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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-19-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,492
Posted By Satirica
Do you want to do it the easy way? Without...

Do you want to do it the easy way? Without testing? Use Estimative Index or EI. Check out the first post and use this system. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-22-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,480
Posted By Satirica
Gluteraldehyde is wasted in a tank that is...

Gluteraldehyde is wasted in a tank that is properly dosed and has CO2 injection. You don't need to kill algae as, correctly cared for, the tank has no algae.
Forum: Plants 11-19-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Satirica
It will die underwater. It'll take a while, but...

It will die underwater. It'll take a while, but it will definitely die.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-19-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By Satirica
Reversed Paypal payments

Hi Folks,

Two people here have contacted me about having their S&S payments over the last 3 weeks reversed. There were 3 payments, and I believe all 3 occurred here at TPT with S&S.

We had a...
Forum: Lighting 11-18-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By Satirica
There is no local fish store here but if I drive...

There is no local fish store here but if I drive 8 hours I can get to a store that has the bulbs set up. :-D

BTW, I'm really not dumb. :-D Most of us here aren't. And if there were a way for me...
Forum: Fish 11-18-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By Satirica
Bolivian Rams and serpaes are not a good mix in...

Bolivian Rams and serpaes are not a good mix in my experience. I would suggest Botia sidthimunki for a bottom dweller.
Forum: Substrate 11-18-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Satirica
No more than an inch. The voice of experience...

No more than an inch. The voice of experience here -- that was hands down the worst decision I have made with a planted tank. It didn't take long to decide to tear it down and restart. I will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-18-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Satirica
I would not put that many bottom dwellers onto an...

I would not put that many bottom dwellers onto an area that size. I'd drop down to 6 dwarf loaches and the pleco. Six is enough for them to develop their normal social behavior but few enough to...
Forum: Lighting 11-18-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By Satirica
Deluxeman, thanks! I know what actinic looks...

Deluxeman, thanks! I know what actinic looks like and I don't care for it.

Jowlz, I'm aware that my personal taste is mine. But, I really don't want to just dive in and randomly spend money --...
Forum: Lighting 11-17-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By Satirica
Colormax is not the only thing out there. Hagen...

Colormax is not the only thing out there. Hagen makes some that are a significantly higher wattage? Anyone used them?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-17-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,330
Posted By Satirica
The LFS will sell you all sorts of stuff that...

The LFS will sell you all sorts of stuff that does not help and actually hurts. The conditioners that "help" with "beneficial slime coat" harms rather than helps fish. The best things for slime...
Forum: Lighting 11-17-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By Satirica
Lighting for Fish Viewing

I've re-worked a soft, acidic water tank and am quite happy with the results. It's a moderately low light tank with Excel dosing, so even with PC bulbs I don't need a long photoperiod for the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-17-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By Satirica
Excel binds up available oxygen, particularly...

Excel binds up available oxygen, particularly when used in excess. Raising temperatures causes the solubility of oxygen in water to decrease. Mix the two and I expect you'll get a tank full of dead...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-17-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,330
Posted By Satirica
When you grow plants in a pot in your house the...

When you grow plants in a pot in your house the soil provides nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous, the major nutrients, plus trace minerals vital to the plant. The air provides carbon, the 4th major...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-17-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,233
Posted By Satirica
No, seller is a stand up guy but he's been told...

No, seller is a stand up guy but he's been told no more info by the exporter.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-16-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,233
Posted By Satirica
As expected, no info available. That is good...

As expected, no info available. That is good enough for me. I figure if you can't bother to identify what's for sale then I can't bother to identify money to buy with.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-16-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Satirica
Ghost shrimp and pygmy cories seem to be the...

Ghost shrimp and pygmy cories seem to be the killers of the week. :o
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-16-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,233
Posted By Satirica
I have requested a photo -- we'll see. The...

I have requested a photo -- we'll see. The scientific name is given as Caridina species, which is fairly useless. Same exporter lists Caridina pingi for "Sakura Luminous Red Shrimp" and Caridina...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-16-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,233
Posted By Satirica
Bangladesh Black Pearl Shrimp

I have a source for these at $5 a pop. Can one of you very knowledgeable people clue me in as to whether that is a good price?

Thanks!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-16-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,585
Posted By Satirica
RO and DI water is not distilled and is not pure...

RO and DI water is not distilled and is not pure water. Some RO units produce water that is acidic and it is quite effective in lowering pH. All distilled water will lower the pH of bases and raise...
Forum: Lighting 11-15-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,708
Posted By Satirica
Put the bulbs in, look straight down at the...

Put the bulbs in, look straight down at the fixture (have it perpendicular to your eyes) and count how many bulbs you can see in the reflectors. With the best reflectors positioned properly you can...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-15-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,768
Posted By Satirica
I'd be surprised if the problem is pygmy cories...

I'd be surprised if the problem is pygmy cories eating. They lived with RCS for months while the population exploded in my tank. I don't see how one could eat an adult RCS -- they are unable to eat...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-14-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Satirica
Miller's Microplex -- a micro mix that is...

Miller's Microplex -- a micro mix that is different from CSM+B. The analysis can be found here: http://agr.wa.gov/pestfert/fertilizers/fertdb/prodinfo.aspx?pname=1442 It is more complete than...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Satirica
To be honest carbon filtration is pretty useless....

To be honest carbon filtration is pretty useless. The smart thing is to consider it just a little more mechanical/biological filtration rinse them off and re-use.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-13-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Satirica
I use Excel, EI type dosing with a 50% water...

I use Excel, EI type dosing with a 50% water change weekly, 55G, eco-complete, 2.6 wpg power compact, root tabs, recently and heavily planted tank. I dose twice a week, 1/4 tsp KNO3 and 1/16 tsp...
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