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  1. Equipment
    I am trying to get into a pressurized CO2 system and have been struggling with actually get it running for 2 years now which is just insane! Here is the setup: 20 LB CO2 Tank Victor VTS-253C (Originally tried 453, but way too large and a blown stage) Clippard Mouse Solinoid Fabico NV-55-18...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello folks, I need some guidance as far as my options go. I purchased 110g acrylic tank, been sanding and buffing it for past 20 hours. Today I filled it with water and tested for leaks. Turns out I have slow dripping leak on the back top left side at the seam. I did some reading and I could...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    During my weekly water change, I noticed that all four corner seals are riddled with bubbles. Most are small, but some are over half a centimeter. I don't know how long they've been there- I just noticed them today, but I bought the tank off Craigslist about 18 months ago, so there's no...
  4. Equipment
    Just hooked up my SR Aquaristik regulator to a brand new CO2 cylinder and I'm getting a small leak coming from where the regulator threads on to the cylinder valve. I've tried wrenching the nut down as tight as I can but it's still leaking slightly. I've thought about pipe dope or Teflon tape...
  5. Equipment
    Hello, I have been using a Fluval Ceramic 88g-CO2 Diffuser for several months now and it has been working great with my DIY co2 gen. The problem is that over time the airline tubing seems to loosen up and start leaking around where the tube meets the diffuser. I am trying to find a diffuser...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I went to do a water change yesterday on my 48g Bowfront only to notice the water level down about half an inch from the previous day. Then I looked at the base of the tank and saw water! I checked my hoses and airlines as well as the sides of the tank. No signs of leaking there, so I can...
  7. Equipment
    I have a pressurized CO2 system with a 22" tall Cerges Reactor for distribution in a 55gal tank. The CO2 is on a timer and is on for about 8 hours a day (turns on/off an hour before lights turn on/off respectively). I just had to refill the 5lb CO2 tank after 3 months of use. Do I have a leak...
  8. Equipment
    It's been a long time since I've posted here, but I know it's a very knowledgeable community and I'm hoping that someone is available that might provide some help. I've got a 50g planted tank with an Eheim 2026 that I've had for probably about 7 years or so. Today I cleaned the filter, and...
  9. Equipment
    First of all, since this is my inaugural post, hello! I am in need of some advice. Very recently I purchased a brand new Aqueon 36 bow. I have also bought just about everything to get a low-tech planted tank setup, new lighting, eco-complete, filtration, heater, etc. A handy friend is going to...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    can u break a tank from to much weight? if i take my 30 gallon tank cover the bottem with about an inch of sand and just stack as many rocks as i can fit then fill it with water will the bottem crack or would the sides split. i plan on stacking pretty thin flat slate rocks 2-3 levels high...
  11. Equipment
    can u break a tank from to much weight? if i take my 30 gallon tank cover the bottem with about an inch of sand and just stack as many rocks as i can fit then fill it with water will the bottem crack or would the sides split. i plan on stacking pretty thin flat slate rocks 2-3 levels high and im...
  12. Equipment
    Just that. There are sometimes small dribbles of water that leak out at the area where the lid is sealed with the canister but more specifically around some of the nuts that hold the lid. All the nuts are fully tightened as well. I'm thinking about just putting a silicone around the areas so...
  13. DIY
    Hey guys, first post in this forum. I don't normally post in forums, but I really don't know where else to get help for my electrical build. I am designing and building my own water circuit breaker that is tripped when a leak is detected. When a water sensor is tripped, it cuts off the...
  14. Equipment
    For months now, I could not figure out why my CO2 canister was depleted in 2 days worth of time. Finally, I decided to dip the hose in the tank. AHA! BUBBLES! I have a Red Sea paintball canister setup, and it came with rubber hose. I have no idea what the diameter is. Know or not, I...
  15. The Lounge & Introductions
    I was filling my tank when the bucket slipped out of my hands and spilled water all over a bookshelf and stack of papers sitting nearby. A lot of my important papers and several books are soaked, and I don't think there's much of a way to clean paper. The tank is healthy, no sign of any disease...
  16. Equipment
    I got a Rena Filstar XP3 thrown in with my 75G tank that I'm setting up now. I'm planning on pretty heavily planted with some fish (not a ton, but maybe ~30 inches?). I'm using a Hydor in-line heater and a Rex reactor for CO2. The filter ran fine for about a week before I added the reactor and...
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