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Forum: Tank Journals   02-09-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,959
Posted By prototyp3
Switched back to the Xaqua drain. I figure...

Switched back to the Xaqua drain. I figure there's no way I'm plugging a 1.5 inch open line down to the sump. And if I did, there isn't enough water in the return chamber to flood the display tank....
Forum: Lighting   02-09-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By prototyp3
These are significantly stronger than the Current...

These are significantly stronger than the Current USA version with an identical remote, correct?
Forum: DIY   02-09-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By prototyp3
I have 100 rummynose arriving this morning and...

I have 100 rummynose arriving this morning and decided it'd be easier to drip acclimate them in a 14g drum then float a bunch of bags. So I quickly modeled and printed a drip clip. It clips to the...
Forum: Equipment   01-29-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By prototyp3
In my opinion - socks suck - at least for...

In my opinion - socks suck - at least for continuous use. I use them just for maintenance to catch all the small clippings, or debris that's kicked up. If you're running them continuously you're...
Forum: DIY   01-29-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By prototyp3
So I finally did my first print. Decided to jump...

So I finally did my first print. Decided to jump in the deep end and try something that needed lots of supports. Used the included PLA as a test, then I'll be moving to ABS. This little critter...
Forum: Algae   01-29-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By prototyp3
I can say that the black mollies are pretty...

I can say that the black mollies are pretty amazing algae cleaners. I put two males in a 75g that was battling hair algae, and they immediately tore into it. They rasp at the leaves, rocks, and even...
Forum: Equipment   01-27-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,667
Posted By prototyp3
Just that salt water doesn't require baffles,...

Just that salt water doesn't require baffles, because not all salt water tanks use skimmers, that's all.
Forum: Equipment   01-26-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,667
Posted By prototyp3
Well if we want to argue semantics, they aren't...

Well if we want to argue semantics, they aren't required for salt water tanks either, they're just beneficial.
Forum: DIY   01-26-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By prototyp3
So I made the jump, just had an Ultimaker 2...

So I made the jump, just had an Ultimaker 2 delivered today. I'd like to share some prints but I need to get a card reader. I didn't realize the USB connection was for firmware stuff and not for...
Forum: Equipment   01-25-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,667
Posted By prototyp3
Freshwater sumps can certainly benefit from...

Freshwater sumps can certainly benefit from baffles, it's a great place to put sponges for one. Constant water level chambers are nice for mounting certain equipment like heaters and diffusers, or...
Forum: DIY   01-13-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By prototyp3
I keep holding off on buying one myself.. I'd...

I keep holding off on buying one myself.. I'd love to print up some prototypes I've designed for low profile bulkheads/overflows. And like 691175002 says, it's be great for brackets and mounting...
Forum: Equipment   01-12-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By prototyp3
Do you need more bio media for your planted tank?...

Do you need more bio media for your planted tank? Seems a little pointless, especially with an emphasis placed on having a minimal amount of equipment visible in the aquarium.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-12-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,987
Posted By prototyp3
As a kid I put a 35g hex on my dads workbench and...

As a kid I put a 35g hex on my dads workbench and filled it up. Didn't notice there was a nail underneath it until it was about 2/3 full watched the bottom crack, spilling 20 gallons over tools and...
Forum: Equipment   01-12-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By prototyp3
There's really no one size fits all scenario for...

There's really no one size fits all scenario for good flow. Hardscape, plant mass, tank dimensions, velocity of flow, etc, all play into it. Best you can do is keep adjusting your equipment until it...
Forum: DIY   01-12-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By prototyp3
I would definitely have a valve on each line....

I would definitely have a valve on each line. Depending on the way you plumb it, water will pick it's preferred path. You will want to control each line separately to get it running how you like.
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Forum: Equipment   01-11-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By prototyp3
I think 2 canisters is unnecessary, especially if...

I think 2 canisters is unnecessary, especially if you're prioritizing a budget here. If you were to go the canister route, I'd run one and supply extra circulation with powerheads where needed.
I'm...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-09-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,565
Posted By prototyp3
So does the waterfall part have any recess, or...

So does the waterfall part have any recess, or compartments, to plant terrestrial plants?

One of my peeves about Petsmart/Petco is they have all these interesting little tanks, but never have any...
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,413
Posted By prototyp3
I like the LED/T5 hybrid option, and I would...

I like the LED/T5 hybrid option, and I would definitely have gone that route (DIY) if I was working within a canopy over my tank.

I can also appreciate the early adopters. They're the ones that...
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,413
Posted By prototyp3
That last part is a cute way of looking at...

That last part is a cute way of looking at things.

If we're going to theorize a bit, I'm almost inclined to believe many LED users are unhappy with their choice, and that's why they're constantly...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-08-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,110
Posted By prototyp3
Great looking tank. The sense of scale vs the...

Great looking tank. The sense of scale vs the snail makes it look like Godzilla!
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,413
Posted By prototyp3
Difference is I'm not trying to convince you or...

Difference is I'm not trying to convince you or anyone else to use T5 lights. (or that they're better than anything else) All I've done is state my opinion, explaining what I like and dislike about...
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,413
Posted By prototyp3
I think my comment was misunderstood. I was...

I think my comment was misunderstood. I was warning him, tongue in cheek, that he was about to feel the wrath from the LED disciples.
Forum: Equipment   01-08-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By prototyp3
I guess that answers how popular they are. ...

I guess that answers how popular they are. :biggrin:
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,413
Posted By prototyp3
Uh oh... Get ready to hear that you and your...

Uh oh... Get ready to hear that you and your plants are wrong. If you didn't like the LEDs, you either didn't buy or build the right one.
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,413
Posted By prototyp3
Good job.

Good job.
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