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post #46 of 512 (permalink) Old 09-01-2011, 10:23 AM
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That's a lovely Spec, Onenobee!

Can I ask, where does your co2 go to? A diffuser or to the filter outlet? I'm researching ideas for mine but everything I've tried looks ugly. I'm a bit reluctant to cut a hole in the filter outlet tube to put the co2 tubing into but if it works...
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That's a lovely Spec, Onenobee!

Can I ask, where does your co2 go to? A diffuser or to the filter outlet? I'm researching ideas for mine but everything I've tried looks ugly. I'm a bit reluctant to cut a hole in the filter outlet tube to put the co2 tubing into but if it works...

if you put the end of the co2 line right next to the intake for the pump, and sliiiiiide them both down at the same time into place, the co2 will get blurped into the impellors. works fine for me.
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That's a lovely Spec, Onenobee!

Can I ask, where does your co2 go to? A diffuser or to the filter outlet? I'm researching ideas for mine but everything I've tried looks ugly. I'm a bit reluctant to cut a hole in the filter outlet tube to put the co2 tubing into but if it works...
@BlackPhantom09 - Thanks for the compliment! As for your CO2 question, I use DIY CO2, an old pill bottle with 2 holes on the bottom end (open top facing down), one hole for the CO2 and the other hole for the over-flow tube which leads up and out back to release the excess CO2 quietly. The pill bottle holds the CO2 until it disolves into the water. The bottle and tubes are in the same space as the water pump in back. It's not very efficient but it does the job and is quite.

@esworp - I did a version similar to yours but some bubbles would get stuck in the pump and make some noise which bothered me.
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Thanks esworp! I'm going to give that way a go but I'm wondering if it's noisy cos the tank is on my bedside table.
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Thanks esworp! I'm going to give that way a go but I'm wondering if it's noisy cos the tank is on my bedside table.
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"Koep" at it.
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haha very clever... my last name is Koepp and that was my football locker name tag from last season... i got my first 2 first today... i planned on keeping bumble bee gobies and we got a pair at work a few days ago and they both ate right away so i could resist! I know they are territorial but i think theres enough room just for those 2 guys!
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I have this one on my desk at work.
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What substrate do you use ? Planning on getting this tank and im going for NatureSoil. Dont know if i should go for black or brown, normal or fine size ?
Theres going to be crystal reds in there.
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Is that a java fern planted in the substrate? Those guys dont like being put in the soil..

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i bought one of these tank but never cycled it, i am re-decorating room then setting it back up lol what is a good fertiliser to use instead of using co2 ?

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Wow esworp! Puts mine to shame!
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