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Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   08-26-2010, 09:48 PM
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Posted By quatermass
Thanks. It's been 30 years since I did...

Thanks.
It's been 30 years since I did Chemistry. A lot has vaporised. :hihi:
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   08-26-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 35,303
Posted By quatermass
200 / 5 = 40 per 1 dKH. What am I forgetting?

200 / 5 = 40 per 1 dKH.

What am I forgetting?
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   08-25-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 35,303
Posted By quatermass
I tried using 1 litre of de-ionised water, some...

I tried using 1 litre of de-ionised water, some Tesco Bicarbonate of soda and a API KH liquid test kit. Oh and I used some electronic kitchen scales accurate to 1 gram.

Water weights 1Kg per...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   08-24-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 35,303
Posted By quatermass
I've got an accurate pH meter. Would it be...

I've got an accurate pH meter. Would it be possible to use this to make up a 4dKH solution?

If I let the distilled water degas to the level of the air (outside an enclosed room of course)I wonder...
Forum: Plants   11-13-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,540
Posted By quatermass
Cool Cryptocoryne Rot

The book The Natural Aquarium handbook by Ines Scheurmann on page 65 claims that Cryptocoryne Rot is caused by an excess of Nitrate (http://theaquariumwiki.com/Nitrate).

Cryptocoryne plants are...
Forum: Plants   10-17-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,156
Posted By quatermass
Cool When CAE are young they tend to stick to algae....

When CAE are young they tend to stick to algae. If you could see what local chain store Pets@Home do in the UK you'd never buy one. The shop puts 2 or 3 into each tank, including with the goldfish....
Forum: Plants   10-16-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,156
Posted By quatermass
I've had SAEs for several years. I've got about 6...

I've had SAEs for several years. I've got about 6 ATM.

http://theaquariumwiki.com/SAE
The above site are my photos.

They never touch my plants.

I can only think you've not given them enough...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-27-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 83,569
Posted By quatermass
I was wondering if I can extend the photo period...

I was wondering if I can extend the photo period from 10 hours to even longer to speed up the initial growing of my dry-scape?

I know some plants give up after 10-12 hours and no benefit is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-26-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 83,569
Posted By quatermass
Have you abandoned the blog? Didn't it work out?...

Have you abandoned the blog? Didn't it work out? :icon_frow
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-26-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 83,569
Posted By quatermass
Smile HC? What plant name is that then? <later> ...

HC?
What plant name is that then?

<later>

Ahhhh the plant Hemianthus callitrichoides.
(Took some digging to find this out.)
:hihi:
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