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Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By snakebite
Equipment list for my 40B - (2)XP3 ...

Equipment list for my 40B -

(2)XP3
Hydor 200w in-line heater
Koralia 750
2 T5HO


Decide if you want a low or high tech setup. Don't rush into anything, make sure to do alot of reading...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,685
Posted By snakebite
I have a 40g breeder with two xp3 and a Koralia...

I have a 40g breeder with two xp3 and a Koralia 750. If I didn't use a spraybar, I think I'll have too much "force" vs using two spraybars and having enough "flow". A powerhead has min. flow and high...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-05-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,519
Posted By snakebite
I'm suprised no one started a 40b thread sooner....

I'm suprised no one started a 40b thread sooner. I'm in the process of gathering parts/ideas for my 40b and would love some inspiration!
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By snakebite
I have too much equipment(and to increase water...

I have too much equipment(and to increase water circulation/flow throughout the whole tank) so I plan on doing this as well.

Okay, can't you run one intake pipe and a Y to connect to both canister...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By snakebite
JBJ vs inline glass bubble counter

So whats the pro and cons for both? I was told the inline glass bubble counter is more accurate and less likely to ruin my regulator if it fails. As for the JBJ, I was told that the integerated check...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By snakebite
Took the valve assembly off and found this... ...

Took the valve assembly off and found this...

http://i50.tinypic.com/23u2638.jpg

Called the lfs to get another one. I put the new one on but the results are the same. I'm pretty disappointed...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By snakebite
Thanks for verifying dmagerl! Any issues with...

Thanks for verifying dmagerl! Any issues with outflow pressure and what size tank are you using it on?

I'm on the edge of purchasing a new xp3 but worried that the flow might be the same as the...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By snakebite
Common sense, right? Well, once the plug is...

Common sense, right? Well, once the plug is removed there is no water circulation coming in or out of the canister.

Thanks for chiming in mott. Can anyone with an xp verify regarding this plug?
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By snakebite
http://i49.tinypic.com/156v91h.jpg Can...

http://i49.tinypic.com/156v91h.jpg

Can anyone confirm if the top right hole is suppose to be plugged? It looks like that hole goes right to the rotor impeller.



Impeller has no visual crack.
Forum: DIY 11-14-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 166,320
Posted By snakebite
Perfect, I'm hoping to make one this weekend. ...

Perfect, I'm hoping to make one this weekend.

Couple questions -

The reactor goes into the output hose correct?(pictures abit confusing on here)
My output is about 4"-5" below the water....
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By snakebite
After rearranging media trays, I got better flow...

After rearranging media trays, I got better flow but didn't do well with the spraybar either.

If you take a look at the picture below you can see the intake hole on the left then the output hole...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By snakebite
Picture provided by bsmith ...

Picture provided by bsmith
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r288/bsmith782/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_7503.jpg

This is how the trays are setup -

Bottom tray went into the bottom, top left tray...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By snakebite
Well, it's working...sort of. There was a...

Well, it's working...sort of. There was a prime(?) hole that was open on the motor. I had a plug laying around that I didn't know where it was suppose to go. The plug is in bad shape, for now I just...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By snakebite
If its a bad propeller, how would I know?

If its a bad propeller, how would I know?
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By snakebite
If this helps - Bottom and middle tray I have...

If this helps - Bottom and middle tray I have rocks and the top tray and I have four square sponges. I'm not sure if that could be the issue or not but tonight I'll try to run it without any of the...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By snakebite
Out of curiosity, how did the vasoline help? ...

Out of curiosity, how did the vasoline help?



I think I watched every available xp3 video on youtube. No sagging tubes, initially when I first recieved the filter I had sagging tubes but I...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By snakebite
Pulled the prime handle up Loosen the cap from...

Pulled the prime handle up
Loosen the cap from the intake
Pour water until tube is full
Tighten cap on intake
Push prime handle back down


Last week when I primed the filter without...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By snakebite
Propeller is working...what I did is disconnect...

Propeller is working...what I did is disconnect the clip and slightly lift it up to here if it's working propertly. I tried to tilt the canister to try and minimize air pockets and unclip one side to...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By snakebite
I need some assistance folks. I haven't had the...

I need some assistance folks. I haven't had the filter running for acouple days now. Plugged her in lastnight and no intake or outflow pressue, water just stays in the canister. Checked all...
Forum: Plants 11-06-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By snakebite
What do you have in mind? I was thinking HC since...

What do you have in mind? I was thinking HC since our lfs has it but again that's very similar to creeping jenny.

Keep the ideas coming folks! If it's available in the area or online, I might just...
Forum: Plants 11-06-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By snakebite
Exactly what we're going for! The only...

Exactly what we're going for!



The only substrate that'll we'll have is an inch or so of gravel/rock just to cover up the black liner. I would love to find a plant where I can just stick it in...
Forum: Plants 11-06-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By snakebite
Will take the above plants into consideration....

Will take the above plants into consideration. Thank you!
Forum: Plants 11-06-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By snakebite
I appreicate the assistance! We're thinking...

I appreicate the assistance!

We're thinking about putting java moss on the rocks around the pond but looking at the Aquatic/Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia), I think we'll go with that...
Forum: Plants 11-05-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By snakebite
Pond plants

Hi,
My buddy and are starting a pond about 8'x 10' and about 2' deep. We've already dug out the hole, place liner in it and filled it up. Next week we're going to do some cementing and adding rocks...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-05-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By snakebite
Thanks, you rock guys :proud:

Thanks, you rock guys :proud:
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