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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-27-2015, 12:15 AM
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Posted By boolz
Wink Reconstitute a pure RO water change?

My tap water has been inconsistent recently, I have experienced a number of shrimp and fish deaths in the recent past. I am trying to switch to a 100% RO water change so as to stabilize my tank and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-26-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By boolz
Wink is BorneoWild GH Up + KHCO3 enough to reconstitute a pure RO water change?

My tap water has been inconsistent recently, having experienced a number of shrimp and fish deaths. I am trying to switch to a 100% RO water change so as to make my water softer (target 1dKH, PH bet...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-28-2015, 05:19 AM
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Posted By boolz
Potassium bicarbonate

I am trying to keep my KH stable at 3 or 4dKH. I've heard that it is better to dose the tank's water changes with KHCO3 rather than NaHCO3 since potassium is readily taken in by plants whereas...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-24-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By boolz
can you clarify the concentrations of PP and alum...

can you clarify the concentrations of PP and alum that you use? what would be the purpose of a peroxide dip if at all?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-29-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By boolz
No the bubble counter is separate from the...

No the bubble counter is separate from the regulator. What I am trying is to limit the co2 further, from 8-9 hrs a day to only 5-6 hrs a day. This morning my PH was 7 and my KH 20mg/l
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-27-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By boolz
That's a great point. So 3KH is about 30mg/l? ...

That's a great point. So 3KH is about 30mg/l?
Would the low KH/PH swing affect photosynthesis?

This is the link explaining GH UP:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-27-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By boolz
Yes, I can definitely see the oxygen bubbles...

Yes, I can definitely see the oxygen bubbles coming off the plant leaves within an hour or two after the water change. My nitrates were 10mg/l. I'll get a phosphate test kit. How do you suggest I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-27-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By boolz
Unhappy unstable tank and fish deaths

I've experienced a number of problems with my tank and I thought maybe someone here could help. In the past couple weeks I lost all my badis, a number of shrimp, and just today I lost my beloved...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By boolz
Question will alum & potassium permanganate dips kill shrimp?

I received a new plant over the weekend. The seller advised that I do alum and potassium permanganate dips since he claimed his tank had pond snails. And so I did a 10 min dip in potassium...
Forum: Equipment   06-07-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By boolz
Thank you All. The response from GLA: "Hi,...

Thank you All. The response from GLA:

"Hi,


Thank you for your email. No worries on the spill in the tank. There are extremely small diluted amounts of bromo blue in the fluid. No...
Forum: Equipment   06-07-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By boolz
I have a 5lb cylinder on 12gl tank and let co2...

I have a 5lb cylinder on 12gl tank and let co2 run with the lights (45 mins before and after) for about 10 hrs/day at 1-2 bbls per sec and it lasted me about 1 1/2 yrs, cost $18 to fill.
Forum: Equipment   06-06-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By boolz
Wink I have found complete systems are not worth it. ...

I have found complete systems are not worth it. For a 120gl tank you probably want a 20lbs cylinder. You may buy it empty online and fill it at your local welding supply shop. Then get co2 tubing,...
Forum: Equipment   06-06-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By boolz
Wink co2 indicator solution harmful?

I knocked off my drop checker and the co2 indicator solution spilled inside the tank. Shall I be worried? I use a Cal Aqua nano drop checker with Cal Aqua indicator solution. The website says...
Forum: Equipment   02-14-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By boolz
Wink I'd say you'll be lucky if either is a perfect...

I'd say you'll be lucky if either is a perfect fit. Fluval uses ribbed hoses on the 306 and plastic attachments that are 17mm in diameter. So my best guess would be to try a 12/16mm and see if you...
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By boolz
Few options here. This one is the best: ...

Few options here. This one is the best:

Amazon.com: 18 Watt Ultrabrite Planted system for fluval edge: Pet Supplies

or you can always add LED strips:

Amazon.com: TrueLumen Padlite TrueLumen...
Forum: Algae   02-09-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By boolz
Wink Erythromycin safe for all?

I've had a cyanobacteria problem for a few months now. I've read a lot about it. I believe my filtration and flow are good, although could be better but don't have many options to increase flow and...
Forum: Equipment   12-27-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By boolz
T5's are kind of outdated for me, they consume...

T5's are kind of outdated for me, they consume energy and the bulbs lose their intensity after about 6-9 months. Eventually you would have to replace the bulb after a year. Go LED. You will spend...
Forum: Equipment   12-26-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By boolz
Question Anyone knows of a longer inflow glass pipe ??

I hope someone here can help.

I ran into a cyano-slime algae/bacteria issue towards the bottom/front of my tank and I decided to try to improve circulation by changing my ADA inflow pipe (Poppy...
Forum: Fish   08-02-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By boolz
Wink Any advice on how to feed floating worms to the middle or bottom of the tank?

Hi All- I have an issue feeding floating freeze dried foods like daphnia, tubiflex, and bloodworms or even brine shrimp. The food floats on the top where my bettas eat it all and the other fish...
Forum: Equipment   07-18-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By boolz
Wink I know someone here suggested that I use loctite...

I know someone here suggested that I use loctite glass glue. I wanted to share what Henkel Corporation had to say about using loctite glue in an aquarium: "Loctite Glass Glue IS NOT aquarium-safe. ...
Forum: Equipment   07-14-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By boolz
I liked the look of the poppy glass which I...

I liked the look of the poppy glass which I haven't seen on eBay. The break is so subtle that if glued right I don't think it would be that noticeable. Does anyone know if glass loctite or other...
Forum: Equipment   07-14-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By boolz
...looking to hear from someone who has actually...

...looking to hear from someone who has actually tried it. How long did it have to sit for the glue to cure? Also how did it fare after it was in the tank, etc.
Forum: Equipment   07-14-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By boolz
is this glass glue aquarium safe??

is this glass glue aquarium safe??
Forum: Equipment   07-14-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By boolz
Wink Anyone knows the actual measurements of Do!Aqua Violet Glass Inflow Pipe VV-2?

On the AFA it says: "Specifications: Violet Glass-(Inflow) VV-1/13mm: for 45-60cm standard aquarium AND Violet Glass-(Inflow) VV-2/13mm: for 90cm standard aquarium".

But does anyone know how...
Forum: Equipment   07-14-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By boolz
Angry Do!Aqua Poppy Glass Inflow broke! Can I glue it back?

Sadly my Do!Aqua Poppy Glass inflow pipe broke while I was trying to clean the inside of the globe (see attached pics). Can I glue it back somehow?? I spent $80 on this friggin pipe!
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