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Forum: DIY 10-22-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,557
Posted By madhatter4
I have had great results. The LEDs work so well,...

I have had great results. The LEDs work so well, they almost led to a tank crash from excessive amounts of light. Once I put pressurized CO2 in place, I had an explosion of growth followed by an...
Forum: DIY 06-12-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,530
Posted By madhatter4
You can use them but you will need a ~17.128 ohm...

You can use them but you will need a ~17.128 ohm series resistor rated for at least 8.3 watts otherwise you may fry the power adapter and or the LED.
Forum: DIY 06-08-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,530
Posted By madhatter4
I measured my amperage this morning and was off...

I measured my amperage this morning and was off on my above guess. I forgot I had adjusted the output of my power supply to ~11 volts from 12. At 78% duty cycle my LEDs are using 6.6 Amps (~550 mA...
Forum: DIY 06-08-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,530
Posted By madhatter4
Here is a photo taken on June 3rd. ...

Here is a photo taken on June 3rd.
http://jon.simnets.com/resize.php?src=plantedtank/90_Gallon/90G_6-3-2012.jpg&per=45

Here is June 7th, 4 days later...
Forum: Plants 06-07-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By madhatter4
Sweet, thanks.

Sweet, thanks.
Forum: Plants 06-07-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By madhatter4
Help with ID please

Anyone know what plant or moss I have here? Both popped up a few weeks ago.

http://jon.simnets.com/resize.php?src=plantedtank/Plant_ID-02.jpg&per=0
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Forum: Equipment 06-01-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By madhatter4
I am using a Loc-Line spray bar running across...

I am using a Loc-Line spray bar running across the back of my 90 gallon (48lx18dx24h). This spray bar gives me the ability to position each of the jets individually and really helped me spread the...
Forum: DIY 05-25-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,530
Posted By madhatter4
I have been using this controller for over a year...

I have been using this controller for over a year and it has been working great. It controls my LEDs, T5NOs, and now my CO2. The time drift is minimal, maybe a few minutes per year. I would say it...
Forum: DIY 05-24-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,530
Posted By madhatter4
Its a custom driver/controller I built just for...

Its a custom driver/controller I built just for this tank. Here is the thread for it.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/diy/120879-my-awesome-me-diy-led-setup.html

The thread has all the...
Forum: DIY 05-23-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 29,530
Posted By madhatter4
This is my setup, and experience with LEDs. ...

This is my setup, and experience with LEDs.

It started out as 12 10Watt Chinese LEDs over my 90 gallon(24" tall). The heat sink is just angled aluminum from homedepot and does not work well at...
Forum: Plants 04-09-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By madhatter4
That was a few weeks after a transplant. Got the...

That was a few weeks after a transplant. Got the plant around a year prior to this photo.
Forum: Plants 04-08-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By madhatter4
Think I may put all of my Ricca in the Swap n...

Think I may put all of my Ricca in the Swap n Shop. Can anyone tell me the best way to ship it?

Thanks
Forum: Plants 04-08-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By madhatter4
I think my crypt has flowered before then, close...

I think my crypt has flowered before then, close to a year ago.

http://jon.simnets.com/resize.php?src=plantedtank/Crypticorne_Wendtii_growth.jpg&per50

I don't know what variety of Anubias I...
Forum: Plants 04-08-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By madhatter4
Lol... Wow, I feel kinda dumb now. I was so...

Lol... Wow, I feel kinda dumb now. I was so excited that I had a flower I didn't pay much attention to which plant it was coming from.

Maybe I should rename the title.
Forum: Plants 04-08-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By madhatter4
Ricca huh? It does kinda look like it after some...

Ricca huh? It does kinda look like it after some googling, though I'm a bit surprised it would thrive in my no co2, lowish light, 24 inch tall 90 gallon tank. It is vary, vary slowly trying to...
Forum: Plants 04-08-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By madhatter4
My Crypt is flowering

I think I have Crypticorne Wendtii but I'm not 100% sure. Can anyone make a positive id by this flower?

http://jon.simnets.com/resize.php?src=plantedtank/Plants/Crypt_Flower-A.jpg&per=0
...
Forum: Plants 04-08-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By madhatter4
Help with ID please

Can anyone tell me what This plant is? It is spreading like a weed in my tank.

http://jon.simnets.com/resize.php?src=plantedtank/Plants/UnKnown03.jpg&per=45
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By madhatter4
Check out this site ...

Check out this site http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/

Lots of good info.
Forum: DIY 09-06-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,557
Posted By madhatter4
Here is a pic of the finished controller...

Here is a pic of the finished controller enclosure.

http://jon.simnets.com/resize.php?src=plantedtank/Aquarium_Controller/controller_enclosure_finished.jpg&per=25

Much cleaner then my...
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By madhatter4
I have two 54w T5HO bulbs running from a T5NO...

I have two 54w T5HO bulbs running from a T5NO ballast on my tank. No problems, they light up with the brightness I would expect from a NO ballast.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By madhatter4
How-To: Macro shots on the cheap

I love macro shots but a proper camera and lens can cost thousands. I found a way to take macro photos for cheap. They wont be as good as proper equipment, but for only a few dollars it cant be...
Forum: DIY 08-23-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,557
Posted By madhatter4
Here are some pics of how I am mounting the...

Here are some pics of how I am mounting the controller in my cabinet.

This was my first layout, mounted to the cabinet itself. It worked but looked messy.
...
Forum: DIY 08-12-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,557
Posted By madhatter4
As far as a heatsink goes, my fixture is very...

As far as a heatsink goes, my fixture is very ineffencent. I would say the whole fixture gets heat soaked in about 45 minutes at 100% power, about 900mA per LED, 10.8A total. At this power level...
Forum: DIY 08-11-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,557
Posted By madhatter4
My Aquarium Controller has made some good...

My Aquarium Controller has made some good progress and is now on its own PCB. I have made quite a few modifications from the bread board design. The original design was only for a 12V input using...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By madhatter4
I'm growing my Belem Emersed so its a bit...

I'm growing my Belem Emersed so its a bit different then you, but I'm at 8 weeks and its just now starting to send out lots of runners. I imagine in a few more weeks it will start spreading fast.
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