Filter and CO2 for 30gal? - Page 2 - Equipment - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > Equipment

Equipment Aquarium Equipment - Discuss equipment to help setup your planted aquarium.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-14-2006, 08:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
abnormalsanon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 234
iTrader Ratings: 5
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
abnormalsanon is a regular member
Default

Well, I definitely splurged--in the past few days, I ordered a CO2 regulator, new CF bulb (96W daylight dual 6500K/10000K), Eheim 2213 canister filter, 2L bottle of Flourish Excel, and Hydor inline heater. Whew!

I've got some new plants on the way from several sources, so I really hope the new equipment makes a difference! I'm tired of growing algae...
abnormalsanon is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 06-15-2006, 12:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 302
iTrader Ratings: 0
Glouglou is a regular member
Default Hi!

Quote:
Originally Posted by abnormalsanon
OK, I ordered this set-up. I'm psyched to get it! It seems reasonably priced with quality parts, and hopefully I won't have too much trouble getting it up and running.

Do I need anything else to go with it? Should I buy calbration solution? How does that work?

Now I just need to find a place that sells/fills CO2 bottles. There's a beverage distributor nearby that probably does.
the set-up you buy resemble the Milwaukee set-up I have. Be very careful with the bubble counter, mine was crack in a month. The only problem is the needle valve that is coarse and don’t let me have the control I like to have. Maybe yours is better. Anyway I will soon change the needle valve for a Fabco that offer more control
http://www.wcf.com/co2iron/
and I’m changing the bubble counter for a DIY PVC bubble counter.

I don’t really believe in those PH controllers, I think they are way to expensive and not to reliable.

I have a complete control with my solenoid valve on a simple inexpensive timer. I can start my Co2 anytime before my light come on and shut it off when I want. All that plus the amount of CO2 you inject and you can achieve whatever you want.

For the tank Buy a 10 pound tank from A beverage/home brewer company and you will be in business.

One primordial point is to dissolve the CO2 without wasting it. Personally I choose a DIY external reactor powered by a maxi-jet pump outside the tank. This bring good dissolution and optimal use of the gas and give more water movement to the Tank (good for the Prandtl boundary)


Good luck
Glouglou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006, 10:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 27
iTrader Ratings: 0
bergzy is a regular member
Default

i am by far a hardcore freshwater plant aquarist...i keep fw plants as a wonderful gigression from my main aquairum hobby of reef populated mainly by corals with a little fish...

i have a 29g tank that has been growing very nicely (except for some light nuisance algae)...

here is my equipment set up...

- 29g glass tank...got rid of the hood
- 150w metal halide with 5700k bulb on a hamilton reefstar reflector with electronic ballast suspended about 12 inches above the water
- ebo-jager 150w heater
- 100% eco-complete substrate with a thin peat bottom layer
- 1 med size driftwood
- ecco 2236 canister filter (so incredibly easy to use and maintain) filled with biological substrate, coarse and fine mechanical filter
- 5lb co2 cylinder
- jbj co2 regulator
- aquamedic 1000 co2 reactor
- reef fanatic ph controller

plants are the $30 group from aquatic depot from yahoo. they are cheap for the quality of plants you get, healthy, generous in size and have grown very nicely.

fish are two med discus, 4 rummy nose tetra's, 5 serpae tetras and 6 cardinal tetra's...

i change 5-10g per week with 2/3 ro/di and 1/3 tap. chemicals i add are cycle and novaqua to the water change...um, water. i add seachem flourish every so often and flourish tabs once every 3 months.

that's about it. i trim the tank once every two months or so. yes, it does get very overgrown but my fish dont seem to mind!
bergzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > Equipment > Filter and CO2 for 30gal?

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1