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Forum: Equipment 09-17-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By sailnut
I had one... It works OK but refills are...

I had one...

It works OK but refills are very expensive and don''t last that long Its much cheaper (in the long run) to buy a regulator and a 5# CO2 tank. I have a 20 gal high tank and a 5# tank...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By sailnut
In a small tank (20 gal) my experience was that...

In a small tank (20 gal) my experience was that the in-tank was better i. In a larger tank I think the in line is the way to go
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,746
Posted By sailnut
I think the problem with the smaller Eheim...

I think the problem with the smaller Eheim canister is the inside diameter of the tubing. Much less then the equivalent Fluval. My Fluval 205 with Loews brand internally smooth tubing circulates a...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,746
Posted By sailnut
I had a Eheim 2213. Now I am using a Fluval-205 ...

I had a Eheim 2213. Now I am using a Fluval-205 I have had the Fluval for 3 months and the Eheim for about 6 months. In my personal opinion that Fluval is vastly superior to the Eheim.

There is...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By sailnut
HOB for 40 Gal Breeder

I want to replace my 20 gal high with a 40G breeder. The new tank will sit on top of a heavy metal file cabinet which is more then strong enough to support the tanks 350+ weight.

The new tank...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By sailnut
I have owned 2 Fluval HOB's and a canister 205. ...

I have owned 2 Fluval HOB's and a canister 205. When new they all made a noise which sounds like the impeller assembly is loose.

In every case the sound went away in a week or 10 days. The 205...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By sailnut
I am using a sponge pre-filter on the intake. ...

I am using a sponge pre-filter on the intake. Iloaded the bottom basket wit some media from an established tank and the Fluval ceramic media, Above that I inserted a foam pad and a bag of Purgium, ...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By sailnut
The tank water circulating through a canister...

The tank water circulating through a canister filter is not oxygen depleted so your concern here is not an issue. The absence of light inside the canister is not of much of any significance either....
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By sailnut
The tank water circulating through a canister...

The tank water circulating through a canister filter is not oxygen depleted so your concern is not an issue. The absence of light inside the canister is not of much of any significance either.
A...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,160
Posted By sailnut
The problem with a reactor is that I have no...

The problem with a reactor is that I have no where to place it. The CO2 equipment and canister is next to the tank (its on a metal draw equipped) storage cabinet in my large kitchen. The Rexx...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,160
Posted By sailnut
I see 4 right angle fittings on that device. I...

I see 4 right angle fittings on that device. I would think they would play havoc with the flow volume!

The Atomiic/GLA which I am using are straight through devices. Attached to the Fluval exit...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,160
Posted By sailnut
It seemed to me that somehow the CO2 bubbles from...

It seemed to me that somehow the CO2 bubbles from the diffuser were working their way (backwards) into the canister. I do not believe that the problem arose from CO2 bubbles in the tank making their...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,160
Posted By sailnut
The problem went away at night when the co2 was...

The problem went away at night when the co2 was off. The filter was dead silent. I had the Atomic in both the inlet and outlet tubes and there was always the need to burp the thing.

I had a lot...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,160
Posted By sailnut
I had nothing but bad luck with the 2313 and...

I had nothing but bad luck with the 2313 and inline diffusers. CO2 bubbles would build up in the canister and grossly reduce the flow. I had to burp the thing every hour or so during the day when...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By sailnut
Does the impeller spin and the shaft rotate in...

Does the impeller spin and the shaft rotate in the well? If there is binding I would not attempt a repair,
If there is a crack in the impeller shaft well you will be inducting water into the...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By sailnut
I don't know where the crack is but it possible...

I don't know where the crack is but it possible you would have sealing problems between the head and the canister itself.

I would clamp the head onto the canister for proper alignment and wick CA...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By sailnut
I don't know the size of your tank but for a...

I don't know the size of your tank but for a smaller tank (less then 30 gallons) a diffuser is the way to go.

Just about any reactor is going to make noise. How much noise it makes is dependent...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,041
Posted By sailnut
Your regulator has 2 gauges. The first measures...

Your regulator has 2 gauges. The first measures the pressure in the CO2 bottle which is around 900 PSI. The second gauge reports the pressure your bubble counter,, needle valve, diffuser etc sees...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,087
Posted By sailnut
Take the power head off the canister and run it...

Take the power head off the canister and run it for a couple of seconds. Don't worry that wont hurt it. If you hear the sound you know the problem is in the motor/impeller assembly. If not start...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By sailnut
There is a thread on this with some calculations...

There is a thread on this with some calculations on Barr's planted tank forum. To sum it up... although silicone the most permeable tubing the loss's from silicone are not of a magnitude to be...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 96,332
Posted By sailnut
It's a pressure regulator. There is no way to...

It's a pressure regulator. There is no way to adjust the pressure its fixed. In my experience it will hold a slow bubble count for a long time. I found that after a while it was impossible to...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,087
Posted By sailnut
Did you reinstall the 2 plastic components that...

Did you reinstall the 2 plastic components that shield the impeller cavity?

Another possibility is that the filter is burping air. It sounds like a rattling/gurgling/boiling sound.
Forum: DIY 03-05-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,312
Views: 347,805
Posted By sailnut
This thread is devoted to FLOW regulators were...

This thread is devoted to FLOW regulators were the the flow rate is controlled via a needle valve. The objects with the 2 gauges which attach to commercial CO2 tanks are PRESSURE regulators They...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By sailnut
On the basis of my experience you could run to...

On the basis of my experience you could run to 88g system into a 10 gallon tank for 5-6 weeks
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By sailnut
I have the look alike inline diffuser. Below...

I have the look alike inline diffuser. Below 30/psi it stops. It runs nicely at 35/psi (approx)
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