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  Topic: ISTA Co2 Diffuser-works with DIY not pressurized
shashank

Replies: 5
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PostForum: CO2 Equipment for Planted Aquaria   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:56 pm   Subject: Re: ISTA Co2 Diffuser-works with DIY not pressurized
Da_vipin wrote (View Post):
Hi,
I think you are over straining the tube with 2 more check valves. Try connecting the bubble counter outlet directly to diffuser without any breaks in tube.

regards,


It was the check-valves and the tubing which was causing this. I got CO2 tubing and connected directly without any check-valves and the setup is working fine for more than a month now. Thanks for the help Smile
  Topic: ISTA Co2 Diffuser-works with DIY not pressurized
shashank

Replies: 5
Views: 389

PostForum: CO2 Equipment for Planted Aquaria   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:39 am   Subject: Re: ISTA Co2 Diffuser-works with DIY not pressurized
Da_vipin wrote (View Post):
Hi,

I'm using 2 of these Ista Compact V 3 in 1 diffuser, it has bubble counter and check valve built into it. I think you are over straining the tube with 2 more check valves. Try connecting the bubble counter outlet directly to diffuser without any breaks in tube.

regards,


Hi thanks for the input. I tried with one check valve initially and faced the same issue, later added another check valve, so running 2 check valves as of now. I'm baffled because it works perfectly with my DIY setup! The other glass diffuser is no where close to ista in terms of diffusing.
  Topic: ISTA Co2 Diffuser-works with DIY not pressurized
shashank

Replies: 5
Views: 389

PostForum: CO2 Equipment for Planted Aquaria   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:23 pm   Subject: Re: ISTA Co2 Diffuser-works with DIY not pressurized
Sure, this is the cylinder+diffuser, tubing goes out through the opening behind, to the tank where at water level there's another check valve and then to diffuser.
  Topic: ISTA Co2 Diffuser-works with DIY not pressurized
shashank

Replies: 5
Views: 389

PostForum: CO2 Equipment for Planted Aquaria   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:23 pm   Subject: ISTA Co2 Diffuser-works with DIY not pressurized
So like stated in the description, I have a ISTA 3 in 1 V Shape Co2 diffuser which i've been using with my DIY setup for the last 5 months. It worked fine other than for the occasional clogging due to algae.

I upgraded to a pressurized setup a week ago and the diffuser just doesn't work when connected to the co2 cylinder. I see a few bubbles at the base (as it also has a bubble counter) and then nothing happens, whether I set the needle valve to 2 bps or 50 bps. If I plug in any other diffuser it works just fine, so definitely no problem with the cylinder or tubing.

DIY setup
Citric acid+Baking soda at 2-3 kg/cm3 pressure

Pressurized
50psi working pressure

What could be the issue here ? I cleaned the diffuser recently to see of its clogged, but that didn't help.
  Topic: DIY CO2 STAINLESS STEEL (CHINA MADE) (Citric + baking soda)
shashank

Replies: 22
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PostForum: CO2 Equipment for Planted Aquaria   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:35 pm   Subject: Re: DIY CO2 STAINLESS STEEL (CHINA MADE) (Citric + baking so
Bumping an old thread since I have very similar requirements

Looking to move to a pressurized setup from my DIY. From what I gather, i'm better off buying regulator+solenoid+needle valve from a pneumatic shop around SP road, however not sure where to pick up the cylinder from. I know LFS sells cylinder but not clear on the other option, do I need to approach local welding stores or industrial gas supplies shops ?

Also, any suggestions for stores  on SP road (izzy hardware was recommended) and trustworthy LFS around vijayanagar ?
  Topic: Probem in ONE month old setup!!!
shashank

Replies: 27
Views: 4956

PostForum: Aquatic Plants and Planted Aquaria   Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:32 pm   Subject: Re: Probem in ONE month old setup!!!
Mortis wrote (View Post):
Shashank, for now its fine to start with these two. Start off with the standard dose mentioned on the bottle then increase to 1.5 times dose after 2 weeks and then double dose after a month.


Hey, thanks a lot! Will do as you suggest. If you know, can you point me to a source for more reading on dosing ? I read a few articles on macro and micro nutrients, methods of dosing etc but its a little repetitive and not much detail.
  Topic: Probem in ONE month old setup!!!
shashank

Replies: 27
Views: 4956

PostForum: Aquatic Plants and Planted Aquaria   Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:40 am   Subject: Re: Probem in ONE month old setup!!!
Thank you for the info. Did some reading and realised its good to start now. So do you suggest I start with Excel and Flourish for now ? I plan to add pressurised co2 at a later stage
  Topic: Probem in ONE month old setup!!!
shashank

Replies: 27
Views: 4956

PostForum: Aquatic Plants and Planted Aquaria   Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:51 pm   Subject: Re: Probem in ONE month old setup!!!
Mortis wrote (View Post):
Unless you start the CO2 and ferts now nothing will work. Do 50% thrice a week for two weeks then 50% twice a week for another two weeks


Will keep up with the water changes. Any reason why you insist on starting CO2 and ferts right away ? I've read that in a new tank with the substrate being new one can wait till a few months and I plan to go for a low-tech setup anyway
  Topic: Probem in ONE month old setup!!!
shashank

Replies: 27
Views: 4956

PostForum: Aquatic Plants and Planted Aquaria   Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:21 pm   Subject: Re: Probem in ONE month old setup!!!
Mortis wrote (View Post):
Your flow is too low, lighting period is too long, no CO2, no Liquid fertilizers so the result is what you are seeing in your tank. Correct all these issues and if you are not already doing it, increase the quantity and fequency of water changes for a month or so


Yes i've tried to address these issues as follows:
Flow- added a powerhead as a standby till I get a wavemaker
lighting-reduced to 2 tubes on for arnd 8-10 hrs
CO2 and ferts I'll start after a few months.

Water changes are 70% once a week, i'm thinking I should do 50% twice a week till the end of this month.
  Topic: Probem in ONE month old setup!!!
shashank

Replies: 27
Views: 4956

PostForum: Aquatic Plants and Planted Aquaria   Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:19 pm   Subject: Re: Probem in ONE month old setup!!!
Bumping an old thread since I have similar issues. I have a one month old setup with the following specifications
Dimensions-33"x22"x18"
Substrate- ADA Amazonia
Lighting-4 20w 2 feet LED bulbs on for about 12 hours a day
Flora-Cardamine lyrata, bacopa australius,Hydrocotyle leucophala, hygrophila polysperma, vallisneria nana, monte carlo and hair grass for planting
Filtration-JBL e900 crystal profi

NO CO2 or dosing so far.

I have good growth of plants but observed leaves turning brown and also growth of green algae on leaves, driftwood and diatoms on glass. There also seems to be a minor snail infestation since the number is growing day by day.

I tested the water and found very high Nitrite and nitrates, so looks like the tank isn't fully cycled yet.

How do I reduce the algae ? and should I remove the snails or let them be
  Topic: Household LED bulbs for planted tanks
shashank

Replies: 10
Views: 2203

PostForum: Lighting for Planted Aquaria   Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:56 pm   Subject: Re: Household LED bulbs for planted tanks
menonabhishek wrote (View Post):
Sorry for hijacking the thread.

How was the calculation of "5000 lumens" done ?

Would help people like me Smile


Logged in after a while Smile well there are a lot of such 'light calculation charts' available online, a quick google search and you should be good. You can plan the lights based on what you intend to achieve, low,medium or high tech setup.
  Topic: Household LED bulbs for planted tanks
shashank

Replies: 10
Views: 2203

PostForum: Lighting for Planted Aquaria   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:38 pm   Subject: Re: Household LED bulbs for planted tanks
Thanks, will start off with 5 and later add the 6th one. Is there a need to remove the diffuser from the bulb to make the beam more focused since the bulbs are of "flood" type and have a 120 degree angle
  Topic: Household LED bulbs for planted tanks
shashank

Replies: 10
Views: 2203

PostForum: Lighting for Planted Aquaria   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:29 pm   Subject: Re: Household LED bulbs for planted tanks
Thanks for the tip nidhi. My plan is to use 9w LED bulbs provided by BESCOM. Its bajaj make and has a lumen rating of 900 each. My plan was to hit ~4000 lumens so was planning to use 4 of them along with 2 0.5 watt blue leds and one red led bulb too. May be I need to add a couple more.

@aquaholic: Have you used them ? Can you please share your experience if you have.
  Topic: Household LED bulbs for planted tanks
shashank

Replies: 10
Views: 2203

PostForum: Lighting for Planted Aquaria   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:38 pm   Subject: Re: Household LED bulbs for planted tanks
Oh sorry forgot to update in the opening post, this will be for a 40 gallon tank 30x18x18(in inches) I'm planning a low tech setup to start off with and so thinking if these bulbs will serve the purpose till I move to a medium/high tech tank.
  Topic: Household LED bulbs for planted tanks
shashank

Replies: 10
Views: 2203

PostForum: Lighting for Planted Aquaria   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:15 pm   Subject: Household LED bulbs for planted tanks
So I was thinking if its possible to use regular household led bulbs with b22 holder of 9w/15w in planted tanks ? I'd love to have a DIY led setup with 10w chips,but the more I read, I realize it isn't a simple straight forward DIY. So for those that aren't blessed with excellent DIY skills, can we use LED bulbs with B22 holders ? I've read about walmart/home depot bulbs being used on some other forums with good results.

I plan to set up a low tech tank and would like to know if anyone's tried this so far and what have been the results. I plan to use four 9w 6500k bulbs and a few 0.5w red and blue led bulbs to mimic the DIY setup.
 
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