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  1. Saigon
    01-16-2016 06:51 PM - permalink
    Saigon
    Hello sir,

    I'm totally a novice at CO2, and I heard good review about you on this forum. Can you help me build a CO2 system? What's usually the average cost for the system?

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Badbanana
  2. STAN K.
    12-12-2015 03:25 PM - permalink
    STAN K.
    Thank you Alan for Co2 regulator you build for me. I am also very thankful for your patience with witch you answer all my questions. You are a pleasure to deal with.
    Best regards.

    Stanley Khorosh....
  3. Jcdelaroche
    08-26-2015 03:24 AM - permalink
    Jcdelaroche
    Depth of substrate is one inch in the front sloping to 4" in the back
  4. Jcdelaroche
    08-26-2015 03:21 AM - permalink
    Jcdelaroche
    Thank you so much for answering. I have Black Seachem fluorite sand for the first 3 inches in the front then towards the back regular black Seachem fluorite. It's been set up for 4 or 5 months, when I set it up I put about 12 teaspoons of osmocote plus underneath the substrate. I will change the RGB and white to that number, so blue is zero right? I will put the surface skimmer on a timer. I add 6 ppm of kno3 ,2 ppm kh2po4 and 2ppm of mgso4 and a little extra k 3ppm every other day. Traces are Csm+b 0.33 ppm every other day.
    I change 50% of water everyweek, don't skip dosing or WC. I have a sera 1000 reactor on one canister and an inline atomic diffuser on the other canister. Ph drops in less than one hour. I have miller microplex, flourish traces,iron gluconate powder, Seachem iron, DTPA and last month I bought EDDHA... Maybe the skimmer is combining with the oxygen it pulls in and oxidizing the iron? Thanks again for your help.
  5. Jcdelaroche
    08-26-2015 12:45 AM - permalink
    Jcdelaroche
    Good evening: Your tank looks beautiful and lush. I currently have 2 e series on a rimless that is 48"x22x20h. Do you mind sharing your photoperiod and percentage for each color of the RGB?
    My lights are at 24 from the substrate with white at 100, red 100,green 0' blue 0,
    My GH is 4, KH 1 (use ro di water and reconstitute it)
    I dose EI But my plants are pale , no matter how much iron I dose, plants do not have that rich green color that I achieved when I was running 4 T5 HO.
    Co2 is as high as my discus will tolerate (a ph drop of 1.2 points) I have eheim canisters (good flow) and an eheim surface skimmer. Sharing your parameters might give me a clue on what I Am missing.
    In pictures it looks beautiful but I am not sure if these LEDS are nuking out my traces.
    This is my first time asking a question directly to anyone. I would really appreciate some info.
    Thanks
    Jcdelaroche
  6. Immortal1
    08-13-2015 02:06 AM - permalink
    Immortal1
    Hey Alan, knowing that you do many great regulator builds, I was wondering if you might have an idea where I might find a very specific part. Being a bit of a newb on regulator components, it seems I have lost the internal spring on one of my solenoid valves. Below is a pic of the coil for the solenoid - hopefully you can tell me where I might find a replacement spring. Or (hopefully) you or maybe one of the other great builders might actually have one laying around. Let me know your thoughts and thanks ahead of time for your time.

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01-18-2016
11:36 PM - dazed&confused mentioned AlanLe in post DIY CO2 Setup - Matheson, Where Does The CO2 Go
AlanLe - That all makes per...
12-16-2015
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12-10-2015
10:50 PM - bk. mentioned AlanLe in post Anyone build CO2 regulators?
...ouldn't agree more! AlanLe is a great guy
09-30-2015
04:29 AM - WaterLife mentioned AlanLe in post Best CO2 ACCESSORY PARTS? Bubble counter, drop checker, etc.
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02-06-2016
05:31 PM - AlanLe quoted creekbottom in post tell me about this regulator
Does that mean they can't be use...
02-05-2016
06:14 AM - Joshism quoted AlanLe in post CO2 Regulator Idea
You need a 1/8 male x 1/4 f...
12:22 AM - kevmo911 quoted AlanLe in post Building CO2 regulator
You can use a 1/8 tube x 1/...
02-04-2016
08:10 PM - AlanLe quoted Joshism in post Building CO2 regulator
Looks a lot nicer on my CO2 ...
07:33 PM - Joshism quoted AlanLe in post Building CO2 regulator
...difference. Thanks AlanLe. $74.11 later, I'm ...
07:23 PM - AlanLe quoted Joshism in post CO2 Regulator Idea
AlanLe, have you done this b...
07:22 PM - Joshism quoted AlanLe in post CO2 Regulator Idea
...wn to the valve. AlanLe, have you done this ...
02-03-2016
09:34 PM - AlanLe quoted sonhvan in post metering valve: Hoke 1600 series vs Brooks 8513
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01-30-2016
01:02 AM - AlanLe quoted Joshism in post Building CO2 regulator
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12:23 AM - Joshism quoted AlanLe in post Building CO2 regulator
...oing to kill me... AlanLe, do you have any pho...
01-29-2016
04:39 AM - AlanLe quoted Joshism in post Question regarding Swagelok part SS-4-TA-1-2
I don't mean to bring this u...
04:37 AM - Joshism quoted AlanLe in post Question regarding Swagelok part SS-4-TA-1-2
The 4BMG arrived. It's much...
01-21-2016
08:51 PM - AlanLe quoted Calestus in post 15 watts uv sterilizer on a 420gph pump
Isn't level 1 around 45,000 u...
01-19-2016
12:31 AM - charlie 1 quoted AlanLe in post DIY CO2 Setup - Matheson, Where Does The CO2 Go
As I mentioned, you don't n...
12:00 AM - AlanLe quoted jeffkrol in post DIY CO2 Setup - Matheson, Where Does The CO2 Go
not really, there is no "requ...
01-18-2016
11:45 PM - jeffkrol quoted AlanLe in post DIY CO2 Setup - Matheson, Where Does The CO2 Go
That is a nice regulator. I...
11:37 PM - AlanLe quoted jeffkrol in post DIY CO2 Setup - Matheson, Where Does The CO2 Go
none of that is a "necessity"...
11:31 PM - jeffkrol quoted AlanLe in post DIY CO2 Setup - Matheson, Where Does The CO2 Go
You don't need the stop val...
11:27 PM - AlanLe quoted jeffkrol in post DIY CO2 Setup - Matheson, Where Does The CO2 Go
Why? You don't need the st...
11:08 PM - jeffkrol quoted AlanLe in post DIY CO2 Setup - Matheson, Where Does The CO2 Go
You need to remove that sto...

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