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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Today, 12:31 AM
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Posted By Darkblade48
What kind of bacteria is in your well water? Is...

What kind of bacteria is in your well water? Is it potable? I would be concerned if bacteria, particular coliform bacteria, were present.

A UV sterilizer would help, provided it is matched...
Forum: Equipment   02-21-2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Darkblade48
They are essentially just a solenoid that turns...

They are essentially just a solenoid that turns on/off very quickly to regulate the amount of gas that is flowing into the aquarium.

I would personally not purchase it, as it seems quite...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 01:30 AM
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Posted By Darkblade48
For anyone that is interested in the original...

For anyone that is interested in the original article, please visit the following link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7F5ZJ_Hz5z9NjgxRW1YcXNkOVk/view

It is a 12 page journal article, so...
Forum: Fish   02-21-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Darkblade48
It also looks like Neon Tetra Disease to me.

It also looks like Neon Tetra Disease to me.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-21-2017, 01:15 AM
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Posted By Darkblade48
Below is the link to the Acceptable Use Policy: ...

Below is the link to the Acceptable Use Policy:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/90-important-update-announcements/73098-forum-rules-updated-december-17-2010-a.html
Forum: Lighting   02-20-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Darkblade48
From what I remember, they shut down the site a...

From what I remember, they shut down the site a few years back.
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   02-18-2017, 09:41 AM
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Posted By Darkblade48
I'm glad it helped you :)

I'm glad it helped you :)
Forum: Equipment   02-16-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Darkblade48
You may have to take off the gauge to retighten...

You may have to take off the gauge to retighten the solenoid to the regulator.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2017, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Darkblade48
It may be helpful to provide which auto dosing...

It may be helpful to provide which auto dosing pump you have.
Forum: Fish   02-15-2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Darkblade48
I have fixed your title for you :)

I have fixed your title for you :)
Forum: Plants   02-14-2017, 09:02 AM
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Views: 179
Posted By Darkblade48
The Hygrophila should be OK, but the other two...

The Hygrophila should be OK, but the other two will probably not do so well.

The HC Cuba will likely not be able to carpet.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-13-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, your calculation is correct. Preparing a...

Yes, your calculation is correct. Preparing a solution with 2.86 grams of the trace mix will thus require you to dose 1 mL rather than 0.1 mL to achieve the same dose.
Forum: Plants   02-12-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, you could do an emersed setup.

Yes, you could do an emersed setup.
Forum: Substrate   02-12-2017, 08:36 AM
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Posted By Darkblade48
If you replace the substrate all at once, there...

If you replace the substrate all at once, there is a pretty good chance you will get an ammonia spike, even in an established aquarium.

I would definitely monitor the water parameters, and if you...
Forum: Algae   02-09-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Darkblade48
Either Staghorn, or the beginnings of BBA.

Either Staghorn, or the beginnings of BBA.
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, you just need to find the necessary fittings...

Yes, you just need to find the necessary fittings and a solenoid that will fit.
Forum: Equipment   02-06-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By Darkblade48
Sounds like there is something wrong. Definitely...

Sounds like there is something wrong. Definitely not normal, as the low pressure gauge should not rise in those conditions.
Forum: Equipment   02-05-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, this would work.

Yes, this would work.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-04-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Darkblade48
How much were you dosing? Also,...

How much were you dosing?

Also, unfortunately, if you noticed pearling after a large water change, this is most likely 'false' pearling. This occurs as the new water has a large amount of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-03-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By Darkblade48
If it is potassium sulfate, it would make more...

If it is potassium sulfate, it would make more sense in a macro mix.

As mentioned already, pernitrate, while can be theoretically found (since "nitrate" compounds have 3 oxygen molecules, "per"...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-02-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By Darkblade48
I'm not sure what you mean by potassium...

I'm not sure what you mean by potassium pernitrate. This compound does not exist.
Forum: Equipment   02-01-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Darkblade48
I'm not quite sure what you are asking; if the...

I'm not quite sure what you are asking; if the heater glass is cracked, then it would not be wise to use it at all.
Forum: Plants   01-30-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Darkblade48
Have you pruned and replanted at all? Most...

Have you pruned and replanted at all? Most likely, in the areas that are growing thick, the top layer will prevent light from reaching the lower layer, causing it to die, and then lift off.
Forum: Plants   01-27-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Darkblade48
C. wendtii, perhaps?

C. wendtii, perhaps?
Forum: Equipment   01-25-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By Darkblade48
I would place it under the filter outlet so that...

I would place it under the filter outlet so that the return can blow the bubbles around the aquarium more.

The disadvantage of this method is that it makes your aquarium look like a bottle of pop.
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