Originally Posted by LetThereBeFish
Looking adequate as usual.
jk! Still looking good!
For some reason, every time I see your tank, it looks like a 40b, not a 20 long. It just seems bigger... I must be going crazy!! lol
thanks LTBF.. looks can be deceiving
i've been soo swamped with work and totally broke recently that i don;t have the time or resources to tend the tanks i DO have downstairs. albiet they are only grow out tanks, it would be nice to semi-scape it so it looks good. i think the fry that i had are actually rainbowfish, they are about 1/4"-1/2" now with a little red in them. I can't wait to see them grow up
Well, it's no wonder you haven't seen an increase in growth and some legginess in your tonina species. Get that CO2 into the water!!!
That stinks, pal....but it should be an easy fix, right?
i hear ya bro... i gotta be honest... i'm very disappointed in my new co2 build. the leak is most likely an easy fix but...i invested too much $$$ to have this many problems from the get go. i don't even want to get into what i've done my self to fix it and i'm not about to play a violin lol. (don't even say it crazy! i know what you're thinking!!) :P bottom line is i swapped out my brand spanking new matheson setup for the used setup i got from a pal... ye old faithful:
nonetheless i always like to focus on the positive things, if anything this experience gave me a crash course on co2 builds, components and their pros and cons; i've learned a great deal.
for one burkett solenoids do run super hot, so hot i burnt myself when i picked up my leaky regulator to swap it out
not a big deal it basically works well but i can't imagine it lasting very long for being that hot over time. clippard solenoids are the way to go. the old (3.5 yrs old) one that i got looks used but operates smoothly and closes tightly without a hitch. best thing is its only warm to the touch after 10-11 hrs of being on.
the other is swagelok... totally pro super precise needle valve. ideal with a venier handle is good, but swagelok is on another level of precision and its stainless.
i got a 20lb steel tank that seems unsightly but it will probably be september before i think about refilling it!
all said and done my brutha... post co2 fix FTS