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Forum: Plants Today, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Darkblade48
In the future, you can use the report button on...

In the future, you can use the report button on the left hand side to alert the moderation team to issues such as these.

We will do our best to move threads/clean up the forums as quickly as...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 02:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,798
Posted By Darkblade48
I am not sure where this confusion is arising...

I am not sure where this confusion is arising from.

Assume that your aquarium has calcium carbonate in it only. Calcium carbonate is relatively insoluble, but exists as an equilibrium between the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, you can add root tabs in addition to your...

Yes, you can add root tabs in addition to your current fertilizers, but I think that a proper liquid dosing regimen would result in more improvement.

As mentioned, you are only dosing iron, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-26-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By Darkblade48
Cryptocoryne species, in my experience, tend to...

Cryptocoryne species, in my experience, tend to melt if you move them a bit. Sometimes, for no particular reason, if you look at them wrong, they will also melt :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-26-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Darkblade48
Unless you are adding large amounts of sulfuric...

Unless you are adding large amounts of sulfuric acid to the aquarium (wherein you will have other detrimental effects to worry about), the dissolution of carbonate salts will be much too slow.
...
Forum: Algae 11-26-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Darkblade48
I agree that it appears to be BBA.

I agree that it appears to be BBA.
Forum: Plants 11-26-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Darkblade48
I started off using DIY CO2 (yeast and sugar),...

I started off using DIY CO2 (yeast and sugar), but soon got tired of it and moved onto pressurized CO2. The Fluval mini system as well as the paintball cylinder are variations on pressurized CO2,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-25-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Darkblade48
1) It should take about 24 hours at most for some...

1) It should take about 24 hours at most for some bubbles to be seen. Otherwise, the most probable cause of not seeing bubbles is a leak somewhere a long the line.

2) Leaks are the main concern....
Forum: DIY 11-25-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Darkblade48
I had calculated it out awhile ago (several years...

I had calculated it out awhile ago (several years ago) and I believe billionzz's method is correct.
Forum: Fish 11-24-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Darkblade48
What are your ammonia and nitrite readings?

What are your ammonia and nitrite readings?
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, you can use your own yeast, sugar and water...

Yes, you can use your own yeast, sugar and water (baking soda is optional) to the system and it will work as expected.
Forum: Algae 11-24-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Darkblade48
Are you referring to diatoms? How long has your...

Are you referring to diatoms? How long has your aquarium been set up? Diatoms tend to be seen with newly set up aquariums.

You do not mention any other fertilization. Do you add...
Forum: Algae 11-24-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Darkblade48
A 3 day complete blackout (cover the entire...

A 3 day complete blackout (cover the entire aquarium in heavy towels to prevent any light from getting in) will kill all the algae.

Your plants should be fine, if a bit straggly.
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Darkblade48
As I mentioned in my previous post: ...

As I mentioned in my previous post:



Either a paintball or a standard sized CO2 setup would be much cheaper in the long run.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Darkblade48
The link you have provided does not work. It...

The link you have provided does not work.

It is hard to say how long the cartridge will last, since it really depends on how fast you are injecting it (and whether or not you have any leaks when...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-18-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By Darkblade48
Keep the thread friendly, please. If this happens...

Keep the thread friendly, please. If this happens again, the thread will be closed.
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Darkblade48
There is no problem if you want to build up a...

There is no problem if you want to build up a rock cliff in one corner and then have the filter intake, heater and CO2 hidden behind them. You may want to adjust your filter return to ensure that you...
Forum: Plants 11-18-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Darkblade48
I am not familiar with this product, but I would...

I am not familiar with this product, but I would imagine it would decay like any other plant matter, resulting in the production of ammonia (which would be undesirable in an aquarium with livestock)....
Forum: Algae 11-18-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Darkblade48
In general, plants require nitrogen, phosphorus...

In general, plants require nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N, P and K, respectively). This is usually provided in the the nitrate and phosphate salts of potassium.

Micronutrients for plants...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-17-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Darkblade48
The moderation team makes every effort to message...

The moderation team makes every effort to message users when a thread is moved or deleted, but this cannot be done all the time, as there are many threads that get moved/deleted on a daily basis.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-16-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Darkblade48
The snail is a Malaysian Trumpet snail. Usually...

The snail is a Malaysian Trumpet snail. Usually considered a beneficial snail as they burrow through your substrate, aerating it.

I believe your algae is Cladophora, though I could be wrong.
Forum: Plants 11-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Darkblade48
There is no harm. B. japonica is a stem plant, so...

There is no harm. B. japonica is a stem plant, so you can bury the bottom part with no problems.

Also, if you are finding your roots are too long, you can trim them a bit too.
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By Darkblade48
I do not have any formal training, though the...

I do not have any formal training, though the technician that comes and replaces our nitrogen and CO2 cylinders for us told me to do so.

Perhaps he is also wrong, but I have been doing this with...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By Darkblade48
Your main valve on the CO2 cylinder should be...

Your main valve on the CO2 cylinder should be about 1/2 a turn to 3/4 of a turn open.

If your high pressure gauge is dropping, it may indicate that your CO2 cylinder is out of gas (typical if you...
Forum: DIY 11-12-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Darkblade48
If you have some polarized lens (sunglasses,...

If you have some polarized lens (sunglasses, etc), and hold them in front of a piece of tempered glass, you will see a pattern (a result of the tempering process).

Non-tempered glass will look...
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