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Forum: Substrate 06-12-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By metageologist
I'm looking for dry so I can mix it in easily. I...

I'm looking for dry so I can mix it in easily. I have had an open tiny to contact any local stores yet. But I hope to this weekend. I haven't looked in the creeks around here as most are trout...
Forum: Substrate 06-11-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By metageologist
I will my biggest current hurdle is acquiring the...

I will my biggest current hurdle is acquiring the 50 lbs of powdered red clay. I found it on line cheap but shipping is killer.

Have a gniess day. -Scott
Forum: Substrate 06-10-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By metageologist
I appreciate the feet back like I said I'm...

I appreciate the feet back like I said I'm looking for constructive feed back. my intention is to make a high quality substrate similar to ADA. the end result being a dirt substrate that doesn't...
Forum: Substrate 06-09-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By metageologist
Have you looked in to making your own? Have...

Have you looked in to making your own?

Have a gniess day. -Scott
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By metageologist
This is possible to do but you problem need to...

This is possible to do but you problem need to increase contact time, this may require the use of a separate chamber for the resin. Do you know if the resin is sold in loose form or in a filter.
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Forum: Substrate 06-09-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By metageologist
from what I have red the use of the humus will...

from what I have red the use of the humus will act like a slow release fertilizer and it will help to keep pH down in the long run.

Have a gniess day. -Scott
Forum: Substrate 06-09-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By metageologist
? Have a gniess day. -Scott

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Have a gniess day. -Scott
Forum: Substrate 06-09-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By metageologist
Mineralized top soil (experiment)

Ok as the title says this is a experiment, my goal is to attempt to replicate ADA soil as best as possible based on what info I have found on the net based on its composition. For this experiment...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-06-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,268
Posted By metageologist
No unfortunately I don't, but UPS or and body...

No unfortunately I don't, but UPS or and body else should be able to give you a good estimate. Last time I shipped I belive it cost me 50 but I had insured the shipment for 1000.00, that was also a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-04-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,268
Posted By metageologist
Just a heads up regarding rocks. Over the years...

Just a heads up regarding rocks. Over the years i have had some difficulties moving rocks through customs. I have always lost some to customs because they will say there is soil on them (which is...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-02-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By metageologist
That looks to be fine however I would expect to...

That looks to be fine however I would expect to see alot of diatoms as the second phone looks to have a fair amount is silica. I can't see the first phone though stupid tapatalk.

Have a gniess...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By metageologist
Nice shrimp. Have a gniess day. -Scott

Nice shrimp.

Have a gniess day. -Scott
Forum: Algae 05-29-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By metageologist
I was thinking filling my canister filter with...

I was thinking filling my canister filter with them see what it would do to my water in a 20 gallon tank. With the added peat I'm thinking it may reduce the pH enough and possibly make the tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By metageologist
Your welcome. Have a gniess day. -Scott

Your welcome.

Have a gniess day. -Scott
Forum: Algae 05-28-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By metageologist
Good to know someone has tried this with success....

Good to know someone has tried this with success. Have you ever tried the barely pellets. I have seen them at our local feed store.

Have a gniess day. -Scott
Forum: Algae 05-27-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By metageologist
Random thought.

I was at home today and thinking of random stuff then barely straw popped into my head and how it is used to prevent algae in ponds. Which led to thoughts of my aqaurium. So my question is has any...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-27-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By metageologist
Vinegar is a very week acid, and does not always...

Vinegar is a very week acid, and does not always react with carbonate rocks. I would get some HCl acid to test.

Have a gniess day. -Scott
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By metageologist
Not sure about pic 1 and 2 possibly sandstone. ...

Not sure about pic 1 and 2 possibly sandstone.

The rock on the right in pic 3 and pic 4 appear to be lime stone. I would remove the rocks in pic 1 and 2 let the pH stabilize then add them back...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By metageologist
Well I see your problem some of your rocks look...

Well I see your problem some of your rocks look to be limestone and or marble.

Have a gniess day. -Scott
Forum: Plants 05-26-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By metageologist
Java fern Have a gniess day. -Scott

Java fern

Have a gniess day. -Scott
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By metageologist
I know you said in your other post the rocks did...

I know you said in your other post the rocks did not alter the water. Could you take a picture so we can see the rocks. Also please list every non living thing in your tank. There must be some...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-26-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By metageologist
Just a few thing coming from some one who is in...

Just a few thing coming from some one who is in the scientific field.

Yes the job market is some what competitive but not because of all the scientists that graduate every year, but because of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-26-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By metageologist
I'm not sure what you mean by environmental but I...

I'm not sure what you mean by environmental but I graduated with a ba in geology. I currently work for an environmental firm. The one thing I whish I had done in college was to go to field camp...
Forum: Plants 05-26-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By metageologist
Thanks I noticed the holes today so I resumed...

Thanks I noticed the holes today so I resumed dosing potassium this morning. I stopped all ferts for a bid due to a bad case of GW

Have a gniess day. -Scott
Forum: Plants 05-25-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By metageologist
Another plant ID

Well I have this plant I got a few months ago, and we'll I forgot what it is. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/26/7u3e6abu.jpg

Have a gniess day. -Scott
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