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Forum: Plants Today, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Darkblade48
This is possible, provided you keep the air very...

This is possible, provided you keep the air very humid. Growing plants emersed (or hydroponically, in your case), is possible.
Forum: DIY Today, 02:16 AM
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Views: 404,652
Posted By Darkblade48
CO2 cylinders should not be mounted horizontally,...

CO2 cylinders should not be mounted horizontally, unless you want liquid CO2 to come out...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Darkblade48
Thick leaved plants such as Anubias or Java Fern...

Thick leaved plants such as Anubias or Java Fern might be able to survive.
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 26,644
Posted By Darkblade48
I believe the gap should be there (for larger...

I believe the gap should be there (for larger diameter fittings, you can use a gap tester that will tell you if the fittings have been sufficiently tightened).
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-30-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Darkblade48
API seems to be commonly recommended, as does...

API seems to be commonly recommended, as does Sera. They are reasonably accurate and reasonably cheap.

If price is no matter, then LaMotte is the way to go for accuracy.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-30-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 267
Posted By Darkblade48
1 tablespoon (about 15 mL) is 16 grams. 1/4...

1 tablespoon (about 15 mL) is 16 grams.

1/4 teaspoon (about 1.25 mL) for 20 gallons.

Thus, about 0.4125 mL for 6.6 gallons.

As we know 15 mL is 16 grams, you can calculate that 0.44 grams...
Forum: Plants 08-30-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Darkblade48
Plants also have a circadian rhythm, so to speak,...

Plants also have a circadian rhythm, so to speak, so they will know roughly when your lights turn on/off and will respond accordingly.
Forum: Plants 08-30-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By Darkblade48
What kind of lighting do you have? For the plants...

What kind of lighting do you have? For the plants to start growing upwards likely indicates you have insufficient lighting.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-28-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Darkblade48
Please note that vendor reviews are not...

Please note that vendor reviews are not permitted, regardless of whether they are positive or negative.
Forum: DIY 08-28-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Darkblade48
For bromothymol blue, I usually prepare it in...

For bromothymol blue, I usually prepare it in 0.01N sodium hydroxide and then Q.S. with MilliQ water.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By Darkblade48
Bleach is the surest way to ensure everything is...

Bleach is the surest way to ensure everything is sterilized.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Darkblade48
As nilocg mentioned, the corrected directions are...

As nilocg mentioned, the corrected directions are the ones to follow to make a 4 dkH standard, as it is a simple 1 in 10 dilution.

Note that the original instructions to make a 5 dkH reference are...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Darkblade48
To clarify, aquarium water is not used even if...

To clarify, aquarium water is not used even if the kH is 4 dkH because there may be other species contributing (and/or affecting) carbonate hardness.
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Darkblade48
You can use it for freshwater, provided that you...

You can use it for freshwater, provided that you clean the filter thoroughly before use.

The media can also be used, again, with thorough cleaning.

I would be wary of salt damage and leaks.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-25-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Darkblade48
No, despite having lived in Japan for over 4...

No, despite having lived in Japan for over 4 years, I did not go to Nara Dreamland. Amusement parks aren't really my thing.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-25-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Darkblade48
From another thread I posted in many ages ago

From another thread I posted in many ages ago
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-24-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Darkblade48
Why would you want to stop the growth once you...

Why would you want to stop the growth once you achieve the desired look?

You can slow down growth by reducing CO2 and fertilization (as well as reducing light intensity), but you will not be able...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Darkblade48
Do note that normally, you do not add the...

Do note that normally, you do not add the activator to the Metricide.
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Darkblade48
There shouldn't be any problem.

There shouldn't be any problem.
Forum: Plants 08-23-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Darkblade48
It would probably grow very slowly (survive, but...

It would probably grow very slowly (survive, but not thrive).

Having just the wattage of the light bulb does not really tell us sufficient information.
Forum: Plants 08-23-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Darkblade48
Keeping them in the 8 gallon sounds fine. ...

Keeping them in the 8 gallon sounds fine.

How long are you on vacation for? You could probably just keep the plants in a bucket of water for up to a week with no problems either.

You should...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-20-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By Darkblade48
Babies will be easily picked off, and even adults...

Babies will be easily picked off, and even adults will likely be harassed to the point that they will become prey to the Guppies.
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Darkblade48
Please be reminded that links to eBay items are...

Please be reminded that links to eBay items are not permitted.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Darkblade48
Bubbles of gas (regardless of whether they are...

Bubbles of gas (regardless of whether they are (pure) oxygen, air, or CO2) will dissolve to some degree as they make their way up to the surface of the water. The dissolution of the gas is mainly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Darkblade48
There will not be any problem as long as you...

There will not be any problem as long as you adhere to standard dosing amounts (don't dump the entire bottle into your aquarium...)
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