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Forum: Tank Journals Today, 12:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By skoram
It was some Korean brand ... they don't sell the...

It was some Korean brand ... they don't sell the standard brands like Hydroton or LECA here. Fortunately, after further testing it doesn't seem like the clay media has a very large impact on my pH....
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By skoram
wow, gorgeous tank. I love the multi-level...

wow, gorgeous tank. I love the multi-level hardscape with dense branches.
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By skoram
I love the simple and elegant look of this tank. ...

I love the simple and elegant look of this tank.

When I first saw "MTS" I thought "Mineralized Topsoil" which is another term frequently used by people on this forum, but quickly realized that you...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 01:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By skoram
Daisy Mae, thank you for the wonderful compliment...

Daisy Mae, thank you for the wonderful compliment :) It was definitely a huge pain in the butt trying to do all this in the confines of a tiny Seoul apartment. To make matters worse, I had to all the...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By skoram
The tank has evolved a bit since my last update...

The tank has evolved a bit since my last update about 2 months ago. Most of the plants have been doing quite well, especially the Maranta leuconeura (prayer plant) which continues to sprout new...
Forum: DIY 08-20-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By skoram
that's a really beautiful stand. excellent...

that's a really beautiful stand. excellent craftsmanship.

To the OP: I'm also 6'3" and recently made a 1 meter tall stand (about 39 inches) but for a 50 gallon tank. I think that, as long as you...
Forum: DIY 08-10-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By skoram
wow, fantastic craftsmanship. really beautiful...

wow, fantastic craftsmanship. really beautiful stand. wish I had your woodworking skills. Can't wait to see the final result with the tank on top.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-07-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By skoram
as long as they are not parasitic/harmful to fish...

as long as they are not parasitic/harmful to fish I have no problem with them and definitely don't want to medicate unless absolutely necessary.

on the contrary, seems like they will make a nice...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-06-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By skoram
Thanks Kindafishy! I think you are right. I don't...

Thanks Kindafishy! I think you are right. I don't think they could be parasites as parasites generally need a host to grow and survive, and there are no hosts in the tank aside from snails.

The...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-06-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By skoram
Undulating Worm ID

I set up a riparium a few months ago that has no livestock yet aside from some snails that hatched in the tank.

As I was inspecting the water yesterday, I noticed a lot of small organisms in...
Forum: DIY 08-06-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By skoram
I finally got around to installing the LEDs into...

I finally got around to installing the LEDs into my steel pipe fixture this week :

http://i.imgur.com/MkRsRAo.jpg

I wanted to see what the light would be like without the reflectors. I found...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-01-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,639
Posted By skoram
really smart and somewhat surprisingly looks very...

really smart and somewhat surprisingly looks very stylish :hihi:

Love the tank btw :icon_smil
Forum: Tank Journals 08-01-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,528
Posted By skoram
Your tank is gorgeous and the planned setup looks...

Your tank is gorgeous and the planned setup looks really promising. Are you going to have to tear everything down in a month when you move into your new house?

Couldn't agree with you more about...
Forum: DIY 08-01-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By skoram
yea sorry I meant 20/255 brightness steps from...

yea sorry I meant 20/255 brightness steps from the Arduino and 0.4V out of 5 volts on the PWM signal (measured with a multimeter). I really appreciate you continuously checking my assumptions for...
Forum: DIY 07-31-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By skoram
After I got home from work today I was finally...

After I got home from work today I was finally able to test the LED using my Arduino and a basic analogwrite sketch. As soon as I hit the switch I realized that these Vero 18s are waaaaay overkill...
Forum: DIY 07-31-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By skoram
Thanks O2! I'm pretty pleased with how it looks...

Thanks O2! I'm pretty pleased with how it looks as well. An added benefit is that supposedly this fan/heatsink system is supposed to be much more effective than a regular fan. I originally wanted to...
Forum: DIY 07-30-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By skoram
you hit the nail on the head Guppy. i just...

you hit the nail on the head Guppy. i just checked the Coralux site and it says the LED outputs shut off when there is no PWM signal. that solves that problem.

Sent from my LG-F240S using Tapatalk
Forum: DIY 07-30-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By skoram
I finally received all of the parts for my LED...

I finally received all of the parts for my LED system. Just off the top of my head:

Bridgelux Vero 18 (Decor) 5600 90CRI X3
Spotlight Cooler 38W Heatsink X3
SynJet ZFlow75 12V PWM Fan X3
Ledil...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-21-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,628
Posted By skoram
wow really well done. it looks amazing. any...

wow really well done. it looks amazing.

any chance we can get a plant list and any other technical aspects of the tank (i.e. water features, misting system, etc.)?
Forum: DIY 07-20-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By skoram
Thank you MrMan :) Yes, the peak was 92 mA. I was...

Thank you MrMan :) Yes, the peak was 92 mA. I was worried because 500 mA is well over 92 x 3 mA and I wasn't sure what would happen due to the extra current. I assume there is some internal...
Forum: DIY 07-20-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By skoram
Putting aside the PWM control for now, can I...

Putting aside the PWM control for now, can I power these fans using a normal 12V wall adapter with say 0.5 - 1A current? I have everything I need now to setup the LEDs for continous 100% output (no...
Forum: DIY 07-18-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By skoram
OK ... I was actually thinking about connecting...

OK ... I was actually thinking about connecting the fan to the PWM output directly on the controller, not on the LED LDD driver. But now I realize the fans also need a "driver" of sorts to adjust the...
Forum: DIY 07-17-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By skoram
Actually I purchased the Synjet ZFlow75: ...

Actually I purchased the Synjet ZFlow75:

http://www.aavid.com/sites/default/files/products/led/Aavid-SynJet-ZFlow75-March-2015.pdf

It's the 12V version so the current is a bit lower, but the...
Forum: DIY 07-17-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By skoram
I hope to do something like that in the future,...

I hope to do something like that in the future, set the fan speed automatically based on the temperature ... but I'm a total beginner so I need to start off slowly :P The fans I purchased are...
Forum: DIY 07-17-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By skoram
OK here's my first controller related question....

OK here's my first controller related question. Forgive me if it's a stupid one. Since I will have a separate fan and heatsink for each Vero, is it possible to connect the LED and its corresponding...
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