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Old 07-09-2016, 09:55 AM   #211
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Done Ordered. Many thanks for the link. The postage is so cheap!


Also found a cheap line splitter on ebay so ordered that just in case as well.


I'm not sure on line size, maybe it is meant to be quarter inch or sometime back in 1950 we got the first delivery wrong and it's been like that ever since . I thought brew shops and fish shops would all carry the same stock as the CO2 bottles are exactly the same but apparently not the case.
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Done Ordered. Many thanks for the link. The postage is so cheap!


Also found a cheap line splitter on ebay so ordered that just in case as well.


I'm not sure on line size, maybe it is meant to be quarter inch or sometime back in 1950 we got the first delivery wrong and it's been like that ever since . I thought brew shops and fish shops would all carry the same stock as the CO2 bottles are exactly the same but apparently not the case.

Woop. Glad I could help.


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Old 07-12-2016, 09:41 AM   #213
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Been busy Veeerrry busy.

After pruning the tank on the weekend, I ended up pulling out most of the plants on the left side last night and just left the red alt. Replaced the plants with java fern and some other stem plants up the back. Kind of tempted on a sword plant up the back left side still. If the stem plants don't work, I'll do that.

Need to tweak new plants tomorrow night to slightly lift a few plants and sink a few others. Also added a heap of clay root tabs so I better check the ammonia tonight.

I'm not sure how this will go - looks a bit odd at the moment. I'd love to have the java fern with red stem plants growing between it on this side. Maybe a foot high. Oh and no algae. I know these plants will grow so hopefully just needs time to get closer to the light and to be honest I'm just fed up with pruning the stem plants (mutter, mutter).



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I've been playing with plants.. In a newbie kind of way tho - im not spending much.

Sorry to hear you lost a few highly valued ones.

Here's my preggie guppie tank
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There is such a thing as too happy plants. Lol


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Wow the photos just came up on your post - your plants/ tank looks amazing!


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Thanks! It got a severe clean. The back of the tank was just about too dense for the angelfish to get through. Much more open now.

Totally agree on the plants being a little to enthusiastic. The val is getting impossible as well but it's too hard to get to the centre of the tank.

Just saw the bumblebee catfish come out. Must of scratched himself on an ornament somewhere. Gave him a lecture that he is getting too fat (as he scoffed an algae wafer and went back into hiding). So glad I bought a fish I see for several minutes only a day

The CO2 line splitter is on it's way. Plus a possible cheap one just in case. Fingers crossed! The lfs thought they could do a special order if all else fails.
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Ha ha I bet bumblebee hid cos he didn't like to hear a lecture..

Good luck with your new CO2 splitter (I'm assuming it blends the gas to diff concentrations?)


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Good luck with your new CO2 splitter (I'm assuming it blends the gas to diff concentrations?)


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Lol Needs to go on a diet for sure.

Pretty much as you say. I want to run 2 co2 lines off one bottle to have a co2 diffuser at either end of the tank. So I've had to get a splitter that has good needle valves to control delivery concentration or pressure to either co2 diffuser. That's the theory, still to get it set up
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Many thanks, I'll check them out. All the brewing shops stock gear for 6mm but I now know I need 4mm airline so any ideas welcome. Off to the fish shop tomorrow to look at plants Had to tough it out in the micro-breweries and stay focussed.
What about drip line irrigation connections, don't know but wondering if that could be a possible solution. I need a 90 degree elbow for a line I have to mount a clover shaped sponge filter - vertically instead of horizontally, that's what I will be looking for next as lfs don't have any.
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