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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-10-2016, 01:08 AM
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Posted By nilocg
Please delete.

Please delete.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-03-2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,780
Posted By nilocg
The problem is that there are also people who...

The problem is that there are also people who dont add fertilizers and have algae which then improves once they dose fertilizers. I agree that it is confusing, but there seems to be a multitude of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-02-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,780
Posted By nilocg
I think we can all agree that algae, just like...

I think we can all agree that algae, just like plants need some nutrients to grow, if there are absolutely no nutrient nothing will grow. I dont think anyone would argue this. I just dont...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-02-2016, 09:22 PM
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Views: 6,780
Posted By nilocg
I agree with this, but simply stating that they...

I agree with this, but simply stating that they cant tolerate higher levels of nitrates really doesnt tell us anything. What levels are ok and what arent ok? Copper is known to be toxic to shrimp...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-26-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By nilocg
Edit: Haha, unless you edited your post after I...

Edit: Haha, unless you edited your post after I posted, I majorly failed at reading. As Diana stated your nitrates are probably ok, adding a little more po4 wouldn't be a bad idea.

It is correct...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-22-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By nilocg
Ascorbic acid and potassium sorbate work well, as...

Ascorbic acid and potassium sorbate work well, as does excel/metricide. Vinegar also works.
Forum: Plants   01-21-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By nilocg
I have the green version of Pink flamingo, haha. ...

I have the green version of Pink flamingo, haha. Once in a while I get a leaf that looks like a shade of pink then instantly green.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-21-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By nilocg
If you have a canister filter, build a rex grigg...

If you have a canister filter, build a rex grigg or cerges reactor. If you DIY them they are very cheap and will work as well as anything.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-19-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By nilocg
No those levels are far below levels suggested in...

No those levels are far below levels suggested in EI dosing, for example, you would need to dose 35ml of flourish comp per 60g to reach suggested EI levels(or close to). That chart suggests one cap...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-18-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By nilocg
PPS-PRO would be a good option if you arent...

PPS-PRO would be a good option if you arent wanting to do frequent water changes, but as has already been stated, water changes are normally very good for the tank inhabitants assuming some...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-18-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By nilocg
I apologize, I was just trying to understand...

I apologize, I was just trying to understand where you are coming from and what you mean, when you say all the micros are coming from..., I assume you mean that there are enough being supplied. I am...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-18-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By nilocg
I don't see that he says anything about stocking...

I don't see that he says anything about stocking levels, so maybe yes, maybe no. How can you possibly say there is enough fish food/fish waste to supply all the needed micros. If that were the case...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-17-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By nilocg
I agree, but if you aren't going to be adding all...

I agree, but if you aren't going to be adding all the micros, then you probably won't need the extra macros.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-17-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By nilocg
Why would you say not to increase other traces? ...

Why would you say not to increase other traces? He/She is dosing more macros.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-17-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By nilocg
It doesn't look like you are dosing any micros,...

It doesn't look like you are dosing any micros, adding a product such as CSM+B with give you all the necessary micronutrients including plenty of iron
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-13-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By nilocg
It is much easier to have two different...

It is much easier to have two different solutions, one for the micros and one for the macros. You can make an all in one but it takes a bit more work and unless you are careful isnt very stable.
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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-13-2016, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By nilocg
Its still fine to dose, I have done it in the...

Its still fine to dose, I have done it in the past without any issues. Im not sure how much the suggested amount of vinegar is, but I suggest 15ml of excel per 500ml, so that would be close to 100ml...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-12-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By nilocg
Ya probably but I really dont think you will see...

Ya probably but I really dont think you will see any real world differences one way or the other.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-12-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By nilocg
Technically probably best right before the lights...

Technically probably best right before the lights come on. Are you going to notice a difference if you dose when you get home? Probably not.

It is more important to remember to dose and be...
Forum: DIY   01-11-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By nilocg
I would suggest making a rex grigg reactor with a...

I would suggest making a rex grigg reactor with a by pass valve, that way not all the flow is going through the reactor itself. Even then you may need to have two of them to have enough capacity for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-11-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By nilocg
The solubility of Equilibrium or most GH boosters...

The solubility of Equilibrium or most GH boosters for that matter is very low, you will never be able to get enough of it dissolved to be effective.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-10-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By nilocg
It would reduce the concentration of ferts in the...

It would reduce the concentration of ferts in the water, depending on your tank it may or may not cause issues. If you feel you need to do the extra water change look for deficiencies, if you see...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-08-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By nilocg
If you are ordering dry ferts specifically for...

If you are ordering dry ferts specifically for the purpose of dosing the EI method then get a package with the correct quantities. You will be going through 4x as much kno3 as you will kh2po4 and...
Forum: DIY   12-30-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By nilocg
If built right, a rex grigg reactor will be the...

If built right, a rex grigg reactor will be the last thing you will have problems with. I have built many of them and have never had an issue. Also I have not had them be noisy at all assuming the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-30-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By nilocg
I would say you are probably good to go, if you...

I would say you are probably good to go, if you wanted to add another degree of gh just to be safe that would be fine, but probably not needed.
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