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Forum: Equipment 11-19-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By kychris
Ok, this is weird. I've been messing with it all...

Ok, this is weird. I've been messing with it all day long and I had the needle valve closed lightly and it still was letting bubbles through at 3-4 second with no pressure.

I wanted to just see...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By kychris
Locking handle is loose. I use an Air Products...

Locking handle is loose. I use an Air Products E12-244D. It is a PSI gauge.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By kychris
Just to answer this, I've only lightly tightened...

Just to answer this, I've only lightly tightened it down.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By kychris
Well, the lights came on this morning and there...

Well, the lights came on this morning and there were no bubbles in the counter. I had to readjust everything to get it going again.

It still doesn't seem right. I really thought I would be able...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By kychris
So, is it OK that I have no registered working...

So, is it OK that I have no registered working pressure? Should I be able to get it up to 10psi?

I know that it doesn't take much with my reactor. I can blow through the tubing and produce a...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By kychris
This is what I initially did. I think I have...

This is what I initially did. I think I have figured out what I did wrong. I'm embarrassed to say that even though I have read that you are supposed to wait a minute in between setting changes that...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By kychris
The working pressure is half of the maximum...

The working pressure is half of the maximum pressure. I. E. a 200 reg will only go to 100.

You want a reg with max pressure of 60-200. Lower is easier to adjust to a set psi.
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By kychris
Question CO2 Valve Adjustment Help

I have a dual stage reg. with a bettatail post body using a SMC1200 needle valve. I use a canister filter and a Rex Grigg style PVC reactor.

When I try to turn up the pressure on the reg. to...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By kychris
You can accomplish the same thing by just...

You can accomplish the same thing by just plugging in a power strip to the timer and all your stuff into the power strip. That's how I do it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-07-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By kychris
I would just advise that you pay attention not to...

I would just advise that you pay attention not to suck up anything like gravel or plant pieces that may clog your sump pump. Other than that, you should be good.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By kychris
This is why there are so many right answers. My...

This is why there are so many right answers. My vision is for a low maintenance aquarium too, but my techie side couldn't help but add gadgets like t5 lighting and CO2 even though I only mostly have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-05-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By kychris
Are there any guidelines on iron dosing in...

Are there any guidelines on iron dosing in reference to EI or PPS?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-05-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By kychris
I ended up searching on Amazon and found bottles...

I ended up searching on Amazon and found bottles used for salons. Sent my wife to the local Sally's Beauty Supply and she found me 24 ounce pump bottles for $3.29 a piece.

I've measured about...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-05-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By kychris
It also depends on how much patience the person...

It also depends on how much patience the person has. I started my first true planted tank a few months ago with a 58 gallon. It has been a slow process but I've been patient and have enjoyed...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-01-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By kychris
Pump Bottles

I'm looking for advice on which pump bottles are the best to use for PPS Pro dosing. Best as in easy to find, cheap, and does the job.

Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,213
Posted By kychris
I would think the c360 would be more than enough...

I would think the c360 would be more than enough for you 90. It comes with the media too. Also a setup DVD. I waited for the price to drop on amazon and got mine for 135 shipped. Very quiet and...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,213
Posted By kychris
I have a Marineland C360 on my 58 gallon. It's...

I have a Marineland C360 on my 58 gallon. It's rated for 100 gallons and is on the verge of too much flow. If I were to do it again, I would have gotten the C220 and added a powerhead for extra...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By kychris
I recently had to catch 7 danios out of my 58...

I recently had to catch 7 danios out of my 58 gallon tank. After spending an hour chasing them, I rolled down the top of a fish bag and placed it horizontally in a corner. I used the net to corral...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,286
Posted By kychris
I'm really happy with my Marineland canister. ...

I'm really happy with my Marineland canister. They come with the media, it's quiet, easy to setup and maintain, and as cheap or cheaper than Eheim or Fluvals.

You can't go wrong with any of...
Forum: Lighting 10-28-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By kychris
The lowest price I found was from petblvd.com

The lowest price I found was from petblvd.com
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-16-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By kychris
I don't have a breeder box but this gave me the...

I don't have a breeder box but this gave me the idea of using a clear container to capture my now two berried females. Sounds less traumatic than netting them.

Unfortunately though, both berried...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-14-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By kychris
Moving berried RCS

I was about to move my RCS from my main fish tank into my Fluval Ebi this weekend. This morning I noticed my biggest female is berried.

Will it be OK to move her or will she lose the eggs? ...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By kychris
My plan is to use the Fabco nv55-18. Is there a...

My plan is to use the Fabco nv55-18. Is there a better choice for the money?
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By kychris
I was wondering that myself if it was really...

I was wondering that myself if it was really stainless steel. I figured at that price I was still getting a pretty good deal even if it wasn't.
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By kychris
Oh, and BTW, reading your "how to" was what...

Oh, and BTW, reading your "how to" was what inspired me to build my own.
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