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Forum: Algae 03-12-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By bcdudley
I had it set like that at one time, but it was a...

I had it set like that at one time, but it was a cheap timer and it got out of sync with the light timer. I just set it back today.
Forum: Algae 03-12-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By bcdudley
I am using pressurized co2. I have about 2.5...

I am using pressurized co2. I have about 2.5 bubbles per second going into one of the little cheapie powerhead filters. I had my co2 running for about 6 hours a day and the light going for 8 hours. ...
Forum: Algae 03-11-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By bcdudley
Algae ID?

Please help to identify this algae. I think it is either Staghorn or Green beard, but I am not sure which. It is about an inch long and consist of lots of strands of black hair.
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Forum: Fish 07-22-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By bcdudley
Once they grow out, I will be looking to unload...

Once they grow out, I will be looking to unload some locally, depending on how many survive. The last batch of fry I had, triple red cacutoides, I only had 2 survivors. Hopefully, these will do much...
Forum: Fish 07-21-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By bcdudley
New Krib Fry

We just found these in our 100g community tank today. There are easily over 100 of them, you just can't tell from the picture. Mom and Dad are being extremely protective. Pretty much all of the fish...
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By bcdudley
Here is the info from the bulb box. The bulb...

Here is the info from the bulb box. The bulb itself i sactually 57". It is just called a 60" bulb because that is the fixture it goes in.
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Forum: Lighting 07-20-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By bcdudley
I got 2 of them, so I guess so, or are you...

I got 2 of them, so I guess so, or are you talking about the midday's?
Forum: Lighting 07-20-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By bcdudley
I wound up going with the Aquaflora/Midday combo....

I wound up going with the Aquaflora/Midday combo. I finally got around to assembling a fixture today and set it up. The difference is amazing. I used 2 60" 80w T5HO Aquaflora bulbs and 2 48" 54w T5HO...
Forum: Lighting 05-21-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 696
Posted By bcdudley
ZooMed Aquasun fixtures opinions

Any opinions on the ZooMed Aquasun T5 HO fixtures. They seem to be reasonably priced at $80 for a 36" fitting.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,982
Posted By bcdudley
I used a recipe similar to this one. I do not...

I used a recipe similar to this one. I do not remember exactly what it was. I tried to up the batch to a 3l bottle, but it did not work out very well due to the increased alcohol. The single 2l...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,982
Posted By bcdudley
I used one of the ceramic disc diffusers with diy...

I used one of the ceramic disc diffusers with diy co2 for about a year and it worked fine. It did take about 2 hours to build up enough pressure, but after that, I could get up to about 10ppm in my...
Forum: Lighting 05-14-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By bcdudley
Bulb choices

I am upgrading my bulbs to T5HO. I have a 105g that is 60" long and about 20" tall. I am planning on using 4 80w T5 HO's. I was looking at the Giesemann Powerchrome Aquaflora and Midday bulbs. I was...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By bcdudley
Oops, I just realized I was looking at the wrong...

Oops, I just realized I was looking at the wrong indicator. It was actually at 7Kg/cm which is around 100psi. I turned it down to 45 psi and it seems to be working better. I could not get it to...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By bcdudley
CO2 bubbles - new Fabco valve problems

I have had Pressurized co2 running on my setup for about 6 months now. I had a really hard time dialing in the valve that came with it so I bought a new Fabco valve from Rex about a month or two ago....
Forum: DIY 04-21-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By bcdudley
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: DIY 04-21-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By bcdudley
That is correct, Both yellow wires are going to...

That is correct, Both yellow wires are going to the first socket, then jumpered to the second one, exactly as the wiring diagram says to do. I would prefer to find a way to do this without the foil....
Forum: DIY 04-21-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By bcdudley
If you look close at the picture, you will see it...

If you look close at the picture, you will see it is grounded. The power input I am using is from an old computer power supply. The green wire is connected to the ground on that to the ballast and...
Forum: DIY 04-21-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,363
Posted By bcdudley
no pictures of the leech?

no pictures of the leech?
Forum: DIY 04-21-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By bcdudley
I finally got around to installing the standoff's...

I finally got around to installing the standoff's for the lights and wiring it up. I was not very successful. First I tried the full 5' of wire and I got nothing. Next I tried 3' of wire. I got a...
Forum: DIY 04-16-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By bcdudley
Would aluminum foil work for this purpose? How...

Would aluminum foil work for this purpose? How wide of a strip would I need per bulb? I am thinking 1/4" wide per bulb and running the length of the bulb.
Forum: DIY 04-16-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By bcdudley
Well... If I am using white paint, I can't really...

Well... If I am using white paint, I can't really ground it. Wood and paint make terrible conductors. Any suggestions on what to do. I guess I could always make a small strip close to the ends of the...
Forum: Lighting 04-15-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By bcdudley
To much light?

I am starting to think I am going to have to much light. I am still assembling this, but I may change the way I build it after looking at the Light chart recently posted. My tank is a 100g that is...
Forum: DIY 04-15-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By bcdudley
I went ahead and painted it white already. I...

I went ahead and painted it white already. I found a deck stain that was an ultra pure bright white that I think will work pretty well. It is UV resistant so that should help. If I decide I don't...
Forum: Lighting 04-15-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By bcdudley
Got lots more done on this tonight. I put the...

Got lots more done on this tonight. I put the sides on. They did not line up quit as well as I would have liked, so I may run into issues with that later on. I then put in some struts for the bulb...
Forum: DIY 04-14-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By bcdudley
Really? I figured a semi reflective surface would...

Really? I figured a semi reflective surface would be much better than white. I just did some reading on it and you are correct. Thank you for pointing this out.
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