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  1. schoolie

    I Can Wait Here All Day...

    I'm not keeping fish, but we did get a border collie puppy, last August. I call Tilly my furry daughter. She's obsessed with playing fetch the ball and frisbee--very sweet disposition, but a little too stubborn sometimes. How can I get any work done with her staring at me?!
  2. Sorry, but no longer available. So relieved to find somebody to take everything rather than sending it to the landfill!
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. schoolie

    Do you run a UV sterilizer?

    I run my 50 gal tank with a 25W UV sterilizer, and have a flow ratethat should kill bacteria and most parasites and viruses. My fish is currently dying from dropsy I had thought that I had this goldfish care all figured out, and discovered that I don't.
  7. 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!).
  8. schoolie

    Warning Label, new heater

    Should make for an interesting deposition, if anybody sues them
  9. schoolie

    Seachem Safe: make the switch! :)

    My pleasure! Nice to check in after being away for a while. Hope you are all doing well.
  10. schoolie

    Seachem Safe: make the switch! :)

    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
  11. schoolie

    Seachem Safe: make the switch! :)

    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...
  12. schoolie

    Seachem Safe: make the switch! :)

    If you email Seachem support, they will mail a measuring scoop free!
  13. Sorry I thought you were starting with a full bottle of Dr Tim's. Carry on, then!
  14. If you already have ammonium chloride, why would you switch to the ammonia solution?