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Forum: DIY 04-14-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By Beer
Not one that would be cost effective. I did...

Not one that would be cost effective.

I did think of one way to do it with a pump. You could run the pump on a timer so it cycles for a minute or two several times a day. Feed each tank with a...
Forum: DIY 04-14-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 864
Posted By Beer
The fluval ceramic diffuser has worked well for...

The fluval ceramic diffuser has worked well for me. It doesn't look as nice as a glass diffuser, but it is small, unobtrusive, and can be tucked out of the way.

I use 20 oz soda bottles for tanks...
Forum: DIY 04-13-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By Beer
I think that to run it the way you want, and...

I think that to run it the way you want, and still have a safety, you are either going to need a pump that can run continuously with all the valves shut, or run two level sensors per tank plus the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By Beer
The FloraMax will be fine. I used to do soil a...

The FloraMax will be fine. I used to do soil a lot and if you go with a lighter substrate, it looks great until that first time you uproot a plant. It ends up looking more natural with a densely...
Forum: DIY 04-13-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By Beer
The initial setup may require a significant...

The initial setup may require a significant portion of time to equalize, but unless you had some rapid temperature swings of several degrees, I don't think that would pose much of an issue.
My...
Forum: DIY 04-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By Beer
To save a whole bunch of typing... Are you...

To save a whole bunch of typing...
Are you going to do this directly fed from the RO system, gravity fed, or with a pump?
Forum: DIY 04-12-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By Beer
I don't really have a way to draw something up...

I don't really have a way to draw something up and post here.

I was saying a float valve similar to this. They are about 4" long and 1.6" around. Each tank has one (or something similar) set to...
Forum: Substrate 04-12-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Beer
I'd have to agree with going in smaller portions....

I'd have to agree with going in smaller portions.
I dug my hand through it agitating heavily while the water was filling the container. Keep digging for a little bit, then pour the water off. Repeat...
Forum: DIY 04-12-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By Beer
I have the plastic as well. This is going in salt...

I have the plastic as well. This is going in salt water, I made sure it was the plastic probe. That is the ultimate reason of why I stayed away from the F version, they all had metal probes.
It...
Forum: DIY 04-11-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By Beer
That is going to get really expensive really fast...

That is going to get really expensive really fast at that site, especially if you are running them with redundancy. Although, if you have zero fab skills, it might be the way to go.

Lets see if I...
Forum: DIY 04-09-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By Beer
I picked one of these up a couple weeks ago from...

I picked one of these up a couple weeks ago from Amazon.
Do you have the plastic or metal probe?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-02-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Beer
Aquaful on here sells cadlights, Mr.Aqua and some...

Aquaful on here sells cadlights, Mr.Aqua and some other stuff. I'm not sure if he would be willing to ship, but I know he has a wide range of stuff that he can order. He has a couple of listings in...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Beer
If you are using 2L bottles, you could always go...

If you are using 2L bottles, you could always go with 20oz bottles. They work well with my 7g and 8" cube.
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By Beer
That's rough with the old tank, good job on...

That's rough with the old tank, good job on saving everything. I like the dimensions and looks of the tanks Mr. Aqua has been putting out.
I'd go with a canister on a rimless tank. A hang on back...
Forum: DIY 02-27-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By Beer
The smoking materials part should be obvious, but...

The smoking materials part should be obvious, but the concern with eating off of or drinking out of things made with those products is due to the porosity of the material. You can not properly clean...
Forum: DIY 02-17-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Beer
As long as the sobe bottles are no longer glass,...

As long as the sobe bottles are no longer glass, that should be fine. Just remember though, those bottles are not intended for pressure, so they may or may not seal well enough to hold that pressure...
Forum: DIY 02-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Beer
Cooling it will help the yeast floculate out of...

Cooling it will help the yeast floculate out of solution and settle to the bottom.
A fresh sugar solution is going to be aerobic, yeast multiply by cell division in the presence of oxygen and food...
Forum: DIY 01-29-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Beer
I came across GE RTV5223, but I still need to do...

I came across GE RTV5223, but I still need to do a little research on it. Should probably call GE to find out if it is fish safe (no aquarium warnings like other products) made to bond acrylics. This...
Forum: Lighting 01-18-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Beer
Unfortunately the inner dimensions of the hood is...

Unfortunately the inner dimensions of the hood is 14.75 inches. Kind of limits options.
Last time I priced things out, building something for a smaller tank like this, you were getting into the...
Forum: Lighting 01-18-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Beer
Retrofit options

I've been having difficulty finding decent replacement 14W T8 plant bulbs. The last few have not done so well. Weak light, off colors, and not supporting good plant growth.

I'm trying to figure...
Forum: Lighting 01-18-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Beer
Having the same issue with 14W (12") T8 bulbs. I...

Having the same issue with 14W (12") T8 bulbs. I find the 15W everywhere around here and the 14W plant bulbs that I am able to find seem to have weak light that doesn't support good plant growth.
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-16-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,360
Posted By Beer
Does the bleach dip take care of the egg sacks...

Does the bleach dip take care of the egg sacks too?

Ever since I had a huge snail population in my first planted tank (very heavily planted, so there was always plenty of food from decaying lower...
Forum: DIY 12-21-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,889
Posted By Beer
Less than 10 minutes with an automotive trim...

Less than 10 minutes with an automotive trim removal tool (plastic pry tools) had the trim off with no damage.
The rediculous amount of silicone that was holding the top trim and preventing leaks...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-19-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,015
Posted By Beer
I was afraid of that. I'm looking into building...

I was afraid of that.
I'm looking into building a peltier chiller. If I can put something together cheap enough, I'll set something up. Otherwise it will have to keep waiting until I get settled in...
Forum: DIY 12-19-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,889
Posted By Beer
Shrimpress you could still measure the deflection...

Shrimpress you could still measure the deflection before you empty the the tank and measure the distance of the glass once it is drained. The glass is not going to retain any bowing from the water...
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