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post #11 of 25 Old 10-20-2009, 09:56 PM
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about the E.I (estimateive index) you can find some info on it here. what a deal your speedin towards a high tech setup here though which are crazy to maintain but worthwhile imo

http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/EI.htm
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post #12 of 25 Old 10-20-2009, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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about the E.I (estimateive index) you can find some info on it here. what a deal your speedin towards a high tech setup here though which are crazy to maintain but worthwhile imo

http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/EI.htm
I'm all up or high tech. I'm currently unemployed so I've got nothing but time.
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nothing but time and empty pockets? LOL high tech isnt fun at all with no job. gets exspensive with the E.I method of dosing DAILY
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post #14 of 25 Old 10-21-2009, 06:55 AM
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nothing but time and empty pockets? LOL high tech isnt fun at all with no job. gets exspensive with the E.I method of dosing DAILY
the ferts are actually extremely cheap if you mix your own.
its CO2 that probably is the largest on-going cost (and initial outlay)

i use a FE for my CO2 and it costs 10 for a refill which will last for 2 months but if i were to use off the shelf CO2 then i'd be paying 25 every 2 wks!!!!
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post #15 of 25 Old 10-21-2009, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
spot on money.


What is FE?

I was thinking of DIYing a reaction chamber and using fermentation to generate the C02 (about 10 million bottles going at once).
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post #16 of 25 Old 10-21-2009, 12:51 PM
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spot on money.


What is FE?

I was thinking of DIYing a reaction chamber and using fermentation to generate the C02 (about 10 million bottles going at once).
Fire extinguisher, you simply wont be able to get stable enough CO2 for that much light.
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Wow good thought!

And your probably right, but I'm well up for giving it a go!
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jack throw out a link or explain how the FE co2 injection works, im curious.
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post #19 of 25 Old 10-21-2009, 03:47 PM
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basically it involves taking a CO2 fire extuingisher, taking the horn off it, fitting a regulator and optional solenoid, and then the check valve, bubble counter diffuser etc.
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hahah looks like i finally have a excuse to join ukaps now.
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