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    The dip tube has been removed, but the regulator has no pressure relieve valve. The pressure must have gone up coz i found the diffuser flouting in the tank. The turn valve on the extinguisher does have a safety valve.

    I dont know if this happened coz the diffuser blew off maybe and then the regulator couldn't handle the sudden release of pressure? Side note: this is a oxygen regulator.

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    Yeah, that was definitely not a slow leak. For a reg to freeze over like that, something had to have popped. It most likely has a neoprene diaphragm, so my first guess would be a perforated\ruptured diaphragm.
     
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    I think you are correct on ruptured diaphragm, when i open the turn valve i only get a hissing sound from the regulator and it doesn't hold pressure and the pressure adjustment knob does nothing. Wonder if it can be repaired? Its a saffire O2 regulator.

    I think it was bound to happen sometime because the regulator was like over 15years old.

    Will hopefully receive the new regulator in this week.

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    Still the frozen regulator does make for a cool picture, reminds me or an outside ice skating ring I recently saw ...

    Later Ferdue
     
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    Up and running again....yay!!! Now to dail it in... Thinking of getting a pH pen, have seen numerous threads on other forums that suggest 1. pH drop is more or less what you should be aiming for.

    Haha ja Ferdie, its not everyday you see a frozen regulator.

    More than a week without CO2 did not do the tank any good. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Plants will be OK ... the effort to get algae to subside might be a different story.

    Glad it is sorted ..

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    You needsome shrimp to help you with the algae

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    I know and i want to add shrimp, problem is the Kribensis will make a nice meal out of them. So far i have added 4 ottos, going to another 5 today and see how it goes... Also gona trim the hell out of the plants, want to see if the new growth can hinder the algae growth.

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    1st update since my CO2 went haywire... Think this is the best my tank looked in a long time. Still fighting some algae mostly green spot algae. Adding more phosphate seems to worsen it.

    I removed the Ammania, that plant was just killing me, replaced it with the limnophila aromatica, best choice ever. Just sad to say in 2 weeks time the tank will be shut down, moving to a new home. Will updae as i rescape at the new place. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Looks stunning
     
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    Wow... Awesome tank

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    Last photo of this tank before the move. [​IMG]

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    Looks awesome. Before you move enter it in TOTM

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    Hahaha thanx Pierre, ill enter the new scape sometime if i can get it to grow lol

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    Absolutely stunning!
     
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    This is tank goals:D:D
     
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    Very Very Nice, Love the look, very natural.
     
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    Looks freaking awesome, amazing how lush your tank is.


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    So i moved house, ta k is recovering nicely last 3 months... And then.... I found this little dude... Baby otto[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Now that is just awesome and wonderfull

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