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Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By BeanAnimal
is there an echo in here :D

is there an echo in here :D
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,941
Posted By BeanAnimal
Can you explain the setup a little bit more. How...

Can you explain the setup a little bit more. How many cameras feeding each monitor. What kind of cabling and jacks?
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By BeanAnimal
:) Heater thermostats normaly fail due to...

:)

Heater thermostats normaly fail due to metal fatigue and arc damage. The Ranco takes the arcing and fatigue away and therefore the heaters thermostat is much more reliable in the rare chance...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,978
Posted By BeanAnimal
Thanks for the confirmation. I don't know where I...

Thanks for the confirmation. I don't know where I got the idea that they were 3"
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,615
Posted By BeanAnimal
wrong forum for "wanted to buy" However, you...

wrong forum for "wanted to buy"

However, you may want to check marcorocks.com

There also used to be a site reeferrocks.com... but captain jer got hurt and I think they are out of business (do...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By BeanAnimal
Rishma, The Ranco is magnitudes more...

Rishma,

The Ranco is magnitudes more reliable than ANY aquarium heater will ever be. If you are concerned about the temp probe, then weight it down. To ditch a Ranco in favor of the built in...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,978
Posted By BeanAnimal
A DIY reflector is a waste of time. The whole...

A DIY reflector is a waste of time. The whole advantage of the SLR is its precise shape.

SJM, I thought that they were 3"?
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By BeanAnimal
Simon, I would still look into spillproof...

Simon, I would still look into spillproof containers :)

Otherwise, I would build a plywood box and add a layer or two of fiberglass cloth and resin. Cheap and effective.... but still not as...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By BeanAnimal
Common "dark" or "smoked" glass: #31 gray ...

Common "dark" or "smoked" glass:

#31 gray (aka Light gray)
#14 dark gray (aka Dark gray)

The dark gray is ALMOST black. I used the lighter gray because it was in stock. Enough for an...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,978
Posted By BeanAnimal
Nope... that is about as small as they get. ...

Nope... that is about as small as they get. Remember the SHAPE of the refelctor is what makes it so efficient.

Maybe place them on only the DAY bulbs and leave the actinics bare. Or use the...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By BeanAnimal
Would it not be easier to change the type of...

Would it not be easier to change the type of container that you carry water in?
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By BeanAnimal
You need more wattage to be able to keep up with...

You need more wattage to be able to keep up with the heat loss.

Split the needed wattage between 2-3 heaters instead of one large heater. In your case (3) 200W heaters or (2) 300W heaters would...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By BeanAnimal
I have cleaned my T4 with a vinegar closed...

I have cleaned my T4 with a vinegar closed loop... of course I made a mess.
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By BeanAnimal
Ahh then there should be no problem just ignoring...

Ahh then there should be no problem just ignoring the second set of contacts. Thanks for looking up the timer... I never got around to it!

RN. House
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By BeanAnimal
A second note... make sure your bucket is large...

A second note... make sure your bucket is large enough to prevent the pump sucking air AND ALSO has enough volume to keep the heat in check.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By BeanAnimal
The threads are not standard accross...

The threads are not standard accross manufacturers. You should be ok with unions from the same manufacturer as your true union valves. Worst case, you can purchase the same brand and size of unions...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By BeanAnimal
I was not sure what the contacts on each pole...

I was not sure what the contacts on each pole were rated... That is why I suggested splitting the INPUT between the two poles :)
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,752
Posted By BeanAnimal
I place the top edge of overflow even with the...

I place the top edge of overflow even with the lower edge of the trim. That way the tank water level is never lower than the trim.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By BeanAnimal
No, it is not very good. It is less than what...

No, it is not very good. It is less than what most of us would consider adequate.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By BeanAnimal
what he said

what he said
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By BeanAnimal
Can you please post the brand and model of the...

Can you please post the brand and model of the timers.


From your description:
You listed the timers as DPST

If that is the case, then there are two isolated switches actuated by a single...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By BeanAnimal
[b] What amazes me is how many people don't...

[b]

What amazes me is how many people don't get it, and instead continue to ask for photos so that they can see how a certain bulb will look over a tank. This is not one of those "lets agree to...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,752
Posted By BeanAnimal
hyrum... The noise is no longer a problem...

hyrum...

The noise is no longer a problem because the overflow is fully submerged and NOT surface skimming.

The corner overflow will be limited in the amount of surface skimming it will...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,752
Posted By BeanAnimal
I am not quite sure how to respond. Please take...

I am not quite sure how to respond. Please take the comments in stride (you appear to want to learn).

1) Your current setup is terrible. It DOES NOT allow for ANY surface skimming. It looks...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By BeanAnimal
I would go with (3) 1" bulkheads. The box...

I would go with (3) 1" bulkheads.

The box should be sized deep enough to hold down turned street elbows and wide enough to remove them if needed.

With (3) bulkheads you can achieve a dead...
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