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Forum: DIY 03-12-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,738
Posted By swylie
Unfortunately white PVC looks almost as tacky as...

Unfortunately white PVC looks almost as tacky as white with purple primer. If you're concerned about appearance then I'd paint your setup with Krylon Fusion or vinyl dye.
Forum: DIY 03-11-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By swylie
If they're made of cellulose they'll get eaten by...

If they're made of cellulose they'll get eaten by bacteria. If they're made of polyester or fiberglass they might be fine or might contain glues. Dunno. I think it's an idea worth investigation.
Forum: Lighting 03-08-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By swylie
To paraphrase what I said earlier, hot things...

To paraphrase what I said earlier, hot things glow. As they get hotter, they glow red hot, orange hot, and finally white hot. The problem with incandescents is that they're not hot enough to...
Forum: Lighting 03-08-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By swylie
It's very red-biased, being a low temperature...

It's very red-biased, being a low temperature black body radiator and all...

http://users.mis.net/~pthrush/lighting/incasun.jpg
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-08-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By swylie
Do you have public water or a private well? If...

Do you have public water or a private well? If it's a public water supply than it's very likely to have either chlorine or chloramine in it.
Forum: DIY 03-08-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,209
Posted By swylie
I prefer silicone grease or teflon tape, but...

I prefer silicone grease or teflon tape, but yeah, you hit the nail on the head. I lube up every threaded joint these days, depending on what I want to do with it. Pipe dope, teflon tape,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-08-2008, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By swylie
Don't forget to check out the search ...

Don't forget to check out the search (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/search.php)feature. Since you're new around here, I have a feeling that a lot of the old discussion threads would be really...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2008, 01:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,942
Posted By swylie
Anything and everything can be faked if there's...

Anything and everything can be faked if there's enough money in it. Currency, handbags, pharmaceuticals, and yes, it wouldn't surprise me if there are fake regulators out there too. If people go to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-08-2008, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By swylie
Do not add RO water to your drop checker. Do...

Do not add RO water to your drop checker. Do what the preceding posters said to do. If you add RO water the color changes won't tell you anything useful about your tank. Gotta be 4 dKH. (Or at...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-07-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By swylie
If you have chlorine or chloramine in your water,...

If you have chlorine or chloramine in your water, then I'd use dechlor for everything, CRS, CBS, cherries, fish: everything. If you don't have chlorination, then I wouldn't bother.

That said, I'm...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-07-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,164
Posted By swylie
Keep yourself healthy, man. Take care of...

Keep yourself healthy, man. Take care of yourself.
Forum: DIY 03-06-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,209
Posted By swylie
I'm beginning to think that off-the-shelf...

I'm beginning to think that off-the-shelf equipment that's designed to seal and hold back water pressure is the way to go for DIY filters. PVC pipe fits the bill. If you made this thing out of six...
Forum: DIY 03-06-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,209
Posted By swylie
Is there any pipe in there, or are those just...

Is there any pipe in there, or are those just fittings glued together? I was looking at pipe at the store the other day and the big stuff is really expensive if you have to buy a whole ten feet or...
Forum: DIY 03-06-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,753
Posted By swylie
I have a metal (non-aquarium) stand that I found...

I have a metal (non-aquarium) stand that I found out in the barn and was way too ugly to use under my display tank. I made a tight-fitting fabric drape for it using hot-melt iron-on glue tape. It...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By swylie
You can buy mech modules at the hardware store...

You can buy mech modules at the hardware store for as little as $20, and replacement filters can be had for something like $4 each. They're called whole-house sediment filters. If you look online,...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By swylie
This doesn't make much sense to me. If you're...

This doesn't make much sense to me. If you're using an air tool, you've gotta have a regulator somewhere in the series.
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By swylie
Nope, it's a genuine regulator. How the heck...

Nope, it's a genuine regulator. How the heck would you use an on/off valve with air tools anyway? For its intended purpose it inherently has to be a regulator. I'm using it on my tank right now,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-04-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By swylie
Huh? It looks like they're $3/set at BigAls...

Huh? It looks like they're $3/set at BigAls...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,516
Posted By swylie
I have a dozen ember tetras in my 10g. They...

I have a dozen ember tetras in my 10g. They school nicely.
Forum: Fish 03-02-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By swylie
For the future, keep in mind that corys are a...

For the future, keep in mind that corys are a schooling fish, and do best when they're kept with several of their own species. I have six Corydoras sterbai, and while they'll go off on little jaunts...
Forum: DIY 03-02-2008, 03:13 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 31,238
Posted By swylie
Read that ReefCentral thread. It's long, but...

Read that ReefCentral thread. It's long, but there are some really interesting bits. People bring up that idea a couple of times, and the designer replies that he recommends against it. Those...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,598
Posted By swylie
For what it's worth, FUD = Fear, Uncertainty and...

For what it's worth, FUD = Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
Forum: DIY 03-01-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,350
Posted By swylie
That's very important. It means you'll need a...

That's very important. It means you'll need a wall-wart that puts out 6 VDC and is capable of at least an amp of current.
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,598
Posted By swylie
Uh... :icon_roll The poly pillow batting that...

Uh... :icon_roll The poly pillow batting that I bought at WalMart specifically warns that it's not flame resistant. Can you dig up some evidence for your claims? I could see making this into a...
Forum: DIY 02-29-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 31,238
Posted By swylie
Such stands could be easily corrected though. ...

Such stands could be easily corrected though. I'm not an engineer and I haven't run the numbers, so don't take my word for it though. This is just my opinion. If those stands had braces glued into...
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