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Forum: Lighting 09-04-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 51,120
Posted By Tvadna
For those of you with dual Sat+ fixtures. ...

For those of you with dual Sat+ fixtures.

Can one remote control both units? Or does each fixture need it's own specific remote?

Another way to look at it is... If I have 2 fixtures and I lose...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,397
Posted By Tvadna
Have you ever thought of upgrading your RO...

Have you ever thought of upgrading your RO system? I saw that in one of your early posts you have it filling a large container as a reservoir. The two downsides of this are
1) You still have to use...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By Tvadna
Congratulations on the pressurized CO2. You just...

Congratulations on the pressurized CO2. You just opened a whole new set of options for plants and hopefully took some frustration of the hobby out.

Did your leak happen at the inline diffuser?
I...
Forum: Build My LED 08-30-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Tvadna
That makes sense now. I thought that...

That makes sense now.

I thought that selecting a different light level in STEP 3 meant that the fixture itself would change with either more LEDs or change the wattage going into the fixture to...
Forum: Build My LED 08-29-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Tvadna
Step 3: Select your light level

On Step 3: Select your light level, there are 3 options; medium/high/ultra high.

Which option was the PAR data measured with?

I saw that you note for each light level.
ultra high: research...
Forum: Build My LED 08-29-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Tvadna
Cara, I had no idea you would customize a...

Cara,

I had no idea you would customize a fixture to a tanks dimensions like that. That is excellent.

Because you have so many options with your lights, I'm sure PAR readings vary quite a bit....
Forum: Tank Journals 08-25-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,491
Posted By Tvadna
Playing around with the camera on the new phone,...

Playing around with the camera on the new phone, LG G3. Let me know if you like the phone pics better.
Here is a post trim picture. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-11-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Tvadna
Excellent job on zipping the branches together in...

Excellent job on zipping the branches together in order to create the look of a single piece. What is the plastic grid you use to attach the branches to? I'm about to do something similar with one...
Forum: Substrate 07-30-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Tvadna
Small quantities of Dolomite/Muriate of Potash/Clay

I'm in the process of setting up a dirted tank. I've already mineralized some top soil and I would like to continue doing it the right away and everything I have read suggests Dolomite, Muriate of...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-30-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,491
Posted By Tvadna
I found it on a local aquarium forum. It is the...

I found it on a local aquarium forum. It is the exact foot print of a 55 gallon as it sits on my old 55 gallon stand but it isn't as tall. 48" long x 13" wide. The difference is the height. A...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-30-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,491
Posted By Tvadna
It has been a while since updating so I think i'm...

It has been a while since updating so I think i'm due. I have added a few cardinals for a total of 9. I also have 4 or 5 SAE now to keep any hair algae under control. They seem to do a fairly good...
Forum: Substrate 07-05-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By Tvadna
New sand - Nat. Geo.

Has anyone tried the National Geographic sand that Petsmart has now?

If you're not familiar with it. Here is the link....
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By Tvadna
I should have clarified on my question. I know...

I should have clarified on my question. I know that the inline atomizers are the way to go beyond a doubt. They introduce the CO2 into the water earlier then in a tank allowing more time to diffuse....
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By Tvadna
CO2 diffusion: Atomizer vs Diffuser

When it comes to CO2, dissolution into water is the tricky part. The better the dissolution, the more bang you are getting for your buck. I've used some cheap ceramic diffusers before and had some...
Forum: DIY 06-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 218,954
Posted By Tvadna
You are correct in that they are supported by the...

You are correct in that they are supported by the nails. The framing nails used have a shear strength somewhere in the 200-300lb range.
Water weighs 8.3 lbs/gal and each rack will have 20 gallons...
Forum: DIY 06-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 218,954
Posted By Tvadna
Frank Lloyd Wight style rack

I have had three 10 gallon tanks up and running for the last year. One was on decent, but old oak veneered stand and the other two were on one of those popular wire shelving units.
The wire...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-21-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,887
Posted By Tvadna
My HM was infested with stray moss and ended up...

My HM was infested with stray moss and ended up being over grown, killing off the lower stems and eventually uprooting itself. I had to pull it all out and replant with a few plugs of micro sword...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-21-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,491
Posted By Tvadna
It has been a while since I've updated. I also...

It has been a while since I've updated. I also put the tanks on the back burner the last few months and they have suffered. My staurogyne repens died off quite a bit so I salvaged what I could and...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By Tvadna
Darkblade, I appreciate it. Bettatail - I...

Darkblade, I appreciate it.

Bettatail - I have no problem customizing a manifold as I'm a plumber by trade. Screwing gas fittings together is simple for me. I wish I knew more about solenoids...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By Tvadna
Clippard MME-2PDS

Clippard MME-2PDS
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By Tvadna
Clippard Solenoid heat

I just built and wired my first Clippard solenoid valve. I plugged it in for a test and it worked. It was only plugged in for about 30 seconds and it got extremely hot to the touch...

Does anyone...
Forum: DIY 02-07-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Tvadna
I'm a plumber and work with PVC pipe almost...

I'm a plumber and work with PVC pipe almost daily. The glue is designed to work with the primer. Not all primer is purple, they do make clear stuff. The reason why it is purple so that inspectors can...
Forum: DIY 12-03-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tvadna
Everyone I've ever seen do this talks about...

Everyone I've ever seen do this talks about cutting their fingers up. Did you manage to do it unscathed? I've heard emory cloth or sand paper is supposed to work well for the sharp edges.
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 11-26-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,346
Posted By Tvadna
So if I call dibs now.... I get one, right? haha

So if I call dibs now.... I get one, right? haha
Forum: Tank Journals 11-21-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,491
Posted By Tvadna
I also bought my dry ferts from Nilocg. He is a...

I also bought my dry ferts from Nilocg. He is a great seller and also answered my questions about which ferts to get. I got his EI based NPK + CSM+B with GH booster package.

I'm not really...
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