When you install one of these HHO gas saving devices into your vehicle you are essentially burning a fuel called HHO (hydrogen + oxygen) in addition to gasoline. Most cheap newer cars have O2 sensors in them that will detect the extra oxygen in the fuel stream and increase the amount of gas being burned. Good hydrogen car kits solve this problem for you. The ones that don’t are technically working to produce HHO fuel from water but unfortunately not saving you any gas.
HHO kits made of hydrogen fuel cells are completely safe when they are constructed right. This means the mandatory inclusion of a simple but necessary safety feature called a bubbler or flashback arrestor. A bubbler filters the HHO gas, stops toxic material from entering your engine and protects against any backfires. Run your car on water kits that produce HHO fuel from water and don’t include a proper bubbler are putting their customers at risk of injury or damage to themselves and their cars, due to the unit exploding. Sort of necessary to know, don’t you agree?
Most “run car on water” type hydrogen fuel kits tell you to mix baking soda into the water you use in your hydrogen generator to make the water more conductive. Although baking soda does work, it is not the best option because it is a consumable substance not a catalyst. In other words, it gets used up and you have to keep re-adding it at the right ratio which can be difficult and down right labourous at times. More importantly, using baking soda produces carbon monoxide which is odorless and can be deadly. Good HHO hydrogen car kits provide you with a variety of other electrolyte solutions that are completely safe because they don’t produce a dangerous gas as a byproduct of use.
A typical dual fuel HHO generator uses a series of stainless steel plates in the hydrogen electrolyzer to produce HHO. I don’t know why but many of these “make your car run on water” programs neglect to tell you that it’s best to sand down these plates with 36 grit sandpaper before hand. Also, you must put on rubber gloves when handling the plates so you don’t contaminate them with grease from your fingers and lessen HHO production. Additionally it helps to soak the plates in denatured alcohol just in case they do get contaminated. This is all stuff somebody building a hydrogen fuel cell needs to know to achieve optimal performance and unfortunately many browns gas conversion kits just don’t mention it. The good ones do.
A lot of people get a puzzled expression on reading the words ‘underwater aquarium lights.’ There is some understandable confusion, as normally we do our utmost to keep our aquarium lights out of the water. The kind of lights we use as underwater aquarium lights are specially designed for this purpose and are fully sealed and waterproof. They are commonly known as submersible lights.
Submersible lights have many applications apart from fish tanks. One of the most popular uses is to illuminate ponds at night. These are the traditional kinds of underwater light – incandescent bulbs. They work a treat for ponds, but they are not something we want in our aquariums, too big cheap and they get hot.
Today we have a whole new breed of underwater aquarium lights to choose from – LED lights. Because LED lights are so small and compact, it’s a lot easier for the manufacturers to waterproof the casings. LED lights are even available as waterproof flexible strips we can thread around the obstacles in our tanks.
What’s the point of underwater aquarium lights you might be asking… Well, it’s not to light up your fish tank. These small LED’s don’t output that much light. What they are very useful for is providing gentle illumination in the deepest darkest crevices of your tank. Use them with an automatic timer, and hey presto – cheap and quick moon lights. This is a boon to fish and owner, you get to see their night time behavior, the fish get lunar light simulation – good for their natural cycles.
If that wasn’t enough reason to rush out now and get some LED underwater lights to play with, have a look at some of the latest aerators that have built in LED lights. The lights can cycle through a variety of colors, speeds vary too. Not bad for the price of these things. The air wands are so slim and low profile, it’s real easy to hide the LED bubbler our of site at the back of the tank. All you get to see when it’s activated is the moon like glow and illuminated bubbles rising from the wand.
Some of the aquanerds aren’t too keen on plopping LED’s into the tank – it is a decorative item, not a hardcore piece of biotope simulation kit. To that we say; don’t knock it till you try it. The LED lights are not just useful for underwater aquarium lights once you’ve seen them in action you’ll start thinking about putting them all around the house and garden.
Too often the first things that go are expensive maintenance items like managing ponds and lakes in residential communities. Unsightly ponds and lakes cause values to decrease and homes/condos to stay on the market longer causing even more revenue short fall. M.A.R.S. Aeration stands as a solution to lower costs and Go Green at the same time.
Ponds often become challenged by pond algae, duckweed and other aquatic plant overgrowth – this creates an unsightly environment that smells and is a fertile ground for mosquito breeding. The sources of this problem are the nutrients, such as grass fertilizers and waterfowl excrement, that runoff into the pond during rain events. These nutrients fuel aquatic plant growth, creating an unsightly and malodorous environment.