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Forum: DIY Today, 01:29 PM
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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, 03:01 PM
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Views: 2,437
Posted By Optix
We demand an update

We demand an update
Forum: Tank Journals 05-19-2014, 06:57 PM
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Views: 2,437
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, 08:11 PM
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Views: 2,437
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 05-16-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 32
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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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,437
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, 10:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,437
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, 12:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,437
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, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,437
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
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, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,437
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, 10:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,437
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 04-27-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,599
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...
Forum: DIY 04-19-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,599
Posted By Optix
Im certain this does everything that you are...

Im certain this does everything that you are trying to accomplish...you would just have to drill a second hole in the top (for the float switch) or a hole in the side for a venturi...

you could...
Forum: DIY 04-12-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,599
Posted By Optix
just curious...but wouldnt one of these cheap...

just curious...but wouldnt one of these cheap options do exactly what you want for cheaper?

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/kfloh/photos/up_co2_reactor.jpg

they come in various sizes and you can...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-07-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Optix
Check your filter...lol Or they died and...

Check your filter...lol

Or they died and were picked apart by their tankmates

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
Forum: Substrate 03-28-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,807
Posted By Optix
BUMP... AF is available again at most...

BUMP... AF is available again at most outlets...my purchase shipped yesterday and I got all of the email notifications
Forum: Substrate 03-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,807
Posted By Optix
Le sigh...I think az garden had a shortage as...

Le sigh...I think az garden had a shortage as well...the owner called me last night to say there would be a delay...ordered almost two weeks ago
Forum: Substrate 03-18-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Optix
Technically no...but it will take weeks for the...

Technically no...but it will take weeks for the soul to get water logged enough to make that statement true so...

the best option is to cap it and enjoy your tank quickly
Forum: DIY 03-17-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By Optix
Out flow should be in the middle...also no holes...

Out flow should be in the middle...also no holes facing directly to your substrate or you will have a cloudy mess...aim them all forward and go for circular motion in your tank...or have it go down...
Forum: Substrate 03-11-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,807
Posted By Optix
I ordered two bags from AZ garden...it was $60...

I ordered two bags from AZ garden...it was $60 shipped to NC

Wasn't that more expensive than that pet place...but I won't be back for more
Forum: Substrate 03-08-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Optix
order more substrate...let the plants grow out in...

order more substrate...let the plants grow out in the meantime...pull out the clumps (should be easy because the roots wont be deep) when the new substrate arrives...replant the clumps
Forum: Substrate 03-08-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Optix
Im voting for a terrible mistake ...youre...

Im voting for a terrible mistake

...youre going to eventually have sheets of floating HC


PATIENCE is the biggest key to success in this hobby
Forum: Substrate 03-08-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,807
Posted By Optix
...and still no updates on his test runs I...

...and still no updates on his test runs

I ordered 2 bags from Azgarden...just to see how that shipping works out...I had some money to burn

...and rejoice! since I over paid...it means that...
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