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Old 12-14-2014, 09:43 AM   #71
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Will your next test be on the counter top with the intake and output in the sink or is it ready for big time? Personally I would do the former with a check valve at the end of the CO2 feed tubing and ALL parts dried off and let it run for while.
Is it quiet? Any gurgling? You could hook up the CO2 to get an idea what goes on in the reactor since you can actually see the inner workings.
Lastly, good job!


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I think it is ready. I have a check valve on it now, you could not see it in the picture. Click image for larger version

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ID:	258347. It is a cheap one, but it will suffice for this test. It IS QUIET! No gurgling of course no CO2 injection yet. I will install it sometime today as long as everything is OK. I really like the pressure relief valve because it allows for easy priming.


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One thing I didn't consider was the actual priming of the reactor, after a wc mines noisy for a day.. i may splice in a ball valve as to lock the water in there to avoid cavitation post wc.

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Old 12-14-2014, 09:50 AM   #73
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Yeah, good idea. I have 2 Rex Grigg style and was considering that very same option. Oh by the way...I have been dosing excel 50ml every day in the 55 gallon like you said and the clado algae is turning pale. Good sign?


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Heck yah!! Just don't wipe out the 401k http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0015T...le?pc_redir=T1

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Hydrogen peroxide is a great for spot algae treatment though the glut may be better in the long run. I use both.


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Old 12-14-2014, 12:09 PM   #76
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One thing I didn't consider was the actual priming of the reactor, after a wc mines noisy for a day.. i may splice in a ball valve as to lock the water in there to avoid cavitation post wc.

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If doing a wc couldn't you leave the canister on as long as the intake is still under water? Haven't done a wc with my new canister yet. Just wondering.


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Nope, shut the entire system down..

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Yeah, good idea. I have 2 Rex Grigg style and was considering that very same option. Oh by the way...I have been dosing excel 50ml every day in the 55 gallon like you said and the clado algae is turning pale. Good sign?


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Do you guys dose 1ml per gallon at all times or just to fight algae? I assume you are dosing excel with pressurized co2.


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Do you guys dose 1ml per gallon at all times or just to fight algae? I assume you are dosing excel with pressurized co2.


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All the time. I use glut (more economical). And pressurized CO2. Apparently I am running high light (PAR can exceed 100+ for about 3 hours).


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All the time. I use glut (more economical). And pressurized CO2. Apparently I am running high light (PAR can exceed 100+ for about 3 hours).


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What do you dose the metricide 14 at? 1/2 ml per gallon?


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