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Forum: Lighting 12-21-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,379
Posted By mjproost
My Fluval edge LED retrofit. It is mounted in an...

My Fluval edge LED retrofit. It is mounted in an extra base piece I modded with a dremel.

5 Cree XR-E's on two 350ma drivers, mounted on individual heatsinks, with solderless connectors from...
Forum: Lighting 12-21-2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,420
Posted By mjproost
I am so sorry to see you have these experiences...

I am so sorry to see you have these experiences and post this:icon_frow I have built two setups based partly on your DIY projects and some of your advice. Both, IMHO, have been very successful in the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-20-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 654,941
Posted By mjproost
I didn't really do anything different than you...

I didn't really do anything different than you would with any other tank with a canister. The can sits below the tank in a cabinet that acts like a stand of sorts. I added tightened zip ties at each...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-18-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,940
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Posted By mjproost
I am using a can on my edge. My plan was to use...

I am using a can on my edge. My plan was to use lily pipes, but I had the marineland intakes and outputs I threw in at the build until I could find the pipes. Now I am think I am going to leave the...
Forum: DIY 12-17-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By mjproost
Maybe I am lucky, but all three I have made have...

Maybe I am lucky, but all three I have made have dissolved 100%, but all were on relatively small tanks and relatively low flow filters(eheim 2213, Fluval 204, Filstar xp3.



If you made it out...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-13-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,756
Posted By mjproost
You may be correct, I wonder what "controls"...

You may be correct, I wonder what "controls" means? Does anyone know how this does what it does?
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By mjproost
I have used an in line diffuser that looks like...

I have used an in line diffuser that looks like GLA's I bought on EBay. Cleaning it once made me remove it. I have also used an inline with bioballs in it that that was expensive a few years back,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-13-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,940
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Posted By mjproost
Thanks for the detail! I am the same, I get going...

Thanks for the detail! I am the same, I get going on something and always forget to take pics.

It looks great!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-13-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,756
Posted By mjproost
Thank you both for the quick replies. I should...

Thank you both for the quick replies. I should have read that more closely. I think I will give it a try see what happens.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-13-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,756
Posted By mjproost
Does Purigen remove Nitrates?

Hello everyone-

I saw a lot of people referencing the use of purigen, so I thought I would check it out. I read on the Seachem website the following:
"PurigenŽ controls ammonia, nitrites and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-13-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,668
Posted By mjproost
I can't imagine you are going to want to reduce...

I can't imagine you are going to want to reduce the flow, it is already pretty low and the hydor will reduce that some.

But, doesn't the 2211 come with valves and disconnects? If so, you can...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-13-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 654,941
Posted By mjproost
Looks awesome! Dry-start is test in...

Looks awesome! Dry-start is test in patience:icon_surp

Can you give us some detail on the LED strip around the hood?

Looks nice and simple.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-13-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 1,940
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Posted By mjproost
Sounds Awesome! Agreed Eheim or Rena would have...

Sounds Awesome! Agreed Eheim or Rena would have been my choice had I not already had the Fluval on hand. I bought the Fluval for $20 at a fish club auction, it was missing tubing and an impellar. I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-13-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 654,941
Posted By mjproost
Interesting you say that, that was my original...

Interesting you say that, that was my original plan before I did my Cree LED mod. My plan was to remove the arm completely, use aftermarket sockets and put 2 under the little hood and power it with a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-13-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 654,941
Posted By mjproost
That is interesting, I will look into converting...

That is interesting, I will look into converting to a purigen reactor. I just finished building and installing My new Grigg reactor.

I have the large and and it is around 13" tall and just over...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By mjproost
To me there is a difference between it just still...

To me there is a difference between it just still producing something after a month and creating an even sustainable output for a month. It may still create some CO2 after a month, but personally I...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By mjproost
I have tried the recipe you reference, and...

I have tried the recipe you reference, and simpler recipes using champagne yeast that is supposed to tolerate higher alcohol concentrations. I have never seen any of them produce an even output for...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-09-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 654,941
Posted By mjproost
Personally, I never use carbon, just the bio...

Personally, I never use carbon, just the bio media and sponges in my aquaclear. I have had the same ones for over 2 years I think. I just squeeze them out in the water change water I take out and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-09-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 654,941
Posted By mjproost
Awesome!! I only used the Fluval because it is...

Awesome!! I only used the Fluval because it is one I had on hand. How are running the tubing into the tank?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-07-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 654,941
Posted By mjproost
Somewhere on this thread, someone jammed a mini...

Somewhere on this thread, someone jammed a mini canister(TOM's or ZooMed make the filter I believe) in the back where the aquaclear that came with the tank goes.

Others have crammed a larger HOB...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-07-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By mjproost
**updated - 12-6-11 - day 15##

Here is a quick update on my tank. It looks like everything is making the transition from emersed to submerged well, had a little more emersed growth melting this week, but that is to be expected....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-05-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By mjproost
I apologize, if you have already tried...

I apologize, if you have already tried troubleshooting, but are some thoughts and ideas to try.

If you put the 10W bulbs back in does the fixture work? Are both bulbs dead or just one? Dig you...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-01-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,282
Posted By mjproost
IME, CO2 always helps. But, based on what you...

IME, CO2 always helps. But, based on what you have listed for specs I do not think it would be significant.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-30-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By mjproost
Thanks! No leaking issues with Max Mix. I think...

Thanks! No leaking issues with Max Mix. I think my Fluval 204 with all the fittings, inline heater, and the max mix itself my flow is dropping below the minimum recommended flow. I am getting a...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-30-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By mjproost
I got one as a warranty replacement. I would ask...

I got one as a warranty replacement. I would ask an LFS to order you one(what I did).
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