This might be a dumb question, but...Can I use non de-chlorinated tap water? Will the chemicals in the tap water stay in the substrate and harm the fish when they are finally added?Definitely mist.
You'll be able to tell when the plants need moisture. I sometimes mist 2-3 times per day when starting dry.
Oh wow, did I really last update in January? Man, time as gone by fast.Awesome tank!
Anymore updates!? After this long, it must have some fauna.
So I ordered some of these 3 way solenoids. I'm just wondering if I have to close the 3rd exhaust port on top? I've always used the 2 way ET-2M-24VDC, and never had to deal with this before.Here's the latest on the tank. I added a bunch of baby tears the other day, and a few anubias on the left behind the group of rocks. I think these will look real nice once they grow up
I upgraded the regulator as well. I bought a clippard ET-3M-24 mouse solenoid and I got a good deal on a Swagelok B-SS4 needle valve, but MAN are the swagelok connectors expensive! Who knew? That was a bit of an ordeal. The guys at swagelok had a real hard time trying to figure out how to connect everything to the Clippard's manifold port. Here's a look at it all assembled:
I'm also working on putting together an Arduino based DIY aquarium controller like Mike_in_MD's seen here: DIY Aquarium Touchscreen Controller - The Planted Tank Forum
I don't have any experience with this kind of thing, but it seems like a really fun project. It will allow me to monitor the temp, pH, control the lighting, my co2, and all sorts of fun stuff. They sky is the limit.