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ryedubs ryedubs
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  • Posted on: 20/5/2009 14:16
Re: Can i paint the cabinet of my tank? #1
Or of it's laminated you could spay it, just make sure you seal if with a decent lacor after incase you get an water on it.
But the kitchen paint would be ideal, as I'm guessing it would be water repelant.
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ryedubs ryedubs
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  • Posted on: 18/5/2009 20:43
Re: its about time i sorted myself out isn't it? #2
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EagleC wrote:
Hi!
Why haven't you managed to sort the RO system out yet


well...
i have only been able to try to get it sorted a weekends, and even theses have been few and far between; either due to another hobbie or having to sort things out for work for in the week.

the only problem is the self tapping valve that attaches to my cold water pipe, other than this leaking everything is fine

i've tried all sorts and have came close with mastic, only for it to go a few hours into flushing.

so i have decided just to order the tap attachment from ROman, not ideal but if it get me up and running i can suffer it, even if i have to plumb a tap in under the sink so it can be attached permenantly without compromising the washin up, which come to think of it, might not be a bad thing

at least i wont be worried about my joints not curing on the tank eh? lol.

cheers for saying hi anyways guys.
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ryedubs ryedubs
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  • Posted on: 18/5/2009 1:04
its about time i sorted myself out isn't it? #3
hey guys and gals. been a loooooong while as i haven't really had much to shout about. i think the last time i was hear we was helping tetralinz and her dog!!! november time.

but i must say its nice to be back, and im eeger to have a look around at some pics and catch up with a few of the guys that were helping me, particularly GN's marine tank which i was oh so jelous of!

i hope everyone is doing fine, i am the stage i was at over half a year ago, i have tried everything i possibly could to get my RO system working, sadly to no avail. all i can do is by the tap adapter from ROman and see how i get on with that. (i dont know if anyone can remember but i had bought all my gear, and just needed to get some water for my tank and to buy some salt and i was sorted and ready to cycle and get some LR on the go. nothing has happend yet, due to circumstances (and the ro) but watch this space.

if anyone remembers me, please say hi, or if you notice nobody has said hi, please do so out of sympathy :)
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ryedubs ryedubs
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  • Posted on: 8/12/2008 21:41
Re: Hagen should be ashamed #4
oh, that makes m point slitly discredited.
still, surely the two replies show its potluck what they "advise" the customer.

Anyways, Hagen, hang your head in shame!
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ryedubs ryedubs
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  • Posted on: 8/12/2008 21:29
Re: Picture update... #5
loving the pics gn. torch coral is amazing, almost as cool as Ember!

i got a dslr cam for my birthday, you shouldn't have mentioned that, i'll be bothering you for advice with photography soon too.

and i use the word "too" rather wrongly as i'm still struggling with my RO atm. lol. but when i have it sorted, my questions will be flowing again to keep you on your toes!
for now all i can do is admire awesome pics like your tank.
keep up the good work.
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ryedubs ryedubs
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  • Posted on: 8/12/2008 21:06
Re: Hagen should be ashamed #6
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TetraLinz wrote:
Got the following reply this morning:

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Dear Miss Bray.
Thank you for your e-mail.
The small pal pens are not for housing any animals or fish, these are used as a tempory home when maintainance is carried out or simply for the transportation of small animals.

Any further queries please dont hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards


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how strange that i got this reply this morning

Dear Ryan

Thank you for your email.

A small filter such as the Elite Mini would be ideal to us in a Pals Pen. The Elite Mini attaches to the side of the tank by the use of suction cups.

If you would like a care guide on how to set up a first aquarium, please let me have you address, so that I can send it to you.

Kind regards

Kath Hirst
Customer Service Advisor

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it would be ratther strange if this was from the so called advisor that replied to you.
perhaps they make it up as they go along.

i thought about explianing that that would probably half the water volume... but, really, whats the point if the respond to similar questions in not so similar ways.
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ryedubs ryedubs
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  • Posted on: 6/12/2008 13:53
Re: Hagen should be ashamed #7
i have a wine glass bigger than that!

i sense a petetion coming on...

BOTTOM OF PAGE asks for comments etc.

"
Devoted to bringing YOU accurate information and answering YOUR questions. This is not a web site that offers Hagen Products by mail or through the Web. Although there may be some links to other sites, the main goal is information. We are devoted to providing accurate information to the interested consumer and retailer about the features and benefits of our products. In addition, Hagen has always been dedicated to providing accurate information about the pets that you keep. You will find a tremendous amount of general (and extremely specific) information about your pet."

well they seem to want to emphasise the fact they provide us with "accurate information", i decided to see if this was true.

dear Hagen,

i am writing in response to spotting your "smalls pals pan" (article #61900) item listed on one of your websites(http://www.hagen.com/usa/publicity/small/smallpals.html); as i am thinking of buying a goldfish. i am excited to see that a light unit is optional as we all know fish need a day and night like most animals. i was however wondering where on the unti i would be able to attach a filtration device?
could you please advise as to what i can do to attach a filtration device or whether it is not possible to attach one in any way because i do not need one for my future pet (goldfish) because i cannot find any information on the article.

I really like the design and colour and the 1.84l version would be perfect for my application. Thereofre i look forward to hearing from you soon, so i can purchase the item with the correct information.

yous faithfully,

Ryan Wilks

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thought i'd give them the benifit of the doubt and see what the reccommend based on their "accurate information".
we will see...
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ryedubs ryedubs
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  • Posted on: 6/12/2008 13:07
Re: Glass prices #8
15mm glass would not be easy to find at a local glass suppliers as it is what would be called specialised glass. a glasscompany would not cut your demensions from a 15 sheet 2400x1200mm because the sheet would cost them more than what you would pay for you peices, and i would guess that they would need just over a sheet for your glass, so the second sheet then becomes an off cut and is in effect 80-90% waste. however, you may able to find a compnay that has some off cuts, even if you get your bits one at a time.

the lenght of the tank is not relevant to the glass thickness (you just need make sure your braces are good, it is the height. i cant remember the sizes of hand, but i used 12mm for a 900x430(h)x270mm and the eas over kill, i could have gotten away with 10mm or possibly eight.

the cost for my glass was about 140 quid (including extra bits for braces)a few months back as i use the company all the time and the held a few offcuts back for until the had enough for what i wanted. you tank is ofcourse much larger than mine though.

i think when you enquire about the prices ask them for a full breqakdown of their prices.
some companies will charge extra for polishing the edges for you (you can do it yourself with a bit of wet and dry paper and this is better as you will leave [even not noticable] more surface area for you siliconeto adhere to). some will charge extra for the cuts being size criticle, something you must ask for when ordering.
i think the high prices for glass of this thickness is down to it being a machine cut, as it is just too thick to be cut accurately by hand. i would guess with glass that size you would be having it delivered, try to find a company that offers free delivery? or do you now anyone with a van who can pick it up. you would supprised at how strong 15mm glass would be, it's unlikely to brake in the bake of van wrapped in a blanket if you drive steady.

i have only built one tank and this is just some of the stuff i can thik of but i hth.
just incase you have never built a tank before take a look at THIS, there's alot to take into consideration (it also show the glass thickness sizes i was on about)
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ryedubs ryedubs
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  • Posted on: 8/11/2008 19:45
Re: They're threatening to take my dog :-( #9
fromwhat i gather S9 SS1 states that with relevance to S18 (powersin relation toanimalsin distress) entry is not allowed without warrant onto a dwelling - thats if they deem maxis in distress. and S23 explains a majistrate may grant a warrant to enter your property"using reasonable force" if provided with evidence that is beliveable and conforms with S52; which you would satisfy SS2 in that it is a whole private dwelling. soit does appear they would have power to force entry intoyour home. but this sways greatly on the evidence that is put before the JP, and a complaint that a solitary complaint that max was out, in my opinion would not be enough for them to grant a warrant.

and this is of course known by the authority, that is why the came around to give you a warning, as they know they cannot obtain a warrant, and without one, any powers they may have under this act cannot be carried out as they cannot appropriate max bcause they know he is in your house. or in other words they know he is not roaming the street. imho would say your warning was all they knew they could do, as they had no evidence to present to the JP to enter your property.

perhaps my interpretation of the act is wrong, but i hth.
keepus posted.
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ryedubs ryedubs
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  • Posted on: 8/11/2008 19:08
Re: They're threatening to take my dog :-( #10
just wondering if they are allowed to force entry into your property to take an animal, as they wont be able to take max otherwise as he is not roaming the street. and do the keep bashing your door and your familie's doors down with sledge hammers shouting everybody on the floor until they find him? i wouldn't have thought so...

perhaps this thought might reassure you slightly linz, as to the chances of them just taking max.

and if your really worried, could max 'hide out' so to speak with a relative or friend until you can prove him innocent. (i'd even put a collar him saying another name, max wont mind)
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