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Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By exv152
For the best co2 reactor diffusion you just want...

For the best co2 reactor diffusion you just want the water flow to work down against the rising co2 bubbles. This unimpeded friction results in some of the best co2 diffusion you’ll find in the hobby.
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By exv152
Both on the output is better, as mentioned, you...

Both on the output is better, as mentioned, you don’t want debris to get stuck in the inline heater as this can cause serious issues. I run inline heaters & inline co2 diffusers with no issues, just...
Forum: Lighting 10-04-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By exv152
I would do one thing at a time, increase...

I would do one thing at a time, increase intensity but keep the same photoperiod, and base your next decision on observation.
Forum: Substrate 10-04-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By exv152
Using different substrates is a good thing for...

Using different substrates is a good thing for plant roots.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By exv152
+1 on going with real co2 versus cartridges for...

+1 on going with real co2 versus cartridges for larger tanks. Check out the reviews on amazon for the sicce.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By exv152
I've had an inline diffuser on the input side of...

I've had an inline diffuser on the input side of an eheim 2213 running for some time now, and it diffuses the bubbles really nicey, I barely see any bubbles at all, and have had no issues with the...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By exv152
I've got two 300w inline hydors on a 125g in a...

I've got two 300w inline hydors on a 125g in a cold basement, in Canada. During the winter it gets a bit chilly down there but the heaters keep the water temp rock solid.
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By exv152
The inline atomic diffusers work nice. GLA sells...

The inline atomic diffusers work nice. GLA sells them for like $35+shipping+duty+HST etc, but you can get the same brand they sell on evilbay for $20-25 shipping included. The brand they sell is...
Forum: Substrate 09-30-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By exv152
I use Amazonia since it contains the most amount...

I use Amazonia since it contains the most amount nutrients compared to the others, I like the look and how it reduces pH.
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By exv152
Pull the trigger, $89 is a steal. The sale will...

Pull the trigger, $89 is a steal. The sale will end and you'll be kickin yourself.
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By exv152
Sounds exciting. I remember first setting up my...

Sounds exciting. I remember first setting up my 7.5g nano too. I found driftwood was difficult to choose for a tank that size without it appearing like it was taking over the entire display. Have you...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By exv152
If my heart was set on a paintball reg I wouldn't...

If my heart was set on a paintball reg I wouldn't hesitate to go with ...http://greenleafaquariums.com/products/atomic-paintball-co2-regulator-v2.html
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By exv152
The standard $295 system is just a single stage...

The standard $295 system is just a single stage regulator and co2 cylinder. The $355 setup is a single stage reg with their “modular manifold”, plus a 5 lbs co2 cylinder.

You can probably put...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By exv152
I have a 7g nano cube, low tech, no heater, and I...

I have a 7g nano cube, low tech, no heater, and I use a HOB aquaclear with no issues. I also dose excel once in awhile and some micro nutrients. The only inhabitants are cherry shrimp. A finnex 12"...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By exv152
Is there co2 coming out if you remove the...

Is there co2 coming out if you remove the solenoid?
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By exv152
It may just be the meter alone, which is easy to...

It may just be the meter alone, which is easy to replace. But if you start by increasing the working pressure slowly (with the black knob) do you get any co2 coming out?
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By exv152
GLA is the only retailer I know making quality...

GLA is the only retailer I know making quality regulators for the hobby I'd feel comfortable recommending. I bought a setup awhile back and it has been performing flawlessly.

Aside from that you...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By exv152
This is about as high end as I go with my CVs....

This is about as high end as I go with my CVs. Hasn't cost me yet (knock on wood), but I use more than one, and I treat them as consumables, and save my money for the dual stage regs....
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By exv152
Angelfish don’t like high flow, you’ll notice...

Angelfish don’t like high flow, you’ll notice they like to just hang out in one spot for an extended amount of time, but they will go there for food. As long as you provide areas with less flow, they...
Forum: Plants 09-25-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By exv152
I’d say you may have a couple of things going on...

I’d say you may have a couple of things going on all at once.

The java fern may be lacking nutrients and co2.

The rising nitrates may be because of your fish population, feeding regimen...
Forum: Plants 09-25-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By exv152
Riccia has done well for me by just putting some...

Riccia has done well for me by just putting some on a round rock and wrapping a thread several times around it to secure it. The same can be done with driftwood, and the riccia will bounce back very...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-25-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By exv152
The staurogyne dying off may be related to trauma...

The staurogyne dying off may be related to trauma caused by cutting it from its root/rhizome system. Check out this thread. It appears to be fairly common......
Forum: Tank Journals 09-24-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,030
Posted By exv152
Very nice unique and artistic layout. Look...

Very nice unique and artistic layout. Look forward to its progress.
Forum: Lighting 09-24-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By exv152
I've used a 26w over a 7.5g with no issues....

I've used a 26w over a 7.5g with no issues. Depending on the height of the bulb from the substrate, you're most likely looking at med-high light intensity.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By exv152
I think it should be fine too, but I wouldn’t...

I think it should be fine too, but I wouldn’t recommend using the 2nd parker meter valve to close off the co2 long term.
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