As in Inter-Integrated Circuit
? Only if I have to. I've never liked I2C, preferring SPI
. I plan to use an SPI RTC
, probably a DS1305
since I think I have a few samples laying around.
I also don't like Dallas One-Wire, but I have several DS18B20
s laying around, so I'll probably use them to measure water and LED heatsink temp.
I have my CO2 run for 2:40 then shuts off and turns on again for 2:40. I adjust the time for CO2 concentration instead of the needle valve. It's go much easier.
Great, so I'm not crazy. Or we both are...
That reminds me I have a few questions.
1. Does the 20g Fluval CO2 kit have a real regulator or is it just a needle valve? If it's a needle valve and I connect the output to a solenoid, it'll go up to full pressure. BOOM! I'll probably go with the 88g kit, but wanted to keep my options open because I don't have a lot of room, especially if I want to fit 3 peristaltic pumps in there...
2. If I put the diffuser (I plan to get the new GLA diffuser, so I hope he doesn't mind the image) in the filter like so:
That look like it will work?
3. Most importantly, I am thinking of a getting a Marineland Stealth 50W heater. Can I put it in the filter area too? Will I need to keep it from touching any of my bio-stars or filter foam? Can I put it sideways? I REALLY don't want anything in the main portion of the tank; I don't even like the acrylic spraybar.