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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V6 #228
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V6 #228
- From: Michael Eckardt <mike at odg_com>
- Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 10:54:39 -0400
- In-reply-to: <200307190841.h6J8fDrC019043@otter.actwin.com>
The one thing I do not ever adjust is the needle valve. Once set, it stays set.
Usually I waste the CO2 when cleaning my reactor, or I simply shut off the
main valve on the bottle.
"You can only learn from the lazy."
At 04:41 AM 7/19/03 -0400, you wrote:
A cautionary tale.....
Yesterday I noticed my Eheim diffusor needed cleaning for the first time in
3 years, so I took it out and cleaned it. Prior to removing it, I shut
off my needle valve, so naturally I needed to readjust it putting things
back together. I set it too high, then too low, then when I was getting
closer to just right, I was distracted. I forgot about that task until
this AM when I noticed my fish were gasping at the surface. I soon
discovered a cascade of bubbles coming out of the CO2 diffusor, so I shut
off the needle valve. Now I have a few dead fish (from suffocation), an
airstone running (to diffuse the excess CO2), and a valuable lesson: be
darned careful when fooling with something potentially dangerous to your
fish. Don't just walk off and forget about it, even unintentionally.
A word to the wise....