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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-02-2004, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Derek
Well, as an engineer I can say DO NOT ASSUME that...

Well, as an engineer I can say DO NOT ASSUME that it will be okay based on anything other than a specific examination of your house. As Buck says "All homes are different and need to be considered...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-28-2004, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Derek
I don't know about the glosso thing under 26...

I don't know about the glosso thing under 26 watts but I do know that one of AH Supply's 36 watt kits over a 10 gallon still leaves some shady spots, mainly at the back of the tank. I'm considering...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2004, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By Derek
AC Mini. I've got one on my 5 gallon and I'm...

AC Mini. I've got one on my 5 gallon and I'm very impressed with it. Tons of filter capacity!
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2004, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,552
Posted By Derek
Rolo, that valve pictured on eBay is great except...

Rolo, that valve pictured on eBay is great except that it is a SOCKET WELD valve meaning that it has little counterbores at inlet and outlet designed for slip-fit insertion of stainless steel tubing...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2004, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By Derek
I've got a 2208 in my 10-gallon. The 2206 doesn't...

I've got a 2208 in my 10-gallon. The 2206 doesn't have a coarse sponge chamber, I believe. What I've experienced since putting in the 2208:

- To use the air bleed feature the filter has to be JUST...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-04-2004, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,103
Posted By Derek
I switched from a Penguin Mini to an Eheim...

I switched from a Penguin Mini to an Eheim Aquaball. I ran both of them together for a week after scraping a bunch of the sludge off of the biowheel and spreading it (insert disgusting visual of...
Forum: Lighting 05-03-2004, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,960
Posted By Derek
10 gallon: 36 watt AH Supply power compact; DIY...

10 gallon: 36 watt AH Supply power compact; DIY CO2
5 gallon: 13 watt AH Supply power compact; no CO2
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-29-2004, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By Derek
Cich, you and I lamented a while back that our...

Cich, you and I lamented a while back that our crypts were barely hanging on. Well, since then I put half of a Flourish root tab near my crypt and a month later it's perked right up and starting to...
Forum: DIY 04-22-2004, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By Derek
Fosty wrote: Fair 'nough. If you really...

Fosty wrote:

Fair 'nough. If you really have to watch your $ and use plywood you can't do much better than birch. If you don't have a table saw to do the cutting then clamp a (really straight)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-20-2004, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By Derek
Hmmm, free tank? Nice, but what I really want to...

Hmmm, free tank? Nice, but what I really want to find is an Eheim canister filter at a garage sale for $5...
Forum: DIY 04-20-2004, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By Derek
Is the canopy sitting on top of a full-coverage...

Is the canopy sitting on top of a full-coverage glass lid? If so then it will be well-protected from moisture. If not (i.e. if humid air from the tank contacts the wood) then you'll need to seal it...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2004, 03:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,368
Posted By Derek
If you want the best you have to be willing to...

If you want the best you have to be willing to pay, right? My only other choice was a Fluval something-or-other that was cheaper both in currency and in construction. No thanks. When I finally get...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2004, 02:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,368
Posted By Derek
We must be a subset of the Eheim pimps. My wife...

We must be a subset of the Eheim pimps. My wife says it looks like a Martian landed in our tank.
Forum: DIY 04-15-2004, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,122
Posted By Derek
I just cobbled up a "Home Depot special" for a...

I just cobbled up a "Home Depot special" for a pop bottle generator because my techie side wouldn't permit me to just stick some tubing through a hole in the cap, seal it, and hope for the best. I...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2004, 04:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,368
Posted By Derek
Okay, I just replaced the Penguin Mini in my 10...

Okay, I just replaced the Penguin Mini in my 10 gallon with an Eheim Aquaball 2208 in preparation for an AHS 36w and DIY CO2. I suppose I just barely attained pimp status (only the 2206 and the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-29-2004, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By Derek
I run an AquaClear Mini on my 5 gallon desktop...

I run an AquaClear Mini on my 5 gallon desktop tank: totally silent. You can throttle the output back to 33 gph (from 100 gph) to match the flow to your nano.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-15-2004, 11:15 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 44,118
Posted By Derek
Another mechanical engineer here. Work with a...

Another mechanical engineer here. Work with a cool little engineering R & D company that has a bunch of patents on oilfield drilling components. I'm one of the lesser-educated people here which is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-12-2004, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Derek
I'd go straight to AHSupply's 1x36 watt Bright...

I'd go straight to AHSupply's 1x36 watt Bright Kit and skip over the 2x13 watt set-up. There's hardly any difference in price and the 36 would be a noticeable step up from the 2x13. I plan to upgrade...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-12-2004, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By Derek
I just set up a 5 gallon with an AHSupply 1x13...

I just set up a 5 gallon with an AHSupply 1x13 watt Bright Kit over it. There's good (not great) light but the main problem is that the bulb's only 8" long and the tank is 16" long. This leaves the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-23-2004, 02:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Derek
Okay you guys, what's the deal with crypts in low...

Okay you guys, what's the deal with crypts in low light? Is it possible or not or am I just too impatient?
Forum: Lighting 02-23-2004, 02:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By Derek
I have an All-Glass Deluxe Fluorescent hood (from...

I have an All-Glass Deluxe Fluorescent hood (from PetSmart) on my 10 gallon. It comes with a single 15W tube so it's not exactly a great plant hood but the guys at AHSupply say that their 1x36 watt...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-23-2004, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Derek
Alright, thanks for the (incredibly rapid)...

Alright, thanks for the (incredibly rapid) responses guys. The way I figure it the 5 probably could stand to have some CO2 injected but I'll wait until I'm through the cycle and the plants have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-23-2004, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Derek
Well, in my 10 gallon with a wimpy 15W tube I...

Well, in my 10 gallon with a wimpy 15W tube I would characterize the plant growth as unsatisfactory (so far anyway; the tank is only 2 months old). But with such a low light level in that tank I was...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-23-2004, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Derek
Okay, I finally got my 5 gallon set up on my...

Okay, I finally got my 5 gallon set up on my desk at work. I built a DIY hood using one of AHSupply's 1x13 watt Bright Kits. The infamous watts-per-gallon is under three but the intensity is up...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-23-2004, 02:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,286
Posted By Derek
I have a Penguin Mini W/Biowheel on my 10 gallon...

I have a Penguin Mini W/Biowheel on my 10 gallon and an AC mini on my 5 gallon at work. Both units make virtually no motor or impeller noise; all the noise (if any) comes from the water falling into...
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