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Forum: Lighting   04-06-2016, 01:07 PM
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Posted By ucrdave
How many gallons is your tank?

How many gallons is your tank?
Forum: Lighting   04-06-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,889
Posted By ucrdave
.5 watt LEDs are a minimum for most light...

.5 watt LEDs are a minimum for most light fixtures to be viable cost wise. I'd suggest finding something on eBay or amazon. I purchased my 155 watt high power led adjustable color temp fixture from...
Forum: Lighting   04-03-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,889
Posted By ucrdave
In general, if a tank is small 5 gallons or less)...

In general, if a tank is small 5 gallons or less) calculators break down. For a take that's 2.5 gallons you need very little light!even 13 watts is too much. You could use a ~ 6 watt or less over...
Forum: DIY   07-02-2014, 07:25 PM
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Posted By ucrdave
This sounds like a great idea. I would hope you...

This sounds like a great idea. I would hope you start this soon. He does sell the PAR meters, just contact him directly on his page or email.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-20-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By ucrdave
Man i wouldnt mind getting one of those tanks...

Man i wouldnt mind getting one of those tanks from you. The person I was going to buy from keeps saying hell meet me then stops responding . then I start it all over the next day. I dont think hes...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-19-2014, 10:02 AM
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Posted By ucrdave
I have a 20 oz paintball tank with an azoo dual...

I have a 20 oz paintball tank with an azoo dual gauge regulator + solenoid. I have another regulator but DIY and need a paintball tank. Ill be finding something local hopefully. For my main tank i...
Forum: Plants   06-19-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By ucrdave
If they're continuing to die there could be...

If they're continuing to die there could be another reason. What the temperature of the water? Ive had this plant before but because my tank water was too warm due to being outside and in southern...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By ucrdave
Yeah it seems to be the fastest method with...

Yeah it seems to be the fastest method with virtually no harmful chemical residue to deal with. Btw you could always just keep a decent amount of h2o2 in a container and use the plunger on the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By ucrdave
Cleaning your diffuser

BTW I do notice some green algae on the diffuser. You can use a solution of bleach and water (cap full to half cup of water) or 100% bleach, or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) (peroxide). Follow the steps...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-19-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By ucrdave
Usually you never want to wait for it to go away...

Usually you never want to wait for it to go away on its own. That is a glass tank so you can use a razor blade to scrape the algae off. You can also use a scrubber. One of the easy ways is to get a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-18-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By ucrdave
according to this guy ...

according to this guy

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=4934313&postcount=1241

he did this with no co2 or ferts. that would mean hes doing quite a few water changes or lots of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-18-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 341
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Posted By ucrdave
still a beautiful tank, glad you were able to...

still a beautiful tank, glad you were able to fill it out
Forum: DIY   06-18-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 732
Views: 181,357
Posted By ucrdave
Cant wait to see the updates. Thank you for the...

Cant wait to see the updates. Thank you for the prompt email and known availability. Ill make sure to stash away funds till next month =) Ive already spent too much on getting my two 5 gal nano...
Forum: DIY   06-17-2014, 06:57 PM
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Views: 181,357
Posted By ucrdave
Are these still being sold?

Are these still being sold?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-14-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,171
Posted By ucrdave
Unfortunately I have no info for you about what...

Unfortunately I have no info for you about what you're experiencing. I recently started my shrimp tank but am using black sand. I would have prefered using ada or fluval stratum but I'm working...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By ucrdave
does this tank have injected co2 or are you using...

does this tank have injected co2 or are you using excel or api co2 booster?
Forum: Lighting   04-09-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,889
Posted By ucrdave
Yes, having a reflector factor is necessary,...

Yes, having a reflector factor is necessary, however I cant calculate my way toward a factor and have confidence in the result. If I were to have measurements, then I could calculate a factor for...
Forum: Lighting   04-08-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By ucrdave
I've been using it for about 3 - 4 weeks, and i...

I've been using it for about 3 - 4 weeks, and i have tremendous growth. However i do notice that the bulbs are not very good quality. Since I dont have my tanks in any competitions, Im not too...
Forum: Lighting   04-08-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,889
Posted By ucrdave
HOW TO Calculate your tank lighting (in LSI)

HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR TANK LIGHTING (in LSI)


(LSI, LUX, & WPG included in MS Excel Calculator)

I will show you the way to calculate your Lumens per square inch (LSI). This method does NOT...
Forum: Lighting   04-08-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By ucrdave
I have the same fixture with the tubes that came...

I have the same fixture with the tubes that came with it. Hoppy did a post with the dual tube, not quad tube, so I'm interested in what is posted.
Forum: Lighting   04-08-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By ucrdave
From what i know from biology, physics, and...

From what i know from biology, physics, and forums
1. Yes it will help plants fill in faster. More photosynthesis renders more plant growth. Make sure there are ferts in the water you add to the...
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