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Forum: DIY 08-18-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By tug
For the money, your own DIY will be much better. ...

For the money, your own DIY will be much better.
http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx/aquaria/diyco2.html
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-09-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By tug
Honestly I have no idea of why the 4:1 ratio is...

Honestly I have no idea of why the 4:1 ratio is important, just that it seams to be important to Tom Barr. At one time I had a tighter ratio (3:1) and was told to keep some more distance between N:P,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-09-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By tug
Use Wet's calculater, http://calc.petalphile.com/...

Use Wet's calculater, http://calc.petalphile.com/
Check the solubility of the salts your adding to make sure your not over doing it, adding another 9 teaspoons to your current 500 mL stock solution...
Forum: DIY 08-09-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,747
Posted By tug
Yeah, that airstone's not the best way to do...

Yeah, that airstone's not the best way to do that. Read "Treatise on DIY CO2 Systems" for better deffuser options like Plantman has. http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx/aquaria/diyco2.html
Get some nylon...
Forum: DIY 08-08-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,747
Posted By tug
I see you're able to turn a phrase and know...

I see you're able to turn a phrase and know something about yeast. Yes, it's the yeast turning glucose to CO2 and alcohol.

I don't remember saying that yeast is easy to kill. Here or anywhere...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-08-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By tug
I keep RCS and you can rest easy that they will...

I keep RCS and you can rest easy that they will survive the levels of nitrate dosed using the EI guidelines. I'm not talking about a large increase to what you add. The recommended EI dose (1/8 tsp...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-08-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By tug
There might be high levels in your tap water....

There might be high levels in your tap water. Have a look at your local water quality report to find out.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-08-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By tug
I would keep N and K in one bottle and PO4 in...

I would keep N and K in one bottle and PO4 in another. Individual bottles do give you more control initially. Maybe I'm old school. It just seamed to work best that way while I adjusted everything....
Forum: DIY 08-08-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,747
Posted By tug
If vstone is using an active dry yeast, Red Star,...

If vstone is using an active dry yeast, Red Star, etc., the temperature is probably too low for fermentation to be active. Thats more of the temperature issue I was thinking of. Fleischmann's active...
Forum: DIY 08-07-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,747
Posted By tug
A leak; definitely a temperature issue, probably...

A leak; definitely a temperature issue, probably red star's foamy, aerobiometabolic flocculates. Pls learn as much about your yeast strand as pos and do what it wants/needs. Some yeast have broader...
Forum: DIY 08-07-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,747
Posted By tug
Brown sugar doesn't change much in the way of...

Brown sugar doesn't change much in the way of fermentation. And, let the yeast water cool before attaching it to the line leading to the tank or you will have problems. This thread has a lot of yeast...
Forum: DIY 08-07-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By tug
Not sure if you need that much light. Are those...

Not sure if you need that much light. Are those T5HO lights? If you can't get sufficient CO2 into the water column you might want to try reducing the amount of light to reduce the demand for...
Forum: DIY 08-06-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By tug
No! Thank you and GLA, for leading me to that...

No! Thank you and GLA, for leading me to that article on yeast. Just ordered my nylon bulkhead fittings from Tower Hobbies today.

If you haven't already had enough, I found this site has some...
Forum: DIY 08-06-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By tug
DIY CO2 as is, can be fairly inconsistent at...

DIY CO2 as is, can be fairly inconsistent at different stages of the yeast cycle. It will reach about 8 psi of pressure during its growth period. Which is low to average output for compressed systems...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-05-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By tug
T5HO lights will give you plenty of light, two...

T5HO lights will give you plenty of light, two will almost certainly give you high levels of light. I find adding window screen cuts down on the light from just one T5HO and I still get slow, healthy...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-02-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By tug
You could use a drop checker to get close to...

You could use a drop checker to get close to 30ppm and then slowly increase the CO2. Adjust it up while you watch your fish for signs of stress, observe the tank for a week before increasing the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-02-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By tug
Never add more than 5mls per 10 Gal of tank per...

Never add more than 5mls per 10 Gal of tank per day w/ Excel.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-02-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By tug
I would focus on keeping your plants healthy....

I would focus on keeping your plants healthy. What are you doing on that front?

The CO2 levels still sound low for a 55 gallon tank. 2bps is not a lot given the size of your tank. You could try...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-28-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By tug
No. I will tell you 1/2 the recommended EI dose...

No.
I will tell you 1/2 the recommended EI dose for your tank.
1/16 tsp KH2PO4 ~1ppm PO4 (0.5ppm K+)
1/4 tsp KNO3 ~3.8ppm NO3, (2.4ppm K+)

From, "yet another nutrient calculator"....
Forum: Plants 07-27-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,919
Posted By tug
Hi Oreo, If you do get your hands on the seeds...

Hi Oreo,
If you do get your hands on the seeds I would like to try and grow it out. I linked to your other post as well. Thank you for the information. Very helpful. :thumbsup: Maybe I can find...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By tug
Hi Hoppy, As soon as Gerry gets his PAR meter...

Hi Hoppy,
As soon as Gerry gets his PAR meter out to me I'll be checking some guys 29 gallon tank with double T5's as well as a double T-8 walmart shop light with growlights over a 75 gallon tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By tug
Me too. :tongue: Hi redryder, You probably...

Me too. :tongue:

Hi redryder,
You probably do have less CO2 then you think. What do you use in your DC? Are you using 4dKH water and how are you getting the CO2 into the water column? A drop...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-24-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By tug
Over_stocked is a great guy. I just like to rib...

Over_stocked is a great guy. I just like to rib him now and then out of respect.

BetaBerry, I was joking, but acupuncture is covered by major insurance companies as a legitimate anesthetic before...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By tug
Any fast growing plant floating on the water will...

Any fast growing plant floating on the water will be getting non-limiting amounts of CO2 and good light, so they all should suck in a fair amount (maybe 2 to 4ppm) of NO3 daily. Riccia looks nice on...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-24-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By tug
It's actually a good question. On the surface I...

It's actually a good question. On the surface I would think they are no more harmful then salt or a good multivitamin. But, if I find anything more alarming I will get the word out. Sadly, no foot...
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