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Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By MissileBear
Keep in mind that these have a minimum operating...

Keep in mind that these have a minimum operating pressure; I think most companies that make this style recommend 25-35 PSI to push gas through the ceramic disc.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,809
Posted By MissileBear
I had planned on packing the tubing with fine...

I had planned on packing the tubing with fine sand, although a local friend of mine suggested sand and ice. I will be using a good level bender which should be able to form a nice bend without...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,809
Posted By MissileBear
I am bending these only; the plan is to make them...

I am bending these only; the plan is to make them somewhat like the Steel Flow pipes from Natural Aquario / Aquavas in that they will go directly into the stand with no vinyl tubing visible. The...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-22-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,809
Posted By MissileBear
I changed the light suspension configuration;...

I changed the light suspension configuration; this fixture is so lightweight that when hanging it was always slightly tipped back due to the weight of the power cord. This really bugged me, so I...
Forum: Plants 07-21-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By MissileBear
NP ;) If you get a chance to grab one at a...

NP ;)

If you get a chance to grab one at a good price, give it a try and see how it does for you.
Forum: Plants 07-20-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By MissileBear
I've never kept it; it will take over if you let...

I've never kept it; it will take over if you let it. I have seen it cover ponds in the southeastern US just like duckweed, and acquires a reddish-pink coloration in high light. It is pretty hardy...
Forum: Plants 07-19-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By MissileBear
Looks like some kind of Azolla to me....maybe A...

Looks like some kind of Azolla to me....maybe A Caroliniana or A. Filiculdoides?

If so, it is a floater.
Forum: Plants 07-19-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By MissileBear
Buces are in many ways similar to Anubias and...

Buces are in many ways similar to Anubias and Cyptocorynes. They are adaptable as they can tolerate many water conditions (pH, KH, GH, etc), light levels, ferts/no ferts, CO2/no CO2, and can be...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-18-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,809
Posted By MissileBear
It is literally two very small plants (half the...

It is literally two very small plants (half the size of a dime) from one of my emersed tanks. It is more of an experiment for me. In the past it has not done well emersed, but others have raging...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,809
Posted By MissileBear
Thank you for the kind words all! I...

Thank you for the kind words all!



I have the following planted right now:
-Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie' Mini Bluebell
-Zephyranthes grandiflora Pink Rain Lily
-Spathiphyllum Peace Lily...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-17-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,809
Posted By MissileBear
My riparium supplies and flora arrived today: a...

My riparium supplies and flora arrived today: a huge thank you to Hydrophyte for all of his help.

This is not a final layout, but it is getting closer to where I want it.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-17-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,809
Posted By MissileBear
Hung.

Hung.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-17-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,809
Posted By MissileBear
The inside bends were cut out to fit flush with...

The inside bends were cut out to fit flush with the opening.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-17-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,809
Posted By MissileBear
I made a bracket from SS sheet that will add some...

I made a bracket from SS sheet that will add some additional rigidity to the hanger. Three SS lags hold the hanger from the inside of the stand, so no mounting hardware is seen from the outside.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-17-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,809
Posted By MissileBear
Updates. After many hours of various issues,...

Updates.

After many hours of various issues, the light hanger is finished. This grade of SS is exceptionally hard and has been very difficult to work with. It did turn out pretty nice though.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By MissileBear
Red Sea Ocean Clear 340 Pros: -includes a...

Red Sea Ocean Clear 340

Pros:
-includes a better filter cartridge
-includes filter media
-includes a 0-30 PSI pressure gauge

Cons:
-QA problems/manufacturing flaws
-3/4” inlet and outlet
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By MissileBear
Thoughts This should really come down to how...

Thoughts

This should really come down to how these perform; this review is based on observation alone. There really is not much to these; they are a plastic housing with a filter cartridge...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By MissileBear
The hold down points on this filter long...

The hold down points on this filter long molded tabs, drilled for a screw/lag. The hole is 5/8 (on center) from the edge of the filter body. There is enough room on the tab to enlarge these...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By MissileBear
The lid on this unit is domed instead of flat and...

The lid on this unit is domed instead of flat and incorporates a cartridge sealing plug. The lid is held down using a really beefy stainless steel t-clamp and ring. There is an o-ring between the...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By MissileBear
Construction The design of this filter is...

Construction

The design of this filter is very similar; one of these filters is a copy of the other. This filter stands 1.5 taller than the Ocean Clear.

The molding on this filter is much...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By MissileBear
Contents -User manual -Model list ...

Contents

-User manual
-Model list
-vinyl spigot adapters for both 1 and tubing (both straight and elbow adapters included)
-female x female garden hose drain adapter with built in ball...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By MissileBear
Unboxing the Inland Seas Nu-Clear 530 The...

Unboxing the Inland Seas Nu-Clear 530

The box is corrugated cardboard but slightly heavier than the Ocean Clear box. There a sheet of foam on the bottom and top of this canister, but is otherwise...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By MissileBear
The filter is composed entirely of plastic. The...

The filter is composed entirely of plastic. The finish of the parts on this filter are rough. Flashing is present on many seams and threads (including the hold down slots, as present in the above...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By MissileBear
The hold down points on this filter (essential...

The hold down points on this filter (essential for a filter with an external pump) are screw slots molded directly into the plastic. There are four slots; each is deep.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By MissileBear
Within the center of the 25 micron filter...

Within the center of the 25 micron filter cartridge is a 4 hole running all the way through the center of the filter (this is very similar to a very large shop vac filter). There were 9 white...
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