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Forum: Equipment   03-25-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Darkblade48
You should be able to find a CGA320 fitting...

You should be able to find a CGA320 fitting online. Many beer stores will carry it. Welding shops will also likely carry it.

Regarding your CO2 cylinder selection, I would advise against a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-25-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Darkblade48
Welcome to the forums. You can navigate to the...

Welcome to the forums. You can navigate to the "For Sale" section of these forums to see if there are any other users that are offering moss for sale.
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   03-25-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 232,014
Posted By Darkblade48
Essentially, a 1 point drop in pH represents...

Essentially, a 1 point drop in pH represents roughly 30 ppm of CO2, so this is what you are aiming for.

If you are set on a certain pH drop (say half a point only), then you will be injecting less...
Forum: Plants   03-24-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Darkblade48
So long as you remove it before it starts...

So long as you remove it before it starts rotting, it should be fine.

The problem arises when rotting starts, as this may lead to an ammonia spike which can hurt fauna.
Forum: Equipment   03-24-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Darkblade48
You can generally use any dual stage regulator...

You can generally use any dual stage regulator for CO2. You will have to remove the inlet and replace with one that will fit (you will require a CGA320 fitting for CO2).

Another thing to watch out...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-24-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Darkblade48
I personally don't like Duckweed because it...

I personally don't like Duckweed because it quickly becomes a nuisance.
Forum: Plants   03-23-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By Darkblade48
The first may be C. wendtii

The first may be C. wendtii
Forum: Equipment   03-21-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Darkblade48
Have you taken a look at my Primer to Pressurized...

Have you taken a look at my Primer to Pressurized CO2 (linked in my signature below)? It should hopefully be a good starting guide to get what you need
Forum: Tank Journals   03-21-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Darkblade48
I have moved it to the appropriate section for...

I have moved it to the appropriate section for you :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-20-2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Darkblade48
I would suspect that using your finger as the...

I would suspect that using your finger as the 'cap' led to your erroneous results. This is true even with a freshly washed hand, let alone one that has been coated with lotion, etc.
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   03-18-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 232,014
Posted By Darkblade48
Are you talking about an inline (e.g. in between...

Are you talking about an inline (e.g. in between airline tubing) or plumbed to the regulator?

You should always use a check valve (or two) regardless of what bubble counter you plan to use.

...
Forum: DIY   03-18-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Darkblade48
This is quite ingenious. It definitely beats the...

This is quite ingenious. It definitely beats the 'hand/finger' method of estimating water temperature!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-18-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Darkblade48
Welcome to the forum! You must have the record...

Welcome to the forum! You must have the record for longest time between joining and the first post.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-17-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By Darkblade48
I believe it is a mixture of calcium, magnesium...

I believe it is a mixture of calcium, magnesium and potassium sulfates.


Why do you think water temperature has an effect on TDS?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-16-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By Darkblade48
The MSDS does not provide much information with...

The MSDS does not provide much information with regards to what exactly is inside the leak checker.

I would just stick to the tried and true method of using a 4 dkH reference solution in your drop...
Forum: Equipment   03-14-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Darkblade48
I see; converting from bubbles per second to mg/L...

I see; converting from bubbles per second to mg/L is not very precise; this is because the actual concentration of CO2 will be largely dependent on how efficiently it is dissolved into your water...
Forum: Equipment   03-13-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Darkblade48
Why would you be decreasing bubble rate (per...

Why would you be decreasing bubble rate (per second)? This would mean a decrease in CO2 concentration over time.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-13-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Darkblade48
I would be more inclined to believe the drop...

I would be more inclined to believe the drop checker is correct, provided that the 4 dKH reference solution was prepared correctly.

When measuring aquarium water carbonate hardness, there are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-12-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 329
Posted By Darkblade48
Activated carbon does exhaust itself quite...

Activated carbon does exhaust itself quite quickly, so you could consider just leaving it in.

Is there no way to remove it from the filter cartridge? I usually cut a hole and dump out the carbon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-12-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By Darkblade48
You can consider getting a pH controller. It will...

You can consider getting a pH controller. It will open/close the solenoid to the CO2 bottle as needed (you can set the high and low points for pH).
Forum: Tank Journals   03-10-2017, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Darkblade48
8 hours will be enough. 10 is a bit long. ...

8 hours will be enough. 10 is a bit long.


I don't really think this is necessary; the extra saved money could be better spent elsewhere.


I believe several people have tried using this...
Forum: Equipment   03-05-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By Darkblade48
Sounds like a busted low pressure gauge. ...

Sounds like a busted low pressure gauge.

It's fine to run the regulator as long as you are getting a consistent bubble count. In the meantime, see if you can get an RMA or at least a replacement...
Forum: Aquascaping   03-05-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Darkblade48
1) Spray as much as needed to keep the substrate...

1) Spray as much as needed to keep the substrate moist, but not wet
2) Yes. I don't have a prescribed time, but I usually just air it for a bit and then forget about it until later
3) I do not
4)...
Forum: Algae   03-05-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Darkblade48
Looks almost like the beginning of BBA.

Looks almost like the beginning of BBA.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-05-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By Darkblade48
No, calcium sulfate will precipitate out.

No, calcium sulfate will precipitate out.
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