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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-31-2016, 07:05 PM
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Posted By plantbrain
Basic chemistry class. Test kits and reference...

Basic chemistry class.
Test kits and reference solutions.

Some used ratios of nutrients from dry matter of various aquatic plants. Some thought that you could add a certain amount of ferts to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-26-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By plantbrain
I think it can offer folks with out a wet/dry,...

I think it can offer folks with out a wet/dry, surface skimming etc, some utility....it does raise the O2 ppm by about 20% if used correctly. Which means more CO2 can be added. So you could argue it...
Forum: Algae   01-26-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By plantbrain
Bristle nose plecos eat it and keep the glass...

Bristle nose plecos eat it and keep the glass very clean, use biocontrol, better them, than you.
Forum: Equipment   01-11-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By plantbrain
ADG uses them, they are quite nice IME. I...

ADG uses them, they are quite nice IME.

I have a pair of 120H's I'm getting here shortly for a couple of client projects
Forum: Equipment   01-11-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By plantbrain
There's no real fool proof CO2 solution. ...

There's no real fool proof CO2 solution.

Good care by the aquarist is the best way along with some redundancy, but that fails without good consistent care.

You can DIY a regulator and get a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-04-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,012
Posted By plantbrain
In this case, I found this species to like the...

In this case, I found this species to like the ADA AS.
It did well even in the garage tanks without CO2, does not grow fast....there are fewer species and less plant density, but it does well. Even...
Forum: Aquascaping   12-10-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,850
Posted By plantbrain
Note, when you like the driftwood, you also do...

Note, when you like the driftwood, you also do not want to hide it with plants(or too much).

So the front and middle of the wood is often left open or a foreground type plant.
The rear can go...
Forum: Aquascaping   12-10-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,850
Posted By plantbrain
Yes, that was me.

Yes, that was me.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-02-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 37,995
Posted By plantbrain
Well put. As someone who's seen similar...

Well put.

As someone who's seen similar threads for quite some decades(yeowch) on PO4, NO3, NH4, CO2, K+, about every few years, after one groups gets enough experience and knowledge then moves...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-08-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 37,995
Posted By plantbrain
For something like NH4/NH3, toxicity plays a...

For something like NH4/NH3, toxicity plays a larger role, the pH with salts, like Carbonates and their cations versus CO2 gas also is an issue.

Then the CO2 gas itself is one of the largest...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-08-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 37,995
Posted By plantbrain
That is not a paper citation, that's heresay. ...

That is not a paper citation, that's heresay.
Hooey.

The other issue is in a planted tank, the uptake rates of Cu and Fe are very high, look at the Haller paper.......the plants are mopping up...
Forum: Home Page News   11-03-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,135
Posted By plantbrain
:icon_excl Water changes and trimming cut...

:icon_excl

Water changes and trimming cut cut cut.
Forum: Substrate   10-21-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,250
Posted By plantbrain
Most newbies want the best for their tanks and to...

Most newbies want the best for their tanks and to ensure good results, but this does NOT come with the products typically, rather, the aquarist themselves.

What's the best light?
What's the best...
Forum: Substrate   10-20-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,250
Posted By plantbrain
I use ADA AS because I can scape a lot with it,...

I use ADA AS because I can scape a lot with it, it is all 100% the same stuff, so when I re slope the tank, the design etc, it does not look tacky and mixed.
It has a lot of ferts in it. Might as...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-17-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By plantbrain
Then folks would not need an RO unit to soften...

Then folks would not need an RO unit to soften their water.

CO2 gas would acidify and remove it for us, but that does not happen.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-16-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By plantbrain
While it would be great, it just does not happen...

While it would be great, it just does not happen in any significant amount, some chemist seem to have issues with this when this is pointed out, (Observational facts, horrid stuff I know).
Only...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-15-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By plantbrain
Measure the KH well, Lamotte are good. But do...

Measure the KH well, Lamotte are good.
But do not assume the KH is absolute and correct, use that and the starting pH as a "relative" measure.

Say the test says pH 7.0 with no CO2 gas added...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-14-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By plantbrain
EI is not for Excel based tank really, but doing...

EI is not for Excel based tank really, but doing so does no harm, I only do about 1/3 rd the dosing EI and then water changes once every month or so.
Things go slower.............so you just add...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-14-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,195
Posted By plantbrain
Most folks just blend tap with the RO to get a...

Most folks just blend tap with the RO to get a specific KH.

Say the tap is 10 and the RO is close to 0, then you blend say 25% tap with 75% RO for the water change.
KH is now 2.5.

Saves a lot...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-14-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By plantbrain
There's hardly any plant biomass in the...

There's hardly any plant biomass in the tank............so you are not likely going to run low on anything at the moment.

Frequent dosing and water changes will get you much farther along. Adding...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-11-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By plantbrain
Painful as it was, I actually scaled some...

Painful as it was, I actually scaled some driftwood for my 120 Hardscape after trying to wing it 10X. I'll keep the plants I have, but add the hardscape next week. The wood is a bit different from my...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-10-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By plantbrain
18hx30dx48l

18hx30dx48l
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-10-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By plantbrain
I generally add it either way, 1-2 degrees ain;t...

I generally add it either way, 1-2 degrees ain;t gonna make much difference if it's high and sometimes the GH is all Ca++, so the extra Mg helps, you can look at the local tap water report to make...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-09-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By plantbrain
EI has always stated folks should add GH booster...

EI has always stated folks should add GH booster to aquariums as part of it. This goes back to 1996. Early 1990's for PMDD.

Various folks have rewritten the EI method a few times and left it...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-09-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By plantbrain
120 Gallon 4.0

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Still wrangling with...
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