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Forum: Lighting 07-14-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,748
Posted By Fluffles
Do you get shimmer from this light?

Do you get shimmer from this light?
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Fluffles
Did you need to use checkvalves to prevent ferts...

Did you need to use checkvalves to prevent ferts flowing backwards with your pumps? I'm about to implement the same in my aquarium but haven't been able to test this out yet.
Forum: DIY 04-25-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,917
Posted By Fluffles
I ended up changing the power entry module from...

I ended up changing the power entry module from what you see in the picture above.

I'm using Corcom PSJS0SBX0 ...
Forum: DIY 04-24-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,917
Posted By Fluffles
I used a 10A 20mm fuse. There is a fuse drawer...

I used a 10A 20mm fuse. There is a fuse drawer included with the module where the power cord plugs in.
The relays' max current spec is 10A so that's the main reason I chose this value.
Also, I...
Forum: Lighting 04-14-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Fluffles
I've always wondered if the following circuit...

I've always wondered if the following circuit would work with the Finnex LED lights:
http://i.imgur.com/MvP51zx.jpg
(made a mistake... there's no ground on the AC cable)

I used a similar circuit...
Forum: DIY 03-29-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Fluffles
It depends what setup you have with your tank...

It depends what setup you have with your tank right now.

Most people running high tech tanks with CO2 will usually dose macros from one bottle and micros from another. I've seen some people use...
Forum: DIY 03-23-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,238
Posted By Fluffles
Hi Chad, Just wanted to say I've been following...

Hi Chad,
Just wanted to say I've been following your build with a lot of interest.
Your code has helped me out a tonne to figure out some sequences for my own controller.
Please keep posting...
Forum: DIY 03-23-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,917
Posted By Fluffles
Thanks for posting you code Hunter. I finally had...

Thanks for posting you code Hunter. I finally had time to go through it today and I think I have a better idea of how I'm going to code my scheduler.
It's very easy to follow and well commented,...
Forum: DIY 03-19-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,917
Posted By Fluffles
Thanks everyone! That would be great!...

Thanks everyone!



That would be great! It would be great to see how you approached buttons and LEDs, scheduling, and dosing. I can also share my code if you're interested, but it's still in...
Forum: DIY 03-17-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,917
Posted By Fluffles
Outside dimensions for the box are 13"Lx11"Wx4"H ...

Outside dimensions for the box are 13"Lx11"Wx4"H
Inside dimensions are 12.25"Lx10.5"Wx3.5"H

It's not too much smaller than Hunter's box, but with all these components and wires inside the box,...
Forum: DIY 03-17-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,917
Posted By Fluffles
Hi! I've actually made some good progress over...

Hi!
I've actually made some good progress over the last 2 months. I haven't posted anything on the forums since there seems to be several Arduino projects going on and I feel I don't really have...
Forum: DIY 03-08-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,238
Posted By Fluffles
Wow, thank you! I didn't know that unsigned long...

Wow, thank you! I didn't know that unsigned long would take care of it. Seems like a very easy and elegant solution to the rollover.
Forum: DIY 03-07-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,238
Posted By Fluffles
This is looking great! Thanks for sharing the...

This is looking great!
Thanks for sharing the code.

EDIT: Quick question. You use millis() at times to check for updates in your program. Have you considered the case when millis() overflows and...
Forum: DIY 01-26-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,917
Posted By Fluffles
Most of the parts are in, but I'm still missing...

Most of the parts are in, but I'm still missing the 8-channel relay board, 4x24 LCD, and the 10P terminal blocks. They are coming in from China so it still might be 1-3 weeks from now. Also, I...
Forum: DIY 01-10-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,917
Posted By Fluffles
After looking at benjaf's lighting code, I would...

After looking at benjaf's lighting code, I would recommend you use his code to get you started. My code is a complete hack job that I got up and running in 30min as I was rushed to get my lights...
Forum: DIY 01-07-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,917
Posted By Fluffles
That's a deal! I have a small 10G...

That's a deal!



I have a small 10G tank and bought the AquaRay Mini LED 400 (http://www.jlaquatics.com/product/ld-ar2800/AquaRay+AquaHabitats+Mini+LED+%28Model+400%29.html) about a year ago....
Forum: DIY 01-06-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,917
Posted By Fluffles
From what I understand, the opto-isolation will...

From what I understand, the opto-isolation will protect the Arduino side of things so the Arduino will be fine, but there is still a possibility that the opto-isolator or the IRF540 MOSFET might be...
Forum: DIY 01-05-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,917
Posted By Fluffles
Wow, this is looking great! Thanks so much for...

Wow, this is looking great!
Thanks so much for the parts list. I've had an Arduino Mega controlling my LED lights for about a year now and wanted to expand it to a complete aquarium controller but...
Forum: DIY 12-27-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,917
Posted By Fluffles
Agree with scapegoat above. Can we get a parts...

Agree with scapegoat above. Can we get a parts list, schematics, and maybe where you ordered the parts from?
This is an awesome project and I'm looking at building something like this myself.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,408
Posted By Fluffles
Hey Frrok, can you elaborate on this? I have the...

Hey Frrok, can you elaborate on this? I have the same light and while my plants are very healthy and growing, no plants are showing any red.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-09-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Fluffles
Thanks, but would plants like HC or HM stay low...

Thanks, but would plants like HC or HM stay low to the substrate with the amount of light I have?
Forum: Algae 04-09-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Fluffles
I thought I'd update this thread as it might help...

I thought I'd update this thread as it might help others out.

When I originally posted this thread, I was having a lot of trouble with several types of algae. I was certain that I had BGA and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-09-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Fluffles
Good foreground plants?

I have a 9.5G tank (40x30x30cm) and I'm looking for a good foreground plant to use. My attempt at an Anubias Nana foreground is quickly getting out of control!

The catch is that my tank has a 12W...
Forum: Algae 02-18-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Fluffles
Thanks for the tips. I'll try a combination...

Thanks for the tips.

I'll try a combination of both; I'll lower the lights and up the CO2 until I find the upper limit. It's funny you mention the drop checker. My drop checker is green/light...
Forum: Algae 02-17-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Fluffles
Help me find the imbalance!

My tank has been setup for 5 months now and I've been running into non-stop algae problems.

Here's the specs:

Tank: 9.5G 40x30x30cm
Filter: Eheim 2213 w/ lilypipes; good flow in tank...
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