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Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Evilgrin
I've had my Aquatek for just about a year now so...

I've had my Aquatek for just about a year now so far no issues still on the first 5Lb tank but I'm not really cranking out the CO2 just enough that that plants and the fish are both doing well algae...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,365
Posted By Evilgrin
Well that would explain why it takes so long 60...

Well that would explain why it takes so long 60 gallons at that slow a refill is going to take awhile.

Even still the BB should be fine for that length of time.

I'm a fan of the SunSun filters...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,365
Posted By Evilgrin
How long does it take you to do a water change...

How long does it take you to do a water change that the filter would be off for a "couple of hours"?

I've always shut my filter off to do water changes generally it's not off for more then an...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By Evilgrin
Personally I run 2 - 3 mechanical filter pads...

Personally I run 2 - 3 mechanical filter pads going from coarse to fine. Depending on the tank I'll also add in a layer of filter floss to help polish the water a bit (just gets all the really fine...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-12-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By Evilgrin
My average is 3 - 6 months depending on bio load....

My average is 3 - 6 months depending on bio load.

I never put carbon in my canisters just for that reason.
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By Evilgrin
Here is one that says it will pump up to 6.5 ft...

Here is one that says it will pump up to 6.5 ft i'm sure it takes a major jit on flow rate but it's cheap and gets great reviews

Amazon.com : EcoPlus 728310 Eco 396 Submersible Pump, 396GPH : Pond...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By Evilgrin
I've had my sunsun 303b for 2 years this is after...

I've had my sunsun 303b for 2 years this is after coming from a fluval 302 that I had for almost 10 years it finally bit the dust so I ordered a sunsun because it was cheap and had some decent...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,365
Posted By Evilgrin
I'll have to add another +1 for the sun sun...

I'll have to add another +1 for the sun sun filters have had mine for 2 years on my 55 with not a single issue. And as stated you can't beat the price I got a 303b (w/uv) for about 70$ shipped to my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-07-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Evilgrin
Depending on your bioload you should be ok with...

Depending on your bioload you should be ok with that filter. Just stay on top of filter maintenance for awhile to see how things are going and of course stay on top of your water parameters. If...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By Evilgrin
Considering the 406 is rated for a 100 gallon...

Considering the 406 is rated for a 100 gallon tank it should be up to the task. Yet this would be highly dependent on a few factors what type of media are you running in the filter as well as how...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-05-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Evilgrin
I've had my led's setup for just about 2 years...

I've had my led's setup for just about 2 years now 16 3w leds (diy) so far have only lost 1 led so far. Fairly cheap to replace cost about .50 per LED (brought in bulk) I estimate at least another 2...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-23-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By Evilgrin
Wow amazing how time flies didn't realize it's...

Wow amazing how time flies didn't realize it's been over a year since I updated this journal.

Quick update had a few months of neglected tank syndrome where I lost a few plants due to them not...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Evilgrin
I believe you are correct the B simply means the...

I believe you are correct the B simply means the addition of a UV lamp.

The tubing is the same size regardless of model.

If the flow rates are compatible there should be no issue. other then...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By Evilgrin
Best option is to run 2 separate lines into your...

Best option is to run 2 separate lines into your fish room both at 20 amps this would be under ideal conditions of course.

Other wise all of the above suggestions on calculating your current amp...
Forum: DIY 01-26-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Evilgrin
2liter soda bottle for the reaction chamber with...

2liter soda bottle for the reaction chamber with a smaller bottle as a bubble counter/gas separator. That should last you about 2 - 3 weeks depending.

Other wise is a paintball setup should run...
Forum: DIY 01-17-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By Evilgrin
I've done that in several tanks over the years....

I've done that in several tanks over the years. I've used it to get some good bacteria on some filter media to help start up a new tank faster, Also to help remove fine suspended particles from the...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By Evilgrin
After having my sunsun for over a year now the UV...

After having my sunsun for over a year now the UV does work I had a green water bloom a few months after getting the filter mostly due to lack of maintenance on my part it was a busy couple of...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,335
Posted By Evilgrin
Ryan-man I recently setup my C02 system and found...

Ryan-man I recently setup my C02 system and found it cheaper to get my own parts rather then get a pre-boxed kit. I kept it rather simple for the moment but will be upgrading parts as time and money...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Evilgrin
Nice start to the 55G planted tank. As for...

Nice start to the 55G planted tank.

As for C02 I just setup my system in the last week I purchased this Aquatek premium regulator as well as a 5# C02 tank from amazon as well as C02 tubing and a...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Evilgrin
I've had mine for just over a year at this point...

I've had mine for just over a year at this point set up in my 55g I've had zero issues to date with it while the plastic for the spray bar and the intake do feel a bit cheap they have held up...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Evilgrin
If i remember correctly the Aquatek mini has two...

If i remember correctly the Aquatek mini has two gauges one for the tank pressure and one for the working pressure go to your diffuser/reactor. I've heard various numbers but the so called safe range...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Evilgrin
sounds more like a loose connection to me...

sounds more like a loose connection to me probably some thing got loose during shipping or just poor QC.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By Evilgrin
[QUOTE=32Bit_Fish;4966721]The big rubber O...

[QUOTE=32Bit_Fish;4966721]The big rubber O ring?[/QUOTE

That's the one it's probably not necessary but it's an old habit at this point.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By Evilgrin
I'm going to say it's to keep the water from...

I'm going to say it's to keep the water from coming in contact with the bulb.
Forum: DIY 12-31-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By Evilgrin
While yes you would lose some but not all of the...

While yes you would lose some but not all of the CO2 that did manage to dissolve in your water but considering the size of your tank as long as the surface agitation isn't excessive You should have...
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