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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-18-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By nilocg
Easy Green is an all in one liquid fertilizer...

Easy Green is an all in one liquid fertilizer which does contain some Mg(0.4%) but you wouldnt get that large of an increase in GH if you dumped the entire bottle in there, let alone the suggested...
Forum: DIY   08-17-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By nilocg
Im not sure removing all the nitrogen is...

Im not sure removing all the nitrogen is necessary, maybe just remove most of the urea to be safe.
Forum: DIY   08-17-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By nilocg
The balls will stick around almost indefinitely,...

The balls will stick around almost indefinitely, but after a month or two the nutrients inside them are exhausted. Other than being a little unsightly they should be harmless.
Forum: DIY   08-16-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By nilocg
While its true that at a ph over 7 most of that...

While its true that at a ph over 7 most of that would turn into ammonia, most store bought liquid fertilizers designed for aquariums contain urea or nh3. Look at Seachem nitrogen. Seachem claims...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-10-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,322
Posted By nilocg
Yes very likely but I doubt thats the issue.

Yes very likely but I doubt thats the issue.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-10-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,322
Posted By nilocg
Have you had any deaths? Dosing Prime will help...

Have you had any deaths? Dosing Prime will help neutralize all the bad stuff while you get it figured out.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-10-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,322
Posted By nilocg
Lower ph though converts ammonia to ammonium...

Lower ph though converts ammonia to ammonium which is harmless(or nearly so) to fish and shrimp. I dont know what a lower ph does to nitrites however. Honestly I would just be patient and not...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-09-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,322
Posted By nilocg
Nitrites arent bad for plants. What is your ph?

Nitrites arent bad for plants. What is your ph?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-08-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,322
Posted By nilocg
Seachem nitrogen is derived from both ammonia and...

Seachem nitrogen is derived from both ammonia and urea which could cause the nitrites to be showing up.

Sorry didnt read the whole thread, sorry if this has been mentioned already.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-05-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By nilocg
Ya thats what my conclusion was after...

Ya thats what my conclusion was after researching, but I have spoken with a few people about it and they believed that it was functionally different.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-05-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By nilocg
Does anyone know one way or the other for sure...

Does anyone know one way or the other for sure that excel truly is glut? Seachem claims its polycycloglutaracetal.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-29-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 16,609
Posted By nilocg
I suppose that could be his point, but it would...

I suppose that could be his point, but it would be an odd point to make a stand on for several reasons. I doubt many people increase the amount of light they have and want to maintain growth rates. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-29-2016, 04:32 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 16,609
Posted By nilocg
The way that I took it, and again I have not read...

The way that I took it, and again I have not read the paper so just reading the posts here, is that if you want to maintain X amount of growth, if you increase light you will need to decrease the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-29-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 16,609
Posted By nilocg
I don't think that supports the statement that...

I don't think that supports the statement that high light reduces the plants need for co2. I take it as both co2 and light drive the plants growth, if you reduce co2 and want to maintain the level...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-26-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By nilocg
Which form of iron were you using? What is the...

Which form of iron were you using? What is the ph of your tank?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-26-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By nilocg
Unless you are trying to make a very concentrated...

Unless you are trying to make a very concentrated solution precipitation is not normally an issue. The small amounts of nutrients that we add to the tank is not enough to cause these issues under...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-21-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By nilocg
Shrimp in general can be difficult to keep. Make...

Shrimp in general can be difficult to keep. Make sure to keep up with tank maintenance and watch your parameters.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-20-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By nilocg
Just make sure to follow dosing instructions(at...

Just make sure to follow dosing instructions(at least initially) just like any other fertilizer. Take it slow and if you are worried about it, dose less and build up to the full recommended dose for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-20-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By nilocg
First off copper is only bad for shrimp if the...

First off copper is only bad for shrimp if the levels become too high, what is too high is highly debatable as with most things in the aquarium hobby.

Many people dose EI levels of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-14-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,165
Posted By nilocg
Do you have a list of these ratios that you feel...

Do you have a list of these ratios that you feel are important?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-12-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By nilocg
It is missing phosphate

It is missing phosphate
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-11-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By nilocg
Adding the excel/vinegar will keep the solutions...

Adding the excel/vinegar will keep the solutions from molding.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-06-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By nilocg
I am pretty sure its the carbonate reacting with...

I am pretty sure its the carbonate reacting with something, not sure what exactly. The other ferts can be added without any issues.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-30-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,308
Posted By nilocg
You will need 100g/liter of iron chelate 10% to...

You will need 100g/liter of iron chelate 10% to reach a concentration of 10,000ppm Fe similar to seachem iron. I am fairly confident that this amount will not dissolve fully. I tried it a few...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-30-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,308
Posted By nilocg
I do not think you will be able to get that...

I do not think you will be able to get that amount of iron chelate 10% dissolved.
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