Looking good matey, only thing id recommend is shorten the length of pipe between the reg and solenoid, keep this length as short as possible
The push fit wont leak its rated for 10bar so once the pipes seated correctly it will be trouble free
Keep the water changes large and regular and keep co2 high and you will be fine
cheers mate will do daily (hate doing WCs so boring but essential none the less) also will dose after WC at the mine bps set around 2 so will see what colour DC goes tomorrow but at work all day, and lastly I set my reg to 2.5 bar and its dropped slightly do they always drop after the solenoid switches off ?Water changes try to do them daily for atleast a week I was doing mine daily for 4 weeks, in a high tech tank as often as possible is always best, if you can only do it every 2 days then thay might work just try and do as much as possible 75% or more imo,
With dosing imo its best to dose after water change but this only really works if you do your water changes before lights on but I think aslong as your dosing thays the main thing
Dean, as your tank has been going for so long and you don't really have algae issues, you might not need to do so many water changes... just fill her up with loads of C02.
This is your chance to test out the reg, lower the light turn up gas and watch the plants grow.
You cant hurt the plants with to much C02 but you can kill any fish you put in, so now is the time to play.
Cheers mate don't worry there I will lower after work lol and add more bps and do a short vid of the bps to give u an idea, might actually change so lights on at 7 when I finish work so can have a quick look etc might put lights on 14.00-20.00 will put light 30cm or so above tank mate cheersWhen I said lower the light I meant lower it closer to the tank
Yes, when the solenoid is open the pressure will drop, it depends on what your are powering as to how much it will drop.
A high resistance UP device for instance might not cause a drop at all but, a low resistance reactor might cause a considerable drop in working pressure.
Just double your bubble count & give it more light for a few days, you should see a very quick response from the plants.
My lass is off Thursday so will have to be then mate and I know hopefully get lower for better growth but see how it goes keep you posted anyway mateSounds like a good start mate but I would hope to see that light a lot lower before to long!
Best do it slowly though, If you can get a few PH reading that would be interesting.