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  1. Equipment
    I just set up a DIY CO2 reactor (yeast and sugar, 2x2 liter bottles) on my 55 gallon planted tank. I have a small shrimp colony and moderately stocked with community fish. I have a fluval 407 canister and 2 sponge filters (shrimps love them). In order to keep the CO2 from gassing off I put a...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey guys, currently have a 75 gallon aquarium and posted a few days ago regarding paintball co2 and diy co2. I got some nice responses and am realizing that unless I commit to a expensive pressurized system, I would need to replace the diy and paintball co2 biweekly which is def not possible...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hey guys, so I recently got a second tank and suddenly dosing thrive is no longer economically sound. I just got a DIY CO2 reactor, and am currently running it in my 10 gallon but plant on splitting it between my 10 and 15 gallon aquariums. This sounds dumb, but I am confused as to how you can...
  4. Tank Journals
    I have just swapped a 10 for a 29. Its not so much a jungle yet, as it is a trimmed yard. All the plants were in my 10, after some pruning and culling to get rid of algae-ridden leaves. My lights are coming tomorrow, in the meantime I'm using my garden seedling T5 HO. Heater is coming in 2...
  5. Equipment
    I hope y'all had a very Merry Christmas! This is my first post here, but about my thousandth visit! I am so grateful for all of the shared expertise and experience on the part of you faithful aquarists. I'd like to start off my PTF.net activity with a thank you for all of the time you all spend...
  6. Equipment
    Hello everyone, I have my tank set up and I've been trying to figure out how to properly run my CO2. I have this kit with a fluval bubble counter and diffuser. If anyone else has this kit or knows any knowledge, how do you work it so that the pressure is released so that I can put a fresh mix...
  7. DIY
    Rather than bubbling CO2, which probably wastes 99.9+% of it, have people tried an inverted underwater container holding CO2 exposed to the water? If the enclosed bubble surface area remains constant and there is good tank circulation, the rate of diffusion would remain constant, and a...
  8. Equipment
    Bought a DIY CO2 kit off Amazon for $15 which calls for the citric acid + baking soda recipe, which is as follows Bottle A: 200 grams citric acid, 20oz water Bottle B: 200 grams baking soda, 6.5oz water I've played around with the needle valve and the most I've been able to get out of the...
  9. DIY
    I'm doing some eBay hunting, trying to find all the pieces I need for a DIY CO2 system. I understand I need an on/off valve for my paintball tank and am wondering if this piece would do the job. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
  10. Tank Journals
    From first set up of what I have,until the tank is all set up. Including the test/prestage/growing of the plants in a 10 gallon... I found someone giving away what they called a 75 gallon (it was a 125H gallon in reality), and want to set it up as a freshwater with live plants. I don't have any...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi All, So I'm not new to nano tanks but I am new to CO2. I've done a number of DIY setups now, but just recently put a DIY setup in my work 5.5 gallon planted tank. All my parameters are well within proper ranges except for hardness (my water is very very soft) and my PH keeps bouncing...
  14. DIY
    I'm setting up a yeast co2 reactor using a 3 liter bottle for my 10 gallon tank. The co2 is primarily for the hairgrass in hopes of making it carpet, the tank also has myrio, water sprite, and anubias nana. What bps should I aim for to achieve 30ppm co2? I currently use some excel and wish to...
  15. Plants
    Lately it seems like there's been a lot of debate whether plants like swords and crypts, etc, actually need root supplements, or will do just as well with only water column dosing. I've always taken it for granted that they did need it, but Ive never actually tried any of them without it...
  16. Planted Nano Tanks
    Im in the process of cycling my 2.5 gallon standard tank and just have a few questions. I am running the Palm Azoo HOB filter with dark fluorite substrate. I am wanting to stock this tank with some shrimp, micro crabs, and horned nerite snail. I have had planted tanks in the past and currently...
  17. Equipment
    So I've started my co2 today it consists of a 2L bottle on 30g tank I've modified a small Elite pump to disperse co2 my question is can it be producing too much co2 ? The pump is working fantastic I mean it has a zillion fine co2 bubbles coming out of it alot more then I expected the co2 will be...
  18. Equipment
    Okay so I think Ive got a pretty good system together. I have two one liter bottles for reactor chambers (that were sitting behind my desk anyway) and a pint bottle for an overflow catch Also I have put together a valve system so I can control flow and dump CO2 out of the system before it gets...
  19. DIY
    I need to replace my leaky soda bottle setup and was thinking of using PVC pipe (4" pressure rated pipe not foam core). But I have heard horror stories of PVC shattering under pressure. I know some people have setups using PVC but I want to make sure that the idea is not crazy/dangerous.
  20. DIY
    Does anyone have a good design for a wine bottle CO2 setup? I found a couple of old threads, but all the pictures are gone. I want to add yeast-based CO2 to a couple of tanks, and I'd like it to be visually appealing so my wife doesn't get mad. Looking for the best stopper/tube design and a...
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