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One more thing I wanted to ask about is.. Heating
Should I consider a under gravel or under tank heater to promote good water flow and bacteria growth in the substrate, as well as promote healthy root growth? I really would like to leave the tank up for awhile without a substrate overhaul.. but idk if 5 years is really the goal here. Thanks again for all the advice love all the tanks and people here ^.^ hope to hear from you guys soon!!

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So today i picked up a co2 setup today from JHunt payment sent!! cant wait!!

anyways its a " never (been) used ProStar Platinum Model PRSP5013 dual stage regulator with a chrome CGA 320 nut and nipple... a Burkett 6011 solenoid valve, Fabco NV-55 needle valve, JBJ bubble counter with integrated check valve, and a stainless steel check valve. But wait, there's more! Also comes with a GLA in-line CO2 atomizer sized for 1/2" tubing and a Gush glass ball drop checker with 250mL of 4 dKH standard from GLA"

sounded like a deal to mE!
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=193750
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Just waiting on PayPal ^.^

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Shipped should be here Thursday or as late as Monday

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looking good, I like the layout... and GL with your plans
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its here!

well the regulator and accessories arrived but theres only one little problem.. the atomizer is going to restrict the flow on the fluval 406 i have so id like to get the 3/4' model just for ease of use and flow.

besides that i just need a part to connect the regulator to the solenoid rig and a tank from a local source. pretty excited about doing a well planned setup. trying to do everything right the first or maybe 2nd time
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so there has been some algea groath in the meantime of me getting the regulator and tank mated.. looks liek some black spot and black brush type of nasty stuff. so i think once i get a few more utility fish for my reef tank ill be making a shoping list to get the pressurized co2 system running..

first thing i think of is the part i need to connect the regulator to the silonoid, bubble counter rig.. should i get this at a hardware store like the depot? or try to pick it up when i go to get my tank at the co2 center brass im assuming? or stainless?

the next issue is the method to desolve the gas into the water..
i have a in-line atomizer i can hook to the output side of my fluval 406 but it will restrict flow slightly.. BUT they do sell the correct size for the fluval hosing. So would this restrict flow enough to worry about? also i will likely get some clear hose to clean everything up some and get rid of the junk catching corigated black fluval hoses..

from there.. i think its just assembly and settup.. i was planning to wait to hook the co2 up till i had everything in the good substrate and a perfect scratchless tank.. but i will be doing this basicly ASAP to fight the BBA!! please any advice will be golden for me at this point where im about to no doubt make some mistakes.. thanks!!
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bump this q i got no responce i recently trimmed about 1/3 of my tank after letting it grow in for a few motnhs but the algea grew alot at the same time..
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The 75g begins..

Much over due photo update on the 75. Still haven't got everything together for the co2 to run so I can turn on the sun!! Anyway here's a few pics.











About to continue on the same plan of reducing 90% of the population of livebarers and get a few more loaches and Cory cats. Replacing the gravel with Eco-complete and fluorite, hooking up the co2 regulator and in-line defuser, an additional fluval 406, and a power head for extra flow. This should allow me to re-introduce my mid day lights and get some serious growth..

I guess my dream of a new shiny 90g is out of the picture for now. Wish me luck!!

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Well as luck would have it Ill be picking up a good condition 90 gallon and stand tomorrow for $150!! It also comes with a fluval 304

ALSO
soon to be coming in the mail are more of the pieces necessary to complete my co2 setup!
Including:

25' of 22mm hose
A 22mm up aqua inline atomizer
A 300w inline heater
Few Hose clamps (just in case)

So after that and the 90 gallon I'm just looking at getting the whole co2 rig together and ten getting a 10# tank from a local source.

It's quite a undertaking... Here's just a rough list of things to do..

-Pickup the 90g and stand
-Move it into my 3rd floor apartment
-Setup a temporary tank to hold the few fish and plants in the 75g while the 90 is built
Drain the 75 and remove 75lbs or gravel and driftwood
-move the 75 and stand out of the living room and replace with the 90 and stand
-rinse 2 and 3/4 bags of fluorite and mix with 2 bags of Eco-complete
-get a few large/med/sml interestingly shaped dark colored rocks
-order whats equal to double the plants in the tank currently and additional cooling for my light
-clean/assemble post body co2 rig and mate with regulator
-pickup a 10# co2 tank and make a new friend in the co2 biz
-lay down substrate and start scaping with the driftwood and rocks
-level and level and level
-fill 3/4 way and let sit and clear up to protect the filters
-and level and level
-design and assemble the filter/co2/heating systems
-design and assemble the electrical system so that everything is timed correctly day/night
-begin planting all plants and more scaping
-test all fittings, hoses, clamps, timers, and water.
-test run all the eq including co2 rig, solenoid, both filters, heater..
-fill to the top and start the system in motion!

Then there's the whole other list of unknown unknowns :P

Please any advice is strongly welcome. Pictures soon. Even though I'm doing alot of algae growing ill need a before picture ^.^

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i cant believe iv managed to go 6 whole months without a reply..
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Heck...I just read through your posts from start to finish and I have no idea why no one is replying either! Your tank looks great, and congrats on the new 75g, thats quite a deal. Your tank looks very good considering you are running 4HO lights with no CO2. And on a final note, hello from Ohio!
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Heck...I just read through your posts from start to finish and I have no idea why no one is replying either! Your tank looks great, and congrats on the new 75g, thats quite a deal. Your tank looks very good considering you are running 4HO lights with no CO2. And on a final note, hello from Ohio!
Thanks! lol its been a work in progress
well techically im only running two t5ho's currently untill i get my pressurized co2 rig all setup. also not to nit pick but i was attempting to get a >90g< off CL.. unfortuantly the guy is unreliable and went to chicago without mentioning it to me while i was on the way to his house.. ANYWAY.. maybe ill be able to pick it up next week...

untill then ill be drawing up some crappy plans for assembling the final product ie. the 90black with all the bells and whistles that are not currently on the 75
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Really like the Drftwood.
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Well the "90 gallon" turned out to be 55... Still a deal with a stand and a fluval 304 for $90.. So I'm still in need of a 90 with no scratches

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