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Cheese-Lover

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About Cheese-Lover

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    Doing things wrong.
  • Birthday 01/17/1990

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    http://naqua.com.au -- Lighting up the Aussie lands.

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    Ipswich QLD Australia
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    Other than setting things alight and playing with technology?
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  1. Cheese-Lover

    Inside The Fish' Brain

    My clown used to grab things and tap the glass if I forgot to feed her... I can't imagine how bad it would be if she had an implement to make noise given to her...
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    Brainstorming possible fish for a pico tank. (AUS)

    I'm also going to go out on a limb and say you probably wouldn't keep fish that are less than half an inch long when fully grown either. Am I right?
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    Brainstorming possible fish for a pico tank. (AUS)

    I'm sorry that you feel that way, however the tank will have a sump that holds more water than the display. (I'm not sure if I'm going with 12l or 19l sump.) The other thing is that I've personally successfully had a pair of small gobies in 9l... Granted that the pair would both fit comfortably on your thumbnail, but that's why they were in a small tank to begin with.
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    Brainstorming possible fish for a pico tank. (AUS)

    Not a single suggestion? Guess I'll just put a small pair of yellow tangs, a trio of maroon clowns and a six line wrasse in it then....
  5. Does anybody have any suggestions for stocking a 9liter tank with a fish or two? And not coral gobies. <.< A couple of pandaka pygmaea would work... Just getting them is more of an issue than they are worth. So I'm looking for any other less well known fish that might possibly fit the bill. http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Pandaka-pygmaea.html There were the Pandaka species I had for ~9 months. When I got them we had no idea about how old they were... I'm open to ideas. The tank is a double fighter fish tank with the divider removed... Its got 6 mangroves growing out of it... It currently have an AC20 but will have an external sump in the very near future.
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    DIY cooling devices on an Aquabella Wallmount

    I'm not entirely sure that laptop coolers are going to be the best solution for you. I know that most laptop coolers are good for less than 70watts.... And with peltiers you really want to overcool them as much as humanly possible. (Otherwise you have issues with the hot side heating up everything that you want to keep cool.) My advice would be use watercooling on your peltiers for a permanent setup, fans and discrete heatsinks are fine and all but watercooling is going to get the job done better. Oh. And wiring them up... You are going to want a pretty hefty power supply for that....
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    DIY cooling devices on an Aquabella Wallmount

    I had a peltier cooler on a thin sheet of copper stuck to the back of a ~9liter tank last summer... The biggest thing was making sure the copper was reasonably well insulated on the side not touching the tank, or you'd get no cooling at all. 300w peltier could drop the water from 28-30 degrees down to 24-25 spending ~70% of the time off. I'd link some pictures but I took it apart after summer.
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    Evolve 4 Zoa, Ricordia, Mangrove project

    They are so slow growing that they don't take up a super huge amount of nutrients. I mean, I've got 5 mangroves (of two different variety) in my 8liter pico and I still have to keep up with waterchanges.
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    Tehmwak's 65l ghetto tank

    So. I have a 65l tank for my pair of clowns... This is the only tank I currently have but will be replacing it soon with a 18inch cube with 12x12inch sump/fuge. Initial pics and real information tomorrow... When the images actually finish uploading. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4...mp;l=b76cc303f6
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    Pico help needed for nube. What's happening to my fish.

    Remember they take about a week to adjust to saltwater.(Can be done in a couple of days, but you don't want to really rush it like that.) So take this into consideration. If you decide to go this route, make sure EVERYTHING in your tank has been quarantined really well. Endlers are really prone to catching anything.... And pictures. Post all the pictures. A thread on here is useless without pictures.
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    Jenna's Tiny Treasure

    That light looks like its using .3w leds. In which case you are going to have a hard time growing anything under it... But. I might be wrong.
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    Cheese-Lover's discontinued 8.8l pico.

    Since I've not been able to acquire the livestock I want for this tank, I'm pulling it down. However when I do find a reliable source for the fish I will probably either start this tank back up or another of similar size or smaller... Even though I wont have a tank small enough to be counted as a pico I'll still stalk these forums and whatnot.
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    matts 2 gallon pico reef Dymax IQ3

    In large amounts it can be. A good article to read would be http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2003/11/aafeature
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    matts 2 gallon pico reef Dymax IQ3

    You could add a warm white if you really want to, I personally like a little bit of warm white every now and then. Purple you could add one of those too if you feel the need. Although a UV would be my preferred over a purple... But that's all personal taste. A single red LED will be way too much for your tank. You wont be able to pull it off in my opinion.
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    matts 2 gallon pico reef Dymax IQ3

    Looks like you've got a no-dimmable driver... Which will make dimming a pain in the arse. In fact it would probably be easier to get a whole new driver... Since you need new LEDs anyway, why not get just the LEDs rather than whole new gu10's? Suggested for 110v with easy dimming: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dimmable-LED-Dri...=item1e62dd7f02 Suggested driver for 240v with super easy dimming: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-12-x1W-9W-12W-...=item336e4c0099 Super lazy dimmer for suggested drivers: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brushed-stainles...=item3cc574152f Some cool white 1w Leds to put on your boards: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10pcs-1W-High-Br...=item4cfd30b6ad I couldn't find star-less royal blues... But something like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10pcs-1W-Extreme...=item1e6bd6bb94 If you are willing to take them off their star and put them on your things... Or. You could just not bother with GU10's and just get LEDs on stars and do it like most other people do theirs? Assuming you can easily get the stuff off your heatsink...
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