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Forum: Equipment 07-15-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By GoodwillTKE
I know it was my bottle. I asked them if they did...

I know it was my bottle. I asked them if they did refills or exchanges before I bought a new bottle with my system, as I didn't want to buy a brand new bottle just to get a crappy one in an exchange....
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By GoodwillTKE
Well, that settles that problem then. I don't...

Well, that settles that problem then. I don't have a leak, I just got ripped off on my CO2...

Cylinder wasn't cold when I got it back from the refill, and i thought it was a bit under 800psi.

I...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By GoodwillTKE
Alright, I cracked the needle valve wide open. SO...

Alright, I cracked the needle valve wide open. SO far I blew all the water in the bubble counter into the CO2 line. Pinched off the line to pressurize everything and checked for leaks. nothing. not...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By GoodwillTKE
I didn't use the whole 5lb tank. I used about...

I didn't use the whole 5lb tank. I used about 200psi, from a little under 800psi when it was filled to now, when it is about at 600psi. I have a permaseal in the regulator nut, and I have snooped it...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By GoodwillTKE
I will make up some drop checker solution of my...

I will make up some drop checker solution of my own and see how that compairs. I saw an how-to on it somewhere I recall. Just have to find it.

I didn't want to put the reactor before the filer to...
Forum: Plants 07-13-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By GoodwillTKE
I pulled it all out and moved it into the...

I pulled it all out and moved it into the foreground of my aquarium last evening. Its got to be some kind of chain sword.

I am thinking ...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By GoodwillTKE
getting a handle on CO2 input rate

I have had my CO2 system installed and running for about 3 weeks now. I can already see a difference in my plants. The new sets of leaves that have come out since I started on the CO2 and EI plan are...
Forum: Fish 07-12-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By GoodwillTKE
Thanks for the suggestions, I will look into...

Thanks for the suggestions, I will look into these guys and see what I like.
Forum: Plants 07-12-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By GoodwillTKE
Well, I went up to the LFS I frequent now...

Well, I went up to the LFS I frequent now (different than the one I bought these mystery plants from) and looked at what they were selling as dwarf sag and pygmy chain sword, and they both looked...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By GoodwillTKE
Thanks all. I didn't even think about the...

Thanks all. I didn't even think about the equalization of pressure aspect. I will check it again in the morning before the CO2 comes on and see if it has subsided by that point.

EDIT: Well, that...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By GoodwillTKE
solenoid adjustment?

I recently installed my first pressurized CO2 system from GLA. I noticed last night that when the solenoid is powered off, there still seems to be a slight bit of CO2 creaping into the bubble...
Forum: Fish 07-11-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By GoodwillTKE
suggest fish addition for contrast

Right now in my 75 gallon tank I have

22 harlequin rasboras
7 roseline barbs
7 dwarf corries
4 ottos

I love these guys, but with the harlies and the roselines, I have an abundance of red...
Forum: Plants 07-11-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By GoodwillTKE
Yeah, telling the difference between the dwarf...

Yeah, telling the difference between the dwarf sag and the giant bag of mess that "chain swords" fall into is a pain. I really wish I knew what plants I have. =(

I have another plant that I was...
Forum: Plants 07-11-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By GoodwillTKE
plant ID please

So I bought 9 of these plants, which were labled as "Jungle Val" in February and planted them along the back corners of my 75 gallon tank. None of them has grown up, but they have spread like mad all...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By GoodwillTKE
new reactor: how long till safe?

Just a quick question, after building a new pvc co2 reactor, is a 24 hour cure time all I need to wait, or should I wait longer.

Also, is there any kind of cleaning I should do to the assembled...
Forum: Fish 06-24-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,050
Posted By GoodwillTKE
It is cool when different fish school together....

It is cool when different fish school together. =) I have 10 Harlequin rasboras and 7 dwarf cories in my tank, 6 of the cories hang out together on the bottom of the tank, but the 7th one spends more...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-24-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By GoodwillTKE
Thanks for the clarrifications everyone.

Thanks for the clarrifications everyone.
Forum: Fish 06-24-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By GoodwillTKE
Thanks for the thoughts. Anyone else care to...

Thanks for the thoughts. Anyone else care to chime in here, since we are sitting even?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-23-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By GoodwillTKE
Actually, I have the capabilities to go 4 bulbs...

Actually, I have the capabilities to go 4 bulbs T5NO. I was going to start with 3 just to see how things go. I do remember reading using light as the limiting factor is less tricky than guessing with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-23-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By GoodwillTKE
Question Please verify/correct my understanding

When I first started reading about light/CO2/Fert balance, I was mind boggled. Seriously, I felt like my head was going to explode, but I kept trying to digest things.

Now I have my lights, I...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By GoodwillTKE
I don't know honestly. My CO2 system just arrived...

I don't know honestly. My CO2 system just arrived today, and I will be setting it up/building my reactor over the next week or two. That's why I thought I would ask the question so I could plan it...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,583
Posted By GoodwillTKE
I would check out the Swap 'n Shop members forum...

I would check out the Swap 'n Shop members forum here. Always people selling scaping wood, and usually much cheaper than you will ever find it in a store.
Forum: Fish 06-23-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By GoodwillTKE
Alright. So for future reference, each new fish...

Alright. So for future reference, each new fish addition will require a elimination and then slow resumption of CO2 injection?

I imagine it varies, but can someone give an approximation of a...
Forum: Fish 06-23-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By GoodwillTKE
Change in acclimation with CO2?

Currently I have 15 fish that have about 2 weeks left in QT before I move them into my main tank. I also have my brand spanking new CO2 system ready to install.

Usually when I acclimate I drip...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By GoodwillTKE
CO2 and O2 input via reactor?

Would it make sense to run an airline into my CO2 reactor to provide O2 to my tank at the same time as CO2, or will the "tilt the spray bar to ripple the surface" method provide all the oxigenation I...
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