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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-09-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By farmhand
If you like science, watch this guys video's. ...

If you like science, watch this guys video's. This one will not directly answer your questions but it's a start.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svaE_U5lOsg&sns=em
Forum: Lighting   12-09-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By farmhand
Thanks for the link Hoppy. :) Would a LUX meter...

Thanks for the link Hoppy. :) Would a LUX meter app on a smart phone divided by 78 (the number from your link) be a close enough PAR number to work with?
I'd rather do the math than a drill.
Forum: Lighting   12-09-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By farmhand
Great Info! What are t5ho's? 74 to 76? And is...

Great Info! What are t5ho's? 74 to 76? And is there a factor for not having water in the tank while taking the measurement? Like every inch of water lowers the Par by a %.

Now I just got to go...
Forum: Lighting   12-08-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By farmhand
Par Meter question

Any opinions concerning the following Par meter?

http://growershouse.com/basic-quantum-meter-micromols?gclid=CIygxoHKt8ICFYyTfgodoyQAZA

Thanks
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By farmhand
I have well water and my nitrates are very high...

I have well water and my nitrates are very high at 51ppm. The plants love it and I wouldn't worry too much about the fish either. However I like filtered water to lower the PH to make compressed...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-05-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,388
Posted By farmhand
:thumbsup::thumbsup: Very nicely done.

:thumbsup::thumbsup:
Very nicely done.
Forum: Equipment   03-05-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By farmhand
I have read the teeth cut the water more thereby...

I have read the teeth cut the water more thereby opening up the surface allowing more Co2 to excape. Do you run Co2 with this unit? No experence here with overflows. Just sounds like a fun project....
Forum: Equipment   03-05-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By farmhand
I believe you are correct. And with a 20 long,...

I believe you are correct. And with a 20 long, if I set the 2" foam filter leaving 6" clear for the pump, I still have 22" x 12" of space for floaters which is greater than a 10 gal.
Thanks
Forum: Equipment   03-04-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By farmhand
Glass-Holes Overflow w/second floater sump

I have a project in mind to mount a Glass-Holes Super Nano Overflow kit on a 20 tall. The sump would be a 10 gallon with foam block. Also thinking I would loop some pump water back into a second 10...
Forum: Equipment   03-04-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By farmhand
Only speaking from what I have read, not...

Only speaking from what I have read, not experienced, the non-teeth units are better for planted tanks. Why do you say go with teeth? Also I've seen saltwater guys use the smaller box with lots of...
Forum: Equipment   03-02-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By farmhand
If I put a Glass-Holes overflow into a 20 gal...

If I put a Glass-Holes overflow into a 20 gal using a 10 gal sump, which overflow should I use?
Are teeth good or not?
What pump would you spec?
If this works out I may upgrade to a 30 gal rimless...
Forum: Equipment   03-02-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,505
Posted By farmhand
Not to hijack this thread, but talking sumps...

Not to hijack this thread, but talking sumps here... Have anyone seen this overflow?
http://glass-holes.com/Overflow-Kits_c3.htm
I'm thinking of trying one of these on a 20 or 30 gal just to try...
Forum: Substrate   03-02-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By farmhand
I found the info on this link very useful. ...

I found the info on this link very useful.
http://www.siliconvalleyaquariumsociety.com/Downloads/Light_limiting_talk_for_SVAS.pdf
Forum: Substrate   03-01-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By farmhand
I can't give you good info on dirt tanks but I...

I can't give you good info on dirt tanks but I would not get too hung up on what is high or low tech. With all the changes in aquarium management, the lines are very blurred to what is or is not...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-01-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By farmhand
Excess nutrients cause algae is another. ...

Excess nutrients cause algae is another.
http://www.siliconvalleyaquariumsociety.com/Downloads/Light_limiting_talk_for_SVAS.pdf
I'm just coming back after a couple of years away and feel like I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-01-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 37,286
Posted By farmhand
I have been watching this tank for awhile. Very...

I have been watching this tank for awhile. Very nice
Forum: Equipment   02-28-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By farmhand
How does the Glass Holes Kit system compare with...

How does the Glass Holes Kit system compare with the Bean system?
I've never had a sump but thinking it would be nice to fill a sump with fast growing floaters with high light hooked to a tank with...
Forum: DIY   02-27-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,800
Posted By farmhand
1. Would you add a larger picture that I can save...

1. Would you add a larger picture that I can save for easier reading?
2. Any ideas on finding a known PAR?
Thank you
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-26-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By farmhand
Having done this before, and now starting again,...

Having done this before, and now starting again, this time I am starting a grow-out tank before I start scaping a tank. This will allow me to collect deals I find. Figure out what I like and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-26-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,502
Posted By farmhand
Thanks. Light is dolphin curve LED available on...

Thanks. Light is dolphin curve LED available on Amazon[/QUOTE]

Is it the 6 or 9 LED model? Do you have any idea how much par it gives off?
Forum: DIY   02-26-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,800
Posted By farmhand
I used to own a CNC shop for 20 plus years. I...

I used to own a CNC shop for 20 plus years. I did most the CAD drawings myself. I also have a friend who teaches CAD/CAM and I have access to his equipment. I would consider this an interesting...
Forum: DIY   02-26-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,800
Posted By farmhand
What would the possibility be of someone...

What would the possibility be of someone assembling and selling the sensor units which then could be attached to our own lux meter? Like most people I believe on this one, I would find acquiring the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-26-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,502
Posted By farmhand
Looks good! Healthy looking plants

Looks good! Healthy looking plants
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-25-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,391
Posted By farmhand
I just realized the light that comes with the...

I just realized the light that comes with the package is much smaller than you are using. Would I be correct that the light coming with the package won't do much?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-25-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,391
Posted By farmhand
I've left this hobby a few years ago. Excuse me...

I've left this hobby a few years ago. Excuse me for being amazed at the changes upon my return. When I started they hadn't invented dirt yet. :eek5:
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