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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-17-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By pucksr
I think your batteries will hurt the plants. VRLA...

I think your batteries will hurt the plants. VRLA batteries from a UPS are famous for raising the acidity.

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Forum: Lighting 07-16-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By pucksr
Well, I can also "roughly" convert from Lux to...

Well, I can also "roughly" convert from Lux to PAR for a given light type.
I would assume it would generally be good enough for all practical purposes to convert lux to par. I was planning on using...
Forum: DIY 07-16-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By pucksr
The quality of the PCB and the heatsinking is...

The quality of the PCB and the heatsinking is very important.
In my experience RapidLED has done a fairly good job of using good components in his construction. His LED PCB(the board the LED is...
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By pucksr
Looking for PAR meter

Does anyone know of a good PAR meter that can read both foot-candles and PAR? Preferably with an external and waterproof sensor?

I need to be able to measure foot-candles for some other purposes,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-15-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By pucksr
Species doesn't indicate interbreeding...

Species doesn't indicate interbreeding capability. Just look at all of the interbreeding that occurs with other decapods(shrimp). Species just means that these two have unique features which make...
Forum: DIY 07-14-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By pucksr
To be clear, you could have used a "circuit...

To be clear, you could have used a "circuit breaker" for this application. Circuit breakers do this all the time, but only in industrial applications.

Your home circuit breaker normally doesn't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-13-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By pucksr
This is a very valid point. My only reason for...

This is a very valid point.
My only reason for making the point was that zoos and similar have insanely rigorous standards because it is worth it. You need to consider the value added when doing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-12-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By pucksr
Horrible article. No one has ever created a...

Horrible article.

No one has ever created a quarantine tank with pure tap water. Even the newset and worst aquarium keeper would use water from the display tank.

The idiot who wrote that...
Forum: Fish 05-03-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By pucksr
http://www.koivet.com/a_ich_freshwater_koi_pondfis...

http://www.koivet.com/a_ich_freshwater_koi_pondfish_disease.html

Basically, it depends on temperature. The colder the water, the longer the lifecycle.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By pucksr
So, I keep seeing 12V solenoids. Why? 12V...

So, I keep seeing 12V solenoids.

Why? 12V all look like similar wattage to 120V. However, at 0.1x of the voltage you would get 10x the current. This would seem to be more likely to cause heat...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By pucksr
Dealextreme solenoids

Anyone seen these? Any ideas on these?
http://www.dx.com/s/solenoid

Seems like a bunch of 220V stuff, which would probably be better for heat.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-09-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,421
Posted By pucksr
This should help: ...

This should help:
http://iz.carnegiemnh.org/crayfish/country_pages/state_pages/texas.htm

There are some, but dwarf species are harder to find. There are a few Cambarellus dwarf species. I would...
Forum: DIY 08-14-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By pucksr
Wait...you had 50hz? How? Are you saying your...

Wait...you had 50hz? How? Are you saying your rectifier was passing through ripple? That is a problem! Which brand?

For the record, you probably had DC. Electroplating is done with DC. The...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By pucksr
Normal. A solenoid is essentially an electric...

Normal.
A solenoid is essentially an electric magnetic coil that pushes a rod when energized. A spring returns the solenoid to the original position when the coil is de-energized.
We use normally...
Forum: Algae 08-04-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,119
Posted By pucksr
You have no shrimp in the tank? Drop in some...

You have no shrimp in the tank?
Drop in some mollies. They are nearly immune to bad water and they destroy hair algae. They are also relatively cheap. They may not have them in Hawaii though(they...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-29-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By pucksr
Odd that another post is talking about...

Odd that another post is talking about Saf-t-Sorb.
If you want soft water(which usually means low pH), just use that as a substrate.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-29-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By pucksr
My last Saf-T-Sorb tank ran for 2 years. My water...

My last Saf-T-Sorb tank ran for 2 years. My water never stopped being softened. If you dropped 3 inches worth of substrate, you can pretty much kiss hardness goodbye
Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By pucksr
I would definitely try to breed. It might be a...

I would definitely try to breed. It might be a new gene.

Just worried about it being non-genetic because the change is so minor(silver->gold)
However, if this has been seen before from a...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By pucksr
That is fine...but it should have been airtight...

That is fine...but it should have been airtight until the co2 diffuser. If you smelled it BEFORE it bubbled then you had a leak. The aquarium and bubble counter liquid should filter any smell.
...
Forum: Fish 07-25-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By pucksr
I wouldn't rule out it being a different species....

I wouldn't rule out it being a different species. Unlike most of our aquarium fish, cardinal tetras are almost always wild caught.

I wouldn't necessarily call this a mutation either. This seems...
Forum: DIY 07-25-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By pucksr
That doesn't seem right. What stank? You...

That doesn't seem right. What stank?
You shouldn't have been able to smell anything!

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Forum: DIY 07-24-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By pucksr
You could just do a DIY CO2 system.

You could just do a DIY CO2 system.
Forum: DIY 07-23-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By pucksr
http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/regulator...

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/regulator/single/commercial_single_gauge_beer_co2_regulator.shtml?CAWELAID=1372129559&CAGPSPN=pla&catargetid=320012430000076346&cadevice=c&gclid=Cj0KEQjwur2eBR...
Forum: DIY 07-23-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By pucksr
It would regulate pressure. The problem is that...

It would regulate pressure. The problem is that we generally attempt something in the 30psi range. That regulator looks to be aiming for the 300psi range. It wouldn't work.

However, at that price...
Forum: Plants 07-23-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By pucksr
Most moss requires very little light. Both...

Most moss requires very little light. Both terrestrial and aquatic mosses(though all mosses are aquatic).

The one warning about moss is that it sometimes can be a slow starter. It may seem to melt...
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