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Forum: Algae   05-24-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Darkblade48
I have never used this product, but reading up on...

I have never used this product, but reading up on it, it sounds suspicious and too good to be true.

Furthermore, the English on the product page is not the best, which leads to more suspicion.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-23-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By Darkblade48
Errr, wouldn't you just follow the instructions...

Errr, wouldn't you just follow the instructions that are listed there?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-20-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 55,639
Posted By Darkblade48
Microbiologist (researcher).

Microbiologist (researcher).
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-18-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Darkblade48
You'll have to find the Ksp for each chemical and...

You'll have to find the Ksp for each chemical and then calculate using common-ion effect
Forum: Plants   05-17-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Darkblade48
Unfortunately, if you do this, the moss will...

Unfortunately, if you do this, the moss will eventually die, as it has no light.
Forum: Equipment   05-15-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Darkblade48
No, don't worry, it will not blow up. You...

No, don't worry, it will not blow up.

You may have some debris that is blocking the solenoid from closing completely. You can try to purge it with the CO2.
Forum: Equipment   05-12-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Darkblade48
The technical specification sheet states that it...

The technical specification sheet states that it is a cyanoacrylate based adhesive. This is safe for aquarium use.
Forum: Equipment   05-12-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,116
Posted By Darkblade48
I would stick with plain water

I would stick with plain water
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-11-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Darkblade48
That second chip is particularly worrying. I...

That second chip is particularly worrying. I would not risk using it for holding water.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-11-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By Darkblade48
I believe they will still lay (non-fertile) eggs...

I believe they will still lay (non-fertile) eggs all the same.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-11-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Darkblade48
I agree with Malakian. Bromothymol blue should be...

I agree with Malakian. Bromothymol blue should be blue (a deep blue, almost like navy) before addition to 4 dkH water.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-10-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Darkblade48
You can definitely add shrimp, but the babies...

You can definitely add shrimp, but the babies would likely not survive. Adults should be OK, provided there are ample hiding spots.
Forum: Plants   05-10-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Darkblade48
Melt back of plants that were grown emersed and...

Melt back of plants that were grown emersed and then submersed in water (or vice versa) is quite normal. However, they should eventually bounce back.

How long have you waited, and what are your...
Forum: Equipment   05-09-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Darkblade48
I also use the exact same order as you have...

I also use the exact same order as you have pictured.

For the addition of Purigen, I use it after the fine filter, mainly because I feel that it is the final water polisher (not sure if this is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-09-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Darkblade48
It is probably a calcium/magnesium cation...

It is probably a calcium/magnesium cation exchanger. It will replace calcium and magnesium cations with another one (usually sodium or potassium); these other cations will not form the typical...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-08-2017, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Darkblade48
1) Photosynthesis is dependent on light (and...

1) Photosynthesis is dependent on light (and other factors, such as available carbon dioxide, etc).

Respiration (the act of consuming oxygen) always occurs, regardless of whether photosynthesis is...
Forum: Plants   05-08-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Darkblade48
What kind of plants are you growing in the tubs...

What kind of plants are you growing in the tubs outdoors? Are you sure they are aquatic plants and not semi-aquatic plants?

Also, what is your aquarium lighting like? When outdoors, light provided...
Forum: Plants   05-08-2017, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, you can definitely take cuttings from your...

Yes, you can definitely take cuttings from your current aquarium and replant them in a larger aquarium.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-07-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Darkblade48
This is not really how it works. Dissolution of...

This is not really how it works. Dissolution of salts will not create sulfuric acid.

Also, a solution of potassium sulfate alone is usually on the basic side, not acidic side.
Forum: Algae   05-05-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Darkblade48
I don't think it is beard algae as it tends to be...

I don't think it is beard algae as it tends to be much darker in colour
Forum: Equipment   05-02-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By Darkblade48
If you are interested in learning how to assemble...

If you are interested in learning how to assemble a pressurized CO2 setup yourself, you can take a look at my Primer to Pressurized CO2 (linked in my signature below)
Forum: Plants   05-02-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Darkblade48
It should be a bit more intense in colour as it...

It should be a bit more intense in colour as it gets established.

It will not grow roots/anchor in the substrate, though I have tried sandwiching it between two canvas needlepoint pieces. It can...
Forum: Plants   05-02-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Darkblade48
Cyanoacrylate glues tend to dry almost...

Cyanoacrylate glues tend to dry almost immediately (maybe 1-2 minutes).
Forum: Plants   05-01-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Darkblade48
You can try using cyanoacrylate glues (super...

You can try using cyanoacrylate glues (super glue). I find the gel type works the best
Forum: Plants   04-29-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By Darkblade48
A bit off topic, but what a gorgeous cat!

A bit off topic, but what a gorgeous cat!
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