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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-06-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
Well, that web site has this picture of one of...

Well, that web site has this picture of one of their regulators mounted to the side of a squeeze handle fire extinguisher valve:
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-05-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
In order to mate the regulator with the tank...

In order to mate the regulator with the tank you'll need to have the valve changed out to a hand wheel type - DIN 477 is probably the magic piece of jargon when asking about this at shops.

To do...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-11-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,317
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
Haemoglobin does transport both O2 and CO2, but...

Haemoglobin does transport both O2 and CO2, but they bind to different sites on the molecule. Supposedly (and I'm not a physiologist) this means there is no interaction or interference between the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-10-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,317
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
Another way to say what houstonhobby's first post...

Another way to say what houstonhobby's first post said is this (Henry's Law):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial_pressure#Henry.27s_Law_and_the_solubility_of_gases

only with lots of scary math...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,013
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
As far as Transport of Dangerous Goods...

As far as Transport of Dangerous Goods regulations, yes, they are. There are exemptions in the regs so hobbyists and homeowners aren't hassled for driving their paintball crap and SCUBA equipment...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-29-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,802
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
Old thread, but just for the record - Years...

Old thread, but just for the record -

Years ago (when the internet was just a bunch of geeks in universities trading email and naughty pictures) I sealed a tank with "Bath and Kitchen" silicone....
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
Well, if it's free, what's the worst that can...

Well, if it's free, what's the worst that can happen? You either end up tossing an unusable steel cylinder in the scrap steel recycling, or sell to an aluminum recycler for $10 scrap.

Find a fill...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-17-2006, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
You need to talk to the shop and find out what...

You need to talk to the shop and find out what their system is. It is quite possible that they don't fill on site, and wouldn't be able to keep track of a privately owned cylinder in their inventory....
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2006, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
Possibly the hospital buys these cylinders cheap...

Possibly the hospital buys these cylinders cheap by the pallet load, and it's not worth the time and effort to re-certify the cylinders when they are due for hydro?

My references are at work, so...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-02-2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
Don't know about cherries specifically, but it's...

Don't know about cherries specifically, but it's not uncommon to see cannabalistic behaviour in crustaceans following a molt. Nothing tastier to a crayfish than another freshly-molted crayfish.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2006, 04:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
I built a 50 gallon all-glass in 1971. It was...

I built a 50 gallon all-glass in 1971. It was still holding water fine when a tenant who was borrowing it for his turtles moved out and took it with him in 1989. (What else are friends for...)
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-26-2006, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
Yes. As far as I remember, they ship USPS - good...

Yes. As far as I remember, they ship USPS - good service, quick delivery, reasonable custom broker fees.

I'd strongly advise against using UPS if they offer it. Service and fees to
Canada have...
Forum: DIY 12-09-2005, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,853
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
A true Gas Geek project. Someone on the...

A true Gas Geek project.

Someone on the rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants newsgroup was tinkering with this a couple of years ago. A GoogleGroups search might come up with the thread.

If I...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2005, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
No clue (at least without making wild assumptions...

No clue (at least without making wild assumptions about kH, scaling from 25 gallons to 180 gallons, diffuser efficiency, etc.), but as another data point:

I've got the 10-100 cc/min model on one...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2005, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
We're getting confused here about which...

We're getting confused here about which connection you used the tape on - regulator to valve vs. regulator to manifold. The manifold would connect to the regulator with a 1/4" or 1/8" NPT (tapered)...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2005, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
Ouch! Yep, that's the metric scale. 10 bar would...

Ouch! Yep, that's the metric scale. 10 bar would be roughly 150 p.s.i. You want 10 p.s.i. - inner scale, left hand side of the dial.



Many systems have two stages of overpressure protection....
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2005, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
The "Tare" weight should be stamped somewhere on...

The "Tare" weight should be stamped somewhere on the cylinder's shoulder. This is the empty weight of the cylinder, not including the regulator. If you weigh the cylinder without its regulator,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-26-2005, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
Yes. They rust. No Big Deal. Remove once the...

Yes. They rust. No Big Deal. Remove once the rhizome has attached itself.

Main problem is you can't return the rusted pin to the lunch room bulletin board you "borrowed" it from.
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2005, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,230
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
On steel I've had good results with ordinary...

On steel I've had good results with ordinary hardware store acrylic spray bombs. It should mention "suitable for metal" somewhere in the instructions. Rustoleum works great, especially around salt...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2005, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
Point of order - if the tank is new from the...

Point of order - if the tank is new from the manufacturer it will already be "certified", unless it's somehow managed to sit unsold on the shelf for five years. Charging extra for testing a brand new...
Forum: DIY 10-20-2005, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
Trap the pipe between two upright 2x6s, snap a...

Trap the pipe between two upright 2x6s, snap a line down the pipe centered between the two rails, then run the circular saw down the line riding on the 2x6 rails. Flip pipe over and repeat. Smooth...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2005, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
A comment for the search engine: the cylinder...

A comment for the search engine: the cylinder referenced in the original post is fitted with the WRONG VALVE - CGA-870 (Medical Oxygen pin post) instead of CGA-320 (CO2). This is the gaseous...
Forum: DIY 08-22-2005, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
You can use an ordinary carborundum sharpening...

You can use an ordinary carborundum sharpening stone to blunt the edges of the glass, or sandpaper backed up by a sanding block. Tape works too.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2005, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,884
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
A search on "medical" and "CO2" should bring up...

A search on "medical" and "CO2" should bring up the discussions. There were some similarities to arguments SCUBA divers have been having for years - how likely said divers are to kill themselves by...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2005, 03:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,884
Posted By Bonsai_Swamp
Good deal. One other wrinkle to check - if you...

Good deal. One other wrinkle to check - if you bring your own cylinder in for a fill, will they do it on site as you wait, or send it out to a plant to return two weeks later? (I would assume if we...
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