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Forum: Lighting   10-30-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 34,607
Posted By Mostro
@kilauea91 Thanks for posting the vid, very...

@kilauea91 Thanks for posting the vid, very illuminating! No pun intended.

Nice to see good growth and some examples of interesting color options for these as well. Gus I was about to make a...
Forum: Lighting   10-25-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 34,607
Posted By Mostro
Bumping to see if there are updates on the Radion...

Bumping to see if there are updates on the Radion from anyone.

With the emitters arranged the way they are, I would expect that there is some shimmer effect?
Forum: Equipment   09-17-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Mostro
I have gone through this same decision loop a few...

I have gone through this same decision loop a few times and went so far as to draft a number of AIO designs that I could build myself.

They have a lot to recommend them, but ultimately the...
Forum: Equipment   09-16-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By Mostro
Which size Fluval for 11.3g cube

(EDIT: I got some bad specs from an *m*zon listing and have revised this question to correct the info)

I can't decide which is the better fit for an 11 gallon cube I will be setting up shortly. I...
Forum: Equipment   01-03-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 14,002
Posted By Mostro
Yeah... that's a sweet build...well done sir. I...

Yeah... that's a sweet build...well done sir. I have the same Parker MV and Burkert solenoid as pictured (as do dozens of PT members I'm sure LOL) but still need the SS parts to kit it together. Very...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-03-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,815
Posted By Mostro
Cleaning the filter more often due to the ease of...

Cleaning the filter more often due to the ease of doing so, is exactly what appeals to me. I'm fine with once a week filter maintenance, especially if I'm removing material that would otherwise get...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-03-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,815
Posted By Mostro
So now that you've had the G3 up and running as...

So now that you've had the G3 up and running as long as you have, what's your take on it? Would you choose it again if you had a closed stand where the aesthetics are not so important as they are...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-31-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,815
Posted By Mostro
Tank is looking better than ever. Beautiful work!

Tank is looking better than ever. Beautiful work!
Forum: Equipment   12-31-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,363
Posted By Mostro
It was very considerate of you to put a list...

It was very considerate of you to put a list together. I was making a feeble joke about the lack of photos showcasing drool-inducing builds that usually accompany these threads. I already have a...
Forum: Equipment   12-31-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,022
Posted By Mostro
Great link. These look to be parts for the 04 and...

Great link. These look to be parts for the 04 and 05 series, I wonder how many (if any) are common with the 06 lineup.
Forum: Equipment   12-31-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,363
Posted By Mostro
I find the lack of regulator pron in this thread...

I find the lack of regulator pron in this thread disturbing. :rolleyes:
Forum: Equipment   12-31-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,022
Posted By Mostro
I was looking at one of these as well (actually,...

I was looking at one of these as well (actually, a 306) but am rethinking the purchase if the cover constantly deforms and reduces flow as a result. Please let us know what you hear back from Hagen...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-23-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,598
Posted By Mostro
I'll venture that the reason you have gotten so...

I'll venture that the reason you have gotten so much negative feedback on the rock pile is that it doesn't look organic. Only humans stack rocks in that fashion and it's not an arrangement to be...
Forum: Equipment   12-19-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By Mostro
Ask whether it would be OK to drill a hole in a...

Ask whether it would be OK to drill a hole in a wall of your home for an outlet or switch. The surface planes of the wall, or in this case, the sides of your stand, are probably not load bearing.
...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-06-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By Mostro
#4 FTW It's the best orientation of that...

#4 FTW

It's the best orientation of that piece IMO, the light and dark values create a pleasing depth of field.

#1 looks good too, but not as commanding unless carpeting or short plants are...
Forum: Lighting   12-01-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,111
Posted By Mostro
Shimmer is the result of light emitting from a...

Shimmer is the result of light emitting from a defined punctual source to create shadow. That's why it is evident with LED or metal halide setups using single or small clusters of emitters and not...
Forum: Lighting   11-30-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mostro
No worries, thanks for the tips. At the moment, I...

No worries, thanks for the tips. At the moment, I am much more comfortable with the equipment side of the equation than I am with stewarding the amazing life forms all this stuff is designed to...
Forum: Lighting   11-30-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Mostro
LMAO ...

LMAO

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MmB2jcGuegM/TfMIyDkqjrI/AAAAAAAAAvY/NPFUDRymb0E/s1600/Sam_and_Ralph_choke.bmp
Forum: Lighting   11-30-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Mostro
Is that a sheep dog or a small polar bear? My...

Is that a sheep dog or a small polar bear? My daughter is in love. She says (s)he looks like Ralph from the Looney Tunes episodes with Wile E. Coyote.

*pardon the thread pollution*
Forum: Lighting   11-30-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mostro
No fixed boxes here, these pendants will hang...

No fixed boxes here, these pendants will hang from ceiling track using 110v pendant converters to light a 24" long tank. The pendant height will remain adjustable, at least until I get it dialed in...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-29-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,815
Posted By Mostro
What a gorgeous tank. Your "fresh water reef"...

What a gorgeous tank. Your "fresh water reef" concept is so natural looking and the whole scape undulates across the tank with great rhythm and proportion.

I've already "plagiarized" your lighting...
Forum: Lighting   11-29-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mostro
That's great to hear. I was hoping you would post...

That's great to hear. I was hoping you would post as your lighting setup inspired my plan for a pair of hanging pendants. I'm planning to use two of these fixtures, but I'm thinking about drilling...
Forum: Equipment   11-29-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,568
Posted By Mostro
Surprisingly they're still available. It doesn't...

Surprisingly they're still available. It doesn't make sense to buy another as a spare, right? Then I'd have to get another regulator, and another valve, and more stainless fittings... :icon_eek:
Forum: Lighting   11-28-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mostro
Par30 and Par38 Users

For those hanging Par30 or Par38 bulbs (21-36w) over their tank, how much shimmer are you seeing? At what height does the shimmer diminish or disappear? I likes me some shimmer (MH lighting over a...
Forum: Equipment   11-13-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,278
Posted By Mostro
This is profound, time-honored advice for any...

This is profound, time-honored advice for any number of situations.
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