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Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,971
Posted By thedarkfinder
99% of people that gas their fish are using diy,...

99% of people that gas their fish are using diy, which this will not stop, or can not afford to get a ph checker, which this is twice the price. And you do not need to do weekly testing of your...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,971
Posted By thedarkfinder
Because I do it once and call it a day? You...

Because I do it once and call it a day? You honestly started dosing your tank with out checking levels every now and again? You just trust that what ever you set your doser at, it is currently doing...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,971
Posted By thedarkfinder
Honestly, it will have to get will under 100...

Honestly, it will have to get will under 100 bucks to be worth it, and then it is a stretch. Why? PH meters do the same thing and are proven over time. The only thing that this does is give the...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By thedarkfinder
So going to toss out a warning. Make sure the...

So going to toss out a warning. Make sure the tanks you buy are ok for import and use in Canada. Make sure it is Transport Canada approved, manufacturers date, a CGA-320 valve, and is 100% empty. You...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-23-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,440
Posted By thedarkfinder
This type of behavior is directly related to...

This type of behavior is directly related to depression on her part. You might need to have her seek some help. Depression is not to be messed around with.

If she is not depressed, then you will...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-19-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By thedarkfinder
I am not sure what you are asking. For me, I...

I am not sure what you are asking. For me, I never really massively overdose, but my tanks will suck down about 3-10ppm of nitrates a day. So at the end of the week, I have about the same as I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By thedarkfinder
So you are going to do a 40% to 50% water change...

So you are going to do a 40% to 50% water change every week, where is the green in that? Are you going to cover it to prevent algae blooms? I am not saying this is better then a normal swimming...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 778
Posted By thedarkfinder
Sorry, did not look at the thread. AandG...

Sorry, did not look at the thread.

AandG homebrew, 22 bucks for 5# swap.
Call them first. 603-767-8235
165 High St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Home brew barn- 25 bucks refill.
861...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By thedarkfinder
Arrow The only thing that can really harm your fish is...

The only thing that can really harm your fish is an "end of tank dump". In some regulators, when the tank is out of liquid co2, it will dump all of the gas into the lines, causing a massive surge of...
Forum: Algae 06-18-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By thedarkfinder
Flying foxes (Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus)will eat...

Flying foxes (Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus)will eat algae when young, but go predatory when older.

Just a small warning, they will dominate the tank. They don't like others of their own species. So...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By thedarkfinder
It does not take too many jumps into a swamp to...

It does not take too many jumps into a swamp to know where that pond is going to be in 5 years.

If you are ok jumping into a pond, then it will work for you. But honest, coming out smelling like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By thedarkfinder
What type of system are you going to use it for?...

What type of system are you going to use it for? If you are going to go with ceramic diffuser, then you should get a higher quality co2 regulator.


If you are going with low pressure 4-10psi or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By thedarkfinder
You ready for the "as a general rule" stuff. ...

You ready for the "as a general rule" stuff.

As a general rule, sodium under 100ppm is fine for most plants and fish.

Now in saying that, some fish do not like sodium. Most scaleless fish....
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By thedarkfinder
As I said before. Take two water samples. Do...

As I said before. Take two water samples. Do the ph test on one right away. Let the other set in the room for 24 hours and then do the ph test. If there is 1 degree drop between the direct sample...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By thedarkfinder
You really want to argue this out? Ok. If the...

You really want to argue this out? Ok. If the plants are pearling, you have 125% oxygen in your tank. The fish can breath the 125% of oxygen in your tank. The pearling is excessive oxygen. You...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 778
Posted By thedarkfinder
I got a pretty good list of brew places. if you...

I got a pretty good list of brew places. if you could give the zip of the largest city near you, I could help.
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By thedarkfinder
I have not seen one of those in years. For...

I have not seen one of those in years. For those wondering. It takes graphite plates, creates a electrical current in a stainless steel to break up h2o to o and h (electrolysis). The o then binds...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By thedarkfinder
1.) Fish can use that form of oxygen to breath....

1.) Fish can use that form of oxygen to breath. You are 100% wrong on that one. With full photosynthesis and large doses of co2 you can hit 125% of the holding capacity for the water in oxygen. In a...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By thedarkfinder
Just bought the 600 hydor. I have to say it is...

Just bought the 600 hydor. I have to say it is not that bad. But a few things that I don't like. 1.) you have to line up the baskets perfectly. 2.) It is a little under powered for the model. (ie go...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By thedarkfinder
Just want to point out the elephant in the room....

Just want to point out the elephant in the room. It takes hours for a drop checker to work. But if you think you have hit a good co2 dose, take two water samples. Test the first right away. Then...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-17-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By thedarkfinder
I was thinking brookings but most people will...

I was thinking brookings but most people will take a picture of goat island and arch rock with the sunset. So I was guessing more south. I have the call of the ocean again.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-16-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By thedarkfinder
You need to grab the following. Tags to label...

You need to grab the following. Tags to label the cords-2 bucks Cord concealer- about 6 bucks for 6 foot. (amazon) Great for carpets, no difference between the expensive ones and cheap ones. Tie...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By thedarkfinder
Oh let me guess. NW coast, south of brookings but...

Oh let me guess. NW coast, south of brookings but north of eureka.

I am going to say Del North Coast Redwood forest?
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 778
Posted By thedarkfinder
What city? There is a ton of place to get it...

What city? There is a ton of place to get it from. But having the closest city to you would help. I use the local brew shop. It is 12 bucks for complete fill up and exchange. But you are just...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By thedarkfinder
Please don't post the same type of question in...

Please don't post the same type of question in two forums, it is rude. Your answer here will be your answer there. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=658978 I never owned the filter,...
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