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Forum: Photography 09-20-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By dmagerl
Regarding the green tint, take it out of auto...

Regarding the green tint, take it out of auto white balance mode and manually select fluorescent white balance. That's assuming the tank is lit with fluorescent lights. Florescent lighting gives...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By dmagerl
Yes, I used it to rid my shrimp tank of bladder...

Yes, I used it to rid my shrimp tank of bladder snails. I used the full dosing schedule listed on the package.

There's only one problem. While it does kill adult snails, it doesnt kill eggs. So...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-19-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By dmagerl
A softener doesnt affect KH, only GH. So you...

A softener doesnt affect KH, only GH. So you should see near zero GH, and the same KH as unsoftened water.

As has already been said, a GH booster is needed or root tabs with Ca and Mg,or...
Forum: Fish 07-12-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By dmagerl
You can also degas the water a bit by using the...

You can also degas the water a bit by using the Python. Just crack the valve a tiny bit and let it squirt the water through. I adjust the valve for maximum noise. As the water squirts through the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-12-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By dmagerl
Mine go nuts for boiled dandelion greens.

Mine go nuts for boiled dandelion greens.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By dmagerl
I have lots of problems when running CO2 and...

I have lots of problems when running CO2 and introduce new lifeforms to the tank.

The sudden shock of being put in a high CO2 environment shocks them. So what I do is if I know I'm going to buy...
Forum: Plants 06-15-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By dmagerl
This has been my experience as well.

This has been my experience as well.
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By dmagerl
Agree with what you said, but an increase of .5...

Agree with what you said, but an increase of .5 corresponds to roughly 9.4 ppm. pH is measured on a logarithmic scale.

That's starting from the assumption that there is 3ppm of CO2 in a tank of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-05-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,032
Posted By dmagerl
If you live near a Menards, they still sell the...

If you live near a Menards, they still sell the old style Osmocote Plus.

You have to order it online and have it shipped to a store for pick up....
Forum: Fish 06-01-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By dmagerl
Those arent Assassin eggs. Assassin eggs are...

Those arent Assassin eggs. Assassin eggs are squarish.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,077
Posted By dmagerl
Its just as likely that the white squiggly things...

Its just as likely that the white squiggly things you see are annelids, segmented worms, instead of nematodes, round worms.

While what kills a nematode may kill an annelid, its probably best to be...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By dmagerl
An RO membrane will remove chlorine but it is...

An RO membrane will remove chlorine but it is quickly ruined by it. Therefore, the membrane itself is preceded by a carbon block filter that takes out the chlorine before it reaches the membrane.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-15-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By dmagerl
Bottle #2 contains finely ground zinc particles...

Bottle #2 contains finely ground zinc particles that, as you found out, settle to the bottom of the bottle as it sits on the shelf. Vigorous shaking/pounding is required to get them back into...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-10-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,144
Posted By dmagerl
I've been doing it for years.

I've been doing it for years.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-07-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By dmagerl
Hmmm, do you have a pressure tank on the output?...

Hmmm, do you have a pressure tank on the output? If not, you may not even have an on/off switch. So it may very well need a new membrane.

It's pretty easy to bypass the switch for a quick test.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By dmagerl
3 things can fail on an RO unit. 1. the RO...

3 things can fail on an RO unit.
1. the RO filter itself
2. The shut off valve. It can leak input water to the output side
3. If you have a permeate pump on it, that too can leak input to output....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-06-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By dmagerl
In addition to whats already been said, an RO...

In addition to whats already been said, an RO filter alone is only about 95% efficient at filtering. So there will always be a miniscule amount of minerals left in the filtered water which could...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-01-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By dmagerl
Rhabdacoela & scud

Rhabdacoela & scud
Forum: Substrate 04-28-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By dmagerl
I changed mine over to aquasoil by cycling a...

I changed mine over to aquasoil by cycling a spare filter in a bucket with ammonia. Once it was populated with bacteria, I siphoned out all the old gravel in the tank, added the AS and added the...
Forum: Substrate 04-24-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By dmagerl
I have injected my EI dosing into the substrate...

I have injected my EI dosing into the substrate using a turkey baster syringe. It has a much bigger needle than a regular syringe and is easier to inject into the substrate.

I did this when I ran...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-23-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By dmagerl
I had read that if it's a choice between a little...

I had read that if it's a choice between a little skinny mosquito or a big fat juicy moth, the bat will choose the moth 100% of the time.

From what I understand, that statement about bats eating...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-23-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By dmagerl
It's not natural but it works well and is...

It's not natural but it works well and is odorless
Amazon.com: ThermaCELL Cordless Portable Mosquito Repellent Appliance (Olive): Sports & Outdoors
Forum: Plants 04-20-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By dmagerl
It looks more like daylily to me. the 8th...

It looks more like daylily to me.

the 8th picture looks like crocus and garlic mustard.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-15-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By dmagerl
Or just buy a set of these measuring spoons: ...

Or just buy a set of these measuring spoons:
Amazon.com: Norpro 3080 Mini Measuring Spoons, 5 Piece Set: Kitchen & Dining

Norpro 3080 Mini Measuring Spoons, 5 Piece Set
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-14-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By dmagerl
I ordered over the web from Menards.com on...

I ordered over the web from Menards.com on Saturday, just as you said. Today, Monday, I got an email saying "come pick it up"..

You're right, its in a very dusty container and its definately the...
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