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Forum: DIY 08-20-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,634
Posted By scapegoat
Absolutely! I have to clean up my code a bit more...

Absolutely! I have to clean up my code a bit more and I'll re-release it. If you're looking for hardware inspiration, see Hunter's arduino controller. My hardware choices were basically cut and paste...
Forum: DIY 08-18-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By scapegoat
Crap you're right! I'll poke a hole in them

Crap you're right! I'll poke a hole in them
Forum: DIY 08-18-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By scapegoat
DIY: really simple fertilizer bottle for use with dosing pump

This super awesome DIY brought to you by Open Source Aquatics.

I've had my aquarium controller up and running for most of last week, but I still haven't set up my ferts because all I had were...
Forum: DIY 08-15-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,731
Posted By scapegoat
how often will you need to remove the airline?...

how often will you need to remove the airline? you could put something like a compression fitting or something somewhere. I'd go for some sort of fitting that'll allow for easy disconnect.

I...
Forum: DIY 08-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,634
Posted By scapegoat
My controller has officially been put to work....

My controller has officially been put to work. though, I've still some work to do cleaning up my maintenance room and cleaning up the wires. I also need to pick up some airlines and bigger containers...
Forum: DIY 08-15-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,731
Posted By scapegoat
If you're going to run wires to the sensor I'd...

If you're going to run wires to the sensor I'd recommend getting some wires that are already wrapped, even if it's ethernet cable. just to keep things cleaner, and better protected. if your options...
Forum: DIY 08-15-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,634
Posted By scapegoat
I love the moments when I plug things in for the...

I love the moments when I plug things in for the first time and it doesn't catch on fire! I just finished soldering the pumps and outlets an hour or so prior to testing them. It was nice to see it...
Forum: DIY 08-15-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,731
Posted By scapegoat
The pressure sensor is an analog signal, so you...

The pressure sensor is an analog signal, so you do need to be careful in regards to voltage drop on longer wires. I know for my system's layout I'll be better off running the airline tubing to my...
Forum: DIY 08-14-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,634
Posted By scapegoat
Quick video showing that the web UI works, and...

Quick video showing that the web UI works, and instantly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBmBi4KFUVQ

the pumps are all wired up, and coded. It's time to get this sucker mounted in my fish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By scapegoat
it's really just a matter of learning how to...

it's really just a matter of learning how to prepare your plants and plant them.

Most often, when planting, you can trim a large portion of the plant's root system off. With anubias, you're better...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-13-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By scapegoat
Not everyone is so insecure. Bump: Not...

Not everyone is so insecure.

Bump:

Not everyone is so insecure.
Forum: DIY 08-13-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By scapegoat
I doubt those plastic bits would offer any...

I doubt those plastic bits would offer any lateral racking protection. I wouldn't feel safe having an aquarium on something like this, other than maybe a 10g.
Forum: DIY 08-13-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,731
Posted By scapegoat
that looks awesome. are you mounting the...

that looks awesome. are you mounting the touchscreen to the project box itself?
Forum: DIY 08-06-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By scapegoat
Aluminum in water will also result in the release...

Aluminum in water will also result in the release of hydrogen gas as it corrodes. If I'm remembering correctly what I read recently.
Forum: DIY 08-04-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,634
Posted By scapegoat
small update, as I had some real work to attend...

small update, as I had some real work to attend to today.

just got the outlets and pumps attached to the front door; still have to wire them up though.

https://i.imgur.com/nXngQdE.png

I...
Forum: DIY 08-03-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,634
Posted By scapegoat
speaking of inspiration. I've ordered that...

speaking of inspiration. I've ordered that pressure sensor and am looking forward to putting it to use. I've also ordered a water level sensor. with these two analog sensors I now need to order...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-03-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By scapegoat
I'm not sure how you're having trouble running...

I'm not sure how you're having trouble running Chrome.

I use Chrome all the time. It does end up being a hog because each tab is essentially a browser instance. If one crashes it doesn't take down...
Forum: DIY 08-03-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By scapegoat
You need to supply at least however many amps the...

You need to supply at least however many amps the LEDs require. If the LEDs need 1amp at 12v dc, you could have a power supply capable of 20amps and 12v dc. The LEDs will only draw as many amps as it...
Forum: DIY 08-02-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,731
Posted By scapegoat
I'm a hardware novice, but there definitely...

I'm a hardware novice, but there definitely appears to be something for everything. I think I need to just read through jameco and similar websites
Forum: DIY 08-02-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,731
Posted By scapegoat
Love the pressure sensor. Didn't even know those...

Love the pressure sensor. Didn't even know those existed. I'm placing an order tonight
Forum: Tank Journals 08-02-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By scapegoat
Man I love blackwater tanks. This looks great

Man I love blackwater tanks. This looks great
Forum: DIY 08-01-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,634
Posted By scapegoat
Thanks. The coolest part of building this is...

Thanks. The coolest part of building this is seeing what others are doing too. I swiped a lot of ideas from hunter on the hardware... And I really owe it to him for inspiring me to get started.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-01-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By scapegoat
Not a problem.

Not a problem.
Forum: DIY 08-01-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By scapegoat
as many holes as you can, you don't want any...

as many holes as you can, you don't want any restrictions there as you want the canister to take in as much water as it wants, as fast as it wants or you run the risk of running it dry/low
Forum: Other Websites 08-01-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By scapegoat
I think the technical folks running that website...

I think the technical folks running that website are a little over cautious with their set up, to the point of it being detrimental. I wanted to get more involved over there, and pay for a...
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