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Old 05-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #11 
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I believe it is this one:

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #12 
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I know it was Marineland.
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Sorry to ask in this thread, but the original poster was wanting to change the light too.

Did you notice any kind of a smell when you changed over to it?
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:00 PM   #14 
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Oh yeah...nobody has yet mentioned water conditioner. It's absolutely essential. Many members like 'Prime.' At 2 drops per gallon, it's the most cost-effective.

As for the filter. That's not essential. Just change the water twice a week (or every third day, like I do).

Get an API ammonia test kit (liquid) and test every third day to keep ammonia buildup under 0.25 ppm.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:16 PM   #15 
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Sorry to ask in this thread, but the original poster was wanting to change the light too.

Did you notice any kind of a smell when you changed over to it?

I have never noticed a smell with it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:17 PM   #16 
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@ Twilight Storm:
This is the 10 watt, 6500K CFL I use in both of my 2.5 gallon minibows :)
http://mobile.walmart.com/m/phoenix#...-1-ct/10448675
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:35 AM   #17 
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@ Twilight Storm:
This is the 10 watt, 6500K CFL I use in both of my 2.5 gallon minibows :)
http://mobile.walmart.com/m/phoenix#...-1-ct/10448675
Cool, thank you so much!
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:37 AM   #18 
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Ugh. I got an email from Petco last night, the aquarium is on back order. I sure wish they'd have told me that when I ordered it! I have to call them this morning to find out exactly what is going on.

Jack is in a 1 gallon tank. Is that too small for a heater? The heater says it's for 2-7 gallons.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:42 AM   #19 
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Oh yeah...nobody has yet mentioned water conditioner. It's absolutely essential. Many members like 'Prime.' At 2 drops per gallon, it's the most cost-effective.

As for the filter. That's not essential. Just change the water twice a week (or every third day, like I do).

Get an API ammonia test kit (liquid) and test every third day to keep ammonia buildup under 0.25 ppm.
Hi Hallyx!

I am on a well so I don't have chlorine issues. Our water was tested by the state a couple of years ago and it's very good, so I don't think I need the water conditioner. But thank you so much for the advice!

I'm changing half the water every couple of days and a total clean out once a week. So far Jack seems happy and doing well. I'll have to find that test kit, thank you for the tip!
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You're right, you don't need conditioner. I am on a well, too. I only use Prime to attenuate heavy metals.

I'm sure your Jack is enjoying your diligent water change schedule.
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