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Forum: DIY   08-14-2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,648
Posted By exmt
Any mechanical device will eventually will wear...

Any mechanical device will eventually will wear out..I'm just saying that in the other design there are less components to wear or fail.



I apologize if the above statement caused confusion. I...
Forum: DIY   08-14-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,648
Posted By exmt
Post I took a look at the Dutch pages again. The other...

I took a look at the Dutch pages again. The other form, http://www.home.zonnet.nl/rsetteur/aquarium/karel/doseer_pmp/index_doseer.htm
seems to be a diy peristaltic pump. This one has no parts to...
Forum: DIY   08-14-2006, 12:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,648
Posted By exmt
WP, this is sweet. I need to try some of this...

WP, this is sweet. I need to try some of this stuff!:thumbsup:

Do you think that the timer motors can take this kind of load 24/7? I'm sure there's some wear involved.

Also, does the dial spin...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-12-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,433
Posted By exmt
Sumps..halides..digital monitors.....just...

Sumps..halides..digital monitors.....just amazing. This tank is gonna turn out great! :thumbsup:
Forum: Tank Journals   08-09-2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,205
Posted By exmt
Wow, great tank!:thumbsup: May I ask where...

Wow, great tank!:thumbsup:

May I ask where did purchased your plants?
Forum: Tank Journals   08-09-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,717
Posted By exmt
Hello there, great job on the new tank!:thumbsup:...

Hello there, great job on the new tank!:thumbsup:

As for the CO2 mixture lasting longest(prevoiusly on page one), I have had some success with this:



I find that this process significantly...
Forum: DIY   06-13-2006, 02:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,521
Posted By exmt
After endless pages of searching, I found the RC...

After endless pages of searching, I found the RC thread I was looking for. Just what your doing, plus loads of great information.
...
Forum: DIY   06-13-2006, 12:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,521
Posted By exmt
Glass is actually the cheapest option till you...

Glass is actually the cheapest option till you get into the 100+ gallon range. But I see where your going.
If you want to make a plywood tank...check out this thread:
...
Forum: DIY   06-09-2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By exmt
That was so many years ago...I forgot where I...

That was so many years ago...I forgot where I really got it and what it is called. Its been sitting in my fridge for a couple years.

Well here are some things that may have contributed to the...
Forum: DIY   06-05-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By exmt
Perhaps, but since I'm just using a bell, its...

Perhaps, but since I'm just using a bell, its fine with me.




Maybe...but I have no idea what kind of yeast this stuff is. It does look kinda special though..its like these little tiny 1mm...
Forum: DIY   06-05-2006, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By exmt
Its Gotta be the Yeast

Hello, I've been running DIY yeast CO2 on my 29gal for the past 8 months. The plant growth is fantastic...have to prune back every single week.

This last batch I made turned out to be extremely,...
Forum: Equipment   04-28-2006, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By exmt
I forgot to preview the post first...:sleep:

I forgot to preview the post first...:sleep:
Forum: Equipment   04-27-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By exmt
I have had great results with the Vantec Stealth...

I have had great results with the Vantec Stealth 80mm and the Enermax 80mm fans. I have heard that the Panasonic panaflos are also great.

Be sure to get a multi-voltage transformer, so you can...
Forum: DIY   04-25-2006, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By exmt
Ah yes, I've seen that one before. I probably...

Ah yes, I've seen that one before. I probably couldn't afford the water changes on that thing!:eek:
Forum: DIY   04-24-2006, 02:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By exmt
Fantastic!, now I understand what I need to do! I...

Fantastic!, now I understand what I need to do! I only have some basic knowledge of wiring and ballasts...

I was actually leaning to buy the Hamilton set, but $290 is way more than I can...
Forum: Lighting   04-24-2006, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By exmt
Thanks for the input, Wasserpest and all. ...

Thanks for the input, Wasserpest and all.

It'll be a saltwater hospital tank(for now), not a planted tank.:flick:

If I didn't post this thread, I would have gone to order the CCFLs, and end...
Forum: Equipment   04-23-2006, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By exmt
If you're going to really do this then this may...

If you're going to really do this then this may be the one:
http://www.ballastwise.com/item.asp?PID=2&FID=14&level=1

Since its class P rated for thermal protection, and class A for sound, and 1...
Forum: Equipment   04-23-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By exmt
Looks nice, do you have any media in there?

Looks nice, do you have any media in there?
Forum: Equipment   04-23-2006, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By exmt
You'll be spending more on yeast and sugar than...

You'll be spending more on yeast and sugar than just buying a pressurized tank system.
Forum: Lighting   04-23-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By exmt
Okay, you've convinced me not to make this one a...

Okay, you've convinced me not to make this one a nano planted tank.

Instead, I'll just use it as a quarantine tank for my FOWLR tank.

Or maybe a frag tank? Now were talking halides..:D

Just...
Forum: DIY   04-23-2006, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By exmt
Thanks for taking the time to write that up. ...

Thanks for taking the time to write that up.

Here is my current schematic(How does it look?):


http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/8594/lightingcanopy4nr.gif (http://imageshack.us)

I'm...
Forum: DIY   04-23-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By exmt
Okay, thanks alot for the suggestions...I was...

Okay, thanks alot for the suggestions...I was going to do what niko did in the beginning of this thread, but I haven't bought the fixtures yet.

Assuming they are magnetic, they'll be a bit...
Forum: DIY   04-23-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By exmt
Oh, I hate to dig up other people's old threads,...

Oh, I hate to dig up other people's old threads, but I am doing a similar project like yours with the same exact lights.

Do you know if these shop lights have magnetic or electronic ballasts? I'm...
Forum: Lighting   04-23-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By exmt
Tank fully lit by cold cathodes

Hello there, I'm planning on getting a new 10 gallon long planted tank for my bedroom. Oh MTS..

Now the lights for this kind of tank(24") are pretty darned expensive(to me)..say $50-$70. Since...
Forum: DIY   04-19-2006, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,583
Posted By exmt
Some are connected to a controller or special...

Some are connected to a controller or special outlet power tap that makes waves in random fashion.

I'm not sure why you would want to run a wavemaker in a planted tank though...
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