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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By rezco
Its really only needed if you have problems with...

Its really only needed if you have problems with a bacterial or algae bloom. Otherwise if you tank is healthy and its setup correctly you will not need one.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-25-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 775
Posted By rezco
What???? He already has lights on for only 5...

What???? He already has lights on for only 5 hours. Reducing the photoperiod is going to make it worse. I have successfully dealt with both brown, BBA, and various green algae in my tanks. I played...
Forum: DIY 04-28-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By rezco
The principle of CO2 absorption is that the rate...

The principle of CO2 absorption is that the rate is driven by surface area achieved by a thin liquid film on the media. The other factor is that the liquid film should be rapidly replaced (reasonable...
Forum: DIY 04-27-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,629
Posted By rezco
This would work - provided the water flow rate is...

This would work - provided the water flow rate is 100 gph- I am estimating as in my 4" column I have 400gph,whereas this one is 2" dia tube. Any faster and air bubbles will get pulled downward in the...
Forum: DIY 04-26-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By rezco
Try this... smaller quiet design, lower water...

Try this... smaller quiet design, lower water flow and fully saturated CO2 water on the outflow...and self regulating CO2 solenoid, bubble counter not needed.
...
Forum: Algae 04-26-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By rezco
I have had the same problem on a 24" high tank....

I have had the same problem on a 24" high tank. The hair algae was starting to grow on glass and driftwood near the top half of the tank. Increasing illumination intensity and reducing the...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By rezco
Cerges and Rex Griggs are simple bubble trap type...

Cerges and Rex Griggs are simple bubble trap type of devices. They were some of the first attempts to look at an external method for CO2 dissolution and they have been attempted by many hobbyists....
Forum: DIY 04-19-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,629
Posted By rezco
Yes - that would work. You could use a power head...

Yes - that would work. You could use a power head with venturi fitting on it and connect the CO2 stud the top of the chamber to the venturi air inlet to reinject the CO2. The chamber should have a...
Forum: DIY 04-18-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 159,495
Posted By rezco
CO2 reactor -packed column

Well it took a while but here is the plan:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=56130&title=CO2_reactorc.png

The concept is similar to my build of a large scale bubble...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By rezco
Just as well since this makes it even more...

Just as well since this makes it even more important to tightly regulate the siphon drain.
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By rezco
It will be difficult to control water flow in the...

It will be difficult to control water flow in the siphon over the rim as you describe because for it to have a meaning full effect it should carry 70% of the total return volume. That requires more...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By rezco
Nice. Please share the BPS count vs CO2 level...

Nice. Please share the BPS count vs CO2 level when its stabilized for a few days.
Forum: Lighting 04-14-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By rezco
Why do you want to have complex control of...

Why do you want to have complex control of lights? Plants do not seem to care - just a simple on/off timer works. I am also thinking of going from low tech spiral CFL to LED strips so it would be...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By rezco
The steadier the flow the less air will be drawn...

The steadier the flow the less air will be drawn in. If you hear a lot of continuous gurgling you may want to adjust the drain hose so as to break any internal siphons that form - on my tank that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By rezco
Can you share the details on the spray head?I am...

Can you share the details on the spray head?I am looking for one for a CO2 reactor based on trickle flow design.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By rezco
What are you looking to do with a sump? For...

What are you looking to do with a sump?

For my 200g planted I got a 35g food grade HDPE barrel for $20. Very easy to drill and install bulkheads without the cost of an acrylic tank.

It serves...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By rezco
What are you looking to do with a sump? For...

What are you looking to do with a sump?

For my 200g planted I got a 35g food grade HDPE barrel for $20. Very easy to drill and install bulkheads without the cost of an acrylic tank.

It serves...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-14-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 836
Posted By rezco
You don't need to test for potassium. Plants can...

You don't need to test for potassium. Plants can tolerate very high levels and its only when there are low levels that you will see any problems. If you are regularly dosing with potassium containing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By rezco
Get a drop checker - its a small investment...

Get a drop checker - its a small investment considering what you are likely spending on everything else. Before starting fert dosing get at least a nitrate and preferably a phosphate kit as well....
Forum: DIY 04-10-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By rezco
Thanks - I looked at your tank setup - beautiful!...

Thanks - I looked at your tank setup - beautiful!

I will probably place mine at the back too vs front to float detrius up and past the filter intakes.
Forum: Lighting 04-10-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By rezco
I just look at these at my LFS. They are...

I just look at these at my LFS. They are TrueLumen brand (from Current USA). I saw them in use on the store reef tanks and looked great. The heat sink built in to the back of the strip was slightly...
Forum: DIY 04-09-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By rezco
There is no one 'standard' Cerges design so its...

There is no one 'standard' Cerges design so its tough to say what your problem could be. At best these seem to work well as a glorified bubble trap.

If you just have air accumulating in the top...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By rezco
sump bubble trap

I use a simple bubble trap which consists of a the 3/4 drain line ending in a 2" PVC T. The end of the T connects to a 24" long piece of 2" pipe that ends below the surface of the water. The T is...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By rezco
This works well - EXCEPT the tank is full of...

This works well - EXCEPT the tank is full of bubbles. If this is a show tank then it detracts from its appearance. A good reactor will eliminate the bubble mist from traveling into your tank.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By rezco
I recently implemented a 30g sump for a 200g. The...

I recently implemented a 30g sump for a 200g. The tank is in the living room and the sump is in the utility closet in the basement. I have a experimental bubble column to absorb CO2 in the water...
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