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Forum: Equipment   03-20-2016, 10:54 PM
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Posted By B16CRXT
that's exactly what I was thinking.

that's exactly what I was thinking.
Forum: Equipment   03-20-2016, 04:54 PM
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Posted By B16CRXT
Last night when I shot the video, I first tested...

Last night when I shot the video, I first tested this by removing the needle valve and closing the exit with my finger and releasing a little pressure to see it fluctuate. Here are a couple pics of...
Forum: Equipment   03-20-2016, 12:36 PM
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Posted By B16CRXT
I originally thought it was the working pressure...

I originally thought it was the working pressure adjustment causing the problem but as you can see, no amount of adjustment is reducing the LP gauge to zero, whereas it used to be able to.


The...
Forum: Equipment   03-20-2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By B16CRXT
Thank you for all of those suggestions btw....

Thank you for all of those suggestions btw. :grin2:

I ended up grabbing this one:
Linde Union Carbide Pressure Gas Regulator UPE 3 25 540 3C
Forum: Equipment   03-20-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By B16CRXT
Here's a short video I made of the problem. I was...

Here's a short video I made of the problem. I was wrong about decreasing it causing the pressure to rise. decreasing it does nothing. If I try to regulator the bubble count to a few bubbles per sec,...
Forum: Equipment   03-16-2016, 05:56 PM
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Posted By B16CRXT
I can vouch for the Tom's filters. I have been...

I can vouch for the Tom's filters. I have been using two for around 8 years. They went through periods of leakage a couple years ago, but I got replacement o-rings from the manufacturer and it's been...
Forum: Equipment   03-16-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By B16CRXT
Did you mean to share a link? If it won't let...

Did you mean to share a link? If it won't let you, just pm it to me. thanks a lot!
Forum: Equipment   03-16-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By B16CRXT
Good thinking! I didn't consider that I could buy...

Good thinking! I didn't consider that I could buy some without the gauges or anything. That opens up some cheaper alternatives. I'll look for just regulator bodies then. Thanks!
Forum: Equipment   03-16-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By B16CRXT
I dunno. I'd be ok with $30. All the single...

I dunno. I'd be ok with $30. All the single stages I've seen while looking for used ones here and other aquatic forums are like $100+

If I go dual stage (which I'd like to do but shy from the...
Forum: Equipment   03-16-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By B16CRXT
I know the effect you're talking about where it...

I know the effect you're talking about where it takes a while for the pressure to leave the regulator after turning it down, but that's not whats happening. I'm unable to turn the pressure down. When...
Forum: Equipment   03-15-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By B16CRXT
Agreed. Wrap teflon tape around all bare thread...

Agreed. Wrap teflon tape around all bare thread into and out of the regulator to prevent leaks. 3-4 layers will be fine.
Forum: Equipment   03-15-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By B16CRXT
yeah, my next step may be to disassemble the...

yeah, my next step may be to disassemble the thing and see if there is anything obviously wrong. I just didn't want to do that if it required precision tools for reassembly, and it appears that it...
Forum: Equipment   03-15-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By B16CRXT
the gauge(s) does go to zero when there is no...

the gauge(s) does go to zero when there is no pressure. When I have it connected to and open the tank, no matter which way I turn the adjustment knob on the regulator, the pressure rises.
Forum: Equipment   03-15-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By B16CRXT
It's a Western Enterprises single stage...

It's a Western Enterprises single stage regulator. I'll contact them to see if I can get a rebuild kit or anything. It seems to be a medical grade regulator...I got it at a yard sale years ago. It...
Forum: Equipment   03-11-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By B16CRXT
I don't remember the regulator brand. I'll check...

I don't remember the regulator brand. I'll check this evening after work. The pressure is definitely increasing as you can hear it flow out at a much higher rate and pop hoses off of barbs. But for...
Forum: Equipment   03-11-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By B16CRXT
Single Stage Regulator Problem

I've got a regulator that has worked great for years but recently the pressure adjustment knob isn't working properly. turning to reduce pressure does not work and turning to increase, definitely...
Forum: Algae   06-12-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By B16CRXT
I need to get a few of these to clean my Anubias....

I need to get a few of these to clean my Anubias.

How do they do for stem plants? I've got a 10g that detritus just piles up on the stem plants for some reason. There's tons of water flow and fish...
Forum: Lighting   05-08-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 145,464
Posted By B16CRXT
I see. My 10G is VERY old and they probably made...

I see. My 10G is VERY old and they probably made things better then. The reflector isn't very mirror-like, but it's at least something.
Forum: Lighting   05-07-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 145,464
Posted By B16CRXT
I was concerned mostly about your Ph level...

I was concerned mostly about your Ph level mostly. It can have an effect on plant growth like anything else. I have a 10g low-tech tank with plants and its ph was around 5.5 until I added crushed...
Forum: Lighting   04-29-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 145,464
Posted By B16CRXT
Have you had any problems with nitrogen bubbles...

Have you had any problems with nitrogen bubbles or other toxins in the tank using miracle grow? I've read that soil-based substrate can build up toxic pockets of nitrogen or something and will kill...
Forum: Lighting   02-20-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 145,464
Posted By B16CRXT
fixed for you. I had to go to the url you tried...

fixed for you. I had to go to the url you tried to make an image of, right click the pic, some copyright popup stops the initial right click, clear that popup and my right click menu shows up. Then...
Forum: Lighting   02-20-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 145,464
Posted By B16CRXT
Just put "imageURL" and it should become an...

Just put "imageURL" and it should become an embedded pic...

EDIT, it didn't work on your link. You have to right click the image you want, go to properties and copy the picture url when you want...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-07-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,139
Posted By B16CRXT
Unfortunately Rams don't live long. The longest...

Unfortunately Rams don't live long. The longest I've been able to keep them is about 2 years. I have successfully bred GBR's but raising the fry is extremely difficult. I would like to find another...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-07-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,139
Posted By B16CRXT
I like that Parva Crypt! Would you wanna sell...

I like that Parva Crypt! Would you wanna sell some next time you prune it?

Tank looks great! How well do all your inhabitants get along?
Forum: Fish   09-06-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By B16CRXT
nice link. Thanks for that. I guess I'll go buy...

nice link. Thanks for that. I guess I'll go buy some Epsom salt and see if that helps at all. Being by himself in the quarantine tank, his eye seems to be less filled with blood today...
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