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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-24-2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Brainstorming features for upcoming iOS app

I'm in the midst of creating an iOS app (just iOS for now, android perhaps later) that does basic things like you've seen in most fertilizer calculators scattered all over the internet but more...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-10-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Is it possible to have 0dGH or just a faulty test kit??

I just pulled my Aquarium Pharmaceticals test kit out. The directions state: "Add General Hardness Test Solution, one drop at a time, holding the dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical...
Forum: Lighting 10-29-2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,817
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Thanks everyone for your input! So, I went...

Thanks everyone for your input!

So, I went ahead and ordered the T5 Sundial on Sunday; I got a good deal too -- $193.00 after price match and a $15 gift certificate. Unfortunately, it came with 2...
Forum: Lighting 10-26-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,817
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Question CF or T5 for 29 gallon?

I've decided to upgrade the lighting on my 29 gallon (open top/no canopy). I currently have a Coralife 65W CF but it doesn't not seem to be enough light for the all plants I'm growing. I use EI...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-12-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Look for water that is prepared using reverse...

Look for water that is prepared using reverse osmosis on the label, otherwise there can be impurities left over. All methods of water purification are not created equal:
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-11-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Yes, I am using a drop checker with (homemade) 4...

Yes, I am using a drop checker with (homemade) 4 degree KH solution.



I fully agree that test kits are considered 'inaccurate', but I think they are one more useful tool to get me in the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-10-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
sorry about the repeated postings... did not...

sorry about the repeated postings... did not realize that happened.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-10-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Rotala nutrient deficiency

I have never been able to grow rotala with much success, and I've been trying for at least a year! Hopefully someone can help me figure out what deficiency is causing the dark spots which eventually...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2006, 01:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,607
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Yes you guys are absolutely correct. I edited my...

Yes you guys are absolutely correct. I edited my original post to help prevent further confusion. To summarize what I meant to say the first time around...
1) The tank cyclinder value: completely...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2006, 12:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,607
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Question [EDIT: correction --> The tank/cylinder valve was...

[EDIT: correction --> The tank/cylinder valve was fully open]. The regulator valve was not wide open, only enough to get close to 60bps; I then zeroed in on 60bps with the needle value per the...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2006, 07:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,607
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Thanks for the explanations everyone. Basically...

Thanks for the explanations everyone. Basically you nailed the cause, the needle valve was in fact mostly open akin to not having one at all.

Here's the background story: I hadn't touched the...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2006, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,607
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Angry CO2 tank discharge disaster.

So I've read it happens -- the co2 levels in the co2 tank gets too low and then it discharges all the co2 all at once with disastrous results. Well it just happened to me sometime in the last 12...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2006, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Post Ok, below is email response I received from the...

Ok, below is email response I received from the company, mispellings and all. In short, 1) yeah the gauge is soldered, kudos to Hoppy for knowing that 2) looks like they are trying to eliminate it...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2006, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I verified that...

Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I verified that everything is still functional before posting to the forums -- its been bubbling away all day with no issues, so its not imperative that I get it fixed at...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2006, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Unhappy Milwaukee regulator, busted gauge fixable?

Being the impatient person that I am, I blew out the low pressure (right gauge) when I opened the cylinder valve on my 5# tank with the adjustment knob (the black one that sticks out below the 2...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-02-2006, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Cu: Nature's Widow Maker

I second Urkevitz; I'll put all my money on too much copper and I had the personal experience to back that up. I had regular shrimp deaths -- 1 every couple of weeks -- usually within a day or so of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-27-2005, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Opaque ghost shrimp

When I first get ghost shrimp they are nice and clear. As the weeks pass the shrimp become more and more opaque -- white with brownish spots. Is this normal?
Forum: Substrate 10-01-2005, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,809
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
wash your fluorite

Unwashed flourite = huge mess. For smaller amounts of flourite, say 1 bag, I honestly don't know why people don't wash it thoroughly. That hour or so you put in will not be wasted I promise you -...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-12-2005, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
Thanks to all for the input. Rex, your advice is...

Thanks to all for the input. Rex, your advice is like a 20lb sledge -- it smarts *ouch!*. I will always choose the path of least resistance if viable; unfortunately, it seems in this case I cannot. I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-09-2005, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By The.Omega.Glory
planted tank + water changes + AquaSafe = BAD?

Two Questions:
1) Could AquaSafe water conditioner be thwarting my chances for success at a heavily planted tank? If so then...
2) What is the standard procedure for doing water changes for planted...
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