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Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By Harry Muscle
Yes glass tanks are torsion boxes but to take...

Yes glass tanks are torsion boxes but to take advantage of the strength such a torsion box provides you are putting extra unnecessary strain on the seams. Again it comes down to how much risk are...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By Harry Muscle
Rimmed glass tanks can be supported in just the...

Rimmed glass tanks can be supported in just the corners, but whether they should be is another question ... probably a better way to phrase it is are you comfortable with supporting just the corners...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By Harry Muscle
The support of a tank only on the four corners is...

The support of a tank only on the four corners is something that seems to get repeated a lot but there's isn't much basis for it. Yes you can technically only support a tank on its corners but that...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Harry Muscle
Moving ~600GPH in a shrimplet safe way

I need to add more water movement to my upcoming 112G tank. My sump will be moving around 400GPH so I'm hoping to add around 600GPH of water flow via some sort of pump/powerhead/etc.

Since the...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Harry Muscle
Koralia 240 or 425 and 12mm glass?

Does anyone know the maximum thickness of glass that a Koralia 240 or 425 can be used on? I'm getting a tank made with 1/2" (12mm) glass and I'm wondering if the magnets on this pump would work.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By Harry Muscle
Planned Water Flow for 112G

I'm in the process of planning (and slowly setting up) a 112G low tech jungle tank and I was looking for input on the amount of flow I will have.

The tank is 5 feet long, 18" front to back, and...
Forum: DIY 06-21-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 15,679
Posted By Harry Muscle
I also have a full thread on it with lots more...

I also have a full thread on it with lots more details:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=867209

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: DIY 06-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 15,679
Posted By Harry Muscle
If you're willing to wait I'm working on a light...

If you're willing to wait I'm working on a light controller that has similar functionality to this one (just lights ... none of the extras that I think have been added in the last few pages) and it...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,667
Posted By Harry Muscle
To each his own I guess. Plywood is considered...

To each his own I guess. Plywood is considered quite dimensionally stable, even around water. MDF and particle board is a different story. For the price differences I'm happy with plywood.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,667
Posted By Harry Muscle
I looked into building a stand myself, but i just...

I looked into building a stand myself, but i just don't have the time ... I even priced things out and to build a similar stand myself I'd be looking at around $500 just for supplies. So another...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-18-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,667
Posted By Harry Muscle
I've looked into that option, however, I'm in...

I've looked into that option, however, I'm in Canada and custom cabinetry work here is quite expensive. The plywood stand (no MDF) from Miracles is around the $1000 mark. Anything else custom made...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-17-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,667
Posted By Harry Muscle
I went to visit Miracles Aquariums on Monday and...

I went to visit Miracles Aquariums on Monday and again today. I decided to order the 112G tank instead of the 90G. I also placed an order for a custom maple plywood stand. The new tank dimensions...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Harry Muscle
I've thought about that ... but I can just reach...

I've thought about that ... but I can just reach the bottom back in a 24x18 tank so 24x24 would make things a little hard to work on unfortunately.

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Harry Muscle
I tried reaching the back of a 90G at the LFS and...

I tried reaching the back of a 90G at the LFS and with a few inches of gravel I surprisingly didn't have that much trouble. I guess I have long arms [emoji3].

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Harry Muscle
112G instead of 90G?

I'm going to be placing my order for a new tank and stand with Miracles Aquarium on Monday. I was originally going to go with a standard 90G tank (48x18x24) and a stand to match.

However, I've...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-06-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 29,876
Posted By Harry Muscle
Here's my 5G from a few years ago ... ...

Here's my 5G from a few years ago ...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HsFMrSHaQbU/S_WIDBSHMpI/AAAAAAAAAFI/Ykubtcenjdk/s800/IMG_1253.JPG
...
Forum: Lighting 06-06-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Harry Muscle
Satellite Plus Pro or Ecoxotic E Series over 18" front to back tank?

Anyone use the Current Satellite Plus Pro or Ecoxotic E Series light over a tank that is 18" front to back (75G, 90G, etc.)?

I'm planning on setting up a low tech tank so both of these lights...
Forum: Lighting 06-06-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Harry Muscle
Planted+ 24/7 Flashing

I just wanted to confirm something about the Finnex Planted+ 24/7 fixture from those who already have theirs. Does the fixture flash every time the RGBW color values are changed with the remote? ...
Forum: Lighting 06-03-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Harry Muscle
Few high power LEDs vs many low power LEDs

I'm doing more light research and I was looking for opinions or details on what is generally considered better ... a light with a relatively few high powered LEDs or a light with relatively many low...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-31-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By Harry Muscle
Here's my 55G from a few years back. ...

Here's my 55G from a few years back.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-__e2I_l9-uk/VPPRNlzKXBI/AAAAAAAAAXY/ajMAeSUJY6M/s800/IMG_0652.JPG

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Tank Journals 05-26-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,667
Posted By Harry Muscle
I finally got to check out some of the stuff I've...

I finally got to check out some of the stuff I've been ordering over the last few months (I ship things to a relative's place to save a bundle on shipping costs).

Turns out I received a larger...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By Harry Muscle
Anyone know why the hanging holes have been...

Anyone know why the hanging holes have been removed in the most recent version?

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: DIY 05-15-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Harry Muscle
Arduino keeps time internally. It probably won't...

Arduino keeps time internally. It probably won't be super accurate over a long time but over a day it should be fine. One advantage of using an RTC is that it keeps the time even when the device...
Forum: DIY 05-15-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Harry Muscle
Unfortunately the Uno doesn't have enough ROM...

Unfortunately the Uno doesn't have enough ROM space for the RTC library in addition to all the existing code. [emoji20]

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Tank Journals 05-14-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,667
Posted By Harry Muscle
I originally wanted to go for T5 lights from...

I originally wanted to go for T5 lights from Catalina, however, they removed the lights I was thinking of getting from their site. I emailed them and they can still be ordered but obviously they are...
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