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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Ryan Garlington's discussion Is green PVC pipe safe for the fish?
"Right. It costs manufacturers money to be able to make claims like that (even when the product is perfectly safe). The green colored sewer pvc is manufactured to ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials...now just called ASTM International)…"
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Ryan Garlington replied to Ryan Garlington's discussion Is green PVC pipe safe for the fish?
"I'm making a bell siphon, and I need a 6in pipe to fit over the other stuff. I went to a good hardware store today looking for the piece or some answers. One of their plumbing guys said sewer pvc doesn't have to be graded for potable…"
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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Ryan Garlington's discussion Is green PVC pipe safe for the fish?
"As long as it's un-plasticized PVC you should be fine. You may to look into weather green PVC has any plasticizers in it (I doubt it, but don't know for sure).  The media guard doesn't need to be 6". If you are building a…"
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MikeH replied to MikeH's discussion Need help.!! Might have screwed up my cycling.
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Ian Cameron replied to Ian Cameron's discussion HID's, what are the pros and cons for MH and HPS? in the group Artificial Lighting
"Jeff, I've been using them exclusively for 4 yrs. with nary a problem. Just keep them within 8" and you should be fine. Don't forget to use a fan."
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Is green PVC pipe safe for the fish?

I'm rebuilding my plumbing exactly to the specs in Sylvia Bernstein's book. My only problem is that the only 6" pvc pipe I can buy for the media blocker is green, which is the color used for sewer pipes. I'm concerned that it may not be safe for…See More
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Jeff S replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID lighting in the group Artificial Lighting
"Hi again Chris. After looking at your drawing I would put 2 400watt HIDs over each bed. I don't know if you've ever used HIDs before but they are quite intense even at 400 watts. Putting 3 1000s between the tables would cause you to have…"
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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Ian Cameron's discussion HID's, what are the pros and cons for MH and HPS? in the group Artificial Lighting
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Ian Cameron replied to Ian Cameron's discussion HID's, what are the pros and cons for MH and HPS? in the group Artificial Lighting
"Yup, that makes sense. Thanks. I checked out your store and the $$ look good. Too bad I have to put up with the $Cdn against the US$, plus freight. Is that the real price for the API Master test kit? Up here they are $65. My daughter is slavering…"
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