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Forum: Tank Journals   06-02-2016, 08:02 PM
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Posted By jedimasterben
Nah, me and power cords are friends :D I...

Nah, me and power cords are friends :D

I wish that there was a standard measurement for canister filter flow, that would be awesome. Too bad that could never happen :(
Forum: Tank Journals   06-02-2016, 03:37 PM
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Posted By jedimasterben
Hey, I had one laying around, so figured why not...

Hey, I had one laying around, so figured why not throw it on and see, it actually did help get the display moving a little more :D

I think that is what I will end up doing, as well. I put in a...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-02-2016, 12:18 PM
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Posted By jedimasterben
Actually, there are powerheads that are smaller...

Actually, there are powerheads that are smaller than the MP10 lol. A Tunze 6020 would be able to hide even better than an MP10, except for the power going to it, which has never really bothered me...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-01-2016, 10:48 PM
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Posted By jedimasterben
Tank is cruising, plants are growing like fire....

Tank is cruising, plants are growing like fire. Having a big problem with flow and I don't like it, was hoping to get away with no powerheads, but that isn't an option unfortunately, detritus is...
Forum: Lighting   05-12-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,357
Posted By jedimasterben
Dimming these kinds of bulbs takes a dimmer that...

Dimming these kinds of bulbs takes a dimmer that is made with LEDs in mind. Which really suck, btw lol
Forum: Tank Journals   05-10-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By jedimasterben
Thanks! Really enjoying it so far, once I got...

Thanks! Really enjoying it so far, once I got over the initial hurdles and got it filled, it's been so far easier than my 13g tank was, which is great, having an 8 month old to watch after lol. :)
Forum: Tank Journals   05-10-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By jedimasterben
This was a couple of days ago, getting some...

This was a couple of days ago, getting some decent growth already. Not bad for no CO2, no ferts, and no water changes :)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7513/26866492876_d18f2f2d4a_b.jpg
Forum: Lighting   05-09-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By jedimasterben
The 50K hour rating is something that is pulled...

The 50K hour rating is something that is pulled from the datasheets of Cree, Philips, etc brands when run at test current and below their upper thermal limits. Epistar, SemiLEDs, EPI, etc all seem to...
Forum: Lighting   05-09-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By jedimasterben
Yes, I have used and helped develop several of...

Yes, I have used and helped develop several of this style before, and I can tell you that the heatsinks used in them vary greatly in mass and range from almost satisfactory to extremely poor, even...
Forum: Lighting   05-09-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,357
Posted By jedimasterben
Is the heatsink increasing in size for the...

Is the heatsink increasing in size for the doubling in wattage? If not, then you'll want to leave it at 12w total.
Forum: Lighting   05-06-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,357
Posted By jedimasterben
Well, then you're asking for two very different...

Well, then you're asking for two very different things. If you want a light that grows pretty well and doesn't look like garbage, then use a cool/warm white mix with a couple violet. If you want a...
Forum: Lighting   05-06-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,357
Posted By jedimasterben
Wait, so these are straight up grow lights? 660nm...

Wait, so these are straight up grow lights? 660nm and a touch of violet/blue.
Forum: Lighting   05-06-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,357
Posted By jedimasterben
I still don't understand using dedicated red...

I still don't understand using dedicated red LEDs. Warm white LEDs with high CRI give around the same radiometric amount of light in red, yet cover significantly more red spectrum, so you're not just...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-03-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,821
Posted By jedimasterben
So turns out Purigen isn't the greatest at...

So turns out Purigen isn't the greatest at removing tannins lol. I have a small bag of ROX 0.8 carbon hanging in the tank right now and it has helped tremendously. It doesn't look the greatest, of...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-21-2016, 12:53 PM
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Posted By jedimasterben
Got my bag of Purigen in yesterday, gonna nip the...

Got my bag of Purigen in yesterday, gonna nip the tannins from the wood in the bud!

Also probably going to go this weekend and get more guppies. There are like seven or eight left (along with one...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-19-2016, 11:51 PM
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Posted By jedimasterben
Sorry for the poor photos, but it's still a mess...

Sorry for the poor photos, but it's still a mess in here, so no sense in breaking out the DSLR just yet! :D

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1554/26464873111_e9987cebb4_b.jpg

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Forum: Tank Journals   04-19-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,821
Posted By jedimasterben
Yeah, I'm too lazy to begin with, and adding in a...

Yeah, I'm too lazy to begin with, and adding in a 7 month old on top of that is a bit much for me to handle all at once :)


Uh, why? My controller adjusts intensity throughout the day.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-19-2016, 03:01 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By jedimasterben
Ok, so after taking both lights apart, I was able...

Ok, so after taking both lights apart, I was able to get the old light's gooseneck and mount attached to the new light, and the threads did mate up and it is snug enough where I feel comfortable...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-18-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,821
Posted By jedimasterben
So after quite a long pause, I'm finally doing...

So after quite a long pause, I'm finally doing something about this tank - I'm taking it and making it low tech lol. I removed the Cerges reactor so that I could use the canister with the bulkhead...
Forum: Home Page News   03-02-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,985
Posted By jedimasterben
Going between 11.5ish and 12.5ish hours as the...

Going between 11.5ish and 12.5ish hours as the seasons change. :)
Forum: Tank Journals   03-02-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,821
Posted By jedimasterben
Forgot, this past weekend I got the LEDs on the...

Forgot, this past weekend I got the LEDs on the heatsink and soldered them all up. Still don't have the clamp that will attach the gooseneck to the tank, so I can't get them attached to the driver...
Forum: Equipment   02-26-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By jedimasterben
I've had my current SunSun 302 for four years...

I've had my current SunSun 302 for four years now. I bought a Sunsun 304 for my 25g tank, but when combined with a Cerges reactor it can't hold up to the added restriction, so I'm going to use my...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-25-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,821
Posted By jedimasterben
That is with the canister devoid of any pads,...

That is with the canister devoid of any pads, floss, or media. I put a little bit of calcium carbonate powder into the tank to see how quickly it spread (turn off your CO2 for a while to get the pH...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-24-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By jedimasterben
Yeah, the 302 won't cut it for that size tank,...

Yeah, the 302 won't cut it for that size tank, even without a reactor. You'll need a pair of the 304 if you want to stick with canisters in series, or a second pump pushing through the 302 or 304...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-24-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,821
Posted By jedimasterben
So after doing a bit of testing and such, I don't...

So after doing a bit of testing and such, I don't think using the big blue filter as a mechanical filter will really work out well, as it will be difficult to route the water flow through the floss...
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