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Old 11-30-2010, 04:44 PM   #61
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its been 3 days now and I have bought a bacteria booster with live bacteria in it. I have fed the tank little bits of food some blood worm and flake. The wood air stones have arrived as well as the air powered sponge filters and I have installed them and I was amazed to see, I could make 1000s of bubbles the size of a pin head if I want.Running them along with the 1400lph canister filter. I may put the air stones in the 10 gallons and put the 1 foot air stones in the 55 gallon. I also put the two sponge filters in for a bit of extra bacteria growth and they are stylish and work better than the small electric filters.



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Has any body had one of these I have read they grow to 3 feet in animal sites but people say 8 inches in forums?

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its been 3 days now and I have bought a bacteria booster with live bacteria in it. I have fed the tank little bits of food some blood worm and flake. The wood air stones have arrived as well as the air powered sponge filters and I have installed them and I was amazed to see, I could make 1000s of bubbles the size of a pin head if I want.Running them along with the 1400lph canister filter. I may put the air stones in the 10 gallons and put the 1 foot air stones in the 55 gallon. I also put the two sponge filters in for a bit of extra bacteria growth and they are stylish and work better than the small electric filters.



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AWESOME!! I can't wait to see lots of pics of this aquarium and looking forward to updates on the tank!
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Has any body had one of these I have read they grow to 3 feet in animal sites but people say 8 inches in forums?

Nope. Sorry that I'm no help on this...
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:28 PM   #64
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Not he but she in post #49.
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Sharp hey thats the wife she loves wrapping Christmas gifts and the lid need a bit of a womens touch.
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Ohhhhhhhh!! Thanks, I hadn't seen those pictures.
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Okay so tonight I managed to install the thermometers and have found they have a 1 degree tolerance and I checked it. the one you see is reading one degree over the true temp



I wanted to show you a wood air stone for those who have not seen it I have this one on half capacity for the photo but there is millions of small bubbles were the normal air stone makes much bigger bubbles.




I must say I am really thinking of doing a DIY Co2 as I have space in the cabinet at the bottom any thoughts on it anybody and would do the natural way?
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I am using DIY C02 on my 54g corner planter right now. I have had great success with it in my 10g and so far my plants are doing very well in my 54 though it has only just got going. Have a look my thread is in my signature.
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You will need 2 juice container bottles (not the soda ones as the base is not square and doesn't sit as well) to get adequate co2 in a tank of this size. Also switch one bottle out as soon as it slows down to 2 bubbles per second. Don't use quick rising yeast either.

You will also want to get rid of the air pump unless you turn it on at night. The wood block is also a good way of diffusing the co2 into the tank. But if you can get a different diffuser, that would be good also.

Those little holes for the thermostat is a great idea. I thought they were holes for a special door handle that you planned.
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Well I have been looking at one of these



Nutrafin CO2 Replacement Bubble Unit Diffuser for A7690 - Rapid Aquatics

I did a Real DIY one once with a 900lt pump in a bottle and got it to 100% diffuse with the water as no bubbles would be left to expel.

I may have used fast yeast could that be why the one fish I put in it could have Died

I like this one as it adds a effect to a tank that baffles the the not so fishy people.
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