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Forum: DIY   09-22-2016, 06:51 PM
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Posted By crazymittens
Parts have started arriving, but still a long...

Parts have started arriving, but still a long list of to-do items (like...clean the gutters & fix the car) before I can get started.

Some fun side-note-news is that two more projects are...
Forum: DIY   09-06-2016, 12:26 PM
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Posted By crazymittens
Nice, thanks.

Nice, thanks.
Forum: DIY   09-03-2016, 03:32 PM
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Posted By crazymittens
Haha, so when the ebay sellers advertised 3-4...

Haha, so when the ebay sellers advertised 3-4 weeks, they actually meant 3-7 weeks.


Oh well, gives me plenty of time to think and practice being patient.
Forum: DIY   09-02-2016, 01:14 PM
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Posted By crazymittens
Vacations and work making it tricky to find time...

Vacations and work making it tricky to find time for this...

Did more thinking.
The correct solution for ensuring the sump doesn't overflow...is to give it an overflow. Pumps/water level...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-18-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By crazymittens
The concern about the Beananimal siphons draining...

The concern about the Beananimal siphons draining the tank is removed when you have an INTERNAL overflow barrier. Only the water above that level continues to drain into the Beananimal plumbing box...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-18-2016, 03:28 PM
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Posted By crazymittens
Keep it up!!

Keep it up!!
Forum: DIY   08-17-2016, 02:25 AM
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Posted By crazymittens
Actually, you could! You just have to be willing...

Actually, you could! You just have to be willing to try. :)

PVC plumbing is as simple as 'can you operate a dabber/brush thingy' and 'can you push two pieces of pipe together'. Oh wait, 'can...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-15-2016, 12:20 PM
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Posted By crazymittens
Wow, love the direction you're taking with this! ...

Wow, love the direction you're taking with this! The steel stand is a good idea.


Return pipes ideally should come in from above and have siphon-breaks drilled at the water line (water line -eq...
Forum: DIY   08-10-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By crazymittens
Aha, didn't realize you could do logic in a...

Aha, didn't realize you could do logic in a library. I was counting on libraries for the sensors and whatnot.

Thanks for the link, that came up the other day in searching. When I get a chance...
Forum: DIY   08-10-2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By crazymittens
Ok, so here's my first draft of a mini-system. ...

Ok, so here's my first draft of a mini-system. The drain system really requires two of these mini-systems, and you could even take it a step farther and have a 'pump system' that removed the pumps...
Forum: DIY   08-10-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By crazymittens
Ok, so here's what I'm reading the actual...

Ok, so here's what I'm reading the actual implementation to look like:

Break systems down into something modular/expandable, each mini-system's pieces will connect to a single mini-system...
Forum: DIY   08-09-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By crazymittens
Ok, so really what needs to be defined here is...

Ok, so really what needs to be defined here is our major use case - the proof of concept will be based on that, and the system will have provision for multiples of any 'module'.

So the POC will be...
Forum: DIY   08-09-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By crazymittens
Random thought for later - diagram out the...

Random thought for later - diagram out the data-in/control-out flow... I think the idea of a controller for each piece of data in/out makes sense, but it would have to be very simple to work...
Forum: DIY   08-09-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By crazymittens
Right, so where my initial concern lies is how...

Right, so where my initial concern lies is how complex this project will actually be once you have all the systems in place. So, is a single Arduino config the right place to put lots of complex...
Forum: DIY   08-09-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By crazymittens
Excellent feedback, thanks - that confirms how...

Excellent feedback, thanks - that confirms how the UI piece will be handled. Looks like I have more research to do. :) So would you do something like Arduino Uno for each module? (or is there...
Forum: DIY   08-09-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By crazymittens
I made the jump from a 50 gallon display to 125...

I made the jump from a 50 gallon display to 125 gallon - definitely worth the extra effort to get the 6' long tank if you have the space!


Did some reading on the pH probe stuff, found some...
Forum: DIY   08-08-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By crazymittens
Waterski, the auto-fill/drain system is SUPER...

Waterski, the auto-fill/drain system is SUPER ripe for disaster. :) That's why I built in so much redundancy/checks/balances.

In an ideal world you'd have a simple mechanical system, yes. i.e....
Forum: DIY   08-08-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By crazymittens
Nice! Is that for a fish room scenario? Also,...

Nice! Is that for a fish room scenario? Also, nice Sketchup! That program came in handy when I was designing the original display/sump system a few years back. I will probably do a 3D version of...
Forum: DIY   08-07-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By crazymittens
Added the temperature control system bits. ...

Added the temperature control system bits.

Next have to map out the electrical (actual) & sensor wiring...

Annnd we have a github repo... https://github.com/christrotter/aquariumAutomation
...
Forum: DIY   08-07-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,662
Posted By crazymittens
If you must do the 5 gallon routine - I've found...

If you must do the 5 gallon routine - I've found the water jugs for camping (5 gallons, but has a vent/spigot) make for a no-spill experience. For top-offs, I fill it up with 'close-enough' water,...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-06-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 55,697
Posted By crazymittens
Automation thread here....

Automation thread here. (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/20-diy/1069681-full-tank-automation-system.html)

Decided my tank journal wasn't really the place for that kinda thing.
Forum: DIY   08-06-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By crazymittens
Full tank automation system

So, spent some time writing stuff down, finally got it diagrammed.

This will be Arduino-controlled (maybe Raspberry Pi?), because it's simple/available/proven/relatively cost-effective. The...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-29-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,211
Posted By crazymittens
In theory don't you want to save the bioload for...

In theory don't you want to save the bioload for the display tank?

I like the clams idea, interesting. Did you ever verify that the tank had cycled? Maybe that was why they didn't last?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-29-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,888
Posted By crazymittens
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12-tank-journals...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12-tank-journals/395426-125-50-update-jan-2015-pics-video.html

There you go! My modification to the design (which I pirated from someone else) was to make an...
Forum: DIY   07-29-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By crazymittens
Any updates on this? Looking to do something...

Any updates on this? Looking to do something similar - curious about the sensors you used.
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