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Old 07-13-2016, 06:23 AM   #221
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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.

It's a tempting thought! It would be very close to being right size. I think I have some in the shed to have a look at.

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2 x inline needle valves on way (to go with brewing kit brass splitter that doesn't fit co2 airline ).

1 x splitter with needle valves on way from UK (fingers crossed!)

2 x cheap inline splitters with needle valves on way (backup).

So tempted to just 'try out' the second tunze reactor tonight and make sure it all works. Then just plug in splitter when finally sorted or maybe garden connections would work with clamps.

The working tunze reacted has had the flow control removed as it was doing funny things and I want to run them flat out. So could just try that.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:57 AM   #222
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Well did nothing with co2 reactors. Stopped off at lfs to buy one punnet of plants to fill in a couple of spaces but of course it is always cheaper if you buy 5....
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Well did nothing with co2 reactors. Stopped off at lfs to buy one punnet of plants to fill in a couple of spaces but of course it is always cheaper if you buy 5....

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Old 07-15-2016, 06:17 AM   #224
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Lol lol.

Whoo-hoo! The inline co2 needle valve turned up and fits the co2 air line. Haven't actually tested it but fingers crossed!

Of course if the uk one fits this will now be a waste of money but progress at last.

And worse case is I think the drip connectors could be made to work now if all else fails.

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Updated plant list to try and keep a record somewhere. The corkscrew sword looks really neat. I'm hoping it will take off. First group are weeds, second think they might grow and last group is just hoping. One giant hygro left now - light too low for it.


Vallisneria (narrow and broad leaf).
Ambulia.
Hygrophila polysperma.


Alternanthera reineckii (red alt)
Java Ferns (narrow leaf).
Melon Sworda.


(Giant Hygro).
Rubra (stem plants)
Echinodorus augustifolia - Vesuvius (Corkscrew Sword)


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Lots of plants! Definitely the more the better, nice work.


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How did I miss this tank thread? Nice work! I couldn't get the Vesuvius Swords to get going for me when I had them. They just lost leaves and did nothing. Hopefully you have better luck!


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Really like the corkscrew swords. How big are they supposed to get?


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Apparently get about half a foot (10 to 20cm) - might be tricky getting the light to them. So far the loaches have been leaving it alone and algae is low (apart from the red alt) so I'm hoping to get some growth. Fingers crossed!

Was buying all the Java ferns when this one got suggested. I had to email the store back as couldn't remember what it was

I know I should of gotten the second co2 line going first but was so fed up with the pruning of the fast growing plants they all got pulled out and these went in on the left side of tank instead. So far everything seems to be holding in the substrate. On the weekend I lifted a few plants slightly and tweaked some others.
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Woke up at 4am this morning and decided to check the drop checker (as you do). The drop checker has a new solution by ISATA in it but it behaves the same as the the fluval one. I had to take a photo to compare but the drop checker was showing a blueish-green versus a medium green when CO2 is on. Some colour change anyways although very hard to pick against green plants. The electrical timer for the lights looks like it is staying permanently on so will have to pick up more timers this week.
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