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Forum: Equipment   02-26-2016, 12:35 AM
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Posted By jotape65
Thanks for all the replies. It seems apparent the...

Thanks for all the replies. It seems apparent the little black balls I was seeing where not associated with the filter or impeller for that matter. My workspace was actually the kitchen counter and...
Forum: Equipment   02-25-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jotape65
Does Eheim impeller has ball bearings?

I was cleaning my Eheim Ecco 2236 canister filer today. I took the impeller out and put it back in. When I can cleaning up after putting the filter back on the tank I noticed my workspace had a...
Forum: Equipment   12-31-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By jotape65
I use a 2234 plus a powerhead on my 40B

I use a 2234 plus a powerhead on my 40B
Forum: Tank Journals   09-15-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,640
Posted By jotape65
Thank's 2in10. The vals do need a trim.

Thank's 2in10. The vals do need a trim.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-13-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,640
Posted By jotape65
Happy birthday tank!

Happy birthday tank!
Forum: Tank Journals   09-13-2011, 02:28 AM
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Views: 10,640
Posted By jotape65
one year post

Here is how we look at the one year mark.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-21-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,335
Posted By jotape65
Another month goes by. The new algae at hand is...

Another month goes by. The new algae at hand is BBA. Started dosing some Excel to try to get rid of it. Also lowered the photo period.
...
Forum: Lighting   04-04-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,595
Posted By jotape65
Found this cool online resistor led calculator: ...

Found this cool online resistor led calculator:

http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz

I think I will use a constant voltage supply instead of a constant current driver.
Forum: Lighting   04-04-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,595
Posted By jotape65
Thanks dbossman. I think statistronics 300mA...

Thanks dbossman. I think statistronics 300mA driver might do the job.
Forum: Lighting   04-04-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,595
Posted By jotape65
Thanks for the suggestions! I tested the...

Thanks for the suggestions!

I tested the LEDs using a 12 volt supply across different sets of 3 LEDs series with a 25 ohm resistor (500mA current) and they all lit up, so I know wiring is correct....
Forum: Lighting   04-03-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,595
Posted By jotape65
Driving ten 3w chinese LEDs

I purchase ten 3W leds from ebay, which I am trying to drive in series using the "Waterproof 320mA 20W Power Constant Current Source LED Driver (85~265V)" from dealextreme. It is not working. The...
Forum: Lighting   04-01-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,548
Posted By jotape65
In my 20G long tank I have a Marineland Single...

In my 20G long tank I have a Marineland Single Bright LED fixture, which according to some should not be good for growing plants. Its a "low light" setup, with C02, weekly dosing, eco complete...
Forum: Equipment   03-23-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,220
Posted By jotape65
Here is what i did for my 20G jaggedfury...

Here is what i did for my 20G

jaggedfury paintball setup from SnS $50
Bubble counter with check valve from eBay $10
20oz paintball bottle $16
CO2 fillup $4

Grand total $80

I set the...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-23-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,335
Posted By jotape65
Started dosing micro and macro ferts on March 14....

Started dosing micro and macro ferts on March 14. Started to develop algae problems in the tank (I am officially an algae grower). Some BGA which I dosed with H2O2, and it went away. Also some Brown...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-09-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,335
Posted By jotape65
Last Sunday I trimmed the rotalas and added some...

Last Sunday I trimmed the rotalas and added some nice plants I got at the SandS.

Today my 88g CO2 tank was reading almost empty. When I first installed there was a big fizz which subsided after...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-06-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,089
Posted By jotape65
Great. Many thanks.

Great. Many thanks.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-06-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,089
Posted By jotape65
So I made a 4dkh solution as per instructions...

So I made a 4dkh solution as per instructions from Hoppi. If I put two the two Red Sea CO2 indicator drops prescribed, what color is the solution supposed to turn?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-04-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,089
Posted By jotape65
So I have the opposite problem. I put the Red Sea...

So I have the opposite problem. I put the Red Sea CO2 indicator drops in the aquarium water and the solution turn immediately blue. I tried water from the tap, and its the same thing. I have well...
Forum: Equipment   03-03-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,275
Posted By jotape65
The double is brighter than the single ( I have...

The double is brighter than the single ( I have both ).
Forum: Lighting   03-03-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,247
Posted By jotape65
I have both, and can say the double bright is...

I have both, and can say the double bright is brighter than the single. They both run cool. On a shallow tank like yours I would choose the double for medium light.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-03-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By jotape65
Closed to avoid flying assorted objects ( from...

Closed to avoid flying assorted objects ( from kids ) landing inside the tank.
Forum: DIY   02-28-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 451,898
Posted By jotape65
It occurred to me for people who do not want to...

It occurred to me for people who do not want to have feed the CO2 at night into the tank, once could use a 3 way solenoid in the low pressure side and vent off the CO2 into the air. Pressure after...
Forum: Fish   02-28-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By jotape65
Here is a picture I just took. The black neon...

Here is a picture I just took. The black neon tetras came out just for the picture. Tank is a 20G long with eco-complete substrate, root tabs, marineland single bright led light. I just started the...
Forum: Lighting   02-28-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,691
Posted By jotape65
Currently growing java ferns, jungle vals and...

Currently growing java ferns, jungle vals and anubias. They all look happy. Picture here:
...
Forum: Lighting   02-27-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,691
Posted By jotape65
I have a 36" Marineland double bright led over...

I have a 36" Marineland double bright led over my 40g breeder. Petco is selling them for $140. Too much?
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