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Forum: Tank Journals   01-14-2016, 08:56 PM
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Posted By skanderson
the barbs are barbus fasciolatus. the seem to...

the barbs are barbus fasciolatus. the seem to max out at under 2 inches and haven't bothered any plants or fish in the tank. they are also active but not frenetic and stay in the bottom foot of the...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-14-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 104
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Posted By skanderson
a few new pictures of the tank to show some of...

a few new pictures of the tank to show some of the newer fish.
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g357/skanderson2/IMG_5334_zpsdltalxoq.jpg...
Forum: Lighting   01-12-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By skanderson
I'm considering a similar sized build. my...

I'm considering a similar sized build. my current plan is for a 72" wide by 140" long by 45" deep tank. I am planning on 6 250 watt mh lights down the center of the tank using lumenbright mini...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-09-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By skanderson
thanks for all the kind words. I have a mist...

thanks for all the kind words. I have a mist king mister that goes twice a day for about a minute. I mist with r/ water. I feed a mix of D. melanogaster and D. hydei fruit flies once to twice a...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-09-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By skanderson
my main thread on this is on dendroboard. if...

my main thread on this is on dendroboard. if anyone here is interested in nice vivarium/paludarium builds there are a ton of incredible builds on that site.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-08-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By skanderson
post was getting too long so I will add some more...

post was getting too long so I will add some more here. here are a few of the finished viv with its first planting.
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g357/skanderson2/tankfrogday1001.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-08-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By skanderson
1600 vivarium

after posting pics of my viv on another thread it was requested that I start a thread to show some pics and specifics of my large viv build. I began this build a few years ago when my wife had...
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,561
Posted By skanderson
this one. ...

this one.
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g357/skanderson2/IMG_5281_zpsxiact2n1.jpg (http://s1097.photobucket.com/user/skanderson2/media/IMG_5281_zpsxiact2n1.jpg.html)...
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,561
Posted By skanderson
I'm hoping to get my vero 29 hooked up to 2A and...

I'm hoping to get my vero 29 hooked up to 2A and see what 10000 lumens looks like from that small an area. I may then swap it into my vivarium to replace a 24 emitter cree build I did a few years...
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By skanderson
if you made it yourself you could do a nice led...

if you made it yourself you could do a nice led set for high light for that budget. verso for quantity of efficient light with 3 watt emitters around it to adjust the color to your liking.
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,410
Posted By skanderson
you could easily diy a sub 100 dollar led with...

you could easily diy a sub 100 dollar led with good color and reasonable control. off the top of my head makers heat sink 25, cheap dimmable constant current driver 17, and a vero 18 decora 25. if...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-04-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,290
Posted By skanderson
a few quick update pics after a bit of a clean up...

a few quick update pics after a bit of a clean up after a summer of neglect.
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g357/skanderson2/IMG_5284_zpsgkhlkdll.jpg...
Forum: Aquascaping   12-22-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,879
Posted By skanderson
I remember when that was a popular rock for...

I remember when that was a popular rock for landscaping and was everywhere. for a tank a few years ago I went to about a dozen different garden centers until I found 1 that had a huge supple of the...
Forum: DIY   12-03-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By skanderson
that is what I wanted to hear about the violet...

that is what I wanted to hear about the violet leds. not a big difference but adds some pop to a few colors.
Forum: Equipment   12-01-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By skanderson
I will have it drilled for an overflow prior to...

I will have it drilled for an overflow prior to tempering.
Forum: DIY   12-01-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,323
Posted By skanderson
very nice color for such a simple set up.

very nice color for such a simple set up.
Forum: DIY   12-01-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By skanderson
wow those yuji look good. may have a get a...

wow those yuji look good. may have a get a couple in to play with.
Forum: DIY   11-30-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By skanderson
my rule of thumb is that most diy projects have...

my rule of thumb is that most diy projects have oversized heatsinks. I think this is a good thing as it lowers the temp increasing lifespan of the emitters and lowering the risk of any fan failure...
Forum: DIY   11-30-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By skanderson
very nice looking project. do you have any shots...

very nice looking project. do you have any shots with only the veros on but not the violets. and if you can turn off the violets do you think the tank looks notably worse with them off. thanks,...
Forum: Equipment   11-30-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By skanderson
this will be my third 300 gallon and above tank. ...

this will be my third 300 gallon and above tank. I would trust a well built all glass tank over a plywood one, but don't have any research to back me up on that.
Forum: Lighting   11-30-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By skanderson
I will be putting together a couple different diy...

I will be putting together a couple different diy emitter clusters to try them out in a month or so. I will post pics of it and parts on a thread here. the biggest problem with all of this is not...
Forum: Equipment   11-30-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By skanderson
still in the dream/planning stage but I am...

still in the dream/planning stage but I am looking at 140x72x48. LxWxH still looking for feedback on Customaquariums.com. they are located near me and one of my club members does work for them.
Forum: DIY   11-30-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By skanderson
the driver issue is making me much more likely to...

the driver issue is making me much more likely to do this using a vero 18/10 pair driven with ldds. just took a look at those fixtures in the link you put up. if nothing else I will probably use...
Forum: DIY   11-29-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By skanderson
good point maybe a couple cool blues as well. ...

good point maybe a couple cool blues as well. but I would try lime first as it seems to fill in about 90 percent of the hole in those other emitters spectrum.
Forum: DIY   11-29-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By skanderson
my objection to cheap white off the shelf leds is...

my objection to cheap white off the shelf leds is that they use crappy emitters. I will be using 5 250 watt metal halides for this purpose though. I mentioned my problem to an engineer friend of...
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