re: Python Water Changer?

Mine doesn't fit either. You'll have to buy an adapter. You'll need one with a female end that fits your faucet and a male end for a regular size garden hose. I found one at Lowe's, but home depot or any other big box hardware store should have one. Take the faucet connector and diffuser tip from yo...
by DDR2
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protecting Fingers
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Protecting Fingers

Exotic pet center in sevierville, tn. Unfortunately,they're moving and down sizing back to birds and exotics. Originally from Chicago and worked at tropicana living things.
by DDR2
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh/frozen market shrimp
Replies: 4
Views: 1972

Re: Fresh/frozen market shrimp

I'm late to this party, but I've had the best luck finding live, fresh, and frozen seafood at the Asian market. If you've got one in your area it's definitely worth a look. Mine carries all sorts of goodies. Squid, octopus, shrimp, prawn, clams, oysters,scallops, mussels, cockles, snails, and just a...
by DDR2
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is wrong with people! some should not keep fish
Replies: 14
Views: 3349

Re: What is wrong with people! some should not keep fish

I call it willful ignorance. Being ignorant of something doesn't mean you're stupid, just that you're un-informed. Being willfully ignorant means you're not only un-informed, but that, when you're informed you choose to remain wrong for whatever reason. I liken it to people who are racist, bigoted, ...
by DDR2
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your puffer's name?
Replies: 752
Views: 66332

Re: What's your puffer's name?

Abei puffer. Pogo. John Wayne Gacy's clown name. Because he looks like a clown and he kills everything he sees.
by DDR2
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Where are my manners?!
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Where are my manners?!

Never been to Greenville, but Maryville is like a maze. Terrible traffic, nothing to do but go to Knoxville. You probably made the right call. I hear Greenville is nice.
by DDR2
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: protein skimmer
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: protein skimmer

Soon, Smithers, soon...
by DDR2
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Where are my manners?!
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Where are my manners?!

Oh,and I have other fish, too. A 8" Polypterus senegalus, a 14" peacock eel, 3 lg pictus catfish, and an African knife fish in one tank. And I just brought home a small figure 8 puffer that needed re-homing from a customer at work.
by DDR2
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Where are my manners?!
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Where are my manners?!

Hello from Knoxville, TNBeen visiting the forum for a couple of months and just realized I haven't introduced myself. Been keeping fish for almost 30 years. Started with a goldfish in a bowl when I was 9 and moved to cichlids when I was 12. I've kept central American, south American, and African cic...
by DDR2
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: protein skimmer
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: protein skimmer

Didn't think so. Thank you. I'll leave it in the closet with all the other stuff I'm not currently using.
by DDR2
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: protein skimmer
Replies: 4
Views: 887

protein skimmer

Anyone with experience using protein skimmers on brackish tanks? I'm setting up a tank for a figure 8,(not my first) and while I've used them for all my. s.w., I've never done so for brackish. Just curious of how useful it would be for low end brackish.
by DDR2
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: List of freshwater fishes to avoid for beginners
Replies: 90
Views: 22628

Re: List of freshwater fishes to avoid for beginners

Add clown knives(size), and stingrays(size,diet,dangerous).
by DDR2
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Media bags for Purigen..........
Replies: 3
Views: 2735

Re: Media bags for Purigen..........

I use the penn plax bags for their battery powered gravel vac. Mesh is fine enough not to lose any purigen but still lets.water pass through.
by DDR2
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: reef ready for freshwater?
Replies: 8
Views: 2441

Re: reef ready for freshwater?

Sumps/overflows don't usually work well with CO2. All the water movement pulls the CO2 right out of the system. Canister is the way to go for planted tanks, in my experience.