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Forum: Green Leaf Aquariums 11-06-2014, 02:58 AM
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Posted By Optix
do you have set ups that point the opposite...

do you have set ups that point the opposite direction?
Forum: DIY 08-03-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By Optix
Ordered 4 ldd700s China direct...went to the...

Ordered 4 ldd700s China direct...went to the hardware store and bought some aluminum and wood...had some thermal grease on hand...so now it's just waiting for the month for everything to come in..now...
Forum: DIY 08-02-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By Optix
you are correct! i dont need YOU at all ..could...

you are correct! i dont need YOU at all
..could you kindly gtho of the thread?
http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag22/Clark211/Jennifer-Lawrence-ok-thumbs-up_zps9dde0bcd.gif
Forum: DIY 08-02-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By Optix
He asked me why I chose my "set up"...I told him...

He asked me why I chose my "set up"...I told him I have no real reason

It's arbitrary to me for what I want to do
Forum: DIY 08-01-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By Optix
Like I said...arbitrary. I am going to use...

Like I said...arbitrary.

I am going to use 22 awg because I have about 100' of it in several colors

~300 V, ~7A obviously not the same time though lol
Forum: DIY 08-01-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By Optix
Just arbitrary for the voltage, current for the...

Just arbitrary for the voltage, current for the wire I want to use/ have on hand
Forum: DIY 07-31-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By Optix
So the plan for now is 6 strings of 8 LEDs...6...

So the plan for now is 6 strings of 8 LEDs...6 ldd700h's...2-3up ldd pcbs...an adjustable power supply at 5A and 36V max...and building a housing for the lights before coding a light schedule

If...
Forum: DIY 07-30-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By Optix
I was planning an array of 16 "rungs" of 3 LEDs...

I was planning an array of 16 "rungs" of 3 LEDs in series if that makes more sense...then adjusting the power supply down to 9.5v max and constant current...and adjusting intensity with PWM or some...
Forum: DIY 07-30-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By Optix
wow!! Didnt expect posting this would get...

wow!!

Didnt expect posting this would get such a response/support!!
thank you all so much for being willing to help

I originally planned to do a 3x 16 array of LEDs (48 total) and wasnt...
Forum: DIY 07-29-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By Optix
I understand what you are saying...but I think...

I understand what you are saying...but I think you misunderstand what I am trying to do here..plants have a certain threshold where photosynthesis stops because they do not get enough PAR "energy". I...
Forum: DIY 07-29-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By Optix
Wow...so much thought into this....but I'm just...

Wow...so much thought into this....but I'm just looking for simplicity...would my original idea not work? All LEDs on a single "string" that can all be on and all dimmed?
Forum: DIY 07-28-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By Optix
Help a member out

I want to do a DIY LED fixture...I've bought 50 3w LEDs (700mA and 3.5 Vf) and 55 star heat sinks...I already have an Arduino Uno that I am not using for anything (maybe out will work, haven't...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-10-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,696
Posted By Optix
We demand an update

We demand an update
Forum: Tank Journals 05-19-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,696
Posted By Optix
Like I said..I knew there were caveats to...

Like I said..I knew there were caveats to it...just didn't remember them...I built my stand last night and have a plan for wiring everything neatly
Forum: Tank Journals 05-17-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,696
Posted By Optix
Ive always wondered about that as well...why this...

Ive always wondered about that as well...why this hobby attracts so many engineers...especially since we typically are not the most artistic...yet some people can produce some of the most stunning...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-17-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,696
Posted By Optix
I am actually an engineer..I have plenty of...

I am actually an engineer..I have plenty of experience coding in several languages

I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT AND EVERYTHING INVOLVED WITH IT
Forum: Tank Journals 05-16-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,696
Posted By Optix
Well being on the other side of the whole college...

Well being on the other side of the whole college thing...money isnt the issue...finding TIME to do it all is...thats why I went with relays...quick set up...cheap cost...and very quick to trouble...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-15-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,696
Posted By Optix
http://i62.tinypic.com/30v2jxz.jpg Only...

http://i62.tinypic.com/30v2jxz.jpg

Only requirement here is that the drain pump is faster than the refill pump

I've actually started building my power control station and bought some wood to...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-14-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,696
Posted By Optix
Float switches are reversible...open circuit at...

Float switches are reversible...open circuit at top...closed at bottom...and you can switch the orientation of the floating ring so that it is closed circuit up top and open at bottom...worst case...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-10-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,696
Posted By Optix
Thinking about this thread makes me want to...

Thinking about this thread makes me want to design something myself...I would use a 50 gal trash can as my reservoir...and then a control panel with 2 momentary push buttons...and an on/off switch as...
Forum: DIY 05-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Optix
The first option would actually be better for...

The first option would actually be better for dissolving the co2...the water in the reactor wouldn't be able to get to the gas pocket with the second design...which could potentially result in the...
Forum: Plants 05-09-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Optix
Glosso grows much thicker roots than HC...it...

Glosso grows much thicker roots than HC...it won't uproot regardless of how thick it grows...instead it just grows over itself and chokes out the plants below it...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-30-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,696
Posted By Optix
Sorry...didnt realize I had a question (tapatalk...

Sorry...didnt realize I had a question (tapatalk usually notifies you if youre quoted)

Anyway...I was thinking of an auto top off...but you could still do a very reliable, very easy, very SAFE...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-28-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,696
Posted By Optix
You could easily design an automatic water change...

You could easily design an automatic water change system with a DPDT relay and two cheap cheap cheap float switches...they are actually very reliable if used correctly...while thing for $30 ( and $25...
Forum: DIY 04-28-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,643
Posted By Optix
They make cheap, submersible, long lasting float...

They make cheap, submersible, long lasting float switches that you could wire into a relay to control the CO2 solenoid switch...also...again, they are PVC reactors so they could be glued shut and...
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