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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Yesterday, 01:18 AM
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Posted By ccar2000
From the Seachem website: Flourish Trace ...

From the Seachem website:

Flourish Trace
Q: Will the recommended dosages of Flourish Trace cause an increase in general water hardness?

A: Because the elements are in trace amounts, they...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Yesterday, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By ccar2000
Not to be argumentative, just asking. If one...

Not to be argumentative, just asking. If one don't dose rubidium, nickel, and vanadium micro nutrients how do they become available for the plants? Or are they not necessary.
Forum: Plants   02-05-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,258
Posted By ccar2000
At this juncture I would not know what to do if I...

At this juncture I would not know what to do if I had holes appearing in rotala rotundifolia
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-03-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By ccar2000
Thank you Diana and Hoppy both. I am a simple...

Thank you Diana and Hoppy both. I am a simple mechanic, not a scientist :) I have been trudging along and I now feel that I am getting a better grip of understanding.

Is it preferred to adjust the...
Forum: Plants   02-03-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,258
Posted By ccar2000
For what it is worth I am a full line Seachem...

For what it is worth I am a full line Seachem user too. I use the original Seachem dosing chart and have modified it for dosing every other day. And I am dosing Excel at about 1.5x
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-03-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By ccar2000
So, the formula looks like this? ...

So, the formula looks like this?

3*(10^(7.4-6.8))= 12ppm

and

3*(10^(7.37-6.54))= 20.3ppm
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-03-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By ccar2000
I have a 48hr degassed sample of aquarium water,...

I have a 48hr degassed sample of aquarium water, with the pH controller it is 7.37, the pH set point is 6.8 so I should have +/- 17ppm CO2

"The ppm of CO2 is roughly equal to 3 x 10 to the drop...
Forum: Equipment   02-02-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By ccar2000
I used to have one of those Marineland HOB Magnum...

I used to have one of those Marineland HOB Magnum with the bio-wheel. Now I have a sump set up. I should have kept the bio-wheel portion of that old filter I bet it had a lot of good bacteria in it :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-02-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By ccar2000
Okay, I tested my KH and it is currently 60 which...

Okay, I tested my KH and it is currently 60 which I believe is equal to 3.4dKH.
Using the CO2,pH and KH chart I set my pH controller to 6.8 to achieve 16mg/L CO2

I have not tested my Calcium in...
Forum: Equipment   02-02-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By ccar2000
I am interested to see what replies you get. I am...

I am interested to see what replies you get. I am under the impression that bio-balls and bio-wheels were to be open to atmosphere in order to promote both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.
Forum: Plants   02-02-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,258
Posted By ccar2000
weaselnose, I am interested to hear what changes...

weaselnose, I am interested to hear what changes you have made to your dosing regiment and how long it takes to see the results of your changes.
Forum: Fish   02-01-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By ccar2000
Live and learn. It's just a lesson not a mistake....

Live and learn. It's just a lesson not a mistake. Now you have a plan and I wish you well. I am glad that jeffkrol helped us out.
Forum: Fish   02-01-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By ccar2000
I have no experience with nite out 2. I do not...

I have no experience with nite out 2. I do not see why it would be an issue.
Forum: Fish   02-01-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By ccar2000
You can safely use Seachem Prime to address the...

You can safely use Seachem Prime to address the high nitrites.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-01-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By ccar2000
Thank you Hoppy, I do not want to hijack this...

Thank you Hoppy, I do not want to hijack this thread however, the shells on my snails looked like they were dissolving right off their backs when I set the pH to 6.1 Maybe I do not understand, is the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-01-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By ccar2000
I will give you my situation. The tap water has...

I will give you my situation. The tap water has a pH of 7.2, in order to get to 30ppm of CO2 I would have to set my pH controller to 6.2 which, I believe is too low for my tank. So I set the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-01-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By ccar2000
And so now after a month of 10% water changes I...

And so now after a month of 10% water changes I have lowered my TDS to maintain around 700ppm. With the make-up water it looks like the best I can do is +/-2 cycles.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-01-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By ccar2000
Thank you for your response. I appreciate your...

Thank you for your response. I appreciate your thoughtful explanation.

I am not sure if I am High Tech or low light or what.

My tank was doing well then I crashed it. I have more time in my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-01-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By ccar2000
Thank you for your reply, When I perform my next...

Thank you for your reply, When I perform my next water test I will use the calculator to check myself
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-31-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By ccar2000
Making changes to dosing regime, wait period

I have been making some adjustments to my fertilizer dosing regiment. How long should I wait to see results in the changes I have made? How often should I perform water tests to appreciate change?
Forum: Equipment   01-15-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By ccar2000
Could you please show a couple of pictures of...

Could you please show a couple of pictures of your build and an idea of the size of it?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-14-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By ccar2000
"Flourish Excel™ is a source of bioavailable...

"Flourish Excel™ is a source of bioavailable organic carbon. All plants require a source of carbon. This is typically obtained from CO2, but, may also be derived from simple organic compounds (such...
Forum: Equipment   01-05-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By ccar2000
What you have is a bare bones beginning point. My...

What you have is a bare bones beginning point. My opinion for the most trouble free set-up is a regulator, solenoid valve and a pH controller. I have been running my system since 2011 only needing to...
Forum: Equipment   01-05-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By ccar2000
I think you are on the right track. I started...

I think you are on the right track. I started with a Miluakee and replaced it piece by piece. I shoulda just started with the more durable, more expensive route, high end solenoid and low pressure...
Forum: Equipment   01-05-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By ccar2000
If the threads are the same on the inlet it...

If the threads are the same on the inlet it should work. Do you plan to incorporate a solenoid valve and what will you be connecting the outlet tubing to?
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