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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Today, 02:31 AM
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Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Can you check you TDS??

Can you check you TDS??
Forum: Tank Journals   Today, 01:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,908
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I use a benchtop photometer for testing my water....

I use a benchtop photometer for testing my water. It is basically a machine used for testing water parameters. Similar to your test kits except it has a machine for reading the water nutrient levels...
Forum: Tank Journals   Yesterday, 09:54 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 31,818
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I get high sulfates because I've been dosing...

I get high sulfates because I've been dosing MgS04 and K2S04 and even CaS04 when I was playing around with the nutrient levels. I think my tap gets 20-30 ppm. Let me test your tap VS my tap.
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Yesterday, 09:45 PM
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Views: 124
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
The saddles indicate they are ready to breed....

The saddles indicate they are ready to breed. They breed constantly so if the first few tries does not yield baby shrimp then that is OK. At one point all females should be berried all the time.
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Yesterday, 07:50 PM
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Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I saw the video and your shrimp is doing fine....

I saw the video and your shrimp is doing fine. They usually try to aerate the eggs by fanning them. The amount of eggs they carry is a good sign. The mother seems to know which eggs are fertilized as...
Forum: Tank Journals   Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,908
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
02/10/16 Water parameters

So I did my weekly water test for this tank and I was hoping to get the N03/P04 levels down to 10 ppm and 1 ppm and it seems that my nitrate was set a little high. I know my P04 was higher because I...
Forum: Tank Journals   Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 31,818
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I tested your water for copper and sulfate....

I tested your water for copper and sulfate. Copper levels are at 18 ppb or 0.018 ppm and sulfate (S04) is at 90 ppm. I'm not too worried about the sulfate. My levels are still out of range (Max 100...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-09-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
The efficiency of the C02 injections does not...

The efficiency of the C02 injections does not really translate to 100% distribution of the C02 in the tank.

C02 levels are not the same at every part of the tank hence the reason of injecting...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-09-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,578
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I think once we validate that the lean levels...

I think once we validate that the lean levels will work then it should be a good start for everyone who wish to try it out. The levels indicated for N03 and P04 can be tested with regular test kits...
Forum: Algae   02-09-2016, 03:33 AM
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Views: 126
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Black hair algae or it could be staghorn. Hard to...

Black hair algae or it could be staghorn. Hard to see in that pic.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-09-2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,578
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Hoppy: I've actually reset 2 of my tanks to run...

Hoppy: I've actually reset 2 of my tanks to run on a lower N03 and P04 levels after the last water change. I still dosed the Mg to be 15-20 ppm but I might completely go with what my tap gives me...
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I have a Parker low flow valve on one of my...

I have a Parker low flow valve on one of my regulators. I'm not sure the exact model but you pay a premium for the low flow valves and the amount of control is nice.

For the solenoid, the Burkert...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-07-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,578
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Lower/Lean nutrient levels!??....challenge...

Lower/Lean nutrient levels!??....challenge accepted!! *in Barney Stinson impression*
Forum: Lighting   02-07-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Mabuhay Dushen! Do you have a picture of...

Mabuhay Dushen!

Do you have a picture of the Ludwigia? The Ludwigia Red is usually more red at the top as it gets more light. The baby shoots that are shaded sometimes appear a little greenish...
Forum: Equipment   02-07-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Get a nice Dual Stage regulator with a good...

Get a nice Dual Stage regulator with a good solenoid and a low flow or fine metering valve. Get the largest C02 tank you can fit in your stand too. I think having to swap or refill only 2-4 times a...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-06-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,908
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I was thinking about that. The problem is the...

I was thinking about that. The problem is the actuator and the aluminum bars does block parts of the tank. So my only option is placing some kind of painted or back board which sucks. I don't think...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-06-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,908
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Wink Video of tank

So I finished making a video of the tank and you guys can it out by clicking on the preview image below.

http://www.eyeball-design.com/rpt/video_shot0205.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-06-2016, 03:51 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 31,818
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Hmmm...the curled tips could be chlorine. I...

Hmmm...the curled tips could be chlorine. I remember seeing the effect on my pantanal after doing a 75% water change. I dosed my 30G grow tank with 2x the recommended amount of Seachem prime but the...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-05-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 31,818
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Awesome tank! You need to put some buce in...

Awesome tank!

You need to put some buce in there and maybe give the ranunculus inundatus plant a try too =)

Have you had good success with the Sygonanthus? I've tried two different species of...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-05-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,908
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Thanks. I remember when I took the latest...

Thanks.

I remember when I took the latest tank shot that I turned off my HOB. What happened was the C02 concentration got really high that the fish were basically at the top. They were not yet...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-05-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,269
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I think you need to get your water tested. My...

I think you need to get your water tested. My services are always available. Hahaha

Well good luck.
Forum: Plants   02-05-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,327
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
LOL this thread has a become a mess. @OP: I...

LOL this thread has a become a mess.

@OP: I would like to help solve your issue and validate/invalidate 100% that this is a macro issue. If you are willing to send me a sample of your water then I...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-05-2016, 03:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,908
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Thanks and yes no point doing a video without...

Thanks and yes no point doing a video without some info on it. I'm pretty sure people would want to get more info on the build.

I have an eheim automatic feeder with NLS Thera-A mini pellets. You...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-05-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,908
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Automatic Tank hood lift video!

The Big BuddhaOk so I finally did it.

I finally got around to doing the video. I don't do anything simple so I had to re-learn Adobe After FX because I wanted to show some images of the build and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-03-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Phosphate 0? You probably just answered your own...

Phosphate 0? You probably just answered your own question. Plant will have a hard time or will not grow without phosphates.

Plants need Light, C02 and nutrients.The nutrients needed are...
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