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Forum: DIY   10-27-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Cactus Bastard
Mitered joints are actually quite a bit stronger...

Mitered joints are actually quite a bit stronger due to the increased area along the joint.
You don't need to make it out of a single piece of acrylic though. If you're doing something larger...
Forum: DIY   02-05-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,048
Posted By Cactus Bastard
I agree, the tank itself is very nice too by the...

I agree, the tank itself is very nice too by the way.
Forum: Equipment   02-05-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Cactus Bastard
Cool experiment. The two reactors came out...

Cool experiment.

The two reactors came out nearly identical, I'm willing to bet the reactor portion itself is almost negligible. The reduced flow probably comes from the elbows, and additional...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-30-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 44,609
Posted By Cactus Bastard
Yeah, the info is extremely accessible, but...

Yeah, the info is extremely accessible, but hadn't actually made it's way into this thread, which happens to be a sticky on one of the largest planted tank forums out there.

Cups and teaspoons...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-30-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 44,609
Posted By Cactus Bastard
I did not even have to pull out my calculator,...

I did not even have to pull out my calculator, second google hit on "KNO3 reference solution" took me to a page that seems trustworthy enough :hihi: ...
Forum: Equipment   01-28-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,276
Posted By Cactus Bastard
I don't recommend burying a heater either, but if...

I don't recommend burying a heater either, but if it was going to explode anyway, you have to admit that being under the gravel was probably about the safest place.


I think you've already...
Forum: DIY   01-28-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,048
Posted By Cactus Bastard
Hoppy, you're awesome :thumbsup:

Hoppy, you're awesome :thumbsup:
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-26-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,026
Posted By Cactus Bastard
I had hydra appear in one of my tanks a couple...

I had hydra appear in one of my tanks a couple years ago, and I was absolutely thrilled. In addition to the hours I spend watching my shrimp, I spent a lot of time watching the hydra. I watched...
Forum: DIY   03-25-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,716
Posted By Cactus Bastard
You don't know what you're missing! Cutting ...

You don't know what you're missing! Cutting glass and drilling holes is one of the most satisfying DIY skills to have. And I use the term "skill" loosely; there is not even much of a learning...
Forum: DIY   06-16-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 122,000
Posted By Cactus Bastard
I put a single P7 on top of a 10 gallon, and...

I put a single P7 on top of a 10 gallon, and found the shimmering to be a little overbearing. I think on a larger tank, with multiple light sources it wouldn't be as intense. Also the ten gallon,...
Forum: DIY   06-01-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 122,000
Posted By Cactus Bastard
That's rather interesting. I recall hearing that...

That's rather interesting. I recall hearing that it's more common for LEDs to fail open.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-27-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,486
Posted By Cactus Bastard
If other plants of the Utricularia genus are stem...

If other plants of the Utricularia genus are stem plants then it makes sense. I had no idea at all that this was the case. But from my brief experience with the graminifolia, it sure does make...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-27-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,486
Posted By Cactus Bastard
Mine is still emersed, but within about a month...

Mine is still emersed, but within about a month it had filled in the areas I had planted.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-27-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,486
Posted By Cactus Bastard
On a positive note, I have also accomplished a...

On a positive note, I have also accomplished a bit lately. I've laminated the inside of the stand with white formica, the edges of the front opening have been built up with epoxy and sanded back...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-27-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,486
Posted By Cactus Bastard
Not really :icon_redf I have a rather hectic...

Not really :icon_redf I have a rather hectic life (as do most people :)) But I've run into a few complications lately with both my aquarium stuff and my personal life, which had placed this project...
Forum: DIY   05-07-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 122,000
Posted By Cactus Bastard
Not necessarily, but you do need to make sure...

Not necessarily, but you do need to make sure your tip is back up to temp between each connection.

Once your wires and pads are tinned, soldering stuff this size should be a very rapid process,...
Forum: DIY   05-05-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 122,000
Posted By Cactus Bastard
Are your LED stars grounded to the base? I've...

Are your LED stars grounded to the base? I've gotten some that were, and others that have been isolated.

Your tapped holes are awesome btw, super-professional, love it.
Forum: DIY   04-28-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 122,000
Posted By Cactus Bastard
Wow, that's looking great :thumbsup:

Wow, that's looking great :thumbsup:
Forum: Tank Journals   04-25-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,486
Posted By Cactus Bastard
Well, the UG is doing fine. Very fine indeed....

Well, the UG is doing fine. Very fine indeed. :icon_cool

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt225/CACTUSBASTARD/IMGP2007.jpg

The stand is coming along, I'll post a proper update on the weekend...
Forum: DIY   04-24-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,592
Posted By Cactus Bastard
FYI, needle wheels do not create large pressure...

FYI, needle wheels do not create large pressure differentials and are actually quite efficient at distributing CO2 (both from a dollar perspective, and electricity consumption). I don't think you...
Forum: DIY   04-16-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 122,000
Posted By Cactus Bastard
Is that your patience noise? I think it was...

Is that your patience noise?
I think it was my P7s that took over a month to ship, and I was probably making some similar noises during that time, maybe with a bit of gurgling and the occasional...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-15-2009, 03:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 23,295
Posted By Cactus Bastard
Oh hell yeah! :icon_cool

Oh hell yeah! :icon_cool
Forum: DIY   04-14-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 122,000
Posted By Cactus Bastard
I've bought about a dozen things from dealextreme...

I've bought about a dozen things from dealextreme in the last year or so, sometimes it does take them a while before parts ship. I've had parts take up to five weeks before they ship out.
Still...
Forum: DIY   04-14-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 151,256
Posted By Cactus Bastard
Holy crap that's amazing!

Holy crap that's amazing!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-14-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,685
Posted By Cactus Bastard
It's a shame you can't keep the scud alive, but I...

It's a shame you can't keep the scud alive, but I understand your reasons.

I've heard of people having big problems with scuds completely overrunning their shrimp tanks, but just as often they...
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