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Old 04-01-2004, 03:55 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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ohhh you wanna hear of another stupid mistake...DO NOT buy those penn plax check valves/air filter/POS ...they don't "check" anything....I see water go straight through and into my air pump....
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Yes I think that's the worst thing that I bought too
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I have used plenty of Red Sea test kits, P04 always worked great. Fe never worked great..... I wonder if it's operator error? Perhaps the color charts were read wrong or something......

Hey Justin,

I only just now saw your comment, and thought I'd explain why I pooped on the RS kits.

Operator error is always a possiblity with me, lol, but it was not the case with the kits I had, and I've never had trouble detecting color variations. My belief is that the kits where old -- sitting on the shelf for who knows how long -- and one or both of the reagents had expired. I think this is probably not an uncommon problem with certain "hobby" kits. My Hach kits come with dry reagents neatly packaged and premeasured, and an expiry is printed on the packs. They aren't cheap but worth every penny IMHO.
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For me the worst purchase was a skimmer for a reef tank. I bought a Red Sea Berlin skimmer and it was the most finicky thing I ever had. Then I made an ETS style skimmer and later a tall downdraft and really found out how bad the Red Sea really was as a skimmer. Lucky if it pulled out 20% of what the homemade did.
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i would have to sya a large container of jumbo shrimp for my cichlids then i changed over to a new planted tank with a community fish the food is bigger than my fish it just sit on the shelf
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aquamedic membrane co2 diffuser. it diffused nothing.
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Humm so many to chose from........

PO4 remover
Plastic plants
Snake oil algae killers are the most hated.

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[quote="Justin Fournier"]I have used plenty of Red Sea test kits, P04 always worked great. Fe never worked great..... I wonder if it's operator error? Perhaps the color charts were read wrong or something......
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Might have been a bad batch. Thats happens from time to time.

Personally I was FURIOUS when I sent my mom on a trip to the LFS to pick up the ONLY 30" long glass top for 50 miles (I was busy setting up an emergency temp tank for some apple snails) , and it turned out to be 1/8th" window pane glass. Took 2 SECS out of the box for a corner to break. sigh. Learned my lesson!!! Now I dont even LOOK at anything that isnt 1/4".

Disclaimer: I didnt think to ask on the phone the glass thickness. Although (since it was a petco) I doubt the kid on the phone would have known the answer. I should have thought to ask. (Didnt occure to me when I found out that someone ACTULLY had one....pout...I just ASSUMED that it would be well.......of better quality)
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OHHHH JUST THOUGHT OF ONE!!!!! Mom ordered online, a huge master test kit. And when it arrived the dates on the different chems were already outdated. Wish I could remember where she ordered that from. I was like.......They did NOT !!!!! *sigh*

She also says she doesnt care for her sea clone skimmer. I think it does fine......but she's not sure she likes it so I thought I'd list it.
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