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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Darkblade48
If it is rotting and falling apart, I would be...

If it is rotting and falling apart, I would be afraid that it may negatively impact the water conditions.

To be on the safe side, I would remove it.
Forum: Plants   07-22-2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Darkblade48
That looks like a spathe to me indeed!...

That looks like a spathe to me indeed! Congratulations!
Forum: Equipment   07-21-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By Darkblade48
Reaper Keeper, I was responding to...

Reaper Keeper,

I was responding to hadmanyson's original post. As he (or she) mentioned, they are unable to read and write Japanese, and have limited speaking ability. As such, I mentioned that my...
Forum: Equipment   07-21-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By Darkblade48
One issue is that the JIS standard is different...

One issue is that the JIS standard is different from the CGA standard used in North America.

Unfortunately, as you cannot speak/read/write Japanese, your options are limited. I did have a few...
Forum: Equipment   07-21-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By Darkblade48
As mentioned, Guppies do not have have a...

As mentioned, Guppies do not have have a labyrinth organ, as they are not part of the suborder Anabantoidei.
Forum: DIY   07-20-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Darkblade48
I found a few references that talk about acetate...

I found a few references that talk about acetate uptake in terrestrial plants, but nothing with regards to aquatic plants (though it was only a very cursory search).

With regards to your mix, you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-19-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Darkblade48
As mentioned, no vendor reviews are permitted on...

As mentioned, no vendor reviews are permitted on the forums.

This thread will be closed.
Forum: Plants   07-19-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Darkblade48
Please post in the appropriate subforum.

Please post in the appropriate subforum.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-18-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Darkblade48
eBay, though this was maybe 2 years back. ...

eBay, though this was maybe 2 years back.

That being said, it was a single stage. If I remember, I can check (when I get off work) what the cheapest I paid for a dual stage regulator was.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-16-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Darkblade48
Thanks for the links; you'll notice I already...

Thanks for the links; you'll notice I already posted there :)

Unfortunately, I am not aware of any refurbishers where I live, so a CO2 cylinder usually runs $65-75, last I checked.

That being...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-15-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Darkblade48
If you are patient, you should be able to find a...

If you are patient, you should be able to find a cheap regulator on eBay

The same goes for the needle valve

A big (unavoidable) cost will be the CO2 cylinder.
Forum: Equipment   07-15-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,126
Posted By Darkblade48
Retail price of the Ideal is around $65-70....

Retail price of the Ideal is around $65-70. Swagelok metering valves are also similarly priced (or higher).

That being said, these are retail prices. Sometimes, you can find them on eBay for much...
Forum: Equipment   07-12-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,126
Posted By Darkblade48
I'm using one from the HR series.

I'm using one from the HR series.
Forum: Equipment   07-11-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,126
Posted By Darkblade48
1) I have been using my CO2 system on and off for...

1) I have been using my CO2 system on and off for about 3-4 years now
2) Various. Now that I think about it, I might have switched it out for a Parker when they were selling like hot cakes on eBay a...
Forum: Equipment   07-10-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,126
Posted By Darkblade48
I can also offer the prices I entered pressurized...

I can also offer the prices I entered pressurized CO2 at

10 pound CO2 cylinder $60
Victor dual stage regulator $60
Solenoid $23
Swagelok metering valve $8
JBJ style bubble counter $8

Total...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-08-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Darkblade48
Urea doesn't release CO2 upon dissolution in...

Urea doesn't release CO2 upon dissolution in water.
Forum: Fish   07-03-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 693
Posted By Darkblade48
Just wondering why you have a dime attached to...

Just wondering why you have a dime attached to your driftwood there.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-30-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By Darkblade48
Depends on how fast you are injecting it. There...

Depends on how fast you are injecting it. There are many factors that will contribute to how long a cylinder will last.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-29-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By Darkblade48
Which one(s) are you referring to? I have an...

Which one(s) are you referring to? I have an Eheim electric feeder and it seems to work fine when I go on vacation for a week or two. Of course, that being said, I still get someone to come by every...
Forum: Equipment   06-29-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Darkblade48
Simply stunning piece of equipment. How much did...

Simply stunning piece of equipment. How much did you pay for it?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-29-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, CO2 will change the pH of the water...

Yes, CO2 will change the pH of the water slightly, depending on how much is dissolved. The more CO2 there is dissolved, the lower the pH will be (to a certain extent). We generally aim for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-29-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Darkblade48
I would not worry about the excess sulfate you...

I would not worry about the excess sulfate you are dosing; by the time it reaches toxic levels, you will have other problems.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-28-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Darkblade48
CO2 should help; what is your dosing regimen like?

CO2 should help; what is your dosing regimen like?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-28-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By Darkblade48
Do note that this relationship only is accurate...

Do note that this relationship only is accurate if the only pH altering buffer in your water column is carbonate (which is unlikely to be true). This is why some people use a drop checker with a 4...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-28-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Darkblade48
Using calcium nitrate may raise the hardness of...

Using calcium nitrate may raise the hardness of your water unnecessarily, so I would be careful (you may need to use a bit of RO or distilled water instead).

As you are losing a bit of potassium,...
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