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03-16-2013 08:56 PM
waananen79 Ready to cut back plants in my tank some are over growing others.ill post pics have some allready in my gallery
03-11-2013 04:19 PM
GMYukonon24s That's great to hear. Any pics to share?
03-11-2013 01:13 AM
waananen79 Ifs now a couple months sence the last post I changed to a 2lb co2 paintball tank for my tank it is working verry well couldn't be any more happy plants are growing at rappid speed all ready for them to b cut down
02-23-2013 02:36 AM
waananen79 I have a 40g tank and have a 20oz tank and a regulater leading to a defuser does a great job and plants are growing rapidly
01-15-2013 01:01 PM
Originally Posted by crazydog64 View Post
Christmas delivered!!! 5# bottle, diffusior, GLA Nature Beast regulator, Finnex Ray2, PFertz liquid dosing.

01-15-2013 12:43 PM
crazydog64 Christmas delivered!!! 5# bottle, diffusior, GLA Nature Beast regulator, Finnex Ray2, PFertz liquid dosing.
01-15-2013 12:58 AM
waananen79 I have recently assembled a 35gal hexagon tank with a few live plants a dozen fish and 6 ghost shrimp.I have two 40watt cfl lights which are more than enough for the depth of the tank also have a DIY c02 made out of two 2L pop bottles dispersing into the intake of a pump .
12-03-2012 06:18 PM
crazydog64 I run DIY for now, 2x 1.75liter juice bottles and a fluval ceramic diffusor. Hopefully christmas will bring me the beginnings of a more standard setup :-)
12-01-2012 05:19 PM
switch26 i plan on switching over to the atomic inline and the new atomic regulators on green leaf..
12-01-2012 01:58 AM
zoo minsi i use the green leaf inline atomic diffuser, works really well. only thing is you have to get your psi above 30 for it to work. not all regulators will do it so just be aware. combine it with a spraybar and ive got a fine mist all through my 75 gallon
12-01-2012 12:59 AM
switch26 Duckmasta, Ive heard from a lot of guys who have used the in-line diffusers from green leaf, that they work even better than most reactors.. something to look into if you are looking for a cheaper solution than a full on reactor
12-01-2012 12:57 AM
switch26 I have a co2 setup I too have a milwaukee regulator and couldn't be more pissed off with them.. Im not the only one, as one of the managers of Blue fish in Grandville had their regulator dump all the co2 in one of his client's marine tanks killing 2000 worth of fish...

Mine dumped on my 30 gallon tank as well killing every fish in my tank.. over 20 some fish.

When calling them he said it is because pressure backs up on their regulator/solenoid and that I have to drill into the solenoid to fix it..

OK.. so they sell a faulty product that should be fixed before selling it.. instead they allow consumers to destroy their tanks first before explaining any of this?

Oh, the Solenoid also basically burnt out on me as well.. they are sending me a new one, but I think im gonna switch to an Atomic regulator from green leaf aquariums.. they are new and have really good reviews from a lot of people. Plus they are compact and are made to work with their in-line diffusers which have great dissolve rates of co2 from what ive heard as well.

Just giving all you Milwaukee owners fair warning if it hasn't happened yet, as over time the solenoid will get dirty from refills etc.. It then causes backups that are almost impossible to tell if you have.. which will then cause a blow up of Co2 into ur tank and should kill everything.
11-25-2012 06:03 AM
Duckmasta With my 80 gallon tank i plan on running a reactor for full co2 diffusion, most likely get one from drsfosterandsmith as there are some pretty cheap but reliable ones on there. Not as cheap as DIY, but more going for long term reliablilty on this one as it will be pressurized co2 being injected lol.
11-25-2012 02:14 AM
Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s View Post
Nice are you happy with it? Would you buy it again?
I'm really happy with it. I've never gotten the kind of growth like I do in this tank without CO2. The only thing is that I bought a used regulator and it's a bit finicky. I may have to replace it eventually. Other than that, it's really a breeze.
11-24-2012 11:22 PM
GMYukonon24s For a few years I've been looking at pressurized setups and I always thought if I got a setup I would want one that has a two stage regulator because when I seen other setup I thought that the ones with 2 stage regulator's were the best. I've seen like you everyone posted there are so many options I'm just wanting to see if a 2 stage regulators are the worth the money.
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