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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-29-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Guyver
Looks like you need a new needle valve. I've...

Looks like you need a new needle valve. I've never seen one like that, but it doesn't look well-suited for aquarium applications.

Needle valves are dirt cheap, the best are $20, the least...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-28-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By Guyver
You could always leave the CO2 diffuser in the...

You could always leave the CO2 diffuser in the tank and put an air pump on a timer to come on at lights out. The aeration will gas out any excess CO2.

The biggest issue I had with my old yeast...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Guyver
You probably have a leak in the system. Do a...

You probably have a leak in the system. Do a soap bubble test, especially around the check valves and anywhere the CO2 tubing mates with a nipple.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-18-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By Guyver
I've got almost the EXACT same setup, except I...

I've got almost the EXACT same setup, except I have an acrylic tank, a Planted+ LED, and a 5lb full pressurized system. I see you're having some algae issues as well, correct? What's your...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-28-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Guyver
+1 Fenbendazole, 0.1g of active ingredient...

+1

Fenbendazole, 0.1g of active ingredient per ten gallons. Order Panacur-C (yellow box) from Amazon and dissolve half a packet in a cup of water then dose your ten gallon. I just did it last...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,318
Posted By Guyver
Finnex PX-360? Any thoughts? I'm in the market as...

Finnex PX-360? Any thoughts? I'm in the market as well.

I was going to go with an U.P.Aqua in-line CO2 diffuser and a Hydor 200W in-line heater, as well as DOAqua lily pipes. Total cost of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-20-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Guyver
I'd change it about once every 2 weeks, just like...

I'd change it about once every 2 weeks, just like carbon.

Fish can tolerate a pretty broad range of pH, and some pretty broad daily swings as well. You should be able to safely lower the pH with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-20-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Guyver
You can lower pH by adding a bag of peat moss...

You can lower pH by adding a bag of peat moss into your filter, you can get peat from the garden section at Lowe's or Home Depot, I used organic Canadian sphagnum peat moss to great effect, back when...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-21-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Guyver
Empire Pure Energy 24oz CO2 Tank –...

Empire Pure Energy 24oz CO2 Tank – Black $28.10
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AQUARIUM / PLANT TANK PAINTBALL CO2 TANK ADAPTER DIY + GAUGE GAGE $13.99
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SWAGELOK B-2JNA2 NEEDLE...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Guyver
1. Yes 2. Get some tweezers (cosmetic...

1. Yes

2. Get some tweezers (cosmetic tweezers will suffice), trim the leaves off the bottom of the stem, pinch lightly and push down into the gravel.

3. Root fertilizer tabs and a liquid...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Guyver
Put heaters in high-flow areas so they can get...

Put heaters in high-flow areas so they can get more even distribution throughout the tank, i.e. under your filter outlet or next to a powerhead in the corner.

I'd get two - if your tanks are big...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-10-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Guyver
Anything organic, with no fertilizers added. I...

Anything organic, with no fertilizers added. I bought a bale of sphagnum peat moss at my local hardware store to use. Soak it before putting it in your filter, otherwise it'll be a pain to deal...
Forum: Lighting 03-10-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Guyver
We wantz it, my Precious! *Smeagol's voice* ...

We wantz it, my Precious! *Smeagol's voice*

Seriously though, I have an acrylic 10G show tank that I want a nice Finnex LED set for. This will be my next investment, along with a canister and an...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Guyver
I emptied my 5# CO2 tank in 3 days because I...

I emptied my 5# CO2 tank in 3 days because I doubled up on the gaskets between the CO2 tank and the High Pressure Regulator.

Leak check your system! Teflon pipe tape helps between threads as well.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Guyver
Industrial = 92% pure, Food Grade = 95% pure,...

Industrial = 92% pure, Food Grade = 95% pure, Medical = 99% pure.

The gas is all the same, the impurities come from the type of CO2 tank it comes in. Medical has a glass-lined CO2 tank, not sure...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By Guyver
Local home brewing store. There's 3...

Local home brewing store.

There's 3 different qualities of CO2, FYI - industrial, commercial, and medical.

Industrial is kept in regular old steel cylinders and has some impurities (I believe...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Guyver
Bubble counters work by having the CO2 enter the...

Bubble counters work by having the CO2 enter the bubble counter below the surface of the fluid in the bubble counter (generating bubbles), and exiting above the surface of the fluid in the bubble...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Guyver
FWIW, I grew 4 healthy plants (wisteria x2, dwarf...

FWIW, I grew 4 healthy plants (wisteria x2, dwarf water lily, and giant hygro) from bulbs in standard aquarium gravel. Just add some root fertilizer tabs and liquid/dry chem fertilizer to the water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Guyver
+1 It's how I cycle my tank as well,...

+1

It's how I cycle my tank as well, combined with a bottle of Tetra SafeStart a few days after adding the raw shrimp in. Keep it in a mesh filter bag or a bag of cheese cloth, otherwise when it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Guyver
I love using bacteria-in-a-bottle products and I...

I love using bacteria-in-a-bottle products and I use Tetra SafeStart all the time. My understanding of it is this:

Nitrosomona and Nitrospira are chemoautotrophic bacteria, meaning they derive...
Forum: DIY 03-04-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Guyver
Don't over-tighten the CO2 cylinder when you go...

Don't over-tighten the CO2 cylinder when you go to re-mount it. Hand-tight, maybe a light tweak with some channel-lock pliers, but no tighter or you'll crush the soft goods (O-ring). I work on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Guyver
You can replace a gage easily enough, IF you can...

You can replace a gage easily enough, IF you can find the part number. Get some Teflon pipe tape and leak check your system with soap bubble testing. And don't double up on the gaskets between the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Guyver
Looks like a great setup. My CO2 system is a...

Looks like a great setup. My CO2 system is a canabilization from an old keg tap setup, plus other random parts. Put the solenoid on a timer with your lights, get a drop checker to monitor CO2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Guyver
Could be a bubble counter, or a check valve, or...

Could be a bubble counter, or a check valve, or both. You'll only need one reactor. Is there a small barbed nipple to accept CO2 tubing?

Is your CO2 tank filled? How big is it (i.e. how many...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By Guyver
I have an AquaClear 50 on my 10 gallon tank with...

I have an AquaClear 50 on my 10 gallon tank with a large foam prefilter - the cherry shrimp climb up into the media housing from the outlet (waterfall) if I top my tank off high enough. They're...
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