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Forum: Equipment   03-18-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
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Finally able to take the spindle off and take it...

Finally able to take the spindle off and take it completely apart. The magnet is actually held in place by injection molding the plastic through it and at the two ends.

I am not using super...
Forum: Equipment   03-17-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Cool Eheim Website Upgrade

For anyone interested, Eheim has upgraded their website and added new products.

https://www.eheim.com/en_GB/home
Forum: Equipment   03-17-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Question Maxi Jet 900 Impeller Repair

All of a sudden my maxi jet 900 was barely a trickle so I took it apart and replaced the impeller with a 250 impeller I had laying around (better than no flow).

I noticed the ceramic magnet came...
Forum: Equipment   03-17-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Are we talking about: plastic filament, powder...

Are we talking about: plastic filament, powder bed, or UV resins?
Forum: Lighting   12-15-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Cambrian Creature
It is being designed with hybrid lighting in...

It is being designed with hybrid lighting in mind. The hybrid system uses electric lights to compensate for low outside light while maintaining a consistent amount of inside light, ergo, saving...
Forum: Lighting   12-14-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Cool The Light Bandit

I remember seeing this technology in the early 2000's and I just happened to come across it today on KickStarter. It uses fiber optics to transport sunlight into the confines of the house where...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-14-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Cambrian Creature
According to the MSDS file for the four pound...

According to the MSDS file for the four pound carton (box) of Dap plaster of Paris it contains 10-30% by weight of calcium carbonate (limestone). Wouldn't that increase the carbonate hardness? ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-14-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Smile Calcium Feeder Blocks

I found this recipe in a bunch of snail forums and thought I would share it here. Most snails and other invertebrates will love this and it will provide them with abundant calcium. This should not...
Forum: Equipment   07-31-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Question Fluval's New Backwashable HOB

I'm trying to find more info on this new filter that Fluval designed but only one website has limited information on it. does anyone know more about it?
...
Forum: DIY   06-21-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,859
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Did you check on the Thingiverse link I provided?...

Did you check on the Thingiverse link I provided?

What about making your own ABS filament for $5 a pound and $4 for every additional pound (minus the extruder cost)?

Click link for details:...
Forum: DIY   06-20-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,859
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Cool 3D Printers and Aquariums

I was looking at Thingiverse.com the other day and decided to check out the aquarium objects the members designed. The objects would have to be made out of waterproof plastic since PLA is...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-15-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Cambrian Creature
My MTS snails are looking for more, where as my...

My MTS snails are looking for more, where as my red cherry shrimp have completely cleaned off the inside of the avocado skin. No deaths have been observed.

I would advise you not to feed your...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-15-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Oops. I misspelled the title, can one of the...

Oops. I misspelled the title, can one of the nice moderators fix it for me please? Should be invertebrates.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-15-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Avocados and Invertabrates

I did some research lately and discovered that even though avocados can harm and even kill pets and livestock (including fish), invertebrates appear to be immune to the toxin persin in them.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-12-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Since 2001 there have been 21 seasons. Most of...

Since 2001 there have been 21 seasons. Most of the products can be watched on YouTube after checking the Wikipedia episode list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_How_It%27s_Made_episodes ...
Forum: Equipment   09-12-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By Cambrian Creature
:hihi:. Sometimes being a bit of a pack rat is a...

:hihi:. Sometimes being a bit of a pack rat is a good thing. Turns out we have a plastic bag re-sealer that worked perfectly. After 20 seconds of constant pressure and heat the tear was sealed. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-12-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Smile How It's Made - Fish Food

I just saw this today on the Science Channel and thought I should share it.

How It's Made - Fish Food - YouTube

Tetra flakes and sticks / pellets are shown.
Forum: Equipment   09-12-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By Cambrian Creature
What about using a wood burner pen or a putty...

What about using a wood burner pen or a putty knife heated by a propane blow torch?
Forum: Equipment   09-11-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Need Help Repairing Purigen Bag Seam

As I was rinsing trapped mulm out of the 100ml bag of purigen to increase flow-through I noticed one of the seams was not welded tight enough and it opened slightly.

Can I glue it shut with...
Forum: Equipment   08-31-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Purigen with Zero Bypass

I noticed that if I have my purigen bag sandwiched between a wad of floss and the filter pump in a "zero bypass" configuration it clogs up with anything that gets past the floss and reduces flow. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-24-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Cool My YouTube Videos

I thought I would show everyone my YouTube account.

Under the microscope I filmed 2 videos of bladder snail eggs and a bunch of rotifers.

Non microscope videos are of the slime mold...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-24-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 565
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Question Kent Marine Organic Adsorption Resin

Has anyone used this stuff in their freshwater tanks for tannin removal?

It sounds similar to purigen but requires super saturated brine (NaCl) for regeneration.

I don't like the idea of...
Forum: DIY   01-06-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Lightbulb Do You Want To Shape Your DIY Food?

First you want it to be a paste-like consistency. Then you use a jerky gun or an icing gun to extrude it into sticks / pellets, ribbons / flakes.

The icing gun has more versatility because of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-06-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,608
Posted By Cambrian Creature
Both fine mesh media bags and stainless steel...

Both fine mesh media bags and stainless steel intake filters are better than sponges as they don't clog and allow better flow. The shrimp also love to graze on them and get pieces of food that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-06-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,608
Posted By Cambrian Creature
I am guessing this means that an AC foam block is...

I am guessing this means that an AC foam block is not 100% effective at keeping baby shrimp out of a filter. :icon_conf
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