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Forum: Equipment 09-24-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Mantis992
I guess a check valve is pretty important then....

I guess a check valve is pretty important then. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Mantis992
Co2 Atomizer

Currently I am using an inline co2 atomizer that is running inline on the outflow of my Eheim filter. I have a check valve in between my regulator and the co2 atomizer. In addition, my bubble counter...
Forum: Algae 09-17-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By Mantis992
Thanks for the ID! I actually have eradicated all...

Thanks for the ID! I actually have eradicated all of the diatoms with a half dose of algae fix, while increasing my co2 and cutting my light period back. I did not want to use chemicals, but the...
Forum: Algae 09-17-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By Mantis992
I actually used a half dose of algae fix, while...

I actually used a half dose of algae fix, while simultaneously increasing my co2 and reducing my lighting period by one hour. After the algae started to die, I did a huge water change and sucked up...
Forum: Algae 09-14-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By Mantis992
Thanks a bunch:red_mouth

Thanks a bunch:red_mouth
Forum: Algae 09-13-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By Mantis992
Update The battle with algae still rages on but I...

Update The battle with algae still rages on but I think the tank looks a lot better.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=37185&title=IMG_20130913_163612c.jpg
Forum: Algae 09-06-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By Mantis992
Nope, I only have the media/filter pads that came...

Nope, I only have the media/filter pads that came with my Eheim Filter.
Forum: Algae 09-06-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By Mantis992
I did a drystart for about two months to cycle...

I did a drystart for about two months to cycle the substrate so I could add fish immediately without concern. To double check this, I have tested Ammonia levels every day since week 1 and they have...
Forum: Algae 09-05-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By Mantis992
Well everyone seems to think the algae is Rhizo...

Well everyone seems to think the algae is Rhizo and I am beginning to agree with them. It is really weird though considering I do not have any of the issues that normally bring on bad cases of Rhizo...
Forum: Algae 09-03-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By Mantis992
I am not sure if this helps, but when I rub the...

I am not sure if this helps, but when I rub the mystery algae between my fingers, it disintegrates into a puddle of dirty water. Also, the algae has a potent smell that is reminiscent of decaying...
Forum: Algae 09-02-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By Mantis992
Here are my current specs and regime. Tank-...

Here are my current specs and regime.

Tank- ADA 60p
Light- Tek T5 HO 24W (2 bulbs on for 7 hours a day about 25 in from substrate)
Substrate-ADA Amazonia
Filter-Eheim 2217
Co2-Custom built...
Forum: Algae 09-01-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By Mantis992
I am almost positive I do not have Rhizoclonium....

I am almost positive I do not have Rhizoclonium. I dose EI every day and my co2 levels are so high that I had to remove all my shrimp from the tank. In addition, I have strong water flow throughout...
Forum: Algae 09-01-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By Mantis992
Algae identification

I setup a new tank with aquasoil about a month ago. For the last few weeks, I have been plagued with what looks like a severe case of brown filamentous diatoms:icon_cry:. I am posting mainly to see...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Mantis992
I just put a brand new filter on the tank after...

I just put a brand new filter on the tank after the drystart haha.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Mantis992
It is a new setup, but since I did a two month...

It is a new setup, but since I did a two month long drystart, the soil already cycled so no ammonia has been present since it has been filled. I verified this by doing a couple tests.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Mantis992
Thanks for the responses. I am trying to bring...

Thanks for the responses. I am trying to bring down the nitrates with frequent water changes and adding more stem plants. I will also tone down the co2 a little bit.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Mantis992
Shrimp die off related to co2?

Recently, I set up a new high tech tank with aquasoil, pressurized co2, and dry fert dosing. I have the co2 cranked up fairly high, but never noticed any gasping from my fishies (5 golden clouds and...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Mantis992
I was under the impression that the HP gauge psi...

I was under the impression that the HP gauge psi does not really drop until the tank is pretty much empty and all the liquid co2 has been spent.
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Mantis992
Yeah it is really weird. Last time the problem...

Yeah it is really weird. Last time the problem happened, I remember a rush of co2 coming out after I did something. I thought I just increased the working pressure with the solenoid open, but that...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Mantis992
psi

psi
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Mantis992
The HP is at zero, but the low pressure gauge...

The HP is at zero, but the low pressure gauge shows some residual pressure. Increasing the LP does not seem to do anything, but I have not tried turning it extremely far to the right.
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Mantis992
Yeah, that the problem. The valve on the cylinder...

Yeah, that the problem. The valve on the cylinder is closed, but I cannot seem to empty the last 10 psi out even with the solenoid/regulator open.
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Mantis992
Emptying Co2 Regulator Completely

Does anyone know how to completely empty both chambers of a co2 regulator? For some reason, the LP gauge shows a reading of 10 psi, but there are no more bubbles being emitted. This happened to me...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By Mantis992
Where do you get acrylic lily pipes? I have only...

Where do you get acrylic lily pipes? I have only seen one Chinese source on [Ebay Link Removed]
Forum: Tank Journals 07-10-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 67,630
Posted By Mantis992
Looks good. What filter are you running on your...

Looks good. What filter are you running on your tank?
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