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Forum: Lighting 03-05-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 724
Views: 70,403
Posted By nofearengineer
Yeah, Jeff. I always chuckle inside when a...

Yeah, Jeff. I always chuckle inside when a client tells me they don't want fluorescent 2x4's because they have an employee who swears they can see the flicker. At 20kHz.......right.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-02-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By nofearengineer
"Starter" fish may be somewhat more hardy, but...

"Starter" fish may be somewhat more hardy, but the real thing is they are less expensive. Dead fish sucks, but dead expensive fish is even worse.
Forum: Sevenports 12-19-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By nofearengineer
The website gives the dimensions, but doesn't say...

The website gives the dimensions, but doesn't say which is the height vs depth. 35.4" x 17.7" x 19.7".

A 35.4" x 19.7" footprint would be NICE.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-10-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By nofearengineer
Never forget that a significant portion of a...

Never forget that a significant portion of a product's cost is the manufacturer's warranty.

Most sellers greatly overvalue their "used but in perfect condition" items.

Truth is, if a used item...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,455
Posted By nofearengineer
My experience is that it wants as much light as...

My experience is that it wants as much light as you can afford, and don't bother without pressurized CO2. Others may have had different experiences. These are mine.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,518
Posted By nofearengineer
My fish are as fat, healthy, and happy as I can...

My fish are as fat, healthy, and happy as I can mange with my meager skills. When I walk by, they rush to the glass expecting chow. If I stick my hand in the tank, they don't rush away in terror,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,664
Posted By nofearengineer
:eek: You really know how to hurt a guy LOL.

:eek:

You really know how to hurt a guy LOL.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By nofearengineer
It depends on what you value most; water...

It depends on what you value most; water chemistry stability or maximum nutrient and waste product levels.

If your available water is essentially unlimited, then yes, a drip method would be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By nofearengineer
Without pressure and plant load info, there's no...

Without pressure and plant load info, there's no answer. But like darkblade, said, in most cases, it's likely to be much higher than 5 bps. On my 75 gallon, densely planted tank, it's impossible to...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By nofearengineer
You can get chrome plated brass to soften the...

You can get chrome plated brass to soften the blow. :icon_smil
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By nofearengineer
Hehe, couldn't help myself from making a slight...

Hehe, couldn't help myself from making a slight correction here.

Titanium itself isn't inert. Actually, it oxidizes rapidly. But like Aluminum, its oxidized form is extremely unreactive. So...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,739
Posted By nofearengineer
Some people might think the very first one was...

Some people might think the very first one was too cluttered, but to me, it has the most balance and natural feel to it.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7454/13016464084_78f8cb7179_c.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By nofearengineer
Make sure it's just "drinking" water, and not...

Make sure it's just "drinking" water, and not "distilled". :(
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By nofearengineer
Big Chain Market Share and Independents

I read today that of the almost 16 billion dollar annual U.S. pet store market.

The two biggest market share holders (http://miniurl.com/bw8A) were:

PetSmart - 40%
PetCo - 20%

I was...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-01-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By nofearengineer
Wow...it's awesome to see so many others doing...

Wow...it's awesome to see so many others doing the same thing I want to.

Great pics and vids!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-28-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By nofearengineer
I found a company called Amscope. Seems to be a...

I found a company called Amscope. Seems to be a fair quality Chinese-made product. Especially for a hobbyist. I'm thinking I can get a decent trinocular scope with minimum of 2000x magnification...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By nofearengineer
Microscope Recommendations?

No idea at all where to put this thread!

I am obsessed with learning, and the aquarium hobby certainly doesn't disappoint when it comes to new things to research.

I'm having a real itch to try...
Forum: Photography 02-26-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By nofearengineer
Very nice! I love how all you really see is the...

Very nice! I love how all you really see is the fish and the bubbles...no plants, ripples, etc.
Forum: Aquascaping 01-14-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,728
Posted By nofearengineer
Really knocked this one out of the park. ...

Really knocked this one out of the park. Absolutely beautiful.
Forum: Lighting 01-10-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By nofearengineer
All that quote is saying is that of the very...

All that quote is saying is that of the very small percentage of green light that the plant absorbs, it happens to use very efficiently.

It's sort of like throwing a hundred beach balls at a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,373
Posted By nofearengineer
I think it will be a lot like every other period...

I think it will be a lot like every other period in human history.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-31-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,373
Posted By nofearengineer
Modern business practices have pretty much...

Modern business practices have pretty much obsoleted the concept of physical inventory. Supply-chain economics, logistics, and good sales forecasting make inventories unnecessary.

Entry level...
Forum: Photography 12-31-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By nofearengineer
Haha...your discus proved they were still...

Haha...your discus proved they were still cichlids at heart..always capable of violence! :red_mouth

Impressive shots...really looks like some strange, misshapen, alien planet.
Forum: Lighting 12-31-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By nofearengineer
In what respect? If it's just to grow plants...

In what respect? If it's just to grow plants better, there may be a slight improvement, as more blue is usually better. But if you want the plants to look good to your eyes, it could be worse, as...
Forum: Plants 12-31-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By nofearengineer
While I haven't tried the DHG, I have had huge...

While I haven't tried the DHG, I have had huge success with all of their other "new" plants in the bags.
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