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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-26-2008, 03:00 PM
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Posted By dipan
Thanks for the links. Pricey, but looks to be...

Thanks for the links. Pricey, but looks to be really good ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-26-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By dipan
Wow, Tom ... one of the only tanks I've seen...

Wow, Tom ... one of the only tanks I've seen where normally tall stem plants are in the foreground. Is that tank four feet deep or what?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-26-2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,166
Posted By dipan
It's kinda more than just replumbing the drain...

It's kinda more than just replumbing the drain line to the hot water supply. The system has to be engineered with the proper flow restrictor to account for the increased backpressure on the drain...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-25-2008, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By dipan
I also have Endler's that eat dead plants and...

I also have Endler's that eat dead plants and some algae. I liken it more to salad, though, and regular fish food as the "steak" or "pizza" ... :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-25-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,166
Posted By dipan
I'm also using the Watts Zero Waste RO system. ...

I'm also using the Watts Zero Waste RO system. It does plumb water back into the hot water line. You have to make sure the RO unit is not too close to the hot water heater otherwise backflowing hot...
Forum: DIY   01-13-2008, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By dipan
Cool info. Thanks ... If they're cheap enough,...

Cool info. Thanks ... If they're cheap enough, two plumbed in parallel would add redundancy to significantly decrease the possiblility of failing in the open position.
Forum: DIY   01-12-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By dipan
You know what, it's actually a 1/4" (fairly cheap...

You know what, it's actually a 1/4" (fairly cheap ~$30) solenoid from autotopoff.com (link (http://www.autotopoff.com/products/solenoid/index.htm)) with 3/8" JG ends on it. I'm using 3/8"...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-12-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By dipan
There are also some fish that can eat surface...

There are also some fish that can eat surface scum. Apparently black mollies do, but I've not had luck with them in soft acidic water. I have a pack of Endler's that seem to have cured my surface...
Forum: DIY   01-12-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By dipan
I realize you're using gravity to drain, but...

I realize you're using gravity to drain, but couldn't you put a pump inline with the solenoid to speed things up? I use a pump, a 3/8" solenoid, and after going up about 8 feet, across a 20 foot...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-10-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 36,966
Posted By dipan
I love it! Now that's high tech!!!

I love it! Now that's high tech!!!
Forum: Equipment   01-10-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By dipan
I'll have to second the recommendation for the...

I'll have to second the recommendation for the higher quality product from Rex. Also, from what I've heard, the Milwaukee regulator may not be the most accurate in terms of pH measurement.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-10-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,235
Posted By dipan
Interesting that you mention it. One of the...

Interesting that you mention it. One of the other hobbies I'm playing with recently is strobe photography. I have a nikon DSLR and flash that I'm just starting to play with off camera flash ...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-10-2008, 04:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,235
Posted By dipan
Been busy working ... The tank is nicely...

Been busy working ...

The tank is nicely automated. Everything is very reliable. I'm happy with it. Every 4 weeks I mix up a new batch of ferts. I ought to be changing the pleated paper...
Forum: Equipment   01-10-2008, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By dipan
35ppm is a bit high, but it might come down. ...

35ppm is a bit high, but it might come down. Mine comes out at <10 on one unit and ~20 on the other. The left chamber appears to be for DI as a final stage. This, if you put a resin cartridge in...
Forum: DIY   11-04-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,025
Posted By dipan
Wow. Didn't realize these would be so hit or...

Wow. Didn't realize these would be so hit or miss. I have two of the APT peristaltics (DC power, not AC) that have been running perfectly for nearly a year now (nearly 300 cycles each for about...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-19-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,216
Posted By dipan
You get these to breed yet? Wonder if I can mix...

You get these to breed yet? Wonder if I can mix them with red cherry shrimp ... Fintique apparently has more ...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-19-2007, 01:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,048
Posted By dipan
Neat tank! I like the hardscaped background idea...

Neat tank! I like the hardscaped background idea ...

What are your water parameters? Is this tank cycled or are you relying on the plants to take care of the initial ammonia spike? Sorry for...
Forum: DIY   09-18-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,025
Posted By dipan
Guess I'm a little confused. If it's on the...

Guess I'm a little confused.

If it's on the high pressure side, what I'm referring to as outflow, wouldn't a check valve prevent tank water from siphoning out and through your peristaltic pump and...
Forum: Equipment   09-18-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By dipan
I did a quick google search for that part number...

I did a quick google search for that part number and found a PDF indicating that valve has a Cv (coefficient of flow) of 0.35 ... way too high for the low flow rates we need. You need a much lower...
Forum: DIY   09-18-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,025
Posted By dipan
Should not be a problem. Peristaltics are self...

Should not be a problem. Peristaltics are self priming by nature and have relatively high head/pressure capablility. They are also anti-siphon by nature and work like a check valve. I would...
Forum: DIY   09-18-2007, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,025
Posted By dipan
APT Instruments makes pretty inexpensive...

APT Instruments makes pretty inexpensive peristaltics for DIY ...

APT Instruments...
Forum: DIY   09-18-2007, 04:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,025
Posted By dipan
Rather than rebuilding with new pumps, why not...

Rather than rebuilding with new pumps, why not swap the tee over to the canister inlet? You'll have to recalibrate your dose volumes because the negative pressure on the inlet side will actually...
Forum: Fish   09-17-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,816
Posted By dipan
Mollies like to eat livebearer fry ...

Mollies like to eat livebearer fry ...
Forum: DIY   09-02-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,856
Posted By dipan
That serial to Bluetooth is a great idea!!! ...

That serial to Bluetooth is a great idea!!!

I'll prob pick one up ...

Sorry I haven't sent you that code you were asking me for yet. I have to copy it by hand off the ACJr because I don't have...
Forum: Lighting   08-31-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By dipan
How about: I don't have this unit...

How about:

I don't have this unit personally, but it should fit and hellolights is a good outfit ...

That light, BTW, looks like it comes with 50/50 bulbs ... not ideal for a planted tank. ...
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