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Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ltb420
The only feature that was of use for me was that...

The only feature that was of use for me was that you can set the pump rate and the filter maintains that as the filter clogs. It also alerts you once it has capped out so you know when it is time to...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By ltb420
Fish can tolerate a large swing in PH caused by...

Fish can tolerate a large swing in PH caused by CO2. When people start making adjustments to alkalinity that's where the problems start. As long as your alkalinity was not changed and the artificial ...
Forum: Lighting 02-28-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By ltb420
This is normal.

This is normal.
Forum: DIY 02-24-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,029
Posted By ltb420
Glad to hear your still chugging along with this!...

Glad to hear your still chugging along with this! I have been following along for quite a bit of time.
Forum: DIY 02-21-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 220,012
Posted By ltb420
The original venturi reactor design that called...

The original venturi reactor design that called for the 200 GPH pump was slightly less than 2" wide using a water changer tube.
Forum: DIY 02-20-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 220,012
Posted By ltb420
Cerges' Reactor - DIY Inline CO2 Reactor

It's only 4"wide, too much flow and all the bubbles just run right through the reactor. It sounds like your headed in the right direction, now just playing with the ball valve to get just the right...
Forum: DIY 02-20-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 220,012
Posted By ltb420
Cerges' Reactor - DIY Inline CO2 Reactor

The 2000 GPH may be too much flow for your 4" reactor. The 1000 GPH may be a better option.
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 220,012
Posted By ltb420
As stated above the pump is probably your weak...

As stated above the pump is probably your weak point. With a larger pump the gas bubble is dissolved rather quickly once the CO2 is shut off so it may solve both issues. Going to 3/4 tubing will not...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 220,012
Posted By ltb420
I run a stronger pump maybe 500+ just use a ball...

I run a stronger pump maybe 500+ just use a ball valve to throttle it down after the reactor.

I would increase dwell time before the reactor but I add CO2 via a needle wheel pump. If you are...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 220,012
Posted By ltb420
If you size the reactor appropriately you get the...

If you size the reactor appropriately you get the same effect with the lower pressure but added contact time. My set up runs just like yours but I have a larger reactor to make up for that. You...
Forum: Algae 11-16-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By ltb420
Ya those will work but to be honest there is not...

Ya those will work but to be honest there is not much difference between the regular and the extra power ones.
Forum: Algae 11-16-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By ltb420
Try out the Mr. Clean magic erasers. They are...

Try out the Mr. Clean magic erasers. They are chemical free and won't scratch glass. Unfortunately they will not work on plexiglass tanks.
Forum: Fish 11-01-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By ltb420
Yes just regular 2 or 3% hydrogen peroxide. Spot...

Yes just regular 2 or 3% hydrogen peroxide. Spot treating has always yielded better results for me. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down very quickly.
Forum: Fish 11-01-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By ltb420
Turn off your filter for a few minutes and spot...

Turn off your filter for a few minutes and spot treat with a syringe. Don't use too much just a ml or two per gallon of water.
Forum: Fish 11-01-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By ltb420
It is a true SAE easiest way to tell is to look...

It is a true SAE easiest way to tell is to look at the stripe. A flying fox has a really crisp line and the SAE has a more pixilated line. As stated above spot treating with hydrogen peroxide will...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By ltb420
On this chip I feel like it would be fine. For...

On this chip I feel like it would be fine. For something deeper or if the silicone was affected I probably wouldn't use it. This is just more of a visual fix, although I can't confirm how...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By ltb420
At most of the auto stores they sell windshield...

At most of the auto stores they sell windshield chip fillers that can be used to fill the chip.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-11-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,189
Posted By ltb420
When you first get the purigen it is dry. I don't...

When you first get the purigen it is dry. I don't let it dry to the point it is shriveling up and cracking. Chlorine actually evaporates that's why airing it out for a bit after rinsing works. It...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-11-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,189
Posted By ltb420
The bleach would have been neutralized if the...

The bleach would have been neutralized if the purigen had been allowed to air dry after the regen. I used to clean my filter socks with a bleach soak, quick rinse and then air dried and never had...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By ltb420
I just had something very similar happen to me...

I just had something very similar happen to me and it turned out to be a sticking check valve.
Forum: Plants 11-07-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By ltb420
Looks like acmella repens.

Looks like acmella repens.
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,109
Posted By ltb420
Airgas is one of the cheaper places in San Jose...

Airgas is one of the cheaper places in San Jose but the one on Monterey Rd. is closed on the weekends. I end up getting mine at Carbonic Services in Santa Clara as it is near my work, they are a few...
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