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post #11 of 28 Old 12-21-2012, 01:25 PM
Haha. That's how it goes, another tank and another. I'm at that Big Al's once a week, usually. Vickie and Ryan are great fish people. Andrew and Greg are great, but are salesmen.

I found my dirftwood on kijiji. (I had bought some at Big Al's previously)

This was $40 from a guy in Ottawa:



Six pieces of wood, plus the lava rock. The big driftwood is 2 ft high x 17" at its widest.


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post #12 of 28 Old 12-21-2012, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Nice pieces.

I had my eye on an extra tall originally but it didn't make sense for the fish, but for plants in the living room....

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post #13 of 28 Old 12-21-2012, 01:59 PM
Big Al's is having some crazy boxing week bargains. And the prices are all week, so you don't have to rush in on Boxing day. If they're sold out of anything, they'll bring it in at the sale price.


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post #14 of 28 Old 12-21-2012, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Yup, I forgot to get a flyer last time I was in.

I wanted a double bright LED light but the price jump was HUGE from single, something like $70 to $265... I can't see them cutting something like that by 50%... those are probably a 20-30% item. The same thing (although one size larger) from PSC is $149.

I would like the flexibility of going with some plants that are not specifically low light.

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post #15 of 28 Old 12-21-2012, 02:33 PM
Yeah, I don't blame you. I am limited to low light plants.

You should sign up for their E-Flyer. I get an e-mail every time a new one comes out. Also, are you a VIP member? It's free, and they mail you a flyer when there is a big event like boxing day.

Also, you get points on all purchases, and double points on Wednesdays. The build up surprisingly fast. You can exchange them for store credit. I used mine to buy the substrate for the 220.


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post #16 of 28 Old 12-21-2012, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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CRAP! double bright for $99. The single bright is that at Al's. I had to call to get them to put it on their site, they were not selling them but now they are and they have them in stock.

They are no longer selling the single brights.

Well, I guess I'm buying from the Pond guys.

Shame that they don't like sending test kits in winter... save about $15 on the API master.

Thanks for the referral CF.
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post #17 of 28 Old 12-22-2012, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Back to heaters for a moment.

I see a decent looking heater with the temp probe and digital control. Via Aqua Titanium.

Anyone have any experience with these?

Jeff.


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The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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post #18 of 28 Old 12-22-2012, 02:07 PM
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I ran a thermometer in with the Fluval E, very astounded that the temp range was highly inaccurate.
Checked it 4 or 5 times before taking it out.
The temp ranged between 70f and 86f it was set for 76f
Needless to say they are both in the bin
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post #19 of 28 Old 12-22-2012, 10:55 PM
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Back to heaters for a moment.

I see a decent looking heater with the temp probe and digital control. Via Aqua Titanium.

Anyone have any experience with these?

Jeff.
I just purchased one of these

300 WATT TITANIUM AQUARIUM HEATER

and just put it in, so we'll see how it works. So far so good. It has a controller on the wall plug. Now to see how long it lasts!

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post #20 of 28 Old 12-23-2012, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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Well, Al's is either HEAVILY discounting the LEDs or the guy showed me a larger or reef unit at $265... going up one size and double is now $120. Still 20% more than the pond guys though... I guess I'll hit the sale on Boxing Day and, if the combined parts price is close, buy it at Al's. If not or they are out of stock, order from the pond guys when I get home.

They won't have the heater that I am considering.

Oooooo.... they have a 40 gallon XH for $10 more than the 25H I got... It I turn the table the other way it would fit... I wonder if my wife would notice if the tank were bigger than the original.

"Oh, I don't know Dear. I THOUGHT it was only 24" long. I'm sure I can still make it fit...."

Jeff.
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