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post #46 of 99 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 02:05 AM
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No, but I have had that happen before. I killed them with forceps. How many are in there? you could flood it for 20 minutes, net the ants out and then drain.
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post #47 of 99 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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Well only a little get in. I think they're biting a hole in the syran wrap; unless it's a hole I accidentally put there and didn't notice. I've changed it every time I notice though.
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i just noticed you have a hydor eth 200 listed in the to get list. you wont need that in hawaii unless your in ac and its cranked really low. even then i doubt you can get room temps below 60. in the summer months you might have too high water temps.
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Oh that's right. It was on my plans but it never crossed my mind that I won't need it. Good thing I haven't ordered it lol. During the summer I'll make sure it stays cool inside. Thanks for the heads up.
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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

Hey, I just noticed you are going to the bubble counter first then the check valve. Usually I put the check valve after the regulator. Did you buy the bubble counter with the built in check valve?
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Hey, I just noticed you are going to the bubble counter first then the check valve. Usually I put the check valve after the regulator. Did you buy the bubble counter with the built in check valve?
Yes. This bubble counter has a check valve as well. So in total I have two check valves.
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post #52 of 99 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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Filled tank at Oahu Fire. $20 and they filled it while i waited.

*note, the Atomic Regulator does require a seal. I'm glad GLA provided the brass permaseal; although it looks a little different than the one pictured on their site.
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That HC is growing for sure. Gunna be another 2 weeks and its will be ready.
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Filled tank at Oahu Fire. $20 and they filled it while i waited.

*note, the Atomic Regulator does require a seal. I'm glad GLA provided the brass permaseal; although it looks a little different than the one pictured on their site.
Good to know they are still there. Did you happen to see how much it cost to fill a 10lb tank? I'm thinking $40 since yours is a 5lb.

BTW You've got some great growth for 2 weeks! Almost good enough to flood.
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Good to know they are still there. Did you happen to see how much it cost to fill a 10lb tank? I'm thinking $40 since yours is a 5lb.

BTW You've got some great growth for 2 weeks! Almost good enough to flood.
I would flood the tank but I actually trimmed the HC after the picture and spread the trimmings to the empty spots. I'm hoping that next weeks picture will show more growth
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I would flood the tank but I actually trimmed the HC after the picture and spread the trimmings to the empty spots. I'm hoping that next weeks picture will show more growth
Good technique. I did that too. It makes it spread out a lot faster.
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I have everything I need to flood the tank now. I'm so tempted...



(I didn't order the 20th anniversary edition, plus??? )
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