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Forum: Equipment 09-06-2011, 01:50 AM
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Posted By thtsapaddlin
It's definitely the needle valve. The solenoid...

It's definitely the needle valve. The solenoid works as it should -- no leaks when there shouldn't be.

What's the method for cleaning the needle valve? I've looked, but haven't found any clear...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
I've tried most filer media available in just...

I've tried most filer media available in just about every imaginable conformation, and I've cleaned the hoses several times. Flow is still quite strong (I haven't quantified it), which is why I...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2011, 07:37 PM
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Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
Agreed, but this particular brand of filter is...

Agreed, but this particular brand of filter is spewing out chunks of material in "filtered" water, 24 hours after the filter was touched. And I'm trying to figure out whether THAT is brand-dependent.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
Giving up on SunSun?

Hey all,

I've been battling with this filter for a year (see posts dated from 8/24/2010). Tank water has always been "clean," but never crystal clear.

I left town for 2 months, and was...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By thtsapaddlin
I've determined the problem is in the needle...

I've determined the problem is in the needle valve/bubble counter piece. I'm attempting to clean it (granted, I'm not totally sure of the best way to clean it), and will go from there.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By thtsapaddlin
bump for a solution?

bump for a solution?
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By thtsapaddlin
Bad Solenoid or Needle Valve. Repair/replace.

Hey all,

There's a problem somewhere in the downstream parts of my Milwaukee CO2 rig. The regulator itself works fine, but the solenoid and/or bubble counter are occluding flow. Is this a common...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By thtsapaddlin
Equipment for New 17g

Hi all,

I've got a 50g that's basically a planted fish tank (with pretty lame aquascape, and relatively healthy plants), and now I'm looking to start a smaller "fauna-ed" planted tank (with...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2010, 09:57 PM
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Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
I asked the eBay seller if she had the contact...

I asked the eBay seller if she had the contact info for SunSun, and she does not. She's not willing to exchange, especially because I've already exchanged once (the first one leaked).
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2010, 05:26 PM
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Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
I do. Weekly.

I do. Weekly.
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2010, 05:07 PM
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Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
12 hours later and no improvement. Water may be a...

12 hours later and no improvement. Water may be a bit worse, actually.

Is there anything else I could be doing wrong? Or was buying a SunSun what I did wrong?
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2010, 04:18 AM
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Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
Just switched up the order of my media, but I...

Just switched up the order of my media, but I feel like the amount of surface area I've got in there ought to be sufficient regardless.

As a bonus, while I was priming, I blew a snail out of the...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2010, 12:54 AM
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Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
I've had my 304 on my 50t for a few months, and...

I've had my 304 on my 50t for a few months, and it leaves something to be desired. There's lots of flow, it's super-quiet, and the surface skimmer (or "dirtiness entrance" works great).

The...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
Right. I think the leak is caused by the piece...

Right. I think the leak is caused by the piece of plastic that creates the "channel" around the power head. The top of the channel is fixed, but the lower part is created by a ring of rigid plastic...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
That may be the case. In the end, I don't think...

That may be the case. In the end, I don't think the issue "resolved itself" as I previously said.

Lately I've been having issues with fairly large chunks of material coming out of the spray bar...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2010, 05:08 AM
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Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
I had some issues with the filter leaking when it...

I had some issues with the filter leaking when it was tilted to the side, but the problem has somehow resolved itself.
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
I've had my SunSun 304A for about 5 hours now,...

I've had my SunSun 304A for about 5 hours now, and it seems to be working well.

I had a hell of a time priming it, but that's probably because the thing is so damn massive. In the process, the...
Forum: Substrate 03-13-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By thtsapaddlin
Using both Flourite and Eco-Complete

Hi all,

I recently ordered 3 bags of Flourite from Drs. Foster and Smith. Turns out they sent 2 bags of Flourite and a bag of Eco-Complete.

In the interest of time, I'm not going to bother...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
If I had $5 to spend willy-nilly, I wouldn't be...

If I had $5 to spend willy-nilly, I wouldn't be making my own CO2 reactor. :icon_smil

Thanks for the replies. Are there any more definitive instructions anywhere (so I can avoid being annoying)?...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
Ahhh...thanks for the reference. I've still got...

Ahhh...thanks for the reference. I've still got a few questions about the design, though (I'm referring to this design -- http://www.rexgrigg.com/diy-reactor.htm)

1. Is silicon or anything used...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
Also, what types of media are you folks using in...

Also, what types of media are you folks using in these filters?
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 164,324
Posted By thtsapaddlin
I'm looking at buying 1 or 2 of these for my...

I'm looking at buying 1 or 2 of these for my 50gt. First of all, let me say that I love the tagline "Touch the perfection" that's printed on the box.

My question is this:

For my 50 gallon...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,163
Posted By thtsapaddlin
The justification was that because plants' dark...

The justification was that because plants' dark reactions consume O2 and produce CO2 fish may suffer from hypoxia when the lights turn off. Thus, when the lights turn off, if you've got lots of...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,163
Posted By thtsapaddlin
I read a fairly old article online saying that it...

I read a fairly old article online saying that it may be necessary to pump room air into the aquarium at night to ensure plentiful ambient O2 for the plants and fishes. Does anybody do this?
Forum: Lighting 03-03-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By thtsapaddlin
In retrospect, it would probably be best to go...

In retrospect, it would probably be best to go with 2x54W, as I wasn't intending to set up an elaborate CO2 rig. But the unit that Calfish recommended doesn't appear to be dramatically more...
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