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Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Ozymandius
Nice summary, Diana. Adding to my archives..... ...

Nice summary, Diana. Adding to my archives.....

Ozzy
Forum: Substrate 06-03-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Ozymandius
If the sand and lava rock are different sizes,...

If the sand and lava rock are different sizes, they will separate over time and you will have three distinct layers. Smallest particle size on bottom.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Ozymandius
I gave up my breeder racks 15 years ago but I...

I gave up my breeder racks 15 years ago but I remember putzing around and in the tanks all the time. Top of the lowest rack of tanks right at 6 feet. Top of the highest rack of tanks at almost 7...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Ozymandius
Diffuser is also a good idea. It lets the co2...

Diffuser is also a good idea. It lets the co2 dissolve into the water instead of bubbling up to the surface. There are lots of diffusers available.

Cheap choices if you're on a budget:
(1) ...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-25-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,777
Posted By Ozymandius
I'm not too proud to admit that I plagiarize good...

I'm not too proud to admit that I plagiarize good ideas. The pathway and arbor will appear at sometime in one of my tanks. :)

Ozzy
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 15,322
Posted By Ozymandius
An oldie but a goodie.

An oldie but a goodie.
Forum: Substrate 05-22-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 159,086
Posted By Ozymandius
foolish question I know, but if you opt to use a...

foolish question I know, but if you opt to use a soil with a high proportion of fine organic material, will you end up with mts with a denser quantity of mineralized nutrients. If so, I would be...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 15,322
Posted By Ozymandius
Thx for the cabinet info. Will post my parts...

Thx for the cabinet info. Will post my parts when I go back to the office next week. This is going to be for the office tank.

Ozzy
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 15,322
Posted By Ozymandius
Gotta be honest. The blue light was way cool. I...

Gotta be honest. The blue light was way cool. I also think I am jonesing for your cabinet. I like the glass in it. Where did you pick it up? It goes well with the color of the red tank.
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 15,322
Posted By Ozymandius
Likely that I will replace the solenoid. After...

Likely that I will replace the solenoid. After all, why ask for advice when you're not going to follow it. I like to play with my toys so it follows that I'd like to touch the durn parts without...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 15,322
Posted By Ozymandius
Hey Bettatail -- In reading over my prior...

Hey Bettatail --

In reading over my prior post, it comes across as a little snarky and argumentative. That was not my intention at all. I am genuinely appreciative of the feedback and for the...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 15,322
Posted By Ozymandius
Thanks, Bettatail. The solenoid was the part I...

Thanks, Bettatail. The solenoid was the part I was least comfortable with. Just to clarify, the problem with this solenoid is not the max pressure rating but the fact that it is ungrounded and that...
Forum: DIY 05-17-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,147
Posted By Ozymandius
Thoughtful design. Elegant execution. I am...

Thoughtful design. Elegant execution. I am deeply humbled....
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 15,322
Posted By Ozymandius
Hey all - I'm ready to put my rig together...

Hey all - I'm ready to put my rig together finally. Any comments?

Regulator - (Air Products E12-C144A)
* Repurposed stainless steel 2 stage oxygen regulator
* Max output of 10 psi
...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Ozymandius
For what it's worth, I just did the same thing...

For what it's worth, I just did the same thing and placed an ad on craigslist that I was buying. Prices here in fairfield county are higher than the rest of the country as a comparison. After some...
Forum: Substrate 05-12-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By Ozymandius
Thx Lochaber. I don't have any dolomite handy...

Thx Lochaber. I don't have any dolomite handy nor a desire to buy a big bag when I only need a handful or two. However, I do have massive amounts of crushed marble dust from my sculptor friend. ...
Forum: Substrate 05-12-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Ozymandius
Read Dogfish's ToxicTen. After you get done...

Read Dogfish's ToxicTen. After you get done laughing your arse off at the idea of planting in dog poo, you will never worry about putting organics in your substrate again.
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Ozymandius
Try adding a high quality metal check valve...

Try adding a high quality metal check valve between the Needle valve and bubble counter. They're only about 5 bucks. Hopefully that buys you a little time.
Forum: Lighting 05-05-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Ozymandius
Whoever advised you against LED is probably...

Whoever advised you against LED is probably looking at several generations ago. Modern LEDs are being used in favor of fluorescents all the time. Many of the marine reef applications also use LEDs....
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ozymandius
2 regs hooked in parallel so you can carbonate...

2 regs hooked in parallel so you can carbonate two kegs at the same time. You can reconfigure if you like and use just one or put them in series to simulate a two stage regulator. Bettatail or...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Ozymandius
Two undersized heaters is a good idea. If the...

Two undersized heaters is a good idea. If the thermostat sticks on one, it takes a much longer time to fry the fish if at all. If they are sized appropriately, the good heater will turn off and the...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By Ozymandius
It's called an AC50 because it's rated for tanks...

It's called an AC50 because it's rated for tanks up to 50 gallons. Hagen recommends 20 to 50 gallon tanks. I don't disagree wit the suggestion to use the AC70 since a nominal increase in cost gives...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Ozymandius
I dislike the idea of a reactor on the inlet side...

I dislike the idea of a reactor on the inlet side because over time, detritus will accumulate in it. I'd rather have filtered water going through it to reduce maintenance. It's bad enough cleaning...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 72,117
Posted By Ozymandius
Hi all I have a new/old stock 2 stage O2...

Hi all

I have a new/old stock 2 stage O2 regulator that I am repurposing for CO2 by changing the existing CGA fitting. I am enamored with the idea of a paintball CO2 tank (translated - my...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Ozymandius
Interesting idea. But doesn't the pH drop at...

Interesting idea. But doesn't the pH drop at night since CO2 concentrations increase and then pH increases in the daytime as CO2 concentrations drop due to photosynthesis. Seems like it would be...
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