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Forum: DIY 11-12-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By hcker2000
Thanks hoppy thats not a bad find considering the...

Thanks hoppy thats not a bad find considering the filter and light though the light may not be enough to grow live plants.
Forum: DIY 11-07-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By hcker2000
Also what is the "normal" thickness for a 10...

Also what is the "normal" thickness for a 10 gallon tank out of acrylic?
Forum: DIY 11-07-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By hcker2000
Thanks for all the input. So how does one...

Thanks for all the input. So how does one determine if its cell cast vs extruded? Seems like that would be hard to figure out and easy to get duped on.
Forum: DIY 10-28-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By hcker2000
I figured it would be but most things worth doing...

I figured it would be but most things worth doing are. I'm ok with purchasing one if I can find one for $60 to $80 but maybe thats a lost cause.

according to this...
Forum: DIY 10-28-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By hcker2000
The prices on the 10 gallon ones are pricey. No...

The prices on the 10 gallon ones are pricey. No wonder you mostly see glass ones.
Forum: DIY 10-28-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By hcker2000
Really? I'm leaning to acrylic because I know...

Really? I'm leaning to acrylic because I know most glass dosnt deal with sock very well and I have personally broken a 10 gallon glass in my younger days.
Forum: DIY 10-28-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By hcker2000
Acrylic build help?

I'm looking to add an aquarium in the five to 10 gallon range. I'm looking to make it out of acrylic and make it thicker than normal to with stand the occasional rubber ball hit or bump from a...
Forum: DIY 04-15-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By hcker2000
What I ended up doing this weekend was to install...

What I ended up doing this weekend was to install a gator bite T fitting into my PB house plumbing. Then ran a small piece of cpvc to a 1/2" to 3/8" shut off value. All that is under the house. Then...
Forum: DIY 04-09-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By hcker2000
I am open to that but I would still need to go...

I am open to that but I would still need to go from house plumbing to vinyl tubing at some point I think to make it threw where my filter lines are. Really I would like to go from the house plumbing...
Forum: DIY 04-08-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By hcker2000
Fish tank to house plumbing questions

So I'm in luck in that I have a water line running directly under my fish tank to an out side faucet.

So I want to tap into this and run a link up threw my floor with a valve and then into my...
Forum: DIY 06-11-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,535
Posted By hcker2000
Glad to see this thread still alive. My plants...

Glad to see this thread still alive. My plants are all doing really well. The dwarf hair grass is spreading and none of it has died. I figured sure some of it or all of it would as I have never...
Forum: DIY 05-14-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,535
Posted By hcker2000
Just wanted to post an updated and let every one...

Just wanted to post an updated and let every one know the leds are still going strong. Plenty of light to keep every thing in my tank growing. Even some hair grass which I'm kinda surprised about...
Forum: DIY 04-16-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,535
Posted By hcker2000
There are many ways to wire them up. I will give...

There are many ways to wire them up. I will give you some examples.

1. All leds in series. For three 10 watt leds you would need roughly 33 volt - 1 amp driver.

2. All leds in parallel. For...
Forum: DIY 04-10-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,535
Posted By hcker2000
The AC lines technically do not have a positive...

The AC lines technically do not have a positive and negative. As far as the AC side of the driver goes it should not matter if Driver A Line 1 is hooked to Driver B Line 1. In other words just hook...
Forum: DIY 04-09-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,535
Posted By hcker2000
Are you running the fan off the LED Driver? Also...

Are you running the fan off the LED Driver? Also I'm seeing very good growth in my tank thanks to the 30 watts of led lighting.

I picked up some Wisteria last weekend and it has grown an inch and...
Forum: DIY 04-05-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,535
Posted By hcker2000
I had looked at the 10watt flood lights at first...

I had looked at the 10watt flood lights at first and may consider buying one for my 10 gallon aquarium. Would need to mount it more like a pendant light rather than right close to the top of the...
Forum: DIY 04-02-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,535
Posted By hcker2000
Well then fans are for sure the way to go with...

Well then fans are for sure the way to go with these then. I'm going to go ahead and rig up a 60mm fan on mine to see how much it helps cool it.
Forum: DIY 04-01-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,535
Posted By hcker2000
How hot is it getting? The heat sink specifically

How hot is it getting? The heat sink specifically
Forum: DIY 03-30-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,535
Posted By hcker2000
At some point this weekend I think I'm going to...

At some point this weekend I think I'm going to try 60mm fan on my setup and see how much it helps. Still getting a bit warm for my liking but I know for sure should my fan go out my LEDs will...
Forum: Plants 03-29-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By hcker2000
Thanks I will check into Dwarf Sag. Are there any...

Thanks I will check into Dwarf Sag. Are there any other options? I just wondered as I dont know what all my aquarium store is going to have in stock.
Forum: DIY 03-29-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,535
Posted By hcker2000
All work and no LEDs make life less fun.

All work and no LEDs make life less fun.
Forum: DIY 03-28-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,535
Posted By hcker2000
Sweet get it powered up. If those little heat...

Sweet get it powered up. If those little heat sinks work I will be using them for my future projects as $31 for a heat sink really adds to the cost of the project.
Forum: Plants 03-27-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By hcker2000
Foreground plant for 29 gallon.

I have a 29 gallon aquarium with pea gravel then sand substrate. I have java ferns, anubus and some crypts in there.

I'm looking for a foreground that will grow into a nice mat/carpet. I am not...
Forum: DIY 03-26-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,535
Posted By hcker2000
The drivers really don't get hot at all. Maybe...

The drivers really don't get hot at all. Maybe slightly warm to the touch. I'm very interested to see if those little heat sink / fans are enough to cool them.
Forum: DIY 03-25-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,535
Posted By hcker2000
First a video of the light in action. ...

First a video of the light in action.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDCdPPm1M1s&feature=youtube_gdata_player

As for height I think your correct in it being 18 inches tall. I have 2 inches of...
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