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Forum: DIY 06-18-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,572
Posted By colinthebassist
Where did you get those blue PVC boxes you used...

Where did you get those blue PVC boxes you used for all your electrical plugs? I've been looking for those ones, or something similar for awhile and can't find any of them here.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,512
Posted By colinthebassist
The outflow tubes that come with all the Eheims...

The outflow tubes that come with all the Eheims are crap. I've never had a tank where it actually fit properly and looked decent inside. I use the Eheim outflow set and its much better than the...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,781
Posted By colinthebassist
Move the pump to somewhere after the mechanical...

Move the pump to somewhere after the mechanical filtration. Most pumps are not designed to have sludge in the them.
Forum: DIY 02-21-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,954
Posted By colinthebassist
Don't take this the wrong way, but your using...

Don't take this the wrong way, but your using your compression fittings wrong. What you have done with them will not create a better seal than any method you've done before. When using compression...
Forum: DIY 02-12-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By colinthebassist
Just go to your local electrical supply shop and...

Just go to your local electrical supply shop and get a time delay off timing relay.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By colinthebassist
Cycling 90G tank, should I give it more time?

My new 90G is on its 14th day of cycling, but I'm not sure its totally cycled. My ammonia reading is zero, but the the solution is fairly old, and its only the single solution test. My nitrite...
Forum: DIY 01-31-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,872
Posted By colinthebassist
Do you have a clock module in your slc? Or did...

Do you have a clock module in your slc? Or did you create a clock using ladder logic?
Forum: Tank Journals 01-29-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By colinthebassist
I'm thinking of rainbows, and a school of small...

I'm thinking of rainbows, and a school of small tetras at the moment. I'm open to suggestions though, as long as I get the fish locally. I've also been thinking about putting some apisto's in the...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-29-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By colinthebassist
Not exactly going for Mayan. I wanted to try a...

Not exactly going for Mayan. I wanted to try a rock scape without drift wood. Haven't seen many so I thought it could be interesting. And since the 90 has lots of height I can put in lots of rock....
Forum: DIY 01-28-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,872
Posted By colinthebassist
Yeah that amperage sounds right. But you need to...

Yeah that amperage sounds right. But you need to think about the inrush current of that ballast. For a split second on startup, its going to draw well over 50A, and then drop down to its 1.08A...
Forum: Lighting 01-28-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By colinthebassist
A 10K bulb won't appear blue/white by itself. ...

A 10K bulb won't appear blue/white by itself. Place it next to 6.7K or less and it will instantly appear blue. I myself prefer to mix 6.7K and 10K bulbs. Also I find the current usa bulbs to have...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By colinthebassist
any input from anyone?

any input from anyone?
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,880
Posted By colinthebassist
You don't really need the second check valve. If...

You don't really need the second check valve. If your using quality brass valves, you don't need to worry. But if your just using the cheap plastic ones from the LFS you should replace them one a...
Forum: DIY 01-27-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,872
Posted By colinthebassist
Don't run your fluorescent/MH lights using one of...

Don't run your fluorescent/MH lights using one of those relays. You should add another relay to switch the 120VAC to your ballast. That relay on the board isn't rated to handle the inrush current...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,519
Posted By colinthebassist
I think that's the first boesemani I've seen with...

I think that's the first boesemani I've seen with an orange tale. Very cool fish though. I'm gonna look around town for some of those Sepik's for my new 90G.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2009, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By colinthebassist
90G Low Tech Start Up

Finally got around to filling my new 90G tank this weekend. Hard scape is finished for the most part and some plants have been added. So far the plant list simple, but looking to add a few more...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,519
Posted By colinthebassist
Can you tell me what the specific name of these...

Can you tell me what the specific name of these rainbows is? I love the look of em.
Forum: Plants 12-23-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By colinthebassist
Rotala question

I just did a slight rescape of my tank and moved my Rotala Rotundifolia to a different side of the tank. Since the move about 2 weeks ago the stems have started growing other smaller stems along the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-16-2008, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By colinthebassist
Eheim Help

I just got my new Eheim 2076 from Pets and Ponds today. Opened it up to find that the double tab connector won't come out. They mechanism that is suppose to push it up doesn't engage properly and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,329
Posted By colinthebassist
Thanks for the input everyone. Heading to home...

Thanks for the input everyone. Heading to home depot tomorrow!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,329
Posted By colinthebassist
Painting the back of tank

Can anyone tell me what type of paint one can use to paint the back of tank black? And something that can easily removed if I wanted. I can remember seeing some threads on here about, but the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,595
Posted By colinthebassist
The noise power heads and other pumping devices...

The noise power heads and other pumping devices in the aquarium make hardly any noise. Not enough to bother anything. I work with large variable frequency drives at work all the time, from 1HP to...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By colinthebassist
I personally wouldn't get an XP4 at all. Its the...

I personally wouldn't get an XP4 at all. Its the same motor at as an XP3 driving a larger impeller, so its just going to burn out faster. I just bought an Eheim 2076 for my 90G tank, which I will...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,365
Posted By colinthebassist
Don't know much about that regulator, but it...

Don't know much about that regulator, but it looks like its gonna be a hard to use without a low pressure side guage. But that solenoid valve actuator doesn't need a special cable or end. It has...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2008, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,157
Posted By colinthebassist
Yeah it sounds like that seal is shot. Although...

Yeah it sounds like that seal is shot. Although I've never really heard of anyone replacing it before. Unless it got cut or something. Does it leak in just one spot or all around the edge? Never...
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