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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-08-2003, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By Saluki
One source of potasium is potasium chloride. ...

One source of potasium is potasium chloride. This can easily be obtained from the grocery store as "No Salt" brand salt substitute.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2003, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Saluki
It is ok as a biomedia, but there are better...

It is ok as a biomedia, but there are better materials available.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-07-2003, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By Saluki
i don't think you'll find this quotation...

i don't think you'll find this quotation emblazened on many college dorm walls. :P

thanks, lads. we'll see how much time we have. i'll print your replies as a reference.

alex, does the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2003, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Saluki
I dont know that I would say that carbon is...

I dont know that I would say that carbon is "bad". "Almost useless" and "usually unnecessary" describe carbon as it applies to its use in filters for fish tanks. Carbon is very good at adsorbing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-04-2003, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,326
Posted By Saluki
It is an interesting idea. Ideally, it would be...

It is an interesting idea. Ideally, it would be pure water, but there could be a problem if there were any leaks of oil, etc in your system. It all depends on what components are located close to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2003, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Saluki
I am having similar phosphate problems. When I...

I am having similar phosphate problems. When I first got my test a few weeks ago, my phosphates were above the test limit of 3.0 ppm. I reduced feeding and started doing twice-weekly water changes...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2003, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Saluki
Your two Fluval 403s should be adequate (but not...

Your two Fluval 403s should be adequate (but not overkill) for your 90 gal tank.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-02-2003, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,376
Posted By Saluki
With all of the fishkeeping information now...

With all of the fishkeeping information now available online, I have trouble justifying the time and expense of a fishkeeping magazine.

Of course, that is true of just about any hobby-related...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-31-2003, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By Saluki
You're talking only about stresses on the...

You're talking only about stresses on the crossbeams of the floor itself; you have to account for the joints between the crossbeams and the vertical beams as well. However well distributed the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-29-2003, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By Saluki
Most residential flooring (assuming 16 inch joist...

Most residential flooring (assuming 16 inch joist spacing and 5/8 inch floor sheeting) can handle a uniform static load of around 400 pounds per square foot (Safe Uniform Floor Load for L/180...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-29-2003, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By Saluki
Actually, the stress on the floor would not be as...

Actually, the stress on the floor would not be as bad as you think. Note that the stand's footprint is quite a bit bigger than the footprint of the tank itself. It is only 4 foot deep, so if the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-29-2003, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By Saluki
Yeah, but too bad wives dont tend to recognize...

Yeah, but too bad wives dont tend to recognize beauty from an engineering perspective. I can only imagine what mine would say if I told her I wanted to put that in the middle of our living room. At...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-29-2003, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By Saluki
I strongly suspect the 42 foot wide claim is a...

I strongly suspect the 42 foot wide claim is a typo.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-28-2003, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Saluki
Is there something like this out there for the...

Is there something like this out there for the old atari machines? Believe it or not, I miss asteroids, pong, defender, etc. I hope I am not showing my age here. :wink:
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2003, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By Saluki
Hmm. Where to start. I hate to be the...

Hmm. Where to start.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you will need a new, larger tank well before next summer. That tank is heavily overstocked and your species mix is pretty...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2003, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By Saluki
After a several weeks of struggling to get my...

After a several weeks of struggling to get my lighting/CO2/ferts right, I am now starting to see some real progress. I am still battling with BBA, but the plants are growing visibly from day to day....
Forum: Algae 08-26-2003, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By Saluki
It sounds like standard green spot algae to me. ...

It sounds like standard green spot algae to me. Ottos normally eat brown algae (diatoms) if it is available in the tank. A little bit of green spot algae is mostly unavoidable in an environment...
Forum: Fish 08-26-2003, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By Saluki
It is difficult to tell from the picture, but...

It is difficult to tell from the picture, but that looks like either a simple injury or a tuft of fungus. If it is cottony, it is a fungus. I have had good luck with methylene blue on fungus. Just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2003, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By Saluki
Most places I buy plants put them in the same...

Most places I buy plants put them in the same bags that they sell fish in with some water. If yours does that, just keep the plants in there, and there should be no problems overnight.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-20-2003, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By Saluki
They are a nice looking car, but I am 6'3", with...

They are a nice looking car, but I am 6'3", with a torso that is disproportionately long for my height. My seated height is more like a guy who is 6'6". I have yet to find a "sporty" or compact car...
Forum: DIY 08-19-2003, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By Saluki
How full were your bottles? There is a good 3 or...

How full were your bottles? There is a good 3 or 4 inches of air space above my yeast/sugar/water mixture in my generation botles. The suction would literally have to be strong enough to collapse...
Forum: DIY 08-19-2003, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By Saluki
I have never had that problem, and I have always...

I have never had that problem, and I have always used filters as my difussers. The venturi effect is just not that strong.
Forum: DIY 08-19-2003, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By Saluki
It shouldnt. People use filters for DIY CO2...

It shouldnt. People use filters for DIY CO2 reactors all of the time.

I run my DIY CO2 into the intake of my Eheim 2233. I never detect any ammonia or nitrites, and the tank is not so heavily...
Forum: DIY 08-19-2003, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By Saluki
Why not just fill it with sponges. In this...

Why not just fill it with sponges. In this configuration, it will provide excellent mechanical, biological and do the job of the reactor.
Forum: Fish 08-19-2003, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,868
Posted By Saluki
You will have difficulty getting anything to...

You will have difficulty getting anything to school in a 10 gal unless there is an immediate percieved threat in there. Schooling fish need more individuals (at least 6, preferably more) and...
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