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Nice write up bro, I'm planning a build and would like to know a few things.

Those JBJ bubble counter, can you set it up with a elbow 1/8 male to female? My needle valve is mounted sideway.

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This is a very great write-up, however it probably wont be a sticky because there is already one very similar to it in the FAQ section http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...ml#post1056440

Also, Olpunk78 already wrote a VERY detailed guide on how to build regulators (first sticky in the equipment section)

Great write up though!
OK, thats why I never saw one...

Yes I need to add that link.

I am kinda thinking for the advanced items maybe like

Complete build
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Misc diffuser/ reactor builds
Parts list with pricing
Affects of co2 on ph (also cover roles of kh/gh)

Not trying to step on any toes or undercut anyone, make a one stop thread with the general over view with links to about anything anyone could need. any help with locating or creation of new threads would be fantastic, I want this to be a handy tool for anyone on TPT

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Where was this thread 2 years ago!!! >

haha good writeup


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Yes, you can definitely do that.
Finally, thank you. Dude at Home Depot thought I was growing other sort of plants.

I was asking him about fittings and gas pressure, man.... wrong place to go.
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Finally, thank you. Dude at Home Depot thought I was growing other sort of plants.

I was asking him about fittings and gas pressure, man.... wrong place to go.
Yeah don't trust retail store employees to be knowledgable about much of anything. There are a few specialty stores where this doesn't apply, but it almost always applies to chain store employees.

Love your fluval edge by the way, stunning layout.

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Finally, thank you. Dude at Home Depot thought I was growing other sort of plants.

I was asking him about fittings and gas pressure, man.... wrong place to go.
thats pretty funny, hope you don't get an unexpected visit :-/

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Thanks for the post. I'm just now doing the research to upgrade from my yeast system. You might want to add the info about electronic ph monitors/switch as a replacement for the drop checker.

Does anyone have advice for how to get an inline reactor on a fluval canister with their ribbed hoses?
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Thanks for the post. I'm just now doing the research to upgrade from my yeast system. You might want to add the info about electronic ph monitors/switch as a replacement for the drop checker.

Does anyone have advice for how to get an inline reactor on a fluval canister with their ribbed hoses?
Get better hoses.

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OK, thats why I never saw one...

Yes I need to add that link.

I am kinda thinking for the advanced items maybe like

Complete build
Trouble shooting
Misc diffuser/ reactor builds
Parts list with pricing
Affects of co2 on ph (also cover roles of kh/gh)

Not trying to step on any toes or undercut anyone, make a one stop thread with the general over view with links to about anything anyone could need. any help with locating or creation of new threads would be fantastic, I want this to be a handy tool for anyone on TPT

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Not tryin to be a jerk or anything, but that is basically what the FAQ section is. If you feel there is something missing from the FAQ section, or you have something to add, then if you write a post about it, you can ask a mod to move it to the FAQs

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Where is the best place to put the co2 inlet for the inline co2 reactor like in your picture here:
http://www.marinetechnical.com/obj167geo139pg14p8.jpg

Is the top of the cylinder the best place? what if i diy my own and add a ceramic co2 diffuser to the bottom or middle/bottom/corner somewhere. Any thoughts of pro's and con's of that type of setup?

Also, where can one go to buy a clear see through cylinder shape piece of plastic to do this setup? Local hardware stores dont have anything here in Sacramento.
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Re: CO2 Getting it Started!

You want to have the co2 injected at the top, and have your water movement top to bottom, that way the bubbles have a chance to dissolve more before they exit the reactor

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