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Forum: DIY Today, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By Darkblade48
How long has it been since you started up your...

How long has it been since you started up your DIY CO2? It does take some time to start up.

In the future, you may want to reduce the amount of yeast that you use. 1 teaspoon is quite a bit (most...
Forum: Equipment Today, 02:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 503
Posted By Darkblade48
Nice setup so far. I would still strap down...

Nice setup so far.

I would still strap down the paintball cylinder to something; as it begins to empty, it will become top heavy, making it easier to tip over.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Darkblade48
eBay links are not permitted. Regarding the...

eBay links are not permitted.

Regarding the links that were previously there, however, the sellers do not provide a compositional analysis, so it is difficult to say whether they are suitable for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Darkblade48
I am not sure if there is a relationship between...

I am not sure if there is a relationship between pH and potassium absorption (I have not done a literature search).

However, given your pH falls within what is normally observed, I would not worry...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Today, 02:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Darkblade48
EI dosing is essentially a strategy whereby you...

EI dosing is essentially a strategy whereby you are dosing just a bit over excess nutrients, so that plants are never starved. At the end of each week, a 50% water change is conducted, thereby...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Darkblade48
Most likely, you are not dosing enough potassium...

Most likely, you are not dosing enough potassium using Flourish.

You can use Flourish Potassium if you like using commercial products, but a cheaper solution would be to use bulk chemicals.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Darkblade48
Without knowing the composition of your root...

Without knowing the composition of your root tabs, I cannot say for certain whether they will be of any help.

Regarding macronutrients, you should be dosing nitrates and phosphates so that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Darkblade48
Dosed appropriately, they should be fine for your...

Dosed appropriately, they should be fine for your crayfish and snails.

There are various dosing strategies that are out there, some more common ones include Estimative Index (EI) as well as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Darkblade48
In all likelihood, your plants are CO2 starved....

In all likelihood, your plants are CO2 starved. In general, it does take some time for plants to show problems; in the meantime, they are using internal storages of nutrients.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Darkblade48
Are you dosing any macronutrients? Wisteria is...

Are you dosing any macronutrients? Wisteria is known to suck up nutrients very quickly.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By Darkblade48
They should be fine to use, provided that there...

They should be fine to use, provided that there is no visual damage.
Forum: Plants 07-26-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,061
Posted By Darkblade48
I think this holds the record.

I think this holds the record.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-26-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Darkblade48
You might want to reduce your light a bit, and...

You might want to reduce your light a bit, and definitely step up your fertilization. Your nitrates should definitely not be zero, and that is likely the cause of your problem.

In addition, you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-25-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Darkblade48
Macronutrient mixtures tend not to grow mould....

Macronutrient mixtures tend not to grow mould. Micronutrients mixtures will often grow mould.

You might have just been lucky that mould did not form in the past. Needless to say, from your...
Forum: Fish 07-25-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Darkblade48
Load wise, it is probably borderline. ...

Load wise, it is probably borderline.

However, you may run into territorial issues with the rams.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-25-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Darkblade48
The algae you have does not sound like it would...

The algae you have does not sound like it would be due to a trace imbalance and rather, due to a macronutrient imbalance. You do not mention if you are dosing any macronutrients.

Regarding your...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 480
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, this will work.

Yes, this will work.
Forum: Fish 07-24-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Darkblade48
Odd. I wonder if it's due to chloramine...

Odd. I wonder if it's due to chloramine breakdown.

In any case, make sure you use a good dechlorinator that is able to neutralize ammonia as well then.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Darkblade48
As it gets closer to "night" (when your lights...

As it gets closer to "night" (when your lights turn off), the amount of CO2 used probably begins to decrease (plants also have a circadian rhythm).

You can probably have the CO2 turn off 2 hours...
Forum: DIY 07-24-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Darkblade48
No, as mentioned, you will not be able to use...

No, as mentioned, you will not be able to use that tank for CO2.
Forum: DIY 07-24-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Darkblade48
If you take the time to go through that (very)...

If you take the time to go through that (very) long thread, you will note that there are several disadvantages to such a system.

The biggest one is the lack of reliability and lack of fine control...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Darkblade48
Most people do about 8 hours. Same as...

Most people do about 8 hours.


Same as your lighting, but many people like to have it come on before the lights and turn off before the lights.


Fertilization depends on lighting. If you...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-23-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Darkblade48
I have kept HC growing very well in a CO2...

I have kept HC growing very well in a CO2 injected tank along with RCS with no problems.

It was an ADA Mini-S. I believe I started a journal here from that time.

Edit: I just checked; the...
Forum: Fish 07-23-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Darkblade48
Hard to say what it might be around the mouth...

Hard to say what it might be around the mouth without a clearer picture; perhaps someone else can help.

I'm not sure whereabouts in Toronto you live, but 0.25 ppm of ammonia is not normal. My tap...
Forum: DIY 07-23-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Darkblade48
I am not sure how you would use a CO2 cylinder...

I am not sure how you would use a CO2 cylinder without a pressure regulator, at least for our purposes.

For things like paintball guns, which need high pressure to propel the paintballs, it might...
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