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Forum: DIY 10-15-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By estill
I have been slowly connecting parts and working...

I have been slowly connecting parts and working on my code. I'm at a point where I can report back and share what I have learned. The first thing I learned is how quirky the Arduino code can be. My...
Forum: DIY 10-08-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 41,914
Posted By estill
To address the 0-10V "signal", could you use the...

To address the 0-10V "signal", could you use the Arduino PWM output to control a transistor or MOSFET? I know you can do this to drive a DC motor, and it will fool most multimeters into seeing a...
Forum: DIY 08-23-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By estill
Sleeping on this project did wonders for...

Sleeping on this project did wonders for clarifying things.

I can fit 4 LED drivers easily on a 10x10cm PCB. That's 24 LED's at 24V. A simple (cheap) voltage regulator will run the rest. I...
Forum: DIY 08-23-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By estill
Offshore. I'm not going to drill all those...

Offshore. I'm not going to drill all those little tiny hols.
Forum: DIY 08-22-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By estill
A quick in-progress picture. Still working on...

A quick in-progress picture. Still working on labels. All that is needed is a header to attach the wires to my buttons. I'm thinking I may try to include a space for a relay. One of my CO2...
Forum: DIY 08-22-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By estill
Just so I am clear I have spent $41.88 and $16.99...

Just so I am clear I have spent $41.88 and $16.99 on the above list of items, through the infamous auction site. If you are willing to wait for the shipping from China, the price comes down...
Forum: DIY 08-22-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By estill
I haven't finalized the PCB. I have been using...

I haven't finalized the PCB. I have been using the bread board and Schematic functions of Fritzing for my Slot Car track, so I figured I would let it do the work for the PCB this time.

After...
Forum: DIY 08-22-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By estill
Thank you for the reply. I've only looked at...

Thank you for the reply. I've only looked at voltage regulators for 12V applications. That makes that piece simple. My daughters tank will have 2 strands of 6 LED's. Of the others, one might be a...
Forum: DIY 08-21-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By estill
Yet another Arduino based LED controller

It's about time for my yearly post to this site. This time around I'm looking to DIY some LED's for a small tank. My little girls want her own aquarium and she wants glofish. This isn't my first...
Forum: Lighting 02-21-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 32,437
Posted By estill
My little girl is asking about her own aquarium. ...

My little girl is asking about her own aquarium. We are thinking about letting her get a 2.5 or 5 gallon and letting her get the glo fish that she wants. My thought is to go with the 10W RGB with...
Forum: DIY 02-08-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By estill
One of my other "hobbies" is making soda. I use...

One of my other "hobbies" is making soda. I use the tire valve stem into a 2l bottle cap method for carbonation.

I usually set my regulator around 80 PSI to carbonate the soda. My regulator is a...
Forum: Algae 02-01-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By estill
Am I on the right track?

Let me start with my setup. I have had a 55 gal tank running for many years now. Moderate light levels with CO2. I have always had BBA, but it was slow, and I just lived with it. This fall I...
Forum: Lighting 07-02-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By estill
I ran my 55 gallon with the dual 55watt kit with...

I ran my 55 gallon with the dual 55watt kit with diy CO2 for a couple of years. It was a nice setup for crypts, java ferns, and low-med light stems.
Forum: DIY 07-09-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,191
Posted By estill
You could always use a tinted acrylic for the...

You could always use a tinted acrylic for the filter/pump housing.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-30-2007, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By estill
As requested here are pictures ...

As requested here are pictures
http://home.comcast.net/~ericstill/Rocks0020001.JPG

http://home.comcast.net/~ericstill/Rocks0040001.JPG

http://home.comcast.net/~ericstill/Rocks0060001.JPG
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-29-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By estill
Serpentine Rock

I came across some green rocks that might look good in a nano tank I am in the process of building. If I have identified it correctly it is serpentine. Has anyone tried serpentine in a freshwater...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-26-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,059
Posted By estill
Thank you for the information. I've been through...

Thank you for the information. I've been through the DIY External Heater thread, and was just curious what fittings other people were using for something this small. Right now the only pieces I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-26-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,059
Posted By estill
If you don't mind me asking I have a couple of...

If you don't mind me asking I have a couple of questions about your setup. I am working on something very similar. I have built a 12" cube tank out of acrylic. My plan is to drill holes in the...
Forum: Lighting 02-28-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,198
Posted By estill
To go a little to far into digital photography, a...

To go a little to far into digital photography, a histogram is very similar to the spectral graph above. The horizontal axis is a range from 0 to 255, with 0 being black and 255 being white, and...
Forum: Lighting 02-27-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,198
Posted By estill
Unfortunately it is the photographic techincal...

Unfortunately it is the photographic techincal aspects that will make this a valid test. Your camera was designed to work with what ever light is available to come up with the proper exposure. What...
Forum: Lighting 02-27-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,198
Posted By estill
Just to throw in my two cents here, Taking a...

Just to throw in my two cents here, Taking a picture and posting it here will do little to inform us as the available light. Even if you set everything up "perfect" my monitor is going to alter the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-29-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,423
Posted By estill
Thank you for the feedback. The more I think...

Thank you for the feedback. The more I think about it I'll probably go with the AHSupply kit. I was hoping to keep the fixture as small as possible, but I think the even lighting will be easier to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-27-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,423
Posted By estill
I am building a 12" cube for my desk at work. My...

I am building a 12" cube for my desk at work. My first thought was to use this desk lamp for lighting. I was planning on scavaging the socket, ballast, etc. out of the desk lamp, but I am now...
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