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Forum: Equipment   Today, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By kevmo911
At 3%, sure, there's not much worry. But then it...

At 3%, sure, there's not much worry. But then it needs longer to have any effect. Of course, it could be 5%. Or 10%. Or even 30%. Or more, if you have access to the industrial grade stuff.
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Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By kevmo911
Fair enough. However, if you decide to clean the...

Fair enough. However, if you decide to clean the diffuser outside of the tank, you might as well use bleach, as it's cheaper and does the same job. And Prime will neutralize bleach, but not H2O2.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By kevmo911
Yep. No worries.

Yep. No worries.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 12:34 AM
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Views: 178
Posted By kevmo911
They should drown, no worries. Yep. ...

They should drown, no worries.



Yep. Or, if they've ever spent time outside, they could have come in that way. Yellow sticky tape works, or petroleum jelly on anything yellow, like those free...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By kevmo911
No. But, almost always, yes. Assume RH unless...

No. But, almost always, yes. Assume RH unless stated otherwise.

One note - replacing the gauge with a lower max psi gauge works to make increments clearer (though a bit of care should be taken...
Forum: Equipment   02-12-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By kevmo911
I used to use 50/50 bleach/water when I used...

I used to use 50/50 bleach/water when I used them. Soak for an hour+, then treat with water and Prime, and spray down. I'd expect a similar system would work with H2O2, though Prime won't do...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-12-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By kevmo911
I don't believe there are bad snails, which is...

I don't believe there are bad snails, which is convenient, because they're incredibly tough to get completely rid of. But yes, I agree that it's a pond snail and shouldn't do any damage.

If you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-12-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By kevmo911
When you do the Saturday water changes, it's 50%?...

When you do the Saturday water changes, it's 50%?
Previous to 2 weeks ago, were you dosing the same amount in solution form? And have you been doing that for the tank life, or at least the last few...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-10-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By kevmo911
Why y'all hatin' on the regulator? Looks like a...

Why y'all hatin' on the regulator? Looks like a Cornelius, which is one of the types that GLA uses for its rigs, and how many people have regulator issues with GLA? Yeah, it's a single stage, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-10-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By kevmo911
I like being able to see wood and rocks -...

I like being able to see wood and rocks - otherwise, what's the point of them? And I'm not a big fan of moss, which always looks messy to me. So having moss cover something, like driftwood,...
Forum: Equipment   02-10-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By kevmo911
Maybe? Really tough to get a definitive answer,...

Maybe? Really tough to get a definitive answer, as it depends on lots of stuff.

I'd suggest building/buying both reactors and using tubing rather than plumbing them in. 10 bucks of tubing and...
Forum: Equipment   02-09-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 814
Posted By kevmo911
I think conventional wisdom says that two pumps...

I think conventional wisdom says that two pumps in series is a bad idea. Which doesn't mean it *is* a bad idea, but the second pump, I would guess, will have more strain on the motor, especially as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-09-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By kevmo911
I'm going to have to disagree. With the caveat...

I'm going to have to disagree. With the caveat that nothing is standard, I believe that unless somebody is running a very low CO2 level, they're not going to be able to do any counting for a 120g. ...
Forum: Equipment   02-07-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By kevmo911
Nothing local for CO2 supplies. The AirGas place...

Nothing local for CO2 supplies. The AirGas place I've gone to is on the western end of Greensboro, which isn't too far from W-S. You can buy and swap for CO2 refills, but the tanks aren't pretty...
Forum: Equipment   02-07-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By kevmo911
It's listed as parts/not working, and the inlet...

It's listed as parts/not working, and the inlet pressure gauge only goes to 400 psi. If it did actually work, the gauge would blow as soon as you hooked it up. Which probably wouldn't be a problem...
Forum: Equipment   02-07-2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By kevmo911
EOTD is a phrase that describes a...

EOTD is a phrase that describes a worst-case-scenario as the result of pressure rise, which is a characteristic of *all* regulators, single or dual stage. Outlet pressure rises as inlet pressure...
Forum: Equipment   02-07-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By kevmo911
Yeah, I've been wondering about having an issue...

Yeah, I've been wondering about having an issue with too low flow. It's rarely discussed, but then the super-low-flow valves aren't all that common. I still think you can overcome limits by...
Forum: Equipment   02-07-2016, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By kevmo911
If $30 is too high for you, then you should use...

If $30 is too high for you, then you should use whatever you can find. A good valve will make your life much easier, but if you really don't have the cash, that's probably as good as anything else...
Forum: Equipment   02-05-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By kevmo911
Well, it's an oxygen regulator. Not sure about...

Well, it's an oxygen regulator. Not sure about those two ports, but they look like they're on the high pressure side. Yes, the black knob is a flow valve, designed to tweak the volume of oxygen,...
Forum: Equipment   02-05-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By kevmo911
5-10gph is a decent rule for total advertised...

5-10gph is a decent rule for total advertised filter capacity per gallon of tank water.

Another rule of thumb is that expensive filters actually move 1.5 to 2.0 X the water of cheap filters...
Forum: Equipment   02-05-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By kevmo911
Aah, I didn't realize the first pic was from you,...

Aah, I didn't realize the first pic was from you, OP. Yes, you can connect that to a CGA320. A CGA320 nipple will screw directly into the regulator (it's a 1/4" NPT port). Just remove that fitting...
Forum: Equipment   02-05-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By kevmo911
Yeah, you can do that too. It will just extend...

Yeah, you can do that too. It will just extend the outlet a little farther. You can have the regulator, then a 1/4 to 1/8 reducer, then the solenoid, then a 1/8 to 1/4 reducer, then metering valve,...
Forum: Equipment   02-05-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By kevmo911
I think the people who have responded know what...

I think the people who have responded know what you're asking, and have answered. But unless we've all misunderstood what you were asking, the link you've provided is not what you're talking about. ...
Forum: Equipment   02-05-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,195
Posted By kevmo911
I looked it up because I was fascinated. This...

I looked it up because I was fascinated. This may be helpful:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nDvW1ZGIaM

(You still need to make sure there are ferrules underneath that nut on the inlet of the...
Forum: DIY   02-05-2016, 03:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,844
Posted By kevmo911
Also a comparison between levels and speed of CO2...

Also a comparison between levels and speed of CO2 increase using a reactor versus an Atomizer-style diffuser.
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