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Forum: Tank Journals 11-30-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,617
Posted By Rudger
I think it is about time for you to be doing an...

I think it is about time for you to be doing an update soon.
Forum: DIY 07-23-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,805
Posted By Rudger
If the optics are cheap enough get a set aiming...

If the optics are cheap enough get a set aiming for even coverage at water surface and a set for substrate level and see what works out best for you. Either that or be willing to try changing the...
Forum: DIY 07-23-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,805
Posted By Rudger
When light hits the water it will refract more...

When light hits the water it will refract more downward. If it is enough to matter for you, I don't know. I might want to aim for slightly less than even coverage at the water surface. To reduce...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By Rudger
It seems a lot of distributors are pretty thin on...

It seems a lot of distributors are pretty thin on their stock of tanks, but I'd more likely attribute to that to the large lag time from placing an order with the importers and getting the product...
Forum: DIY 07-19-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,805
Posted By Rudger
I sure most LED users can confirm good plant...

I sure most LED users can confirm good plant growth, but I would love to see a side by side comparison of different light sources with similar par readings.
Forum: DIY 07-19-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,805
Posted By Rudger
Would you use wide angle lenses on your clusters...

Would you use wide angle lenses on your clusters of color?
Forum: DIY 07-19-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,805
Posted By Rudger
If you need even coverage from front to back of...

If you need even coverage from front to back of the tank, work out the size of the cone of light with how high your fixture will be above your water surface. Roughly the radius of your hot spot of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-19-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By Rudger
I they say to use it, I guess it is fine. Maybe...

I they say to use it, I guess it is fine. Maybe they use a petroleum safe oring.
Forum: DIY 07-18-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,805
Posted By Rudger
A couple things I'd like to suggest for...

A couple things I'd like to suggest for consideration. First, are you sure you want all cold light? Warmer lights still grow plants, just not as efficiently. You might want to go for the most...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-18-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By Rudger
While vaseline works, it along with other...

While vaseline works, it along with other petroleum based products will damage most orings over time and eventually cause them to crack. If you want longevity, find a silicon based grease. You can...
Forum: DIY 07-16-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,548
Posted By Rudger
I just put together a similar fixture. The...

I just put together a similar fixture. The combination of cool and warm white on seperate channels gives me excelent control. I did not include any blue LEDs, but if you have fish that have iradecent...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-16-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Rudger
On a related note, has anyone had an antisiphon...

On a related note, has anyone had an antisiphon installed on a bulk co2 tank?
Forum: DIY 07-16-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By Rudger
As an update on that APT pump I picked up, the...

As an update on that APT pump I picked up, the flow rate is super slow. After running the pump for close to 4 hours, it pumped somewhere close to two-thirds cup of water. It is hard to comprehend...
Forum: DIY 07-12-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By Rudger
I ordered the 3rpm 3mm norprene tube version of...

I ordered the 3rpm 3mm norprene tube version of this: www.aptinstruments.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=AI&Product_Code=SP100FO&Category_Code=SP100

They also have a DC powered...
Forum: DIY 07-11-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By Rudger
I wish I would have seen that before I decided to...

I wish I would have seen that before I decided to drop $70 each on 1/2 ml/min pumps. You cant realy beat that price for something witn a speed controller built in, but unless you have a large tank...
Forum: DIY 07-09-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,122
Posted By Rudger
I just had a thought. If wiring a speed...

I just had a thought. If wiring a speed controller is beyond your ability: I remember seeing some universal power adapters for sale that have voltage selection switches on them. There should be...
Forum: DIY 07-09-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,122
Posted By Rudger
Unless these motors are super low power, I have a...

Unless these motors are super low power, I have a feeling using only a potentiometer in series will not have the effect you desire.
Forum: DIY 07-01-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By Rudger
I tried using two reels of those LEDs to light a...

I tried using two reels of those LEDs to light a 10 gallon tank. I would recomend either using high power LEDs with a constant current driver, or stick with traditional lighting.
To get sufficient...
Forum: DIY 07-01-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Rudger
Most impeller type pumps don't suffer from having...

Most impeller type pumps don't suffer from having the flow choked down as long as it is after the pump. Not much pressure is building up. Heck the pumps we use can barely lift water 6 feet. The...
Forum: DIY 07-01-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Rudger
More or bigger holes will increase flow, but will...

More or bigger holes will increase flow, but will reduce the speed of the water if that makes any sense.
Forum: Plants 06-30-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Rudger
Most of the time when a broadleaf plant comes up...

Most of the time when a broadleaf plant comes up from seed, the first set of leaves do not look like the rest. If you are still curious, I'd say you should wait till another set of leaves grow before...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-30-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,240
Posted By Rudger
I would love to see how this turns out. I have...

I would love to see how this turns out. I have been working on perfecting an acrylic version but can't get the bend radius nearly as tight as the mame. Here is my attempt....
Forum: DIY 06-30-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,090
Posted By Rudger
I updated the first post with the latest version...

I updated the first post with the latest version of my overflow.
Forum: DIY 05-28-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,090
Posted By Rudger
I depending how busy I am with work, I might be...

I depending how busy I am with work, I might be able to build a better version within the week. I'll keep this thread updated.

As for the picture in my car. I have some driveway moments when I...
Forum: DIY 05-27-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,090
Posted By Rudger
Good looking overflow siphon attempt

I have updated my overflow siphon. Here is what it looks like now:
http://i.imgur.com/hDERAeG.jpg
It looks better in the water:
http://i.imgur.com/okf8k8W.jpg
I decided to do away with a self...
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