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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-31-2014, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Smertrios
What would be a good fert mix for culturing algae?

I bought some Nano algae on ebay and setup a 10 gallon aquarium. Originally I planned to buy some F2 from FAF but they would not accept paypal and the CC I used (which was not mine) kept running out...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-20-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Smertrios
3 weeks later now. I dont what would be...

3 weeks later now.

I dont what would be considered fast growth for Wisteria but I can see growth everyday and after 3 weeks of watching it grow I can tell it is doing much better with the...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By Smertrios
Running on DC the peristalic pumps might be...

Running on DC the peristalic pumps might be reversible. If they are then with some electronics know how you could reverse the pumps to empty the lines after every dosing so they dont evaporate and...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By Smertrios
A walwort to get 6v or 12v is pretty cheap and...

A walwort to get 6v or 12v is pretty cheap and even common enough you might have one from a piece of electronic equipment that has failed. I know I have a few...

Check the aqua-lifter;s they only...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-01-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Smertrios
The reason I want to grow plants using the...

The reason I want to grow plants using the nutrients in the water is because of another aspect of fish keeping I am interested in (but have not tried yet).

I want to see first hand how tilapia...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-31-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Smertrios
My first attempt with plants was in a 10 gallon...

My first attempt with plants was in a 10 gallon tank. I wanted to grow plants without substrate using just fertilizer in the water but that has not worked. Something is missing.

This is attempt #2...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-29-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Smertrios
I changed how I was dosing and for a few days it...

I changed how I was dosing and for a few days it seemed to be working. Roots started shooting out along the stems of my wisteria and new leaves were forming but then it all stopped. The anacharis...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-05-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Smertrios
Thanks for all the replies and so fast! I was...

Thanks for all the replies and so fast! I was putting the micros and macros in a bottle than adding water before shaking. I'll start dosing macros and micros on alternate days and see if that helps....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-05-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Smertrios
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=21944
The fertilizers faq is what I am going by.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-05-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Smertrios
Something is missing from my fertilizer!

From www.aquariumfertilizer.com I bought

monopotassium phosphate
potassium nitrate
plantex csm + b
barrs general hardness booster

I have anacharis, duckweed and javamoss in a tank. At first...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Smertrios
I recently put together a reactor and have an...

I recently put together a reactor and have an opinion about the gas that doesn't dissolve fast... Knowing that 100% co2 gas dissolves into water *very* fast the gas in the reactor must not be 100%...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-06-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Smertrios
Since changing from using a co2 diffuser and a...

Since changing from using a co2 diffuser and a water pump to using the reactor I can dissolve as much co2 as I could reasonably need in seconds *but* there is some gas in the reactor that must be...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-04-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Smertrios
My co2 reactor just got its first test... at...

My co2 reactor just got its first test... at least 2 cubic inches of co2 dissolved in seconds I have to watch my ph tho this is just a 10 gallon tank and I dont want my snails to melt =P
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-04-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Smertrios
Last night I put together a reactor using a small...

Last night I put together a reactor using a small water pump, silicone and a water bottle. Tested it a few minutes ago by putting it into the aquarium so I could see how it works with a little air in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-03-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Smertrios
How much of a co2 bubble can dissolve?

I have the pump on my tank turned off and the co2 turned off but it leaks and there are some tiny bubbles going to the surface from my diffuser. I could see bubbles getting smaller and smaller and...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Smertrios
My aquatek got here about an hour ago and was...

My aquatek got here about an hour ago and was what I expected. It came with 6 foot of silicone tubing and a bubble counter as "extras". The tank has 28 watts of CFL lamps that I believe put out...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Smertrios
Search EBay for item number 400233229998 ...

Search EBay for item number 400233229998

That pump will last a long time *but* its noisy in fact for mine I bought 25 foot of 3/8 diameter poly tubing and put it in another room behind some stuff...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Smertrios
230840786821 <-- If you search this EBay item...

230840786821 <-- If you search this EBay item number you can see the one I am looking to buy now. In the description is the following text "Aquatek regulators are equipped with CGA 320 connectors,...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Smertrios
Question about my co2 regulator

Must have been over a year ago I started buying stuff for CO2. 2 days ago I got my tank filled and thought I would screw the parts together and be up and running. Below is a pic of my regulator and...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Smertrios
[Ebay Link Removed] <- $6 shipped with solution ...

[Ebay Link Removed] <- $6 shipped with solution

I am just getting setup for a first planted tank and have been picking up pieces as I go. In fact today I got the 20 pound CO2 tank I bought months...
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