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Old 04-28-2010, 02:27 AM   #16
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Dual stage pic is busted in second post.
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thanks for taking the tim to put this together!
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:28 AM   #18
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Wow Anthony! Nice job buddy.

Moderators, this should probably be posted as a sticky somewhere.

BTW, I can't wait to hook up my pH controller "luxury item" later this week.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:30 AM   #19
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Dual stage pic is busted in second post.
And fixed.

Thanks for all the comments everyone. I had this posted on another forums for the longest time, and I don't normally cross-post, but I thought this was an exception, since it could be useful here.

If anyone has any other suggestions/tips to point out, let me know, and I can add them in.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:41 AM   #20
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MAN!,i bet that took you forever
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bumpin' for a great freakin' thread!
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MAN!,i bet that took you forever
A couple hours
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Nice write up!

Two comments:
#1 I think you meant that all 'normal' sized co2 tanks (i.e. 5# or more) are about equal per # to refill, but it reads like 20oz tanks are included, which is clearly false as they are very cost ineffective.

#2 You mention a diffuser as being recommended (i.e. not necessary) but then go on to describe a diffusion method as essential. This is a bit confusing. You might want to discuss different diffusion strategies/devices any one of which is necessary - just sticking a co2 line in the water won't cut it.
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#1 I think you meant that all 'normal' sized co2 tanks (i.e. 5# or more) are about equal per # to refill, but it reads like 20oz tanks are included, which is clearly false as they are very cost ineffective.
This has been fixed. I added in a line saying that smaller tanks are essentially cost ineffective due to the cost/pound of gas.

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#2 You mention a diffuser as being recommended (i.e. not necessary) but then go on to describe a diffusion method as essential. This is a bit confusing. You might want to discuss different diffusion strategies/devices any one of which is necessary - just sticking a co2 line in the water won't cut it.
I'd like to think of them as two separate ideas. A diffuser is recommended (but not necessary), while diffusion of the CO2 tank (regardless of how you want to diffuse it) is essential.

Some people opt to use an inline reactor, or even sticking the CO2 line near their filter intake, both of which are diffusion methods, but not a diffuser, per se.
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Superb!!!!!!! Exactly what I've been needing to help understand more about co2!!!!!!! Thank you so much!
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They are two separate ideas - that was my point. "A" diffusion method is not optional, a diffuser is (as is any other particular diffusion device). This could be much clearer, if this intended as a noob walkthrough.
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Edited, and hopefully it's a little clearer

I'm not too sure how to reword it without introducing more ambiguity.
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They are two separate ideas - that was my point. "A" diffusion method is not optional, a diffuser is (as is any other particular diffusion device). This could be much clearer, if this intended as a noob walkthrough.
As being a co2 newb, I'd get a diffuser... I think its pretty much mandatory... imo, but you guys know your stuff so I'm just sayin...
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:24 AM   #29
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Nice detailed write-up, but I think part of the issue here and speaking to what macclellan was referring to is you have a heading titled:

Here are the essential pieces of equipment you will need

I think this should be

Here are the essential COMPONENTS you will need

and you need to add dissolution method to it, since you MUST have a method to dissolve.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:30 AM   #30
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Yes, that's right on. Put the focus on function, many ways to dissolve, etc.
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