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Recent content by jonny_ftm

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    Up CO2 Atomizer - Feedback after 22 months and cleaning ques

    Hi, First, the feedback after 22 months of use: I never cleaned the atomizer in those 22 months. It never leaked and I never had to increase my working pressure. The working pressure is near 30 psi (2.0 to 2.1 bar). So, it is important to have a good CO2 circuit to avoid leaking in tube...
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    UP CO2 Atomiser Problem

    No, this needs 2.0 to 2.1 bars to operate, so around 30 PSI. Below that, you'll have all sort of issues you describe. So, you need an adjustable regulator with up to 2.5 bars limit + a very good needle valve to keep a fine tuning with that pressure
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    wave regulator and up atomizer problem?

    Up Atomizer needs 2.0 to 2.1 bars to work (around 30 psi) Yheck if your reg has adjustable working pressure above 2.0 bars, or you're stuck
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    Which type of CO2 system poll?

    Yes, and I don't see bubbles unless very close to tank. They are so small... If you see them, then just turn down CO2: spares CO2 and very efficient
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    Which type of CO2 system poll?

    Sometimes, misting was shown to be much more efficient than any 100% total dissolution and in most cases leads to much less CO2 use compared to an external reactor
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    Which type of CO2 system poll?

    The cheap CO2 Atomizer (external inline ceramic misting, search ebay for it) is an incredible CO2 bomb machine. Anyone should give it a try Sadely, I never could compare it to my external AM1000 on my 230L as I stopped the tank before I start the experiment. Based on what I see in my 12 gal +...
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    Eleocharis acicularis trimming

    Thanks I hope it will grow slower :-) But, with Eleocharis, even if not trimmed with very high CO2, it didn't show any problems till about 8 months. Trimming the moss is a real pain in the ... though. As mosses sink, it is very hard to get the small debris out of the tank.
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    Eleocharis acicularis trimming

    Hi, here's the feedback 3 weeks later, with low CO2, less dosing, Riccia was completely rescaped and growed in 2 weeks as in the photo: Also, this is now under lower Co2 (from 48 bpm to only 6 bpm), Waterchange 10% (2-3L) /week (was 60% /week), no more dosing macro, TPN only 1ml /week No...
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    Dry start: my 11gal nano (Title was: Hardscaping my 2nd try)

    Re: Dry start: my 11gal nano (Title was: Hardscaping my 2nd Many thanks for all the feedback Tank is still running, so healthy. Since 3 weeks now, I pushed the limits: Co2 moved from 46 bpm to only 6 bpm Waterchange: 10% (2-3L) /week (was 60% /week) No more dosing macro TPN only 1ml /week...
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    Eleocharis acicularis trimming

    Thank you all for the feedback No problem with nutrients/CO2 as plants are doing very well and no algae. I still do 50-60% WC every week. It is hard to trim it close to the roots. The runners are above the ground often and of different height, so it would end up with many plants cut under the...
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    Eleocharis acicularis trimming

    Hi In the nano in my signature, I have a nice Eleocharis background going great since 8 months of immersion without any trimming. I only control the new roots so that they don't invade whole tank. It is now becoming too dense and I noticed subtle signs of potential problems due to the density...
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    Dry start: my 11gal nano (Title was: Hardscaping my 2nd try)

    Re: Dry start: my 11gal nano (Title was: Hardscaping my 2nd Hi, Here's how it is going now, 7 months after immersion. High CO2, low light and low maintenance really. WC every week, 50% that takes 15mn total because of volume. No syphoning at all (low fish load, many shrimps an snails to do...
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    Dry start: my 11gal nano (Title was: Hardscaping my 2nd try)

    Re: Dry start: my 11gal nano (Title was: Hardscaping my 2nd Thank you both for the nice comments. I really love the low maintenance it needs. Low light helps a lot Shrimps do well, RCS breed no problems. CRS on the other hand are another story. I lost 80% of them because of my first calcareous...
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    Dry start: my 11gal nano (Title was: Hardscaping my 2nd try)

    Re: Dry start: my 11gal nano (Title was: Hardscaping my 2nd Was bored from P. Helferi in the front and liked a shorter plant, easy to maintain. As my floating riccia that started with 0.5in diameter became a 6in diameter circle shading too much light, I decided to use a riccia carpet Glosso...
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    Dry start: my 11gal nano (Title was: Hardscaping my 2nd try)

    Re: Dry start: my 11gal nano (Title was: Hardscaping my 2nd Here's how it grows, 0.9wpg light. Glosso adapted to extreme low light and now grows quickly and responds to trimming by launching many shoots. P. Helferi needs a little more time as I trimmed and replanted it in a more spaced...
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