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Forum: DIY   11-15-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By NatCh
Sounds interesting ... got any pictures?

Sounds interesting ... got any pictures?
Forum: Equipment   06-27-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,975
Posted By NatCh
I recently learned that there's some discussion...

I recently learned that there's some discussion about polyester resins leaching toxins into water, which would mean that this stuff would need to be epoxy sealed to be aquarium safe. Not necessarily...
Forum: Equipment   05-14-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
Y'all're doing better than Jackson is. We just...

Y'all're doing better than Jackson is. We just have PetsmartCo (yes, both, about a mile and a half apart).

I have found evidence of three or four actual aquarium shops that existed here at some...
Forum: Equipment   05-12-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
Yeah, sometimes ya just gotta start over. (shrug)

Yeah, sometimes ya just gotta start over. (shrug)
Forum: Equipment   05-12-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
Can you tell where the air is getting into the...

Can you tell where the air is getting into the loop? That's a pretty significant dysfunction, I expect the AL pump will manage it well enough, but it seems like dealing with the syphon breakage...
Forum: Equipment   04-17-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
I've long since stopped paying attention to my...

I've long since stopped paying attention to my heater's setting in favor of just watching the thermometer. (shrug) Eventually, I plan to add a heater controller module to the works in hopes of...
Forum: Equipment   03-27-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
I think SlammedDC2 is suggesting an external...

I think SlammedDC2 is suggesting an external heater controller, such as this one (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3743+23735&pcatid=23735) (I'm not suggesting that one,...
Forum: Equipment   03-21-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
I wonder about putting one of those "hatch &...

I wonder about putting one of those "hatch & feed" brine shrimp thingies in there ... near the pump intake ....
Forum: Equipment   03-20-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
Great. Another competely unproductive day at...

Great. Another competely unproductive day at work tomorrow.

:D
Forum: Equipment   03-20-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
There's a flow calculator here...

There's a flow calculator here (http://www.beananimal.com/articles/hydraulics-for-the-aquarist.aspx) that can give you a good idea what flow a particular arrangement can handle. It's kinda fun to...
Forum: Equipment   03-09-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
Don't the plants do that too? Use a...

Don't the plants do that too?


Use a second drain line to take up the slack -- Google "herbie overflow" for details on the approach.
Forum: Equipment   02-24-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
I saw them do a "downstairs" sump on a really...

I saw them do a "downstairs" sump on a really huge tank on the show Tanked (http://animal.discovery.com/tv/tanked/), so I'm guessing that there isn't an inherent problem with it.

I think the...
Forum: Equipment   02-24-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,529
Posted By NatCh
I talked to a friend of mine who is an...

I talked to a friend of mine who is an electrician. Apparently the plug in ones (not in wall) all have the manual reset on power loss "feature", but he'd never heard of an in-wall one doing that.
...
Forum: Equipment   02-16-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By NatCh
looking at glasscages's...

looking at glasscages's (http://www.glasscages.com) size lists I see a 48x24x17, a 48x36x17 and a 48x30x25. (those are under the glass, rimmed (http://glasscages.com/?sAction=ViewCat&lCatID=2)...
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
Makes sense, but for what I have in mind we're...

Makes sense, but for what I have in mind we're talking quite a chunka change, and then there's the custom stand I have in mind to build ... plus, of course, the tools I'll need for that job .... ...
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
True, but I don't have time or funds just now,...

True, but I don't have time or funds just now, regardless, only hopes and dreams ... and plans. :D
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
Prowly build, most likely a 15~20 sump on a 70...

Prowly build, most likely a 15~20 sump on a 70 tall, if I have my way and don't change my mind in the meantime.

But not soon, I'm afraid. :( I have to sell the wife on a larger tank so there...
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,302
Posted By NatCh
Is there room for those who would have a sump if...

Is there room for those who would have a sump if they could but currently can't? If not I can wait. :smile:
Forum: Equipment   02-04-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,162
Posted By NatCh
Nah, you were clear, I was the foggy one. ...

Nah, you were clear, I was the foggy one.

Sorry again, everyone.
Forum: Equipment   02-04-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,162
Posted By NatCh
Sorry, galabar, my response to your first...

Sorry, galabar, my response to your first question was clearly affected by the same mental flatulence that produced my rather ... interesting calculations in the other thread. Also, I apparently...
Forum: Equipment   02-04-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,162
Posted By NatCh
Well, that puts me in good company, I suppose. ...

Well, that puts me in good company, I suppose. :smile:
Forum: Equipment   02-04-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,045
Posted By NatCh
After further reflection, and having a few rather...

After further reflection, and having a few rather obvious things pointed out to me (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/equipment/163708-co2-flow-control-ultimate.html), I've realized that all of these...
Forum: Equipment   02-04-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,162
Posted By NatCh
Well, no, of course not. The second bubble...

Well, no, of course not. The second bubble counter would be operating at a different pressure than the first one.

Give me a break here, guys, I did specify:


Hoppy raises an extremely valid...
Forum: Equipment   02-03-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By NatCh
The CO2 reactor will drop the flow some, as will...

The CO2 reactor will drop the flow some, as will the rise up to the tank (the 1200 GPH rating is at 0' vertical pumping distance). I'd say that unless the price difference was a significant issue...
Forum: Equipment   02-03-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By NatCh
Makes good sense to me.

Makes good sense to me.
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