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Forum: Algae 04-22-2015, 11:26 AM
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Posted By andyl9063
I did this with my 220g yesterday. That's normal,...

I did this with my 220g yesterday. That's normal, but its a cloud grey color of the water. You'll see a lot of dissolved bubbles.
Forum: Algae 04-21-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 764
Posted By andyl9063
This looks similar to problems I have in my 220g...

This looks similar to problems I have in my 220g setup for a year now.
It looks like BBA forming on the second picture from my experiences in my tank.
I normally do the peroxide one two punch every...
Forum: Algae 04-21-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By andyl9063
The GSA is on the front glass while brown algae...

The GSA is on the front glass while brown algae is on back with overflow.
The back side has less lighting and front seems to get more lighting.
Forum: Algae 04-20-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By andyl9063
brown algae on overflow box and GSA?

So my tank has been setup for a year now. My overflow box is glass and there's a lot of brown algae or something really dark/brown. If I scrap it, it'll come off, it's only on this box.

Also, I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-27-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By andyl9063
Co2 turns on at 4, lights come on at 5, co2 shuts...

Co2 turns on at 4, lights come on at 5, co2 shuts off at 10, lights shut off at 12.
I'm still increasing co2 as we speak to get right amount, but right now, 6.96 > 5.77
I'm guessing this is due to...
Forum: DIY 03-20-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,485
Posted By andyl9063
it's empty. Apparently, my diy reactor is the...

it's empty.
Apparently, my diy reactor is the only one that siphon....
Forum: DIY 03-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,485
Posted By andyl9063
really? I notice most people run it according to...

really? I notice most people run it according to the flow instruction on the reactor. Well I do shut off the co2 at night, then I shut off the reactor pump about 2 hours later. This result in siphon....
Forum: DIY 03-19-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,485
Posted By andyl9063
The siphon is from reactor to sump. It's on a...

The siphon is from reactor to sump. It's on a separate pump and line from main sump pump. I'm running it according to flow on housing, going down housing, into pvc pipe and out.
Forum: DIY 03-19-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,485
Posted By andyl9063
So I went back to the regular 20" housing and the...

So I went back to the regular 20" housing and the 900gph, but I did dial down to lowest speed settings and have also throttle output on reactor.

I turn off the pump and notice a siphon , if I lift...
Forum: DIY 03-13-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,485
Posted By andyl9063
hmmm interesting..... i will try that and see.

hmmm interesting..... i will try that and see.
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By andyl9063
check out my thread here: ...

check out my thread here:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=808114

basically, i tried it with a 200gph and a 900gph pump. Doesn't work really well. I run it for about 15-30 mins,...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By andyl9063
which housing did you end up with? I had the...

which housing did you end up with?
I had the pentek 20" and nothing but problems.
Forum: DIY 03-12-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,485
Posted By andyl9063
So I think I have a defective housing? Mine...

So I think I have a defective housing?

Mine is pentek 20 inch...... So if I run it with a via aqua rated at 200gph, it can never fill the whole housing even without co2 on startup. I will have to...
Forum: DIY 03-11-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By andyl9063
how do you guys have it plumb? going down the...

how do you guys have it plumb? going down the tube or outside of the chamber. I'm thinking my reactor might be defective?
Forum: DIY 02-21-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 827
Views: 206,379
Posted By andyl9063
Well there's one hour left in Co2 period and...

Well there's one hour left in Co2 period and water level has not drop in reactor. How come no one mention a big pump is needed along with bigger tubing? I think it's going to work great now. I'll...
Forum: DIY 02-20-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 206,379
Posted By andyl9063
oh, i didn't realize it was 4" wide. But you are...

oh, i didn't realize it was 4" wide. But you are right about all the bubbles going right out of reactor. It was microbubbles which has been dissolved by reactor. The flow was really a lot, I'll play...
Forum: DIY 02-20-2015, 12:46 PM
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Views: 206,379
Posted By andyl9063
i have a 20" btw. So I upgraded tubing and...

i have a 20" btw.

So I upgraded tubing and fittings to 3/4 on input side of reactor. Hook it to quietone 4000 via 10 ft tubing with 991 gph. I left the eheim tubing on output side of reactor. The...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 206,379
Posted By andyl9063
I'll just stick with 1000 gph. Increase tubing...

I'll just stick with 1000 gph. Increase tubing size to 1 inch. We shall see what happens.
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 206,379
Posted By andyl9063
The tank is 6 ft tall. Probably a few more feet...

The tank is 6 ft tall. Probably a few more feet for additional piping if running straight through reactor.
I wonder if there's any downsize to this.
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 206,379
Posted By andyl9063
How do you guys feel about a 2000 gph pump? My...

How do you guys feel about a 2000 gph pump? My sump pump is 2000 gph with probably 6 feet of head. I hate to have so many devices inside the sump along with power wastage.
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 206,379
Posted By andyl9063
co2 enters needle wheel pump rated at 200gph. NW...

co2 enters needle wheel pump rated at 200gph. NW pump straight to cerge reactor via 12/16mm eheim tubing, co2 water travel down 20" reactor housing, then up pvc tube and exit via 12/16 eheim tubing. ...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 206,379
Posted By andyl9063
thanks for chiming in. Do you know how much co2...

thanks for chiming in. Do you know how much co2 you're pumping? How much of a ph drop in your tank? I was aiming for 1 point drop in ph. It took about 2 to 3 hours. What kind of 3/4 tubing are you...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 206,379
Posted By andyl9063
Yeah I had it running via NW with 200gph pump. I...

Yeah I had it running via NW with 200gph pump. I suppose I'll try the bigger pump.
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By andyl9063
You should have just stick with a regulator and...

You should have just stick with a regulator and needle valve. It's already hard fine tuning one needle valve. Now you have two needle valve to mess with, how would you know which one is more...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 827
Views: 206,379
Posted By andyl9063
I need some help with this cerges. I'm ready to...

I need some help with this cerges. I'm ready to give up on it. I wish I was pumping only 8 bps. This is on a 240 gallon total volume.
I got a 20" in housing. I have it plumb where the co2 water...
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