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Forum: DIY 08-12-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By PamAndJim
Thanks. I've been wanting to look into building...

Thanks. I've been wanting to look into building an arduino. But, it seems overwhelming. That last pic of yours reinforce that feeling :) But, I am a pretty handy guy and could probably figure it...
Forum: DIY 08-11-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By PamAndJim
Yes, that's them.

Yes, that's them.
Forum: DIY 08-11-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By PamAndJim
Amazon.com : 2Pcs 12V DC DIY Dosing pump...

Amazon.com : 2Pcs 12V DC DIY Dosing pump Peristaltic dosing Head with Connector For Aquarium Lab Analytic By GHH : Pet Supplies

I am open to any other options. But, I thought for the price these...
Forum: DIY 08-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By PamAndJim
Can I use these pumps for DIY doser?

My last attempt at assembling an auto doser failed because the pumps I bought weren't strong enough. So, I am starting over. I found these 12v pumps on Amazon for a very good price. If my thinking...
Forum: DIY 07-28-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By PamAndJim
That makes sense. I actually have 2 check valves...

That makes sense. I actually have 2 check valves on my co2 setup. Now that I think about it, even if both where to fail, the co2 system is all sealed, so there'd really be nowhere for the water to...
Forum: DIY 07-28-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By PamAndJim
Wasser, I appreciate your input, that is exactly...

Wasser, I appreciate your input, that is exactly why I posted this. In your opionion, is there a safe way to accomplish what I am trying to do? My tank is drilled and everything is run inline. There...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By PamAndJim
This is exactly what I had in mind, except there...

This is exactly what I had in mind, except there wont be barbed connections. It'll be the rigid ailine with the dosing lines slipped on. It's been working great on my co2 reactor. The nice thing...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By PamAndJim
Right now I'm looking to use what I already have....

Right now I'm looking to use what I already have. Once I figure out if it'll work like I want, then I'll upgrade the pumps. Would I be able to use the peristaltic pumps to dose in line like described...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By PamAndJim
I would use check valves to prevent back...

I would use check valves to prevent back flow/draining the tank. Would that be sufficient?

I tried raising the containers up and it worked but made it difficult to get the containers in/out. My...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By PamAndJim
DIY inline Auto Doser

I tried making a DIY auto doser using two Mini-Jet 606 like in this:
threadhttp://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/diy-aquarium-projects/49876-diy-auto-dosing-solution.html
But, I could not...
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By PamAndJim
That is exactly what I am using. It's a 1"...

That is exactly what I am using. It's a 1" strainer threaded into some 1" PVC that comes up from the bottom of the tank and sits a few inches above the substrate. The problem is not so much the...
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By PamAndJim
ideas to keep plants out of my intake.

I have a 125 gallon tank on which I am running an FX5 and an API XL (think old XP4). My tank is drilled so everything comes through the bottom. The problem is that my FX5 is so strong that I can't...
Forum: DIY 05-13-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By PamAndJim
This is actually the third reactor I have built....

This is actually the third reactor I have built. The first was a verges style. I switched to a RG style for space / routing purposes. The one I am using now is made of 4" PVC. I am downsizing because...
Forum: DIY 05-11-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By PamAndJim
125 gallon.

125 gallon.
Forum: DIY 05-10-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By PamAndJim
Unfortunately I don't have the room for a wide...

Unfortunately I don't have the room for a wide sweeping turn into the top of the reactor. Also, I will be injecting the co2 as in the original design. My question was solely focused on the flow...
Forum: DIY 05-10-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By PamAndJim
Thanks for the input. I'm not actually using a...

Thanks for the input. I'm not actually using a heater in mine. That was just a pic I found online. But, I do think I will go with the top option.
Forum: DIY 05-10-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By PamAndJim
Question about new RG reactor build

I am in the process of building a new RG reactor for my tank and have a question about how to configure the inlet. I have read somewhere that it's best to have the flow coming down from the top like...
Forum: Substrate 01-26-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By PamAndJim
Thank you for your response. To be clear, you did...

Thank you for your response. To be clear, you did this with just the AS and no additional ammonia, correct?
Forum: Substrate 01-26-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By PamAndJim
Fishless cycle with Aquasoil

Once we move into our new house I'll be starting my 125 back up. I am really thinking about using Aquasoil. I know that the AS gives off ammonia for a couple weeks. But, my question is does it...
Forum: Fish 12-22-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By PamAndJim
Also, I am thinking of dirting the non-sand...

Also, I am thinking of dirting the non-sand portion (which will be FloraMax). If I do will the Geos stick to digging in the sand or will they dig through the FloraMax and potentially make a big mess...
Forum: Fish 12-22-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By PamAndJim
Anyone keeping Geos in a heavily planted tank?

My 125 is currently out of commission while our new house is being built . When I set it back up I am thinking of changing the stock up a little bit. Specifically I am thinking of swapping out my 12...
Forum: Substrate 12-20-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By PamAndJim
Weight of FloraMax compared to Eco Complete

Pet smart is having a great sale on their website and I can get 15 lbs of FloraMax for $8.64 a bag with an extra 15-20% off and free shipping. So, I am thinking of grabbing some for my 125g that is...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By PamAndJim
Great. Thank you for your feedback. I think I'm...

Great. Thank you for your feedback. I think I'm going to give it a shot.
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By PamAndJim
Anyone using a Marine Color dosing pump?

I happened across this product a few weeks ago and am seriously considering picking one up with my Christmas money. From what I have read it has pretty good reviews and at $150 it's a great value....
Forum: Plants 08-17-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By PamAndJim
It's a DIY spraybar using Zoomed 501 parts. I...

It's a DIY spraybar using Zoomed 501 parts. I got the idea here:

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=128565&page=18
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