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Forum: Equipment 02-16-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,365
Posted By rkundla
Poohbee, It has been a long time since I...

Poohbee,

It has been a long time since I have been on the planted tank forum and thank goodness I saw your post!

My Eheim 2026 is starting to leak out water from somewhere, not around the top...
Forum: Lighting 02-22-2005, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By rkundla
I have dual 150W HQI lamps under my canopy, but...

I have dual 150W HQI lamps under my canopy, but the back end is all cut out and I have a single blower fan on top of the fixture blowing air across the vents of the fixture.

It can get warm under...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2005, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By rkundla
100 cl (centiliters) = 1 liter

100 cl (centiliters) = 1 liter
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2005, 08:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,748
Posted By rkundla
When I lived in CA, I never could understand how...

When I lived in CA, I never could understand how people could keep their electric bills below the baseline. Now this goes to show that it was all a crock anyway.

Add my fish tank to two computers...
Forum: Lighting 02-03-2005, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By rkundla
Although I haven't seen one up close yet, one of...

Although I haven't seen one up close yet, one of those new Coralife 150W DE pendants might look cool above the tank.

Check out the link on the Coralife website for pictures: Coralife Aqualight...
Forum: DIY 02-02-2005, 06:21 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 163,379
Posted By rkundla
Must... resist... Calculus... integration......

Must... resist... Calculus... integration... strips.... ARGH!!!! :eek5:

Thanks for the college flashback. :tongue:
Forum: Lighting 02-02-2005, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By rkundla
Had a metal halide too close and it cracked one...

Had a metal halide too close and it cracked one of my glass tops when a fish kicked up some water onto it.

Maybe some tempered glass would resist the heat better than the stock crap they provide...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2005, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By rkundla
The Linde gas supplier I get my CO2 from tried to...

The Linde gas supplier I get my CO2 from tried to give me an empty 5lb tank once. I picked it up and immediately noticed something was wrong with it. I told the sales guy and he said he got it from...
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2005, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By rkundla
I think the 15" comes from the farthest points of...

I think the 15" comes from the farthest points of the hexagon, which taper off quickly to the next edge of the hex. The hoods that come with these tanks are pretty inadequate for lighting. You would...
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By rkundla
Since a 250W ballast should cost less than a...

Since a 250W ballast should cost less than a 400W, you should be able to get the same deal, unless your hydroponics guy is doing some crazy close out.

If you use a single lamp centered on the...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2005, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By rkundla
I haven't heard anyone complain about the...

I haven't heard anyone complain about the performance of a plastic bodied AM regulator yet but then again, I don't know how many people on this forum use the plastic one versus the chromed one.

I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2005, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By rkundla
I read somewhere that a plant might change its...

I read somewhere that a plant might change its pigments if it received more light then the species was accustomed. I have some swords and java fern that get more light than normal. The java fern,...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2005, 10:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,984
Posted By rkundla
The 4.4 comes from the fact that the atomic...

The 4.4 comes from the fact that the atomic weight of Nitrogen is 7 while the molecular weight of NO3- is 31.

The test just tells you how much N bound to nitrate in your sample. To know how much...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2005, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By rkundla
I've seen the ads for it, but am not sure how...

I've seen the ads for it, but am not sure how well it will work.

I used to set up the cut up 2-liter bottle with an airstone to feed my angelfish fry. Anything to make the task easier is always...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2005, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By rkundla
If you can find a metal one, they are pretty...

If you can find a metal one, they are pretty good.

You might want to ask around and see if anyone has one for sale. I bought Gnatster's old Aqua Medic regulator for my other tank and it works like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-21-2005, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By rkundla
I kept my tank unheated because of my metal...

I kept my tank unheated because of my metal halides and when I dipped my hand into to do some maintenance, it was cold! I checked the themometer and it read 68F, which is room temperature in my house...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2005, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By rkundla
Ah yes... :-D

<visions of Chinese Restaurant fish tanks dance in my head>

Thanks for the memories! All these fish tanks in Chinese restaurants fly in the face of convention by defying all that we know and hold...
Forum: Lighting 01-10-2005, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By rkundla
I think a 92 gallon corner screams for some...

I think a 92 gallon corner screams for some pendant MH lighting with and eggcrate top or glass if you can keep it clean!

Corner canopies are hard to build and prebuilt ones are expensive....
Forum: Lighting 01-10-2005, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By rkundla
A fluorescent light outputs light uniformly...

A fluorescent light outputs light uniformly across its length. That by nature makes it diffuse, regardless if it is in a fixture.

Putting a point-source MH bulb in a flood fixture will cause the...
Forum: Lighting 01-10-2005, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By rkundla
70 Watt MH is that odd-ball size -- medium base,...

70 Watt MH is that odd-ball size -- medium base, right?
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2004, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By rkundla
Excellent observation! I now treat my CO2...

Excellent observation!

I now treat my CO2 tank and regulator like you are supposed to treat your alloy wheels on your car. Tighten the nut as tight as you can without breaking anything, then 24...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2004, 07:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,707
Posted By rkundla
If your reactor is on the output of your canister...

If your reactor is on the output of your canister filter, the pump is pushing water through the reactor and the airline connector is another exit from the reactor. DIY CO2 may not generate enough...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2004, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,984
Posted By rkundla
I use the Hach Nitrate and Phosphate test kits. ...

I use the Hach Nitrate and Phosphate test kits.

Color wheels are pretty cool. The nitrate wheel is various shades of brown while the phosphate wheel is various shades of blue. A good cool white...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2004, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By rkundla
Since I am not too familar with the JBJ is the...

Since I am not too familar with the JBJ is the solenoid between the regulator and the needle valve? When you solenoid turns back on and gas starts flowing, you don't get a rush of CO2 into the...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2004, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By rkundla
Not all check valves are easy. :icon_roll ...

Not all check valves are easy. :icon_roll

If you are using a pressurized system, it would probably be better to have a check valve that has a high cracking pressure (pressure required to open...
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