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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By Darkblade48
Adding CO2 will only help plants, so there really...

Adding CO2 will only help plants, so there really is no disadvantage to having a setup.

Don't forget that you will probably need to be dosing fertilizers as well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 02:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By Darkblade48
If your air pump can push air through the...

If your air pump can push air through the diffuser, then it would be fine to use (relatively high pressure may be required for some diffusers).
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Today, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Darkblade48
I would say that the nitrite spike is likely the...

I would say that the nitrite spike is likely the cause of the shrimp deaths (or something else may have caused them to die off, resulting in the spike in nitrites).

I would advise you to do some...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Darkblade48
How long has your aquarium been set up? The...

How long has your aquarium been set up? The presence of nitrites suggests that it has not properly cycled and/or you are experiencing another cycle due to the shrimp deaths.

For your gH and kH...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-22-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, you should be turning off the airstone...

Yes, you should be turning off the airstone during the day. Excessive surface agitation will help CO2 diffusion out of your water, which is undesirable when the lights are on and plants are actively...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-22-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Darkblade48
No, "liquid" carbon products like Flourish Excel...

No, "liquid" carbon products like Flourish Excel will not be off gassed through aeration.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-22-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Darkblade48
What is your lighting like? You may need to...

What is your lighting like?

You may need to add supplemental water column fertilizers. In an aquarium as large as yours, I would suggest you go with bulk chemicals, as it will be cheaper than...
Forum: DIY 04-22-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Darkblade48
I use the cheapest baker's yeast that I can find...

I use the cheapest baker's yeast that I can find at the grocery store. It is usually sold as "active dry".

You can also experiment with different types of yeast (as you mentioned, wine, champagne,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-22-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By Darkblade48
Using a single bottle of DIY CO2, it will be...

Using a single bottle of DIY CO2, it will be difficult to gas your 10 gallon aquarium, especially at 1 bubble per second.

However, you can leave your airstone running at night, as you already...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Darkblade48
If waste is your problem, then getting a UV...

If waste is your problem, then getting a UV filter will not really help. It can be used to get rid of green water and free floating microorganisms, but not particulate waste.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Darkblade48
What's the thickness of the sliding board that...

What's the thickness of the sliding board that supports the filter? I'm curious as to whether the total final weight of the filter (with media and water) played a role in your decision to go with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-22-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By Darkblade48
I am just curious why you would want to go the...

I am just curious why you would want to go the more expensive route?

If you want to use Seachem's products, and following their dosing regimen, it will be a bit on the light side (in terms of...
Forum: Algae 04-22-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Darkblade48
You can sterilize it with a bleach solution dip....

You can sterilize it with a bleach solution dip. Once well rinsed and soaked in dechlorinator, it would be fine to use again.
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Darkblade48
No the nylon washers are not supposed to...

No the nylon washers are not supposed to disintegrate.

Are you sure it is not pressed up against the CGA320 nut and nipple?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-21-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By Darkblade48
I am surprised you managed to get it all to...

I am surprised you managed to get it all to dissolve, if that is the case.

You could use a 1L container, dissolve 1/4 of the potassium sulfate you originally used, and then simply dose 4x the...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Darkblade48
Have you taken a look at my Primer to Pressurized...

Have you taken a look at my Primer to Pressurized CO2 (linked in my signature below)? It has some additional information on how to setup and start using your pressurized CO2 system, and you may find...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-21-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By Darkblade48
It means that you are trying to dissolve too much...

It means that you are trying to dissolve too much potassium sulfate into too little water.

Only 120 mg (0.12g) of potassium sulfate will dissolve into 1 mL of water. This means in 1000 mL of...
Forum: Algae 04-21-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Darkblade48
Here is some information in another thread where...

Here is some information in another thread where someone else asked a similar question.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=610194
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-19-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By Darkblade48
As you have experienced first hand, test strips...

As you have experienced first hand, test strips can be notoriously inaccurate.

I would look for a liquid test kit, or failing that, at least get a measurement from your LFS. They should be able to...
Forum: Plants 04-19-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By Darkblade48
Do you have a picture of your plants? What...

Do you have a picture of your plants?

What kind of lighting do you have? How long is it on for?

What substrate pellets and fertilizers are you using? How often do you use them?
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 470
Posted By Darkblade48
In my personal experience (not to say there is...

In my personal experience (not to say there is any scientific evidence backing this up; it is strictly anecdotal), regulators that have been used with oxygen show a higher chance of failing (or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-18-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Darkblade48
I'm a bit confused; you are looking for a bubble...

I'm a bit confused; you are looking for a bubble counter that does not seep water into your diffuser? Why are you trying to prevent water from entering the diffuser? It will be inside the aquarium.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-18-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Darkblade48
With regards to sponsorship, you can contact the...

With regards to sponsorship, you can contact the forum administrators to see what their guidelines are. They have a shared user account (forumadmin), so you can send a PM their way.

With regards...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-17-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Darkblade48
Perhaps it is an algal bloom? Try taking some...

Perhaps it is an algal bloom? Try taking some aquarium water and putting it into a transparent cup against a white background (or a white paper cup) and take a photo; perhaps more people can assist...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-17-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Darkblade48
Do you have something in the aquarium (substrate,...

Do you have something in the aquarium (substrate, ornament) that might be leeching dye into the water?
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