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  1. Equipment
    I just received a complete new system from Co2Art and as soon as I go to test it for the first time it has a leak. Has anyone experienced this before? The leaks are coming from the places with the red arrows in the picture. I have tightened everything and it still leaks. It emptied out an entire...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello all, this is my first post in this forum. I am new here and would like to a part of you :) So my question is abou PH KH and co2 table. In the morning after 12 hours of aeration and no co2 i am testink PH KH levels in the tank before the lights and co2 turns on. The PH is 6,5 and KH is...
  3. DIY
    can i take a bubble counter fill it with filter media to break up bubbles? i hear the ceramic disk set up can waste co2 i was thinking maybe i can do both? :icon_ques
  4. DIY
    i recently bought a paintball set up ...is there a way to hook up two co2 tanks and use one to alternate? thank you in advance :)
  5. Equipment
    Hi All I'm new around here so just thought I'd introduce myself and ask some, probably dumb, questions! So, I've always kept fish as a kid, with the aid of my Mother. For as long as I can remember we'd have huge tanks filled with tropical fish, and smaller tanks for breeding livebearers in...
  6. Lighting
    I'm looking for input and opinions on the best LED fixture for a 30" deep 4' 150gallon aquarium. I want to go with live plants and want to go with LEDs. I don't know if there are LED fixtures that put enough lumens into that depth. Also will I need CO2? If so, recommendations?
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I am a beginner aquatic horticulturist an (algae grower according to The Planted Tank and my personal tank.) I had a tank with 3 plants a plug of Dwarf Hair Grass a Micro China Sword and Baby-tears. I got a little carried away and got all of these before i got enough light or CO2 in the tank and...
  8. Equipment
    On my 70gal tank if I set my regulator to 25psi and diffuse at 2-3BPS I get no reading on my drop checker? I have to turn my parker MV H3L up to 2, 9 anyone who has one of these or seen one know what I mean. I have my CO2 running to a Ista Max Mix right now but i had it hooked to a duetto 100...
  9. Equipment
    Is there even such a thing, right now I'm useing the hose they sell at HD but I noticed its bigger/thicker than the air line they sell at LFS. Question is which is the best bet to go with an where can I get it from?
  10. Equipment
    Has anyone used this diffuser before and also used it as a bubble counter to set their CO2 system? I know u can put water in it and sort of see bubbles and use those to set it and forget it ( CO2 system ).
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi I have both a pressurised and DIY CO2 stytem running in my Fluval Edge 23l. When i moved to the pressurised system, instead of give up on the DIY which works well I though that it would be a good idea to output the DIY system via a sintered glass atomiser stone into the bottom of the hang...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm asking because I'm looking to make a purchase. The local pet shop is selling some and I'm very curious. I have a 30 gallon tank currently. It's a dirt tank and to be honest my hopes are to say that my plants "grow like crazy" and I'm hoping to find this with CO2 and other good stuff of course.
  13. Equipment
    I am currently in the need of some major help with my pressurized co2 system. I have been using a paintball setup to pump co2 in my tank, but I recently came across a nice 5# vessel for a good price. My regulator is designed for the paintball canisters, and when I put it on the 5# tank it leaks...
  14. DIY
    Hell all, I am having a speck of trouble with my new co2 yeast reactor. It is in an ocean spray bottle I added 2 cups sugar, i packet yeast and a pinch of baking soda. Noticed that it was producing a ton of bubbles So I divided by 2 and refilled the balance with water. I am using a...
  15. Equipment
    I was wondering if anyone has tried this. My DIY is okay, but my fiancé worries about it leaking. I probably wont go out and buy the little refil packs, as i have a TON of yeast and sugat at home. how effective is this system? Any suggestions for better ones? I'm really tight on cash, so cheaper...
  16. Equipment
    i recently bought this oxygen tank off my cousin, and i was wondering if any members had any thoughts on where to go from here. i called around my city (San Antonio) to see if i could turn this tank into a co2 tank and they said i could and gave me a few breakdowns on cost. info: tank cost...
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    A) I'll just get to the point, what size co2 system is best for the fluval edge??? 1a)What kind of canister? 1ab) this goes along with question 1a: if the canister is a specific size, what equipment would you need for it. For example, does an 20oz co2 canister need to have specific kind of...
  18. Equipment
    So, I recently set up this CO2 bio system for my 20H. It's been setup since Friday but is not yet emitting any bubbles. Does anyone who owns this system know some tricks to getting it to work. Should I replace the mix they supplied with a homemade mix(2 cups sugar/1 tsp. yeast)? All input is...
  19. Equipment
    After some years of keeping fish and struggling to keep my plants the way I wanted them to look, I have decided to invest in a pressurized CO2 system. Because I wanted something "ready to go" and easy, I invested in the Red Sea Co2 500 deluxe system with a solenoid hooked up to my pinpoint pH...
  20. Equipment
    Pressurized CO2 Questions on post #15 I don't exactly get how it diffuses CO2 into the water... I mean I know that it breaks it up into smaller bubbles, but here's what I don't get: If we put it under the filter output, even though it blows around the bubbles, they still rise to the top and...
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