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Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By pucksr
So, I keep seeing 12V solenoids. Why? 12V...

So, I keep seeing 12V solenoids.

Why? 12V all look like similar wattage to 120V. However, at 0.1x of the voltage you would get 10x the current. This would seem to be more likely to cause heat...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By pucksr
Dealextreme solenoids

Anyone seen these? Any ideas on these?
http://www.dx.com/s/solenoid

Seems like a bunch of 220V stuff, which would probably be better for heat.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-09-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By pucksr
This should help: ...

This should help:
http://iz.carnegiemnh.org/crayfish/country_pages/state_pages/texas.htm

There are some, but dwarf species are harder to find. There are a few Cambarellus dwarf species. I would...
Forum: DIY 08-14-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By pucksr
Wait...you had 50hz? How? Are you saying your...

Wait...you had 50hz? How? Are you saying your rectifier was passing through ripple? That is a problem! Which brand?

For the record, you probably had DC. Electroplating is done with DC. The...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By pucksr
Normal. A solenoid is essentially an electric...

Normal.
A solenoid is essentially an electric magnetic coil that pushes a rod when energized. A spring returns the solenoid to the original position when the coil is de-energized.
We use normally...
Forum: Algae 08-04-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,669
Posted By pucksr
You have no shrimp in the tank? Drop in some...

You have no shrimp in the tank?
Drop in some mollies. They are nearly immune to bad water and they destroy hair algae. They are also relatively cheap. They may not have them in Hawaii though(they...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-29-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By pucksr
Odd that another post is talking about...

Odd that another post is talking about Saf-t-Sorb.
If you want soft water(which usually means low pH), just use that as a substrate.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-29-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By pucksr
My last Saf-T-Sorb tank ran for 2 years. My water...

My last Saf-T-Sorb tank ran for 2 years. My water never stopped being softened. If you dropped 3 inches worth of substrate, you can pretty much kiss hardness goodbye
Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By pucksr
I would definitely try to breed. It might be a...

I would definitely try to breed. It might be a new gene.

Just worried about it being non-genetic because the change is so minor(silver->gold)
However, if this has been seen before from a...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By pucksr
That is fine...but it should have been airtight...

That is fine...but it should have been airtight until the co2 diffuser. If you smelled it BEFORE it bubbled then you had a leak. The aquarium and bubble counter liquid should filter any smell.
...
Forum: Fish 07-25-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By pucksr
I wouldn't rule out it being a different species....

I wouldn't rule out it being a different species. Unlike most of our aquarium fish, cardinal tetras are almost always wild caught.

I wouldn't necessarily call this a mutation either. This seems...
Forum: DIY 07-25-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By pucksr
That doesn't seem right. What stank? You...

That doesn't seem right. What stank?
You shouldn't have been able to smell anything!

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Forum: DIY 07-24-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By pucksr
You could just do a DIY CO2 system.

You could just do a DIY CO2 system.
Forum: DIY 07-23-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By pucksr
http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/regulator...

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/regulator/single/commercial_single_gauge_beer_co2_regulator.shtml?CAWELAID=1372129559&CAGPSPN=pla&catargetid=320012430000076346&cadevice=c&gclid=Cj0KEQjwur2eBR...
Forum: DIY 07-23-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By pucksr
It would regulate pressure. The problem is that...

It would regulate pressure. The problem is that we generally attempt something in the 30psi range. That regulator looks to be aiming for the 300psi range. It wouldn't work.

However, at that price...
Forum: Plants 07-23-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By pucksr
Most moss requires very little light. Both...

Most moss requires very little light. Both terrestrial and aquatic mosses(though all mosses are aquatic).

The one warning about moss is that it sometimes can be a slow starter. It may seem to melt...
Forum: Plants 07-23-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By pucksr
I would just recommend you get the Tropica 49...

I would just recommend you get the Tropica 49 cultivar rather than "Low-Grow" or "Porto Vehlo". I have the original cultivar in my Aquastyle 6. No CO2, no heavy ferts, average light. It is growing,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-17-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By pucksr
There is also a "blue bee shrimp" which at least...

There is also a "blue bee shrimp" which at least some are claiming is a "wild variant"
http://www.planetinverts.com/Blue_Bee_Shrimp.html
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By pucksr
Pretty interesting idea. Read the following:...

Pretty interesting idea.
Read the following: This specific chapter describes your meter http://www.omega.com/literature/transactions/volume4/T9904-08-MECH.html#mech_4
That is a short white paper on...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-27-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By pucksr
Check Bob's Tropical Plants:...

Check Bob's Tropical Plants: http://www.bobstropicalplants.com/shop/en/shrimp/87-caridina-babaulti-black.html
Bob sells them, and has a few pictures. I am certain his are actually Cardinia Babaulti.
Forum: DIY 06-26-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By pucksr
Where are you in Texas? Hill Country has...

Where are you in Texas?

Hill Country has tons of "holey rock". Problem is it makes your water hard. If you live in San Antonio or Austin, you already have hard-as-rock water so it wont matter.
Forum: Lighting 06-25-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By pucksr
Those "40W equivalent" lights are NOT 40W for the...

Those "40W equivalent" lights are NOT 40W for the purpose of "watts per gallon". They are 14W. So, you are at 42 watts. Add in the LED and you might call that "50 watts". (CFL are a little worse at...
Forum: Lighting 06-25-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By pucksr
A standard 48" T8 is 32W. I agree with the CFL...

A standard 48" T8 is 32W.
I agree with the CFL argument. A 40W equivalent is only 10W. His math wasn't bad. 3*10W is close to what he had before. I do agree that he should step up the light.

I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-24-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By pucksr
Well, you can kind of do that... Macrobrachium...

Well, you can kind of do that...
Macrobrachium rosenbergii(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrobrachium_rosenbergii) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrobrachium_rosenbergii)

These grow rather...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-22-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,521
Posted By pucksr
Just my 2 cents. People like hobbies. Some...

Just my 2 cents.

People like hobbies. Some people really get into hobbies.
They are an easy target for marital issues, since they are typically unique and an over-investments of one time for...
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