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Forum: Equipment   07-31-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By gus6464
Hard to remove fittings on co2 regulator

I recently got a Matheson dual stage reg on ebay for super cheap but I need to remove all the fittings it came with but they are on incredibly tight. Is there a type of lube or something that is...
Forum: Equipment   05-18-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 50,399
Posted By gus6464
So I just scored on a Matheson 3102C for a really...

So I just scored on a Matheson 3102C for a really really low price on ebay so looking on a needle valve to mate it with that is also nickel plated or SS to match the color of the reg. I haven't put...
Forum: DIY   05-17-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By gus6464
If you are having a hard time finding a t5...

If you are having a hard time finding a t5 ballast I have some Centiums that I have been hoarding for projects and can sell you one or two.

This is my secret stash :)...
Forum: DIY   05-17-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By gus6464
That article is quite old and you can tell it's...

That article is quite old and you can tell it's outdated because the OP just cares about bulb life. Bulb life now is irrelevant when it comes to fluorescents in our hobby. The thing that matters is...
Forum: DIY   05-17-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By gus6464
A fluorescent bulb requires a big amount of...

A fluorescent bulb requires a big amount of voltage to fire up. By wiring the single bulb in series to a ballast you are doubling the startup voltage. The bulb can't handle that. When you overdrive a...
Forum: DIY   05-17-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By gus6464
That's not how overdriving a bulb works. I think...

That's not how overdriving a bulb works. I think you should quit now before you burn your house down.
Forum: Lighting   02-10-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By gus6464
Looked at your other pics. That is an awesome...

Looked at your other pics. That is an awesome light and love the spectrum.
Forum: Lighting   02-10-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By gus6464
Is that the apex ph probe in the back right of...

Is that the apex ph probe in the back right of the tank? If so, they don't recommend dipping it entirely in water.
Forum: Lighting   02-09-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,551
Posted By gus6464
Eco is better as it has reflectors. Wider spread.

Eco is better as it has reflectors. Wider spread.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-03-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,442
Posted By gus6464
You can build a heater slot with PVC in your...

You can build a heater slot with PVC in your cerges. Put it on the output.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-01-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,442
Posted By gus6464
You don't want a fugly PVC inside your tank. I...

You don't want a fugly PVC inside your tank. I would think doing the low profile strainer and reducing flow would be just fine.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-01-2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,442
Posted By gus6464
Nice. How are you going to do the bulkhead setup?...

Nice. How are you going to do the bulkhead setup? Low profile strainer for the drain? Are you worried of the tall foreground plants being blown by the return flow?

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Forum: Tank Journals   01-31-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,442
Posted By gus6464
The 60p is the cad one so its a bit bigger than...

The 60p is the cad one so its a bit bigger than ada at 24x14x16.

I am going two heatsinks as I am going to have one big rock in the center sticking out of the tank. The 36 small version from him...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-31-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,442
Posted By gus6464
Yeah gyre 150 and dct6000. Run the dct at full...

Yeah gyre 150 and dct6000. Run the dct at full power. Although I might be dosing way too much. I don't really measure I just pour it in. The 100% pure stuff clears up in the tank a lot faster than kz...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-31-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,442
Posted By gus6464
How you gonna deal with the white residue coral...

How you gonna deal with the white residue coral snow can leave? More water to calcium carbonate powder ratio?

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Forum: DIY   01-28-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,979
Posted By gus6464
Haha yeah I went back to SW. I was never happy...

Haha yeah I went back to SW. I was never happy with the scape of that tank and then buces died so meh just lost interest. I am now full bore saltwater and obsessed with acropora at the moment. Still...
Forum: Lighting   04-29-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By gus6464
None of those pictures in the thread show a...

None of those pictures in the thread show a trickier to grow red plant like pantanal. 6500K can grow green all day long and no one will argue with that. He already has a decent T5 fixture. Also bulb...
Forum: Lighting   04-29-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,071
Posted By gus6464
Violet is chloro a. Blue is chloro b. Violet is...

Violet is chloro a. Blue is chloro b. Violet is more efficient than red for chloro a as it has better penetration thus higher PAR. You also get the added benefit that below 420nm the light is pretty...
Forum: Lighting   04-29-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By gus6464
Crap spectrum on all those LEDs mentioned. Stick...

Crap spectrum on all those LEDs mentioned. Stick with your T5 and just run all four bulbs. Get a wider spectrum of bulbs instead of just 4 cool whites and calling it a day.


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Forum: Lighting   04-10-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By gus6464
The Current and Ecoxotic stuff uses IR for the...

The Current and Ecoxotic stuff uses IR for the controller so you will have a very hard time finding anything that will interface them with an Apex.

A nanobox mini flare with O2's LDD to Apex board...
Forum: Lighting   12-11-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By gus6464
I run: Wave Point 12000K Wave Point Ultra...

I run:
Wave Point 12000K
Wave Point Ultra Cola
Wave Point Coral Wave (420nm bulb)
UVL Red Sun

Color is too good and plants love it.


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Forum: Lighting   11-23-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By gus6464
Luxeon M and K are the same thing. They are T...

Luxeon M and K are the same thing. They are T diodes in a multi-package. K was made to replace M at a cheaper price.

Luxeon M and K are not a cob design. They are a multi-diode pack. An 8-diode K...
Forum: DIY   11-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 365,475
Posted By gus6464
I just installed a reefkeeper and I have it...

I just installed a reefkeeper and I have it monitor my Tunze osmolator ATO. I have a float switch in the sump which shuts off everything if the water level gets too high. Then I also have a float...
Forum: Lighting   11-06-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By gus6464
6 bulbs with a high quality unit from ATI, TEK,...

6 bulbs with a high quality unit from ATI, TEK, Aqua Medic, etc. If it's a cheap Odyssea or the like unit I would wait and get a better unit. CoralVue is clearing out T5 units with german reflectors...
Forum: Lighting   11-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By gus6464
Minimum 6 bulb T5 on that 75g. And no that is not...

Minimum 6 bulb T5 on that 75g. And no that is not too much light. Pick the right bulbs instead of the all white stale look.
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