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Forum: Lighting 09-09-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By hamato
I do use osmocote+ tabs under the hairgrass and...

I do use osmocote+ tabs under the hairgrass and it is growing decently, albeit full of algae.

I could add in some warm white LEDs to augment the wavelength distribution. I was just going on...
Forum: Lighting 09-07-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By hamato
Question LED setup sufficient?

I have a DIY LED setup that has been running for around 1.5 years now. I've struggled with algae and poor plant growth so in trying to narrow down the problem(s) I realize I don't really know the...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By hamato
I would never do another in-tank heater in a...

I would never do another in-tank heater in a non-huge tank. Not having to have a heater in tank to clutter things up is great.

My only complaints with the Hydor is that it is quite loud when...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-25-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By hamato
Are the grains of osmocote supposed to physically...

Are the grains of osmocote supposed to physically dissolve eventually in water or do they just lose all their ferts? I have some grains that have been sitting on the surface for 6+ months and they...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,999
Posted By hamato
Local distributor charges me 2x what clippard...

Local distributor charges me 2x what clippard online does and never has anything in stock. Even with the 25$ in fees+shipping costs it was still cheaper :( Now if you are only buying a $5 part it...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By hamato
I have a bucket with a small pump and have a...

I have a bucket with a small pump and have a manual switch I toggle for 30sec or so per day. I don't really trust anything automated to not overflow. In the future I'm going to make it auto cut off...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-21-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By hamato
One tip I've learned is only make co2 adjustments...

One tip I've learned is only make co2 adjustments on weekends or any day I'm home the majority of the day.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-15-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By hamato
I suppose it's possible. The water is treated...

I suppose it's possible. The water is treated though so I don't know how much organics could be in there. I guess I'll just have to change out the water every few days which kind of defeats the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-14-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By hamato
Slime in water topoff bucket

I've recently setup a 5gal HD bucket with a pump to combat evaporation in one of my open top tanks. It works fine but I have noticed that the walls of the bucket and pump tube become coated in a...
Forum: DIY 02-22-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,188
Posted By hamato
I got it from ebay, basically the waterproofed...

I got it from ebay, basically the waterproofed ds18b20 but the shorter version. An ebay search for "mini Thermometer waterproof model temperature sensor temperature probe" will bring it up.

For...
Forum: DIY 02-22-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,188
Posted By hamato
Here's how I do mine. Works pretty well! ...

Here's how I do mine. Works pretty well!

http://i.imgur.com/U6ownHs.jpg
Forum: DIY 01-24-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,544
Posted By hamato
I actually have to power an arduino based device...

I actually have to power an arduino based device (currently powered from 10v power supply) 2 of the 6v dosing pumps and a 12v water pump. I'm trying to do this with a minimum of power supplies &...
Forum: DIY 01-23-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,544
Posted By hamato
On a side note what relay board are you using? I...

On a side note what relay board are you using? I see some on the bay listed as " 4-Channel Relay Module DC 5V With Optocoupler For Arduino PIC ARM AVR DSP" for under $5. Will this work for simple...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By hamato
I drilled the top of my stand so the pipes slip...

I drilled the top of my stand so the pipes slip down into the inside if the cabinet.
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By hamato
What do people think of the brass ones on ebay? ...

What do people think of the brass ones on ebay? They are like $4, but is there any benefit to using them over the cheapo plastic ones?

http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab228/ubarn/P1040707.jpg
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-30-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By hamato
Firefox with adblock plus & noscript. I haven't...

Firefox with adblock plus & noscript. I haven't seen an ad in years. ABP does have an option to allow non intrusive ads (googles text adds for example) but that can be unchecked.
Forum: Plants 08-26-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By hamato
Well I increased my dosing. Previously I was...

Well I increased my dosing. Previously I was dosing a weeks worth once a week. Now I'm dosing every second day at roughly 2x EI dosing. I read that the holes in the leaves may be caused by lack...
Forum: Plants 08-26-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By hamato
Similar issue with mine, though I am also having...

Similar issue with mine, though I am also having algae issues. I'm also losing seemingly healthy leaves. I'd be interested to know if increasing K solves your problems!
...
Forum: Plants 08-21-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By hamato
If I increase the CO2 any higher, it starts...

If I increase the CO2 any higher, it starts killing my fish. One thing though is the levels don't get high enough to cause this until about 6-7 hours into injection (I start co2 1.5 hours before...
Forum: Plants 08-21-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By hamato
Sad Hygro & hc

This is what I'm dealing with. I have about 8 stems of various species of hygrophila and every few days I'm fishing leaves out of the tank that look like the below picture. Many of the leaves still...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By hamato
I've had an Aquaclear HOB drain 1/4 of my tank...

I've had an Aquaclear HOB drain 1/4 of my tank water by overflowing before. I guess the media was somehow seated improperly and it caused it to slowly overflow.
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By hamato
The main issue I had with a glass lid was if it...

The main issue I had with a glass lid was if it was too close to the water, CO2 would build up to dangerous levels. as long as there is enough of an air gap it will be fine.
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By hamato
Isn't the 2217 outflow 1/2" and inflow...

Isn't the 2217 outflow 1/2" and inflow 5/8"?
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By hamato
I did this to prime my 2217 a few days ago.. It...

I did this to prime my 2217 a few days ago.. It did not go well because I forgot the system was full of pvc cement fumes... That was not a pleasant experience!
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By hamato
Got the lighting installed. More spillover than...

Got the lighting installed. More spillover than I would have liked. I should have went for the 40 degree optics instead of the 60 I think!

http://i.imgur.com/Dh0hQKy.jpg

Still deciding if I...
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