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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By PlantedRich
This might be a good time to repurpose something?...

This might be a good time to repurpose something? A 29 gallon is not that heavy and many other items besides stands are made stronger. Look at salvage stores, maybe? A really beat up item looks good...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 179
Posted By PlantedRich
I would also assume that it would outlast most...

I would also assume that it would outlast most heaters as the controller would be left on all the time. Since it is the controls which fail in most heater failures, I would expect the controller to...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By PlantedRich
I keep one thing in mind when designing...

I keep one thing in mind when designing electronics. One is that things do fail, even the best things. So that leaves me to do some stuff to protect myself. In this case, you have an unknown...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 179
Posted By PlantedRich
Cheap temperature controller for your heater?

It has been discussed often that your heater is one of the most dangerous things that most of us have to have in our tanks. Heaters sticking on and cooking our fish is a frequent complain. The best...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By PlantedRich
Look carefully before going that way. Those that...

Look carefully before going that way. Those that I have used have a metal cone shaped item something like a washer inside. As the tube is slipped in the metal flexs out to admit the tube but it holds...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 749
Posted By PlantedRich
There are lots of ways to get it done but it...

There are lots of ways to get it done but it depends on how each person has their tubing laid out. Some will work fine on both ways. So it is not automatic that we have to do it one way. But when we...
Forum: DIY Yesterday, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By PlantedRich
The sap in woods like cedar, juniper and pine are...

The sap in woods like cedar, juniper and pine are a potential problem in the tank. Oils? One reason cedar is used for outdoor things like decks, fences is that it is famous for holding the sap for...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By PlantedRich
I see some things that I like but some that I...

I see some things that I like but some that I can't see might make or break it for me. The price seems good. The wood finish is good enough for me not to worry over that. Worst case, it might need to...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By PlantedRich
I'm with you on "there ought to be a better way!"...

I'm with you on "there ought to be a better way!" But When I go shopping and search, I don't find it yet. I use the unions on tubing for switching things on my reserve water and some other places...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By PlantedRich
A quick check of the local pricing shows the...

A quick check of the local pricing shows the union, two valves and primer plus glue runs $22.15. Add in a bit of pipe and two adapters and you are getting too close to the cost of the original for me...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 749
Posted By PlantedRich
Yes, filling the intake tube only. A bit of...

Yes, filling the intake tube only.
A bit of thinking on how it is designed may help. We all should know about siphons and how they work so let's start there. When you get a tube full of water with...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 749
Posted By PlantedRich
Without knowing it, you may be making life harder...

Without knowing it, you may be making life harder than needed. I do not find it necessary to use the prime button much at all when I do a full cleaning.
I clean all the tubes but then before I put...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 749
Posted By PlantedRich
My 2075 came with more like 90-95" of tubing. I...

My 2075 came with more like 90-95" of tubing. I have it on an unusually high stand (42") and it has plenty to reach each end of a 125 gallon/ six foot tank. Manual says 8' of tubing?
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By PlantedRich
Whether it is good or not will depend on what you...

Whether it is good or not will depend on what you want?
The definition of "precise" metering can be a real point. I find the real big point on CO2 equipment to be the amount of time and effort it...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By PlantedRich
There are alternate ways to build things to do...

There are alternate ways to build things to do the job. Cutoff to fit the tubing, union to disconn/conn. with adapters at each end. and then repeat for the other tube.
However, when I price all the...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By PlantedRich
Looking for a replacement solenoid?

I came across this item on that evil site we don't mention?

If you have a funky solenoid or need one, this item is of the type I like to use. It has the correct connections for soldering or using...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By PlantedRich
Gets back to what we want to call a manifold? ...

Gets back to what we want to call a manifold?
I had not run across the "manifold" in house plumbing until I got here. Several other contractors told me I would find a manifold in my bathroom...
Forum: DIY 07-30-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By PlantedRich
You also left off one that may effect the CO2...

You also left off one that may effect the CO2 count a bunch?
If you were able to theoretically get a totally stable CO2 PPM in the tank, what happens to that PPM when you do a 25 or 50% water...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By PlantedRich
Kind of like a lot of things we do? I never...

Kind of like a lot of things we do?
I never thought power remote mirrors on a car would be worth anything---until I had them and now I look for them as a priority on a new car!
Two regs will make...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By PlantedRich
I would say it is workable but then it kind of...

I would say it is workable but then it kind of matters some what is on each end. If you have a Cerge's or Grigg's style reactor those will operate well on as little as 4-5 PSI coming out of the reg...
Forum: Lighting 07-29-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By PlantedRich
Viable? Possibly. Expensive? Quite likely! As...

Viable? Possibly. Expensive? Quite likely!
As I now have found lots of CFL bulbs due to so many being changed out in the switch to LED house lighting, I will use some for tank lighting but they...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By PlantedRich
Think of the CO2 line much the same as water...

Think of the CO2 line much the same as water lines in your house. But with a couple extra hickeys?
To get more than one output, you can use a manifold. But a manifold can be defined in different...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By PlantedRich
Good for a couple more years? The testing is...

Good for a couple more years?
The testing is one reason for me to go with swapping tanks when filling. The local folks just figure the test in as part of the deal and I don't have to pay for it.
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 749
Posted By PlantedRich
I have also dealt with the 2078 and it IS a...

I have also dealt with the 2078 and it IS a totally different filter. I do Not recommend it, where I do recommend the 2075. One is the price but it also has a lot of electronics that I do not want to...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By PlantedRich
To me, cleaning used tanks is a two part deal. ...

To me, cleaning used tanks is a two part deal.
For making them look clean, it often gets down to soaking or scraping mineral deposits off. vinegar is a light acid which often reacts to soften the...
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