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Forum: Tank Journals   03-15-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,952
Posted By Fluffles
This is an awesome tank! I love the stand. ...

This is an awesome tank! I love the stand.

What didn't you like about the E-Series?
Forum: Lighting   03-11-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,751
Posted By Fluffles
Hey, I wasn't paying attention to the lighting...

Hey, I wasn't paying attention to the lighting section.
I hope everything goes well!
Forum: DIY   02-24-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,434
Views: 252,713
Posted By Fluffles
Hi Kman, I made my own controller about a...

Hi Kman,

I made my own controller about a year ago and experienced similar issues with switching AC relays (mainly with filter, CO2 solenoid, and skimmer).
My LCD would freeze and display weird...
Forum: Lighting   02-11-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,751
Posted By Fluffles
Dimmer

I have the same light and made my own dimmer for it using an Arduino. I can share the electrical schematic if anyone is interested.
The store wanted to charge $160 for the dimmer and I thought that...
Forum: Lighting   07-14-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 50,076
Posted By Fluffles
Do you get shimmer from this light?

Do you get shimmer from this light?
Forum: Equipment   06-08-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Fluffles
Did you need to use checkvalves to prevent ferts...

Did you need to use checkvalves to prevent ferts flowing backwards with your pumps? I'm about to implement the same in my aquarium but haven't been able to test this out yet.
Forum: DIY   04-25-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 28,060
Posted By Fluffles
I ended up changing the power entry module from...

I ended up changing the power entry module from what you see in the picture above.

I'm using Corcom PSJS0SBX0 ...
Forum: DIY   04-24-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 28,060
Posted By Fluffles
I used a 10A 20mm fuse. There is a fuse drawer...

I used a 10A 20mm fuse. There is a fuse drawer included with the module where the power cord plugs in.
The relays' max current spec is 10A so that's the main reason I chose this value.
Also, I...
Forum: Lighting   04-14-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,050
Posted By Fluffles
I've always wondered if the following circuit...

I've always wondered if the following circuit would work with the Finnex LED lights:
http://i.imgur.com/MvP51zx.jpg
(made a mistake... there's no ground on the AC cable)

I used a similar circuit...
Forum: DIY   03-29-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Fluffles
It depends what setup you have with your tank...

It depends what setup you have with your tank right now.

Most people running high tech tanks with CO2 will usually dose macros from one bottle and micros from another. I've seen some people use...
Forum: DIY   03-23-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,866
Posted By Fluffles
Hi Chad, Just wanted to say I've been following...

Hi Chad,
Just wanted to say I've been following your build with a lot of interest.
Your code has helped me out a tonne to figure out some sequences for my own controller.
Please keep posting...
Forum: DIY   03-23-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 28,060
Posted By Fluffles
Thanks for posting you code Hunter. I finally had...

Thanks for posting you code Hunter. I finally had time to go through it today and I think I have a better idea of how I'm going to code my scheduler.
It's very easy to follow and well commented,...
Forum: DIY   03-19-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 28,060
Posted By Fluffles
Thanks everyone! That would be great!...

Thanks everyone!



That would be great! It would be great to see how you approached buttons and LEDs, scheduling, and dosing. I can also share my code if you're interested, but it's still in...
Forum: DIY   03-17-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 28,060
Posted By Fluffles
Outside dimensions for the box are 13"Lx11"Wx4"H ...

Outside dimensions for the box are 13"Lx11"Wx4"H
Inside dimensions are 12.25"Lx10.5"Wx3.5"H

It's not too much smaller than Hunter's box, but with all these components and wires inside the box,...
Forum: DIY   03-17-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 28,060
Posted By Fluffles
Hi! I've actually made some good progress over...

Hi!
I've actually made some good progress over the last 2 months. I haven't posted anything on the forums since there seems to be several Arduino projects going on and I feel I don't really have...
Forum: DIY   03-08-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,866
Posted By Fluffles
Wow, thank you! I didn't know that unsigned long...

Wow, thank you! I didn't know that unsigned long would take care of it. Seems like a very easy and elegant solution to the rollover.
Forum: DIY   03-07-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,866
Posted By Fluffles
This is looking great! Thanks for sharing the...

This is looking great!
Thanks for sharing the code.

EDIT: Quick question. You use millis() at times to check for updates in your program. Have you considered the case when millis() overflows and...
Forum: DIY   01-26-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 28,060
Posted By Fluffles
Most of the parts are in, but I'm still missing...

Most of the parts are in, but I'm still missing the 8-channel relay board, 4x24 LCD, and the 10P terminal blocks. They are coming in from China so it still might be 1-3 weeks from now. Also, I...
Forum: DIY   01-10-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 28,060
Posted By Fluffles
After looking at benjaf's lighting code, I would...

After looking at benjaf's lighting code, I would recommend you use his code to get you started. My code is a complete hack job that I got up and running in 30min as I was rushed to get my lights...
Forum: DIY   01-07-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 28,060
Posted By Fluffles
That's a deal! I have a small 10G...

That's a deal!



I have a small 10G tank and bought the AquaRay Mini LED 400 (http://www.jlaquatics.com/product/ld-ar2800/AquaRay+AquaHabitats+Mini+LED+%28Model+400%29.html) about a year ago....
Forum: DIY   01-06-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 28,060
Posted By Fluffles
From what I understand, the opto-isolation will...

From what I understand, the opto-isolation will protect the Arduino side of things so the Arduino will be fine, but there is still a possibility that the opto-isolator or the IRF540 MOSFET might be...
Forum: DIY   01-05-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 28,060
Posted By Fluffles
Wow, this is looking great! Thanks so much for...

Wow, this is looking great!
Thanks so much for the parts list. I've had an Arduino Mega controlling my LED lights for about a year now and wanted to expand it to a complete aquarium controller but...
Forum: DIY   12-27-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 28,060
Posted By Fluffles
Agree with scapegoat above. Can we get a parts...

Agree with scapegoat above. Can we get a parts list, schematics, and maybe where you ordered the parts from?
This is an awesome project and I'm looking at building something like this myself.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-16-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,438
Posted By Fluffles
Hey Frrok, can you elaborate on this? I have the...

Hey Frrok, can you elaborate on this? I have the same light and while my plants are very healthy and growing, no plants are showing any red.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-09-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By Fluffles
Thanks, but would plants like HC or HM stay low...

Thanks, but would plants like HC or HM stay low to the substrate with the amount of light I have?
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