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Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-28-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By Characins
Ok, I hooked up 1 bottle of CO2, bubble rate is...

Ok, I hooked up 1 bottle of CO2, bubble rate is about 1 every 4 seconds.

The drop checker is showing mostly blue greenish, and pH indicator puts CO2 levels at around 10-15ppm. Not ideal, but it's...
Forum: Plants   07-23-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By Characins
Would it help if I dimmed the lights a bit? ...

Would it help if I dimmed the lights a bit?

Its a 46g tank, and I have 1.8 wpg of T5. Would unscrewing a bulb or putting some tissue on the canopy to block some light so the plants don't use as...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-15-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By Characins
I've found a good distributor, but I have a few...

I've found a good distributor, but I have a few questions if anyone knows fertilizer.

The don't sell Potassium Sulphate, but they have Potassium Sulphate Solupotasse. Is that more or less the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-14-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By Characins
Hmmm... I still can't find a good dealer. ...

Hmmm... I still can't find a good dealer.

The ones listed above don't ship to my location, and google searches turn up nothing but chinese suppliers that only ship in metric tons.

Anyone else...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-13-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Characins
Ceramic diffusers are great, but them low enough...

Ceramic diffusers are great, but them low enough in the tank in an area of high flow and almost everything dissolves.

Still, I haven't found anything out there that dissolves 100% of the CO2. You...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-13-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,085
Posted By Characins
Sorry, I don't know everything like you do. ...

Sorry, I don't know everything like you do.


No, honestly I do not like the complexity of certain aspects of a planted tank. Simplicity and ease of use are always a benefit.

And I do have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-12-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,085
Posted By Characins
What does the Planted Tank Hobby Need?

We have so much fancy equipment and complex chemical compounds we have availble to us these days to enhance the planted tank hobby and make things easy for us. And there are still so many things that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-27-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Characins
You will always have algae. ALWAYS. It...

You will always have algae.

ALWAYS.

It happens to all of us.

The question is, how well can you contain it.
I've seen tap water tanks with virtually no algae, and I've seen RO/DI tanks...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-27-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By Characins
But I still want to make sure I can make a...

But I still want to make sure I can make a profit, I'd hate to invest a bunch of money only to lose it all if there isn't a market.


There is, but they will never ship anything less than 25kg,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-26-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By Characins
Hmmm... Do you really think that there is...

Hmmm...

Do you really think that there is enough of a Canadian market for this though?

4% of plantedtank's visitors are from Canada, compared to 46% from the US. The Canadian market is only...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-22-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By Characins
Like I said, the poll is about frequency, not the...

Like I said, the poll is about frequency, not the actual numbers, those are just examples.

If you dose daily, check off daily.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-22-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By Characins
What Dosing Frequency do You Prefer?

What do you prefer for your planted tanks?


Daily dosing, with a high level of nutrients

Every other day, with a moderate level of nutrients

Twice a week, with a lower level of...
Forum: Plants   06-22-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By Characins
I already do this, sorry for forgetting to...

I already do this, sorry for forgetting to mention it.

I'm still not sure what is causing this. Is it the CO2 levels? Or the soft water? Or the lack of magnesium? Or a combination?
Sorry, I'm a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-21-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By Characins
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-21-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By Characins
I'm not much of a business guy, but the lfs I...

I'm not much of a business guy, but the lfs I work for wants to try selling dry ferts and I need to find a supplier.

I can't even ship the stuff to the states to pick up, because, well, its big...
Forum: Plants   06-21-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By Characins
I've been using 1/2 a tsp of yeast and 2 cups...

I've been using 1/2 a tsp of yeast and 2 cups sugar and switching out every 1-2 weeks (whenever I have a spare minute).

I'll look for a way to contact the water company.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-20-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By Characins
Dry ferts in bulk

Anyone know where i can get quality dry ferts (NPK+CSM+B) in bulk (20 pounds and up) and get it shipped to Canada? Is there even any store out there that will ship small orders to Canada?

Any...
Forum: Plants   06-20-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By Characins
I'm in the Niagara region, I don't know my gH and...

I'm in the Niagara region, I don't know my gH and can't find a test for it.

I don't dose any magnesium supplement though, but I do dose CSM+B, does that have magnesium in it?
I could get the...
Forum: Plants   06-20-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By Characins
VERY brittle, they snap at the slightest bend. ...

VERY brittle, they snap at the slightest bend.

My kH last time I checked was 4dkH, and I am running two CO2 bottles.
Forum: Plants   06-19-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By Characins
No bottom leaves?

All of my hygros seem to grow very tall, get tons of leaves on the very top, lose all their bottom leaves, rot and die.

What does it all mean?

They just lose their bottom leaves and die, when...
Forum: Fish   03-20-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,014
Posted By Characins
What kind of antibiotics? All I've got...

What kind of antibiotics?

All I've got right now in the water is about a tablespoon of salt, some melafix and some pimafix
Forum: Fish   03-19-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,014
Posted By Characins
Well, I've set up a little 10g QT tank. I'm...

Well, I've set up a little 10g QT tank.

I'm putting her in now, so I guess whatever it is at least the other fish won't get it.
Forum: DIY   03-19-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,288
Posted By Characins
Off topic? LOL. Yes, jobes do work but they...

Off topic? LOL.

Yes, jobes do work but they are probably the worse quality root tabs out there. They have to be planted deep in the substrate, if any leaks through into the water column you will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-19-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Characins
Geez man, you're really through with this aren't...

Geez man, you're really through with this aren't you?

You've got this thread on every forum I've been to today!. I guess you must like a second opinion? Nothing wrong with it of course.

I say...
Forum: Fish   03-19-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,014
Posted By Characins
Angelfish disease, Lymphocystis?

Something is up with my angelfish.

It has what looks like little white swellings in a dozen places around its body and base of fins.

I know 110% that it is not ich. The swellings are too...
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