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  1. AverageWhiteBloke

    Regulator Issues, anyone came across this?

    Equipment is a dual gauge co2 supermarket pro something or other and an inline atomiser on the outlet. Recently I cleaned the atomiser in bleach but I've noticed that right through the injection period my bubble counter picks up speed. My first thoughts were leak which is why it gets faster...
  2. AverageWhiteBloke

    Not a good write up for liquid carbon

    I came across this on the <JBL Blog on liquid carbon>, the guy who wrote it appears to be qualified to comment and works for JBL. You'll have to excuse my Google scholarship degree but from what I can make out essentially if you read all four parts it suggests (from my understanding) that the...
  3. AverageWhiteBloke

    Changing Bottle

    Swapping over my co2 bottle today and can't remember the procedure it's been that long. I can remember you should have the needle valve open when you turn on the gas at the bottle but I seem to remember something about the rush of gas can wreck the gauges for some reason. Just checking should...
  4. AverageWhiteBloke

    Inline Diffuser (Which way round?)

    Just purchased an inline atomiser. Just wondering which way round people have these or if it matters and should the chamber be full of water? On the box it came in the back shows the co2 inlet being as the water exits the unit but on co2 art website the setup guide shows co2 inlet on the side...
  5. AverageWhiteBloke

    How do you know working pressure?

    Probably a stupid question. I have an up Aqua regulator, unsure of the model as I bought it second hand as part of a job lot of other aquarium bits. Never was concerned about the pressure as I've always just ran glass ceramic diffusers with it before. Toying with the idea of buying an inline...
  6. AverageWhiteBloke

    Should I do anything about this Profile?

    Probably have too much time on my hands so been doing a bit of messing about. Quick background on the tank, 30 gall AR-850. Dosing EI, 50% WC Weekly with 70 watts of T8 above. Lights are on for 8 hrs and I dose the following... 1/4 tspn kno3 3 Days 1/16 tspn po4 3 Days 1/16 Traces 3 Days 1.5...
  7. AverageWhiteBloke

    Calling any TMC V12 users

    Just wondering if there are any v12 users, it's the one without the solenoid. According to the manual it can't be used with solenoid but where I purchased it from they have sold many and no one has ever said that it hasn't worked. Dilemma is I'm not sure my solenoid is broke and without...
  8. AverageWhiteBloke

    Getting rid of the mist.

    Has anyone had any experience using a TMC AquaGro CO2 Power Diffuser 1000 outside of the tank and do you still get mist in there? I was thinking of going down the road of no mist in the tank and currently using an atomiser. Cheapest option all round would be one of these connected to a fluval 2...
  9. AverageWhiteBloke

    How do you know when your FE is running out?

    Had some strange problems the last couple of days, following on from this http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=18545 I bought a new reg and atom diffuser from AE. Everything worked ok for a day then got home to find no co2 coming out the diffuser. I turned it up and co2 started coming out...
  10. AverageWhiteBloke

    Possible broke reg!

    Got home this evening to find my co2 off, I thought at first I may be out of gas but I took the reg off and gave the FE a little blast. I've tried reffitting to the FE and switching it back on. The gauge showing pressure goes up to 65bar but the other which I set the working pressure with...
  11. AverageWhiteBloke

    Co2 atomiser

    http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/easy-aq ... th=194_197 Cleaned this for the first time after 3 months use. I put it back in the tank and after three hours nothing is coming out. I took the reg off the FE and give it a little blast, put it all back together and still nothing. There is only a...
  12. AverageWhiteBloke

    Drunk idea but why not!

    While under the influence and gaping into my tank (Friday night) I wondered based on the programme I watched about tanks and how the armour was thicker just by angling it. Would faster better reaction times be achieved if the DC same shape as mine anyway was tilted to a 45 degree angle? Achieves...
  13. AverageWhiteBloke

    Glass Diffuser Working Pressure

    What is generally the best working pressure to use with a glass ceramic diffuser? I have seen mention of 1.8 bar but I think that more applied to up diffusers and stuff. I cleaned mine which is a spiro 3 type one with pure bleach, not sure if this is recommended it may corrode the ceramic :? I...
  14. AverageWhiteBloke

    Firing a FE For The First Time

    It's that time, my disposable bottle is just about to run out. I have a D-D converter and my 2kg FE ready. I've been looking through the DIY guide can I just clear something up, when I pull the trigger to release the co2 is it done with the regulator open or closed? It's hard to understand...
  15. AverageWhiteBloke

    Disposable to FE Conversion

    It's that time again for a new disposable bottle, I promised myself before this one had run out I would find a way of using this 2kg FE I got hold of ages ago. Any suggestions? I'm not sure whether to go down the route of a totally new set or trying to convert what I already have.
  16. AverageWhiteBloke

    Co2 Solenoid

    Anyone got any experience with this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT I was thinking of getting one now I'm away working mainly. Will I also need some different tubing? I think I once read somewhere you need rigid stuff as oppose the soft stuff I'm using now.
  17. AverageWhiteBloke

    Which Glass Diffuser

    I'm after a new diffuser for a 165 ltr tank, The one that's in which is ok if a little small for the tank is coming out for a soak in bleach. I'm after one a bit meatier and I'll use the old one for a spare in case of breakages. Anybody been particularly impressed by any?
  18. AverageWhiteBloke

    Co2 Fluctuations and BBA

    Can someone explain what is meant by fluctuations in co2 and BBA? I have been battling with BBA for a while combating it with keeping my co2 on target at lights on time and easy carbo at the recommended dosage. I run my co2 24/7 as I have no solenoid and with work commitments I am often not at...
  19. AverageWhiteBloke

    DC question trapped air

    I read in a post someone saying to let most of the trapped air in the glass style drop checker out so the minimum surface area is exposed in the neck of the DC which gives faster reactions, is there any truth int that?
  20. AverageWhiteBloke

    Adapting regulator advice

    I have a regulator from way back in the day not sure of the make but it was built for the aquarium, it ran on the 16gram sparklet bulbs like those used in home brewing but unfortunately the canister holder which was a cheap plastic cross threaded and no longer would tighten enough to seal the...
  21. AverageWhiteBloke

    Easycarbo Short term fix or not?

    Just wondering if anyone solely uses Easycarbo or similar products as a quick fix to co2 problems or as their long term solution to adding carbon? I'm having problems adding co2 mainly due to my tank design being a wet dry filtration and a wasteful co2 diffuser. I'm trying at the moment to...