|Yesterday 10:28 PM|
My Ista Max Mix started leaking. (I haven't touched it, the attachments just decided to leak). So I have been looking into something that is of better quality.
|03-15-2014 01:43 AM|
Well i threw one of these on my tank just to see the out come an i guess its pretty cool. Over the past month my tank started getting worse with CO2 looking like "soda" in a cup, anyway i had a couple filters for a few months now an wanted to see how it goes diffushion an rha whole nine. So far so good the only difference i dint have which a few others had was lowering of the bubble count / output, its only been a day an it took 6hrs for my drop checkers to change a little bit. Thats already telling me that my CO2 either aint high enough or im loosing some along the lines somewhere. With my regular ceramic diffuser it only takes a few hrs i should have timed this to see HRS exact but i do know that by the time of shut down drop checkers are a light lime green almost yello an they stay like that till sometime between 12am-5:30am. My co2 comes on at about 7:30-8:00am lights come on at 9:00am an off at 7:30-8:00pm lights off about 9:00pm. Well on to my thrown together set up,
Another thing i liked was the plants pearling a lot which told me they were using CO2 at the time they were supposed to. Drawback to this setup is how it fills to the top with water, i feel like its gonna start leaking one night or day an my aquarium is right abouve me n my wifes bedroom so u can see how this would be bad. Also the fact that my house will be flooded from all 70gals from my tank, im gonna tighten everything up later today with all pvc parts or better looken ones anyway.
|03-10-2014 10:39 PM|
|03-10-2014 10:24 PM|
I'll keep looking for PVC components. This is what I've ended up with so far...
|03-10-2014 04:32 AM|
|03-09-2014 10:36 PM|
The primary concern is invert and fish toxicity.If you keep doing regular water changes its fine.
You can find virtually any brass pipe fitting in plastic form (HDPE or PVC) online.
|03-08-2014 01:06 PM|
Fail! I can't seem to edit my post.
I was saying that there is an extremely limited selection of PVC at my local big box stores, so almost everything I bought was brass. Aside from the weight, are there any issues with this? I have brass fittings feeding water to my refrigerator for drinking, so I'm assuming it is safe for my aquarium inhabitants too. Do I need to clean / treat the brass in any way before sending water through it to my aquarium?
|03-08-2014 01:03 PM|
|Donutz||Phew! I finally finished reading this thread (took a few days in my spare time). I went out last night and got all the parts I need for this but almost everything I got was brass due the extremely limited selecti|
|02-28-2014 11:19 PM|
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|02-28-2014 05:25 PM|
The trickle column design is the standard in industry in absorbing CO2 - for example from power plant emissions.
It should also work in aquaria - provided its done right. Water should pour from the top and most of the media should be exposed to CO2 - not submerged or flooded. CO2 should be bubbling from the bottom - this could be done through a dip tube. A simple counter current setup.
If anyone's interested I can post a drawing or build one for the cost of parts.
|02-28-2014 03:07 PM|
|kman||I think the issue isn't necessarily increased absorption, it's flow. Adding the bio balls and similar may help absorption, some, but it will lower your flow.|
|02-28-2014 12:38 PM|
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