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Forum: Lighting 03-02-2003, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By Steve
Several concepts are being worked on by different...

Several concepts are being worked on by different companies. Heres a thread discussing High output T5 tubes. The output of each unit puts out around the same as a 400w Metal Halide bulb

thread...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-19-2003, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By Steve
Try this out, its a little freaky at first but...

Try this out, its a little freaky at first but kinda corney once your figure out how it works.

http://www.cyberglass.co.uk/assets/Flash/psychic.swf
Forum: Lighting 02-18-2003, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By Steve
DIY MH...

DIY MH (http://aquarium.union.rpi.edu/articles/DIY_MH.html)

Havnt tried it yet b/c I havnt had the need to. Will be giving it a shot in a couple months though.

Here is a follow up thread about...
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2003, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By Steve
hey mujacko. glad to see a fellow filipino aboard...

hey mujacko. glad to see a fellow filipino aboard :hehe:

there are submersible pond lights, though the lamp/ballast selection is very limited. What kind of plants do you want to keep?
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2003, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Steve
Thanks for the kind words Buck ;) I had to...

Thanks for the kind words Buck ;)

I had to tear it down b/c it was tripping the breaker in the basement. I had 3 75 gallon tanks running plus various electronic equipment.

I am setting up a...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-19-2003, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Steve
I have 1 large plant and several small stems. The...

I have 1 large plant and several small stems. The tank is nowhere near planted which is why I'm allowing this beast to live here temporarily.


http://www.gmhome.com/misc/rdfight01.jpg

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Forum: DIY 11-10-2002, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,901
Posted By Steve
The girlfriend had nothing to do with the...

The girlfriend had nothing to do with the building process. She would rather shop and ask me for money. :hehe:

Thanks for the nice compliment =) Next mission, plywood tank..>!
Forum: Lighting 11-08-2002, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,820
Posted By Steve
MH fixture, 500w output. I dumped the PC...

MH fixture, 500w output.

I dumped the PC idea, but will definately try it in the future. =)
Forum: DIY 11-08-2002, 02:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,901
Posted By Steve
Good one fender :hehe: Two of my fav things...

Good one fender :hehe:

Two of my fav things in life, my gf and the tank. Dont ask which one I favor the most.
Forum: DIY 11-06-2002, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,901
Posted By Steve
Well I just got back from Canada. I started on...

Well I just got back from Canada. I started on the hood again. This is taking longer than I thought. All I have left are the top of the canopy, sanding, staining, and putting a finishing coat on it....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-31-2002, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,546
Posted By Steve
I have no glass hoods at the moment, just a...

I have no glass hoods at the moment, just a canopy. I may add hoods to protect my bulbs though, not sure yet though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-31-2002, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,546
Posted By Steve
emailed you

emailed you
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-31-2002, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,546
Posted By Steve
I found a guy whos selling 24" stalks. He told me...

I found a guy whos selling 24" stalks. He told me its alright to submerge 3/4's of the stalk. Time to pay a visit to the 75 gal =) I'll post pics when the stalks arrive.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2002, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,546
Posted By Steve
Im going to try it in a mini hex I bought a while...

Im going to try it in a mini hex I bought a while back, I'll let you know how it works out. The water depth will be about 12"'s.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2002, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,546
Posted By Steve
You guys ever think of keeping tall bamboo stalks...

You guys ever think of keeping tall bamboo stalks in your tanks? Keeping the leaves above water of course.
Forum: DIY 10-30-2002, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,901
Posted By Steve
Heres my update. I bought some plywood 1*4's that...

Heres my update. I bought some plywood 1*4's that conjoin together. I messed up on the trim so now I have to run back to Home Depot tommorow, pick up another piece ($3) and recut it. This is getting...
Forum: DIY 10-29-2002, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,901
Posted By Steve
That can actually happen? After seeing so many...

That can actually happen? After seeing so many reef tank canopy's with nothing blocking the bulbs from the water, I assumed it wasnt possibly for evaporated water to harm the bulbs. I did think about...
Forum: DIY 10-29-2002, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,901
Posted By Steve
After a terrible experience in trying to build a...

After a terrible experience in trying to build a stand for my tank a year ago, I decided to give building another shot. I started to build the frame for my canopy. You probably notice from the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-18-2002, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By Steve
really quick. Fender, really nice to be able to...

really quick. Fender, really nice to be able to attach images/files to your dedicted server as well. :hehe:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-18-2002, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By Steve
great to hear, your plants officially love you...

great to hear, your plants officially love you now :hehe:
Forum: Lighting 10-18-2002, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,303
Posted By Steve
Had the digi cam out and took some pics of the MH...

Had the digi cam out and took some pics of the MH unit =) I still have to either build/buy a custom canopy for my lights.

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/rbalatba/pics/mh.jpg
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Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 10-18-2002, 04:30 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 114,323
Posted By Steve
I hear ya. I have 6500k MH's running over my...

I hear ya. I have 6500k MH's running over my african cichlid, his colors are amazing. He doesnt mind the wattage either.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-18-2002, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,179
Posted By Steve
Yes, I did hear of some success stories with low...

Yes, I did hear of some success stories with low lighting shop lights, although more bad than good.

It definitely is worth a shot using a low output. I might consider starting a nano tank and...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 10-18-2002, 03:07 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 114,323
Posted By Steve
What kind of PC bulbs are you running?

What kind of PC bulbs are you running?
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 10-18-2002, 01:13 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 114,323
Posted By Steve
Great post Gulf. I'm all for trying new things...

Great post Gulf. I'm all for trying new things although the most difficult part is getting off my lazy rear and starting a new project :)
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