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Forum: DIY 01-09-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 53,615
Posted By madman280
Just wanted to update on how my inline...

Just wanted to update on how my inline combination heater/co2 reactor has been long term.
I built mine long before the beginning of this thread. Its been running great with no problems for 3 about...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-12-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,884
Posted By madman280
The forum search function is your friend..allot...

The forum search function is your friend..allot of this has already been discussed. :D
Forum: DIY 03-12-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,501
Posted By madman280
That stuff looks quite a bit like the extrusions...

That stuff looks quite a bit like the extrusions commercial glasiers use. Like in large store fronts. Aside from seeing something similar during construction of a mall near here, I dont have any...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,884
Posted By madman280
That sure looks like the same regulator the red...

That sure looks like the same regulator the red sea paintball system uses. Do a search of the forums to be sure, but I believe people have been having trouble with that regulator.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-10-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By madman280
Cories like people will always choose fresh food...

Cories like people will always choose fresh food over leftovers. I lost my cherries to a dwarf cichlid not much bigger than they were. I guess live food over frozen in that case. Never under estimate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,884
Posted By madman280
No. you need something like this: ...

No.

you need something like this:
http://www.badlandspaintball.com/airsystems/remotes.html the one for $29 at the bottom of the page would work
OR:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,884
Posted By madman280
I've quoted your questions and replied below each...

I've quoted your questions and replied below each one.

>I'm wondering, how long would a 20 oz paint ball CO2 tank would last me? <

A 20 oz tank on my 75 bow tank was last filled Dec 9th. The...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-03-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By madman280
Specifically, what do you want to do? Do you...

Specifically, what do you want to do? Do you want to interface with the powertrain controller and just read codes? Read engine data and diagnostic codes? Perform on demand controller tests? Measure...
Forum: DIY 02-27-2007, 02:17 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,208
Posted By madman280
I don't think paintball regulators won't work....

I don't think paintball regulators won't work. They won't go to a low enough pressure. They are used in marker guns to control and make them more consistant. Normally they use an orfice to knock the...
Forum: DIY 02-03-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,193
Posted By madman280
I wonder if it would be possible to make up slow...

I wonder if it would be possible to make up slow release tablets like they have for some drugs. It would eliminate mechanical complexity and failures. You wouldn't see it so even a minimalist ADA...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2007, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By madman280
I'm not sure I understand how its leaking. ...

I'm not sure I understand how its leaking.

http://www.automatedaquariums.com/mw_ma957.jpg
This what you have? The black bit thats hanging down is the solenoid. It's usually replaced as an...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By madman280
I use electrical heat shrink tubing to prevent...

I use electrical heat shrink tubing to prevent the ends from fraying. The type I use has an adhesive, like hot glue that oozzes (sp.) out the end while being heated. Normally it seals moisture out of...
Forum: Fish 01-15-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By madman280
There are a few other options my son mentioned to...

There are a few other options my son mentioned to me today. He found the information both on the internet and in talking to people who have been sucessful. He recomended this: Betta Fry Food...
Forum: Fish 01-15-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By madman280
My son usually starts with micro worms for the...

My son usually starts with micro worms for the first little while then starts adding bbs, giving all the different sized fry something that will fit in their mouth.
There's lots of good info online...
Forum: DIY 01-06-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 32,384
Posted By madman280
I'm curious about a few things related to the...

I'm curious about a few things related to the venturi and injecting micro bubbles.
1. In the venturi, what is the configuration, size and number of holes where the CO2 enters into the water flow.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By madman280
I'd recomend against any media in an external...

I'd recomend against any media in an external reactor. I find that even though it's on the filter outlet it seems to collect debris. Its then released any time the reactor is disturbed. Pretty...
Forum: DIY 12-31-2006, 01:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,208
Posted By madman280
It must be the afliction of the mechanically...

It must be the afliction of the mechanically inclined...liking to tinker.
I'm a tech at a Ford dealer. As much as I love and enjoy working on cars, its really nice to have something clean, relaxing...
Forum: DIY 12-30-2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,208
Posted By madman280
Good stuff! Given my situation paintball CO2...

Good stuff!
Given my situation paintball CO2 cylinders are a great solution.
I see you have more than 1 tank?
Later as you have more tanks needing CO2 a larger tank might be more convienent....
Forum: DIY 12-24-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,208
Posted By madman280
I'm far from experienced with CO2, so please keep...

I'm far from experienced with CO2, so please keep that in mind.
Most of the advise I've found useful was from people on this group.
I originally was testing my water and aiming for a number....
Forum: Fish 12-23-2006, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By madman280
My males seemed to display most of the...

My males seemed to display most of the aggressiveness. I had 2 pairs in my community tank with rams. Unfortunatly the rams were much larger and more aggressive When the nicest two paired and laid...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Co2
Views: 798
Posted By madman280
I disagree unirdna...CO2 is stored in liquid form...

I disagree unirdna...CO2 is stored in liquid form in the paintball tanks too if they're filled correctly. A paintball marker uses a very large volume of gas every shot, unlike a planted tank at 1-5...
Forum: DIY 12-23-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,208
Posted By madman280
I have a 20 oz bottle, I'm expecting more than 3...

I have a 20 oz bottle, I'm expecting more than 3 months between fills on my 75 gal bow. The solenoid on 6 hours per day running about 2-4 bubbles per second through water, into an external reactor....
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-13-2006, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1,271
Views: 257,745
Posted By madman280
http://tkfiles.storage.msn.com/x1pueufNURTyiq4aGCb...

http://tkfiles.storage.msn.com/x1pueufNURTyiq4aGCbxW6GJnasPbZKbGnTVPfb24vJLN-W-mCIdHFCo0pOhlGGb2FldDFMVZEgwQ_2niGhFI5ygNn9MpVKtjzlkid4gqnoXSU
ok..forgot a bit..did i mention i'm not a computer...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-10-2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By madman280
I really think it a good idea if you can stay...

I really think it a good idea if you can stay interested for the full 4 years. Genetics is a very good subject for science fair projects. You never know ..a college or university might find your...
Forum: DIY 12-10-2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,208
Posted By madman280
Thumbs up :hihi: The rumor that Canadian Tires stores...

:hihi: The rumor that Canadian Tires stores refill paintball tanks isn't a rumor.

Not all stores do, but I have 3 within a 15 mins drive. They only refill tanks with intact labels. I can have a...
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