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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hey! I am new to this forum, and just made the transition over to CO2 injection and have a few questions - tank details: newly set up 45g bow front (my 30 gallon cracked 4 nights ago and I did an emergency tank purchase and change), fluval 306 canister filter, lots of lighting (cannot remember...
  2. Equipment
    Hey guys. So I've been growing DBT for about 3 months now here's what I've been using: - 15l x 15w (13 gallons) tank - Fluval Nano plant lighting (full brightness), 12-15 hours a day - ADA soil, - daily Flourish Exel - weekly dose of NA thrive after water change - standard HOB filter...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi Guys, some advice. I presently run my CO2 via a solenoid, so it automatically turns off at night. Throughout the day my PH indicator turns a nice green colour which is all good, but overnight it goes back to blue and then takes most of the next day to go green again. Is this ok? Or would you...
  4. Equipment
    I am having a problem with the CO2 system in my 40 gal freshwater aquarium (36"w x 15"d x 17"h). I am out of ideas about what else to try. Help would be much appreciated (probably something only a newbie would miss). :help: I am new to CO2--I have only used it since last fall. For a while I had...
  5. Equipment
    New to setting up CO2. I don't really have time to dedicate to a DIY project. Anyone have any thoughts on these two. My budget is 200-250 and it is going on a 20gal tank with a 2.5 canister. I am concerned about End of Tank Dump happening with the GLA since it is single, however they...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi, I am really needing help since I can’t find any good information on this. I have plants only aquarium and since I know that CO2 is good for plant growth I have arrived at this question: What is the and maximum value of CO2 ppm that I can diffuse in the water to get very good effects? And...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, I tried looking this issue on several forums and have found no solution. I'm fairly new to injecting pressurized CO2 into the tank and I just installed a homemade Rex Grigg reactor. However, water appears to be stuck on the CO2 tubing and it's not budging. I have a dual regulator with a...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello everyone! I used to own many planted tanks, but I never fully got into CO2 which was always my dream. I promised myself if I came back to the hobby I would do it with CO2. I am planning on setting up a nano rimless tank. I am set on the Mr.Aqua bookshelf tank. The dimensions are 24” x...
  9. Equipment
    Hi all, After much waiting, I have finally decided to go hi-tech. I am putting together the gear myself! I recently got a second hand CONCOA Multistage CO2 Regulator and a Hoke needle valve. I am looking for recommendations for a good solenoid and a bubble counter, that wont break the bank...
  10. Plants
    Hey all, Been reading the forum for months, just registered now. Got into the hobby only 2.5 years ago with a 37G Marineland kit on an impulse buy. Now, I have 4 tanks (2 240G acrylic, 2 20G, 1 10G), and running out of room for new fish (again). Anyway, 1 of my 240's is...
  11. Equipment
    I have a Fluval evo 13.5 gal tank. I only have plants in it ATM and i would like to add a CO2 system. Anyone have suggestions? The dimensions are 22in wide x 15 in tall 11.5 in deep.
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    CO2 gas failing. I noticed this evening that the regulator cylinder gauge was falling suggesting gas only in the cylinder. It is at 4 bar. It is Friday evening in the UK and I have no idea if the gas will hold out until Monday. This has been due to a leak at the cylinder connection. I have just...
  13. Equipment
    Hi all, I am setting up a 300 gallon 8ft tank with corner overflows/returns and have questions about setting up the CO2 system. 1. For a tank of this length, do you guys recommend having returns on both sides returning the CO2, or is one good enough to distribute well? There is a small...
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey, I've never dosed my 55gal with CO2, but want to get into it. I don't think I want to go with a DIY system because I don't have time to do yeast mixtures. I don't have any clue about the type of regulator and other equipment or how much to dose. Anyone have a quick-help guide for setting...
  15. Equipment
    I've had a 75 gallon tank with mineralized river-run capped with sand substrate, two Kessil a160we LEDs, but i'm having trouble reaching high enough levels of co2, even to prevent higher lighting levels of algae. I use a 20lb canister with a simple timed solenoid regulator and I've been using a...
  16. Low Tech Forum
    Hi! TANK SPECS:My tank is a 20 gal long. There is DHG in it that was introduced about 4 days ago. It has a 30 Aquaclear with a corner sponge filter rated for 10 gallons. Substrate is eco complete on the bottom with about 1-2 inches of regular PetSmart sand on top. Water conditions- I cannot say...
  17. DIY
    http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pGallery.php?do=view&id=12009[/IMG] Currently have a 20 long tank with diy yeast-sugar co2 with ecocomplete substrate and normal sand substrate on top. The tank contains seiryu rocks for shrimp that I will later add and it has a 30 Aquaclear with a corner...
  18. Equipment
    Hi all, I got this tank from a fellow who works in welding. Just like to know that how is the tank looks like ? Since its my first pressurised co2 system, a bit scared to keep a tank in the home. The fellow says the tank is hydro tested for 10 years and good for an other 7 years. I see some...
  19. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've experienced a number of problems with my tank and I thought maybe someone here could help. In the past couple weeks I lost all my badis, a number of shrimp, and just today I lost my beloved halfmoon betta. My tank is a 12 gl fluval edge and is close to 3 years old. It's planted but not...
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