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Old 04-04-2014, 09:21 PM   #31
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Here's a picture of my co2 setup. It's still a work in progress. Im using an airstone for diffuser since im still waiting for my glass ceramic diffusers to get here and I would rather use this than the ugly stock diffuser this comes with.

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Many people don't know this but if you break off the tip of a bamboo chopstick and shove that in the airline tubing it makes a great diffuser.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:23 PM   #32
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Many people don't know this but if you break off the tip of a bamboo chopstick and shove that in the airline tubing it makes a great diffuser.
@cyfan - thanks for that ill give it a try and see how well it diffuses because the airstone is really terrible but its better than nothing

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Old 04-04-2014, 10:45 PM   #33
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So the regulator in this photo is the one from fluval 20g co2 kit right? You use two co2 tube, 1 input to bubble counter and 1 output from bubble counter to your airstone?
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So the regulator in this photo is the one from fluval 20g co2 kit right? You use two co2 tube, 1 input to bubble counter and 1 output from bubble counter to your airstone?
Yes it's the same regulator although the cartridge is different. I cut the tube to connect the bubble counter and airstone together although I still need to put a couple check valves in there. Tomorrow I'm gonna go pick up a better diffuser and since it's day of my water change I will see what other goodies I pick up
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:13 PM   #35
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So the regulator in this photo is the one from fluval 20g co2 kit right? You use two co2 tube, 1 input to bubble counter and 1 output from bubble counter to your airstone?


Here's another pic for you. The fluval regulator valve has a check valve in the line that goes to the bubble counter and also another that goes from bubble counter to diffuser. Today I woke up and the bubble counter was full of water and only inches from siphoning back to the valve.

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Old 04-05-2014, 06:24 PM   #36
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Update pic! Well guys the hairgrass is showing fast growth almost immediately shooting runners. Baby tears decayed and are almost wiped out. I took a few more from my high tech 8 gallon to give it another shot. I suspect they decayed since I was dosing 20X the reccomended amount of excel because I hoped it would provide more than plenty co2 to keep up with the high light, but now that I have decent pressurized co2 going in maybe it'll be different. If the baby tears dont make it im gonna give up and plant all hairgrass. Another problem im having is when I siphon water out as im pulling the siphon out it drops remaining water in the chamber and messes up the whole scape.

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Old 04-06-2014, 03:38 AM   #37
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Thanks, thÝs is exactly what i want to see. As i know the babytears are doing good with co2 and good light condition. How is your fluval co2 kit run so far?

I need to get bubble counter in order to run a small setup like this kit. The bubble counter you are using is the Fluval 88g bubble counter right?
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:17 AM   #38
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Nice find on the replacement cartridges! I have one of those Fluval kits somewhere. I'm going to have to dig it up and take it to the bike store and see what I find.

The tank is looking good, I hope the baby tears take hold!
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Thanks, thÝs is exactly what i want to see. As i know the babytears are doing good with co2 and good light condition. How is your fluval co2 kit run so far?

I need to get bubble counter in order to run a small setup like this kit. The bubble counter you are using is the Fluval 88g bubble counter right?
Yea the bubble counter i bought is made by fluval for the 88g version. It's running really good no complaints here. Really easy to adjust I run 1bps for this tank. I hope the baby tears bounce back but regardless they are slow growers and I'm very impatient haha so I might end up planting the hairgrass but I'll give it a few months I hope they make it!!
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Nice find on the replacement cartridges! I have one of those Fluval kits somewhere. I'm going to have to dig it up and take it to the bike store and see what I find.

The tank is looking good, I hope the baby tears take hold!
Thanks nomad I really hope so too I can't afford to lose any more since my supply from my growout tank is running low and can't afford to pull any more out. The previous batch completely melted hopefully these do well since there won't be as much co2 fluctuations. I'm using a 13w fluval PC bulb 67k and I've seen this thing grow mad algae on a 8 gallon before so it might be overkill on this 2 gallon haha we'll see.
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How is this co2 setup running so far? Any good result? Today I just purchase two nano glass diffuser from my local for just $5 total. I still need bubble counter so I can test out the same way as your.
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Well guys I was bored today so I tore up one of my tanks today because my 38 is ready to get going and pretty much transfered all my plants and media over. But I didn't want to put moss in my new tank at least not yet especially since it's mixed with riccia ugghh I can't separate that stuff anymore and it floats and I would hate having riccia get tangled up in my dhg again lol. Long story short I'm left with a huge amount of moss and I didn't want to throw it away so I decided why not rescape the spec ha! I still have some work to do but for now I like how it came out.

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For now I threw in some baby assassin snails since the moss most likely has some pond snail eggs, in the second picture you can see a pond snail on top of the moss I pulled him out already but I know it's probably already too late.

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