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Forum: Lighting 07-08-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By Fish'InMN
The 120 degree 'lens' is the plastic dome above...

The 120 degree 'lens' is the plastic dome above the diode dies. You cannot remove it. Any optics you are reading about are mounted on top of this dome.

As for controlling the amount of light: get...
Forum: DIY 07-07-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 107,768
Posted By Fish'InMN
... Which could be proven with data collected in...

... Which could be proven with data collected in the same manner, but without is only anecdotal.
Forum: DIY 07-07-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 107,768
Posted By Fish'InMN
Is there any way for you to repeat this...

Is there any way for you to repeat this measurement process with optics?
Forum: Lighting 05-26-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Fish'InMN
A Watt is a Watt, so 4x55W will technically "get...

A Watt is a Watt, so 4x55W will technically "get really hot" compared to the one 150W metal halide. More power equals more heat, regardless.

I would go with a four bulb 24" T5HO retrofit...
Forum: DIY 05-04-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 107,768
Posted By Fish'InMN
I usually tie all my negatives to ground on DC...

I usually tie all my negatives to ground on DC projects, haven't ever had any problems. Makes sense both theoretically and practically; unless you have a project that requires negative voltage,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-29-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,846
Posted By Fish'InMN
Perhaps I am a bit spoiled by the saltwater side,...

Perhaps I am a bit spoiled by the saltwater side, but I think my 'ideal' tank size measures about 48x36x18 (LxWxH).

In-wall if its FW, set with the top of the tank at eye height so you don't have...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-20-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,719
Posted By Fish'InMN
It snowed today. And we still have another two...

It snowed today. And we still have another two to three weeks before we're completely free from possible snow. Hurrah for 33 degrees, windy, rainy, foggy days.
Forum: DIY 04-04-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 107,768
Posted By Fish'InMN
A silicone coating would be very messy. I...

A silicone coating would be very messy. I usually spray some clear coat lacquer over any circuit boards that might get condensation/dust/etc. If you need to remove a resistor, just put some nail...
Forum: DIY 02-26-2008, 12:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,036
Posted By Fish'InMN
Output: 24 VAC 0.83 mA, interesting. Wish I...

Output: 24 VAC 0.83 mA, interesting. Wish I wasn't so busy right now.
Forum: Lighting 02-26-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,152
Posted By Fish'InMN
That picture says more than enough, heck you...

That picture says more than enough, heck you might even get a little more spread by turning the fixture 90 degrees if you need to. I guess I'm too used to the reefer side of metal halides!
Forum: DIY 02-25-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,036
Posted By Fish'InMN
Prices vary considerably.. Cheapest I saw was a 4...

Prices vary considerably.. Cheapest I saw was a 4 zone 'interior mount' for $26 which isn't bad. Putting the money into figuring out the control structure, modifying a power strip or adding sockets,...
Forum: Lighting 02-25-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,152
Posted By Fish'InMN
And that is a terribly small reflector hidden...

And that is a terribly small reflector hidden away in that fixture. Look into the Lumenarc series if you'd like to use a single halide on a 36" tank.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-24-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 70,557
Posted By Fish'InMN
Finally a picture large enough for a background! ...

Finally a picture large enough for a background! And the tank doesn't look half bad either! :)

I love the reflection of the white sand in the back glass, it looks like the sand continues and...
Forum: DIY 02-23-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 59,716
Posted By Fish'InMN
Settle down, I agree with you. The 'reasons'...

Settle down, I agree with you. The 'reasons' have nothing to do with what has been said in this thread, which is very little, and that is why I asked.

Here is the main reason I try not to use...
Forum: Fish 02-22-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,907
Posted By Fish'InMN
From my experience, the boraras brigittae are not...

From my experience, the boraras brigittae are not difficult to keep, but they are certainly small and easily spooked. I bought 12 initially for my Mini-M and am down to 4 now due entirely to...
Forum: Lighting 02-10-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By Fish'InMN
Couldn't agree more! I was a little vague with...

Couldn't agree more! I was a little vague with my statements as well, I didn't think the OP was as concerned as you or I might be.

Might be time to start another LED thread in the DIY section, if...
Forum: Lighting 02-10-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By Fish'InMN
Of all of the colors available with LEDs, white...

Of all of the colors available with LEDs, white is the LEAST efficient of all because it can't be made without filtering light from a different color as I mentioned above.

No advantages at all? ...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Fish'InMN
You have way too much Teflon tape on that...

You have way too much Teflon tape on that threaded connection.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-10-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,802
Posted By Fish'InMN
Its negative 8 with 20 mph winds, so a windchill...

Its negative 8 with 20 mph winds, so a windchill of about negative 30.

Not sure what this 'warm' stuff is you guys are talking about.
Forum: Lighting 02-10-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By Fish'InMN
You are partially wrong, and only on a...

You are partially wrong, and only on a technicality. :)

The only reasonable use for LEDs over a planted tank right now would be for 'moonlights', so blue and/or white. Since white LEDs are made...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Fish'InMN
Tough choice, its usually not a good idea to...

Tough choice, its usually not a good idea to reduce the plumbing size at all, but I can see why you would want to use 1/2" over 1" for an internal spraybar. Depending on how the bulkhead and...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 90,943
Posted By Fish'InMN
Indeed, amazing UG carpet! Looks like a huge...

Indeed, amazing UG carpet! Looks like a huge buffet for a thousand hungry amano shrimp! :hihi:


Marty
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,228
Posted By Fish'InMN
It all depends on what you have left over from...

It all depends on what you have left over from your reef and how you want the tank to look.

I'd be tempted to use just two to three 250W halides and a six to eight 2-bulb 48" T5 retrofits so the...
Forum: DIY 01-25-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,222
Posted By Fish'InMN
I was going to update that diagram since it lacks...

I was going to update that diagram since it lacks some vital parts. Hopefully this is a little easier to understand, it is an old diagram but still relevant...
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Forum: DIY 10-07-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,222
Posted By Fish'InMN
Yes, just a simple PVC L to drain into a bucket. ...

Yes, just a simple PVC L to drain into a bucket. I have not started using it yet as the tank is still easily siphoned, but once plants grow in everywhere I will begin using it for water changes. Or...
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