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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-06-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By Anapplesnail
I have two hexes. A five and a twenty-ish gallon....

I have two hexes. A five and a twenty-ish gallon. Both of mine are acrylic (Good insulation) and a heater is just a waste of space (And asking for it to fail 'on' someday and make fish soup). Things...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-24-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,595
Posted By Anapplesnail
Details, man! What lighting have you got? CO2...

Details, man! What lighting have you got? CO2 rates? Dosing?

:P

That's pretty neat. I might have to put one like that on the desk at work.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-05-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Anapplesnail
In my experience, snail shell ingredients aren't...

In my experience, snail shell ingredients aren't very water-soluble except in Low-pH water.
Forum: Lighting 10-05-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Anapplesnail
Something is certainly out of balance. What is...

Something is certainly out of balance. What is your photoperiod? How are your basic chemistries?
Forum: Lighting 09-12-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By Anapplesnail
" We have received your recent product inquiry...

" We have received your recent product inquiry regarding a 36" SkyLED aquarium light fixture. The Kelvin rating for the white LEDs is 14k. The blue LEDs are rated at 460nm and the red LEDs are rate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-12-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Anapplesnail
WARNING! Every once in a while, we get someone...

WARNING! Every once in a while, we get someone reporting their water heater failing 'on.' This often kills their fish very thoroughly. Think hard about your wattage; in a glass tank your...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-12-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,458
Posted By Anapplesnail
I got leeches that KO'd my tank several years...

I got leeches that KO'd my tank several years ago. Everything in a 20 gallon died; even the snails. I bleached everything to death. Beware plants from certain pet stores!
Forum: Lighting 08-22-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Anapplesnail
Technically, algae has the edge over plants in...

Technically, algae has the edge over plants in low-CO2 environments. I find some slight increase in algae persistence with my split photoperiod and poor tank-room air circulation. But a lowered...
Forum: DIY 08-20-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,695
Posted By Anapplesnail
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8290/7823459424_0779...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8290/7823459424_07796f0e0a.jpg

Here is my 4S XM-L array. For instructional purposes:

Forward voltage: 3v
Forward current: 2A

Array voltage: 12v
Array...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-20-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By Anapplesnail
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7268/7823459114_b388...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7268/7823459114_b388c24eb5.jpg

Light is partly built. I need to add a fan to it and modify the hood enclosure for it. Sometime in the next month I hope to start...
Forum: DIY 08-17-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,695
Posted By Anapplesnail
Feel free to use these 3...

Feel free to use these 3 (series/parallel/horrible mash) diagrams.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7804016364_b59f4140cf.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8301/7804016416_4ccb2f2b68.jpg
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Forum: Aquascaping 08-17-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By Anapplesnail
I ran the Marineland Hex 5 in college with a...

I ran the Marineland Hex 5 in college with a dozen tetras, some apple snails, and whatever plants I could find at the LFS. Recently I resurrected the same thing with locally-sourced wild Hydrilla. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-17-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By Anapplesnail
I'll set one up and see what happens. I have a 5...

I'll set one up and see what happens. I have a 5 gallon hex, and I will be upgrading to a 20 gallon hex. I don't know how elaborate my lighting and circulation will be yet, but I will be using...
Forum: Lighting 08-16-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Anapplesnail
Are there other issues with submerged LEDs? I...

Are there other issues with submerged LEDs? I suppose you'd want to isolate the wires and perhaps the optical silicone from hungry snails, but how much algae grows on underwater Crees?
Forum: Tank Journals 08-16-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By Anapplesnail
20 gallon hex - Fish, not soup!

I've had my old 5-gallon hexagonal acrylic aquarium running with flame tetras and snails. It killed off the shrimp and 2 snails, but I now have one more tetra than I bought. The hydrilla (From a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-15-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By Anapplesnail
I had an apple snail who ate fish. I had a 20g...

I had an apple snail who ate fish. I had a 20g in high school with apple snails, ghost shrimp, and twenty neon tetras. One day, I had 19...then 18... and no bodies were showing up.

One day I saw...
Forum: Lighting 08-13-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,708
Posted By Anapplesnail
Check the forward voltages of your colored LEDs. ...

Check the forward voltages of your colored LEDs. If they do not match quite exactly, more current will go through one than the other when they are wired in parallel.
Forum: Lighting 08-10-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Anapplesnail
Phew. 2200 mA on those XM-Ls will run you around...

Phew. 2200 mA on those XM-Ls will run you around around 900 lumens per XM-L, or 2700L total - about one and a half 35W CFL twisties. To dim it down, you'll either mess with the driver, buy another,...
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