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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-30-2004, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Splash
Laith, Decomposing fish will release both N...

Laith,

Decomposing fish will release both N and P; however, I wouldn't think that a single dead cardinal tetra would have much effect on a well-planted tank. My plants would suck up the released...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-13-2004, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,871
Posted By Splash
e17jo1, Here are some ideas to consider. ...

e17jo1, Here are some ideas to consider.

Having lived in San Diego, I know that it has a problem with salt in the water table. That isn't showing up in your gh/kh, however. You might want to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-13-2004, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
Posted By Splash
The concensus on BBA is that it is best...

The concensus on BBA is that it is best controlled by keeping PO4 low. This is sometimes done by slightly overdosing NO3 relative to PO4, which drives the PO4 toward a growth-limiting condition. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-13-2004, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
Posted By Splash
The 10:1 ratio is for (ppm NO3):(ppm PO4). It...

The 10:1 ratio is for (ppm NO3):(ppm PO4). It was derived from the Redfield Ratio (aka Redfield-Ketchum-Richards Ratio or just RKR Ratio) which describes the average elemental composition of oceanic...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-14-2004, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By Splash
24/7. The pH rises about 0.1 (lowest scale of...

24/7. The pH rises about 0.1 (lowest scale of the controller meter) when the lights go out, but stabilizes after that. Rarely does the controller need to add CO2 at night, so the rate of CO2...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-13-2004, 03:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,060
Posted By Splash
Oh boy...did you just date yourself, or what? :D

Oh boy...did you just date yourself, or what? :D
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-12-2004, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By Splash
Overfloater, I think your assurances are...

Overfloater, I think your assurances are overstated, but regardless, I usually keep open sores and cuts on my hands covered with a bandage to limit the possibility of infection from contacting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-12-2004, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By Splash
I often drive drunk and with my eyes closed, but...

I often drive drunk and with my eyes closed, but I've never had an accident while driving like that. So it must be safe for everybody to drive drunk and with their eyes closed.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-09-2004, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By Splash
There is some question as to whether fish...

There is some question as to whether fish tuberculosis is transmitable to humans. You are proabably fine as long as you don't have any open cuts or sores and scrub your hands and arms with soap and...
Forum: Lighting   04-09-2004, 01:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,926
Posted By Splash
I suspect that my CEO friend was a bit...

I suspect that my CEO friend was a bit underwhelmed by our response.
Forum: Lighting   04-09-2004, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,926
Posted By Splash
Well, with a grand total of 24 interested...

Well, with a grand total of 24 interested hobbyists, each one will have to buy a whole lotta bulbs before I will get rich!
Forum: Substrate   04-01-2004, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,355
Posted By Splash
I do! Thanks!

I do! Thanks!
Forum: Substrate   04-01-2004, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,355
Posted By Splash
No. I was really looking at Flourite. ...

No. I was really looking at Flourite.
http://www.seachem.com/products/product_pages/Flourite.html

Which looks pretty "black" when sitting next to a bag of Flourite Red....
Forum: Substrate   03-31-2004, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,355
Posted By Splash
Ahhhh. There is a Flourite Red and a Flourite. ...

Ahhhh. There is a Flourite Red and a Flourite. When you guys were complaining about the redness of Flourite (relative to onyx sand), I figured you meant the Flourite Red. So, I guess you really...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-31-2004, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,750
Posted By Splash
Good advice on all accounts! You really need to...

Good advice on all accounts! You really need to do some more testing of your water, both at the tap and in the aquarium, so you can better decide what to do next. I know that might be a "pain in...
Forum: Substrate   03-31-2004, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,355
Posted By Splash
My LFS has a blackish-gray Flourite next to the...

My LFS has a blackish-gray Flourite next to the red stuff. Has anyone used that yet? I thought I might mix it together with Eco-Complete to get the best of both products. (Or would it the "the...
Forum: Equipment   03-31-2004, 02:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,488
Posted By Splash
You guys are AWEsome!!! I can't wait until my...

You guys are AWEsome!!! I can't wait until my tank grows up, so I can be an Eheimer too!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-30-2004, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,750
Posted By Splash
I would think that could be a problem in an urban...

I would think that could be a problem in an urban area, with the rain washing the pollution from the sky. Acid rain has certainly done a number on large parts of the US northeast and in Europe.
Forum: Equipment   03-30-2004, 01:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,488
Posted By Splash
Didn't Eheim make the booster pumps for the...

Didn't Eheim make the booster pumps for the shuttle? :D
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-30-2004, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,750
Posted By Splash
"DH" is just my clumsy fingers on the keyboard. ...

"DH" is just my clumsy fingers on the keyboard. KH (carbonate hardness) and GH (general hardness) are correct.




i'm sorry but not trying to be rude...
what is DH? coz in Singapore dun think...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-30-2004, 02:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,168
Posted By Splash
Actually, I believe that a nemertean worm is...

Actually, I believe that a nemertean worm is unsegmented; i.e., it's not phylum Annelida, but it also not phylum Platyhelminthes, which includes the flatworms. Nemertea is a separate phylum.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-28-2004, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 755
Posted By Splash
If there really is a lot of shell in your new...

If there really is a lot of shell in your new substrate, IMO you might want to just clear it out and start over. As you add CO2 you tend to increase the acidity, but this can make the shell hash...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-28-2004, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,750
Posted By Splash
Before you spend any money on water, you really...

Before you spend any money on water, you really need to get that KH/DH kit and test the hardness of the water in your aquarium. If you don't test, we can only speculate that evaporation is a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-28-2004, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 987
Posted By Splash
Dogg76, I haven't used your particular...

Dogg76,

I haven't used your particular filter, but I can give you the general idea. First, you put in a pleated paper filter with pores that are finer than the diatom powder. You add the powder...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-28-2004, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,750
Posted By Splash
OK, but storing water overnight will not solve...

OK, but storing water overnight will not solve your problem. When 3 liters of water evaporates from your aquarium, all of the minerals that would normally be dissolved in that water remain behind in...
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