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Forum: DIY 04-03-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,951
Posted By DiabloCanine
DC2 Reactor Parts

Putting it all together:

1. Lay the pvc pieces out the way they go together (study photos) and calculate how you need the ends and "T"s to be oriented for your setup (look at the photos above or...
Forum: DIY 04-03-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,951
Posted By DiabloCanine
DC2 Reactor Parts and Preliminary Layout

If your goal is to inject CO2 into the water column through an inline external CO2 reactor and you would like to get that ugly CO2 probe out of your tank the DC2 reactor may be for you. We will be...
Forum: DIY 03-31-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,951
Posted By DiabloCanine
Just noticed while reviewing this thread to prep...

Just noticed while reviewing this thread to prep building a reactor that I did not provide information on making a DC2 reactor. I should be building a couple sometime this week and will update the...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By DiabloCanine
Milwaukee SMS 110 on sale

$76 check it out.....DC

http://www.eseasongear.com/mismphmosms1.html
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,131
Posted By DiabloCanine
Choking your pump is never a good idea; unnoticed...

Choking your pump is never a good idea; unnoticed pump failure can kill all your fish. If you are going to spend money consider something like this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,131
Posted By DiabloCanine
I do not think I would choke a Mag Drive; they...

I do not think I would choke a Mag Drive; they are designed to push and choking it might cause premature wear. One way to slow flow is to use an inline CO2 reactor but I do not think it would be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,131
Posted By DiabloCanine
I am not familiar with that overflow pipe, I use...

I am not familiar with that overflow pipe, I use a durso setup with no problem. Just curious how much your sump fills up with the pump turned off. 700 gph may be a bit much for a 72 gallon and will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By DiabloCanine
1. Make sure the bottom of your stand is braced...

1. Make sure the bottom of your stand is braced for a glass tank.
2. Look at as many setups as you can to get ideas; do not forget to get input from reefers, they are the sump experts.
3. Decide...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,131
Posted By DiabloCanine
Do you have a picture of your overflow?......DC

Do you have a picture of your overflow?......DC
Forum: Lighting 02-21-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By DiabloCanine
Make sure the color temp of the bulb is correct...

Make sure the color temp of the bulb is correct (around 6700K)......DC
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,472
Posted By DiabloCanine
Build your own. Are you going to use it for...

Build your own. Are you going to use it for drinking water also? That is important as you will need a storage container and probably another filter between the tank and faucet.

How much will you...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,033
Posted By DiabloCanine
If you are buying it from a business look online...

If you are buying it from a business look online for a decent price that is not on sale and print it out. Ask them to price match for your future business of refills and referrals. It worked for me....
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By DiabloCanine
You can grow plenty of plants with a low tech...

You can grow plenty of plants with a low tech setup and imo, your discus will be happier and healthlier. Stick with plants that can take the heat. Since you want to be able to raise the tank temp...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-19-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By DiabloCanine
Cannot really tell but if the back isnt painted I...

Cannot really tell but if the back isnt painted I would do so first. Since you do not have the RH side viewable it would not be necessary to paint the side of the overflow that is exposed; but if you...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-19-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By DiabloCanine
I do not see a pic so do not know what kind of...

I do not see a pic so do not know what kind of overflow you have but hopefully one of the links below will inspire some ideas.....DC
Forum: Lighting 02-18-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By DiabloCanine
Would this help?...

Would this help? http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/diy/42194-sliding-glass-top-how.html .......DC
Forum: Lighting 02-18-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,988
Posted By DiabloCanine
Good info at bottom of page...

Good info at bottom of page http://www.ahsupply.com/bulbs.htm ......DC
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By DiabloCanine
Explore the forums. Keep in mind everyone has an...

Explore the forums. Keep in mind everyone has an opinion, it may or may not work for you and it may or may not be what you wanted. Identify what plants and fish you want in the tank first and build...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By DiabloCanine
You could put a "T" in the output line and run 2...

You could put a "T" in the output line and run 2 spray bars or maybe install an external heater or inline CO2 reactor. Just some ideas. I do not think eheim intended that valve to be used in that...
Forum: DIY 02-18-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,483
Posted By DiabloCanine
http://fins.actwin.com/aquatic-plants/month.200411...

http://fins.actwin.com/aquatic-plants/month.200411/msg00028.html
http://www.hobartwelders.com/weldtalk/archive/index.php/t-17541.html

Pipe dope can be debated but I really do not see the need;...
Forum: DIY 02-18-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,483
Posted By DiabloCanine
fyi, teflon tape does not stop CO2 leakage, try...

fyi, teflon tape does not stop CO2 leakage, try locktite instead.....DC
Forum: DIY 02-17-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By DiabloCanine
You will probably be happier in the long run if...

You will probably be happier in the long run if you have your first experience with CO2 in a smaller tank especially if you are wanting to experiment with DIY CO2. Consider spending at least 2 to 3...
Forum: DIY 02-11-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 40,420
Posted By DiabloCanine
The fish room worked great! Unfortunately, I lost...

The fish room worked great! Unfortunately, I lost interest in the hobby a few years ago and focused on mmo gaming and riding my Harleys instead. Recently, my wife guilted me back into the hobby; my...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By DiabloCanine
Have your input water checked, I'll bet you will...

Have your input water checked, I'll bet you will find it high in iron like mine. Change your filters annually at the most unless you use massive amounts of water; RO membrane should be good for at...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By DiabloCanine
That is going to be tight. The HOT is about 5"...

That is going to be tight. The HOT is about 5" and you have a on/off switch to worry about. Best to look at a cannister filter instead........DC
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