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Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By rsw686
Is it like the above posted picture or just an...

Is it like the above posted picture or just an adapter threaded on both sides to adapt the faucet thread to a garden hose thread. I use this kind with my RO unit. They had a bunch of them at my local...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/06/2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By rsw686
The Aquactinics 5 bulb with the nice reflectors...

The Aquactinics 5 bulb with the nice reflectors output is probably equal to the Nova with 6 bulbs. It's really all in the reflectors. If you can get the same output with one less bulb that'll save...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/06/2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By rsw686
Totally missed the Pro part. I just looked it up...

Totally missed the Pro part. I just looked it up and for the price of the light plus new bulbs you can get a nicer Tek or Aquactinics for basically the same price.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/06/2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By rsw686
Yep you need to list the specs to see if that is...

Yep you need to list the specs to see if that is a good deal or not. The cheap end have only single reflectors. To get the light output you need a individual reflectors for each bulb. I can't...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/06/2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By rsw686
You can only buy that light with the bulbs it...

You can only buy that light with the bulbs it comes with. Its all packaged together. If you want different bulbs you'll need to buy them and swap them out.

Nothing comes cheap in lighting. Buying...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/06/2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,623
Posted By rsw686
You will have to have a still water surface to...

You will have to have a still water surface to see anything clearly. Try looking at a tank from the top and you'll see what I mean. Just due to this reason I would avoid this.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By rsw686
If your worried buy the expansion socket. You...

If your worried buy the expansion socket. You could build one of these with a relay mounted in a project box as well.

http://www.neptunesys.com/modules.htm#SOCKEXP
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/05/2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,521
Posted By rsw686
BeanAnimal I agree with you that the VB.NET...

BeanAnimal I agree with you that the VB.NET project was too complex and could pose stability issues. Personally I wouldn't want my reef tank running off a Windows box with the .NET language which is...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/05/2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By rsw686
I have a AGA reef ready 90gal tank and am happy...

I have a AGA reef ready 90gal tank and am happy with it. I would buy another one. For the price I couldn't get anything else comparable. I do know that some of the nicer tanks have the clear glass...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/05/2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By rsw686
Hydrometers are horribly inaccurate. Mine would...

Hydrometers are horribly inaccurate. Mine would show the tank at 1.025 and when I bought the refractometer it was really 1.030. Talk about a waste of money in salt each water change and the stress on...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/04/2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 710
Posted By rsw686
A border is not going to stop a jumping fish. I...

A border is not going to stop a jumping fish. I thought my light that basically covers the entire top would stop a jumping fish. My still manages to slam into the center of the glass top or get in...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/04/2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By rsw686
My sump is a 20 gal long with two baffles in it.

My sump is a 20 gal long with two baffles in it.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/04/2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By rsw686
I think it all depends on the person and how...

I think it all depends on the person and how susceptible you are to certain infections.

I've never had an issue and I've stuck my hand in the tank numerous times with cuts or scrapes on it. Then...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/04/2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 710
Posted By rsw686
It's not a big deal to have glass covering the...

It's not a big deal to have glass covering the tank. I had to do this after my diamond goby jumped out. I tried out egg crate, but it reflected too much light above the tank.

Since I have a sump...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/04/2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By rsw686
x2. This is the best method I have found. Regular...

x2. This is the best method I have found. Regular water will leave deposits on the glass. I know some people who will put the ro/di water in a spray bottle and use that.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/04/2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By rsw686
Clean them with vinegar and a small brush. I just...

Clean them with vinegar and a small brush. I just let the coraline grow on mine.

Although I took my coraline covered mag cleaner out of the tank for a day. When I went to put it back in all the...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/04/2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By rsw686
Yep if you want a goby that will sift all day the...

Yep if you want a goby that will sift all day the diamond goby is the way to go. I have both a watchman goby and diamond goby. The watchman will just sift right outside his cave. The diamond moves...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/04/2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By rsw686
Right. I'm just saying that is what I use and it...

Right. I'm just saying that is what I use and it works fine. The water is halfway up the overflow slots in the tank. Since the AGA can only drain 600GPH I must be right around that. If that is the...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/04/2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By rsw686
Nope I haven't measured the actual GPH. I would...

Nope I haven't measured the actual GPH. I would measure it, but everything is hard plumbed, which makes it hard to get a jug underneath the drain.

Using the head calculator it comes out to 675GPH....
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/04/2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By rsw686
I have an OceanRunner 3500 on my 90gal tank. With...

I have an OceanRunner 3500 on my 90gal tank. With the head loss I find the pump is perfect. The stock AGA overflow handles the water flow without issue.
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/17/2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By rsw686
The only generator I would buy is one of the...

The only generator I would buy is one of the Honda inverter generators. You can't get a nicer generator. They are quiet, consume little gasoline, produce pure power save for use with electronics, and...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/17/2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By rsw686
If you deep discharge the car battery you will...

If you deep discharge the car battery you will take away its life. Although its not going to hurt the car, just the battery and they are $50-80. You could buy 5+ batteries for the price of a...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/16/2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By rsw686
If you remove the standpipe from the overflow...

If you remove the standpipe from the overflow make sure there is room in the sump to contain the water. I forgot how much water the overflow held and dumped 5 gal on the floor and stand.

Don't...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/15/2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By rsw686
I advise you to hook a multimeter up and test...

I advise you to hook a multimeter up and test your theory. I know for a fact that the alternator charges the battery when the vehicle is idling. The battery normally reads around 12.4. With the...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 11/28/2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By rsw686
Mine reads 42psi and puts out I'd say 2-2.5 gals...

Mine reads 42psi and puts out I'd say 2-2.5 gals an hour.
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