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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-20-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Glouglou
C02 problem...

Drop Checker, a bubble counter and solenoid plug on a simple timer are the easiest way to manage C02.

Sorry, hope you didnít loose to much fishs.

It happen to me when I just receive my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-19-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By Glouglou
Lower Kh!

Use RO water at water change.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-19-2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By Glouglou
About CO2

If you donít want to dish out the money, I believe that a DIY for a 10 g is probably the way to go. I Keep my 33 gal for years with a DIY setup and I was keeping the CO2 at a decent level (With...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-19-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By Glouglou
Testing or not testing. This is the question...

When you have a tank for a while you can let go of some testing. More you know your tank and less testing will be required. But from time to time something will go out of whack and testing will be...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-12-2007, 02:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,401
Posted By Glouglou
Far from the truth???

Do the test, trow discus, plants and shrimps in a RO tank... No nutrients, small amount of food, 40 to 50% RO water at weekly water change and everything die...

You can use RO to replace...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-11-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Glouglou
As I already say...

The testing question again... and this is an important question...

Quote myself:


and again...
.

I agree that with time, on a particular setup probably less and less testing will be...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-11-2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By Glouglou
After a while....

Systems are attempt from man to harness is surrounding. Work with simple stuff. Hard to manage with complicated interactions. (as our world can show today lot of examples with brillant success and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-10-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Glouglou
Well!

You Nitrate in my opinion are way to high, I will going around 7 to 10

Personally I will try to lower a litle bit you Kh/PH ó> 20mgl/6.8 but itís not probably a priority.
What are you other...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-10-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,401
Posted By Glouglou
Ok!

Use the amount of RO water you want until the parameters of the tank are what you want at the end.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-10-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 466
Posted By Glouglou
HI Giga

The last record of all parameter of my tank is:

PH= 6.83
KH = 18.2 mg/l
GH = 148 mg/l
Ca = 45.5 mg/l
Mg = 12 mg/l
NO3 = 7.1 mg/l
P04 = .7 mg/l
K = 16.5 mg/l add every week
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-07-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Glouglou
Test one , Test 2, Testing...

I have the iron test from Hagen for years.

Itís always consistent ( I donít say precise) with what I add or not, to my tank.
If not precise it give you an idea where you stand and give you a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-07-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By Glouglou
About CO2...

I find a really good link on CO2 solubility, really clear and simple.
at http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/CO2/CO2.html

I was really surprise to learn that only 1% of the Dissolve CO2 exist as...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-06-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By Glouglou
PH crashes

It went really low, under 5. No dead fish. But that doesn't mean no damage done????

Personally, I think you should target the PH or the demand of the fish species you got.

IF an animal or...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-06-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Glouglou
EI= no problems?

EI, pmdd or whatever other system, you playing chemist with life itself. Take out water, add this, a little less of that. Without methodology, even with methodology failure will happen.

At least...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-05-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Glouglou
Hardness and alkalinity.

Hardness, General hardness is mostly:
Ca= 56.2%
Mg= 24.7 %
Na= 9.4 %
autres 9.7 %

For a natural freshwater (the % can have large variation)

Kh or carbonate hardness is the reading of all...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-05-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Glouglou
Pure RO water...

I will go with a mix of RO/tap water.
But something is really fishy... with a ph 9. This is not a "normal water"
You shoud investigate to have some parameter from the water treatment facility.
If...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-05-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Glouglou
Test to use...

I use Hagen test

Fe
Ca (give you the Mg level to)
Ph
kh
PH
Po4
No3
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-05-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By Glouglou
Yep itís real...

I experienced a ph crash when my buffering capacity when under 10 mgl and I have pressurized CO2 it went to 6.3 to the lower 5 in one day.

Well, for plant the range for maximum nutrient uptake is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-04-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By Glouglou
Kh

Alkalinity is the capacity of a system to neutralize acid. How much acid can be added to a system before the pH of the solution is brought down to a certain level? The alkalinity of a natural water...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-04-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,401
Posted By Glouglou
Pure RO Water

Not to much stuff will survive in pure RO water.
Whatever is say here...

Shrimp need calcium and everything else
Fish and plant need some nutrient, minerals

What do you want to try?:icon_ques...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-04-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By Glouglou
What to add?

What finals parameters you want to acheive?

Sea salt is mostly NaCl that consists of sodium chloride

You cant use this to reconstitute RO water for planted and fresh water aquarium.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-04-2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Glouglou
Drop Checker

The snail will definitivly have an impact by raising the kh of the solution.
Higher KH solution will become yellow at lower CO2 concentration.

Moving it out of the way of the reactor should...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-04-2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Glouglou
Drop checker yellow..

How your CO2 is deliver?
What PH is your tank?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-04-2007, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By Glouglou
Parameters

Do you have more precise parameters of your thank?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-16-2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By Glouglou
Calcium

Calcium have nothing to do with KH
KH = Carbonates
Ca = Calcium
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