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Forum: Equipment 04-17-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By markkoelsch
Omega PHCN 440 PH Controller

Hello, I have come across on of these used. It appears to work fine. Has anyone used one to control a CO2 setup? If so, what probe did you use? Any issues/quirks you found along the way?

Thanks, ...
Forum: DIY 03-11-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By markkoelsch
I thnk I managed to get a toxic level with DIY CO2

I think I just managed to achieve a toxic level of CO2 with my DIY. I have a 38 gallon tank. Normally my ph is about 7-7.2, and my kh is about 9. Obviously, this is not a toxic level of CO2. Well, I...
Forum: Lighting 02-17-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By markkoelsch
I would take a look at this: ...

I would take a look at this:
http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS/ctl3684/cp18360/si2949168/cl0/currentusanovaextreme302x24wt510000kfreshwater
Forum: DIY 02-16-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By markkoelsch
Hello, I have one of these systems as well. A few...

Hello, I have one of these systems as well. A few things to consider.

First, I think the volume of the jug they give you is too small. I replaced it with a 2 liter soda bottle, and I get a lot...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By markkoelsch
In the basket there is a plastic grate that...

In the basket there is a plastic grate that splits the basket into two. Generally, they recommend that the lower section be two laters of sponge to act as mechanical filtration. The top could be any...
Forum: DIY 01-30-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By markkoelsch
I tried the very same thing with no success. I...

I tried the very same thing with no success. I think there is too much resistance in the airstone for the low pressure of the DIY setup to overcome.
I switched to feeding the co2 line into a...
Forum: DIY 01-20-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By markkoelsch
Thanks all. If there is a leak, I have not been...

Thanks all. If there is a leak, I have not been able to find it. I will try a different bottle when the ones I am waiting on show up. I will also try reducing the amount of sugar in the mix.
Forum: DIY 01-19-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By markkoelsch
I see the errors of my ways. I thought it might...

I see the errors of my ways. I thought it might be a bit on the sweet side, so to speak.

It is a horrible, the kind of stench you can taste. I am not sure how I got a bacterial contamination,...
Forum: DIY 01-19-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By markkoelsch
DIY CO2 smell

Hi all, I a 38 gallon planted tank with DIy CO2 running. I am using a 1 gallon plastic jug, which is plumbed through a check valve to a Red Sea power head venturi setup. In this generator I am using...
Forum: Lighting 01-08-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,792
Posted By markkoelsch
I am sorry...I misread the original post...I...

I am sorry...I misread the original post...I reversed the length and wattage. You are correct...it is 48 watts total. That would be pretty low for a planted tank of most any variety. Can you afford...
Forum: Lighting 01-07-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,792
Posted By markkoelsch
It is 2 watts per gallon. The bulbs are 54 watts...

It is 2 watts per gallon. The bulbs are 54 watts a piece. That is not bad from a lighting standpoint, but it depends on what you intend to grow. One bulb is a 10000K and the other is pink. I do not...
Forum: DIY 01-07-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,463
Posted By markkoelsch
From my limited experience I think boiling water...

From my limited experience I think boiling water is not needed. All I do is rinse mine with hot tap water. I then let them air dry.

I do use Amquel on the water I put in the bottle.
Forum: DIY 01-07-2008, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By markkoelsch
I do not like the idea of puting the CO2 into the...

I do not like the idea of puting the CO2 into the filter intake. Pump cavitation is noisy, and not really all that good for the pump.

I will take a look at the valve.
Forum: DIY 01-07-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By markkoelsch
My tank is 38 gallons. My co2 generator is made...

My tank is 38 gallons. My co2 generator is made from a 1 gallon plastic jug, which is currently plumbed into the venturi of a power head. The output of the power head is going straight into the tank.
Forum: Algae 01-07-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By markkoelsch
I really do not think that is very bad. After...

I really do not think that is very bad. After some correction you should be fine. I would think some wisteria will suck up some of the excess nutrients, but would need significant trimming in a tank...
Forum: DIY 01-06-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By markkoelsch
An idea for a CO2 diffuser

Hello,

I was thinking of a way to create a diffuser for my DIY co2 system, and I wanted some opinions.

I have a Rena Filstar XP1, with the water being returned via the included spraybar. I...
Forum: Algae 01-05-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,349
Posted By markkoelsch
OK, how is a bleach dip done? Are you talking...

OK, how is a bleach dip done? Are you talking about straight bleach, ordiluted to a certain percentage?

Thanks,

Mark
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,444
Posted By markkoelsch
Cleaning bio media beyond rinsing it in either...

Cleaning bio media beyond rinsing it in either tank water or dechlorinated tap water makes no sense to me. Time is spent to build the bacterial colony, and you are killing it with bleach. With this...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 63,298
Posted By markkoelsch
I sure like my XP1, and when I do another, larger...

I sure like my XP1, and when I do another, larger tank I will do an XP2 or XP3. I guess that makes me a Filstar Pimp.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-29-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,111
Posted By markkoelsch
Well, I have played bass guitar for 25 years. I...

Well, I have played bass guitar for 25 years. I have been into model rockets since I was 5, so that would be 34 years. I also am into pistol and rifle shooting.
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2007, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By markkoelsch
Do you know what size tubing it is? IT appears to...

Do you know what size tubing it is? IT appears to be a 1/4" OD, but what is the ID? Also, where would you buy CO2 resistant hose of this size?

Thanks,

Mark Koelsch
Forum: Lighting 12-20-2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By markkoelsch
Hi, I have been using the Current USA T5HO X2...

Hi, I have been using the Current USA T5HO X2 Nova Extreme on mine. The one I have is only two 39 watt bulbs. One 6700K and the othr 10000K. You could conceviably use two of these, and have more...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By markkoelsch
Personally, I have not had a lot of luck with...

Personally, I have not had a lot of luck with Marineland. THis is not to say anything against there new canister filter, but I have had issues with other filters of theirs.

I have no comment on...
Forum: DIY 12-01-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By markkoelsch
Red Sea Bio CO2, and sizing a DIY CO2 system

Hello, I have started my 38 gallon planted tank. I have been messing with a Red Sea Bio Co2 system, I am not sure about it on a few points.

First, the co2 is diffused into the tank via a small...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-24-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,643
Posted By markkoelsch
Andrew, what make and model of system board? What...

Andrew, what make and model of system board? What type of hard drive, what kind of memory and what amount? Heck, what kind of power supply. There are a lot of things this could be.

Mark Koelsch...
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