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Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,588
Posted By badpacket
liveforphysics, who is off on the psu costs? ...

liveforphysics, who is off on the psu costs?

Anyways, I don't think anyone is saying that the average electronics minded person can't sling something together like you have for a modest amount of...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/09/2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 72,702
Posted By badpacket
I do not believe a huge skimmer is necessary. I...

I do not believe a huge skimmer is necessary.
I did this with an AquaC HOB that was never very good even with some mods, and saw 0 nitrates.
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/09/2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,449
Posted By badpacket
Well, I've got a handheld Hanna Primo also.......

Well, I've got a handheld Hanna Primo also.... not buying anymore.
I'll find someone with a real good one out here in al ab somewhere and do a test.
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/09/2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,449
Posted By badpacket
Thanks for the heads up. Knew I bought that dual...

Thanks for the heads up. Knew I bought that dual inline TDS meter for a reason. I'm going for it, and they say they stand behind their products.
Forum: Bay Area - Reefers (BAR) 01/09/2008, 08:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By badpacket
FS- 75gpd Filmtec RO membrane NIB

This is new, still sealed.
Just changed my mind, going with larger membrane.

It was 47 shipped, selling for 40.

PM thanks.
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/09/2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,449
Posted By badpacket
Thanks, I should have mentioned it is one of the...

Thanks, I should have mentioned it is one of the fast flush models that is have a lever to produce water or flush the membrane.
Might be a good idea to stop every once in a while and have it flush...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/09/2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,449
Posted By badpacket
AZ, quick question. I am retrofitting my...

AZ, quick question.

I am retrofitting my older 25-50gpd RO/DI to a 75 filmtec membrane from BFS. I forgot to add a 75gpd flow regulator to the order.
I'm thinking I can still use this set-up...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/08/2008, 01:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,588
Posted By badpacket
Gus, go to the Luxeon and Cree, Seoul websites...

Gus, go to the Luxeon and Cree, Seoul websites and look at their technical suppport references. They have all the information you need.
The hard part if getting the constant current correct, and...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/06/2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 72,702
Posted By badpacket
Black71gp, You need to give it a bit more...

Black71gp,

You need to give it a bit more time. I'd reverse myself and say keep dosing at current, and go up 5ml every 4-5 days. Just stop testing for a week, and continue with the protocol. ...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/06/2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,796
Posted By badpacket
Actually, I did little else to try to control my...

Actually, I did little else to try to control my nitrates as I had mainly softites in my tank. I'm quite sure it was a degraded sandbed, and feeding fish to my content. I believe I had about 40+...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,796
Posted By badpacket
From the science, it appears that it is the...

From the science, it appears that it is the ethanol that stimulates growth. So yes, Everclear would work much better for a couple of reasons. It might actually be better because it is purer, and...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/05/2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 72,702
Posted By badpacket
Yeah, I agree with the article. Having a...

Yeah, I agree with the article. Having a monoculture is putting all your eggs in one basket. Ideally, I'd rather have more live rock or even something like bioblox for more bacterial colonization if...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/05/2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By badpacket
There is also gorilla glue for pvc, no VOC's,...

There is also gorilla glue for pvc, no VOC's, smell, no dead brain cells, and works at lower and higher temps. Does not work wet thought I believe. Gotta find some of that stuff, glueing in the...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/05/2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By badpacket
No, what I meant is that even though the same...

No, what I meant is that even though the same ingredients, one is a glue and the other is a foam. I would not expect it to perform as a glue in an application that requires shear or any other...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/05/2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 72,702
Posted By badpacket
Well, I'd done this before, only the stupid way....

Well, I'd done this before, only the stupid way. Add a teaspoon or two of vodka, and then decided throwing in a teaspoon of old Biozyme I had lying around would turbo-charge things.
It did.
Watched...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,796
Posted By badpacket
Uh, yeah...

Yep, the hundreds/thousands of posts on here where people do this and see results is all bull...


And even better, the Gov't is in on it as well. ...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,104
Posted By badpacket
Oy, what is so difficult here. You really want to...

Oy, what is so difficult here. You really want to nuke your dead live rock?

Here is the strongest known disinfectant known to man, and one that any reefer can make in his sleep.

Acidified...
Forum: Greater Iowa Reef Society 01/03/2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,606
Posted By badpacket
Uhh, I'm not positive, but didn't someone say...

Uhh, I'm not positive, but didn't someone say they had multiple 50' lengths of tubing?

150' run would be too long most likely, unless you had the perfect flow. But 50' is most likely too short....
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/03/2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,796
Posted By badpacket
1. Tell me that is not crushed coral in your...

1. Tell me that is not crushed coral in your tank? Looks like a lot of rubble, potential nitrate factory.

2. Sorry, but you really don't want a bloom to occur. What often happens is that the...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/03/2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 72,702
Posted By badpacket
You are only using 10x what I used on a 29g, with...

You are only using 10x what I used on a 29g, with no bloom either.

I'd say you are just now getting up to an amount that is going to start showing results. I was gettig the cheap rot-gut 750ml...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/02/2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By badpacket
But, ones a glue and the other is a foam.

But, ones a glue and the other is a foam.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/02/2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,136
Posted By badpacket
iantoh, You could add a heat sink to that...

iantoh,

You could add a heat sink to that and it should work. Try to get either some large old style cpu cooling sinks, or try some pieces of aluminum or copper tubing. You want to wick away...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/01/2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By badpacket
If you spend the $3-4 for the purple primer, you...

If you spend the $3-4 for the purple primer, you should not need to mess with sanding or anything. Just wipe clean, purple prime it, and give it 15-20 seconds before applying clear glue.
Give it...
Forum: Southwest Virginia Reef Club 12/31/2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By badpacket
You should ask them to feed the fish before you...

You should ask them to feed the fish before you buy it. If it won't eat some flake, might save you the hassle/grief.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/31/2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 25,407
Posted By badpacket
True, but then people still be Skilter's these...

True, but then people still be Skilter's these days as well....
I think at the best, even if you had units coming down to $500, you'd get a fair number of people doing just a bit more due diligence...
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