Wet Dry Maintenance Video

Gerryd

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Hey all,

Not sure if I posted this already, and sorry if I did, but I don't see it yet :)

Here is a video on how simple the normal maintenance of my wet/dry is. I also spend a few moments showing the c02 pump and the cerges unit operation.

I am only kidding about using the towel to reduce c02 degassing :) It is an open invitation for my cats to jump on the towel thinking it solid and they end up in the sump lol Plus, I don't think it would work that well as a sealant lol

But until I get a new stand that can fit the wet/dry in, I use a large block sponge underneath the intakes so that gets dirty first and reduces the splashing so is pretty quiet. It is right next to my bed so can't be that bad. The stand has a support beam right dab in the middle both front and back, and the wet/dry can't fit in either side.....

Hope this helps someone....

 
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Hi Fab,

Thanks for the kind words....

Mods,

Can you please stick this thread?

Thanks

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Hi Fab,

Thanks for the kind words....

Mods,

Can you please stick this thread?

Thanks
 

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Thanks for posting this Gerry.

It is nice to see these things in operation to get a good idea of what is going on. I've never used a wet/dry and frankly they make me nervous with all the horror stories to be found around the net. I know if I ever go bigger than my 90 cm I will be doing a wet/dry and seeing it all in operation is a big help.
 

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Gerry, What size pump are you running for the reactor? I need to get one as the reactor inline is killing my flow.
 

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antbug;127096 said:
Gerry, What size pump are you running for the reactor? I need to get one as the reactor inline is killing my flow.

Hi,

It is either a Rio brank 1000 or 1100, can't remember :) I think < 200 gph iirc.

This config works well as I never see c02 mist in the tank. Low light tank (45-50 par at substrate) and full of ferns but ez to care for :)

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antbug;127096 said:
Gerry, What size pump are you running for the reactor? I need to get one as the reactor inline is killing my flow.

Hi,

It is either a Rio brank 1000 or 1100, can't remember :) I think < 200 gph iirc.

This config works well as I never see c02 mist in the tank. Low light tank (45-50 par at substrate) and full of ferns but ez to care for :)
 

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fablau;127112 said:
You are welcome Gerry! One question: does your Rio has a DIY needle wheel? Just curious...

Yup, all 3 do.

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fablau;127112 said:
You are welcome Gerry! One question: does your Rio has a DIY needle wheel? Just curious...

Yup, all 3 do.
 

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Gerry, I see that this thread is old and that red CO2 cylinder may have been used as a CO2 fire extinguisher at one time. You should have painted it an aluminum color. Those who view your video will get the impression that you can use a CO2 fire extinguisher in place of a type used for beer kegs. That is wrong unless it was properly serviced by a service technician to remove the pickup tube that goes to the bottom of the cylinder and I think the valve has to be changed over to the type used for beer kegs. At normal room temperatures and high pressure, (1000 psi) the contents will still be in a liquid state. This means that if the pickup tube is not removed, then liquid CO2 will enter the regulator and should ruin it. So I am assuming that you have already had this operation performed. CO2 cylinders should always be secured in an upright position because if it falls on its side, then depending on the amount of pressure left in the cylinder, the contents may still be in a liquid state.
 
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maciek_L

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Thank for the informative video. I have noted that you also use same ceramic bio media in the last section of filter. Did you do it to reduce the NO3 which is very effectively produced by wet dry section?
I am Asking because i have problem with very high nitrates +40ppm in the tank using wet dry. The plants growth Perfect but same have Stunted top due to the very high no3.
I am Wondering about reducing a part of plastic biobals and add some porus ceramic media to the submersed part to give some place for denitfyfying bacteria. What do you think about this?