|12-02-2013 04:02 PM|
|lamiskool||Haha I love it! Merry christmas!|
|12-02-2013 03:57 PM|
That's awesome! Haha
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|12-02-2013 05:56 AM|
|HybridHerp||ha, cute :P|
|12-02-2013 05:55 AM|
Even the tanks get some holiday spirit...
|11-26-2013 06:46 AM|
I am soooooo happy to be doing plants again.
|11-26-2013 06:42 AM|
I have redone my fertlizing routine as a very aggressive ei method with additional potassium and iron. Also manually dosing calcium/magnesium. On top of the fertlizer update the new co2 reactor has really helped with co2 delivery and efficiency.
The tank now bubbles like crazy, its like soda water when then lights are at 100%.
I ordered my heatsinks from heatsinkusa.com and the leds are from rapidled.com. All of my drivers were from rapidled as well. I built the units myself. Lots of thermal adhesive... soldering etc.
|11-26-2013 02:54 AM|
|ADAtank||nice saltwater setup! lol jk looks great!|
|11-26-2013 02:23 AM|
With the success of your take I was curious if you have had pearling from your plants. Nothing has really been said about it.
Love the tank, you sent me the link to this thread from your reddit update the other day. I thank you for this link. I prob spent the last 2.5 hours reading through every post. I have already started researching the parts I want from a lot of yours for my future tank build. I thank you for the inspiration and please keep doing what your doing.
Also where did you find your LED lights, or wear can I find individual lights like yours and what are they mounted on?
|11-24-2013 06:22 AM|
and it still worked well. I decided to give it a dedicated pump this time around though.
Just did a test run of the plumbing and scrapped the solenoid though. Small air leak in it from sitting so long. No biggie. I can manually bleed it if I have to.
|11-24-2013 05:35 AM|
|prototyp3||Forget the setup, the contents of that tank look great! The fish really pop out against those plants, nice work.|
|11-24-2013 05:33 AM|
I've seen that reactor for sale on several websites throughout the years and have always wondered about it's effectiveness. With the amount of gph from the mag drive I doubt there will be any form of c02 buildup at the top of the reactor, a problem I have encountered if you have a lack of flow going through the unit.
I have tried multiple reactors, DIY, and atomic inline diffusion. None of which have worked very well with my eheims low flow. For now my ceramic diffusor is giving me superior results.
|11-24-2013 05:19 AM|
So I'm finally getting around to picking up my Co2 reactor this weekend. I dug up a few more parts from my storage bins and put together the first parts of the rig.
This is the reactor (I am picking it up tomorrow, this is a stock image from aqua medic)
The unit is pretty simple, like most reactors. On the top side there is a Co2 inlet, and a bleeder valve, along with the plumbing connections. I will have an inline pump (mag drive 3, 350gph) pulling water from the tank, and pushing it into the reactor.
Connected to a venturi on the inlet side of the pump is a solenoid. I will have the bleeder valve connected to this solenoid so a few times a day it will open and remix any collected gas into the water column.
I will have the bleeder valve open every morning before Co2 starts injecting to try and burp anything out of the reactor. Hopefully this will break up any large gas pockets and push it out. Alternately I might connect the bleeder valve to another pump to suck out gas if this arrangement doesnt work.
|11-21-2013 04:14 PM|
|11-21-2013 01:45 PM|
Well done and very clean system.
I like the technology under the hood ! You don't see many systems with top of the line proflux controllers and dosing pumps.
|11-21-2013 04:50 AM|
I suspect my dogs having excellent sashimi snacks with them.
Frogs would be even more risky!
beautiful tank with alot of work put in!
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