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Forum: Equipment 02-26-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By proaudio55
All the cascades run with the same size plumbing....

All the cascades run with the same size plumbing. I upgraded from a 700 to the 1500 and the fittings were 100% interchangeable.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By proaudio55
Finnex Max-300 Digital Aquarium Heater Controller...

Finnex Max-300 Digital Aquarium Heater Controller
by Finnex
Link: http://amzn.com/B007480AP6

This is what I'm using with the hydor t-stat turned all the way up... its been about 1 year now and...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By proaudio55
I have a hydor 300 inline heater; the mechanical...

I have a hydor 300 inline heater; the mechanical thermostat stuck after 6 months. Fortunately I knew that reputation and put an emergency hi-limit heat controller on there from day-1.

Now I run...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,447
Posted By proaudio55
Don't listen to the nay-sayers, you can salvage...

Don't listen to the nay-sayers, you can salvage that reg for 20 bucks! Just screw another another regulator in before your flow meter and you're set! Here is my build:...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By proaudio55
I just setup my 406 as a replacement for a...

I just setup my 406 as a replacement for a Cascade 1500 that died. My 72g is a "hard plumbed" tank with bulkhead fittings and since the cascade hoses were hose-clamped in place, I figured I'd try...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,053
Posted By proaudio55
I have a drilled tank, hard plumbed to a canister...

I have a drilled tank, hard plumbed to a canister filter. I use a factory made, 3/4" threaded prefilter-strainer. It's about 8 inches long and I've NEVER had any problems with fish getting sucked in...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By proaudio55
The important questions: #1 what's your ambient...

The important questions:
#1 what's your ambient room temperature?
#2 How good is your current / circulation?
#3 Do you have a big canister filter or any weird plumbing?

If you keep the room...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By proaudio55
When it comes to hazardous gasses: the only...

When it comes to hazardous gasses: the only setups that scare the [....] out of me are industrial bulk rigs like I had at my old job.

One of these you should worry about, one of them you...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By proaudio55
I run my rig flat empty; I swap my 20lb aluminum...

I run my rig flat empty; I swap my 20lb aluminum tank when the diffuser stops bubbling.

If you're worried about a EOTD... check out the link to my setup! :-D

EOTD worry warts: Meet your God!...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By proaudio55
I live in Minnesota... My old hexagon "hospital...

I live in Minnesota... My old hexagon "hospital tank" (craigslist buy) sits up in the attic; I've only had to bring it out a couple times but thus far its been OK. Glass has a very low "thermal...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By proaudio55
Similar thread from 2012 How long does your CO2...

Similar thread from 2012
How long does your CO2 tank last?? (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=170797)
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By proaudio55
Just another idea, this is what I use: it's about...

Just another idea, this is what I use: it's about 50 bucks (plus $15 for check valves)

This thing tells you flow rate by how high the little black-plastic bead floats. My only complaint is that...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By proaudio55
Just to go really basic for a second: the...

Just to go really basic for a second: the "pressure" of a full CO2 tank isn't important. What is important is the "weight".... CO2 in your bottle is actually a liquid and if you slosh your tank, you...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By proaudio55
Yep, I've changed my gauges, not hard to do. Just...

Yep, I've changed my gauges, not hard to do. Just be careful if you've got a weird European reg with British pipe threads.

As for ranges, IMHO your primary gauge should be 0-2500PSIg or...
Forum: DIY 11-04-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By proaudio55
I've heard of DIY's using a pressure cooker...

I've heard of DIY's using a pressure cooker vessel and trying to epoxy fittings onto it and bla, bla, bla....

The consistent moral of those stories: "It never did work right and for what I spent...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By proaudio55
I'm a HUGE fan of quality metal check-valves....

I'm a HUGE fan of quality metal check-valves. Here's the flow meter and check valves I run with... I've had flawless success with it... :icon_cool
...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By proaudio55
Ditto the above... when I first got started with...

Ditto the above... when I first got started with live plants I left my UGF in place. **Fast forward 6 months** when I cleaned out that tank, my bigger plants had completely snarrled their roots into...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By proaudio55
Here in the USA, fire extinguisher service shops...

Here in the USA, fire extinguisher service shops are a reliable source for cheap fills.
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By proaudio55
If you screw a hardware store air regulator into...

If you screw a hardware store air regulator into the outlet, you can really dial in your PSI and hold it steady. This is exactly what a 2 stage regulator does, BTW.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 933
Posted By proaudio55
72 gallon bow-front.... here's a picture of my...

72 gallon bow-front.... here's a picture of my usual surface scum...
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting/f/9925_surface_water_scumc.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By proaudio55
You'll have to get that weird yoke fitting out of...

You'll have to get that weird yoke fitting out of the inlet, but the reg's pressure rating appears fine. Assuming this regulator can accept a standard 1/4" NPT threaded CGA nipple, I would guess this...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,719
Posted By proaudio55
Eah, I've got an Aqueon 72 bow-front that I...

Eah, I've got an Aqueon 72 bow-front that I special ordered from Petco... My only complaint is that they shipped it from the warehouse at the bottom of the pallet; they stacked a bunch of smaller...
Forum: DIY 12-23-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By proaudio55
Without a link, I'm not 100% sure which product...

Without a link, I'm not 100% sure which product you're talking about. But I did try using the pre-made LED strip lights. The result was post #1 on the DIY disaster thread! LOL

Official DIY...
Forum: DIY 11-17-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By proaudio55
Your basic concept looks reasonable, but I think...

Your basic concept looks reasonable, but I think using wood near the water line is asking for trouble. Wood fibers tends to swell and distort with changes in humidity.

++sigh++

But to be...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By proaudio55
I would give your timer an extra hour (start at...

I would give your timer an extra hour (start at 2:30) that will give the setup a 'head start' so it's going by 3:30 like you want . . . The system should purge the line of water without any help. It...
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