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Forum: DIY 02-21-2015, 02:06 AM
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Posted By andyl9063
Well there's one hour left in Co2 period and...

Well there's one hour left in Co2 period and water level has not drop in reactor. How come no one mention a big pump is needed along with bigger tubing? I think it's going to work great now. I'll...
Forum: DIY 02-20-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
oh, i didn't realize it was 4" wide. But you are...

oh, i didn't realize it was 4" wide. But you are right about all the bubbles going right out of reactor. It was microbubbles which has been dissolved by reactor. The flow was really a lot, I'll play...
Forum: DIY 02-20-2015, 01:46 PM
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Posted By andyl9063
i have a 20" btw. So I upgraded tubing and...

i have a 20" btw.

So I upgraded tubing and fittings to 3/4 on input side of reactor. Hook it to quietone 4000 via 10 ft tubing with 991 gph. I left the eheim tubing on output side of reactor. The...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
I'll just stick with 1000 gph. Increase tubing...

I'll just stick with 1000 gph. Increase tubing size to 1 inch. We shall see what happens.
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 820
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Posted By andyl9063
The tank is 6 ft tall. Probably a few more feet...

The tank is 6 ft tall. Probably a few more feet for additional piping if running straight through reactor.
I wonder if there's any downsize to this.
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
How do you guys feel about a 2000 gph pump? My...

How do you guys feel about a 2000 gph pump? My sump pump is 2000 gph with probably 6 feet of head. I hate to have so many devices inside the sump along with power wastage.
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
co2 enters needle wheel pump rated at 200gph. NW...

co2 enters needle wheel pump rated at 200gph. NW pump straight to cerge reactor via 12/16mm eheim tubing, co2 water travel down 20" reactor housing, then up pvc tube and exit via 12/16 eheim tubing. ...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
thanks for chiming in. Do you know how much co2...

thanks for chiming in. Do you know how much co2 you're pumping? How much of a ph drop in your tank? I was aiming for 1 point drop in ph. It took about 2 to 3 hours. What kind of 3/4 tubing are you...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
Yeah I had it running via NW with 200gph pump. I...

Yeah I had it running via NW with 200gph pump. I suppose I'll try the bigger pump.
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By andyl9063
You should have just stick with a regulator and...

You should have just stick with a regulator and needle valve. It's already hard fine tuning one needle valve. Now you have two needle valve to mess with, how would you know which one is more...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
I need some help with this cerges. I'm ready to...

I need some help with this cerges. I'm ready to give up on it. I wish I was pumping only 8 bps. This is on a 240 gallon total volume.
I got a 20" in housing. I have it plumb where the co2 water...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
Hey I got a question about your cerges. How do...

Hey I got a question about your cerges. How do you have it plumb? What kind of pump and how does Co2 enter? I'm having issues getting mine to work right.
Forum: DIY 02-16-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By andyl9063
I spoke to soon. Once I got it to the level of...

I spoke to soon. Once I got it to the level of co2 that I wanted. Next morning, the reactor is drain almost empty
Forum: DIY 02-12-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
i can try to close the ball valve even more. My...

i can try to close the ball valve even more. My question is, at what point do you know if you close the ball valve so much that it can't dissolve co2? I have the output open at 10%, i notice water...
Forum: DIY 02-12-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
yes, I meant to say am. Reactor is on its own...

yes, I meant to say am. Reactor is on its own pump. I bump up the bps last night and notice 1.5 inch of air space at the top now. I wonder if it's not gassing off fast enough.
Forum: DIY 02-11-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
so guys, I have the cerges finally working as...

so guys, I have the cerges finally working as expected. There's no more air bubbles at the top after I closed the ball valve on the output by 80%. I have the regulator set to 20psi. I turn on co2...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By andyl9063
Find a good dual stage regulator, mouse solenoid,...

Find a good dual stage regulator, mouse solenoid, and a good needle valve.

Fabco nv55, clippard mouse solenoid, and dual stage regulator.
I got fabco for $50, mouse solenoid for 20, and a dual...
Forum: DIY 02-04-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
Yeah, that's not possible. But I think I solved...

Yeah, that's not possible. But I think I solved it by closing the output ball valve, but not all the way. This increased the pressure and the water in the reactor seem to stay full now.
Thanks.
Forum: DIY 02-04-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By andyl9063
i think i solved it by increasing output...

i think i solved it by increasing output pressure. This is done by closing off the output ball valve, but not all the way.
Forum: DIY 02-03-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
not quite since i'm still working out my co2...

not quite since i'm still working out my co2 rate... I haven't gotten it to where I want yet. I set it to come on 1 hour before/after lights. After period, it's 1/4 full.
I'm using a 200gph pump,...
Forum: DIY 02-03-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
yea... i think it's because of so much co2 inside...

yea... i think it's because of so much co2 inside the reactor...if I purge it, it goes back to full, but then it'll drop again. I might have to adjust output via ball valve.
Forum: DIY 02-03-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 193,331
Posted By andyl9063
for #2, you're just simply reducing the outflow...

for #2, you're just simply reducing the outflow by adjusting the ball valve to decrease water going out of reactor?
I'm having issues with water being full in the reactor and then 1/4 full later...
Forum: DIY 02-03-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By andyl9063
could it be co2 as well???? well the pump is...

could it be co2 as well???? well the pump is under water so that shouldn't be possible. I'll try it without co2 and see if same behavior.
Forum: DIY 02-03-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By andyl9063
I have been adjusting needle valve to have enough...

I have been adjusting needle valve to have enough co2 for a 210 gallon. I have been running only cerges.
Forum: DIY 02-03-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By andyl9063
well i have a pump pumping water into it, why do...

well i have a pump pumping water into it, why do I need to fill it with water? I purge it and it went to full and after co2 period, next day, it was down to 1/4. Then I turn on pump to start reactor...
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