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Forum: Lighting 04-04-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By nokturnalkid
Yeah right now I'm tweaking my photoperiod. ...

Yeah right now I'm tweaking my photoperiod. Right now i have the light setup for a longer less intense photoperiod. Right now, I am running my lights 6hrs total with 4hrs at 40% intensity. Its a...
Forum: Lighting 04-02-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By nokturnalkid
Light schedule thoughts?

So I have a diy led fixture over my 11.4g Mr. Aqua tank. It's basically a full spectrum build that can produce a lot of par according to hoppy's calculator. I also have a dimmer that controls ramp...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-06-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By nokturnalkid
I use corrugated plastic to hold slopes like...

I use corrugated plastic to hold slopes like that. If you can find some of the black ones, it would even work better.
...
Forum: Lighting 06-23-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By nokturnalkid
I talked with hoppy because I have a 24" tall low...

I talked with hoppy because I have a 24" tall low light tank and he recommended a fishneedit 2 bulb fixture.
Forum: Lighting 06-10-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By nokturnalkid
Low light suggestion for 24" tall tank

Looking for a low light setup for a 36"x12"x24"tall tank. Not a tank I would of preferred but gf wanted it. Plant will be full of low light slow growers. Thanks in advance for all suggestions...
Forum: Substrate 05-27-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By nokturnalkid
Fine tipped tweezers work wonders. Also, when...

Fine tipped tweezers work wonders. Also, when inserting the plants, I release the tweezers while still in the substrate. Then give it a little shake so that the substrate fills in the voids left by...
Forum: DIY 05-24-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By nokturnalkid
Cooling fan for diy led fixture?

I have a diy led fixture that I'm just about done with. The heatsink is made from aluminum L angle bar. There is maybe a 1/4" gap in between each bar. The fixture is in a open top canopy built just...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By nokturnalkid
Ok. Looks like I need something with a tad bit...

Ok. Looks like I need something with a tad bit oomph. Will look into other rio pumps.
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By nokturnalkid
Sump pump recommendations

I have a overflow rated at 300 gph. I probably will not run this at 100% siphon, more like 50% or so.

I was looking at the rio 1400 which does 284 gph at 4' head. Probably will also run a reactor...
Forum: Lighting 03-31-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By nokturnalkid
I also haven't issues with my ray2 on a timer. ...

I also haven't issues with my ray2 on a timer.

One other thing to check is on some timers, there is a "bypass" switch on the timer itself that is used to turn the light on/off. Also, a lot of...
Forum: Lighting 03-29-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By nokturnalkid
I will not argue with that point at all.

I will not argue with that point at all.
Forum: Lighting 03-28-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By nokturnalkid
That's where my driver came from.

That's where my driver came from.
Forum: Lighting 03-28-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By nokturnalkid
For a tank that small, get the dim4 driver from...

For a tank that small, get the dim4 driver from ledgroupbuy. It will cost you a bit more but you have the ability to run 3 led's of each channel. With that controller, you HAVE to run 3 led's per...
Forum: DIY 03-27-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By nokturnalkid
Epoxy just popped into my head. It's sweetwater...

Epoxy just popped into my head. It's sweetwater epoxy resin. I think I got it from aquatic eco.
Forum: DIY 03-27-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By nokturnalkid
Since this is a viv/pal, this may not concern...

Since this is a viv/pal, this may not concern you. Plexi does expand a tad when in water. So, if it does get in contact with water, you may want to cut it short espescially if it is in a position...
Forum: Lighting 03-27-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By nokturnalkid
Sounds like a lot but it all depends on setup. ...

Sounds like a lot but it all depends on setup. Do you have a dimmer? What type of led's are they? Wattage? Current? Hoppy has an excel spreadsheet that can calculate par if you know the specs of...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By nokturnalkid
You will never go wrong with an Eheim.

You will never go wrong with an Eheim.
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By nokturnalkid
Btw, would it be better to seal off the whole...

Btw, would it be better to seal off the whole sump and wet/dry area or wil just sealing the wet/dry be enough to help with the co2 loss?
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By nokturnalkid
Sounds good. I will just try it with a mech pad. ...

Sounds good. I will just try it with a mech pad. I am building the filter and was planning on adding baffles just to have the ability to put whatever I want. I was also planning on putting a little...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By nokturnalkid
HD, should I add some fine filter media or is...

HD, should I add some fine filter media or is just the blue/white filter pad good enough as long as I keep up with the maintenance? Cleaning once a week will be easy to do with my weekly maintenance.
Forum: Lighting 03-26-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By nokturnalkid
http://www.cree.com/~/media/Files/Cree/LED%20Compo...

http://www.cree.com/~/media/Files/Cree/LED%20Components%20and%20Modules/XLamp/Data%20and%20Binning/XLampXML.pdf

First table on page 2
*edit* If buying from ledgroupbuy, they usually sell the top...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By nokturnalkid
Yeah, I'm plannin on adding an extra baffle or...

Yeah, I'm plannin on adding an extra baffle or two on my build. My plan was to run a coarse sponge on my drip tray, then the wet/dry. The next baffle will force water to go through filter floss or...
Forum: Algae 03-26-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By nokturnalkid
Where are they on the plants? If its jus the...

Where are they on the plants? If its jus the leaves, then just snip them off and plant the roots. I've clipped all the leaves on bba infested crypts and they have always come back as long as they...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By nokturnalkid
Definately going to build one. Looks like I am...

Definately going to build one. Looks like I am leaning more towards the wet/dry. I've been by a few that have been dead silent including the drain. I guess proper design will negate the noise. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By nokturnalkid
One of the main things that is steering me into...

One of the main things that is steering me into doing a wet/dry is because of the o2 exchange ala tom barr and a few others. This will be a high light high co2 tank so that extra co2 is a plus. How...
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