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Forum: Tank Journals 05-23-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,998
Posted By RobMc
Hey thanks for following - The tank is still...

Hey thanks for following - The tank is still doing well, though growth is slow.

The light is on hold as my bulbs have not yet come from china. *shakes fist*

Also, I didn't even think of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-18-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,902
Posted By RobMc
Thanks VJM. My Betta, Angelo, is quite the king...

Thanks VJM. My Betta, Angelo, is quite the king of the jungle in there - though he still enjoys pats on the head :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,902
Posted By RobMc
After a little trim and some replanting: ...

After a little trim and some replanting:

http://i.imgur.com/6pzKA9x.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/NOOmk4m.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xaShrGI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9cqhvVc.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,902
Posted By RobMc
Some updated shots as the tank adjusts to the new...

Some updated shots as the tank adjusts to the new light. I'm still not too hot on the color rendition:

Think I'm going to have to put angelo on a diet soon:
http://i.imgur.com/DsPvi0U.jpg
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,902
Posted By RobMc
Greedy, it is actually made out of wood. If...

Greedy, it is actually made out of wood. If you're interested in the process, I have a build thread here http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=294610&highlight=

Adam, shamefully, in...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-04-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,835
Posted By RobMc
Well, the trimming results look great to me.

Well, the trimming results look great to me.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-04-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,835
Posted By RobMc
Very clean layout. How often do you trim to keep...

Very clean layout. How often do you trim to keep the nice shapes? All of my plants turn into leggy monsters.
Forum: DIY 04-04-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,038
Posted By RobMc
Wow, super clean build. Really diggin the serial...

Wow, super clean build. Really diggin the serial tail. Have you noticed any more or less algae to plant growth ratio with this light?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-04-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,160
Posted By RobMc
Great look with the nana-petite. This is a...

Great look with the nana-petite. This is a completely under-rated ground cover from the look of your tank.

Also neat to see such a long progression. Best of luck, I hope to see this thread in...
Forum: Substrate 04-04-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By RobMc
+1 to the floaters. They'll serve to remove...

+1 to the floaters. They'll serve to remove nutrients from the water column (where you don't really want them anyway). If you're having issues with algae, why not try removing "ferts" instead of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,953
Posted By RobMc
Hi HamToast, (PS:you have a delicious name) ...

Hi HamToast, (PS:you have a delicious name)

Essentially, for gas exchange to occur, the surface tension of the water must be broken. Air stones do this by bringing water from the bottom of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,902
Posted By RobMc
It's grown out a bit since the last shots. Also...

It's grown out a bit since the last shots. Also I've built a 20W led light to replace the two cfls.

http://i.imgur.com/XZBIncGl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GK3wiT7l.jpg
...
Forum: DIY 04-03-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By RobMc
Up and running: ...

Up and running:

http://i.imgur.com/XZBIncGl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GK3wiT7l.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5SEHuGvl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/19cbBE0l.jpg
Forum: DIY 04-02-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By RobMc
http://i.imgur.com/iMVKar6l.jpg mocked up...

http://i.imgur.com/iMVKar6l.jpg

mocked up over the tank

http://i.imgur.com/XKfY9mml.jpg

This is how the light will be seated

http://i.imgur.com/qYHUbtIl.jpg
Forum: DIY 04-02-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By RobMc
20W Multichip LED build (Fluval Ebi / Flora)

I had originally planned to rapid prototype a mounting bracket for a P4 heats - Thread Here (http://www.bostonreefers.org/forums/showthread.php?130773-Nano-Reef-LED-Bracket-%28cad-3d-Printer%29)...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-26-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,998
Posted By RobMc
To get the spread I'd like and the mounting...

To get the spread I'd like and the mounting height, I'd have to go with 30 degree optics:

The fixtures I'm currently sourcing have 45 degree optics, which gives me about 130% coverage at the top...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-26-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,998
Posted By RobMc
Found a source for 12W GU10 LEDs. To start, the...

Found a source for 12W GU10 LEDs. To start, the fixture would be a mix of cool white and warm white. Eventually I would like this to be digitally dimmable, allowing for a sunrise / noon / sunset...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-24-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,998
Posted By RobMc
Hi samee, For this video I used Corel power...

Hi samee,
For this video I used Corel power director. It's very easy and intuitive. I have used Vegas in the past and liked that equally. Really for a video this simple (audio track + fades) any...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-23-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,998
Posted By RobMc
Thanks. I have very minor algae issues,...

Thanks. I have very minor algae issues, generally localized to decaying leaves / wood. After very heavy feeding, or when the rams decide to dig up the grass. -_- I do get a little growth on the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By RobMc
Looking super-clean - also curious about the...

Looking super-clean - also curious about the filtration.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 35,367
Posted By RobMc
Algae? Amano bro's got your back

Algae? Amano bro's got your back
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 63,312
Posted By RobMc
The reds really pop under those LED's. Can't...

The reds really pop under those LED's. Can't wait to see what kind of growth you get in a techy system like this.

Though, that scratching post right next to the tank 0_0
You brave man you
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,439
Posted By RobMc
Wow - 20g EL is the new 12 L ;) Can we get a...

Wow - 20g EL is the new 12 L ;)

Can we get a shot with the actinics? I've always been curious how that would light a planted tank.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,067
Posted By RobMc
Damn, what do you attribute your dense growth to?

Damn, what do you attribute your dense growth to?
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,998
Posted By RobMc
Down to just 3 youngins, but they're looking...

Down to just 3 youngins, but they're looking pretty good. Hoping at least two make it out of the woods.
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