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90L "No Name" Journal 23/03/2014


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#21 Proxo

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:19 PM

I've got a problem here, my co2 no matter how far i open the needle valve doesn't speed up the bubble count - it's a brand new bottle and has co2 in because if i open the needle valve to the extreme i hear a pssssssssssst sound lol.

I'm running an inline co2 diffuser, possible it could be the problem? i've tried with and without the solenoid and same problem.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:13 PM

Nice look!
Is the Lobelia new ? It's usually purple (and larger) in its immersed form.
New leaves will be green,my Amano's use to eat it.
Are you running an atomizer  ? Sounds like a blockage somewhere.How about without the check valve ?

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:27 PM

The lobelia is new, there's a slight purple tint on some parts of it, mainly towards the bottom.
Yeah it's an atomizer, after reading up on it people are saying it needs a pressure of 30psi?
The check valve/bubble counter combo was also blocked but seems the diffuser is aswell as still didn't seem to be working, also tried plugging in an air pump :(

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 06:02 PM

An UP one ?
I've got 2.one needs 2.5 bar.the other 4!
Have you tried cleaning it ,by soaking in bleach ?

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 06:13 PM

Yeah it's an UP one, tbh i've not much clue on psi/bar ect kind of jumped into the deep end with co2 :D.
I will try soaking it in bleach, only problem is it was acting as a hose extension for my filter outlet now i'll have to buy some hose for these situations -.-

Stuck a little air stone in and cable tied it to bottom of a powerhead for now, still a waste i guess but better than nothing? :/

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 06:27 PM

That's why I have 2

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 04:20 PM

So if bleaching it does work, how would i go about the pressure do i just crank it up via needle valve?

There's 1 problem that's annoying me alot with this tank, because i've put T5 bulbs next to the T8s,
i've got to remove the full hood if i want to get my hand in the tank instead of just pushing it back abit :mad: .

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:35 PM

What reg do you have?
Can you adjust the working pressure or is it fixed?
If you can adjust the working pressure up,to say 2.5 bar, and use the needle valve to fine tune the BPS rate.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:05 PM

Okay sorry about that, too many jack daniels :phone:.

No idea if the pressure can be adjusted or not i got the jbl proflora m500 set if that helps any?
I'm guessing it's fixed pressure because what you said surprisingly makes sense to me :frantics:.

Update on tank; Alternanthera rosaefolia is doing great, so good it could be trimmed and replanted but i've got no room :getlost:.
Hairgrass is looking abit rough in some parts though and the cat litter is still throwing out orange dust sometimes. :mad:

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:25 PM

Not sure about this as I've not had this reg.  but I think the 'nut/dial' in the middle
of the reg face comes off and you can use an Allen key to adjust the working pressure

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:30 PM

BOOM
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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:43 PM

You sir are a complete star, that's kind of sneaky by JBL that piece of plastic looks like it's part of the design and there for show only, wouldn't of ever thought that was behind it LOL.
Here's an update on the tank;
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And of course, a problem comes with every good thing - he's had this for weeks tried dosing myxazine, seems to help but then it just booms back out!
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:39 PM

I just read too much,and hope some of it sticks :twitch:
Can't help with Lumpy,but the plants look healthy.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:52 PM

Looks kind of like a tumour :/

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:21 PM

Apperantly it's some kind of cyst, it isn't contagious or infectious. There isn't any treatment but it isn't usually a problem.
But i'm not sure if it'll go away on its own or not, it's so damn ugly :hmm:


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:19 PM

tank looks superb. Ridiculously healthy plants.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 03:38 PM

The dwarf hair grass isn't doing very well though, most of it is yellow/brown and i'm not really sure what i'm doing wrong tbh.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 08:55 PM

Day 25; you can see i've moved the hair grass from the left side, as it was failing hard.
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And here's the only decent picture i've got of the zebra plec:
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Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:03 AM

Hair grass has always been a bit hit or miss for me.
It's tended to do better with a decent substrate,maybe the cat lit isn't up to speed yet?

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 12:03 PM

Just a thought but maybe the powerhead is blowing a bit too much at it. My koralia certainly mechanically damaged plants that were in proximity, not visually but they would suffer and develop algae exactly where the powerhead was aimed at.

The tank also looks quite shady to me based on the pictures, maybe it needs a bit more light at the bottom. I couldn't kill hair grass in a low tech tank with just a sand substrate so it's quite puzzling yours isn't going well. Mine didn't do well when I stopped liquid carbon so it could be CO2 related. The powerhead blowing won't give the plants enough time to pickup the CO2. Sometimes too much flow is not good.