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Old 09-22-2011, 05:43 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by JasonG75 View Post
NOW: About the DIY in a 55. I think you're going to run into consistancy issue (which lead to BBA) unless you stay on top of the changing out of reactors. When I ran a diy co2 on my 55 I ran 2, cooked in 3 day intervals. This helped until I got lazy and tired of the frequent changing.

OH YEA the tank looks Fantastic..and your ghost Knife would like a tube like structure.
Changing it every three days seems like a lot of work. I change each every 8 days or so, and it seems like it would worth the money just to get a pressurized system.
My reaction doesn't start for at least 12 hours. Not sure why.

The Ghost Knife does have a piece of slate for a cave. He does seem more shy since I took his second cave out, but I am hoping he will come out more once the plants thicken up.
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