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Forum: Hardware and Dry Goods 06-01-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By wtac
For SCH40 pipe in white, you can find them at...

For SCH40 pipe in white, you can find them at Lowes.

I don't know of any LFS in that area but I have a colleague that services aquariums at Google...that was a fun project.

He usually goes late...
Forum: General Marine Discussion 05-19-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 693
Posted By wtac
You can use an AC300 for media but using GFO will...

You can use an AC300 for media but using GFO will not be ideal due to the particle size and shape. SeaChem PhosGuard is better suited for non fluidized situations due to the uniform spherical shape....
Forum: General Marine Discussion 05-14-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By wtac
Ive been using the MagFloat with an EasyBlade...

Ive been using the MagFloat with an EasyBlade attachment for the past...seems like forever.

The blades are a bit of a pain to get replacements now but with the many aquariums I services a week, I...
Forum: Vendor Deals 05-14-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By wtac
The B&M store is in Calgary. Nice store that is a...

The B&M store is in Calgary. Nice store that is a blend of BA base furnishings and the varied offerings and in-store vibe of Menagerie of old.

They also have e-commerce.
Forum: Fish and Coral 05-14-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By wtac
Either a REALLY happy lobo brain or scoly....

Either a REALLY happy lobo brain or scoly. Depends on what it looks like deflated and the base skeleton.
Forum: Ponds 05-06-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By wtac
When I had ponds in my portfolio up to 2010, I...

When I had ponds in my portfolio up to 2010, I used Laguna and get on average 5 seasons before they $h!t the bed. Danner, and the metal ones and get about 1-2 winters with them.

Not sure what are...
Forum: DIY 05-04-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By wtac
Upload a few pics of the chips of the top edge....

Upload a few pics of the chips of the top edge. If the chips are severe and near the centre, replace the panel(s).

Sure there isn't alot of pressure at the top but it's the "bowing" that will be...
Forum: General Marketplace Discussion 05-03-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By wtac
I meant your Dr/fam GP. My GP back in TO is...

I meant your Dr/fam GP. My GP back in TO is pretty cool and I got alot of 'scrpts for meds that used to be available. With a drug plan its pretty cheap ;)

Chems, there are a few places for...
Forum: DIY 05-03-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By wtac
Dismantling, surface prep, pre-assembly prep and...

Dismantling, surface prep, pre-assembly prep and reassembly are the easy things to do.

If you have never cut 3/8-1/2" glass, the nail biting part is making sure the break is straight along the...
Forum: General Marine Discussion 04-30-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By wtac
FB has definitely affected this site to attract...

FB has definitely affected this site to attract vendors as they don't have to pay to solicit their product/service. Many vendors listed here are not longer operating and keeping their sub-forum is...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 04-28-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By wtac
I have a soft spot for pencilfish (Nannostomus...

I have a soft spot for pencilfish (Nannostomus sp.). Generally they hover in place and move as a tight group if you have a large fish or fish that dash about.

Don't see too many around these days.
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By wtac
Peat moss, no. I suppose you can dry crap...

Peat moss, no.

I suppose you can dry crap out the compost/manure, crumble and toss it in the spreader and then water the lawn. Don't put too much in the spreader as you may have to get at any...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By wtac
The Eheim "Classic" autofeeder has been the best...

The Eheim "Classic" autofeeder has been the best that I have used and longevity. I still have the one I bought back in the early 90's.

Programming is simple, relatively quiet, compact design,...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By wtac
Awesome! The APEX autofeeder is,...

Awesome!

The APEX autofeeder is, diplomatically speaking, a PITA and not worth the $.

How I really feel about it, a fking piece of garbage based on a LifeGuard autofeeder that is equally a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By wtac
For that square footage, a push style seed...

For that square footage, a push style seed spreader (https://www.homedepot.ca/product/scotts-turf-builder-edgeguard-mini-broadcast-spreader/1000666183).

I've never aerated but fertilized regularly.
Forum: Fish and Coral 04-26-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By wtac
If the goni is on the substrate, cut the dome off...

If the goni is on the substrate, cut the dome off an appropriate sized plastic bottle, cover goni and spot feed that way for a few minutes and remove.

If your NO3 is less than 10mg/L and PO4 less...
Forum: General Marketplace Discussion 04-25-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By wtac
Call up your Dr and s/he can write you a...

Call up your Dr and s/he can write you a prescription for these drugs:

Sulfathiazole, nitrofuran, furazolidone.

Based on the unit content of the medication, you may need a scale to make the...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 04-25-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By wtac
Sry fpr your loss and wow, wow, wow...28 years! ...

Sry fpr your loss and wow, wow, wow...28 years!

I don't think its anything nefarious to worry about. When the body shuts down and "time to go" it appears that it is disease related. Mind you...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By wtac
One of two issues but testing wasnt done long...

One of two issues but testing wasnt done long enough, IMHO.

It kept N and P stable after it dropped to upper limits. Either feeding was increased, or a larger surface area is needed to drop...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By wtac
No experience with those in particular but have...

No experience with those in particular but have DIY'ed a similar design for a full sheet of that plastic mesh about 5 years ago for a 300gal reef. Used a 200GPH pump and after 2 weeks of seeding and...
Forum: Fish and Coral 04-21-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By wtac
If the polyp has already ejected from the...

If the polyp has already ejected from the skeleton, its wont reattach to it.

If conditions are ideal, the polyp will form a new skeleton.

Placing substrate on the Critter Pal bottom, the new...
Forum: Fish and Coral 04-21-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By wtac
Polyp ejection is a self protection measure from...

Polyp ejection is a self protection measure from an adverse condition as they are stationary creatures.

It's a procedure of patience but you have to put the coral polyp in a "Critter Pal" plastic...
Forum: General Marine Discussion 04-20-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By wtac
My $0.02 As much as I loved the "good old...

My $0.02

As much as I loved the "good old days" pricing for livestock, its been a decade of price wars of X vs Y vs Z LFSs.

Prior to the Indo closure of coral exports, mark-up was at most 2x...
Forum: Freshwater Livestock 04-18-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By wtac
Call Mike @Finatics. Don't tell him I (Wilson)...

Call Mike @Finatics. Don't tell him I (Wilson) referred you or he'll charge you double or triple depending on his mood ROLMFAO!

I'm kidding and Mike is a "good egg". We've known each other for...
Forum: Hardware and Dry Goods 04-18-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By wtac
This is one chemical that one must take extra...

This is one chemical that one must take extra precaution using. It is a powerful oxidant and "attacks" all organic matter, aka non selective in its mode of action.

That said, the concentration and...
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