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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-07-2014, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Arv
What I think is that GLA and the other aquarium...

What I think is that GLA and the other aquarium oriented vendors take extra steps to keep their chemicals "clean" and use finer dirt sifting screens hence the extra cost. Alpha since its agri...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-06-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By Arv
that's a lot of "dirt" from a teaspoon. I was...

that's a lot of "dirt" from a teaspoon. I was just to start a another post to see what the feedback is on AlphaChemicals but I guess forget it. I think they are really just geared for agriculture. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-03-2014, 07:51 PM
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Views: 373
Posted By Arv
Thanks for the replies guys! And Solcielo thanks...

Thanks for the replies guys! And Solcielo thanks for letting us know about AlphaChemicals, that's and awesome price for 5lbs + $8 s/h for me! I would think this is good quality and will definitely...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-03-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By Arv
Are all Macros created equally?

My guess is NO, they are not manufactured/created equally. I just wanted to confirm that it's just not me but when I started using greenleaf's K2SO4, I don't notice as much unmixed powder sitting on...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-03-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Arv
Aside from adding Excel I also do not...

Aside from adding Excel I also do not dechlorinate the water that I add to my mix and it holds up for months or even after I finish a whole bottle. The minute amount of Chlorine does not hurt...
Forum: DIY 10-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Arv
edge banding or trim

looks good! Now if you want to hide and protect the edges of the plywood from water damage, I suggest putting some iron-on edge banding or buy some per foot wood trim and stain it the same color of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-10-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By Arv
So far the differences pointed out are no Ca and...

So far the differences pointed out are no Ca and P2O5 as the source for phosphates. How about the source of N? I saw the new product at the store and I had to do a double take since its was pink and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-10-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Arv
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Hurry only 19,670 requests remain!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Arv
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Not sure if its ok to post these kind of things but I thought I would share. :smile:
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Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Arv
Ok, thanks. That's 3 for drip/add tank water to...

Ok, thanks. That's 3 for drip/add tank water to the bag vs. 0 for net and drop.

Yeah my ph is high too but the CO2 in my main tank drops it really low.

So your cardinals seem to be happy....
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Arv
Ok, 2 people for dripping cardinals even shipped....

Ok, 2 people for dripping cardinals even shipped. That's not a problem, I've got tubing, valves, and an extra heater to keep the water in the bucket warm.

Yeah cardinals are not easy to care...
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Arv
Anyone else? I also figured that 5 times the...

Anyone else?

I also figured that 5 times the dose of prime in 2 cups of water is 0.0625 ml.

I've got a 1ml syringe with point whatever graduations, i can't count the lines. I think I'll put...
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Arv
if ALL the snails are doing this then they must...

if ALL the snails are doing this then they must be trying to get out of foul water. Pond snails are pretty tolerant (I think) compared to other snails. But if just some then that's normal. I think...
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Arv
So there is no confusion, I will pick up the...

So there is no confusion, I will pick up the cardinals from the LFS the day they arrive and they will still be in their shipping bag.
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Arv
So cardinals do acclimate better with drip?...

So cardinals do acclimate better with drip? That's what I would do with store bought fish in general but I'm beginning to see more and more people go with just netting and dropping them in so the...
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Arv
acclimating shipped cardinal tetras

Ok so what's the best way to acclimate shipped cardinal tetras. My LFS has no info on the water parameters from the shipper so I can't really match the supplier's water parameters. My water is pretty...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-17-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Arv
I add it to all of mine ( I have separate NPK and...

I add it to all of mine ( I have separate NPK and micro bottles) except the K that gets used up fast but the others tend to last a while (months) so I do it to prevent mold and it seems to work. Now...
Forum: Plants 01-09-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,863
Posted By Arv
How is your water supposed to smell? My...

How is your water supposed to smell?

My water normally smells ok, or it smells like excel when I dose a lot. My pre filters do smell funky but I attribute that to a couple of big driftwood which...
Forum: Plants 01-09-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By Arv
mine in the low tech tank gets black spots in the...

mine in the low tech tank gets black spots in the leaves itself (not sure if those are ON the leaves like algae) when I get too lazy to change the water. so I'm thinking some deficiency. It looks...
Forum: Fish 11-10-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Arv
Wow! Thanks for all the info but I really need...

Wow! Thanks for all the info but I really need more info on NTD before I tear down my grow out tank. I guess the most important thing to find out is if these nasties can survive outside a fish and...
Forum: Fish 11-10-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Arv
I just looked at your post and there's really not...

I just looked at your post and there's really not much info there regarding NTD, you did point out some things but without pictures its hard to picture what you mean. Can you refer me to where you...
Forum: Fish 11-09-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Arv
confirmed NTD all new fish dead, now what?

so I got 6 new cardinal tetras that died from NTD (no they are not immune to NTD as some think) in a matter or days. Now aside from bleaching heater and my HOB and replacing media and water...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Arv
Thanks for the suggestion but I know about...

Thanks for the suggestion but I know about Purigen but it requires a lot of "recharging" too, every or every other month. At least with cheap pads I have several sets and I only have to clean them...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Arv
Looks like mesh is the way to go, its easier to...

Looks like mesh is the way to go, its easier to clean per reef peeps.

Now do I get 150 or 200 microns?
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Arv
200 micron polishing pad???

I am using 2 Eheim Ecco 2232 filters on my 38G (2x the rated filtration) that has a couple of approx. 12” driftwood, moderately planted (DHG, swords, tons of java fern, anubais), full stock on little...
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