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Forum: DIY 09-09-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By jflng
Look at about 11:18 into the video. Attached to...

Look at about 11:18 into the video. Attached to the end of the airline hose on the top is a check valve. It's used to start and keep the siphon.

I just skipped through the video, and can't use...
Forum: DIY 09-09-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By jflng
I use these on all the tanks on my shrimp rack...

I use these on all the tanks on my shrimp rack for water changes. I thought they were great at first, but then the check valves started failing... They do work well, but I have to keep a a close eye...
Forum: DIY 08-29-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By jflng
:) Neither a student nor football fan here (not a...

:) Neither a student nor football fan here (not a typical one anyway). I also don't have much interest in complicating my water change routine (well, maybe I do to some degree). My system already...
Forum: DIY 08-27-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By jflng
I get what you're saying. Not a bad idea. It...

I get what you're saying. Not a bad idea. It still might not be as accurate as I'd like, but I think I'll try it anyway.
Forum: DIY 08-27-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By jflng
I didn't expect 100% accuracy. I already have a...

I didn't expect 100% accuracy. I already have a good idea of how much water I'm changing, but figured there had to be some loss of new water somewhere, from temp difference, how well the water is...
Forum: DIY 08-27-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By jflng
But won't the temperatures of the water going in...

But won't the temperatures of the water going in and out impact how much is displaced? I imagine that not as much water would be changed if I fed the tanks with warmer water. Also, some new water is...
Forum: DIY 08-27-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By jflng
Is there a calculation for....

Water displacement when changing water by using an overflow system rather than vacuuming old water out first?

Suppose I add 15 gallons of water at 74 to a 40 gallon tank at 76; is there a...
Forum: DIY 07-27-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By jflng
Maybe so. I haven't used every valve on the...

Maybe so. I haven't used every valve on the market, but the two different airline valves I tried leaked (including the blue ones linked above). I haven't had any problems with the drip irrigation...
Forum: DIY 07-27-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By jflng
The airline valves will most likely leak. Check...

The airline valves will most likely leak. Check out my link above. Drip irrigation valves found at Home Depot/Lowes are the way to go.
Forum: DIY 07-27-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By jflng
The Dripper 4850-ZL9 Ultimate SE Pro...

The Dripper 4850-ZL9 Ultimate SE Pro (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=171954&highlight=)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-31-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By jflng
I honestly have no idea how to calibrate it. You...

I honestly have no idea how to calibrate it. You can probably find a manual online. I'd guess that you have to put it in a solution of fluid with a known TDS, and turn a dial somewhere on the meter...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-31-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By jflng
It's fine for top offs as long as it's pure...

It's fine for top offs as long as it's pure distilled water.

The difference in properly distilled water and quality RO water is negligible, but distilled will generally win if there's any...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-31-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By jflng
Your TDS meter may need to be calibrated. Buy a...

Your TDS meter may need to be calibrated. Buy a gallon of distilled water, and test it with your meter. It should read 0.
Forum: DIY 04-29-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 29,585
Posted By jflng
This DIY is worth bringing back up once in a...

This DIY is worth bringing back up once in a while. It's been a long time since anyone has posted anything here, so I'll move it to the top with a bad cell phone pic of the Wasser-Controller I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-13-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By jflng
Yes, I do have carbons, but this thing is bigger...

Yes, I do have carbons, but this thing is bigger than all of my carbons. Maybe it's the queen :). It's about the same size or slightly bigger than my babaultis. The colors are different, but the body...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-13-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By jflng
Newfangled shrimp

This guy was hanging out with my marmorkrebs. I have no idea where it came from or what it is.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii90/cryptorhythms/Plantimals/S-3268_zpsc6fc15d8.jpg...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-12-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,052
Posted By jflng
It's generally hard to convince me that a trip to...

It's generally hard to convince me that a trip to the doctor is necessary, but I wouldn't hesitate a minute if I thought I had an infection that may have stemmed from anything in my aquariums. While...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-08-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,649
Posted By jflng
Sounds nerve-racking, backbreaking, and fun at...

Sounds nerve-racking, backbreaking, and fun at the same time.

Maybe enlist aquarium savvy teams in each location to help you break down and rebuild everything quickly.

Good luck!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-20-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By jflng
+1, that stuff is dangerous.

+1, that stuff is dangerous.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-03-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By jflng
I'm running a similar system with a Jehmco pump....

I'm running a similar system with a Jehmco pump. That pump was one of the best aquarium related purchases I've made.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-26-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By jflng
Same here, also in Louisiana. We used to stick...

Same here, also in Louisiana. We used to stick them all over our shirts like velcro patches. I suspect that fashion statement will catch on eventually.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-19-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By jflng
Too late to return/exchange it for something like...

Too late to return/exchange it for something like a workhorse 3?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-15-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By jflng
That's not the correct ballast for your...

That's not the correct ballast for your application: ballast chart (http://site.prolighting.com/pdf/fulham-ballast-chart.pdf) It might work, I suppose, but will be underpowered. Someone correct me if...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-13-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By jflng
How many of what lamp type are you using it on?

How many of what lamp type are you using it on?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-13-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,206
Posted By jflng
I can't wait to see all of the awesome plants...

I can't wait to see all of the awesome plants you're going to start importing!!;)
Shrimp are great, but deep down inside we all like plants the best :)

What's to become of your web store?
...
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