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Old 09-21-2003, 05:18 PM   #16
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Hmm.. the use of a airstone on a DIY system can lead to some pretty dramatic results. If the airstone plugs you can get a hell of a mess.
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Old 09-22-2003, 02:45 PM   #17
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Rex is right, with the reactor, there's no need for an airstone, it's just a liability.
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Old 09-22-2003, 10:04 PM   #18
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Awww man!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyhow....I have kept the stone in for now but will remove it shortly. I see that you guys are right. The reactor does not destroy the little bubbles...just stirs them to the top where they become one bubble that gets fractured apart. I agree....i see no reason for the stone and will remove it! Thanks!

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Ps the initial prefilter was to PREVENT the clogging of the stone...since no stone then no need for BULKY prefilter....Make sense?

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Old 09-23-2003, 12:39 AM   #19
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Guttboy, before you beat me over the head for this post let me explain that the following site is in japanesee. I have this thing for searching all over the world no matter the language to find DIY sites. I came across this one with great pictures that may help. It's plans for a micro CO2 diffuser for a small tank. I am workning on the translation as I write. ops:

http://www.ae.wakwak.com/~katsu2/aqu...iy_co2/diy.htm
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Old 09-23-2003, 12:57 AM   #20
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No way would I beat you over the head! Very cool pics....sort of like the one I have now but using a different principle. Thanks!

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Old 03-27-2004, 07:55 AM   #21
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Dont worry about it guttboy, if you have it sealed well, then it might take up to 3 days for the bubbling to start, esp when the yeast is from the fridge. I dont add yeast anymore, just throw most of the mixture, then save a little bit and just add sugar and water again, and in about 2 hours, its gonna start bubbling like crazy!. I'm using two 2 liter bottles, and experimenting with using flour or flour/sugar combo on my 75gallon us.
what's the purpose of using flour?
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Old 03-27-2004, 08:10 AM   #22
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Dont worry about it guttboy, if you have it sealed well, then it might take up to 3 days for the bubbling to start, esp when the yeast is from the fridge. I dont add yeast anymore, just throw most of the mixture, then save a little bit and just add sugar and water again, and in about 2 hours, its gonna start bubbling like crazy!. I'm using two 2 liter bottles, and experimenting with using flour or flour/sugar combo on my 75gallon us.
what is your method for "saving" your old yeast? do you dump out the water and leave the bottom sludge (<--- is the sludge the yeast?) or do you mix it up real good and then dump out most of it except a little, then refill it with water and sugar?
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Where does one get those irrigator drip things? Home Despot?
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Guttboy, before you beat me over the head for this post let me explain that the following site is in japanesee. I have this thing for searching all over the world no matter the language to find DIY sites. I came across this one with great pictures that may help. It's plans for a micro CO2 diffuser for a small tank. I am workning on the translation as I write. ops:

http://www.ae.wakwak.com/~katsu2/aqu...iy_co2/diy.htm
That link links to here:

http://park6.wakwak.com/~katsu2/

I was able to translate it with Alta Vistas Babelfish. Its rough but it may work.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/tr
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Old 03-28-2004, 05:30 PM   #25
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Where does one get those irrigator drip things? Home Despot?
I want to know the same thing
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Home depots sell them. They are at the garden area (outdoor).
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what irrigator drip are you guys talking about?
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Old 03-29-2004, 04:55 AM   #28
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It's to replace the bulkhead fitting for bottle cap .
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