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Forum: Lighting   01-22-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Doubling the watts using small emitters isn't the...

Doubling the watts using small emitters isn't the path to more useable light at the substrate or plant leaf. Perhaps at the surface.
What you want is high wattage emitters for penetration. Three 3...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-22-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Two things I don't see mentioned, that have...

Two things I don't see mentioned, that have happened to me with ECCO filters.
On one, the impeller - from the box - had broken fins. All were broken identically, so it may have been that someone...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-12-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
I've tried every brand aquatic suction cup...

I've tried every brand aquatic suction cup replacement I could get from online suppliers and none of them last a year in my water which is neutral city water at 7.0 out of the tap.
The suction cups...
Forum: DIY   01-12-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
I bent two pieces of conduit at Home Depot, took...

I bent two pieces of conduit at Home Depot, took them to the cashier and paid for the pieces. Sales guy in the aisle was interested in what I was doing but didn't complain.
Forum: Equipment   01-12-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,567
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Unless the motor melted, just purchase a new...

Unless the motor melted, just purchase a new impeller shaft. Or a replacement motor unit and shaft.
Forum: Other Websites   01-04-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,507
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Bed, Bath and Beyond, Kmart, and several other...

Bed, Bath and Beyond, Kmart, and several other large national retailers (that own many different distribution chains) offer similar multitudes of stuff at their online sites. Most of the odd stuff...
Forum: Equipment   01-04-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,259
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
I've got one of those, but there is no branding...

I've got one of those, but there is no branding on it. This one has seven outlets so the spacing works for three timers. If anyone finds a specific model, I'd like to get a spare.

Home Depot...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-04-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Don't burn any bridges and skip exit interviews. ...

Don't burn any bridges and skip exit interviews.

Society and employment are different today than thirty years ago. Your reputation has worth. It's all too easy to find oneself talking to people...
Forum: Equipment   01-04-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
For what you want, skip the RO/DI unit unless you...

For what you want, skip the RO/DI unit unless you get a great price on it. Even then, I'd remove the RO unit.

You seem to only need a particulate filter and a carbon block module. While loose...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-04-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,964
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
By the way, if you're getting a codeine cough...

By the way, if you're getting a codeine cough syrup, you can ask the physician to specify an expectorant other than terpin hydrate. There are others that don't taste nearly as nasty.
Forum: Lighting   01-02-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,788
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
If have experience used high end fixtures and new...

If have experience used high end fixtures and new cheap fixtures the statement makes sense. The manufactured to minimum spec, minimum cost ballasts in cheap fixtures die far earlier than the off the...
Forum: Lighting   01-02-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
I have both T5HO and T5NO fixtures. I keep...

I have both T5HO and T5NO fixtures.
I keep only T5HO lamps on hand. (As the ballasts die, I'm installing LEDs in the fixtures)

Electronic ballasts effectively read the electrical...
Forum: Equipment   01-02-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Prices vary from place to place and across the...

Prices vary from place to place and across the country. Areas with lots of industry will offer more options than a town with only a bar and a gas station.

A refill or swap on a 5# tank may easily...
Forum: Lighting   01-02-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
The screw in 50/50 bulbs are pretty much useless....

The screw in 50/50 bulbs are pretty much useless.
Daylight ~6500k spiral lamps would be better for your tank then 5000k. Two would be my normal recommendation for a 10g tank.
Don't place them...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-02-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,905
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Keep your grades up and concentrate on academics....

Keep your grades up and concentrate on academics. Don't put athletics ahead of academics. You can play volleyball all you want, but it won't pay your bills.
Men's -anything but football and...
Forum: Lighting   12-28-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Check out thrift and charity stores for an...

Check out thrift and charity stores for an incandescent strip light or hood. Install two Sylvania, 23 watt, daylight, "Now smaller than ever", spiral compact fluorescent bulbs.
Forum: Fish   12-27-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
A female can grow a sword. Particularly as it...

A female can grow a sword. Particularly as it gets old. It's still female though.
More common, I believe, are "stealth" males that don't develop a sword for a long time. I've read of cases that...
Forum: Plants   12-27-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
The moss sections at my local Petco looked like...

The moss sections at my local Petco looked like willow moss - to me.
Forum: Plants   12-27-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Java moss doesn't grow like normal plants. While...

Java moss doesn't grow like normal plants. While you aren't looking the mass suddenly gets larger. Waiting and watching won't help it. Ignoring it until it's past time to trim it works best. At least...
Forum: Equipment   12-27-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Basic difference, since they don't list it?...

Basic difference, since they don't list it? Probably the flow restriction piece.

If you need 50 to 100 gallons of RO water a day, or week even, you need a unit that uses standard -full size-...
Forum: Lighting   12-26-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
I've been lighting my 75g for over a year with...

I've been lighting my 75g for over a year with two DIY panels. Each has twelve 3 watt emitters. Plant growth is excellent. I use a mix of warm white and cool white. Each driver is a cheap ~$12.00...
Forum: DIY   12-26-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,484
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Which of the "go ahead and patch it" people are...

Which of the "go ahead and patch it" people are willing to accept liability for their suggestions?
Forum: Lighting   12-26-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Not to pick on you, but to be very accurate, and...

Not to pick on you, but to be very accurate, and partially answer the question, yes all fluorescent lamps emit some amount of UV radiation. Not enough for turtles though.
...
Forum: Equipment   12-26-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Eheim ECCO 2232 is just under 12 inches.

Eheim ECCO 2232 is just under 12 inches.
Forum: Fish   12-26-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By dbosman@msu.edu
Female and full of eggs. Watch the tank, in...

Female and full of eggs.
Watch the tank, in the morning, just after the lights come on and you may see breeding behavior. If you have really good eyesight, you can watch the eggs being scattered.
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