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Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-26-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By galabar
For well aerated water, the carbon dioxide...

For well aerated water, the carbon dioxide concentration will be less them 10 ppm.
Forum: DIY 07-13-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 316,216
Posted By galabar
Agreed -- probably the o-ring.

Agreed -- probably the o-ring.
Forum: DIY 06-14-2012, 05:45 PM
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Views: 316,216
Posted By galabar
Gosh, I hope not. So far I've only seen tanks...

Gosh, I hope not. So far I've only seen tanks destroyed and small injuries with this type of set up. I'm fearing the day that something worse happens to someone.

My advice would be to stay away....
Forum: DIY 06-14-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 316,216
Posted By galabar
This should be expected. You are trying to...

This should be expected. You are trying to regulate 800 PSI of pressure without a regulator. Even if you replaced the crappy needle valve with a much more expensive needle valve, the bubble count...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-08-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,641
Posted By galabar
The aeration *may* remove CO2 that is being...

The aeration *may* remove CO2 that is being generated from decay within the tank.
Forum: DIY 06-08-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 316,216
Posted By galabar
Two needle valves (or ten) is no better than one....

Two needle valves (or ten) is no better than one. The needle valve doesn't regulate pressure.
Forum: DIY 05-10-2012, 08:08 PM
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Views: 316,216
Posted By galabar
Are you replacing the o-ring on the cylinder pin...

Are you replacing the o-ring on the cylinder pin valve? This would be a good place to start. If the CO2 is coming out of the hole at the bottom of the ASA valve (that little hole is to release the...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By galabar
On a side note, you might ask yourself about the...

On a side note, you might ask yourself about the safety of a system that can blow out like that.
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,848
Posted By galabar
The pressure reading on your lower pressure gauge...

The pressure reading on your lower pressure gauge is not the pressure in your CO2 line. The pressure reading on one of those ASA setups would be 800 psi, but that is not what is in the line. :)
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Forum: Equipment 04-27-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By galabar
If you don't much care about your fish, then you...

If you don't much care about your fish, then you can use this approach. The problem comes in if your regulator decides to increase the CO2 working pressure, killing your fish. This is much more...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By galabar
I think the BIO wheels are fine. However, they...

I think the BIO wheels are fine. However, they outgas a lot (LOT, LOT) of CO2.

I switched from 2 Emperor 280 filters to a single Rena Filstar XP2 and reduced my CO2 consumption by 20x (2000%).
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,716
Posted By galabar
Here is a related thread: ...

Here is a related thread:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/equipment/110470-co2-into-canister-yes-another-canister.html
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,997
Posted By galabar
Yeah, that's my thought too. Unless you have...

Yeah, that's my thought too.

Unless you have very few or no plants in the main tank, I don't see it helping too much.
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,716
Posted By galabar
That link doesn't have anything to do with CO2...

That link doesn't have anything to do with CO2 degrading parts. What it, or did you just mean to show an inline diffuser setup?
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,716
Posted By galabar
I just drilled a small hole into one of the...

I just drilled a small hole into one of the sections of the intake tube below the water line. I then inserted the end of the CO2 tubing into it. I have a bubble counter near my regulator, so I can...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-18-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By galabar
The height in your sump should be controlled by...

The height in your sump should be controlled by how you set your overflow box. You should set it such that the sump does not overflow when the pump is turned off.

I might be missing something,...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,848
Posted By galabar
You are dealing with a couple of forces here. If...

You are dealing with a couple of forces here. If the reactor is under the tank, then there will be a small amount of pressure necessary to overcome the pressure of the water column. For example, if...
Forum: DIY 04-17-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 316,216
Posted By galabar
I don't think that is a regulator. It is, I...

I don't think that is a regulator. It is, I believe, an on/off valve just like the ASA valve sold by this site.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 28,880
Posted By galabar
Sorry to necro-post, but from my experiments: ...

Sorry to necro-post, but from my experiments:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/equipment/171915-bubble-not-bubble.html

you seem to be correct. The pressure in the CO2 line is held fairly...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By galabar
You could attach a sponge filter to the...

You could attach a sponge filter to the powerhead. This would be a cheap, compact, low maintenance approach that would allow for a more heavily stocked tank than just a powerhead, alone.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By galabar
I leave it on with no issues. I haven't seen any...

I leave it on with no issues. I haven't seen any posts from folks that had problems when they did the same.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,848
Posted By galabar
Interesting discussion revival. :) As a side...

Interesting discussion revival. :)

As a side note, I was thinking a bit more about this. Here is the ideal gas equation:

PV=nRT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideal_gas_law)

With a reactor,...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By galabar
Get rid of the teflon tape.

Get rid of the teflon tape.
Forum: DIY 04-10-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By galabar
That is not a regulator. It is a simple on/off...

That is not a regulator. It is a simple on/off valve (like the ASA valves sold by this site).
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By galabar
The pressure in the CO2 line should be whatever...

The pressure in the CO2 line should be whatever the cracking pressure of the diffuser is (”0” for a reactor).

The problem comes in when the diffuser becomes clogged or some other obstruction...
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