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Forum: Fish   10-26-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By sumer
No hybrid here. The swrdtail in the middle looks...

No hybrid here. The swrdtail in the middle looks like a morph of X alvarezi. A good friend of mine has developed a selective strain that he calls X. alvarezi 'Gold'.

Also, I am typing this...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   10-21-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By sumer
Coming soon :)

Coming soon :)
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   10-18-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By sumer
Here's one from my side. Not a fish that you...

Here's one from my side. Not a fish that you encounter everyday. It is in India:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UApusC4kiO4
Forum: Lighting   07-20-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By sumer
Thanks :)

Thanks :)
Forum: Equipment   07-16-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By sumer
This seems like my kind of thread ;) You can...

This seems like my kind of thread ;)
You can get commercial times which have 8 on/off settings that can be set to second's accuracy.
Then you have the second kind that can have 20 on/off setting at...
Forum: Lighting   07-09-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By sumer
Smile A comprehensive guide to practically build a wifi controlled DIY LED Unit

Plant lovers,

I have written an article on building DIY LED Unit for planted tanks. Please check it out, feel free to ask me questions, post suggestions etc.
In a nutshell, it is a wifi...
Forum: Equipment   07-04-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 36,365
Posted By sumer
Those liquid filled gauges are a piece of art....

Those liquid filled gauges are a piece of art. What do I need to hook the needle valve to my computer? I want to regulate CO2 over wifi. Another crazy idea! smallest geared motor?
Forum: Plants   06-26-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By sumer
Just took a little more than a year to...

Just took a little more than a year to investigate and track it down.
I germinated it from the seeds; so the seeds are fertile. Origin is very dear to my heart and I visited it earlier this year.
I...
Forum: Plants   06-25-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By sumer
Huff! Just got this bad boy in my tank!

Huff!
Just got this bad boy in my tank!
Forum: Equipment   06-25-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,639
Posted By sumer
A'ight. Time to revive this thread. I...

A'ight. Time to revive this thread.

I started with Cal aqua's inline diffuser. The problem with that is, it does not diffuse using the whole white part. Only one small part is diffusing all the...
Forum: Fish   06-19-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By sumer
^^ Comment above explained it well. Death of...

^^ Comment above explained it well. Death of cories have a very clear reason here. No doubt about that. I am sure the bottle of that medicine has it written on it too.

Picking is very natural....
Forum: Fish   06-19-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By sumer
Bleeding hearts are shameless fish. They're just...

Bleeding hearts are shameless fish. They're just being grumpy because they're new. Put them in your bigger tank, tap the tank a few times before feeding. That will help *train* them.
Once you start...
Forum: DIY   06-18-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,766
Posted By sumer
Awesome! I always wanted to make my own cabinet...

Awesome! I always wanted to make my own cabinet but lack of time and tools always make me buy one.
This one looks so cool. Please post more photos.
Forum: Fish   06-16-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By sumer
That's what you feed to your betta. I sometimes...

That's what you feed to your betta. I sometimes include some backworms, white worms, cyclops etc.
Feed good and they will make better babies ;)
Forum: Tank Journals   06-12-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,401
Posted By sumer
It was Hydor brand. Here: Amazon.com : Hydor 50w...

It was Hydor brand. Here: Amazon.com : Hydor 50w Hydrokable Substrate Heater, 20' - for Aquariums 16-33 gal : Heat Cable : Pet Supplies

I haven't plugged it in yet. Just wanted to see a before and...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-11-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,401
Posted By sumer
Videos will come out in a few days :) Here are...

Videos will come out in a few days :)
Here are a few photos:

Lepanthes clareae. I hope this orchid will bloom soon....
Forum: Equipment   06-10-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By sumer
I am using a ADA outflow and Cal aqua inlet on my...

I am using a ADA outflow and Cal aqua inlet on my 2217. Absolutely love the outlet. Inlet is a little bigger for my tank. BUt almost all the inflows for 17mm pipe would be that big. It's just the way...
Forum: Equipment   06-04-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By sumer
It has become a hit or a miss lately. I was lucky...

It has become a hit or a miss lately. I was lucky that my 90-P was a good one! But then I dealt with AFA in CA. I asked Steven to closely inspect the piece before shipping.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-04-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,401
Posted By sumer
Thanks. I stopped counting the $ spent a long...

Thanks. I stopped counting the $ spent a long time ago. LOL. It's up and running and I like it. Don't wanna let the $$ thing ruin the fun now.

Water that drains from the wall come to a drainage...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-03-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,401
Posted By sumer
Yes, sir!

Yes, sir!
Forum: Tank Journals   06-02-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,401
Posted By sumer
Update time: I started things from making...

Update time:

I started things from making some ADA amazonia balls by filling it in pantyhose.
http://medias.photodeck.com/9713c780-dd17-4edc-8005-8befe2418026/IMG_8380_xlarge.jpg

I was...
Forum: DIY   05-28-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By sumer
I have written some basic articles on DIY LEDs...

I have written some basic articles on DIY LEDs for aquariums (links in my signature).
Both the links that Jeff mentioned are of great help.

Regarding the drivers: Constant current (dimmable or...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-27-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,401
Posted By sumer
Food for thought

Food for thought
Forum: Tank Journals   05-27-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,401
Posted By sumer
A'ight, time for some more action. I ordered...

A'ight, time for some more action.
I ordered some nice plants for the wall. They would be here by Friday or Sat.

I recently discovered that mistking timer has only 8 on and off settings. Then I...
Forum: DIY   05-23-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By sumer
That's true. Well, Seems like delay is what I...

That's true. Well, Seems like delay is what I will have to use.
I will go with it. Next thing is to make it work with a 4 way Rotary Switch so that I can predefine 4 time intervals.
Thanks very...
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