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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By vladguan
Harmless. I had an outbreak a while ago. They...

Harmless. I had an outbreak a while ago. They were all over the DW and were fun to watch, going about their daily crawls. My fishes did not seem to be interested in them (I had Platys and Mollys and...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By vladguan
Update: Pressure tested the inline heater via...

Update:
Pressure tested the inline heater via garden hose at the bottom and the top partially blocked. No leaks. Also tested it with a small internal pump pumping water through it with the heater...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By vladguan
Update: Went to one of my local hardware...

Update:

Went to one of my local hardware stores and managed to get all the parts for the inline heater.

Note 32mm is equivalent to 1.25".
* 1x 1mx32mm press pipe, plumbing section.
* 2x...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-10-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By vladguan
Cheers guys. Tangcla, I will see you on...

Cheers guys. Tangcla, I will see you on shrimpscape soon?
Forum: Tank Journals 02-03-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By vladguan
Update: Placed a piece of soft Styrofoam...

Update:

Placed a piece of soft Styrofoam behind the CO2 reactor and the rumbling noise disappeared immediately. The reactor is now quieter with the door open than it was with the door closed. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-01-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By vladguan
Some more photos: Pearling on the...

Some more photos:
Pearling on the Subwassertangs:
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab124/vbednikov/Aquarium/New%20Setup/Pearling-Subwassertang_zpsf32fad5a.jpg
Pearling and streaming on the...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-01-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By vladguan
Update: Took 4 hours to do the swap. That is,...

Update:
Took 4 hours to do the swap. That is, move the power board from the left side to the right side (which involves passing cables around the back). Put in a Fluval 2 Plus with one of the wool...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-23-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By vladguan
Vlad's AR850

Introduction and background:

Got the AR850 as a second hand unit in 2011 and sold my old 2ft tank with cabinet (with home-made cabinet since 2000 and was mainly used to keep goldfish).
. Then,...
Forum: DIY 01-16-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,622
Posted By vladguan
that is pretty inefficient at 75 to 80 lumens per...

that is pretty inefficient at 75 to 80 lumens per wat. My 4 LED flood lights are 4000 lumens at 36W/3Amps. Jaycar in Oz has 4WD led spot and flood lights that are very bright. 36W/4000+ lumens...
Forum: DIY 01-13-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,622
Posted By vladguan
How about a 90 deg lens in conjunction with the...

How about a 90 deg lens in conjunction with the can?
Forum: DIY 01-12-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,622
Posted By vladguan
My thoughts too but Hoppy wants to mix colours...

My thoughts too but Hoppy wants to mix colours which wont work with a lens.
Forum: DIY 01-11-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,622
Posted By vladguan
Yes, the two white ones will be AC as polarity...

Yes, the two white ones will be AC as polarity does not really matter. You can check DC polarity via a multimeter or a DC fan. See the way it is spinning to determine polarity.
Forum: DIY 12-29-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,622
Posted By vladguan
Get the warmest you can to add as much red as...

Get the warmest you can to add as much red as possible.
Forum: DIY 12-27-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,622
Posted By vladguan
Hi Hoppy, I suggest replacing the reds with warm...

Hi Hoppy, I suggest replacing the reds with warm white ones to add warmth to the colour. I have read that a few people have done that when they weren't happy with the blend.
Forum: DIY 12-26-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,622
Posted By vladguan
I totally concur with benjaf. I had some spare...

I totally concur with benjaf. I had some spare 12v adapters and tested them with multimetres. multimetres don't draw much current so the voltage reading was 19v. One other thing, as m00se said,...
Forum: DIY 12-25-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,622
Posted By vladguan
Hoppy, it is a constant voltage supply. I use...

Hoppy, it is a constant voltage supply. I use them for my lights. I run 4 12V 0.75a LED lights off of one 12V 5a switching supply. The switching bit, from memory just means it can switch betwen...
Forum: Lighting 12-22-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By vladguan
yep, you need to provide more details on the LEDs...

yep, you need to provide more details on the LEDs used in the Fluval nano light. Generally speaking, Fluros have about 50 to 60 lumens per watt so a 13W fluro should produce 650 to 780 lumens. Now,...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By vladguan
Hmm, probably better to use an inline reactor,...

Hmm, probably better to use an inline reactor, the DIY type or something similar to the Dupla Reactor S. You can easily make a reactor using a piece of 20cm long pvc pipe, bio balls, hose nipple (for...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By vladguan
Hi, I am a little confused by what you are...

Hi, I am a little confused by what you are saying. Are you saying that the water is pushed up the CO2 tubing as the atomizer is meant to contain water for mixing with the CO2. Have you got a CO2...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By vladguan
Hi, turn the CO2 on (via solenoid) 1 hour before...

Hi, turn the CO2 on (via solenoid) 1 hour before lights are turned on and off 1 hour before lights are turned off.
I use the following formula for number of days a CO2 cylinder will last:

Number...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-20-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By vladguan
Give the colony of RCSs time. They will reduce...

Give the colony of RCSs time. They will reduce the amount of surface mulm in no time. Like you, I used to do gravel vacs before going planted and the 20L buckets would be black. I poured them onto...
Forum: Algae 12-20-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By vladguan
Yep, that is how the inline ones work as well....

Yep, that is how the inline ones work as well. There is a UV tube in there and water flows past it and the bacteria and algae gets killed by the UV exposure. There are 304 stainless steel ones as...
Forum: Algae 12-20-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By vladguan
Just get an external in-line one suitable for...

Just get an external in-line one suitable for your tank size. This means you will have to cut you filter outlet line. Otherwise, there are internal filters that have UV bulbs which is what kat12 has,...
Forum: Algae 12-20-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By vladguan
I have the ISTA one but they are pretty much the...

I have the ISTA one but they are pretty much the same and both made in Taiwan. You have to keep an eye out for struggling fish. Do you see them up at the surface gulping for air? You may also...
Forum: Algae 12-20-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By vladguan
Hi, is the algae tank wide or only at certain...

Hi, is the algae tank wide or only at certain places? I have done spot dosing of dino spit (glut) which worked very well. I stopped the filter for, waited for the water to stop moving, used a syringe...
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