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Forum: Equipment 05-12-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By morf2540
To follow up: I called Milwaukee, and their...

To follow up: I called Milwaukee, and their customer service rep was very helpful. He told me a few things that I didn't know, which I will pass along for everyone's benefit. First off, he said to...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By morf2540
OH, forgot to mention, it's a Milwaukee regulator...

OH, forgot to mention, it's a Milwaukee regulator setup, this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-Instruments-Solenoid-Regulator-Counter/dp/B001DTNWF2
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By morf2540
stuck regulator?

Hi, I was hoping to get some advice on a Co2 problem that just cropped up. I have had pressurized running for about 2 or 3 months now with no problems whatsoever. Came home today and found no...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-21-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By morf2540
I bought this one for $100 on Amazon: ...

I bought this one for $100 on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-Instruments-Solenoid-Regulator-Counter/dp/B001DTNWF2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1264872268&sr=8-2

Comes with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-21-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By morf2540
I thought I would post an update here for those...

I thought I would post an update here for those kind enough to try to help me with this, and anyone else interested. For review, here's the abridged version of the problem. My tap water is 7.8pH...
Forum: Fish 04-13-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By morf2540
In my 29 gal I have - 4 zebra danios - 3...

In my 29 gal I have
- 4 zebra danios
- 3 tiger rasporas
- 4 platies
- 2 little cories
- 4 ottos

Everyone seems happy. I consider that fully stocked and wouldn't add anything else. Your...
Forum: Fish 04-13-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By morf2540
Thanks for the advice! Yes, I have a densely...

Thanks for the advice! Yes, I have a densely planted tank so hopefully all will be well.
Forum: Fish 04-12-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By morf2540
Pearl Gourami numbers

Hi Gang,
I am beginning to stock a new 75g and am planning to get some pearl gouramis. I most often hear of them being kept in mated pairs. I would really like a larger grouping of 4 to 6. Does...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,212
Posted By morf2540
Nope, impossible. The first tiny drop is enough...

Nope, impossible. The first tiny drop is enough to seal up the neck. No matter which way I tip or turn it, that drop is just held there tight through capillary action. No amount of effort can...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,212
Posted By morf2540
Ooh, I like the look of that curved syringe. ...

Ooh, I like the look of that curved syringe. Where do you suppose I could pick up one of those?
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,212
Posted By morf2540
How to fill the darn drop checker?

OK, another really stupid question that is my specialty. How the heck do you get the solution into the bulb? The neck on the thing is so narrow that even one drop of liquid seals the opening and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-22-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By morf2540
Nope, just regular potting soil.

Nope, just regular potting soil.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-21-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By morf2540
Ok did my 50%wc. Tap water is 7.8ph, tank water...

Ok did my 50%wc. Tap water is 7.8ph, tank water was 7.8 ph. Guess what the new ph in the tank is now after the WC? Yep, you guessed it: 6.0. What the heck! ????? Gh seems to have stabilized at 12. Kh...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-20-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By morf2540
Diana, Yes, a teaspoon (tsp) definitely. Dunno...

Diana, Yes, a teaspoon (tsp) definitely. Dunno what's going on. There were no other variables that changed. I waited a week to test again... the pH has dropped a bit down to 7.8, which is my tap...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-17-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By morf2540
Wow, that baking soda is strong stuff. One...

Wow, that baking soda is strong stuff. One teaspoon in 75 gals raised pH from 6.0 to 8.4. I will have to watch it to see if it starts dropping back down... GH is holding steady at 15. PLants are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By morf2540
Thanks alot Diana. This is helping to narrow...

Thanks alot Diana. This is helping to narrow down some of the variables. So it sounds like yes, I do want to get to the bottom of this and fix it. So what could be causing GH to rise so high? Are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-13-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By morf2540
Thanks for all the very helpful responses I've...

Thanks for all the very helpful responses I've received so far. These are helping to put me on the right track. However, I still haven't made up my mind what is the best thing to do. To recap: my...
Forum: Substrate 02-08-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By morf2540
Alright, I may be a little slow, but I usually...

Alright, I may be a little slow, but I usually get there eventually. So please have patience with me! The one parameter in my tank that seems to be stable is the KH, at 4d. Do I really need more...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-08-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By morf2540
Diana, thanks for all your help. I really...

Diana, thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it. Let me clarify, GH isn't low, it's off-the-charts high (26d). Water from the tap and in my established tank is 11dGH. So sometghing is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-08-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By morf2540
I am using a PMDD dry fert from...

I am using a PMDD dry fert from Aquariumfertilizer.com:
...
Forum: Substrate 02-08-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By morf2540
Diana - thanks for your comments. Can you tell...

Diana - thanks for your comments. Can you tell me a little more about the effect Equilibrium has on GH? And also how you handle maintaining the water parameters during WC's, since the tank and tap...
Forum: Substrate 02-08-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By morf2540
Thanks folks. I have a ton of it in the tank (5...

Thanks folks. I have a ton of it in the tank (5 gal bucket). KH has been stable. 4dKH out of the tap, 4dKH in the tank. It's GH that shot off the map high.

Laura, can you tell me a little...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-08-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By morf2540
Magnesium? Hmmm. Talk to me more about that.......

Magnesium? Hmmm. Talk to me more about that.... (I'm a newb...) Thanks!
Forum: Substrate 02-08-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By morf2540
Turface lower pH??

Anyone have any experience with Turface substantially lowering pH? I ahev set up a new tank useing Aquariumplants substrate (which I have read is pretty much the same as Turface). pH in this new...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-08-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By morf2540
The more I think about this the more it's bugging...

The more I think about this the more it's bugging me. How could GH be going off the charts high and pH be going off the charts low? Don't things that raise hardness usually also raise ph, and vice...
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