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Forum: DIY 08-21-2015, 05:30 AM
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Views: 220,312
Posted By vladguan
Guys, the same thing can be DIYed with a little...

Guys, the same thing can be DIYed with a little bit more work using DWV pipes and fittings. You can make a large one using 6" diameter pipes and end caps and then some bulkheads and irrigation rises...
Forum: Lighting 08-21-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By vladguan
Or do what I did and get 2x 3-LED modules using...

Or do what I did and get 2x 3-LED modules using SMD 5050 RGB LEDs and wire up to a 12V adaptor. I wired all three colours. You could simply just wire in the blue and green LEDs. These are water proof...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-18-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Haven't been on here for while so time for an...

Haven't been on here for while so time for an update.

I have decided to remove all the DIY LED lighting except for the row of 6x 3W Eagle Eye LEDs at the back which were attached to the bottom...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-20-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Bought a sheet of coreflute and a can of flat...

Bought a sheet of coreflute and a can of flat black spray paint from a hardware store for the background. Measured up and trimmed the coreflute and gave it three coats of paint and then spent an hour...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Cheers. I think it is just your regular Java...

Cheers. I think it is just your regular Java Fern. The Windelov on the left grows at 1/10th of the speed of the regular one.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-01-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Haven't had an update for a while. Took a photo...

Haven't had an update for a while. Took a photo this morning after a trim on the weekend including removing a huge Java Fern (the one on the back right from my last photo above quadrupled in size in...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-20-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Cheers. The hole I drilled was exactly the size...

Cheers. The hole I drilled was exactly the size required for the clear acrylic rod (5mm) and then used the high pressure PVC cement to glue it in. As the rod protruded almost 1cm, I was able to coat...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-20-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Update: I have bumped CO2 to 2 BPS from 1....

Update:

I have bumped CO2 to 2 BPS from 1. Here is an updated photo after a trim of the Hygrophila Polysperma and Ludwigia Repens. It is amazing how much light the Hygros block out.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
So, could not wait for 2 weeks to get an no ebay links allowed..

So, could not wait for 2 weeks to get an eBay power supply and have the plants suffer so got one from JayCar.
We now have light:...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-17-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Must excuse the poor phone camera photos below. ...

Must excuse the poor phone camera photos below.

Anyhow, here is a before picture with just the CREE LEDs taken on the 13th:...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-17-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Update. I have modified my lighting yet...

Update.

I have modified my lighting yet again. I have bought a 80mm wide x 3mm thick x 1000mm long piece of aluminium flat bar (the lights are currently mounted on a 30mm wide x 3mm thick x 750mm...
Forum: DIY 05-02-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,742
Posted By vladguan
Any photos? Cheers, Vlad

Any photos?
Cheers,
Vlad
Forum: DIY 05-02-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,742
Posted By vladguan
Hi Hoppy, Any updates on this? Cheers, Vlad

Hi Hoppy, Any updates on this?
Cheers,
Vlad
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By vladguan
Harmless. I had an outbreak a while ago. They...

Harmless. I had an outbreak a while ago. They were all over the DW and were fun to watch, going about their daily crawls. My fishes did not seem to be interested in them (I had Platys and Mollys and...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Update: Pressure tested the inline heater via...

Update:
Pressure tested the inline heater via garden hose at the bottom and the top partially blocked. No leaks. Also tested it with a small internal pump pumping water through it with the heater...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Update: Went to one of my local hardware...

Update:

Went to one of my local hardware stores and managed to get all the parts for the inline heater.

Note 32mm is equivalent to 1.25".
* 1x 1mx32mm press pipe, plumbing section.
* 2x...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-10-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By vladguan
Cheers guys. Tangcla, I will see you on...

Cheers guys. Tangcla, I will see you on shrimpscape soon?
Forum: Tank Journals 02-03-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Update: Placed a piece of soft Styrofoam...

Update:

Placed a piece of soft Styrofoam behind the CO2 reactor and the rumbling noise disappeared immediately. The reactor is now quieter with the door open than it was with the door closed. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-01-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Some more photos: Pearling on the...

Some more photos:
Pearling on the Subwassertangs:
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab124/vbednikov/Aquarium/New%20Setup/Pearling-Subwassertang_zpsf32fad5a.jpg
Pearling and streaming on the...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-01-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Update: Took 4 hours to do the swap. That is,...

Update:
Took 4 hours to do the swap. That is, move the power board from the left side to the right side (which involves passing cables around the back). Put in a Fluval 2 Plus with one of the wool...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-23-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By vladguan
Vlad's AR850

Introduction and background:

Got the AR850 as a second hand unit in 2011 and sold my old 2ft tank with cabinet (with home-made cabinet since 2000 and was mainly used to keep goldfish).
. Then,...
Forum: DIY 01-16-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,742
Posted By vladguan
that is pretty inefficient at 75 to 80 lumens per...

that is pretty inefficient at 75 to 80 lumens per wat. My 4 LED flood lights are 4000 lumens at 36W/3Amps. Jaycar in Oz has 4WD led spot and flood lights that are very bright. 36W/4000+ lumens...
Forum: DIY 01-13-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,742
Posted By vladguan
How about a 90 deg lens in conjunction with the...

How about a 90 deg lens in conjunction with the can?
Forum: DIY 01-12-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,742
Posted By vladguan
My thoughts too but Hoppy wants to mix colours...

My thoughts too but Hoppy wants to mix colours which wont work with a lens.
Forum: DIY 01-11-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,742
Posted By vladguan
Yes, the two white ones will be AC as polarity...

Yes, the two white ones will be AC as polarity does not really matter. You can check DC polarity via a multimeter or a DC fan. See the way it is spinning to determine polarity.
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