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    OLD FE Cannisters

    Im aware of the 10 year rule to be tested. Chris the test is to confirm the preasure can be held in the canister with out rupturing. I have 3 2kg canisters FREE to anyone in the basingstoke area for pickup. Im after a second 5KG and then get them both filled as i need them.
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    DIY Project DIY Water Changer, No more buckets!!

    Twice now!! :oops:
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    DIY Project DIY Water Changer, No more buckets!!

    The preset depth is what i use and the thing slurps as an alarm when its done i then know to change the setup to fill. I use a Python that i made using new spare parts and my own hose (Cost peanuts that way) use the water to start the syphon... Effortless. As you say watch out on filling. I...
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    OLD FE Cannisters

    How is the best way to dispose of them????
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    what car are we driving?

    Yeah it is nice not to pay much for a fast car!. I remember the days of 4 figures. now days im getting closer to 2 figures!!!!
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    What are you using to store and dose....

    I thought of these as they have a 25ml dose but the trace mix i wanted to make in smaller batches as 1 litre would go off to soon.
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    What are you using to store and dose....

    Im mainly interested in those with larger tanks but comments from all could still help and might help others. Im interested in what you store your mix in and how you measure it out each day. I want to keep it quick and easy so a friend can dose while im on holiday with ease. I have a 500l...
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    Mixing Co2 with water

    After a major leak on my DIY reactor and an Aquamedic 1000 turning up cheap im now using it. I get NO co2 from my bar at all. I have mine VERY close to the filter soo its got to travel a further 2.5m once its out of the reactor. Im also disolving enough to do a 500l tank and i think im a...
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    EI Dosing in a 500L

    Thats fantastic... SOO easy to understand. Thanks
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    what car are we driving?

    I thought i would update with my new car..... Like some i don't car about the price of fuel so here is my new beast.... 5.7v8 with about 400BHP. Whats soo great is i can drive it all day long at 2000rpm and still be going quickly and the car is still having a rest. Makes it a pleasure to drive.
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    EI Dosing in a 500L

    Any help would be good. What amounts should i be putting in to a 500l tank to allow only 1-2 times a week adding. Im already putting in CO2 now my plants clearly need some better nutrition. I only do a 30-40% waterchange a month. Thanks Antony
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    Digital Switch timers...

    Thats my issue i have 3 items all staged. every month i have to resync the clocks.
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    Digital Switch timers...

    Thats perfect.... I only run one pump of that bank of switches so the other 5 that are all timed will runn off that! Why could i not find that....
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    Digital Switch timers...

    Is there anything out there that does multiple feeds? Im fed up with my timers all going out of sync. I want one time to deal with 4 circuits at different times. Is there such a thing?
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    Cheap Soloenoid

    I have this one and its quite when on and the needle valve is very accurate. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dual-Gauge-CO2-Re ... 3a4a90806a Still good after a year
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    I have eggs.....

    so what can i do to make them actually hatch???
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    I have eggs.....

    I have no snails. any snails in the past that made it in the tank got eaten by my bala's
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    I have eggs.....

    I have found in my vallis a load of white eggs with black centers... What are thy from??? None seem to be hatching so i guess there not fertilised. Im trying to work out what has laid them.... How can i work this out.....
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    Nitrate Level Very High

    I gave up monitoring NitrAte a long time ago. My test kit used to show 80ppm in my tap water and about 100ppm in my tank. Now days it is sitting at about 60ppm and goes up on a water change. The kit is not easy to read so as long as its not going up and up on the kit i know its stable and that...
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    UKAPS Baby!!!

    Congrats... I hope this is not contageous... I might never get my tank sorted!!!
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    what car are we driving?

    My beast is this rare little number. Its a Vauxhall Senator with a rare Irmscher kit and wheels. This is one of a handfull in this country. Its great fun too with a mildly tuned 3.0 24v engine. Ported and matched inlets with a 18% larger Throttle Body Full exhaust system, Filter and modified...
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    UKAPS Members Photo Album

    I have yet to test the DB of the bike but it will be at least 110DB based on my old bike hitting that and not even close to as loud.....
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    UKAPS Members Photo Album

    Here is me with my other hobby too.
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    Replacement T8 tubes

    I use Osram T5's as there SOO cheap. If you have a WF Electrics near you, you can pick up the bulbs. I paid 4 quid each for my T5's Im just gonna get some T8's Osram 865's as ther 6500's
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    UKAPS Members Photo Album

    Is that Devils Dyke? Love the bike by the way.
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    splitting anubias

    I split them by hand and break them where they naturally split. as long as it going in to a good tank. I have broken many with no issue.
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    CO2 reactor

    I have mine on a EX1200 and i use reducers and have no issue. Im running it on a 500l tank and have an uncountable stream and get some buildup over a few months. my flow is still good. I have mine tilted rather than straight and this made a difference. Just be aware sometimes the screw in bits...
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    Bubble counters... Who uses them???? [POLL]

    I now use an AM reactor and you can see the counter thats built in but its pointless.... Im now on if its too green/yellow then i just adjust it. my needle valve is very acurate.
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    Andyh's 60L kitchen tank

    Re: New Project "60L kitchen tank" I like that. Very tidy. I know what you mean about drilling the Worktop. That had to be the point of no return!!!
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    Growing on pond with DIY Shower

    I meant to wooden house the filter to tidy it up so its not an eyesore but if its in the tent its not an issue as noone sees it. If thats a Quarantine tank how big is the pond...... :shock:
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    Deleted

    I run 2-10pm Lights and 12-8 for the CO2 Min stays green all day long with a much limeier green by 8pm
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    Growing on pond with DIY Shower

    Why not build this in to a wooden housing and work it in the main pond rather than in a tent? whats the reason/benifit???
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    Death by dropchecker!

    Im shocked that he managed that.... Try planting in that.......
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    How can I move my tank to new house?

    If not get a food tub from Wilko's or somewhere they do them with a sealable lid for fresh veg (Potato's, onions Big stuff) more than enough room for the fish and water and to leave them in while you setup. As to having them in bags I have transported many fish 45 mins in a rucksack on the...
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    Second largest aquarium in the world

    Wow.... I need a new house/extension!!!
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    Andyh's 60L kitchen tank

    Re: New Project "60L kitchen tank" That would work as it would give you the option to change the viewing angle if board. As to moving the tank yes it will be heavy but on the right surface will move with minimal effort. I would suggest something like a castered plate of some sort. maybe on a...
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    Sharpening scissors

    I have one of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/AnySharp-ANYSHA ... 812&sr=1-1 It works a charm. To do the sisscors you lay some thin plastic on once side so you only cut one edge. my sisscors are now razor sharp!!!
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    is a W/C needed?

    My 500l gets a change once every 2-3 weeks sometimes a month and its normally no different in nitates and is clean as ever. i guess i do it out of pure fear that i will be shot for not doing it!!!
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    Deleted

    Yeah mine is a nice lime green but not yellow but close!! all my fish are happy....
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    Andyh's 60L kitchen tank

    Re: New Project "60L kitchen tank" I know this might be a bit late but could you not have used the underneath of the cupboard to mount the lighting in to so that the tank has no light on the top and can still be open??? make maintaining it easier as you will not need to remove the luminare each...
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    New inline reactor

    I had and broke a boyu as i have larger hosing the CO2 inlet was broken off when the pipes were moved due to being too close. This seems to have resolved this by the angle and they do it offically in 2 sizes. My only issues is its not quite. you hear the diffusing on a boyu. At no point...
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    Bubble counters... Who uses them???? [POLL]

    When i first started i was on like 15 a min then 30 then 60.... I was seeing no change on colour i thought it was not disolving but i saw nothing to show that...... its now a long stream and more just so i can see i have actually moved the needle!!!
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    Bubble counters... Who uses them???? [POLL]

    How much!!! for something you look at for 2 seconds!!! That would make sence!!!!
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    Ideas and help on a new layout.....

    Right after months of sorting out the house the tank is back in the game... what can i do. I have a wife to contend with that wants certain plants to stay. The Vallis must stay apparently as does the large Echindorus. The wood you can see will be hard to tear away from her too. Im really not...
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    Bubble counters... Who uses them???? [POLL]

    I have a bubble counter but is completly useless to me as its passing so much CO2 its nigh impossible to count...... I now just use it as a how fast is the stream of bubble are when adjusting.
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    Drop Checker.....

    Yeah the white background is a good idea. I can never quite tell with the Chameleons......
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    Drop Checker.....

    :P Ta..... The whole smiley is a bit weird!!!
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    Water changes (how long it takes)

    I use a home made python and change about 1/3 of my water (500L) its not super fast on draining as I start it using the python then turn it off allowing gravity to do the rest. Then refill. All in all it takes about 1 1/2 hours. I clean the glass during the emptying... Done
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    Drop Checker.....

    ??? What shortcut????
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    Drop Checker.....

    Right.... been a while since i have been on here. i need a Drop checker that is a robust. my bala's keep spacking out near them and cracking them. Its annoying as its like she goes to there before doing it... if i move it.... you can see the pattern.... Is there anything better than the...
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    Motorist beats 98mph speeding charge by buying back his car!

    Top man.... more should contest to convictions......
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    Ladies Tights.....

    This digs up some old comments!!! Easy all we might need to disclamer this thread!!!
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    Fire Extinguisher versus Kit

    The length of use from aCO2 will be estimates and depends on the size of the tank. but either way a 500g bottle to a 2kg FE is always going to run out quicker. Also the FE comes as a 5KG option if you have room. Then as said you can buy what you want in the kit. not what the kit gives you...
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    Real Filter Rates

    It really is meant as a guide. This is also why i asked what test conditions you use are. there are maximum heights each pump work at and can be skewed if the outlet is lower than normal operating on the test im hoping for a range on each of the common filters to give indications to what...
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    Real Filter Rates

    After a few posts on this and curiosity on some specs how about we set up this post for filters and there rates both clean and established. I suggest this also covers some other basic details like filter Size, Volume and Media Compartments. This should help when deciding what to use for a filter...
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    How meny tyres has he used

    the amount of takes on that was quite high but still the guy can drive.... the sedgway part was tops...
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    DIY Stand. What do you think?

    Looks a top job that!!!! i never did 45's on my old tank i did the cladding held it all together nice and strong. I used pine flooring for mine and it all clicked together to add strength. That does look solid on yours !!!
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    External Filter

    If you have painted walls you could take a chunk out and feed the pipe behind the worktop. then its repairable with not lasting damage????
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    upside down plants......

    Is there anything that does this??? or looks like its growing from above down???
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    Aquascapes 2003 to present

    Re: Six years of 'scaping HA HA its soooo true... mine never shoal for a photo....
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    Aquascapes 2003 to present

    Re: Six years of 'scaping Some top scaping there..... hats of to you.... wish i was as creative.....
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    Fair comment but yes its going on so its not peeling back on its self... Well out of ease i have now siliconed the thread and then for good mesure the two opposing faces so when they touched covers a seal. done this on all the threads and then a bead as an O ring on the top cap. might be...
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    I started with a thin wrap. then tryed it thick and its help cure most of it but its just a little leak.... its annoying. Also there is no flow issues for anyone wondering.
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    questions on DIY reactor

    mine is at the top pointing down a little. i still get light surface movement and it pushes the water down....
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    Its all togeather and in but im leaking still. doesnt matter how much PTFE tape i use im getting a minor leak from one bush.... Should i silicone it?? or aradite it in. If i araldite it its not going to part easily....... Thoughts.... It really is minor.... Thanks PS. Im up to about 70 BPM...
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    Change of External Filter System.

    I would possibly be interested in the ex1200 if you sell it....
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    questions on DIY reactor

    This is up to you. I have gone for 50cm in overall size including any tee's etc as this fits comfortably in my stand..... Depends on the flow rate. many recomend about 1000 LPH for large reactors. Outlet is best to stop buildup of air in the filter causing noise. but some do pass it throught...
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    Anyone want a DIY Reactor?

    This could be a side line Ed.....!!! although its the only way to cover the clear pipe costs....
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    Ed the straight in at the top surely will just allow the buildup on the filter pipe bend????
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    Thoughst to the new look please.....

    Thanks Dave. Im wanting to build up behind the vallis for some extra caves ETC as to other hardscape... where to put it.... hand what sort of shapes???? thanks
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    WPG? T5's V T8's and/or T12's ?

    I never new 2 t5's at 108w was actually nearer 194w when working out the WPG..... or should you just go with 108 is what 2 gives and go with that as a guide???
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    The grey pipe is soo solid its unbelivable. its good to 16Bar once glued so should be solid. I looked at white pipes and there is the bits there. the washing machine tails are too big i think and could cause an issue. TBH it is chunky.... but i feel like i could use it as weapon so im not...
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    Because it will build in the bend still and will not push out always due to the size of the pipework. the top tee allows for collection in a unified manner. Also any CO2 not disolved may colate here and still disolve.
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    Tips and tricks for handling plants in the aquarium

    Triming plants is not an issue its spliting them im not always good at. although the amazon swords i asked about when i uprooted it it was already split so that was easy.
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    Thoughst to the new look please.....

    unfortunatly its inert. but i do use API root tabs and seem to work fine at the moment. Yeah im need some other bits in there. im going to give it a week or soo to let the fish settle and the roots to settle in then start buying some more plants to fill them gaps up. i take it e tennelus is...
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    calculating amount of needed substrate

    Lookup Convert.exe on google. it will do it all for you..... In fact here it is http://joshmadison.com/article/convert-for-windows/ does practically everything.....
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    Thoughst to the new look please.....

    After a day of getting wet and then waiting for it to clear up a bit. here is the before and after results..... Before After some comments and a bit of work i have removed the wood on the right completly. made the branches more upright and added the java fern up on top if this takes off well...
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    will this reg fit an FE?

    Yes it will fit but you will need a needle valve attaching to it. have alook on the forum there are a few on here we have used. I have an aquarium HK one and its fine. no leaks it has a solinoid too.
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    Hey it may be a highjack but at least its on topic!!!! Na im going to call them to make sure its posted. its on first class post so likely it only was posted today so im expecting it before newyears.... im eagar now..... it was a good thing i broke it as i would have been impatient and...
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    Yeah as ed says Clear PVC is not cheap. the main issue is due to the minimum lengths you have to buy it in. if it was bought in 1/2 meters it would be ok. To Be honest you could use araldite and a retaining screw or something. As the guys at hendeson's said the araldite will give the airtight...
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    Araldite????
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    I managed to break a hosetail so im waiting for it to come. other from that its looking like its fine. I thought about the clear PVC but having it will induce Algae growth so not having it will be better although useful why testing it as you can see whats not working. As to gluing it in. as...
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    fish eating root tabs?

    I would like to know the answer to that...
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    the most resilient fish in the world

    I get how they can survive on the food ETC. but surely there is not enough room in there.......
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    Ill see how it runs i might give it a go if i get issues. good idea though
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    What fish foods do you use?

    I use either King British or Tetramin Flakes King british Algae Wafers and Pellets P@H Bloodworm (Frozen) also the Brine Shrimp. Artimis and Tropical Mixed Frozen from MHA Live Bloodworm when i can Zuchinni and peas Maris Pipers at times... Keep meaning to try earthworm.
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    I know i realised about the spiggot a little late. I do mention this at the top for anyone thinking of copying it. Also the air bubble is not a problem as i will fit a bleed valve anyway and if i find its a nightmare then i will look at altering it. As to the joints i read up a few sites and...
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    Reserved for the final section tommorow and Note Im fixing the pics....
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    DIY Project My DIY Reactor

    This will get Updated as it gets completed DIY Reactor Well After searching and searching the only decent reactors were in germany and with the euro situation would cost me about 90 quid plus 15-20 quid delivery. 2 Issues faced me. Flow Per Hour on the reactors and 16mm tubing. With this...
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    PVC Compression Fittings

    Balls will still manage to stick over the outlet and reduce the flow. Im thinking of using some spagetti filter media as i have loads of it. if its knitted well it may not move. well if it turns up tommorow i will be taking some photos before duraing and after. should only take a short while...
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    calculating amount of needed substrate

    MY sand cost that!!! all because the wife did not want brown sand that looks dull. TBH i do live the sand i have and its worth it now
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    PVC Compression Fittings

    Yes thats exactly the way it will work. yes an air bubble will build up in the cap at the top. i have bought 2 brass tails and plan on one in the lid with another bit of tubing and a stop valve (Seen one in B&Q which will take the pressure) This is like on the aquamas one. As said the only...
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    PVC Compression Fittings

    Big Thanks Ed. Ordered it all from Hendersons. I called them and thy have 16mm Hose tails. They also did me a 1/2 meter peice of pipe too. All in all it wat 45 quid delivered on a next day. (Thought i should with it being christmas) Parts also included pipe cement and PTFE Tape at this price...
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    help with soleniod

    I have this reg and overall its very well made. silent solinoid and solid connectors. it does only have needle valve control which is stiff but smooth when moving so easy to micro adjust.
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    PVC Compression Fittings

    Your a star ed. I was looking at 50mm Pipe (could go larger) and was looking at having a upbend at the bottom and a t-peice on top using the top hole as a service hole. Using the bend to cause some water disruption along with some bio balls. As to fitting the CO2. I have seen some manifold...
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    PVC Compression Fittings

    Just because sods law ill have got it wrong. Henderson Plastics Ltd Item Name Quantity Price Total HTRS01 Stepped hosetail 43mm( x 2) 169738 Slide Valve Adapter 50mm x 43mm( x 2) WS72 Screwed access cap 56mm glue( x 1) WS52 Swept bend 56mm glue( x 1) WS56 Swept tee 56mm glue ( x 1)...
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    PVC Compression Fittings

    Where sells Glue fit PVC Parts with all the reactor bits i need??? There is online but sometimes it not all clear and im sure i will order the wrong parts....
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    PVC Compression Fittings

    How good will this be for a DIY reactor?? will this work? the reason is i have some usable parts that might work but some is slide in and tighten. Will this be secure enough????
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    Stupid Girl's Question Regarding Plugs.

    As said the smaller the fuse the more likely of just a small bang resulting in need of a new fuse. if its over sized for the appliance you could cook something causing it not to work/be irrepairable.
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