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Forum: Tank Journals   02-09-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,187
Posted By exv152
Thanks for the compliments. I decided to add the...

Thanks for the compliments. I decided to add the apex just to make things a lot more stable, especially the co2 since i can see the daily pH reports and make small tweeks to get it where i want it...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-04-2016, 01:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,187
Posted By exv152
Some update pics, since it's been awhile. Some...

Some update pics, since it's been awhile. Some new things I've done - I restarted the tank last summer. Added approximately 9-10 bags of ADA Amazonia (9L), added 2x BML XB series Dutch LEDs, an apex...
Forum: Equipment   01-19-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,479
Posted By exv152
If the knob isn't drifting then something...

If the knob isn't drifting then something internally may be - like the bonnet, diaphragm, spring behind the diaphragm, washer etc.
Forum: Equipment   01-19-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,479
Posted By exv152
Does the position of the WP knob also drift, or...

Does the position of the WP knob also drift, or change position ?
Forum: Equipment   01-14-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By exv152
Regardless of heater brand, you will never cook...

Regardless of heater brand, you will never cook your fish with a heater controller.
Forum: Equipment   01-13-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By exv152
I agree. I use a dual stage regulator (to prevent...

I agree. I use a dual stage regulator (to prevent EOTD), a pH controller (to prevent EOTD & save co2), and use a parker metering valve (for precision, steadiness, and EOTD), and an apex controller...
Forum: Equipment   01-13-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By exv152
I agree with all the suggestions above. Anytime...

I agree with all the suggestions above. Anytime you change a major component in your system (like the regulator) you canít assume the same bubble count will deliver the same concentration of co2....
Forum: Equipment   01-13-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By exv152
I have a large tank with 3 eheim 2217ís. One on...

I have a large tank with 3 eheim 2217ís. One on each side facing the middle of the tank, and one on the back facing the front (without a spraybar, just a lily pipe) to keep the middle portion...
Forum: Equipment   01-13-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By exv152
The best fail-safe co2 system out there is an...

The best fail-safe co2 system out there is an observant aquarist.
Forum: Equipment   01-11-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By exv152
I also use steel clamps on all my hose to barb...

I also use steel clamps on all my hose to barb connections (inline diffusers, inline heaters, filter canisters, uv sterilizers, co2 reactors etc). I wouldn't take the chance and risk the hose from...
Forum: Equipment   01-11-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By exv152
You don’t need a dual stage regulator if you buy...

You don’t need a dual stage regulator if you buy a pH controller. The controller will prevent end of tank dump & from gassing your fish out. A pH controller is s wise investment if you have expensive...
Forum: Equipment   01-08-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By exv152
I wouldn't consider the hydor or the Up aqua. A...

I wouldn't consider the hydor or the Up aqua. A suggestion that will prevent end of tank dump, which the other two don't, would be something like the co2art dual stage. Probably a bit more when you...
Forum: Substrate   01-07-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By exv152
Gimmicky? That term would imply the soil is a...

Gimmicky? That term would imply the soil is a cheat, hoax or fraud. I’ve used all sorts of substrates over the years and I’ve settled on using soil exclusively, even if the tank is low tech, or will...
Forum: Equipment   01-07-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By exv152
I use the inline diffuser to feed my ista inline...

I use the inline diffuser to feed my ista inline reactor, and I find that the fine bubbles that enter the reactor get chopped up quicker, zero bubbles come out. I’m also using a 2217. But I had to...
Forum: Equipment   11-02-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,202
Posted By exv152
First thing, donít dish out any cash for an ADA...

First thing, donít dish out any cash for an ADA co2 system. Itís crazy overpriced for what you get. GLA is good, so is co2art, as mentioned. If itís your first time using a co2 system I would highly...
Forum: Equipment   10-09-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By exv152
If I was buying a new setup I'd definitely...

If I was buying a new setup I'd definitely consider the dual stage made by co2art...Dual Stage Regulators | Aquarium Accessories UK | CO2Art.co.uk | Aquarium CO2 Systems and Aquascape Specialists...
Forum: Equipment   10-08-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,892
Posted By exv152
Hi Rookiiwoo, You were invited to a group called...

Hi Rookiiwoo, You were invited to a group called “the plantaholics”. That’s where you’ll meet planted tank folks only, and I highly recommend you come out to one of our meetings. They’re informal,...
Forum: Equipment   10-07-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,892
Posted By exv152
I know what store you're referring to, and...

I know what store you're referring to, and although they have some nice tanks they're not exactly savvy with regards to co2 equipment. Jason is more of an artist than a technical person. When it...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-06-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,915
Posted By exv152
I'd advise against the hydrocotyle tripartita. It...

I'd advise against the hydrocotyle tripartita. It grows like a weed and gets out of hand, growing over everything. If you come across any marsilea crenata or hirsute by tropica 1-2 grow, it makes for...
Forum: Equipment   10-06-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,892
Posted By exv152
Anything is better than a DICI reg in my book....

Anything is better than a DICI reg in my book. Which is probably why you can find them online for like $80. If I was looking to buy a new co2 setup off the shelf, I’d consider the mini dual stage...
Forum: Equipment   10-06-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,892
Posted By exv152
Rookiiwoo, If there’s one co2 product that I can...

Rookiiwoo, If there’s one co2 product that I can say I’ve had the worst experience with, it would be the DICI regulator I bought about 3Ĺ years ago. Don’t be lured by the cheap price tag. These...
Forum: Equipment   10-06-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By exv152
It should work fine, in Europe and Asia...

It should work fine, in Europe and Asia pre-filters are a lot more common than here in North America. I've got one of these. It will reduce your flow like anything else you place inline.
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Forum: Equipment   10-06-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By exv152
ABS cement can be found next to PVC cement and...

ABS cement can be found next to PVC cement and any good hardware store, and there's also PVC to ABS, CPVC etc, and it comes in black or clear.
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Forum: Tank Journals   10-05-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By exv152
Hence the part where I said "...for sure" which...

Hence the part where I said "...for sure" which means I acknowledge it and I'm adding to it. :surprise: :laugh2:
Forum: Equipment   10-05-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By exv152
You won’t go wrong. Once you’ve got one regulator...

You won’t go wrong. Once you’ve got one regulator up and running, and you’ve got spare time and funds, you can piece together a “back-up” regulator. You’d be surprised what some evilbay sellers are...
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