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Forum: Equipment   02-07-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Mathman
Great link Jeff. I'm sure it'll help the OP...

Great link Jeff. I'm sure it'll help the OP significantly.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-07-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Mathman
I'm liking the idea very much...can't wait to see...

I'm liking the idea very much...can't wait to see it once the left fills in with plants!
Forum: Plants   01-28-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Mathman
Solcielo, I understand that plants can only...

Solcielo,

I understand that plants can only consume so much when it comes to fertilizers. So, I have several questions:

#1. Is it possible to overdose to the point where it becomes toxic if...
Forum: Plants   01-25-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,245
Posted By Mathman
Awesome. Thanks for the reply. Need some of...

Awesome. Thanks for the reply. Need some of that purple/red Downoi.

:)
Forum: Plants   01-24-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,245
Posted By Mathman
How many tsp of Epsom Salt did you use? By...

How many tsp of Epsom Salt did you use?

By how much did it increase?
Forum: Plants   01-24-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,245
Posted By Mathman
Any updates? Thanks buddy.

Any updates? Thanks buddy.
Forum: Plants   01-22-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By Mathman
Sounds like an awesome store! Cristian

Sounds like an awesome store!


Cristian
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Mathman
So, should one use a skimmer, air pump, or power...

So, should one use a skimmer, air pump, or power head to help degas the tank's co2 concentration ?

For example,

At the end of the day, after co2 being added to the tank throughout the photo...
Forum: Equipment   01-08-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,841
Posted By Mathman
That was my plan with the 2" NPT nipple that the...

That was my plan with the 2" NPT nipple that the eBay seller had under the description. I already had a M VCR- F NPT

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/07/c4e8974ca12cda5f03422f80eb956bb3.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment   01-07-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,841
Posted By Mathman
Alan's CO2 system builds

Yes it did...the funny thing is I ordered a cga 320 nipple on eBay. According to the seller is was a 2" NPT cga 320 nipple. Upon receiving it, it turned out to be a VCR nipple and 1.75" in length. ...
Forum: Equipment   01-07-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,841
Posted By Mathman
Nice dual output assembly Alan. You must be very...

Nice dual output assembly Alan. You must be very patient to wait for those gauges for the IR6000.

BTW: The gaskets for my build finally arrived. I PM to confirm on the details. Thanks!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-07-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Mathman
Thank you. I am using Niloq GH booster...

Thank you.

I am using Niloq GH booster which is composed of magnesium:calcium:potassium 1:3:3

When using zorfox's calculator and set it at the estimative index method with a 2ppm raise I get...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-06-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Mathman
Despite my tap water having what appears to be...

Despite my tap water having what appears to be the right amount of both Ca and Mg...my staurogyne repens seems to be deficient on Mg.

...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-30-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Mathman
I live in San Gabriel, CA. Here's what I...

I live in San Gabriel, CA.

Here's what I think is the water quality report for 2015:

http://www.gswater.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Water-Quality-2015-South-San-Gabriel.pdf

The average...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-29-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Mathman
Was wondering if someone can share their input. ...

Was wondering if someone can share their input. Thanks. :)
Forum: Tank Journals   12-28-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,167
Posted By Mathman
Excellent progress and great choice of fish! ...

Excellent progress and great choice of fish!

Are you thinking of adding some amano shrimp or atos?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-28-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Mathman
GH boost confusion

Is there a specific GH reading to aim for in a tank?

What reading will ensure that our plants have enough calcium and magnesium ?

For example, my tap water has a GH of 9 according to API...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-26-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Mathman
The only thing i can think of is maybe you had...

The only thing i can think of is maybe you had the output valve closed cause too much pressure inside the filter...

I can't understand what happened based on what you wrote.
Forum: Equipment   12-25-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,841
Posted By Mathman
Nice tank and pipes buddy. Merry xmas to you too...

Nice tank and pipes buddy. Merry xmas to you too and everyone else!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-18-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By Mathman
How can I kill or at least control long hair algae?

If you don't have any delicate shrimp, I recommend Algaefix by API. It will nuke it in less than two weeks.

However, you should determine the cause of the algae. Clearly there's some imbalance...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-04-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Mathman
Some people have had good results increasing...

Some people have had good results increasing their dose of phosphates when dealing with GSA. Maybe you have are confused thinking its potassium.
Forum: Equipment   12-04-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By Mathman
Canister(s) for 90 gal

I personally don't have experience with any other filter other than Eheim. I am currently using two 2217 on my 67 gallon tank...well, more like 45 if you take into account the water displacement due...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-04-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Mathman
To my understanding, the amount of Potassium...

To my understanding, the amount of Potassium needed is usually taken care of by the addition of potassium nitrate. However, there are times when we dose less kno3 since our bio load (fish and/or...
Forum: Equipment   11-27-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Mathman
Most likely you'll end up swapping tanks. Don't...

Most likely you'll end up swapping tanks. Don't overpaid.
Also, make sure its aluminum that way you don't have to haul a heavy tank when swapping/refilling.
Forum: Algae   11-26-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Mathman
As mentioned in the previous posts, with time and...

As mentioned in the previous posts, with time and the help of otocinclus fish, your plants will be clear of it.

Otos are one my favorite fish too...fun to watch all the time!
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