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Forum: Do It Yourself 01/12/2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,870
Posted By kgross
It should not be to hard to do. I'm not sure...

It should not be to hard to do. I'm not sure what the line voltage is on your audio in, but you could use a op amp and relay to turn on the LED if the voltage was above 1/4 max, or even just little...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,336
Posted By kgross
Harold Why would you not want to put all of...

Harold

Why would you not want to put all of your water through t he skimmer?
We put surface skimmers in our tanks to concentrate the surfactants, and then move to them to the sump. Should we not...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,807
Posted By kgross
Nammy, Why not use the RO/DI for drinking...

Nammy,

Why not use the RO/DI for drinking water? Other than it causes your DI to exhaust faster?
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By kgross
Check this out. It is not the DIY plan, but is...

Check this out. It is not the DIY plan, but is is/was the commercial unit.

http://www.aqualan.com/products.html
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By kgross
I don't know if anybody has done any plans for...

I don't know if anybody has done any plans for that reactor, but if you search for Kalk Reactor you will find a lot of different plans.

Kim
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,336
Posted By kgross
Yes you can, but most people find that useing...

Yes you can, but most people find that useing gravity to feed the skimmer does not work very well, you get extra bubbles, which screw up the skimmer plus the flow is not exactly the same all of the...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By kgross
That is going to be a busy sump. Personally I...

That is going to be a busy sump. Personally I would suggest slowing down your overflow and using that big pump as a closed loop. System will be a lot quiter and you will get much better surface...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By kgross
Nano, this is why you need to understand how...

Nano, this is why you need to understand how stuff works before you post about how it works. The pump "does work" when it moves water. The more water it moves the work is done. The more work that...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By kgross
The weight of the water does not effect head...

The weight of the water does not effect head pressure at all. The pipes and pump hold up the actual wight of the water. The only thing about the weight that effects the pump flow is the PSI at the...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By kgross
Is this pump going to be your return pump or a...

Is this pump going to be your return pump or a closed loop pump? If it is return why are you trying to do 3000 + gph through your sump?
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,598
Posted By kgross
I for one would suggest the Calfo style rather...

I for one would suggest the Calfo style rather than a corner overflow. You can build the calfo small 3x3 or even 2x3 so it does not take up much tank space. Plus you get much better surface...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By kgross
With that length of run I would suggest that you...

With that length of run I would suggest that you change as much of your intake as you can over to 3 inch pipe and run our output as 3 inch or at least 2 inch until it gets to your distribution...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By kgross
If you want to use the holes in the future. ...

If you want to use the holes in the future. Threaded plugs, or if you want to be able to use them without draining the tank. Do a valve. Then you can just hook up whatever you want and open the...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By kgross
Epoxy will go bad. What happens most of the time...

Epoxy will go bad. What happens most of the time in my experence is that it will start setting up before you mix it. So I would agree with roncgizmo, mix up a little and see if it works, if it does...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By kgross
That will work fine. Use what ever wood you...

That will work fine. Use what ever wood you would like they will all work fine.

Kim
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By kgross
Friction loss in pipe is not hard to think about....

Friction loss in pipe is not hard to think about. The velocity of the water against the side of the pipe is what causes the friction. If you slow the velocity down, the friction goes down. Now...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By kgross
If you read the top of the table this is what it...

If you read the top of the table this is what it says.

PVC - Equivalent Length Friction Loss in Fittings
Minor loss for PVC and CPVC fittings in equivalent length of straight pipe

Sponsored...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By kgross
[/B] This is correct. [/B] This is not...

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This is correct.
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This is not correct. Your table is not in feet of head loss, it is in equivalent feet of pipe, so for the 1.5 inch pipe you would at 4 feet of pipe lenght, so with...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By kgross
Use the science... Here are numbers that you can...

Use the science... Here are numbers that you can duplicate using the RC head loss calculator.

We will use a mag 12.5 pump, with 4 feet vertical head, 3 feet horizontal, and 5 elbows.

One with...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By kgross
I keep saying that going to a larger pipe will...

I keep saying that going to a larger pipe will decrease the friction. You say it will increase the friction. Now you say a larger pipe will decrease the Major head loss, but it will increase the...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/09/2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By kgross
You are correct I was thinking about the Premium...

You are correct I was thinking about the Premium not the extreme. Sorry about that.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/09/2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By kgross
Could it be the Eco-aqualizer?

Could it be the Eco-aqualizer?
Forum: Idaho Marine Aquarium Society (IMAS) 01/09/2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 644
Posted By kgross
2008 elections

Fellow Marune and Reef enthusiasts,

Here are the IMAS officer elections results:

President - Kim Gross

Vice President - Scott Morell

Secretary - Alicia Lease
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/09/2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By kgross
The extreme skimmer has a bubble diffuser as...

The extreme skimmer has a bubble diffuser as the main functional upgrade.
That is why they are not that much more expense than the normal recirculating skimmers. Should only be $15 more or so...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,551
Posted By kgross
Will work just as well as using acrylic sheets. ...

Will work just as well as using acrylic sheets. I don't know if polycarb will absorb more water or less though. One thing about polycarb it is more flexible than acrylic so it will bow a lot more...
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