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post #381 of 580 Old 12-27-2012, 08:08 PM
Congrats! I actually have an HOB with my canister because I like the sound, lol. Also I like that it breaks the surface for oxygenation, though no one can seem to agree is that is true or not.

I have the Rena XP4 XL and I like it. I had trouble getting the quick release back on once, and flooded my basement, but it has worked great since (I have not opened it since, lol). It is pretty quiet, my airpump actually makes more noise than that filter.

We have 8 HOBs running here, so the whole house sounds like running water all the time. We had a brief power outage for a few hours this summer, and the house was eerily quiet.


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post #382 of 580 Old 12-27-2012, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Congrats! I actually have an HOB with my canister because I like the sound, lol. Also I like that it breaks the surface for oxygenation, though no one can seem to agree is that is true or not.

I have the Rena XP4 XL and I like it. I had trouble getting the quick release back on once, and flooded my basement, but it has worked great since (I have not opened it since, lol). It is pretty quiet, my airpump actually makes more noise than that filter.

We have 8 HOBs running here, so the whole house sounds like running water all the time. We had a brief power outage for a few hours this summer, and the house was eerily quiet.
The sound is nice when you are sleeping but not when it's louder than your TV forcing you to turn it up. D:

Question, how often do you clean the Rena?
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post #383 of 580 Old 12-27-2012, 10:32 PM
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The sound is nice when you are sleeping but not when it's louder than your TV forcing you to turn it up. D:

Question, how often do you clean the Rena?
You're asking the wrong guy, I barely ever clean my filters, unless the flow diminishes.

Wow, your filters must be REALLY loud, lol. We have 3 HOBs in our TV room, but they're not louder than our TV, thank God. I love my fish, but I love my TV more.


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post #384 of 580 Old 12-27-2012, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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You're asking the wrong guy, I barely ever clean my filters, unless the flow diminishes.

Wow, your filters must be REALLY loud, lol. We have 3 HOBs in our TV room, but they're not louder than our TV, thank God. I love my fish, but I love my TV more.
Well my water level is always intentionally dropped and the HOB's never quite fit the rims of my tank proper. Add in sand getting kicked up and getting into the impeller and that's why it's so noisy.
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post #385 of 580 Old 12-27-2012, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
So finally, I can say that the new large hunk of wood is done water logging to the point that I can remove the pieces of wood stacked on time. That means


RESCAPE TIME WOHOOO


Ahem...where did that come from D:

Anywhere here is a picture:

Here is the video: 80 Gallon Aquarium: Waterlogged and Feeding - YouTube
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post #386 of 580 Old 12-28-2012, 01:51 PM
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I like it, that wood look sick - I love both pieces of wood! They look great! :D

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post #387 of 580 Old 12-28-2012, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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I like it, that wood look sick - I love both pieces of wood! They look great! :D
It looks even better now. We picked up another t5, same as what I have on the 10 gallon tank. Now I can actually see the wood and get more light to the plants around it.





Also I finally got around to update video for people to see the different the canister makes with the 150 gallon aquarium: 150 Gallon Aquarium: HOB Free and Color Changes - YouTube
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post #388 of 580 Old 12-29-2012, 10:42 PM
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Wow! I missed a lot when I was on vacation!

Love the rainbows in the 150 gal! So glad they brought your lone moonlight out of the shadows. The re-scape looks great! Kinda makes want to rescape some of my tanks.

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post #389 of 580 Old 12-29-2012, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
So this uh, was not supposed to happen.

We went out today to have a ladies night out, and stopped by the big pet store to grab some black worms. Well, I couldn't help but look when my friend pointed out the albino senegalus that has been in there for ages has only one fin.

She was right...the poor thing had only one front fin. He's been in there for a while, and I cannot believe I never noticed that he has...only one front fin. Well, I decided to see if I could bring him home. Had a word with a staffer and asked if they could bring the price down, and he asked the manager and the manager okay'd it.

Turns out the staff have a name for this little fish. His name is Stumpy and he came in with that one...fin. So it seems like it's probably genetic, and it is probably a deformity. There is no sign of damage, or even the possibility of the one fin even being on that side to begin with.

Well, Stumpy decided when he was netted that he didn't like the experience one bit. So he jumped out of the net, slithered across multiple tanks and then slid behind the whole wall tank set up. it took 4 staff to finally locate and get him unstuck. Course when they did he jumped again and went further down under the tanks. I was able to get my hands on him, and scoop him up and back into the bucket.

Stumpy has a new name now. He's Stumpinia after he tried to play a Houdini on everyone. I'm not sure how well he's going to do now that I have him. It's possible he got injured during his escape internally. He won't move much unless I attempt to catch him again, but then again he's probably really scared and in some form of shock after today's events. So the lights are dimmed and he's hanging out in the 80 gallon tank.

I'm not too worried about him at his size right now. He is not fast enough with that one fin to catch a Rasbora. There are also a lot of black worms in there now. So if he gets hungry there is easy prey. The loaches are technically too big for him to eat too. It's a wait and see how he does game but I'm giving him a better chance than what he had. Stay in a tiny tank too long you end up with major stunting issues.



You can best see his one side with no fin in this picture:

Here he is, a very short video I took: One Finned Albino Senegalus Bichir - YouTube

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post #390 of 580 Old 12-30-2012, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
This is an update on Stumpini the Houdini, or Rose Eye Stumpini for his full name:

80 Gallon: Stumpini Swimming - YouTube

He's swimming! I woke up today and found him cruising along. I am slightly concerned about the reddness on his tail, but I will keep a close eye on it. However it is a good sign that he is strong enough to swim, and therefore capable of breaching for air.
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