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Forum: Equipment   03-13-2013, 02:52 AM
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Posted By Aquaflow
I turned the cylinder off when I did this.

I turned the cylinder off when I did this.
Forum: Equipment   03-13-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Aquaflow
Does this still indicate a leak somewhere or is...

Does this still indicate a leak somewhere or is it fine to not backfill at all?
Forum: Equipment   03-13-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Aquaflow
OK so this is weird, I left everything as it was...

OK so this is weird, I left everything as it was (solenoid off etc) and opened the needle valve all the way and now it looks like the co2 flow has stopped going towards the diffuser. I haven't...
Forum: Equipment   03-13-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Aquaflow
Thanks, Yeh logically that must be it, the...

Thanks,

Yeh logically that must be it, the solenoid still leaking co2 through. My pressure is set to about 30psi anyway, but when the solenoid is off it rises to about 38 and stays there until the...
Forum: Equipment   03-12-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Aquaflow
Co2 diffuser back-fill

Hi, After doing some reading it seems that most people report a back-fill of their diffuser after the regulator/solenoid is switched off, with water sometimes creeping back up the co2 tubing.
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Forum: Equipment   03-10-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By Aquaflow
Ok so I found this chart for co2...

Ok so I found this chart for co2 temperature-pressure relationship. It also explains why we don't see a change in the pressure gauge until there is about 10-15% left in the tank! pretty helpful.
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Forum: Equipment   03-09-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By Aquaflow
I hope so, it is probably about 58-62 f by the...

I hope so, it is probably about 58-62 f by the window! I might stick my aquarium thermometer to the fire extinguisher to check :tongue:. That's a relief I hope it goes up when it gets warmer then....
Forum: Equipment   03-09-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By Aquaflow
Ok thanks. Could be because my room is really...

Ok thanks. Could be because my room is really cold most of the time and the tank is by a drafty windows (I hope). Or it could be the gauge, but it does flick down to zero when I dump the pressure....
Forum: Equipment   03-09-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By Aquaflow
Yeah it seems to be pretty stable. I'm leaving...

Yeah it seems to be pretty stable. I'm leaving the co2 off til the morning to make note of any major jumps. Well it's a refurbished fire extinguisher, which I am led to believe when full should read...
Forum: Equipment   03-09-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,065
Posted By Aquaflow
I think pumice will float. But cos it's so easy...

I think pumice will float. But cos it's so easy to shape you could probably press a weight into it or make a hole to tie a weight into.
Forum: Equipment   03-08-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,065
Posted By Aquaflow
Interesting idea. Just had a quick Google search...

Interesting idea. Just had a quick Google search and it seems it may work as long as it's pure volcanic pumice (like the type people use to sand off corns on their feet :bleurgh:)
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Forum: Equipment   03-08-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By Aquaflow
Lol thanks I think I am! Just heard a few horror...

Lol thanks I think I am! Just heard a few horror stories and since it's in my bedroom I wanna make sure I don't gas myself in my sleep.

Forgive an over cautious noob :-D
Forum: Equipment   03-08-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By Aquaflow
Bump for edited post

Bump for edited post
Forum: Equipment   03-07-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By Aquaflow
Co2 pressure gauges

Hey,

Just set up a new co2 system with a single stage dual gauge regulator with a magnetic solenoid valve. It all looks to be running great, and I have done a soap leak test, Which seems to be all...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-05-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 135,955
Posted By Aquaflow
^^ Really nice! I wasn't able to find smaller...

^^ Really nice! I wasn't able to find smaller rocks like that hence I just went with fewer big ones.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-01-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 135,955
Posted By Aquaflow
Thanks! I think they're Seiryu stone or Ryuoh...

Thanks! I think they're Seiryu stone or Ryuoh stone, I'm not able to tell the difference. Why do you say if not then consider...?

I was thinking about putting some Red Shrimp in after a few weeks,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-01-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 135,955
Posted By Aquaflow
Re-scaped. ...

Re-scaped.

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/Aquaflow1987/20130226_193234_zps37a4aa33.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   02-26-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By Aquaflow
Here's how it looks now. Waiting for paintball...

Here's how it looks now. Waiting for paintball co2 and 18w t5 next week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cD95SuYnQQ
Forum: Tank Journals   02-26-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,910
Posted By Aquaflow
New Layout: ...

New Layout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cD95SuYnQQ
Forum: Lighting   02-24-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By Aquaflow
My main worry is that the two whit bulbs will sit...

My main worry is that the two whit bulbs will sit on the sides, directly above the plastic bits of the lid. Will this affect the ability of the light? Suppose it'll still be better than the original...
Forum: Lighting   02-24-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By Aquaflow
Hey, I have this tank and I'm waiting the...

Hey,

I have this tank and I'm waiting the arrival of my co2 kit to go high-tech and grow a HC carpet. I wish to upgrade the lighting and have been looking into the Boyu t5 lights you have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,204
Posted By Aquaflow
Tighten the plastic screw until the light lifts...

Tighten the plastic screw until the light lifts up and levels out.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-16-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By Aquaflow
Thanks, it is a first time for me! I am using the...

Thanks, it is a first time for me! I am using the Fluval Shrimp stratum, even though it's probably not the best out there. Should look better when I get some water in and clean the rocks down a bit...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-15-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By Aquaflow
Here is what I'm thinking of doing. Adding 2...

Here is what I'm thinking of doing. Adding 2 small stones to complete the hardscape something like this:

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/Aquaflow1987/20130215_235830_zps33cfb90b.jpg
...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-15-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By Aquaflow
Fluval Spec V Iwagumi

Hey,

So yeah, after surviving happily for a month the fish (suddenly) got infested with Ich, and although I tried to treat it I must've been too late. So I decided to completely nuke the tank...
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