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Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By scapegoat
1/8th inch thick acrylic is very pliable. I'd...

1/8th inch thick acrylic is very pliable. I'd recommend at least 1/4".

You'll have to ask your LFS if they drill. Or you could purchase a kit from glass holes and do it yourself.
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,801
Posted By scapegoat
I'm finally getting this thing wired up. I've...

I'm finally getting this thing wired up. I've done what I can to keep the 120v wires cleanly out of the way. I've wired it up with 18g lamp wire. Good for 10a, which is all the main power port is...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By scapegoat
you're absolutely right. we'll be working on the...

you're absolutely right. we'll be working on the garage today. I need to look into how to square up a panel saw, and order a nice plywood blade off of amazon, since the local big chain stores don't...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By scapegoat
I would bet the panel saw I have needs to be...

I would bet the panel saw I have needs to be squared up as it was purchased from an auto shop that did subwoofer enclosures. at least it's only seen MDF in those years. but it was cheap. I'd be happy...
Forum: DIY 07-25-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By scapegoat
I want to rabbet the edges. I've a nice dewalt...

I want to rabbet the edges. I've a nice dewalt router, just haven't gotten around to building the router table. I have MDF and hardboard sitting around from my cheap bench build.

and my garage is...
Forum: DIY 07-25-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By scapegoat
I wouldn't put any faith in an end grain to long...

I wouldn't put any faith in an end grain to long grain glue joint for bearing weight. maybe for simple box construction.

now, using 3/4 ply is what I'd suggest. I've got a vertical panel saw in...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,393
Posted By scapegoat
has this exploded yet?

has this exploded yet?
Forum: DIY 07-24-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By scapegoat
I think as long as they're not putting in a...

I think as long as they're not putting in a strand of 3w LED's into an aquarium with zero water movement, they'll be fine.
Forum: DIY 07-24-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By scapegoat
How did you fasten the wood pieces together? ...

How did you fasten the wood pieces together?

Now, you'll probably be fine; but, typically you want a vertical piece of wood supporting the tank at each corner. right now you've got whatever...
Forum: DIY 07-22-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 933
Posted By scapegoat
don't forget to take a deposit from folks so...

don't forget to take a deposit from folks so you're not left on the hook.
Forum: Photography 07-18-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By scapegoat
jumping spiders get a free pass in my book. love...

jumping spiders get a free pass in my book. love those little guys. really tempted to keep one in a terrarium
Forum: Substrate 07-13-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By scapegoat
Any substrate is going to get filthy from fish...

Any substrate is going to get filthy from fish feces, food, and dead plant material. Look into buying or building a gravel vacuum.
Forum: Substrate 07-13-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 941
Posted By scapegoat
I use Eco complete, but that's a little costly...

I use Eco complete, but that's a little costly when you've got one rooted plant. Look into mineralized top soil, or even just top soil, with an inert sand cap.
Forum: DIY 07-12-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By scapegoat
the insulation is not something I looked as...

the insulation is not something I looked as closely at as I should have. the old school clear insulation on lamp wire is easily twice as thick as the speaker wire. As this box is just a prototype,...
Forum: DIY 07-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By scapegoat
I run some quilt batting, course foam, and a...

I run some quilt batting, course foam, and a bunch of java moss in my 40g sump.

I don't have a ton of filtration either, relying on the huge amount of surface area already in the tank from the...
Forum: DIY 07-11-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By scapegoat
let's talk electrical requirements and wires

I'm in the midst of wiring up my aquarium controller with solid 12g house wire. But this is proving difficult in the small space. I'm debating on picking up stranded 12g instead. However, I have...
Forum: DIY 07-11-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 12,463
Posted By scapegoat
what was your process for bending the short bits...

what was your process for bending the short bits of wire on the terminal strips? I'm having a hell of a time, and might just break down and use the 18g stranded wire I bought for my internal wiring.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By scapegoat
i've done both. when using a python water...

i've done both. when using a python water changer, you've got no real option. So I've dumped the prime into the tank where the hose was. now I pretreat with prime in a trash can because I use a pond...
Forum: DIY 07-10-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 159,489
Posted By scapegoat
I don't. I have it inline with the whole system....

I don't. I have it inline with the whole system. It would probably do better on it's own, slower, pump. The problem I'm seeing is how to plumb it up well. The benefit of it being inline with the sump...
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By scapegoat
Keep it on overnight? See if things loosen up

Keep it on overnight? See if things loosen up
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,444
Posted By scapegoat
I feel like the race is on now! I'll be working...

I feel like the race is on now! I'll be working on mine more tonight
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,444
Posted By scapegoat
you SOB haha. I'm working on a raspberry pi...

you SOB haha. I'm working on a raspberry pi project of similar scope. super cool project you've got going on here!
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By scapegoat
I bet wifi would work under water. but here's the...

I bet wifi would work under water. but here's the thing... don't use wifi. Use a radio signal, or maybe an XBee.

I had the idea of creating a bunch modules that used the XBEE to talk to the...
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By scapegoat
I've considered getting some of these as well for...

I've considered getting some of these as well for my Pi based controller. Temp is boring to keep an eye on, but I'll be using it to control heaters.

as far as the flow meter is concerned, I was...
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By scapegoat
i'd recommend purchasing the smallest amount of...

i'd recommend purchasing the smallest amount of window screen that you can find and some small zip ties. I've also used prefilters to great effect.
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