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Old 11-29-2012, 10:22 AM   #791
 
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Rented Plecos. . . like hiring a housekeeper, neh? Wonder how much they charge a season, lol!
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:30 AM   #792
 
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sneaky little buggers. suprised that the pleco was so nice about it. lol. mine would have smacked it around a little lol.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:25 PM   #793
 
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Congrads on finding your invisible catfish! I still say he is a new breed that escaped a science facility and can turn invisible at will! His weakness? SPAM!
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:40 PM   #794
 
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Congrads on finding your invisible catfish! I still say he is a new breed that escaped a science facility and can turn invisible at will! His weakness? SPAM!
I haven't found mine, lol. Jakie found hers. Hilarious video Jakie.

I didn't search last night because I forgot to get the camera out of the boy's room before he went to bed. It is still on his wall.

I got my new light strip for the 220 today, because the switch was already shot on the other one.

Also brought home the terrarium. Still don't know where it is going to go. We don't have many outlets left.
The cops are going to think I have a grow op.

Byron, I got my GH tested. It was "5" which he said equates to 90 ppm.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:42 PM   #795
 
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Oops! Well, glad she found hers!

I bet little man looked adorible all snuggled up for the night. They are so cute when they sleep. When their awake? Now THAT'S a different story!

Your switch gave out already!?! Man that's anoying! Glad you got then new one though. Ahhhh, new stuff

Sorry in advance for all the useless advice, but my dad worked with electricity my entire life, so it's kinda been drilled in my head! Feel free to skip my rambling
It's not so much the number of outlets, but the max load per outlet and for your house. Low energy items can be pluged into a power strip, but high watt items need direct outlet connections. Also, check the max load each breaker can take before it flips to save yourself the trouble of a burned out breaker. Figure out what items in your home go to what breaker (plug lights into each outlet, turn on lights and flip each breaker to see what goes where) to spread the load out between them. You might be surprised to see what breaker goes to which outlet. My dad has been in some CRAZY wired houses where one breaker only went to a single outlet! If you need to use an extension cord, make sure to use one with a good load capacity (the size of the cord doesn't matter! Plenty of "thick" cords can only cary a low load!).
Also, electronics suck electricity when they are plugged in regardless of rather their being used or not! A phone charger, a gaming system, that lamp you never use... all add to the load on that breaker. Also, overloaded breakers don't always flip off which can also cause problems.
Your house also has a maximum amount of watts per minute that your electric line can carry (like a river can only sucessfully hold so much water) and can also become overloaded. The effect (usually caused by not enough electricity getting to the house because of a down trasnformer or an electric line with a tree on it) is called a brown out. The electronics are still getting electricity, but not enough to power them fully. Every had a light that kinda gets a little dim, but the bulb is still good? That's the brown out effect. It causes the device to work harder than normal and can cause it to burn up! Can't tell you how many people lost their refrigerators over just that.
Anyway, once you find out what your breakers go to, the load each breaker can take, and the load your house can tank, you can figure out where to plug in each tank and all your high watage items and avoid flipping breakers and brown outs all together!

Hey, does anyone on here sell plants? I'm needing a few more , but not really wanting to spend the gas to drive to PetSmart. The online places charge CRAZY shipping! Like $30-40! I want a floating plant that wouldn't be messy (edible plants prefered) and Anubias, Water Sprite, or something that would enjoy my soft water. Any ideas?

You can see the empty spaces. I'm currently doing a bit of rearanging, so please excuse the crappy pic. Trying to figure out how much room I have for more plants
http://www.bettafish.com/picture.php...ictureid=31109
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:02 PM   #796
 
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Great advice to everyone!! Thank you Bluewind!! Don't crap out and buy stuff like extension cords from the dollar store, get one at a proper store with the proper seals of approval. And don't forget your drip loops. Water if it leaks should run to the floor, not down into your power bars!!
Ok I'll stop!! Can't help you with plants, I'm in Canada. But once I get my plants to the point that I have too many, I can send some to CF & JWK.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #797
 
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That IS useful. I'm surprised that as I have added tanks, my hydro bill has not gone up.

The switch problem was mechanical, not electrical. There's a part in the switch that physically wears down. A friend of mine who keeps fish warned me it would happen. He has replaced the switches on his. This is the third one I've had, because the aquarium was a display model and the first switch was show before we brought it home. It's on a timer now, so hopefully it will last forever.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:54 PM   #798
 
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Wow! I'm so glad yall enjoyed the info!

Well that's good about the switch, but sucky that you have had to buy so many! It is neverending stuggle for profection isn't it yall?

And I wish you could send me plants! But alas, it's not meant to be. Maybe I will get lucky and find someone on here who can hook me up. Thinking of starting a thread somewhere to ask, but not sure where or how.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:58 PM   #799
 
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I may put my lamps back on timer. I miss going to bed to the blue glow of the leds... before the timer shuts them off.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:23 PM   #800
 
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Wow! I'm so glad yall enjoyed the info!

Well that's good about the switch, but sucky that you have had to buy so many! It is neverending stuggle for profection isn't it yall?

And I wish you could send me plants! But alas, it's not meant to be. Maybe I will get lucky and find someone on here who can hook me up. Thinking of starting a thread somewhere to ask, but not sure where or how.
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I only purchased the original one, they were all under warranty.

The timer is great because that's the tank I livestream, so it is consistently on the same hours every day. Also, that is the only tank in the basement, so I don't need to make a special trip at bedtime.
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