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Forum: Do It Yourself 11/07/2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,084
Posted By wooden_reefer
Any cheap rotating timer will do that. ...

Any cheap rotating timer will do that.

Remove the stop pin.

At feeding time turn it off. There is an on-off button.

Move dial to about 15 mins before on.

The limitation is that the...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/07/2007, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By wooden_reefer
You asked a very good question which I like to...

You asked a very good question which I like to answer.

I always aim to get all the fish I can get and QT all at once, but this is seldom reality as I am very choosy about individual fish. Say I...
Forum: Do It Yourself 11/07/2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By wooden_reefer
3/8 is good to 24 inches tall, if there is a...

3/8 is good to 24 inches tall, if there is a brace, I gather.
Forum: Do It Yourself 11/06/2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By wooden_reefer
Or use a template-guide ( or bearing of the right...

Or use a template-guide ( or bearing of the right size) and a template combo.

If a template of the correct size can be cut I'd prefer this method.

The template must be of a certian size.
Forum: Do It Yourself 11/06/2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By wooden_reefer
You can get a powder coat gun for $50 at HF. ...

You can get a powder coat gun for $50 at HF.

A big enough oven is the problem, or could one just made and use a makeshift oven?
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/02/2007, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By wooden_reefer
It depends on how big it is when you get it. ...

It depends on how big it is when you get it.

IMO, a two-inch Emperator can stay in a four-foot 75 gal for up to three years if it only has small and tame tankmates.
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/02/2007, 01:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 857
Posted By wooden_reefer
If you cannot QT, then you should aim at a reef...

If you cannot QT, then you should aim at a reef tank without a single fish.

IME, QT is necessary if you want to keep fish. You may luck out once or twice without QT, but in the long run QT is...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/01/2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By wooden_reefer
Re: Ammonia Levels in QT tank

It is unlikely that tap water has ammonia, unless it is released from chloramine (sp). I think only large cities use chloramine; small towns generally don't. If you use a "conditioner" that only...
Forum: Do It Yourself 11/01/2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
Posted By wooden_reefer
I use a SxS coupler. I glue one end of the...

I use a SxS coupler.

I glue one end of the coupler onto the powerhead with epoxy (after it has started to gel). I use slip on the other end but do not glue it. It is tight enough.

BTW, I cut...
Forum: New to the Hobby 10/31/2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By wooden_reefer
Re: Just making sure I have everything right.

The fish that you can keep (behaviorially) in a FO tank are often not the fish that you can keep in a reef tank.

You should either keep this in mind or plan to find homes for your old friends.
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/31/2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By wooden_reefer
How is this possible? It seems that if a plastic...

How is this possible? It seems that if a plastic frame is put on the bottom edges then the bottom glass will be raised.

Plywood, especially the better grade plywood, is quite flat and won't cause...
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/30/2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,629
Posted By wooden_reefer
While we are on the subject of painting angle...

While we are on the subject of painting angle iron, what are some of the best and economical ways to paint it.

What do you think of a powder painting system?
...
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/30/2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By wooden_reefer
E-ballast MH specs-bulb types

I bought this e-ballast dual 250W

The seller says it will work will SE or DE probe-start, but may or may not work with pulse-start.

The instruction that comes with the ballast does not list the...
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/30/2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,629
Posted By wooden_reefer
Thanks I'll try that

Thanks

I'll try that
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/30/2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By wooden_reefer
Why do you need 1/2 inch glass for such a small...

Why do you need 1/2 inch glass for such a small tank? It gives more surface area for glue contact and is more forgiving of imperfection in workmanship, but I think is quite unnecesary when done with...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 10/30/2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By wooden_reefer
E-ballast MH specs-bulb types

I bought this e-ballast dual 250W

The seller says it will work will SE or DE probe-start, but may or may not work with pulse-start.

The instruction that comes with the ballast does not list the...
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/29/2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,629
Posted By wooden_reefer
Re: 2"x2" square tube steel strong enough for 120 stand?

I think so if it is 1/8 inch or thicker steel. I think 1/8 is best.

I'd use rectangular not square, and have the wider dimension vertical. say 1.5x3

If it fails it would do so at the welded...
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/28/2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By wooden_reefer
pressure washer to clean base rock

The background is that I made quite a lot of base (to be live) rock.

I used a heat gun to melt styrofoam in the middle, thus forming a mold, and poured my mix into the mold.

Now I have problem...
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/28/2007, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By wooden_reefer
one size union

I just bought more 3/4 inch unions than I have 3/4" applications for.

How big a restriction is it to reduce a one inch plumbing to 3/4 inch union? Major or minor? This will be for non-circulating...
Forum: New to the Hobby 10/27/2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By wooden_reefer
How does fish build up immunity against ich? ...

How does fish build up immunity against ich?

Suppose a fish can resist against 1000 organisms per liter of water. Would its immunity ever take 1,000,000 organisms per liter?

IMO, a fish's...
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/27/2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By wooden_reefer
Very fine piano wire possibly. many people...

Very fine piano wire possibly.

many people remove auto glass this way (not very fine).

It may cut you too.
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/27/2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,418
Posted By wooden_reefer
Plywood tanks last a long time and keep the...

Plywood tanks last a long time and keep the shape.

May be I have not bought the best rubbermaid. I think mine last five, six, seven years.

I have had my plywood tank for 15 years now and no...
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/26/2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,707
Posted By wooden_reefer
What causes the voltage to drop? Is there...

What causes the voltage to drop?

Is there too much load in one circuit?
Forum: New to the Hobby 10/26/2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 613
Posted By wooden_reefer
The energy cost depends on many factors. The...

The energy cost depends on many factors.

The actual costs of running the pumps and light may not be the majority of the cost, which may be in maintaining an acceptable temperature in the tank.
...
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/26/2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,707
Posted By wooden_reefer
I think the price of e ballast has dropped quite...

I think the price of e ballast has dropped quite a bit.

I can't vouch for the cheap one I just bought, though. Not yet.

Time, just a couple more years, will tell.
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