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Old 11-20-2013, 12:45 AM   #211
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If you need any plants let us know. I'm sure there are plenty of us here that would love to help you get back on your feet.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:04 AM   #212
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Thanks for all the kind words. It is a bummer, but it's also a learning experience. My number one hobby is learning, even if it sucks sometimes. My number two hobby is not giving up, so trust me, I'll nurse this thing back to life again!

Thanks for he offer Beardie! As for plants, my DHG belem is insanely sparse. It's not easy to find and I'm willing to pay for it — as long as it's belem. I also want to do s. repens again. I really liked it last time, but I lost it to mold from my DSM. Beyond those two, I'm still trying to figure it out.

And Jalopy, I might have been able RAOK the UG, but I soaked it in the same H2O2 solution as the other plants, so I figured it was a goner. I let it sit in a bowl for 2 days before I decided to toss it, which was after the melting started and I realized what happened. I just assumed it was toast. Maybe it would have lived, but I didn't want somebody to pay for shipping for a dead plant.
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:24 PM   #213
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Awww, I so loved your tank! It was my #1 inspiration!
I'm sure the new one will be 100 times better!
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #214
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Apparently the pros really liked it.

http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2013/show480.html

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Old 11-20-2013, 09:50 PM   #215
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Apparently the pros really liked it.

http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2013/show480.html

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Ha! I hadn't seen that yet. Thanks! Yeah. I submitted it out of curiosity.

I liked it a lot too.

And they are 100% spot on. Lots of maintenance to keep the plants where they were. About an hour per week of trimming and cleanup. As such, I'm putting more thought into maintenance with my next round of plants.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:27 AM   #216
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Congrats!
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:46 PM   #217
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Apparently the pros really liked it.

http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2013/show480.html

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Congrats!!! That is quite an accomplishment!!!

Sorry to hear about the tank, but I'm sure you'll bring it back around in no time.

Thanks again for all your help with the Arduino project, it was not for nothing. I've built 3 of them, one controls Heater/Fan/lights/dosing for my work tank, another does heater/fan/lights/dosing for my 10G shrimp tank, and one just doses. It is a fantastic tool! And I have it outputting temp, status, and how much the fan/heater runs to a screen. I'm also able to fine tune the amount of light my plants get!

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Old 11-22-2013, 08:48 PM   #218
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Congrats!!! That is quite an accomplishment!!!

Sorry to hear about the tank, but I'm sure you'll bring it back around in no time.

Thanks again for all your help with the Arduino project, it was not for nothing. I've built 3 of them, one controls Heater/Fan/lights/dosing for my work tank, another does heater/fan/lights/dosing for my 10G shrimp tank, and one just doses. It is a fantastic tool! And I have it outputting temp, status, and how much the fan/heater runs to a screen. I'm also able to fine tune the amount of light my plants get!

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Old 11-22-2013, 10:07 PM   #219
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Congrats!!! That is quite an accomplishment!!!

Sorry to hear about the tank, but I'm sure you'll bring it back around in no time.

Thanks again for all your help with the Arduino project, it was not for nothing. I've built 3 of them, one controls Heater/Fan/lights/dosing for my work tank, another does heater/fan/lights/dosing for my 10G shrimp tank, and one just doses. It is a fantastic tool! And I have it outputting temp, status, and how much the fan/heater runs to a screen. I'm also able to fine tune the amount of light my plants get!

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I don't know if it's quite an accomplishment. I just got a positive comment from a judge and didn't place. The positive comment made me feel great though.

The Arduino is super fun. I need to figure out my pumps better though. They can't hold back the pressure between doses, so they aren't dosing the full amount. I've gone back to manual dosing until I can come up with a decent plan on that.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:28 PM   #220
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Just finished reading through all the posts. Great work. All the best overcoming your setback.

I'm just starting out, but for me it's the same: I want to learn about it and we learn best from failure.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:55 PM   #221
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I don't know if it's quite an accomplishment. I just got a positive comment from a judge and didn't place. The positive comment made me feel great though.

The Arduino is super fun. I need to figure out my pumps better though. They can't hold back the pressure between doses, so they aren't dosing the full amount. I've gone back to manual dosing until I can come up with a decent plan on that.
Back when I did salt I had a autodoser for Ca/ALK and it had check valves on the end of both the dosing tubes. I'm running my autodoser the same way, this prevents the fluid from going back down the tube. The important part is getting the right check valve, some work better than others. I've found the ones with the rubber "Lip" looking design to be quite effective.

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Old 11-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #222
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Back when I did salt I had a autodoser for Ca/ALK and it had check valves on the end of both the dosing tubes. I'm running my autodoser the same way, this prevents the fluid from going back down the tube. The important part is getting the right check valve, some work better than others. I've found the ones with the rubber "Lip" looking design to be quite effective.

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Do you have a link to the ones you are using?
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:01 PM   #223
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Very inspirational! I learned a lot of new tricks from this. As far as the stand build, did you use 4x4 for the legs or was it the same from guy you borrowed the concept from? and what type of paint did you use to paint the brackets and screws? I would love to see a build thread of your stand. That would be awesome!


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Old 11-23-2013, 10:04 PM   #224
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Also what did you use to bend and heat the acrylic pipes?


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Old 11-23-2013, 10:29 PM   #225
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EPIC TANK MATE ! Totally my favorit style in aquascaping !
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