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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 02:25 AM
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  Poll: Root Tab
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Posted By Darkblade48
Many people do DIY root tabs; for most...

Many people do DIY root tabs; for most terrestrial slow release fertilizers, the nitrogen may come in an ammoniacal form, so be sure to bury them deeply to prevent it from making its way into the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-04-2016, 10:34 AM
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Views: 123
Posted By Darkblade48
Flourite black sand will work just fine for DSM.

Flourite black sand will work just fine for DSM.
Forum: Equipment   02-04-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Darkblade48
Replacing the activated charcoal with more...

Replacing the activated charcoal with more Purigen or even biomedia (such as Matrix) would be fine.
Forum: Plants   02-02-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Darkblade48
Do note that shipping plants across borders will...

Do note that shipping plants across borders will likely require the proper paperwork to be done.

If you are attempting to order plants from other countries without the proper paperwork, it is...
Forum: DIY   01-31-2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 829
Posted By Darkblade48
I also would not chance it. You don't want to see...

I also would not chance it. You don't want to see 40 gallons of water on the floor.
Forum: Equipment   01-27-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By Darkblade48
I was told by a Swagelok technician that if your...

I was told by a Swagelok technician that if your valve is stainless, that stainless adapters and ferrules are the way to go.
Forum: Equipment   01-26-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,460
Posted By Darkblade48
Matheson Series 8 regulators are a bit old, and...

Matheson Series 8 regulators are a bit old, and sometimes may have worn out diaphragms. They have been hit and miss for me.
Forum: Plants   01-26-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,662
Posted By Darkblade48
Please keep the thread on track.

Please keep the thread on track.
Forum: Equipment   01-25-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Darkblade48
I guess I should change that. 5 PSI was what I...

I guess I should change that. 5 PSI was what I required at the time since I was injecting into an ADA Mini-S.
Forum: Lighting   01-25-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Darkblade48
I checked ADA's Japanese press releases, and...

I checked ADA's Japanese press releases, and there is an Aquasky Moon LED light fixture (not sure how old this is, however).

I am not sure if this is the light that is being mentioned in the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-22-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Darkblade48
As with anything in life, the dose makes the...

As with anything in life, the dose makes the poison!
Forum: DIY   01-21-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Darkblade48
Using DIY CO2 (essentially sugar and yeast) is a...

Using DIY CO2 (essentially sugar and yeast) is a common method to generate CO2 relatively inexpensively. However, with time, you may find that the costs and hassle are not worth it.

However, to...
Forum: Lighting   01-20-2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By Darkblade48
The picture you have just appears to be a generic...

The picture you have just appears to be a generic advertisement for new ADA products.

I checked their Japanese press releases, and there is an Aquasky Moon LED light fixture (not sure how old this...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-20-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Darkblade48
If you are talking about the 4 dkH reference...

If you are talking about the 4 dkH reference solution, as long as no water evaporates, it should stay the same, though some people like to remake it every so often for ease of mind, since it is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-20-2016, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Darkblade48
When you change the water, excessive aeration...

When you change the water, excessive aeration (due to surface agitation) will naturally drive off some CO2, but even with this in mind, I would not worry too much about CO2 levels.
Forum: Plants   01-20-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Darkblade48
To me, it looks like the start of some algae...

To me, it looks like the start of some algae (perhaps BBA?)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-19-2016, 03:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By Darkblade48
LaMotte makes both strip and liquid types. ...

LaMotte makes both strip and liquid types.


Yes, I believe the LaMotte test kits have lower ranges than API, but the colours are more easily told apart (white to pink, if my memory serves me...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-19-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By Darkblade48
I agree that the API test kits are a bit hard to...

I agree that the API test kits are a bit hard to read even when comparing against calibration/reference solutions, especially at the higher nitrate concentrations.

I also like the LaMotte test...
Forum: Plants   01-19-2016, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Darkblade48
I abbreviated your posts to answer the relevant...

I abbreviated your posts to answer the relevant parts.

If you are using only RO water, then you will need to remineralize; otherwise a calcium deficiency is a real possibility.

Dosing 3 mL of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-19-2016, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Darkblade48
For potassium permanganate, dechlorinator will...

For potassium permanganate, dechlorinator will not work to remove it. I would just do many rinses in water.

Dechlorinator will neutralize free chlorine from bleach.
Forum: Equipment   01-18-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Darkblade48
I have not used your pH controller before, but I...

I have not used your pH controller before, but I would assume if you want desired pH to be 5.45 (which seems very low), then you should set your low to be (say) 5.40, your high to be 5.50, and that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-17-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Darkblade48
CO2 does not displace oxygen from the water.

CO2 does not displace oxygen from the water.
Forum: Equipment   01-17-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Darkblade48
As mentioned, there are too many variables to...

As mentioned, there are too many variables to determine how long a (10, 20, etc) pound cylinder will last.

Though as PlantedRich mentioned, for people starting off, a leak might be the largest...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-17-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Darkblade48
I rescape whenever I get bored of my current...

I rescape whenever I get bored of my current scape; this tends to be about once every other month.
Forum: DIY   01-17-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Darkblade48
This is definitely true. Only very shallow...

This is definitely true. Only very shallow imperfections can be removed with cerium oxide, and it often takes a power polisher to get any substantial result.
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