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Forum: Lighting 09-13-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By nchumley
Thank you for the input! I think the big...

Thank you for the input!

I think the big difference between our builds is your 40degree optics and my 60degree optics. The 40's can really boost the PAR and penetration, but I opted for 60's for...
Forum: Lighting 09-13-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By nchumley
Hoppy, going along with what you said, I used...

Hoppy, going along with what you said, I used your awesome PAR Calculator (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=168999) to estimate approximately 50-120 PAR available at the substrate...
Forum: Lighting 09-11-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By nchumley
Just a friendly bump, I'm pulling the trigger on...

Just a friendly bump, I'm pulling the trigger on this order so I'll keep you all posted with pics! Any advice would be great as well!

I'm still worried this is overkill though... :D
Forum: Lighting 09-01-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By nchumley
What kind of lighting do you use?

What kind of lighting do you use?
Forum: Lighting 09-01-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By nchumley
6ft LED build for 180gal

I've been planning an LED build for my new 180gal 72x24x24 inch tank for quite awhile. I'm almost there, but have some last minute questions before I commit to buying all the components.

I was...
Forum: DIY 04-02-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By nchumley
Sweet DIY heatsinks - MakersLED

Found a kickstarter for these heat sinks that are modular and come with nice design and included fans.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/makersled/makersled-diy-high-power-led-fixtures-0
...
Forum: Lighting 03-28-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By nchumley
What size tank is this for? Specifically, what...

What size tank is this for? Specifically, what depth? Do you plan on using optics?
Forum: Lighting 03-27-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By nchumley
This is relevant to my interests as well (setting...

This is relevant to my interests as well (setting up a 150 gal in the next week, it is 28 inches deep)

The sticky started by samamorgan...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,627
Posted By nchumley
Great thread, and very timely for me personally. ...

Great thread, and very timely for me personally.

Looking at a 180 gal myself, and I intend to drill 3 bulkheads up high and do the Beananimal siphon method. See it here....
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By nchumley
After more investigation, this turns out to be...

After more investigation, this turns out to be EXACTLY what happened. When I found the co2 cylinder, it was leaning against the wall underneath the aquarium as if it had been knocked over backwards...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By nchumley
10lb filled co2 tank dumped in 1 day

Hey all, had a minor meltdown today when I got home from work...

I had a 10lb co2 tank hooked up to my 55gal community tank. Things were going great, but ran out of co2 last week and took the tank...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,571
Posted By nchumley
Let us know how it turns out and post some pics!

Let us know how it turns out and post some pics!
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By nchumley
I built a Rex Griggs reactor last year for my...

I built a Rex Griggs reactor last year for my 55gal.

It's about 22" tall and used 2 inch PVC, so it's pretty large. It was slowing down the flow on my Eheim 2236, so I put it inline with an Eheim...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By nchumley
I've been using the Hagen Glo 48" dual 54w...

I've been using the Hagen Glo 48" dual 54w fixture for about 2 years now.

Great illumination and the enclosure doesn't get hot at all. I don't use the clamps and just set the fixture on the rim...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-12-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By nchumley
Ah, I'm pretty sure you are correct... I misheard...

Ah, I'm pretty sure you are correct... I misheard the LFS guy when he sold it to me I guess. I'll change it, and thanks so much!
Forum: Tank Journals 08-11-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By nchumley
Great ideas, some good quality driftwood would go...

Great ideas, some good quality driftwood would go far also. Can't wait to see some pics. What kind of equipment are you using?

You sound like you were in a boat similar to mine... I let my 55gal...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-11-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By nchumley
Nate's 55gal planted journal (56k)

Hey guys, been a lurker for quite awhile and thought I'd document my 55gal (2nd attempt at a tank). It's 4 weeks in and things seem to be flourishing and my few small fish seem VERY happy and active....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-02-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,189
Posted By nchumley
Damn I am jealous. That is a beautiful tank, and...

Damn I am jealous. That is a beautiful tank, and no algae at all!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-02-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By nchumley
Second this, I use a long aluminum rod to poke my...

Second this, I use a long aluminum rod to poke my organic soil, got the rod for $2 at Menards.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-02-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,524
Posted By nchumley
Excellent tank, I have a very similar setup...

Excellent tank, I have a very similar setup though with CO2 injected as well. Glad to see no algae issues!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-02-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By nchumley
Some smaller mid-height plants (ie something...

Some smaller mid-height plants (ie something bushy like moss) would look great along with a few more larger rocks.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-02-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,122
Posted By nchumley
This is a treasure trove of info, thanks alot. I...

This is a treasure trove of info, thanks alot. I have two assassin snails in my 55gal (pretty new tank) and one of them has been sitting in the bottom corner on the substrate for 8 hours.

I'm...
Forum: Fish 08-02-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By nchumley
Keep an eye out for golden tetras. I put ~12 in...

Keep an eye out for golden tetras. I put ~12 in an 55gal and they looked like little drops of mercury darting in and out of the plants.
Forum: Fish 08-02-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,998
Posted By nchumley
My old roomate got a Florida Gar when it was just...

My old roomate got a Florida Gar when it was just a baby (~3 inches long). It now dominates a 20 gal tank (now ~16in long).

I just feel bad for it. He got the fish at a pretty reputable dealer...
Forum: Substrate 08-02-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By nchumley
I'd say go for it, though GeToGhKn is right, pool...

I'd say go for it, though GeToGhKn is right, pool filter sand will settle into looser aquarium substrate.
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