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Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 10-21-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 116,332
Posted By ray-the-pilot
BTW the normal position for the system is "off"...

BTW the normal position for the system is "off" so it fails safe.
What am I missing here?
It is simple, it works, costs less and fails safe!

Maybe it is like the IPhone. The equipment...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 10-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 116,332
Posted By ray-the-pilot
Why didn’t you get the AP.com CarbonDoser...

Why didn’t you get the AP.com CarbonDoser Electronic Co2 Regulator.
http://www.aquariumplants.com/CarbonDoser_Electronic_Co2_Regulator_p/co2.htm...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 08-28-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 116,332
Posted By ray-the-pilot
For a big tank with varying amount of plants and...

For a big tank with varying amount of plants and fish I would really recommend a CO2 controller.
With a controller and a drop checker, to verify your CO2 level, you can set up your tank and the...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By ray-the-pilot
Controlling pH is expensive! and not so easy to...

Controlling pH is expensive! and not so easy to do!
I thought I could do a mod to a CO2 controller.
Like using a couple of pumps with dilute KOH and HNO3 solution.
Prob. is my CO2 controller...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By ray-the-pilot
A CO2 controller only adds CO2 to the system and...

A CO2 controller only adds CO2 to the system and can only control the level of CO2 not the pH.
If you set the controller to pH10 it will not control that pH because there is no CO2 level associated...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By ray-the-pilot
pH controller?

Has anyone here had any experience using a pH controller?
I do not mean a CO2 controller, I mean a controller that controls the pH at any level of CO2 from pH 3.5 - 8.5.
A "pH controller."
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By ray-the-pilot
I could be wrong but the only tapered connections...

I could be wrong but the only tapered connections that do not require sealant are NPTF Class 2.

I think if you are looking for something with this thread spec, you are not going to find it in...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By ray-the-pilot
Now I can see the problem. Your valve was one of...

Now I can see the problem. Your valve was one of those cheap Indian valves. They use British threads. My suggestion was a cheap Chinese valve. They use US threads.

I guess me and Ramona the...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By ray-the-pilot
No buy one for $4.12 + shipping Amazon.com:...

No buy one for $4.12 + shipping

Amazon.com: US plug AC 100-240V To DC 12V 2A Power Supply Converter Adapter for Led Lights Strips (US plug power adaper): Electronics

plugs into your light...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By ray-the-pilot
If you have one sitting in front of you now (like...

If you have one sitting in front of you now (like you said) can you show a pic of the name plate? I'd like to see that on the real thing.
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By ray-the-pilot
The description is 1/4 in pipe thread and one...

The description is 1/4 in pipe thread and one review claims it is 1/4 in npt.
Also npt will almost always leak if you do not use a sealer like Teflon tape.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By ray-the-pilot
Your crazy! You can get a "safe" 12 volt DC...

Your crazy!
You can get a "safe" 12 volt DC solenoid for less money:
Amazon.com: DC 12V 1/4 Inch Electric Solenoid Valve for Air Water / High Quality Replacement Brass Valve for Use with Pipelines...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By ray-the-pilot
I guess if you want to kill yourself go for it! ...

I guess if you want to kill yourself go for it!
220 volt AC, ungrounded metal case in a water environment. I wouldn't plug it in if I were you.

BTW I would not use any solenoid valve over 24...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By ray-the-pilot
Now I am really mad at the people who sold me the...

Now I am really mad at the people who sold me the thing. They said it was the "World's best Regulator" and it really wasn't a regulator. Actually, I'm not sure what it is?
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By ray-the-pilot
So what you are saying is that my regulator acts...

So what you are saying is that my regulator acts "electronically" like a regulator, solenoid valve, bubble counter and needle valve all in one. Is that bad?
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By ray-the-pilot
Thanks, I have to remember that!

Thanks, I have to remember that!
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By ray-the-pilot
I've had my Fluval so long that I forgot about...

I've had my Fluval so long that I forgot about this problem! I went to my LFS and he said that Fluval used some metric size and he "gave me" PVC tubing that fit. I used connectors to connect the...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By ray-the-pilot
You do realize that CO2 is only one part of the...

You do realize that CO2 is only one part of the fertilizing plan. I will not add much growth unless you are also adding K,P,N and micros. You will also need more light to handle the increased ferts....
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By ray-the-pilot
A bubble counter! I should start a thread...

A bubble counter! I should start a thread "What's a bubble counter?"
I don't have one with my pressurized CO2 system.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By ray-the-pilot
I could be wrong (and I frequently am but that...

I could be wrong (and I frequently am but that looks like a regulator to me).

Had it 5 years never dumped CO2 guaranteed for life. I guess you get what you pay for. Also, no needle valve, solenoid...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By ray-the-pilot
You don't understand. The wire thing plugs into...

You don't understand. The wire thing plugs into the regulator (the thing with the gauge on it that sets the pressure, sorry I forgot about that part). The wire thing turns the "regulator" on or off...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By ray-the-pilot
It works something like this: My regulator has...

It works something like this:
My regulator has a wire thing that goes from the regulator to a black box. The black box has another wire thing that goes into my tank.
When the wire thing in my tank...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By ray-the-pilot
I think the posters above are poking fun at your...

I think the posters above are poking fun at your nubieness!
A CO2 reactor is a way of putting CO2 into your tank water. It is only a small part of a CO2 system and cannot work by itself. You need a...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By ray-the-pilot
This is the part I do not understand? I am a...

This is the part I do not understand?
I am a NUT about control and keep my CO2 to within 25 ppm +/- 5 ppm. I've checked it a number of different ways at various times and places within my tanks and...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By ray-the-pilot
What's a needle valve?

OK that was tongue-in-cheek. I know what it is but have never used one.
I don't have a bubble counter or solenoid valve either.
Why do you use these?

BTW, I know what they do. I do not need...
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