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Old 03-07-2012, 10:46 PM   #196
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:33 AM   #197
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Brah....I never would consider anything else for CO2 other than a needle wheel pump. I will never use anything else ever again. And yes, you need another CO2 set up, if anything, just to anger the wife. It's good to keep them on their toes! ;D Just don't tell my wife that!

YOU NEED BIGGER PICTURES!!!!!! Cannot "see" the progress....only green in the tank, black tank outline, and white light. MOAR pictures, please!
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:03 AM   #198
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YOU NEED BIGGER PICTURES!!!!!! Cannot "see" the progress....only green in the tank, black tank outline, and white light. MOAR pictures, please!
I saw this earlier when I was on my laptop in a recording session and wanted to say the same thing. Bigger pictures man.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #199
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lol u guys are crazy.... you're right i need bigger pictures, but for some reason the site has been telling me i've reached my file size limit or quota or something

i've been trying to upload the biggest image sizes for the past week now. i'll take a bunch of pics this morning and see what i can do :P

ps... oh yes mu wife is going away this april... and oh yes i will be visiting the 125g tank for sale at pet warehouse :O


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Old 03-08-2012, 12:52 PM   #200
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so i tried to upload better pics and i got the exceed quota msg again gah! do i have to upgrade mu tpt membership or something? or maybe i need to use a 3rd party image hosting service... idk

btw.. (i know this is a noob question but...) whats a needle wheel pump?! :O is that a powerhead?


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Old 03-08-2012, 01:00 PM   #201
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so i tried to upload better pics and i got the exceed quota msg again gah! do i have to upgrade mu tpt membership or something? or maybe i need to use a 3rd party image hosting service... idk

btw.. (i know this is a noob question but...) whats a needle wheel pump?! :O is that a powerhead?


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Old 03-08-2012, 01:25 PM   #202
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Oh Fish! You're KILLIN' ME!! Just kidding, Bro.....

You have to use a third party...flickr, shutterfly, photobucket, that type of thing. I like photobucket the best, but anything will do. Once you upload your pics to that site, it will give you an address which usually looks like "[IMG/www.photobucket.com/..........IMG]"; on photobucket there are four options for these image links, and it is the "bottom" selection that I use.....I don't think the top three selections work for posting pics here. It takes a little finagling, but if I can get it to work, so should you. After selecting the "right" image link to use, you just highlight it, and copy and paste it here in a new post (or you can Edit an old post and add the picture too). You can use any size (pixel by pixel), but I would use the default selection of 800x600 for starters. You can go "bigger," but then people here start screaming that it "takes too long to load your pictures," and so on.

A needle wheel pump is NOT a powerhead, though some powerheads do have needle wheels in them. What I talking about is a pump with a needle wheel mechanism inside the actual pump that "chops up" the CO2 gas into extremely fine bubbles, and is usually attached to a spray bar in the fish tank that pumps out water/fine bubbles of CO2 intermixed. :lol: This is the needle wheel itself:
http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...fr=ytff1-yff80

This is the pump that it goes into:
http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...fr=ytff1-yff80

In the last pic, you can see the tubing attached; this is where the CO2 would go into. Then, it is "sucked" into the needle wheel/pump housing and pump out again. It's missing the tubing that would bring in aquarium water into and out of the actual pump, so it may be a little difficult to visualize. The tubing that brings water into the pump would connect to the same side as the CO2 tubing; the tubing that pumps water out would be on the other side where you see the output opening (to left of the "G300" sticker).

In my opinion, it works better than diffusors or reactors....some might argue with me about it.

Anyhow, so now you know!
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:40 PM   #203
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ya i know i'm a noob well check this out and let me know if this works

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Old 03-09-2012, 02:56 AM   #204
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I think I just figured it out crazydaz... woohoo!
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:59 AM   #205
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'Atta Boy, 'atta Boy!!!

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF PLANTED TANK FORUMS; YOU HAVE NOW BECOME JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE!!! :lol:

Well done! I can see that!
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:15 AM   #206
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hey crazy how come my drop checker is reading insufficient?! i've been gassing 3bps for 10hrs/day... this is the 3rd day its happened. :O

does this mean my plants are consuming all the co2? should i increase my bps?


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I would increase the flow first to see. Likely, the flow from the filter isn't fast enough and not all the CO2 is making it "around" the tank. 3 bps should be MORE than enough for your 20 gallon.

When are you checking it? In the morning after all the CO2 has been turned off for 14 hours? Or are you checking it late in the day? Are you seeing pearling or increase in O2 production from your plants?
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:49 PM   #208
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I would increase the flow first to see. Likely, the flow from the filter isn't fast enough and not all the CO2 is making it "around" the tank. 3 bps should be MORE than enough for your 20 gallon.

When are you checking it? In the morning after all the CO2 has been turned off for 14 hours? Or are you checking it late in the day? Are you seeing pearling or increase in O2 production from your plants?
i'm checking when i get home.. the flow is actually quite strong which is why i've been having difficulty placing plants at the rear left corner of my tank. i haven't noticed pearling lately (only during the first week)... i don't hear any hissing or anything but fear i may be leaking co2! i will use a liquid leak detector when i get home this evening.

this kinda sux cuz i've been harping about investing in a long term co2 setup that would last forever etc... and yet i can't even get mine to work with all the troubleshooting i had to do less than 3 weeks in!


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Old 03-09-2012, 02:49 PM   #209
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Looking good, dude.

How's that barclaya doing?
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:17 PM   #210
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Looking good, dude.

How's that barclaya doing?
thanks man... aside from my co2 mystery, i'm happy with the progress of my plant and fish children lol

your barclaya is a total beast man.. it has like 4-5 fronds already, a deep blood red

i'll throw a pic up tonight


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