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About mmcguffi

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    meow mixer
  • Birthday 10/21/1989

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    Ann Arbor MI
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  1. .5 gal pico lighting help

    This would be very ideal, but would that be too much light intensity even at such low amperes? Would I need two divers to be able switch into "full actinic" mode?
  2. .5 gal pico lighting help

    Thanks! This looks ideal but could I hook it up to a potentiometer to adjust the intensity/color blend? http://www.rapidled.com/moonlight-driver-350ma/
  3. .5 gal pico lighting help

    So I have decided on a 3UP led mounted onto my heatsink. I would like to have 2 controllable channels but I have very little experience with electronics. I know I at least need this: http://www.ledgroupbuy.com/cree-xt-e-3up/ If I were to purchase the equipment listed below, is that everything I would need? http://www.ledgroupbuy.com/makersdriver-professional-grade-dimmable-led-driver/ Alternatively, if I were to piece it out, what would I need? A physical dimmer nob, a driver, a power source? http://www.ledgroupbuy.com/makersled-dimming-bar/ What kind of driver would I need? http://www.ledgroupbuy.com/meanwell-drivers/?sort=featured&page=1 And would I still need a power source? I dont think I see a good option on that site...? Any help/direction would be very much appreciated! The advice you guys have given so far is awesome
  4. .5 gal pico lighting help

    Hey all, I've been out of the hobby for a few years and I'm going to set up a tiny ~.5 gal jar pico. I need your guys' help though -- it seems there has been big advancements in terms of lighting tech! Im going to be using the jar shown below and I have a heat sink similar to the one shown below as well. I would like to mount LEDs on them and ideally I would like to be able to control the amount of actinic light. What LEDs/other equipment should I be looking into for this project? Are LEDs even the way to go? Any help/direction would be much appreciated! Thanks
  5. IME a 20 sec fresh water dip knocks them out no problem some eggs may survive so you just have to make sure you dip every other day or so for about a week
  6. FS- my prized chalices

    wow you got some great pieces there too rich for my blood but great pieces nonetheless! GLWS
  7. byropsis help?!

    just an FYI an other means to an end to rid yourself of bryopsis is a lettuce sea slug they can be had for $5-15 and ONLY eat bryopsis and as a bonus it doesnt have any of the negative side effects that using peroxide does (ie various critters in your tank dying) in any case changing your filter media more often, feeding less, shorter light cycles, and larger more frequent WCs (or some combo of any of those) are all good ways to keep the algae at bay and not have it come back again
  8. Unofficial Photo Challenge

    as this is an unofficial photo contest I hereby declare myself the unofficial winner.
  9. Chemi-pure

    yep, cuz were all experts right away, right?
  10. FS: Neon Furry Montipoora $30 Shipped

    what a steal! GLWS!!
  11. Chemi-pure

    brs == bulk reef supply http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/products/carbon-and-gfo
  12. Chemi-pure

    carbon+GFO end of recipe.
  13. Spawning Halimeda

    ok... well I do like monthly WCs BUT youll probably want to do a WC sometime a few days or so after it releases all the gametes--IME it wouldnt cause a crash, maybe just a bit more algae than normal a WC and fresh chemical filtration should be plenty to counter-act any negative effects IME
  14. Spawning Halimeda

    I just let mine complete their life cycle in my 6 gal theyll turn white and new ones will pop up all over--some will only grow like an inch then die bc they popped up in a crappy spot just keep up on your weekly WC and youre golden it's really neat to see babbies pop up ever'where!