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Forum: Equipment 07-04-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 20,224
Posted By sumer
Those liquid filled gauges are a piece of art....

Those liquid filled gauges are a piece of art. What do I need to hook the needle valve to my computer? I want to regulate CO2 over wifi. Another crazy idea! smallest geared motor?
Forum: Plants 06-26-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By sumer
Just took a little more than a year to...

Just took a little more than a year to investigate and track it down.
I germinated it from the seeds; so the seeds are fertile. Origin is very dear to my heart and I visited it earlier this year.
I...
Forum: Plants 06-25-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By sumer
Huff! Just got this bad boy in my tank!

Huff!
Just got this bad boy in my tank!
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By sumer
A'ight. Time to revive this thread. I...

A'ight. Time to revive this thread.

I started with Cal aqua's inline diffuser. The problem with that is, it does not diffuse using the whole white part. Only one small part is diffusing all the...
Forum: Fish 06-19-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By sumer
^^ Comment above explained it well. Death of...

^^ Comment above explained it well. Death of cories have a very clear reason here. No doubt about that. I am sure the bottle of that medicine has it written on it too.

Picking is very natural....
Forum: Fish 06-19-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By sumer
Bleeding hearts are shameless fish. They're just...

Bleeding hearts are shameless fish. They're just being grumpy because they're new. Put them in your bigger tank, tap the tank a few times before feeding. That will help *train* them.
Once you start...
Forum: DIY 06-18-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By sumer
Awesome! I always wanted to make my own cabinet...

Awesome! I always wanted to make my own cabinet but lack of time and tools always make me buy one.
This one looks so cool. Please post more photos.
Forum: Fish 06-16-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By sumer
That's what you feed to your betta. I sometimes...

That's what you feed to your betta. I sometimes include some backworms, white worms, cyclops etc.
Feed good and they will make better babies ;)
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,837
Posted By sumer
It was Hydor brand. Here: Amazon.com : Hydor 50w...

It was Hydor brand. Here: Amazon.com : Hydor 50w Hydrokable Substrate Heater, 20' - for Aquariums 16-33 gal : Heat Cable : Pet Supplies

I haven't plugged it in yet. Just wanted to see a before and...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-11-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,837
Posted By sumer
Videos will come out in a few days :) Here are...

Videos will come out in a few days :)
Here are a few photos:

Lepanthes clareae. I hope this orchid will bloom soon....
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By sumer
I am using a ADA outflow and Cal aqua inlet on my...

I am using a ADA outflow and Cal aqua inlet on my 2217. Absolutely love the outlet. Inlet is a little bigger for my tank. BUt almost all the inflows for 17mm pipe would be that big. It's just the way...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By sumer
It has become a hit or a miss lately. I was lucky...

It has become a hit or a miss lately. I was lucky that my 90-P was a good one! But then I dealt with AFA in CA. I asked Steven to closely inspect the piece before shipping.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-04-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,837
Posted By sumer
Thanks. I stopped counting the $ spent a long...

Thanks. I stopped counting the $ spent a long time ago. LOL. It's up and running and I like it. Don't wanna let the $$ thing ruin the fun now.

Water that drains from the wall come to a drainage...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-02-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,837
Posted By sumer
Yes, sir!

Yes, sir!
Forum: Tank Journals 06-02-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,837
Posted By sumer
Update time: I started things from making...

Update time:

I started things from making some ADA amazonia balls by filling it in pantyhose.
http://medias.photodeck.com/9713c780-dd17-4edc-8005-8befe2418026/IMG_8380_xlarge.jpg

I was...
Forum: DIY 05-28-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By sumer
I have written some basic articles on DIY LEDs...

I have written some basic articles on DIY LEDs for aquariums (links in my signature).
Both the links that Jeff mentioned are of great help.

Regarding the drivers: Constant current (dimmable or...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-27-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,837
Posted By sumer
Food for thought

Food for thought
Forum: Tank Journals 05-27-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,837
Posted By sumer
A'ight, time for some more action. I ordered...

A'ight, time for some more action.
I ordered some nice plants for the wall. They would be here by Friday or Sat.

I recently discovered that mistking timer has only 8 on and off settings. Then I...
Forum: DIY 05-23-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By sumer
That's true. Well, Seems like delay is what I...

That's true. Well, Seems like delay is what I will have to use.
I will go with it. Next thing is to make it work with a 4 way Rotary Switch so that I can predefine 4 time intervals.
Thanks very...
Forum: DIY 05-23-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By sumer
Is delay the ONLY option? Isn't there any other...

Is delay the ONLY option?
Isn't there any other way to do this?
Forum: DIY 05-23-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By sumer
Need help with code; Calling Arduino programmers

Hey all,

This will probably sound like a very small problem to you all but I am finding it real hard.
So, I have a 2 ch solid state relay, and an arduino nano.

Here is what I want to do: I...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-21-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,837
Posted By sumer
I hear you. I did look at these garden timers. 1....

I hear you. I did look at these garden timers. 1. they are bulky. 2. I can make the same thing in 1/4th of the cost.

Actually this timer will go in the cabinet where there is already very crowded....
Forum: Tank Journals 05-20-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,837
Posted By sumer
Thanks, Sean :) Here is a small video of...

Thanks, Sean :)


Here is a small video of my drip system working:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLnouwQggCA

I have been thinking about the frequency of misting system coming on. The timer...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-19-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,837
Posted By sumer
**Updates** 05/19/2015 The wall is up and...

**Updates** 05/19/2015

The wall is up and RUNNING.

Here's step by step description of what I did this past weekend and last night.

I started with the LED unit. I had already planned the...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-14-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,837
Posted By sumer
Sean, yes. But it's actually a pretty powerful...

Sean, yes. But it's actually a pretty powerful pump. MAx head height is almost 7 feet for that pump. I don't know how reliable it is though.
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