There are many misconceptions regarding the light requirements of a planted aquarium. This causes no end to grief for the hobbyists who follow the so-called rules without understanding some of the fundamental principles of plant physiology and photosynthesis. Hobbyist are typically instructed to use “as much light as possible” or to “upgrade their current poor … Read more
In this article we’ll provide a basic template for starting a CO2 enriched planted tank. We’ll make a couple of assumptions and will address any differences from these assumptions after the main article. Assumption #1: CO2 enrichment will primarily be by gas cylinder injection and using a timer solenoid to regulate the injection schedule of … Read more
There are a variety of aquatic plant types. The method used to add them to the aquarium depends on the type of structure. The three main categories are: Plants having roots. Epiphitic plants which have few roots or no roots at all. Floating plants. Plants Having Roots Rooted plants are typically inserted directly into the … Read more
Mastering CO2 is the most important skill in a high tech planted tank. Plants use the energy of light to strip Carbon from Carbon Dioxide. The Carbon is then used to fabricate Carbohydrates. Sugar is a fundamental Carbohydrate and plants combine Phosphate with Carbon to build a nutritious sugar. It is this Phosphate Sugar that … Read more
Confused about CO2 cylinder types and connections? There are quite a few Different types of cylinder available for us to use in our aquariums and people are often confused as to which type of cylinder and what connections it may use. These can be split into 2 main types Standard refillable cylinders including CO2 Fire … Read more
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This situation happens with Pro-SE regulators as well as Pro-Elite. When lowering working pressure you need to wait till pressure escapes from the regulator. Just make sure to keep solenoid and needle valve open. The best practice is to remove bubble counter/tubing from the needle valve fully open needle valve switch ON solenoid now you … Read more
If you need to refill your bubble counter often than once per week. Please make sure to check all connection between diffuser and bubble counter. If you have a leak, the pressure will escape and due to low resistance water will be pushed out of the bubble counter. If you can’t find any leaks, please … Read more
This is absolutely normal as gas is trapped inside the regulator’s chamber. To completely release gas from the regulator, power up your solenoid and open needle valve. Gas will escape from the regulator and both gauges will read 0.
BS341 / DIN477 / W21.8×14 is standard used in Europe for most refillable CO2 cylinders including CO2 fire extinguishers.