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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 01:02 AM
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Posted By tug
I believe Flourish still uses gluconate as the...

I believe Flourish still uses gluconate as the chelator. So, it should also turn rather quickly. Worth a try though.

Adding 13mL of Flourish Comp. should equal ruffly what you are dosing with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 11:25 PM
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Posted By tug
I've been looking for an answer to your questions...

I've been looking for an answer to your questions and unfortunately I have been unable to find the post that might. Unless another solution is provided, you might want to try using the Tropica Plant...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 05:42 PM
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Posted By tug
Post water softener?

Post water softener?
Forum: Lighting 01-26-2015, 12:54 PM
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Posted By tug
I remember getting around 20mmol PAR, 17" from...

I remember getting around 20mmol PAR, 17" from this light.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-25-2015, 01:32 PM
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Posted By tug
Test kits measure the reading as N-NO3 etc, but...

Test kits measure the reading as N-NO3 etc, but some report the reading as NO3, others as N-NO3. So you must add the O3 to get NO3, or multiply by 4.4, e.g., 10 ppm N-NO3 = 44 ppm NO3. :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-25-2015, 01:13 AM
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Views: 376
Posted By tug
I have heard that this can be due to high KH

I have heard that this can be due to high KH
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-25-2015, 12:54 AM
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Posted By tug
Thank you thinbear, yes. The example you provided...

Thank you thinbear, yes. The example you provided makes for a better explanation though.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-24-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By tug
Under "using fertilizers" check diy and at the...

Under "using fertilizers" check diy and at the top of the "I am dosing with" list is, AF's MacroMicro Mix.

As you can see with the calculator to dose NO3 at EI levels, Fe as the proxy for trace is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-24-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By tug
Goggle it! The main difference is when you try to...

Goggle it! The main difference is when you try to count them.

KNO3, also contains potassium (K+) as in potassium nitrate.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-24-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By tug
Kathyy's information is always top notch and I...

Kathyy's information is always top notch and I agree macro/micro mix is a quality product.
It's just a bit of a pain to work through the doses for EI - a little less straight forward.
Wet's...
Forum: Plants 01-24-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By tug
I'm sorry, I know of no definitive answer to your...

I'm sorry, I know of no definitive answer to your question, nor do many others. You correct yourself in your second post with a better way of describing the situation, i.e., plants need sufficient...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-24-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By tug
It has a lot to do with the light you are using...

It has a lot to do with the light you are using over this tank and how far it is from the substrate. Lighting an Aquarium with PAR instead of Watts,...
Forum: Plants 01-24-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By tug
With all due respect Zapins, I wish people would...

With all due respect Zapins, I wish people would stop saying plants can outcompete algae for nutrients. The mouse will never starve before the elephant.

As for the leaf damage, I used to see this...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-24-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By tug
Great information Kathy If they haven't...

Great information Kathy

If they haven't already, I wish the people selling macro/micro mix would explain that it is basically a PMDD formula and people wishing to dose EI are better served...
Forum: Algae 01-23-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By tug
If you have the cables to suspend the light but...

If you have the cables to suspend the light but dialing back the light is easier for you, then dial back the dimmer switch. If you decide to trim back on the cable you can always cut off more cable,...
Forum: Plants 01-23-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By tug
I use two cables suspended from the ceiling with...

I use two cables suspended from the ceiling with loops on the end that hold the light. Most any hardware store would have the cable and cable clamps.

W/out a PAR meter reading it's hard to say but...
Forum: Algae 01-23-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By tug
If you Google green spot algae, you will see...

If you Google green spot algae, you will see pictures very much like yours.

BML lights are bright - 2 feet above the substrate it provides about 60 PAR. They offer a dimmer which might be an...
Forum: Algae 01-23-2015, 01:41 AM
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Views: 401
Posted By tug
It's more of an observation from people with...

It's more of an observation from people with higher levels of plant growth, i.e., high light and CO2. With increased levels of PO4, GSA became less of a problem.

I have seen this in my own tanks....
Forum: Plants 01-23-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By tug
Thought I should bring your OP up for viewing, ...

Thought I should bring your OP up for viewing,

I personally would keep that light about 2 feet above your tank and dose NPK and trace 1-2 times a week. Exact amount to be determined.

If you...
Forum: Plants 01-23-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By tug
I'm not so sure that's a fair explanation. Some...

I'm not so sure that's a fair explanation. Some of the plants we use for carpet plants will stay closer to the substrate with more light and/or CO2 but growth rates will increase. Vallesneria would...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By tug
Google pictures of small CO2 reactors and you...

Google pictures of small CO2 reactors and you should see a lot of variations for making small CO2 reactors. I forget the name of the reactor that is mentioned in this thread on UKAPS but attached to...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By tug
With yeast, I would be more concerned about any...

With yeast, I would be more concerned about any slime you would be introducing into your filter and/or diffuser. I have never tried running CO2 into my canister filter but if you direct CO2 from your...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-19-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By tug
I like this prospective but I have no experience...

I like this prospective but I have no experience with CaCL2.
Most GH boosters use CaSO4.

I did find this recipe from a trusted source, Is there an advantage to using CaCL2?
Forum: Lighting 01-18-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By tug
Two T5HO bulbs from that Odyssea should be fine....

Two T5HO bulbs from that Odyssea should be fine. Additional CO2 would broaden the types of plants you could keep, etc.,
but 30 to 50mmol PAR would be considered in the ball park for keeping plants...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-14-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By tug
Your welcome. Those videos of your tank are...

Your welcome. Those videos of your tank are great. Honestly, I have some of the same experiences. The amount of real-estate a rock or a piece of wood occupies leaving less room for plants, is one....
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