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Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Darkblade48
You don't really need the substrate heater; I...

You don't really need the substrate heater; I would use the money for other things instead.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Darkblade48
It depends on the check valve you have, but...

It depends on the check valve you have, but different models will have different cracking pressures.

Though, you probably will not be able to blow through it.
Forum: Plants 04-25-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Darkblade48
To be on the safe side, I would say one month.

To be on the safe side, I would say one month.
Forum: Plants 04-25-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Darkblade48
You can always do a quarantine of your plants as...

You can always do a quarantine of your plants as most fish pathogens cannot survive without a host.
Forum: Plants 04-25-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Darkblade48
I think it used to be a fad in the 90s and early...

I think it used to be a fad in the 90s and early 2000s, but it has been generally accepted that even without substrate heaters, plants will grow just fine.
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Darkblade48
You will need a fitting to go between VCR and NPT.

You will need a fitting to go between VCR and NPT.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-22-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By Darkblade48
I have not personally used FloraPride, but I...

I have not personally used FloraPride, but I would not imagine it would cause any detriment to your Nerites.

I would first suspect other water parameters.
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 04-20-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 145,462
Posted By Darkblade48
Then it comes down to how much research you want...

Then it comes down to how much research you want to do yourself :)

I didn't know much about this at first, and was going to go with a kit myself, but then after doing the research, I managed to...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 04-20-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 145,462
Posted By Darkblade48
Glad my guide could be of some help to you. ...

Glad my guide could be of some help to you.

Regarding individual components vs. kits, the former will always be cheaper than the latter, especially if you bargain hunt for good deals.

There...
Forum: Algae 04-19-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Darkblade48
You appear to have BBA. Are you dosing any...

You appear to have BBA. Are you dosing any fertilizers? How long (in total) are your aquarium lights on for?
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Darkblade48
The amount of surface agitation you have looks...

The amount of surface agitation you have looks appropriate. Your additional security of having an air pump come on at night is also fine.

CO2 drop checkers are not exactly precise to begin with,...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By Darkblade48
Unfortunately, I do not have easy access to my...

Unfortunately, I do not have easy access to my 2217 at this time (out of country).
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,321
Posted By Darkblade48
There were some threads from many years ago where...

There were some threads from many years ago where someone took apart the black box attached to this regulator.

In it was a simple solenoid that controlled the gas flow. I think it is a bit...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Darkblade48
I do not use an air pump/air stone when the CO2...

I do not use an air pump/air stone when the CO2 is on (nor when it is off, but some people like to have it as a safety precaution). You want to minimize surface agitation to prevent the diffusion of...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Darkblade48
I would lean towards saying that the stream is...

I would lean towards saying that the stream is simply O2 that is escaping due to some minute damage to the plant.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-17-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Darkblade48
I don't see why not.

I don't see why not.
Forum: Plants 04-17-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Darkblade48
Some reasons I can think of: - Easier to...

Some reasons I can think of:

- Easier to clean/convert to a fully submersed aquarium (less cleanup)
- Easy to move plants around without disturbing root systems (easier to manage), which...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-16-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Darkblade48
Wild type RCS are mostly clear/muddy brown.

Wild type RCS are mostly clear/muddy brown.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Darkblade48
Good thing I saw this thread and clicked on the...

Good thing I saw this thread and clicked on the link.

Now I can update those broken photos.
Forum: Plants 04-12-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Darkblade48
Java Moss, Java Fern, various Anubias species are...

Java Moss, Java Fern, various Anubias species are all excellent low light plants.
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By Darkblade48
No, I believe it does not fit.

No, I believe it does not fit.
Forum: Algae 04-10-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Darkblade48
It appears to be BBA, since you do not see any...

It appears to be BBA, since you do not see any branching.
Forum: Algae 04-07-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Darkblade48
It might be BBA.

It might be BBA.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By Darkblade48
Correct. You can also consider chrome plated...

Correct. You can also consider chrome plated brass for a cheaper alternative to stainless steel.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-06-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Darkblade48
I have followed the EI regimen using bulk...

I have followed the EI regimen using bulk chemicals with no problems. You should have no problems with the (much more) dilute Seachem Flourish.
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