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Forum: Equipment Today, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Darkblade48
The CO2 cylinder should be fine, they are pretty...

The CO2 cylinder should be fine, they are pretty much the same wherever you get them.

I would check to make sure the place where you will refill it does a on-the-spot fill (as opposed to a tank...
Forum: DIY 09-20-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By Darkblade48
GE silicone I is fine to use; avoid the one that...

GE silicone I is fine to use; avoid the one that is for kitchen and bathrooms (GE silicone II)
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Darkblade48
One year on a 40 gallon aquarium is a bit too...

One year on a 40 gallon aquarium is a bit too optimistic.

However, on the flip side, one month is much too short; I would highly suspect you have a leak somewhere.
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 09-18-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 112,255
Posted By Darkblade48
Glad I could help :) Again, I'm glad that...

Glad I could help :)


Again, I'm glad that I could help.

I think the main problem is that trying to build your own CO2 setup takes a lot of time. It does not need to cost a lot (mine cost...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 941
Posted By Darkblade48
The linked regulator is not a dual stage...

The linked regulator is not a dual stage regulator.
Forum: Algae 09-16-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, saltpeter is a trivial name for potassium...

Yes, saltpeter is a trivial name for potassium nitrate.

The stuff at the pharmacy is probably USP grade; there is really no need to go that pure for our purposes (you are also paying a premium for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-14-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Darkblade48
How much potassium nitrate and potassium...

How much potassium nitrate and potassium phosphate are you adding?

Also, 2 metal halide bulbs seems to be overkill for a planted tank.
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,487
Posted By Darkblade48
Those appear to be the correct spade connectors. ...

Those appear to be the correct spade connectors.

If those are the only ones that you can find, then you will not be able to crimp them directly onto the wires, as they are likely too thin...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-12-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Darkblade48
No, if you follow the recommended dosage amounts,...

No, if you follow the recommended dosage amounts, you will be fine and not overdose.

More often than not, algae is the result of a lack of nutrients, not an abundance.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-12-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By Darkblade48
They're Japanese. Here's a link to see the...

They're Japanese.

Here's a link to see the ones that are available. There are apparently 23 types.

http://www.bandai.co.jp/gashapon/dg/product/tropicalfish/caracin.html
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, it would probably affect your final amount...

Yes, it would probably affect your final amount of CO2 injected to some degree.




You might not really have a choice; a new regulator and cylinder might be your best choice.
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Darkblade48
Please be reminded that vendor reviews,...

Please be reminded that vendor reviews, regardless of whether they are positive or negative, are not permitted.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Darkblade48
It is fine.

It is fine.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Darkblade48
In all likelihood, 1 is the inlet and 2 is the...

In all likelihood, 1 is the inlet and 2 is the outlet.
Forum: Algae 09-09-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Darkblade48
Someone else will probably chime in, but what...

Someone else will probably chime in, but what kind of lighting do you have?

The watts/litre (watts/gallon) guideline is quite outdated, and is only applicable to T12 bulbs.
Forum: Algae 09-09-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Darkblade48
Definitely not BGA. It reminds me more of...

Definitely not BGA. It reminds me more of Spirogyra.
Forum: Algae 09-09-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Darkblade48
I would leave it on for about 10 minutes or so...

I would leave it on for about 10 minutes or so before refilling.

The H2O2 essentially starts decomposing into water and oxygen upon contact with organic material (such as your BBA). You'll notice...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 407
Posted By Darkblade48
I'm not quite sure I follow what you are trying...

I'm not quite sure I follow what you are trying to say.

Are you perhaps referring to the safety release port?
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Darkblade48
I do it whenever I find that the colour has...

I do it whenever I find that the colour has started to fade a bit; usually around the 1 month mark.

I pretty much have an unlimited supply, so I err on the side of caution and tend to change it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Darkblade48
What you are describing will not improve CO2...

What you are describing will not improve CO2 diffusion. Just stick with CO2 injection.
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By Darkblade48
In all likelihood, it is a diode, but best to...

In all likelihood, it is a diode, but best to check with a multimeter.
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Darkblade48
I'm not sure what a speed valve is; are you...

I'm not sure what a speed valve is; are you talking about a needle valve?

Do you have a photo of your setup?

From the sounds of it, a push connect valve sounds quite suspect, and you may be...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Darkblade48
To be more precise, a 4 dkH reference solution is...

To be more precise, a 4 dkH reference solution is not required, but a reference solution of known kH, where carbonates are the only contributing species, is required for a drop checker to function...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By Darkblade48
The film that you are observing is quite normal...

The film that you are observing is quite normal and is usually a buildup of (excess) protein (though there are other, less common causes as well).

Increasing the surface agitation a bit should...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-04-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Darkblade48
There are various dosing regimens that can be...

There are various dosing regimens that can be followed. EI was originally designed to be dosed dry, so if you want, you can dose it dry.

Alternatively, some people like dosing it as a liquid (or...
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