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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Today, 09:00 AM
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Posted By Darkblade48
8 hours a day is likely too long, if you have a...

8 hours a day is likely too long, if you have a lot of lighting. 6 hours would be better.

You are probably severely lacking in dosing; the amount of NPK in Flourish is minimal.
Forum: DIY   Today, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Darkblade48
If you want something that is inline, then you...

If you want something that is inline, then you can use the NV-55.

Most needle valves are not meant to be used as shut off valves. For that, you will want a solenoid (if you were using pressurized...
Forum: DIY   Today, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Darkblade48
This seems like a dangerous way to attempt to...

This seems like a dangerous way to attempt to sterilize your water.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Darkblade48
You will need to have a good balance of light,...

You will need to have a good balance of light, fertilizers and CO2 if you intend to have a "high tech" aquarium.

That is pretty much the essentials.
Forum: DIY   Yesterday, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Darkblade48
A Fabco NV-55-18 would be great

A Fabco NV-55-18 would be great
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-25-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Darkblade48
With liquid fertilizers, you are generally paying...

With liquid fertilizers, you are generally paying for the water (in terms of weight). This is where the majority of the cost is.

It is akin to storing a concentrate versus storing a diluted...
Forum: Lighting   02-25-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Darkblade48
This thread has been cleaned up once. Please try...

This thread has been cleaned up once. Please try to stay on topic, folks.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-24-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Darkblade48
You might as well wait for the macronutrients to...

You might as well wait for the macronutrients to arrive.

I took a look at your water report; I am not sure where you are getting the idea that your nitrates and phosphates are at a reasonable...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-23-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Darkblade48
What kind of bacteria is in your well water? Is...

What kind of bacteria is in your well water? Is it potable? I would be concerned if bacteria, particular coliform bacteria, were present.

A UV sterilizer would help, provided it is matched...
Forum: Equipment   02-21-2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Darkblade48
They are essentially just a solenoid that turns...

They are essentially just a solenoid that turns on/off very quickly to regulate the amount of gas that is flowing into the aquarium.

I would personally not purchase it, as it seems quite...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Darkblade48
For anyone that is interested in the original...

For anyone that is interested in the original article, please visit the following link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7F5ZJ_Hz5z9NjgxRW1YcXNkOVk/view

It is a 12 page journal article, so...
Forum: Fish   02-21-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Darkblade48
It also looks like Neon Tetra Disease to me.

It also looks like Neon Tetra Disease to me.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-21-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Darkblade48
Below is the link to the Acceptable Use Policy: ...

Below is the link to the Acceptable Use Policy:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/90-important-update-announcements/73098-forum-rules-updated-december-17-2010-a.html
Forum: Lighting   02-20-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Darkblade48
From what I remember, they shut down the site a...

From what I remember, they shut down the site a few years back.
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   02-18-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 227,491
Posted By Darkblade48
I'm glad it helped you :)

I'm glad it helped you :)
Forum: Equipment   02-16-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Darkblade48
You may have to take off the gauge to retighten...

You may have to take off the gauge to retighten the solenoid to the regulator.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2017, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Darkblade48
It may be helpful to provide which auto dosing...

It may be helpful to provide which auto dosing pump you have.
Forum: Fish   02-15-2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Darkblade48
I have fixed your title for you :)

I have fixed your title for you :)
Forum: Plants   02-14-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Darkblade48
The Hygrophila should be OK, but the other two...

The Hygrophila should be OK, but the other two will probably not do so well.

The HC Cuba will likely not be able to carpet.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-13-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, your calculation is correct. Preparing a...

Yes, your calculation is correct. Preparing a solution with 2.86 grams of the trace mix will thus require you to dose 1 mL rather than 0.1 mL to achieve the same dose.
Forum: Plants   02-12-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, you could do an emersed setup.

Yes, you could do an emersed setup.
Forum: Substrate   02-12-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By Darkblade48
If you replace the substrate all at once, there...

If you replace the substrate all at once, there is a pretty good chance you will get an ammonia spike, even in an established aquarium.

I would definitely monitor the water parameters, and if you...
Forum: Algae   02-09-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Darkblade48
Either Staghorn, or the beginnings of BBA.

Either Staghorn, or the beginnings of BBA.
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, you just need to find the necessary fittings...

Yes, you just need to find the necessary fittings and a solenoid that will fit.
Forum: Equipment   02-06-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Darkblade48
Sounds like there is something wrong. Definitely...

Sounds like there is something wrong. Definitely not normal, as the low pressure gauge should not rise in those conditions.
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