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Forum: DIY 12-07-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By PamAndJim
The sink does back up to the same wall. But, its...

The sink does back up to the same wall. But, its a pedestal sink. So, I'd have to be able to make it aesthetically pleasing. What I am thinking of is breaking through the other side of the wall...
Forum: DIY 12-06-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By PamAndJim
Thanks Zapins. When I tried Googling it, I kept...

Thanks Zapins. When I tried Googling it, I kept getting examples that were far more elaborate than what I was looking for. I'll check these out.
Forum: DIY 12-06-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By PamAndJim
I was really just looking for an easier way to do...

I was really just looking for an easier way to do the WC. But, it's kind of a slippery slope kind of thing. If I'm going to go through the trouble of running a water line to the tank, I may as well...
Forum: DIY 12-05-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By PamAndJim
Sorry, I should've been more clear in my...

Sorry, I should've been more clear in my question. I know I'll have to run a water line. I'm not sure how to go about doing it. Can I T off of the lines in the powder room some how? Many something...
Forum: DIY 12-05-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By PamAndJim
I connect a hose to the sink in the powder room...

I connect a hose to the sink in the powder room by way of a waterbed fill/drain kit. This is the bbiggest pita of the whole process as the hose is 25ft long and the tank is about 3 ft from the...
Forum: DIY 12-05-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By PamAndJim
Contemplating some type of auto water changer

My 125 shares a wall with our downstairs powder room, so I am thinking about setting up some sort of water changing system. I'm not sure of the correct terminology as it wouldn't really be an auto...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-31-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By PamAndJim
I would add more Cories. IMHO, Cories should be...

I would add more Cories. IMHO, Cories should be kept in groups of at least 6 of the same species. I would do 12 of each, or a larger group of one. I have 20 panda's in my 125.
Forum: DIY 08-12-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By PamAndJim
Thanks. I've been wanting to look into building...

Thanks. I've been wanting to look into building an arduino. But, it seems overwhelming. That last pic of yours reinforce that feeling :) But, I am a pretty handy guy and could probably figure it...
Forum: DIY 08-12-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By PamAndJim
Yes, that's them.

Yes, that's them.
Forum: DIY 08-11-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By PamAndJim
Amazon.com : 2Pcs 12V DC DIY Dosing pump...

Amazon.com : 2Pcs 12V DC DIY Dosing pump Peristaltic dosing Head with Connector For Aquarium Lab Analytic By GHH : Pet Supplies

I am open to any other options. But, I thought for the price these...
Forum: DIY 08-11-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By PamAndJim
Can I use these pumps for DIY doser?

My last attempt at assembling an auto doser failed because the pumps I bought weren't strong enough. So, I am starting over. I found these 12v pumps on Amazon for a very good price. If my thinking...
Forum: DIY 07-28-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By PamAndJim
That makes sense. I actually have 2 check valves...

That makes sense. I actually have 2 check valves on my co2 setup. Now that I think about it, even if both where to fail, the co2 system is all sealed, so there'd really be nowhere for the water to...
Forum: DIY 07-28-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By PamAndJim
Wasser, I appreciate your input, that is exactly...

Wasser, I appreciate your input, that is exactly why I posted this. In your opionion, is there a safe way to accomplish what I am trying to do? My tank is drilled and everything is run inline. There...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By PamAndJim
This is exactly what I had in mind, except there...

This is exactly what I had in mind, except there wont be barbed connections. It'll be the rigid ailine with the dosing lines slipped on. It's been working great on my co2 reactor. The nice thing...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By PamAndJim
Right now I'm looking to use what I already have....

Right now I'm looking to use what I already have. Once I figure out if it'll work like I want, then I'll upgrade the pumps. Would I be able to use the peristaltic pumps to dose in line like described...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By PamAndJim
I would use check valves to prevent back...

I would use check valves to prevent back flow/draining the tank. Would that be sufficient?

I tried raising the containers up and it worked but made it difficult to get the containers in/out. My...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By PamAndJim
DIY inline Auto Doser

I tried making a DIY auto doser using two Mini-Jet 606 like in this:
threadhttp://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/diy-aquarium-projects/49876-diy-auto-dosing-solution.html
But, I could not...
Forum: DIY 07-10-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By PamAndJim
That is exactly what I am using. It's a 1"...

That is exactly what I am using. It's a 1" strainer threaded into some 1" PVC that comes up from the bottom of the tank and sits a few inches above the substrate. The problem is not so much the...
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By PamAndJim
ideas to keep plants out of my intake.

I have a 125 gallon tank on which I am running an FX5 and an API XL (think old XP4). My tank is drilled so everything comes through the bottom. The problem is that my FX5 is so strong that I can't...
Forum: DIY 05-13-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By PamAndJim
This is actually the third reactor I have built....

This is actually the third reactor I have built. The first was a verges style. I switched to a RG style for space / routing purposes. The one I am using now is made of 4" PVC. I am downsizing because...
Forum: DIY 05-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By PamAndJim
125 gallon.

125 gallon.
Forum: DIY 05-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By PamAndJim
Unfortunately I don't have the room for a wide...

Unfortunately I don't have the room for a wide sweeping turn into the top of the reactor. Also, I will be injecting the co2 as in the original design. My question was solely focused on the flow...
Forum: DIY 05-10-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By PamAndJim
Thanks for the input. I'm not actually using a...

Thanks for the input. I'm not actually using a heater in mine. That was just a pic I found online. But, I do think I will go with the top option.
Forum: DIY 05-10-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By PamAndJim
Question about new RG reactor build

I am in the process of building a new RG reactor for my tank and have a question about how to configure the inlet. I have read somewhere that it's best to have the flow coming down from the top like...
Forum: Substrate 01-26-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By PamAndJim
Thank you for your response. To be clear, you did...

Thank you for your response. To be clear, you did this with just the AS and no additional ammonia, correct?
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