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Finally ordered my CO2 tank. 5lbs shipped to Hawaii for $70. Man I miss living on the mainland when buying supplies was a lot cheaper.

Now all I need left are Fluxus lily pipes and drop checker! Just waiting for GLA to get them back in stock.
very impressed with the diy builds and aquascape.

fyi: co2 at gaspro = they just swap tank for tank when getting a refill. if you want your personal tank back, they tell you to wait 3 weeks, then it comes back all scratched up but filled with the precious co2 of course. aluminum tanks are what they sell and swap with you. usally looks nice anyways. if u find another place that does quick co2 reflls, more power to you and LMK. and hawaii prices are stupid high. try buying a house...lol. goodluck with your planted tank, looks like a winner.

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very impressed with the diy builds and aquascape.

fyi: co2 at gaspro = they just swap tank for tank when getting a refill. if you want your personal tank back, they tell you to wait 3 weeks, then it comes back all scratched up but filled with the precious co2 of course. aluminum tanks are what they sell and swap with you. usally looks nice anyways. if u find another place that does quick co2 reflls, more power to you and LMK. and hawaii prices are stupid high. try buying a house...lol. goodluck with your planted tank, looks like a winner.
Yea I read that in another thread. I'd like to keep my new CO2 tank nice a new. I heard people going to Oahu Fire to get their CO2 tanks filled. But I was planning on going to Aquascapes 'cause I was under the impression that they fill CO2 tanks as well. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Yea I read that in another thread. I'd like to keep my new CO2 tank nice a new. I heard people going to Oahu Fire to get their CO2 tanks filled. But I was planning on going to Aquascapes 'cause I was under the impression that they fill CO2 tanks as well. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I dont think they do. oahu fire might be your best bet.

but you should check out aquascapes just bcause. great selection of "stuff." the owner jojo, is the only guy there, that "truely" knows his plants. something to keep in mind if you want to chit chat about planted tanks. best to catch him on an off day (non peak hours), otherwise he is usually busy with customers and/or friends.

p.s. those blue chaulk dots on your rocks look familiar...lol. i bought a ton of rocks from that store too, last year.

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I dont think they do. oahu fire might be your best bet.

but you should check out aquascapes just bcause. great selection of "stuff." the owner jojo, is the only guy there, that "truely" knows his plants. something to keep in mind if you want to chit chat about planted tanks. best to catch him on an off day (non peak hours), otherwise he is usually busy with customers and/or friends.

p.s. those blue chaulk dots on your rocks look familiar...lol. i bought a ton of rocks from that store too, last year.
So you mean I got your leftovers?? hahaha

So I called Aquascapes and I guess I was wrong. They "generally" don't fill CO2 tanks. I tried to call Oahu Fire but they were closed already. Guess I'll try again tomorrow. Any other ideas? I refuse to go to Gaspro.
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Nice tank. I would ditch the dhg in front of the main stone and plant more hc in its place. The dhg will be a pain to constantly trim just so it doesn't cover up the stone. My $0.02

Oahu Fire in the PC industrial park refills while you wait. Well, at least they did when I lived there a few years ago. It used to be about $3/lb to fill there. I went there quite a bit and the guy started just charging me $5 to fill although I think he just pocketed the cash. Lol

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So I guess dry starting has it pros and cons. Con being it can get pretty boring. But the pro is I get to pay attention to detail on other parts of the tank. For instance, what's in the cabinet. It's not completely done. I forgot to order a check valve so I'm waiting to get that in so I can finish the tubing for CO2. It may be overkill, but I was bored. Shoot me.






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The juice is worth the squeeze! I love your equipment set up, very nice!
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whats the white electric plug thing with the zip tie around it? next to the disconnects.
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The juice is worth the squeeze! I love your equipment set up, very nice!
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whats the white electric plug thing with the zip tie around it? next to the disconnects.
It's just an extension cord. It connects the light to the surge protector inside the stand
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I was hoping it was one of these:

http://www.simplerna.com/2012/01/bel...utomation.html

Been wanting to try one.
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Also finished the tubing for CO2. First time setting up CO2 so if anyone see any issues please let me know.

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Atomic CO2 Regulator V3 > Atomic Bubble Counter > Atomic Check Valve > Atomic Inline Diffuser

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wow love your setup! and equipment envy! i love that atomic regulator!

i was wondering what brand timer you have there? i see some online but doesn't look as...nice? haha i was looking at this one:
Amazon.com: Marineland PA0401 Aqua-Timer with 24-hr Cycle, Grounded: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Marineland PA0401 Aqua-Timer with 24-hr Cycle, Grounded: Pet Supplies
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i was wondering what brand timer you have there?
It's made by GE. "Indoor 24-hour Basic Timer" item #15431. Bought it at Target. You might want to just search for any regular timer. Doesn't have to be specifically for aquariums. Although that one may be better for larger lights because of the ground.
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Would anyone know why my tank would attract ants?
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