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Forum: Equipment 01-09-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By kevmo911
SS-4-TA-1-2 is male threads. SS-4-TA-7-2 is...

SS-4-TA-1-2 is male threads.
SS-4-TA-7-2 is female threads.

So you can do whichever elbow you want.
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By kevmo911
^ What he said. He, and I, have both done this,...

^ What he said. He, and I, have both done this, so we speak from experience.

You can also look into adapters that go straight to barb. I forget the model numbers, but it's got the same shaft...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By kevmo911
The link is a single stage. The only dual stage...

The link is a single stage. The only dual stage that GLA has is:
http://greenleafaquariums.com/categories/co2-equipment/co2-regulators/dual-stage.html

The primary advantage is the lower...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,602
Posted By kevmo911
Any diffuser that looks like the GLA version...

Any diffuser that looks like the GLA version (color aside) has been manufactured the same way and will do the same basic thing. That said, every diffuser is different and will work slightly...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,049
Posted By kevmo911
So far I've tried the check valves from the LFS,...

So far I've tried the check valves from the LFS, the "stainless" HK variety, the Clippards, and the Swageloks. The Swageloks are the only ones that have lasted beyond 6 months (I had high hopes for...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,049
Posted By kevmo911
By "plastic", I assume you mean the cheap ones at...

By "plastic", I assume you mean the cheap ones at any LFS?
And by "stainless steel", I assume you mean the cheap ones available on Evilbay? The same kind that's in the standard JBJ-style bubble...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By kevmo911
For a cheap regulator (no needle valve, bubble...

For a cheap regulator (no needle valve, bubble counter, or solenoid) just look into getting a Cornelius or Taprite. There are many many millions of them in service in the beverage industry, and...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By kevmo911
The most commonly recommended bio media is the...

The most commonly recommended bio media is the Eheim Substrat, but there are a whole lot of people who don't bother with bio media (including me), on the grounds that mech media doubles as bio media....
Forum: Substrate 01-05-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By kevmo911
Because I think it's worth mentioning but hasn't...

Because I think it's worth mentioning but hasn't been yet, I've seen a whole lot of threads about growing HC, and the most success comes from higher light and pressurized CO2.

There are a number...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,685
Posted By kevmo911
The Atomic diffuser comes with an integrated...

The Atomic diffuser comes with an integrated check valve? No, I wouldn't do that. Do one component at a time so you have better quality control. In fact, anything that comes with a check valve,...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By kevmo911
Dantrasy, the pic you have, and the model number...

Dantrasy, the pic you have, and the model number with it, is an M series. It's a newer M series, which will work, but it's not as precise as the S series.

However, you don't want VCR fittings. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By kevmo911
On a medium-sized aquarium, which is what you...

On a medium-sized aquarium, which is what you seem to have, you're going to want to have at least a 5-pound CO2 pressurized cylinder, with regulator and valve.

If you're asking about DIY CO2...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By kevmo911
Y'all are stressing about overkill. UV tubes...

Y'all are stressing about overkill. UV tubes tend to last a frustratingly short amount of time (a few weeks to a few months of continual use), and that, plus the limited effective use of UV (pretty...
Forum: Fish 12-16-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By kevmo911
Agreed, Aquasoil leaches ammonia for awhile. ...

Agreed, Aquasoil leaches ammonia for awhile. Flourite and Eco Complete are totally neutral, have high CEC ratings, and are much cheaper. Same with non-aquarium clay soils, but even cheaper.

You...
Forum: Fish 12-16-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By kevmo911
It's surprising to me that nobody has mentioned...

It's surprising to me that nobody has mentioned oto's for dealing with diatom algae. They're prolific diatom eaters, and won't bother any other plants or animals.

For any other algae, oto's are...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By kevmo911
Drilling more holes and placing it vertically...

Drilling more holes and placing it vertically will work fine. Enlarging the existing holes would work fine as well.
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By kevmo911
If you're talking about a Victor VTS, all the VTS...

If you're talking about a Victor VTS, all the VTS series are like that. They offset the two stages instead of going straight front to back, so you end up with a stubby, bulbous design that's wider...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By kevmo911
Well, I've never seen any good reason to go...

Well, I've never seen any good reason to go metric with tubing and tube fittings, especially since it's a whole lot easier to find discounted standard size fittings, both Swagelok and "off"-Lok -...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By kevmo911
If you're willing to spend that much, you can get...

If you're willing to spend that much, you can get a really nice used dual stage from Evilbay. In fact, for that much, you can probably convince somebody to build you a complete rig.
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,627
Posted By kevmo911
Probably. If you have to construct a stand for...

Probably. If you have to construct a stand for it (you said it had all the equipment, but not specifically a stand), you can make a rim around the bottom so the weight is spread over a larger area,...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,627
Posted By kevmo911
Yeah, I'm gonna second the suggestion about...

Yeah, I'm gonna second the suggestion about putting it on slab. An 538 gallon tank is about 2 1/2 to 3 tons. Or about 2 Toyota Priuses.

At 3 feet deep, it's also going to be extremely difficult...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 161,034
Posted By kevmo911
Eheim, hands down, makes a better filter than...

Eheim, hands down, makes a better filter than SunSun. The SunSun advantage is its surprising functionality and dependability, *given its low price*. If you're interested in a top quality filter,...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By kevmo911
Rinse with clean water, then do a quick dip in a...

Rinse with clean water, then do a quick dip in a Prime/water solution, if you use bleach. 10x the usual Prime concentration.

You can soak overnight and it should be fine. Or get a backup if you...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,319
Posted By kevmo911
Well, something that draws 2w or less shouldn't...

Well, something that draws 2w or less shouldn't create a whole lot of heat, and that will vary depending on the DC adapter you use.

But, generally, anything that draws that little power should...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By kevmo911
Gonna chime in with another vote for both Excel...

Gonna chime in with another vote for both Excel and bleach. Bleach is cheaper, and seems to work just as well, so I'd go with it. Minimum 1 hour, though 12 or even 24 hours seems to work better.
...
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