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Forum: DIY 02-22-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,613
Posted By hamato
I got it from ebay, basically the waterproofed...

I got it from ebay, basically the waterproofed ds18b20 but the shorter version. An ebay search for "mini Thermometer waterproof model temperature sensor temperature probe" will bring it up.

For...
Forum: DIY 02-22-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,613
Posted By hamato
Here's how I do mine. Works pretty well! ...

Here's how I do mine. Works pretty well!

http://i.imgur.com/U6ownHs.jpg
Forum: DIY 01-24-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,048
Posted By hamato
I actually have to power an arduino based device...

I actually have to power an arduino based device (currently powered from 10v power supply) 2 of the 6v dosing pumps and a 12v water pump. I'm trying to do this with a minimum of power supplies &...
Forum: DIY 01-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,048
Posted By hamato
On a side note what relay board are you using? I...

On a side note what relay board are you using? I see some on the bay listed as " 4-Channel Relay Module DC 5V With Optocoupler For Arduino PIC ARM AVR DSP" for under $5. Will this work for simple...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By hamato
I drilled the top of my stand so the pipes slip...

I drilled the top of my stand so the pipes slip down into the inside if the cabinet.
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By hamato
What do people think of the brass ones on ebay? ...

What do people think of the brass ones on ebay? They are like $4, but is there any benefit to using them over the cheapo plastic ones?

http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab228/ubarn/P1040707.jpg
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-30-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By hamato
Firefox with adblock plus & noscript. I haven't...

Firefox with adblock plus & noscript. I haven't seen an ad in years. ABP does have an option to allow non intrusive ads (googles text adds for example) but that can be unchecked.
Forum: Plants 08-26-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By hamato
Well I increased my dosing. Previously I was...

Well I increased my dosing. Previously I was dosing a weeks worth once a week. Now I'm dosing every second day at roughly 2x EI dosing. I read that the holes in the leaves may be caused by lack...
Forum: Plants 08-26-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By hamato
Similar issue with mine, though I am also having...

Similar issue with mine, though I am also having algae issues. I'm also losing seemingly healthy leaves. I'd be interested to know if increasing K solves your problems!
...
Forum: Plants 08-21-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By hamato
If I increase the CO2 any higher, it starts...

If I increase the CO2 any higher, it starts killing my fish. One thing though is the levels don't get high enough to cause this until about 6-7 hours into injection (I start co2 1.5 hours before...
Forum: Plants 08-21-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By hamato
Sad Hygro & hc

This is what I'm dealing with. I have about 8 stems of various species of hygrophila and every few days I'm fishing leaves out of the tank that look like the below picture. Many of the leaves still...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By hamato
I've had an Aquaclear HOB drain 1/4 of my tank...

I've had an Aquaclear HOB drain 1/4 of my tank water by overflowing before. I guess the media was somehow seated improperly and it caused it to slowly overflow.
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By hamato
The main issue I had with a glass lid was if it...

The main issue I had with a glass lid was if it was too close to the water, CO2 would build up to dangerous levels. as long as there is enough of an air gap it will be fine.
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By hamato
Isn't the 2217 outflow 1/2" and inflow...

Isn't the 2217 outflow 1/2" and inflow 5/8"?
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By hamato
I did this to prime my 2217 a few days ago.. It...

I did this to prime my 2217 a few days ago.. It did not go well because I forgot the system was full of pvc cement fumes... That was not a pleasant experience!
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By hamato
Got the lighting installed. More spillover than...

Got the lighting installed. More spillover than I would have liked. I should have went for the 40 degree optics instead of the 60 I think!

http://i.imgur.com/Dh0hQKy.jpg

Still deciding if I...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-05-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By hamato
Updates: I filled the tank so I could test...

Updates:

I filled the tank so I could test the flow. I think there is more than enough with the 2217. In the pic above, the eheim outflow jet is actually angled down and cleared a hole in the...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-03-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By hamato
acitydweller: I've seen a few other 12g longs...

acitydweller: I've seen a few other 12g longs with the setup like this so I'm hoping the 2217 will have enough flow. If not I guess I'll have to drill the other side of the stand as well. Also as...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-03-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By hamato
Arrow Hamato's 12g Long!

So I've jumped on board the 12g train and started my own!

TANK: Mr Aqua 12g Long
FILTER: Eheim 2217.
STAND: 3/4 plywood DIY stand.
LIGHTING: 1 strip of Aluminum channel with 8-10 cree...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By hamato
When I was looking at buying from amazon, I...

When I was looking at buying from amazon, I noticed there were a lot of complaints about the vendor shipping the filters just in the box they came in, which resulted in the lower filter intake...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By hamato
I just bought one from there a month ago. Free...

I just bought one from there a month ago. Free shipping and a 10% discount code (just google for one) made it the cheapest I could find.
Forum: DIY 05-23-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By hamato
I didn't trust HD to make good cuts, so I went to...

I didn't trust HD to make good cuts, so I went to a local lumber supplier and paid them to do it. it was $1/cut but if you use a program like http://cutlistplus.com/ you can optimize your plywood...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-22-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By hamato
All of my losses have been ones that have...

All of my losses have been ones that have scurried to freedom. They are also my distance record holder at making it 10 ft away from the tank. Previous record holder was a SAE at 4 ft!

So in...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By hamato
I'm planning on the same thing for my tank, I was...

I'm planning on the same thing for my tank, I was originally going to go with inline but I don't think I can make it sufficiently leak proof.

I saw some insta brand ones cheap on ebay that look...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By hamato
What about the acrylic pipes listed on the bay? ...

What about the acrylic pipes listed on the bay? They are $10 each. Also planning on a 12g long but would rather not deal with glass breakage issues!

"DIY Aquarium Acrylics Filter Pipe...
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