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Forum: DIY   01-16-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Beer
What really matters is the height and length...

What really matters is the height and length (other factors become important when you start getting larger).
What are the dimensions?

Depth effects the pressures that will be seen at the seams...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-25-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Beer
Taiwan Bes and AquaVitro

Is anybody keeping higher grade Taiwan Bees and using AquaVitro to fertilize for their plants? Any issues with the contents?
Forum: DIY   02-15-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,116
Posted By Beer
They've come down a bit since last time I looked...

They've come down a bit since last time I looked at them. Last I knew they were $35+. That makes this a bit more reasonable and on par with contactor and timer control, with the possibility of adding...
Forum: DIY   02-14-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,116
Posted By Beer
I'm a little late to the game on this one. I...

I'm a little late to the game on this one.
I think an Arduino is total overkill for this. Unless you are building your own Arduino and have the stuff to use another board as an ISP to burn the boot...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-09-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Beer
I actually find the opposite to be true here, and...

I actually find the opposite to be true here, and most places in general. It seems that the more specific I am and the more background I give, the less likely it is I'll get an answer. Yet the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-09-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,282
Posted By Beer
Okay, under normal circumstances I wouldn't have...

Okay, under normal circumstances I wouldn't have seen a need for that, but if the driftwood is still did coloring the water and pulling your pH down, then I guess it is warranted.

I forgot about...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-08-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,282
Posted By Beer
I have a few of the Deep Blue nano filters. They...

I have a few of the Deep Blue nano filters. They run great and are fairly quiet. The surface area of the sponges are sufficient for a 2.5 gallon Betta tank with the stocking you are talking about,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-01-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,329
Posted By Beer
Okay, I went off on a huge tangent. Short answer...

Okay, I went off on a huge tangent. Short answer is yes, you can easily keep and breed shrimp in a vase. Cherry shrimp are preferred unless the vase is in a room that is temperature controlled to a...
Forum: DIY   05-26-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,397
Posted By Beer
The Arduino platform was originally created for...

The Arduino platform was originally created for artists to create interactive and responsive art installations. The majority of whom have zero programing experience. The code was written to be fairly...
Forum: DIY   05-20-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,283
Posted By Beer
I am aware that silicone is used in cooking and...

I am aware that silicone is used in cooking and baking quite frequently. But not all silicone is the same, it comes down to additives. Which is why things like Silicone II are unsuitable for...
Forum: DIY   05-19-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,283
Posted By Beer
Incidental is not the same as continuous food...

Incidental is not the same as continuous food contact, which RTV108/103 is rated for. 108/103 also do not carry warnings against aquarium use. The black (103) carries all of the same ratings as the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-14-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By Beer
I had a striatum pair in a 2.3 gallon tank with...

I had a striatum pair in a 2.3 gallon tank with no filtration. Didn't notice any behavioral difference from them being in both a larger tank and a slightly smaller cube that had filtration.

Just...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-14-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 41,215
Posted By Beer
This thread has been linked to recently and there...

This thread has been linked to recently and there were requests for pH calibration.

This (http://web.archive.org/web/20021015005420/www.animalnetwork.com/fish2/aqfm/2000/feb/bio/default.asp) link...
Forum: DIY   05-14-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,283
Posted By Beer
I found that the running pliers helped out a lot....

I found that the running pliers helped out a lot. Easier to get clean breaks and the edge is more even. I noticed that when using the method of laying the score line over the back of the cutter, the...
Forum: DIY   05-13-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Beer
Interested in how well this will work as a macro...

Interested in how well this will work as a macro lense and what the focal depth is.
Forum: DIY   05-13-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By Beer
Other than the first link actually being for the...

Other than the first link actually being for the GE product, which hasn't actually been manufactured by GE for some time (potentially way out of date), the only difference I am seeing is the working...
Forum: DIY   05-13-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Beer
That looks like a possibility. It isn't the site...

That looks like a possibility. It isn't the site I remember coming across, but I may be able to work with the extruded pieces. The standard sizes don't match up with what I was looking for, but it is...
Forum: DIY   05-13-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,283
Posted By Beer
It is only a few bucks more for the Momentive and...

It is only a few bucks more for the Momentive and it is better suited for building aquariums. There have been reports lately of people having issues with GE I. Loss of life in their tanks....
Forum: DIY   05-12-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Beer
Website for tank trim

I came across a link to a website on here a little while back for a place that sold tank supplies, but I can't seem to find the site or thread. They sold tank rims, lids, light housings and...
Forum: DIY   05-12-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
  DIY co2
Views: 1,226
Posted By Beer
How noisy are these methods that use the...

How noisy are these methods that use the filter/pump to diffuse the CO2?
I get an air bubble through my filter every now and then and it is kind of loud. I'd imagine having the CO2 dumped directly...
Forum: DIY   05-12-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,283
Posted By Beer
I looked it up, it is Uaru Joey. You don't get...

I looked it up, it is Uaru Joey. You don't get many results with the other spelling.
And if his forum is DIY Fishkeepers, don't plan on looking around without creating an account. You can view two...
Forum: DIY   05-12-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,283
Posted By Beer
Don't skimp on the silicone. Get Momentive...

Don't skimp on the silicone. Get Momentive (formerly GE) RTV103 (black) or RTV108 (clear), or go with SCS1200 which has a higher tensile strength.
You can get both on Amazon for around $10 a tube....
Forum: DIY   05-09-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Beer
I am pretty sure that Heterandria Formosa are...

I am pretty sure that Heterandria Formosa are native for you as well as Pygmy sunfish (can't recall the scientific name). Although they may not be compatible, the heterandria may quickly become...
Forum: DIY   05-04-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By Beer
How long was it hoked up before you decided it...

How long was it hoked up before you decided it wasn't working?
Was it producing CO2? How rigid was the bottle when you disconnected it?
How did you leak test it?
Forum: Equipment   05-03-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Beer
I would love to be able to set a tank like that...

I would love to be able to set a tank like that up.

Sumps can be quite quiet if set up properly. The Bean Animal overflow is extremely quiet (beananimal may return more results. It is a screen...
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