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Forum: Aquascaping 03-14-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By mrbprint
I use it in my fish tanks with no problems....

I use it in my fish tanks with no problems. Plants grow well and it doesn't seem to affect the snails. I had a 10 gallon with it and could not keep shrimp alive. Maybe it was the copper. I never...
Forum: Lighting 03-14-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By mrbprint
DIY LED for 5.5g

I just got it together, a 10w LED light for my 5.5g shrimp tank. Still need to rummage around in my scrap pile for some flashing to make an enclosure but it is working. I used 10 1w LEDs, 5 35K and 5...
Forum: Lighting 03-07-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By mrbprint
Thanks I have been having problems trying to...

Thanks I have been having problems trying to find the right combination of parts for the project. I was beginning to think I was going to be using 2 or 3 separate drivers. Trying to do the project...
Forum: Lighting 03-07-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By mrbprint
Led series/parallel circuit

Question for the electrical geeks. I am building a 30w Led light using 30 1w LEDs. Leds are rated at 350ma, 3.2-3.4v. If I use 3 series strings of 10, wired in parallel, will a 900ma 30-40v driver...
Forum: DIY 01-17-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By mrbprint
Still in wishful thinking stage but will be a 30w...

Still in wishful thinking stage but will be a 30w of 1 of 2 types. My first thought is for a simple 10 X 3w 5-3500K and 5-6500k. My other thought is for 30 X 1w with a mix of red, blue, 35k and 65k....
Forum: DIY 01-16-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By mrbprint
LED Question

My first LED venture for a 10g was successful but I used a kit with everything included. Except for picking wrong temp LEDs it has been working great for almost a year for a $28 investment. My next...
Forum: Fish 01-14-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By mrbprint
Looking very good. The dwarf sag may fill in a...

Looking very good. The dwarf sag may fill in a little quicker.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-14-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By mrbprint
Not saying its right but it worked with a couple...

Not saying its right but it worked with a couple of upgrades I have made and 1 was a shrimp tank. Add some extra substrate to the new tank and then use everything from the old tank, water and all...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-13-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By mrbprint
Ramshorns and Bettas

I have a 5g divided for a male and female Betta. Many months ago I threw several pea sized Ramshorns in to help with the Algae. All but 2 are gone but these 2 are almost quarter sized. I see egg...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-13-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By mrbprint
I have a 40b with 2-3 inches of black diamond...

I have a 40b with 2-3 inches of black diamond sand blast sand and whenever I stir the sand there is as many 1/4" MTS as sand. I see no adults but they must be there. I see no down side to them, I...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-08-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,785
Posted By mrbprint
I believe hot melt glue is tank safe and will...

I believe hot melt glue is tank safe and will stick the bones together. 5 min epoxy works too.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By mrbprint
I'm in NY and my 40B has a CFS-500 canister...

I'm in NY and my 40B has a CFS-500 canister filter($50-60 EBAY) 100w 30 yr old submersible heater and I started with a $15 shop light from Home Depot although I now have a double T5 on it I got for...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By mrbprint
I have carbon and fluff filters running in my...

I have carbon and fluff filters running in my tanks for a couple of years. No problems with the plants. Unless you have dosed a lot of Nitrogen those fish should be OK with a carbon and fluff filter...
Forum: Plants 05-05-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By mrbprint
Its not hornwort, I have tons of that. This stuff...

Its not hornwort, I have tons of that. This stuff id 20-30 times as strong as Hornwort and about 1/4 the diameter. It kinda reminds me of pipe cleaners, quite stiff.
Forum: Plants 05-05-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By mrbprint
Plant ID

I got some Blueberry shrimp and instead of the usual Java moss I got these plants and a huge piece. It is quite heavy and seems like a very rugged plant. It doesn't seem to be a moss. I like it and...
Forum: DIY 05-01-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By mrbprint
I built a 10 inch platform for my 75g and I love...

I built a 10 inch platform for my 75g and I love the looks. It puts the bottom of the tank at 40 inches with the 30 inch stand. If I was to re do it I would only go 8 inches, even at 6 foot it is...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-20-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By mrbprint
Water is from a private well, used in all 6 of my...

Water is from a private well, used in all 6 of my tanks without problems. Fish (guppy and molly fry) are thriving, snails thriving, plants growing, shrimp dying. I put box filters in with charcoal in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-19-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By mrbprint
Another WHY are they dying thread

I am at a complete loss here. My Red Cherry tank is over run with shrimp and it appears that the Black Babaulti that I put in are also doing well. My other 2 tanks, 1 with Yellow Neos and the other...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-17-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,674
Posted By mrbprint
They feed on grubs, like has been mentioned...

They feed on grubs, like has been mentioned several times get rid of the grubs and the moles will leave because of lack of food.
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By mrbprint
I was watching the video and noticed the algae on...

I was watching the video and noticed the algae on the back wall. The back of the tank was completely covered 2 weeks ago. I have 12 or so Yellow shrimp in there and they have been steadily cleaning...
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By mrbprint
Yea the combination is typically a reef setup, I...

Yea the combination is typically a reef setup, I have found that the higher K light seems to penetrate the canopy of Duckweed that has overtaken my tanks better and I like the blue highlite that...
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By mrbprint
A video http://youtu.be/U_2MMEi70gg And pix

A video http://youtu.be/U_2MMEi70gg

And pix
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By mrbprint
Red face My first DIY LED light

Well I took the plunge and tried making my first LED light. It was very successful in that it worked on the first try, but I am not satisfied with the result.

I was looking to upgrade my lighting...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-02-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By mrbprint
Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-02-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By mrbprint
What amounts to a Golfball size amount

Not sure if it is the proper place to post. Many things vary in size whether in water or out. A golf ball sized portion of moss in the water is just a few strands out of the water. A hand full of...
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