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Forum: Equipment 01-15-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By dustbust_1
Hi. I have a 7.5 gal DIY build I did with a false...

Hi. I have a 7.5 gal DIY build I did with a false wall/overflow to hide all the equipment.

Can I place my Co2 diffuser back there or does it need to be in the display?

Thanks guys/gals
...
Forum: Fish 12-29-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By dustbust_1
I honestly thought the "do not release" only...

I honestly thought the "do not release" only pertained to non-native species. I know see that there is a lot to it than just releasing a possible invasive species. Never thought about parasites and...
Forum: Fish 12-29-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By dustbust_1
ya, i would set a minnow trap. These prob sunnys...

ya, i would set a minnow trap. These prob sunnys would be in a MN themed tank so no other fish would exist except for native MN fish. Therefore no worries about transmitting diseases to my aquarium
...
Forum: Fish 12-29-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By dustbust_1
never thought about introducing aquarium trade...

never thought about introducing aquarium trade diseases. So I suppose the fish will end up on the dinner plate.

do you have an online resource? I like the idea of knowing exactly what im getting....
Forum: Fish 12-29-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By dustbust_1
game fish question

2 part

Can I order game fish online somewhere or do I have to trap them as babies in a local lake (if legal)

what species would be best kept with plants.

my plan would be to release them...
Forum: DIY 11-25-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By dustbust_1
is it a 40g breeder? If those lights are the 5mm...

is it a 40g breeder? If those lights are the 5mm LEDs they are pretty much worthless. Id say at a bare minimum you could get away with something like this
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By dustbust_1
Id just use the magnum to lessen the clutter. But...

Id just use the magnum to lessen the clutter. But like Kcoscia said. Over filtering is never a problem in freshwater.
Forum: DIY 11-22-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By dustbust_1
Thanks Skanderson, never thought of that. Makes...

Thanks Skanderson, never thought of that. Makes sense.
Forum: DIY 11-21-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By dustbust_1
K, here is the updated version. Still using...

K, here is the updated version.

Still using Steves LEDs

power:
http://www.ledgroupbuy.com/180w-48v-3-75a-dc-power-supply/

drivers:
2 x...
Forum: DIY 11-21-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By dustbust_1
Plan of attack number 2 in the works. Thanks for...

Plan of attack number 2 in the works. Thanks for the input guys.
Forum: DIY 11-21-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By dustbust_1
here are the LEDs ...

here are the LEDs

http://shop.stevesleds.com/LUXEON-ES-3-Watt-LEDs_c27.htm

I should mention this is my second LED setup and im a novice on the subject.
Forum: DIY 11-20-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By dustbust_1
can someone check my LED wiring?

I think I have it nailed but if any pros could way in that would be great!

I will be using Steves LEds (luxeons)

drivers will be
...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-17-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By dustbust_1
K, #1 it is. Those of you who have experience....

K, #1 it is. Those of you who have experience. These are all separate pieces. Is it better to stainless steel screw them all together before or after I soak them? I want to say before but it might...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-16-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By dustbust_1
I will rough up the end of the piece thats going...

I will rough up the end of the piece thats going to stick out of the water to look like it broke.
Forum: Aquascaping 05-16-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By dustbust_1
Help me decide my 40b driftwood layout

Here are 2 layouts so far. The pics are bad and don't do either layout justice. Not sure what plants im going with. I just scribbled green in for viewing purposes.

Thoughts?

And yes thats...
Forum: DIY 05-15-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By dustbust_1
I have 12 6500k(80degree optics) over a 20g high....

I have 12 6500k(80degree optics) over a 20g high. I run about medium light. I have them dialed down to around 70%. Those alone look pretty good.

If you are really worried put them on 2 channels. ...
Forum: DIY 05-08-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,966
Posted By dustbust_1
here is the rim I made. Trust me, with 2 hands...

here is the rim I made. Trust me, with 2 hands you will not be able to break this.

I will still do a months leak test.
Forum: DIY 05-08-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,966
Posted By dustbust_1
Teak would be nice but Oak is more readily...

Teak would be nice but Oak is more readily available around here. Im actually going to use a teak oil first 2 coats, sand, stain, outdoor Poly. That will hold up to any amount of water.

Ive used...
Forum: DIY 04-26-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,254
Posted By dustbust_1
Have Chuck Norris tell your pile of wood to build...

Have Chuck Norris tell your pile of wood to build itself into a stand.

a good handsaw can do some damage with good technique and some wd-40. Clamp a straight edge for straight cuts. You can...
Forum: Lighting 04-26-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By dustbust_1
Wow, thats some power. did you build the thing...

Wow, thats some power. did you build the thing and do you have a thread? Your making it sound pretty good. I just might do it. At least the 4 channels for now. A controller can come later.

Do you...
Forum: DIY 04-26-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,966
Posted By dustbust_1
In that same argument I can flex and snap the...

In that same argument I can flex and snap the original plastic very easy. The part that will give the added strength will be the top piece. So take that same piece of oak and flex it. Yes it bends...
Forum: Lighting 04-25-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By dustbust_1
Vegas? JK Any DIY LEDs are pretty cost...

Vegas?

JK

Any DIY LEDs are pretty cost effective. PAR38 bulbs. GU10 bulbs
Forum: Lighting 04-25-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By dustbust_1
Im still toying with the idea of 4 channels. My...

Im still toying with the idea of 4 channels. My fist thoughts would be all 5k on one and the colors on the other. The color channel would basically be purple to the human eye. Id do 5k full blast or...
Forum: Lighting 04-25-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By dustbust_1
thoughts on my full spec LED

Im doing a 40 breeder. pressurized co2. Anywheres from medium to high light (dimmable leds)

Here is what I have for a DIY led layout. I know I could go with just all 6500k but thats no fun. I...
Forum: Lighting 04-25-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,249
Posted By dustbust_1
Ya id go with a PAR38, you can find a lot cheaper...

Ya id go with a PAR38, you can find a lot cheaper Knock offs. Depends on what you want to spend. One of the great things about LEDs is you can dim them. So if you find your growing more algae you can...
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