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Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 03:07 AM
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Posted By Darkblade48
Please do not ask for sales in the non-sale...

Please do not ask for sales in the non-sale section of the forums.
Forum: Equipment   09-26-2016, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Darkblade48
This common practice, as you are aware, is...

This common practice, as you are aware, is incorrect, and often leads to the confusion that is often seen on the forums.
Forum: Equipment   09-25-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Darkblade48
If you are going the DIY route, Victor, Harris,...

If you are going the DIY route, Victor, Harris, Concoa and Matheson are some good brands that make solid regulators.

If you are going the pre-assembled route, there are various users (on these...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-25-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Darkblade48
You can find more information regarding the...

You can find more information regarding the matter here:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/18-plantedtank-help-desk/565658-tapatalk-read-if-you-have-concern.html

In short, due to an issue with...
Forum: Equipment   09-24-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Darkblade48
Pressurized CO2 relies on carbon dioxide that is...

Pressurized CO2 relies on carbon dioxide that is stored inside a pressurized cylinder.

The regulator, as it name implies, regulates the flow of CO2 out of this pressurized cylinder.
Forum: Equipment   09-23-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By Darkblade48
Generally, you want to set the CO2 to be on to...

Generally, you want to set the CO2 to be on to provide a single point drop in pH (a drop of 1 point from what your current pH is at, without CO2 injection).

If your normal pH, without CO2...
Forum: Equipment   09-23-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Darkblade48
This kind of regulator comes up every so often,...

This kind of regulator comes up every so often, and the general consensus is that the flow meter is much too coarse to provide the level of adjustment that we require.

While you could always...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-23-2016, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Darkblade48
The For Sale section of this site is a good place...

The For Sale section of this site is a good place to start.
Forum: Plants   09-22-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Darkblade48
I find it strange that you are not dosing any...

I find it strange that you are not dosing any other macronutrients. If you are indeed dosing as per EI recommendations, potassium nitrate and phosphates should be dosed.
Forum: Equipment   09-21-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Darkblade48
It is incorrect to use aquarium water, even if it...

It is incorrect to use aquarium water, even if it is measured as 4 dkH. The principle of the drop checker relies on the fact that the carbonate hardness in the solution is only contributed by...
Forum: Equipment   09-20-2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Darkblade48
The principle of a drop checker is that the CO2...

The principle of a drop checker is that the CO2 from the aquarium water will diffuse into the air space that is within the drop checker. This then diffuses into the drop checker solution, slowly...
Forum: Algae   09-20-2016, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Darkblade48
Black outs tend to work for green water, and is...

Black outs tend to work for green water, and is quite effective.

However, I noticed it does not work so well for other types of algae.
Forum: Algae   09-20-2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Darkblade48
A bit hard to tell what it is outside of water,...

A bit hard to tell what it is outside of water, but it appears to be BBA.
Forum: Algae   09-20-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By Darkblade48
It looks like you have a combination of algae...

It looks like you have a combination of algae problems; there appears to be Staghorn, BBA (and perhaps Hair algae, though they might just be longer strands of Staghorn).

8 hours of lighting seems...
Forum: DIY   09-20-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Darkblade48
I am a bit confused by what you are suggesting. ...

I am a bit confused by what you are suggesting.

The solenoids we use are NC and require power to open and allow the flow of gas. If you have them run on on-off cycles throughout the day, you will...
Forum: Lighting   09-19-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Darkblade48
That seems to be a lot of light without any CO2...

That seems to be a lot of light without any CO2 or fertilization.

12 hours was much too long, 8 is probably still too long, especially without the other two necessities.

If you don't want to...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   09-19-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 209,439
Posted By Darkblade48
There are lots of places to get adapters cheaply....

There are lots of places to get adapters cheaply. This is particularly true if you buy them in bulk.

I set up my CO2 a few years ago, before the big hype (which caused massive price increases)
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   09-19-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 209,439
Posted By Darkblade48
I believe the whole setup cost me around $150...

I believe the whole setup cost me around $150 Canadian.
Forum: DIY   09-19-2016, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Darkblade48
That setup looks incomplete; the "regulator" may...

That setup looks incomplete; the "regulator" may or may not just be an on/off valve, which would not be particularly well suited for our purposes. Additionally, there appears to be no needle valve to...
Forum: Plants   09-18-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Darkblade48
Here you go ...

Here you go

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/156-wtb-raok/
Forum: Equipment   09-17-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Darkblade48
Works fine, from what I can tell. And yes, I also...

Works fine, from what I can tell. And yes, I also made my own 4 dkH solution.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-16-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By Darkblade48
If price is no issue, LaMotte also makes an...

If price is no issue, LaMotte also makes an excellent nitrate test kit.
Forum: Equipment   09-16-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Darkblade48
I prepared mine in NaOH.

I prepared mine in NaOH.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-16-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Darkblade48
If the tip of your Java Fern leaf is darkening,...

If the tip of your Java Fern leaf is darkening, it may just be normal growth. It might also be the start of the formation of a baby plantlet (a method of propagation for Java Fern).

Regarding your...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-16-2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Darkblade48
Typically, CSM+B has more than enough iron for...

Typically, CSM+B has more than enough iron for our needs.
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