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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-23-2010, 09:20 PM
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Posted By b planted
i had the same thing. it should go away in a week...

i had the same thing. it should go away in a week .
Forum: Equipment   12-05-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By b planted
sounds like you may have a clogged solenoid.May...

sounds like you may have a clogged solenoid.May need to check it?
Forum: Equipment   12-05-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By b planted
I have a 305 that I attached to my diy rex...

I have a 305 that I attached to my diy rex reactor. I dont think you have the flex hose that mine has? If not that is good. What is the size of your hose? My is 5/16, I dipped the ends of the hose in...
Forum: Equipment   12-01-2010, 07:49 PM
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Posted By b planted
just build a reactor and you don't have to deal...

just build a reactor and you don't have to deal with noise or mist.:D
Forum: Equipment   12-01-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By b planted
the same thing happened to mine, it was dark at...

the same thing happened to mine, it was dark at first then turned light. I'll see what happens when I get home.

Hey, Dave -h we keep following each other around :cool:
Forum: Equipment   12-01-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By b planted
I just got the same drop checker, how many drops...

I just got the same drop checker, how many drops of PH did you use? Just put mine in last night not sure if I did it correct.
Forum: Equipment   12-01-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By b planted
It is! Woke up this morning and no more bubbles...

It is! Woke up this morning and no more bubbles coming out and is very quite! Want to see what color my drop checker is tonight after it runs all day
Forum: Equipment   12-01-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By b planted
Final update, I installed it about an hour ago...

Final update, I installed it about an hour ago and no more leaks!!! Thanks every for the great advice. Let just hope it doesn't leak when i'm at work tomorrow. I'm afraid to go to sleep LOL!
Forum: Equipment   11-30-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By b planted
So, Last night I re-threaded the clean out in the...

So, Last night I re-threaded the clean out in the bottom like everyone had suggested. The other leak which was very slow, instead of cutting and redoing the whole thing, I primed it and put alot of...
Forum: Fish   11-29-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By b planted
not to highjack the thread, I would like to add...

not to highjack the thread, I would like to add german rams to my tank. I have a PH of 7.8, I have been told its to high for them???? Anyone have any thoughts?
Forum: Equipment   11-29-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By b planted
it was flimsy, I just dipped the tube in boiling...

it was flimsy, I just dipped the tube in boiling water. Went right on, dont think it will ever come off either LOL!
Forum: Equipment   11-29-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By b planted
I guess i'll have to start over. Dave-h i saw...

I guess i'll have to start over. Dave-h i saw your thread on the reactor you made and used your idea. I used 3/16 tubing on top of the reactor to introduce the Co2. It worked great and believe it or...
Forum: Equipment   11-29-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By b planted
On my threaded connection I used teflon tape, I...

On my threaded connection I used teflon tape, I may have over tightened it? I used an adjustable wrench. I think I did glue first then purple primer. Don't ask, thought the clear was first. If you...
Forum: Equipment   11-29-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By b planted
My rex reactor project HELP!!!!!!!

OK, Aftter the second attempt to build my reactor without leaks I'm giving up and asking for help. It keeps leaking at the joint on the bottom? I'm using the 2 step PVC glue (clear and purple) I also...
Forum: Fish   11-23-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By b planted
I have Boesmani rainbows in my tank with tetras...

I have Boesmani rainbows in my tank with tetras and they get along fine.
Forum: Equipment   11-23-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,278
Posted By b planted
is there any sign of wear on the magnet?

is there any sign of wear on the magnet?
Forum: DIY   11-23-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By b planted
hang on back filter, just trying all my options?...

hang on back filter, just trying all my options? My thinking was if I injected the Co2 at the bottom of the media it would be disolved before it left the filter?
Forum: DIY   11-23-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By b planted
Diffusing Co2 into a Aquaclear HOB

i just started my pressurized Co2, I'm currently using a ladder I had as a diffuser. I have a 45gal tank with 2 filters, a Fluval 305 and Aquaclear70 HOB. I know I could build a reactor for my fluval...
Forum: Aquascaping   11-22-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By b planted
The equiptment has been an issue. Hope the plants...

The equiptment has been an issue. Hope the plants grow to cover the heater, I may go with a inline diffuser just got my pressurized Co2 going and ditch the ladder.
Forum: Aquascaping   11-22-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By b planted
I need your opinion

I just started this tank. I'm artistically challenged! My plan is for the left side to get as tall as the right. Any suugestions???
Forum: DIY   11-22-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By b planted
OK, I had the hagen system you have. It does work...

OK, I had the hagen system you have. It does work but like others have stated the bubble rate varies a lot. Here is what I did. I bought a Regulator from member yikesjason for 120.00. I got a 5.00...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-22-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,590
Posted By b planted
Maybe i can confuse things? What about a ladder...

Maybe i can confuse things? What about a ladder diffuser? You get the Co2 in the tank, no mist (7up) and no waste. I have mine under my spray bar, if any bubbles leave the top of the ladder (which is...
Forum: DIY   11-21-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By b planted
just thought I would update. I used the washer...

just thought I would update. I used the washer above and it worked! No leaks and my plants are loving it!!!!
Forum: Equipment   11-19-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,276
Posted By b planted
I guess i"ll take #23

I guess i"ll take #23
Forum: DIY   11-19-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By b planted
it is a standard size 5lb. tank. The lowes and...

it is a standard size 5lb. tank. The lowes and home depot both stink by me. This was the best one I found. I also bought them in 1/4 and 1/2. After 3 different trips to different stores I got...
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