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Forum: DIY 11-28-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By jflng
I'm not at home to check right now, but I think I...

I'm not at home to check right now, but I think I got a Johnson 500gph bilge pump from BassPro, and whatever cheap float switch that was next to it in the store. I think it was 24VDC, but I could be...
Forum: DIY 11-26-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By jflng
I stuck a cheap bilge pump in a small plastic...

I stuck a cheap bilge pump in a small plastic tub. Old aquarium water enters from the PVC and is routed elsewhere through the hose when the pump activates:...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-25-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,384
Posted By jflng
I've been getting Black Friday emails from Bulk...

I've been getting Black Friday emails from Bulk Reef Supply and That Fish Place. I think BRS might have a few discounted RO systems.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-29-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By jflng
Your TV screen is not a constant image like a...

Your TV screen is not a constant image like a mirror would be. It redraws and refreshes itself at a certain rate. The faster that happens for any given screen, the more chance there is that a fish...
Forum: DIY 09-27-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By jflng
Nice! What do you expect the fish/plant...

Nice!

What do you expect the fish/plant output will be on this system?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-21-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By jflng
That would probably be best.

That would probably be best.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-21-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By jflng
Do they have a scent?

Do they have a scent?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-20-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By jflng
You'll probably lose the flowers sooner if you...

You'll probably lose the flowers sooner if you repot it now. I'd wait it out for a little while.

When it comes time to repot it, look up semi-hydro for orchids....
Forum: DIY 09-09-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By jflng
Look at about 11:18 into the video. Attached to...

Look at about 11:18 into the video. Attached to the end of the airline hose on the top is a check valve. It's used to start and keep the siphon.

I just skipped through the video, and can't use...
Forum: DIY 09-09-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By jflng
I use these on all the tanks on my shrimp rack...

I use these on all the tanks on my shrimp rack for water changes. I thought they were great at first, but then the check valves started failing... They do work well, but I have to keep a a close eye...
Forum: DIY 08-29-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By jflng
:) Neither a student nor football fan here (not a...

:) Neither a student nor football fan here (not a typical one anyway). I also don't have much interest in complicating my water change routine (well, maybe I do to some degree). My system already...
Forum: DIY 08-28-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By jflng
I get what you're saying. Not a bad idea. It...

I get what you're saying. Not a bad idea. It still might not be as accurate as I'd like, but I think I'll try it anyway.
Forum: DIY 08-27-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By jflng
I didn't expect 100% accuracy. I already have a...

I didn't expect 100% accuracy. I already have a good idea of how much water I'm changing, but figured there had to be some loss of new water somewhere, from temp difference, how well the water is...
Forum: DIY 08-27-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By jflng
But won't the temperatures of the water going in...

But won't the temperatures of the water going in and out impact how much is displaced? I imagine that not as much water would be changed if I fed the tanks with warmer water. Also, some new water is...
Forum: DIY 08-27-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By jflng
Is there a calculation for....

Water displacement when changing water by using an overflow system rather than vacuuming old water out first?

Suppose I add 15 gallons of water at 74 to a 40 gallon tank at 76; is there a...
Forum: DIY 07-27-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By jflng
Maybe so. I haven't used every valve on the...

Maybe so. I haven't used every valve on the market, but the two different airline valves I tried leaked (including the blue ones linked above). I haven't had any problems with the drip irrigation...
Forum: DIY 07-27-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By jflng
The airline valves will most likely leak. Check...

The airline valves will most likely leak. Check out my link above. Drip irrigation valves found at Home Depot/Lowes are the way to go.
Forum: DIY 07-27-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By jflng
The Dripper 4850-ZL9 Ultimate SE Pro...

The Dripper 4850-ZL9 Ultimate SE Pro (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=171954&highlight=)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-01-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By jflng
I honestly have no idea how to calibrate it. You...

I honestly have no idea how to calibrate it. You can probably find a manual online. I'd guess that you have to put it in a solution of fluid with a known TDS, and turn a dial somewhere on the meter...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-31-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By jflng
It's fine for top offs as long as it's pure...

It's fine for top offs as long as it's pure distilled water.

The difference in properly distilled water and quality RO water is negligible, but distilled will generally win if there's any...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-31-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By jflng
Your TDS meter may need to be calibrated. Buy a...

Your TDS meter may need to be calibrated. Buy a gallon of distilled water, and test it with your meter. It should read 0.
Forum: DIY 04-29-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 30,691
Posted By jflng
This DIY is worth bringing back up once in a...

This DIY is worth bringing back up once in a while. It's been a long time since anyone has posted anything here, so I'll move it to the top with a bad cell phone pic of the Wasser-Controller I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-13-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By jflng
Yes, I do have carbons, but this thing is bigger...

Yes, I do have carbons, but this thing is bigger than all of my carbons. Maybe it's the queen :). It's about the same size or slightly bigger than my babaultis. The colors are different, but the body...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-13-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By jflng
Newfangled shrimp

This guy was hanging out with my marmorkrebs. I have no idea where it came from or what it is.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii90/cryptorhythms/Plantimals/S-3268_zpsc6fc15d8.jpg...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-13-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,111
Posted By jflng
It's generally hard to convince me that a trip to...

It's generally hard to convince me that a trip to the doctor is necessary, but I wouldn't hesitate a minute if I thought I had an infection that may have stemmed from anything in my aquariums. While...
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