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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-23-2009, 07:15 AM
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Posted By dmcentire
Updates on this tank, and thanks for asking :-) ...

Updates on this tank, and thanks for asking :-)

1. Plants are all thriving and have filled in nicely (will post photos tomorrow).
2. Added an SAE and a dwarf/pea puffer to control the snails.
3....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-23-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,991
Posted By dmcentire
Yes the LED light does a lot of shimmering, I'll...

Yes the LED light does a lot of shimmering, I'll try to capture that with a tripod mounted camera sometime this week.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-09-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By dmcentire
General Heater Discussion

So I have some heater questions that will probably help others when the answers arrive. I was wondering how aquarium heaters work in regards to size and wattage.

For example, I think it's safe to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-27-2009, 06:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,991
Posted By dmcentire
Yes Redwood City

I am in Redwood City, CA - in the San Francisco Peninsula area. How do I get in touch with him?

Also, is this the definition of PAR?
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-26-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,991
Posted By dmcentire
PAR output

I'd love to find out what the PAR is for lighting in general, and how to find it out for the lights I have. I am thinking about picking up a lumens meter, but I am not sure if that will measure PAR.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-25-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,991
Posted By dmcentire
Reply

The Do!Aqua line is manufactured by ADA, so they do carry their stuff. The tank is the same size as the ADA Mini-S tank, I think it's 31cm wide. It's definitely less than 5 gallons, more like 3, but...
Forum: Plants 01-25-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,880
Posted By dmcentire
Identifying Moss

We have quite a bit of this moss growing on some concrete blocks in our front yard. It's quite moist and portions are in the dark, but this seems to grow like crazy all over the place. Is it possibly...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-25-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By dmcentire
Just a quick suggestion

On the smaller tanks, depending on your budget, I use the Tom's Aquatics mini lights, so far only available from one online store:

http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/group/10977/product.web

I like...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-25-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,991
Posted By dmcentire
Photos of the single LED light test

I just had to try out the single LED option to see how it worked out, so I attached it to a metal bar and suspended it high above the tank to see how well the light penetrated the water. Here are...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-25-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,991
Posted By dmcentire
Dual LED lighting prototype

Well I was happy with my tests of the LED light on the tank, so I decided to try making a DUAL LED version (20 watts total, 1300 lumens total) which will actually be brighter than my 1000 lumens LCD...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-19-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,991
Posted By dmcentire
Actually....

Actually I moved FROM the Do!Aqua pipes over to the Cal-Aqua pipes because I like the look of the Cal-Aqua pipes and they have a suction cup mounting point. They are also easier to clean since they...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-19-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,991
Posted By dmcentire
Thanks for your comments

Thanks for all your comments and compliments, I appreciate it!

I also wanted to share the other one my girlfriend and I did, it's pretty similar and has another cool stand setup:
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-15-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,998
Posted By dmcentire
Just a bit on the Cal Aqua pipes

Here are some more photos of the Cal Aqua pipes on other tanks I have:

Hopefully you guys all have a fat pipe to the internet because I have so many photos on this thread :)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-15-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,998
Posted By dmcentire
I personally love the Cal Aqua fluxo nano flow...

I personally love the Cal Aqua fluxo nano flow pipes. They look nice, have suction cup mounts (which the smaller Do!Aqua stuff does not), and are very easy to clean. They're easy to clean because of...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-15-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,998
Posted By dmcentire
Thanks for your comments

Thank you for the replies so far.

The stand is VERY sturdy - It's very well built and designed to hold a 14 gallon nanocube tank, so I feel really confident that it's well made. I had tried a few...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-15-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,998
Posted By dmcentire
Continued

January 3: Start of stand customizing, it's a Nanocube 14 gallon stand.

January 3: I fashioned a light stand using 1/2" copper piping and a conduit bender. The light is a Coralife 36W (18x2)...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-15-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,998
Posted By dmcentire
Continued

November 30: Added some Amano shrimp workers - get busy guys!

November 30: Current status of the growth. The lighting is a Satellite dual 18W (36W total) lamp sitting on a temporary metal shelf...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-15-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,998
Posted By dmcentire
ADA Mini-M: Mom's Tank

So in November 2008 my girlfriend suggested we make a planted tank for my mom, who is Japanese and would really appreciate a planted aquarium. So we proceeded with starting it in an ADA Mini-M tank...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-15-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,991
Posted By dmcentire
Updated photos with stand

I finally moved the tank and set it up at my office, which is where I always wanted this little guy to be. A lot of people at work have stopped by to see the setup and are all very impressed, which...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-12-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,614
Posted By dmcentire
Your lighting fixture

I am trying to make a similar light fixture like some of your original plans for three different lighting options, which are:

1. A single or dual LED lamp that uses a small heat sink and is 10...
Forum: DIY 01-12-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By dmcentire
The light fixture

I am trying to make a similar light fixture for three different lighting options, which are:

1. A single or dual LED lamp that uses a small heat sink and is 10 watts each. Now in the LED world...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-07-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,914
Posted By dmcentire
Dwarf / Pea Puffers are great!

I highly recommend the dwarf puffers for all your tanks. I have at least one in every tank (except my crystal red shrimp breeding tank) and they keep the snails in check. In fact, they seem so...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-06-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By dmcentire
nanotuners LED light

What about this one? It's for a refugium but it might work for a 1 gal. It's $90. That's more expensive than a CF light but it's got the cool factor:
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-06-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,991
Posted By dmcentire
The Aqua!Do Tank Details

I finally took some detailed photos of the Aqua!Do tank for you guys. The glass has the same beveled edge properties of the ADA tanks, and also seems to me to be almost if not exactly as clear as the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-05-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,991
Posted By dmcentire
ADA 60-F Tank as well

I just set up the ADA 60-F tank this evening, it's literally hours old but I thought I'd take a couple photos of it. It really needs to go into another thread but I wanted to share a couple quick...
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