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Forum: Equipment 10-21-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By awbowden
Thanks for the comments guys. In past...

Thanks for the comments guys.

In past experience I have found that my tank pressure will slowly fall before it 'dumps'. It will generally stay at just over 800psi until it starts to near empty. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By awbowden
The reason for the 2 needle valves is...

The reason for the 2 needle valves is connectivity. I had originally bought the regulator, solenoid, nv combo from aquariumplants.com (this was a mistake). Anyway, this nv connect directly onto the...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By awbowden
Can somebody explain what happened?

So, I decided to reconnect my CO2 setup onto my 10 Gal tank. I originally had it running on my 65 & 10 but disconnected it for various reasons. My 10# cylinder still read just over 800psi and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-01-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By awbowden
I put 12 amano's in my 65Gal about 2 weeks ago. ...

I put 12 amano's in my 65Gal about 2 weeks ago. Since then I have only seen 2 and the majority of days I can't find any. I think they are just very hard to find in a heavily planted tank.

Andrew
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By awbowden
Well, no luck with using the check valves. The...

Well, no luck with using the check valves. The situation remains the same. I am going to order in some higher quliaty brass check valves to see if that will do the trick. There does not appear to...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By awbowden
Well I bought 2 cheap, plastic check valves from...

Well I bought 2 cheap, plastic check valves from a local big al's and put them inline as close to the reactor as possible. I will try to find some higher quality ones. Hopefully this will work.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By awbowden
My low pressure gauge only reads to 15psi. I...

My low pressure gauge only reads to 15psi. I could give it a turn or two past this and see if this solves the problem.

Thanks,

Andrew
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By awbowden
Well, I should have said my regulator pressure,...

Well, I should have said my regulator pressure, not LPR.

Yes, I do use clear tubing, I will keep an eye on this tomorrow. I agree with adding another check valve closer to the reactor. This...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By awbowden
Thanks again for the response Wasserpest. My...

Thanks again for the response Wasserpest.

My CO2 kicks in @ noon and I don't usually get home until ~3pm, this is when I notice the lack of CO2 flowing. Once again, it happened today.

My...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By awbowden
Thanks for the response. I don't have any...

Thanks for the response.

I don't have any noticable water prior to my check valves. All seems well in that respect.

I also turn on my solenoid 45min before lights on. I have noticed this...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By awbowden
No CO2 @ Beginning of Each Day

Hi all,

Hopefully somebody can give me an explanation as to what is happening.

My setup is:

10lb tank, tee off after timer controlled solenoid. One line leads to a Swagelok Needle Valve to...
Forum: DIY 03-07-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,562
Posted By awbowden
Most hardware stores should have them in either...

Most hardware stores should have them in either electrical or plumbing. I bought from mine Home Depot.

Andrew
Forum: Algae 03-07-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,514
Posted By awbowden
I recently had an outbreak. I spot treated with...

I recently had an outbreak. I spot treated with excel and it worked as previously mentioned. I say you try this. Also, see the sticky at the top of the Algae forum.

Andrew
Forum: DIY 03-07-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,562
Posted By awbowden
I have had 2 of these built for some time now. ...

I have had 2 of these built for some time now. One has been running on my 11G tank with an Eheim 2213 for a few months, the other is built for my 65G with an Eheim 2028 but I have been too busy (or...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-04-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By awbowden
Thanks for the tip. I have been doing this for...

Thanks for the tip. I have been doing this for the past couple days and I think I may be making some headway.




I have tried the algae wafers and zucchini as well. But I have only ever seen...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-04-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By awbowden
Well, for the lighting on my 11G I used 3 of...

Well, for the lighting on my 11G I used 3 of these:
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-03-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By awbowden
I painted the back of one of my tanks. I think...

I painted the back of one of my tanks. I think it looks great with very little hassle.

My other tank I used a black piece of cardboard. The only problem was I forgot to clean the backside of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-03-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By awbowden
I keep a male betta in a 65G tank with bolivian...

I keep a male betta in a 65G tank with bolivian rams, rasboras, rainbow shark and a couple BN pleco's. I have had no issues with the betta. Occasionally, during feeding mainly, the shark will chase...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-02-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By awbowden
Here are updated pics of my 11Gal: ...

Here are updated pics of my 11Gal:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/awbowden/DSC03561.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/awbowden/DSC03571.jpg

Put a couple Oto's in there. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By awbowden
Thanks for the info Swylie. I took the regulator...

Thanks for the info Swylie. I took the regulator off, and shook it sround a bit. When I reattached it, the regulator and LP Gauge seem to be working correctly. Don't really know what was wrong...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By awbowden
Slicing them is what I ended up doing. Thanks...

Slicing them is what I ended up doing. Thanks for the idea of heating up the tubing, may have to use that one time.

I have a couple of other somewhat unrelated questions:

I made a threaded...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By awbowden
Barb Fittings

Does anybody have a secret to getting airline tubing off barb connections? I always need to cut it to disconnect it.

Andrew
Forum: Tank Journals 02-03-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By awbowden
Thanks for the comments Rachel. In my 65 I...

Thanks for the comments Rachel. In my 65 I currently have:

15 Harlequin Rasboras
5 Bolivian Rams (All male I think, unfortunately)
2 BN Plecos - 1 Albino, 1 Reg.
1 Male Betta
1 Albino Red...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By awbowden
Here is my 65Gal again. Added a few...

Here is my 65Gal again. Added a few plants...just waiting for the left side to fill in more.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/awbowden/Tank.jpg

Right Side:
...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2008, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By awbowden
I have had mine on a 65G for about 6-8 months and...

I have had mine on a 65G for about 6-8 months and somewhat cleaned it once. It is filled with standard Eheim media + filter floss wherever possible. I haven't noticed any real decrease in flow.
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