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Forum: Equipment 05-16-2012, 11:05 AM
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Posted By vraev
Yeah! I am really concerned about the oil getting...

Yeah! I am really concerned about the oil getting into the tank...thats why I rather prefer using water...especially considering how crappy the bubble counter is...I have no faith in it. lol!

And...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
yup! it sounds normal. There is that delay in the...

yup! it sounds normal. There is that delay in the bubble counter stabilization. BTW...I would recommend a check valve. I got a good quality plastic check valve that I am using. The aquatek bubble...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
When you have it open, on my 10lb cylinder, it...

When you have it open, on my 10lb cylinder, it constantly stays at 1000psi. When you close it, I would imagine it does indeed drop slowly as the CO2 within the lines is cleared. And yes....even on...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
Everyday earth "hours"? :p lol! Considering the...

Everyday earth "hours"? :p lol! Considering the amount of power they require to run their gallery...2h is huge savings on the power bill.



Well..if u look at the diffuser now...the cylinder...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
@FHF, Yeah dude! Its totally worth going with the...

@FHF, Yeah dude! Its totally worth going with the big name brands for technologies that we will be using for a while...the filter, regulator, "an approved" cylinder, etc. I guess lights would fall in...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
I guess...but its still not too...

I guess...but its still not too feasible...considering the driving distance...one of us would still be spending 20$ on gas to pick up the regulator...rendering the 20$ save moot. Either way...I was...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
so far no complaints. I like it. I know I did not...

so far no complaints. I like it. I know I did not personally use the DICI regulator. But, the aquatek one seems better built. The solenoid...the full brass construction just feels more reliable. Only...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
hmm...IIRC....it was actually dark green...same...

hmm...IIRC....it was actually dark green...same color when I added it. But I'll remake it later today and check. I am using the AI drop checker with indicator and the CALaqua reference solution. It...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
Hmm...good to know...I guess I'll just keep it in...

Hmm...good to know...I guess I'll just keep it in mind to replace the tubing/valve after an year.

YEah...I have been following the instructions on the dropchecker...but I agree...its too much...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
yup! Got it from amazon becos its USPS shipping....

yup! Got it from amazon becos its USPS shipping. Expensive but no surprises like f***ing UPS.

Looks stable so far today.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7202/6998976430_9a7a99fa3e.jpg

Need to...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
k. will monitor again. thanks

k. will monitor again. thanks
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
When I initially opened it...even now...I haven't...

When I initially opened it...even now...I haven't turned a full turn... I just cranked it open a bit so that I could get a reading at 1000psi. Didn't open it fully at all. So yeah...this would now be...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
okay! Here is what happened since 9AM when I...

okay! Here is what happened since 9AM when I turned this thing on today:

before turning on:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7091/6996901330_b4b829f651_z.jpg

after turning on:...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
Excuse the parallax error....couldn't take shot...

Excuse the parallax error....couldn't take shot head on at night with my iphone....flash is un-controllable...completely unreadable with flash head on. Its 1000psi and yes...I know it was 1000psi ON...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
Is it normal for the tank pressure to drop during...

Is it normal for the tank pressure to drop during operation and then bump back up once the solenoid goes off?

I was cleaning the tank today after getting sick of the algae and did a water...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
hmm...thts good to know. I don't think CO2...

hmm...thts good to know. I don't think CO2 escaping into my apt wil be an issue due to the ventilation I have, plus my apt is full of plants, perhaps my CPs will actually get a growth spurt. lol
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
Thats good to know Mike. Well... I already...

Thats good to know Mike. Well... I already ordered my aquatek regulator. So I will still try to return the Dici regulator. I think at this moment I am just seeing too many negative reviews of this...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
Ah! GOod to know. thanks! I guess I am just a bit...

Ah! GOod to know. thanks! I guess I am just a bit wary about it because none of my previous hobbies had anything like this...with the potential..to do damage. I can't wait to get my new regulator and...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
Yup! Will go tomorrow and hoefully it should go...

Yup! Will go tomorrow and hoefully it should go all smooth. *Sigh*...now the process begins to get a new regulator. More extra money from the wallet. but well...maybe I can use the credit to get my...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
Hmm.... yes! I found his thread. I really don't...

Hmm.... yes! I found his thread. I really don't want to risk it. An apartment.... I am not at all concerned about fish.. I guess a little...but my main concern is safety that the cylinder shouldn't...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
But someone else here:...

But someone else here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/equipment/154171-co2-regulator-opinions-dici-machinery.html

exv152 is using the AI regulators safely. I guess there aren't much details,...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
Yup! I did read your thread.... I was hoping I...

Yup! I did read your thread.... I was hoping I would give this a shot first. But maybe as u said..perhaps I should try returning it, getting a store credit and maybe getting a safer regulator kit....
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 64,228
Posted By vraev
A question regarding setup of the C02 system. ...

A question regarding setup of the C02 system.

Unfortunately I guess I saw that the DICI AI CO2 systems aren't that great. Freeman at AI insists that they should be fine. So I am thinking its only...
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