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Forum: DIY 05-14-2015, 08:25 PM
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Posted By kman
Looking great, Rob!

Looking great, Rob!
Forum: DIY 05-14-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,362
Posted By kman
You're going to like it. I recommend reading the...

You're going to like it. I recommend reading the thread backwards from the end, to get the current working code. Since AH disappeared, the earlier posts can't be updated, and there were some issues...
Forum: Lighting 05-13-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 90,882
Posted By kman
Hard to say the exact spread. You're likely to...

Hard to say the exact spread. You're likely to get some higher PAR than before where the two lights overlap the most. I'd say give it a shot at 75%, and if you start noticing any issues in the...
Forum: DIY 05-11-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,057
Posted By kman
Very impressive work! I look forward to seeing...

Very impressive work! I look forward to seeing it all come together.

That's a slick collection of auto-dosers in the cabinet underneath. What are you dosing with them?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-11-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 760,683
Posted By kman
You might pull apart the motor to check your...

You might pull apart the motor to check your impeller and see if it needs cleaning, or if it's worn. Replacement impellers for the AC20 filters are fairly inexpensive, IIRC. That's the only real...
Forum: Lighting 05-11-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 90,882
Posted By kman
Great breakdown, Dmarksvr! I've not seen those...

Great breakdown, Dmarksvr! I've not seen those numbers collected for comparison before.
Forum: Lighting 05-09-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 90,882
Posted By kman
The Satellite Plus PRO and the E-Series are...

The Satellite Plus PRO and the E-Series are nearly the same light, just built in a differently-shaped body. Specs are nearly identical down the line, and price is very similar as well. Wide, thin...
Forum: Lighting 05-06-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 90,882
Posted By kman
The same controller works with the Sat+ Pro and...

The same controller works with the Sat+ Pro and the Sat+. ;) (Different code upload, but the conversion work has already been done)

The nice thing about standardizing on one type of light is one...
Forum: Lighting 05-05-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 90,882
Posted By kman
I hear you, on the original controller. It was...

I hear you, on the original controller. It was definitely a learning experience, complete with lots of new skills. Minor coding, figuring stuff out, soldering... it was a bit involved. I do think...
Forum: Lighting 05-05-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 90,882
Posted By kman
Sounds like a lot of hacking when all you need is...

Sounds like a lot of hacking when all you need is the Sat+ (or two, if you want) and a good IR controller, like the iAqua Lite. Full control over 4 different lighting levels, and smooth crossfades...
Forum: DIY 05-04-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 61,035
Posted By kman
Wifi is handy but I refer a hard line for...

Wifi is handy but I refer a hard line for anything fixed in place. Save wifi bandwidth for laptops and iPads. It's not dependable enough, IMO, for permanent installations, and a PITA to...
Forum: DIY 04-30-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,362
Posted By kman
Very kind of you, although again, I'm perfectly...

Very kind of you, although again, I'm perfectly happy to paypal you $20. Have a couple of beers on me. :)

PM sent.
Forum: DIY 04-30-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 61,035
Posted By kman
Good idea. I would add that the relevant code...

Good idea. I would add that the relevant code sections should be well annotated. ;)
Forum: DIY 04-29-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,362
Posted By kman
Hey, Fodder, if xtremeb doesn't want it, I'll...

Hey, Fodder, if xtremeb doesn't want it, I'll take that extra case off your hands! Happy to pay your for the case plus reasonable shipping fees.

Bummer if the Zigo thing doesn't straighten out. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,256
Posted By kman
Your link still has the "s" in httpS. Paste in...

Your link still has the "s" in httpS. Paste in the link again, and delete that "s" and it'll work fine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSgItZw5vfw
Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,256
Posted By kman
I'll bet a local plastics shop could make one...

I'll bet a local plastics shop could make one really easily, for pretty cheap.

Or maybe you can convince Mr. Krabs to make an extra set and sell it to you. ;)
Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,256
Posted By kman
I prefer to click through to YouTube and watch...

I prefer to click through to YouTube and watch them larger anyway, but it's simple to embed a YouTube video: Just paste the link and the board's server automatically sets it up.

There's one trick:...
Forum: DIY 04-23-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 59,032
Posted By kman
^^ Arduino has updated their software from 1.0.6...

^^ Arduino has updated their software from 1.0.6 to 1.6.3 or something like that, and there are a LOT of sketches that won't compile correctly until the new version without making changes. You might...
Forum: DIY 04-23-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 79,107
Posted By kman
Me? I have both Sat+ and E-Series on my main...

Me? I have both Sat+ and E-Series on my main tank.
Forum: DIY 04-22-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 79,107
Posted By kman
I never tried it. I have since moved over to the...

I never tried it. I have since moved over to the iAqua Lite for my smooth fading needs. :) (which borrowed Curt's crossfade code, IIRC)

Now I have to decide if I'm going to sell my two...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,256
Posted By kman
Oh, and when you're ready to seriously unlock the...

Oh, and when you're ready to seriously unlock the power of your light:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=783426

(after you read the first couple of posts, be sure to go to the...
Forum: DIY 04-22-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 79,107
Posted By kman
No problem, thanks for the link! I added a...

No problem, thanks for the link! I added a pointer to it to help people with future issues. If I think about it, at some point, I'll zip up all the libraries I used, so working versions will all be...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,256
Posted By kman
Most people seem to use bent conduit pipe (cheap...

Most people seem to use bent conduit pipe (cheap and strong), which looks decent when painted black, or a shelf or something similar above, to suspend their lights.

Popular hanging bits include...
Forum: DIY 04-22-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 79,107
Posted By kman
Oh, wow, that's good to know. What's the...

Oh, wow, that's good to know.

What's the link to the updated file? I'll edit my post, if I can, and add the new one with the version that works.

Or, yeesh, maybe I should just package up all...
Forum: DIY 04-21-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 79,107
Posted By kman
One more thought: I know we have addressed...

One more thought:

I know we have addressed the library folder, but make sure that you are saving the sketch under the Arduino folder in your document section.
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