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Thread: Planted Tropheus Tank - Doomed from the start?

  1. #11
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    Ordered a V52-1-12 from Bill at Ideal Valve. Thanks LeftC!
    Last edited by Cyclesafe; 02-02-2011 at 11:35 PM.
    125G Planted Tropheus / Epiphyte: 9hr 156W T5's; KH12; CO2 inj; UGJ's supplied by an Eheim 1262; Eheim 2128 filter; automated WC system; Aquacontroller Jr..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclesafe View Post
    Where can I buy a V52-1-12 on line? Kinda stumped....
    Call Bill Sand at Ideal: Phone (701) 352-1164

    This link has the phone number and email address, but phoning is the best way to go. Bill gets so many emails that he can't answer all of them. http://www.idealvalve.com/index.html

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    Hi,

    I have spoken to Bill twice now for my V52 once when ordering and again on checking the status.

    Nice guy and good service....I even had mine shipped to a different address...

    I called twice as stated and he picked up right away and took my order. Same thing on the status check picked right up.

    I am glad we are sending this business his way. I wonder if he knows why we all want high quality needle valves?
    Thanks,

    Gerry.

    'When something's not right, it's wrong'. Bob Dylan

    Current 220 scape

    http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...3219-220-video

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    Well, I said I was worried about what I didn't know. And I didn't know that I have a one stage rather than two stage regulator. Two gauges maybe, but so what. Its this one. Probably a piece of junk.

    I just ordered a V52-1-12 needle valve to replace the impossible-to-adjust needle valve on this no-name regulator. I have an in-line bubble counter. What parts do I need to connect the V52-1-12 to CO2 tubing?

    Or is this putting lipstick on a pig?
    Last edited by Cyclesafe; 02-03-2011 at 04:59 PM. Reason: added the pig part...
    125G Planted Tropheus / Epiphyte: 9hr 156W T5's; KH12; CO2 inj; UGJ's supplied by an Eheim 1262; Eheim 2128 filter; automated WC system; Aquacontroller Jr..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclesafe View Post
    Well, I said I was worried about what I didn't know. And I didn't know that I have a one stage rather than two stage regulator. Two gauges maybe, but so what. Its this one. Probably a piece of junk.

    I just ordered a V52-1-12 needle valve to replace the impossible-to-adjust needle valve on this no-name regulator. I have an in-line bubble counter. What parts do I need to connect the V52-1-12 to CO2 tubing?

    Or is this putting lipstick on a pig?

    Piece of junk 1 stage and a junk valve too boot.

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    Noted. Thanks. I'll lurk in the Gerryd's regulator build thread and copy what they end up doing. Very lucky for me!
    125G Planted Tropheus / Epiphyte: 9hr 156W T5's; KH12; CO2 inj; UGJ's supplied by an Eheim 1262; Eheim 2128 filter; automated WC system; Aquacontroller Jr..

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    Many have found out the hard way, do not feel bad.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr

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    I'm thinking that some plants might be nice.....

    Ordered a Nuaire 1564, Swagelok post body components, and a Burkett 6011 to go with the V52-1-12 I bought yesterday. This site rocks!

    And speaking of rocks....



    My plants are supposed to be here tomorrow!
    125G Planted Tropheus / Epiphyte: 9hr 156W T5's; KH12; CO2 inj; UGJ's supplied by an Eheim 1262; Eheim 2128 filter; automated WC system; Aquacontroller Jr..

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    Those fish are gorgeous!

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    Hi,

    GillesF nailed it...they are beautiful fish......

    I think Anubias would work well here. Vary many varieties of size and leaf shape and most are way too tough to be eaten. It happens but not much...

    An alternate to vals is Java narrow.

    What plants did you order?????????
    Thanks,

    Gerry.

    'When something's not right, it's wrong'. Bob Dylan

    Current 220 scape

    http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...3219-220-video

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