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Forum: Equipment   02-19-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Geoscouter
Reccomendation for a good electrical controller

I have two reef keeper lite units from digital aquatics. Rock sold units. Never had a problem with either one. Expandable if you need more than the basic unit.


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Forum: Equipment   09-24-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,345
Posted By Geoscouter
Thanks for posting your experience. What are you...

Thanks for posting your experience. What are you using for a diffuser and at what bubble count? I know you just got it but does the bubble count seem to stay stable so far? Are you using the selenoid...
Forum: Equipment   09-22-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,345
Posted By Geoscouter
Anybody actually using one of these new Aquatek...

Anybody actually using one of these new Aquatek regulators?


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Forum: DIY   09-20-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By Geoscouter
I used 2 rows of 6 Cree XPG cool white LEDs...

I used 2 rows of 6 Cree XPG cool white LEDs running at 1000ma on my 29 gal tank. No optics. 2" aluminum c channel. Plenty of light, in fact I have them dialed down significantly with a potentiometer...
Forum: Equipment   09-13-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By Geoscouter
That's what I did with my fluval 206. I think it...

That's what I did with my fluval 206. I think it did slow down the flow a little.
Forum: Equipment   09-09-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,345
Posted By Geoscouter
Anybody using the Aquatek mini regulator yet? If...

Anybody using the Aquatek mini regulator yet? If so, any feedback on consistency of output and ability to control bubble count would be appreciated.


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Forum: Equipment   08-25-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Geoscouter
Hard to beat a reef keeper lite. Reliable,...

Hard to beat a reef keeper lite. Reliable, expandable, well made, good value. I have two of them and never any problems once setup.
Forum: Equipment   08-23-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,345
Posted By Geoscouter
Looking forward to your report! Especially about...

Looking forward to your report! Especially about the sensitivity of the needle valve.


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Forum: Equipment   08-15-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,345
Posted By Geoscouter
I emailed Aquatek to ask about the output psi....

I emailed Aquatek to ask about the output psi. Here is their reply.

The output working pressure is preset within the range from 55 to 65 psi.

Sincerely,
Aquatek of California



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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-10-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,473
Posted By Geoscouter
I'm not the original person who said they dislike...

I'm not the original person who said they dislike it but for me it is the difficulty in distinguishing between 40, 80 and the next highest color. The colors are too similar for me to accurately...
Forum: Lighting   08-04-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,599
Posted By Geoscouter
Whoa I think that is way overkill for 10 gal...

Whoa I think that is way overkill for 10 gal tank! I have 12 XPG on a 29 and even at 1 amp they are too bright sitting on the glass top with no optics.


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Forum: Substrate   07-27-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,508
Posted By Geoscouter
I have a breeding population of pygmy cories on a...

I have a breeding population of pygmy cories on a tank that's mostly florite. I just gave them a small "sandbox" of pool filter sand in one corner and they do all their rooting around in that area....
Forum: Substrate   07-26-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,508
Posted By Geoscouter
Should have mentioned that the gravel was changed...

Should have mentioned that the gravel was changed about 8 weeks ago, didn't change the canister filter and had a very short cycle. ammonia and nitrite show 0. Nitrate is 40 ppm I'm using pps-pro...
Forum: Substrate   07-26-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,508
Posted By Geoscouter
Can Corydoras live in a tank with fluorite gravel?

I recently changed my tank to fluorite gravel. Added two cories about 3 weeks ago. One died a few days ago and now the other is not looking well. Did some research and saw a comment that they do not...
Forum: Lighting   07-23-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 219,557
Posted By Geoscouter
Great information! What is missing is a graph on...

Great information! What is missing is a graph on LEDs. Thanks for all the time you spent gathering this info and then sharing it with us. I didn't realize that a less than $100 par meter option...
Forum: Equipment   06-26-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 20,171
Posted By Geoscouter
Pm sent

Pm sent
Forum: Lighting   06-26-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,906
Posted By Geoscouter
I also am using these coralife 30" fixtures on my...

I also am using these coralife 30" fixtures on my 29. I have two of them for a total of 4 bulbs. I've run into problems with BBA when my cheap Asa paintball co2 stopped working. Just totally redid...
Forum: Lighting   06-19-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,361
Posted By Geoscouter
Aqueon LED light spotted in local Petsmart

Saw a new line of LED light fixtures in Petsmart on Saturday. These are not listed on Aqueon website or anywhere else I tried to google. They come in a couple of standard lengths. I saw 24",30" and...
Forum: DIY   05-25-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,815
Posted By Geoscouter
Cool white appears to be the choice most have...

Cool white appears to be the choice most have gone with. Apparently warm white is too yellow. Neutral is between warm and cool and cool
White has a little more blue. I thought about mixing neutral...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-15-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,685
Posted By Geoscouter
Would a ro/di unit remove chlorine and...

Would a ro/di unit remove chlorine and chloromines?


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Forum: DIY   03-03-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,815
Posted By Geoscouter
So I am in the process of building a very similar...

So I am in the process of building a very similar fixture for my 29 gal tank. I've built the aluminum fixture but have connected the two channels with pivoting arms so that I can set the fixture on...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-26-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 15,385
Posted By Geoscouter
I've kept fish for 25 years. With live plants for...

I've kept fish for 25 years. With live plants for last 15 years and started a small reef tank last April. My other hobby is beekeeping. Fascinating creatures and you get honey to sell or share with...
Forum: DIY   01-18-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,948
Posted By Geoscouter
Hmm. When I check the LED specs on Rapidled it...

Hmm. When I check the LED specs on Rapidled it says the cool white are 5000-8300k and the neutral white are 3700-5000k. Not sure how that relates to 5500k or 6500k in the previous two comments. Seems...
Forum: DIY   01-17-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,948
Posted By Geoscouter
Consensus on LED color for planted tank?

I've decided to convert my 29 gal planted tank to LED from the current 2 coralife T5 NO fixtures I am currently using. (4 bulbs total) I'm planning on using 12 Cree XPG 3 watt leds in two rows of 6...
Forum: Lighting   08-26-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By Geoscouter
How about LEDs

I have the Coralife 30" fixtures and I've been tempted to try putting 3w Cree leds in them when the bulbs go. I originally thought to do this when I heard that these NO T5 bulbs were not going to be...
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