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Re: [APD] Re: Flourish Excel and algae

With the right setup -- Robert pointed out that his horror
stories were with incomplete setups, missing needle valves
-- and some common sense, you should not have any horrors
to talk about.

Scott H.

--- GramFran413 at aol_com wrote:
> OK, I'll tell you something that you all know.  I'm a
> grandma who loves her 
> aquaria, her fish, and her few aquatic plants.  I'm not
> an engineer, I'm not a 
> chemist, but I do want to learn more and am not afraid to
> try something new, 
> BUT it's horror stories like this one (and I'm sure that
> if I searched the 
> archives I'd find more) that keep me from CO2 (and I
> don't even know what that is <
> G>)!  Dear God in Heaven!  If Robert Paul Hudson has this
> sort of thing 
> happen, I hate to think what kind of debacle *I* might
> have!
> In a message dated 10/11/03 9:02:38 AM Pacific Daylight
> Time, 
> aquatic-plants-request at actwin_com writes:
> > The last time the tank emptied out over night in just a
> few hours, and in 
> > each instance it
> > killed every fish in my tank. It even killed the
> snails. In each instance I 
> > was using a regulator bought from one of the old pros
> here without a needle 
> > valve, and in each case it was a cylinder obtained in a
> swap with a supplier 
> > less than two months old that had been inspected and
> certified. I also had a 
> > check valve on the system 2 out of the three times.
> Since I started using a 
> > regulator with a fixed, low, working pressure I have
> not had any problems at 
> > all. Of course it also has a needle valve. So whatever
> the reason, it works
> > and I will not ever go back to using run of the mill
> high pressure 
> > regulators, even if just putting a needle valve on it
> will solve the problem.
> Growing old is inevitable; growing UP is optional.
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