If you take a look at THIS site and identify the algae you had it will give you a good idea of what the problem was.
If you can also list things...
Fish-less tanks can still be surprisingly dirty. I ran an experiment to test Clive's suggestion that by simply leaving a planted tank for 8 weeks...
Pic of mine in this thread:
I also bought a bike water bottle holder to sit my Sodastream bottle in.
If you have only lost the o-ring then you don't need to replace the whole adapter.
I can measure mine tomorrow if that helps.
Contact CO2 Art....
Yeah the cylinder output pressure. Thanks for the info. [emoji106]
I just wondered what the output pressure was to see what should be registering on the high pressure gauge.
As you say, the second gauge will...
High pressure gauge could be faulty although I am also unsure of the output pressure of a Sodastream bottle.
I've not used mine yet but the...
What size tank is this for?
It may be a more expensive initial outlay but I believe Arundel Avaries (Arundel street - I'm sure you know this...
Another shout out for the Tropica one from me. [emoji106]
That's a shame but at least you know. [emoji4]
I had a leak in a pure glass bubble counter once. I only found out by submerging it.
How did you test for leaks?
I would submerge everything from (and including) the bubble counter onwards.
My gauge takes a while to drop when I...
You could start with forum sponsors:
What's your CO2 source?
It looks like it should be fine. Can you get confirmation on the connector type on the Regulator?
If you look at the ADA guides they do use airline for any glass connections but they try to ensure the minimal amount is used.
CO2 hose is so...
I believe one tells you the pressure from the FE and the other tells you what the Reg has brought it down to.
One day when I start using externals I'll give it a go.
My internals don't allow me to try it.
Jose, an interesting read.
Have you noticed how Tom advises to position a spray bar - vertically rather than horizontally. Hmmm...
2 points here:
1. The quoted flow rate is typically with an empty filter. You could reduce the amount of media to increase the flow.
2. 10 x...
Ideally you will need to know you kH but the idea is based upon dropping your pH by 1 by the time the lights come on. This should equate to 30ppm....
I would try the various methods - spraybar, spraybar with koralia, no spraybar and no spraybar with koralia - and run a pH profile each time. See...
Thanks all! [emoji106]
I have been reading up on the dreaded 'end of tank dump' but I am struggling to understand the mechanics behind what actually happens....
If the level is spot on and the only issue is the time then I personally wouldn't worry about it too much.
You gotta be pleased you have stuck with it now. :)
How does a 'proper' CO2 cylinder offer greater safety then a FE?
May be linked to some extent to my question earlier - http://www.ukaps.org/forum/index.php?threads/Does-Bromo-Blue-need-replacing%3F.35214/
Sorry, I should clarify. What I mean is does the drop checker solution need routinely replacing?
Just a general enquiry.
As the title asks, does Bromo Blue need to be routinely changed?
If so, why?
Have you considered removing the rock in front of the Staurogyne? I just wonder if given the flow pattern the rock is deflecting the CO2 etc away...
I found this thread useful - http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/6470-Dual-Stage-Regulators
I've never really understood the thinking behind plants using up the nutrients to prevent algae. Unless plants use up all the nutrients...
I have copied this from one of Clive's posts:
"The toxicity of CO2 has to do with the dissolved gas pressure in the water which makes it...
I looked into this a while back and found this quite useful - http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/4843-co2-tubing
What Clive says. Get that bubble rate up. :)
A good idea (that I got from Ceg4048) is to get a pH meter. These can be brought cheaply from eBay and usually come with calibration powders (that...
Have you allowed 2 hours for the drop checker to change colour?
I got mine from eBay. Lots of options on there. Just check their feedback.
Of course! :)
Yours was very informative too!
EDIT - tried again but it does not seem to want to let me post links anymore...
I recently bought an UP atomiser from Aqua Essentials. It is much better than the diffuser it replaced but can be awkward to install. I have tried...
These guys seem to have loads of CO2 related gear. Are they close?
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You could just crank it. I think that is what I need to do too. :)
I read somewhere that the low pH test is the same stuff but why worry? It is just a guide anyway.
Looks like there are two externals. There is an intake where Clive has advised and there is another hidden behind the rocks. Then there are two...
One day we will all escape The Matrix. One day...
Thanks for the replies all. Just wanted to be sure my logic was correct.
I have completed pH profiles and I am happy with that but the drop...
I'm sure there is an easy answer for this that I am not thinking about so apologies in advance. :)
Drop checkers are said to be 2 hours...
So why is the drop checker not affected by other acids? Surely any acid would have an impact on pH?
I am only just a beginner with CO2 so I hope someone else who knows more will be able to help but I think you are right in that the substrate is...
Geoff is right, you use a pre-calibrated fluid - a mixture of 4dkh water and bromo blue (if memory serves me right, I use a pre-mixed solution)....
Perhaps all you ever need to know - CO2 Measurement Using A Drop Checker | UK Aquatic Plant Society
Average price probably around £10-£15.
Not used this one personally but people I know that have used CO2 Art have nothing but good things to say. Cannot see an issue with that Reg.
And there is a LOT of useful info!
As Foxfish says, take your time. Read through some of the other threads in the CO2 section.
What is your CO2 source?
Great find. I am in Fareham so that has saved me trying to find a supplier.
I wondered this myself and have moved its position from lower down and opposite to higher up. Does not seem to make a great deal of difference....
Just want to add that Richard at Aqua Essentials sent me another one pronto. Great service as always!
First off I am using CO2 tubing. It is part of a kit I got of AE.
Good news (of sorts) is I have found the leak! There is a leak in...
Only control is via the needle valve.
I will check again for leaks. In theory I could remove the diffuser and the gas should just come out of...
I have checked for leaks as I thought that could be an issue and I am fairly confident there are none.
If I do turn the rate up a lot then it...
I have just set up a FECO2 system and I currently have it set to 1bps. At the moment there is water in the ceramic diffuser and this also...
You could do it manually but for the extra outlay now you could save yourself a lot of headaches (and further cost) down the line.
The solenoid allows you to put the CO2 onto a timer. With the lights and CO2 on a timer you can provide a consistent dosing and lighting period....
Ah, forgive my slight mix-up. I have just bought the one you linked too but I posted a link to the same Reg but based in the UK rather than Hong Kong.
That's the one I linked to. :)
That would do it.
Only issue with this one is it does not have a solenoid.
I have just bought a regulator like this - CO2 Solenoid Regulator for Aquarium and Home Brew | eBay
More expensive than the one you listed but...
Hi Big Clown,
Thanks. That is what I thought.
Pics are always welcome though. :)
I am in the process of getting a pressurised CO2 system together and have bought this set from Aqua Essentials -...
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