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by J-P
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33977

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

Mr. (Dr?) Ricketts It is a HUGE honour to have you here. Thank you very much. :worship: I am aiming to keep an Aesthetically (damn I need to learn how to spel!!) pleasing enviroment and maintain the fish for as long as possible. As for "What to keep" If possible I would like some Dwarf Puf...
by J-P
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33977

Re: IT'S IN!!

Woo hoo... after 2 months finally got the tank in ... will start cleaning and leak testing ASAP. BTW I tookout all the electrical you see in the pictures, it just didn't look right.

keke I'm sooo excited!
by J-P
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: 55 gallon "community" tank with SAP
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: 55 gallon "community" tank with SAP

Now I have a few small Java ferns grown on each piece... I keep waiting for the java moss to latch on to them and grow too, but it ain't happened yet.-Rob A) if you tie it down with some fishing line it will do the trick, but it has to be near the roots and not too tightly. B) use some cooking twin...
by J-P
Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33977

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

Has this system ever been set up & running successfully? yes it has.. but the shop it was in, closed down due to a lack of customers.. it was a close out sale in a very small town. the question was / is how much vegetation and what type was along the bottom to allow for adaquate filtration? How...
by J-P
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33977

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

Pufferpunk wrote:Have you checked to make sure it holds water--no leaks?

after it gets moved tomorrow / today ... like I mentioned forward thinking ...
by J-P
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33977

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

the only way I can see this thing working on a single filter is: 1) populate heavily with plants. 2) introduce 1 fish per tank and take measurements 3) introduce critters and take measurements 4) slowly add 1 fish per tank in reverse order and after each fish is introduced take a measurement (aprox ...
by J-P
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33977

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

Pufferpunk wrote:How many total gallons is this entire system?

it is rated at 500 gallons, but without structure, substrate, fish etc... I count 460
by J-P
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33977

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

This is just more forward thinking out loud more than anything else .... on the top section of the tank there will be 2 sections of tank that will have no direct filtration. I was considering using a power head to circulate the water. The reason being: The "Great Lakes Effect". In this sit...
by J-P
Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: SAP Setup - Tons of Questions
Replies: 108
Views: 6458

Re: SAP Setup - Tons of Questions

robert_hollis wrote:
In the wild I wonder how they keep their teeth trimmed down...
I hear they like to snap into a slim jim!

-Rob
haha or maybe Jacklinks :evil:
by J-P
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: New DIY Project
Replies: 47
Views: 3549

Re: New DIY Project

nice project I've seen the same vid before. Yea, my only conscern would be the amount of space taken up by the display.


Well done
by J-P
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: 12 volt to 110 household conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 523

12 volt to 110 household conversion

Ok... this on I need just a little help with. I have a 4' green fishing light that attached to a car battery via alligator clips. It runs on 12 volts.. can anyone point me somewhere where I can put an adaptor on that thing so that I can plug it into a husehold wall socket. I'ts going to make a wicke...
by J-P
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: SAP Setup - Tons of Questions
Replies: 108
Views: 6458

Re: SAP Setup - Tons of Questions

library/hospital/dentistry/

Very interesting and kind of spooky. In the wild I wonder how they keep their teeth trimmed down...
by J-P
Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycling Question
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Cycling Question

I may be wrong but ammonia is converted to nitrite (toxic but less so than ammonia) then nitrite is converted to nitrate which is the least toxic. This is from the Puffer library on fishless cycling.. " You have completed the cycle by introducing a source in such a high quantity for large numb...
by J-P
Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycling Question
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Cycling Question

I have similar question .. just to continue this topic.. haha
We atart with Ammonia,
2 different kinds of bacteria convert the ammonia into nitrite then nitrate respectively.
Nitrate is then consumed by the plants in the tank.
Where does the Nitrite go? Its still harmfull to the fish...
by J-P
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33977

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

its non refered, (do not store above 120F / 49C) says 300 million live bacteria per teaspoon (5ml) / 1 teaspoon per 10 US gallons (40L). safe for all fresh and salt water water fish and inverts. Oddly enough it does not have a lot# or a use by date. No chemical ingredients listed and the type of bac...