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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-21-2018, 07:42 AM
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I'm kind of in your boat. 55 gallon super uber high tech with [censored][censored][censored][censored]ton of plants and mounts of ADA soil. Until last week, I added KH to 2 in my rode water but it basically goes to zero within 2 days. My PH with CO2 on is between 5.5 and 5-6 and fish/shrimp are doing fine. I think I'll just stop raising KH and see what happens.
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-21-2018, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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My PH with CO2 on is between 5.5 and 5-6 and fish/shrimp are doing fine. I think I'll just stop raising KH and see what happens.
Please let me know how it goes. inquiring minds, and all that.

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The needle valve is a Hoke Milli-Mite 1300 Series (1325 H2B to be exact). Wanted it in stainless, but this one came along brand new for a steal. The long brass bit is a Clippard MJCV-1 check valve.
Do you mind if I ask what each of those units cost?

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I paid $30 for the Hoke on the bay, and $13 for the check valve on Amazon.

There is a pretty amazing list of metering valves for these builds by @Bettatail HERE.

Prices can vary but patience and some evilbay hunting and you can score. The check valve can be found for $5-$7 from a lot of places, but for some insane reason the shipping on Clippard parts is almost always crazy. That $6 check valve is $15-$20 most places, plus wait time. Amazon prime I paid $13 and had it in 2 days.

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