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Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Solenoid on a high pressure RO system or is this...

Solenoid on a high pressure RO system or is this a smaller ~90gpd or smaller system? RO systems vary greatly on input/output quantities depending on incoming TDS and the age of the filters/resins;...
Forum: Fish 03-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Hit it with Tetra parasite guard and then any of...

Hit it with Tetra parasite guard and then any of the fenbendazole products and should get rid of pretty much everything. Much easier and safer than hitting everything with bleach and totally wiping...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Unfortunately the top does not come off and does...

Unfortunately the top does not come off and does provide structural integrity to the tank. I'm still not totally sure how I fit inside but can tell you that it was a very tight fit and my chest is...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Thanks! Parallel sides are 29" apart,...

Thanks!



Parallel sides are 29" apart, corner to corner 33", and it's 30" tall.



It's a good sized tank but the opening is only 6.5" wide which really limits me on larger pieces of...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-24-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By ReluctantHippy
100g Hex Shrimp Tank

I work at a fish store and am often offered used tanks for cheap or free. I wasn't all that keen on taking this hex as it was in really terrible condition and I'm not the fondest of the shape. Once...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,231
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Yes, that's medium lighting at substrate and...

Yes, that's medium lighting at substrate and higher lighting up top but keep in mind those readings are over a 20 long which is a fairly shallow tank. If you end up with too much light you could...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,762
Posted By ReluctantHippy
If they came with plugs I probably wouldn't...

If they came with plugs I probably wouldn't complain; For the price you can treat them just like a bulb and replace every 6 months, of course this does negate the lifespan advantage of having LEDs. ...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,762
Posted By ReluctantHippy
My experience with cheap Chinese LED floodlights:...

My experience with cheap Chinese LED floodlights:

I have purchased 15 10w, 6 20w, 6 50w, and the fish store I work for ordered an additional 20 20w fixtures. These were from three different...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,231
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Sorry for just getting back to you. I'm about to...

Sorry for just getting back to you. I'm about to order some lights for my 60" 110g and I've decided to go with 2x 30" Green Element quad EVOs. Like you say they only make the 60" fixture in marine...
Forum: Lighting 08-25-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Beamswork makes an underwater LED bar that...

Beamswork makes an underwater LED bar that utilizes 1w diodes with optics. I'm using one as the main light over two 5.5g tanks and they are growing plants fine. As supplemental lighting I think...
Forum: Lighting 08-25-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 156,232
Posted By ReluctantHippy
All of those readings were taken with a clear...

All of those readings were taken with a clear shot to the fixture. I removed as many floaters as possible from all of the tanks and whatever remained was pushed to the very edges. I would be happy...
Forum: Lighting 08-25-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Green element EVOs with 3w diodes will put you in...

Green element EVOs with 3w diodes will put you in the upper end of high light.
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,231
Posted By ReluctantHippy
I like all of my beamswork and green element...

I like all of my beamswork and green element fixtures. They seem to do a great job growing plants and appear to be very high quality. And you really can't beat the price.

I would recommend...
Forum: Lighting 08-21-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,231
Posted By ReluctantHippy
PAR readings for beamswork/greenelement/other cheap chinese arrays

Just received one of Hoppy's DIY PAR meters and this is what I documented. All measurements are from the center of the tank unless noted.
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Forum: Lighting 08-21-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 156,232
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Just received one of Hoppy's DIY PAR meters and...

Just received one of Hoppy's DIY PAR meters and this is what I documented. All measurements are from the center of the tank unless noted.
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Forum: Lighting 08-21-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By ReluctantHippy
I run 6x 50w over my 5' 100g and I have PAR...

I run 6x 50w over my 5' 100g and I have PAR readings of ~25-40 at substrate levels. Hope that helps.
Forum: Lighting 08-14-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Check out the beamswork 1w diode underwater...

Check out the beamswork 1w diode underwater fixtures. I'm using one several inches over two tanks and it's growing plants for me quite well - granted they are lower light plants. Only cost me $30...
Forum: Lighting 08-03-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By ReluctantHippy
That's crazy expensive for that unit. Beamswork...

That's crazy expensive for that unit. Beamswork 24" with 1w diodes should run you $69 with shipping and with the 3w diodes $80. Check out topdogsellers on ebay - US shipper and they don't mind...
Forum: Lighting 08-02-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Beamsworks and their counterpart greenelement...

Beamsworks and their counterpart greenelement make great light fixtures. Keep in mind their optics are pretty narrow so you might need two strips or their quad fixture for a 180g. I own 3 beamswork...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-31-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,957
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Looks great to me. Your phone beats my camera...

Looks great to me. Your phone beats my camera and it's a great looking tank to be taking pictures of. Very well done regardless but especially for being newer to the hobby.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-31-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,500
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Video update of most all of the tanks and a...

Video update of most all of the tanks and a breakdown of my weekly fish routine. Tanks in order of initial appearance: 5g killi tank, 5g killi tank, 3g reef tank, 29g goldfish, 5g shrimp, 3g...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-11-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By ReluctantHippy
I third craigslist. I just picked up a 1/4HP for...

I third craigslist. I just picked up a 1/4HP for $80 and my buddy found two for $60 a piece. All three work great.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-13-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,665
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Hahaha. Exactly. And never say otherwise. ...

Hahaha. Exactly. And never say otherwise.

I paid $5k for my local permits...; live capture permit, live transport permit, native species exhibition permit, aquaculture permit, and fees for a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By ReluctantHippy
Those don't look like parasitic worms to me but...

Those don't look like parasitic worms to me but if you want to get rid of them use a dewormer like Fenbendazole, not an antiparasitic.
Forum: Substrate 04-10-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By ReluctantHippy
It works, they just tend to float. Flourite,...

It works, they just tend to float. Flourite, Ecocomplete, and all of the ADA substrates are all expanded clay products similar to hydroton and hydroleca although some definitely seem to be more...
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