So after some summer vacations its about time to get back to the tank!
This past weekend we started installing our Cerges' Reactor.
A few weekends back we meet up and saw a few local planted tankers tanks with pressurized co2. Well we decided we HAVE to go pressurized Co2 on this tank. This will be a first for me. I'm excited!
Picked up a new 2-stage Airgas 3000 PSI for a sick deal on Ebay. Got the Burkert solenoid and JBJ bubble counter... still need to pick up Ideal needle valve and 10lb tank. Then figure out how to get everything together!!
This weekend we also got both inline heaters (just realized they are suppose to be installed vertical oppsss) and both xp3 filters hooked up. So we decided to do a test run and fill up the tank....plumbing worked great! However, one of the XP3 spewed water everywhere! After some contiplating we dicided we should upgrade filtration. We know two xp3 is just not enought any way. So we dicided to get what some planted tankers have called the "BEAST" the Eheim 2262. Can't wait to get this thing hooked up! 900GPH wow!
Know I have to buy 18L of media to fill it.
Now some more pics...
Playing around with hardscape...not done yet
Starting to install Cerges' Reactor and inline heaters
Could you elaborate a bit more on the plumbing... ie where in the picture does the water come in?
Alright sorry this took so long to get this up. Some have asked more info on plumbing...so here is a diagram. The hot and cold are plumbed behind the wood (in the pic) into the tubes "hot" "cold" hitting a 90 and then run across the wood where we mounted everything so it was easy to access. The hot and cold have valves to adjust the temperature. In the picture the tube that is coming straight down is the tube labeled "water tap" in the diagram. We put that in there so we would have a way to test the water temperature before sending it into the tank. The canister is turned on when we want to drain the tank. It pumps the water into the xp3 through the plumbing and to the drain outside. When filling the tank we turn off the filter and run the water through the tubing and up to the spray bar.
Now the hard part waiting for our filter, media, and the rest of the co2 parts.