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  1. #1

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
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    My first question pretains to my filters. In my 55g, i have an ac 70+50 set up, i know hobs arent too good for injected co2 but a canister filter is completely out of the budget for a while. Will i be able to keep a good concentration with those going? Any advice to improve the situation?
    Since i dont have a canister the inline diffusers wont work, so think those glass ones would be the only other option, how do i choose the right size? Im looking at one with a 1" wide bell...
    I plan on setting up that diffuser under my frogbit canopy i have, hoping some bubles get trapped and im hoping that would help the tank maintain the co2 levels.... Think it would matter?

    Lastly my water is soft... Like 2-3 kh soft. Should i be worried about a bad ph drop? And with my pwc should i be worried about the swing?

    Thanks for the input
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    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    I personally do not the bubble style diffusers as you can get a larger amount of the CO2 gassing off. As a alternative, you can get motorize in tank diffusers along the same lines as the one in the below link. I have never used one of those, but I friend of mine is using one a lot like the the below link, and he has great results. There are no bubbles making it to the surface so there is very little CO2 wasted. He hides this thing behind some plants so you have to look for it to see it.

    Might be worth looking into.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aquarium-CO2...-/281184429147
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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  4. #4

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ &quot;genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol&quot;  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
    World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - genocidex 

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    well it looks like both of those are similar, but i got an idea. since i do plan on buying a canister filter for my tank in the near future (im hoping for some holiday $ to spend XD) can i use an inline diffuser with a cheap power head? if not i know theres people who use power heads to chop up the co2 to better disolve it. looks like thats what both of those designs do. ill be looking into it more, leaving now pick up my 5# co2 tank off cl.
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

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    If you are getting a canister filter, you can get one of the below inline diffusers

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/281019232500?...84.m1423.l2649

    I've got one running on my canister filter right now and it works really good. No bubbles at all in the tank and I have a low CO2 flow rate, one bubble every 2 to 3 seconds.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ &quot;genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol&quot;  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
    World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - genocidex 

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    Yep i plan on getting one come the holiday season or if i find a cheap one. But for the mean time i want to get it going to set it up w/o the canister and when that comes in ill be moving the set up i use to another tank
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

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    That's actually my design in the video. Its very very effective. Will you be using a yeast mixture or co2 tank?
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  8. #8

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ &quot;genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol&quot;  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
    World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - genocidex 

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    just bought a 5# co2 tank and monday im ordering the regulator. so that design in the video, are you using a power head to chop the bubbles to make the dissolve better? im just trying to get the better bang for my buck like so many other people now a days.
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

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    Its not chopping up the bubbles. The powerhead sprays a jet of water through the Co2 which then swirls around the inside of the container creating a large surface area of liquid. This maximizes interaction with the gas and causes it to dissolve efficiently.
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    This is another one I made using the typical design where the bubbles are chopped up.



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