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Old 05-30-2006, 09:10 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Snail-removal gadget with a little ferris wheel type head that supposedly traps the snails as you move it back and forth on the glass and a small compartment for the snails to fall into. Trapped maybe one snail if I was lucky, the rest just got knocked off the glass & onto the substrate by the stupid thing. It was an impulse buy on an overseas trip (Taiwan) - seemed like a good idea at the time.
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pH test (shows weather in Australia), Fe test (shows weather on Mars), algae eaters (eats plants instead of algae), algae-killing-chems (changes one type of algae to another), yellow lamp (looks terrible) and HEATERS (lamps are real heaters)

I think, we could speak of greatest purchase too. My cents are:
RO filter (now I can really control water), KH2PO4 (break away from old-tech myths)

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I ordered the jbj lighting system with the fans. Great lights, but the fans are loud and after a year the three fans all failed. I ordered new ones and they are still noisy and they need to be cleaned or they make weird noises. When the lights turn on it sounds like the vacuum is on for about a minute.

Also, convict cichlids. I love them, but they love to destroy my tank everytime I make a layout. They think that their scaping skills are better than mine. I finally found a home for my last three.
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Is it just me or does it seem like anything made by Marc Weiss is snake-oil?
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silver dollar fish and rainbow cichlids. I added them to my planted tank and they where like goats and ate every pice of vegetaion in the entire tank to the hardscape.
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This glass diffuser that refuses to work. Even trying to get air to go through it from an air pump is impossible, let alone a DIY CO2 system.

Great waste of $10.
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130w PC light from aquatraders....The fans were so loud I thought the fixture was going to take off. That had to go quick!

Ohh and Python Glass cleaner....why did I fall for it. Well sell you vinegar and water with some green dye for only 4.99 a bottle!
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Black Mystery snail....that I was told would not eat my plants!!! In one night it had a very yummy and expensive salad!!! It was an apple snail and it got to be the size of a baseball...when he died I kept his shell as a reminder to NEVER listen to some little kid working part-time in your LFS making $5/hr!!!
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Red Sea FE test kit.

I have made several tests with it in my main tank, in different times but it always showed 0.

Then I have made some experiments with an empty tank. I overdosed for different liters but the result didnt change. The color in tube was always equals zero.
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silver dollar fish and rainbow cichlids. I added them to my planted tank and they where like goats and ate every pice of vegetaion in the entire tank to the hardscape.

Hahaha I love this. I love my silver dollar fish, but they did that to me when I first put plants in. Now they're in a fish tank with fake plants. They're huge and wicked fat.
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