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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-17-2007, 12:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,313
Posted By Hypancistrus
Thumbs down I'm not an expert. I'm a hobbyist who only buys...

I'm not an expert. I'm a hobbyist who only buys things. I happen to have my own opinions. I have no affiliations with any businesses, partners, or any websites. I'm don't sell anything or make any...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-16-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,313
Posted By Hypancistrus
Nitrates and phosphates coming from fish and fish...

Nitrates and phosphates coming from fish and fish food has been the standard practice of the Europeans, Dutch, and Asians for quite some time now. It works great for them, and they always beat the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2007, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,020
Posted By Hypancistrus
Good question. :)

Good question. :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-13-2007, 03:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,020
Posted By Hypancistrus
In the course of exploring options for a new...

In the course of exploring options for a new aquarium, I asked about availability of Starphire glass from several glass vendors. More than one said things along the lines of, "We can't get Starphire,...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-12-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,824
Posted By Hypancistrus
That's very interesting... it's been the goal of...

That's very interesting... it's been the goal of the big commericial farms to farm-raise these for years, but try as they might, they just can't do it. It's amazing that a hobbyist has no problem...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2007, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Hypancistrus
I just went through a major disaster with my...

I just went through a major disaster with my Oceanic 42 hex. After 4-5 years, the seams started springing major leaks. I later learned that leaky seams are the "dirty little secret" of hex tanks......
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-12-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,020
Posted By Hypancistrus
Question Borosilicate (Pyrex) instead of Starphire glass?

Just something I've wondered about...

I see that many vendors who make and sell tanks are offering aquariums made with Starphire Glass (http://www.ppgstarphire.com). For those who don't know, this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-10-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,792
Posted By Hypancistrus
Switch from glass to acrylic tanks. Acrylic tanks...

Switch from glass to acrylic tanks. Acrylic tanks are pre molded and have no seams. No seams = no leaks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 86,334
Posted By Hypancistrus
He uses his own line of products. If you buy his...

He uses his own line of products. If you buy his books or pick up an issue of Tropical Fish Hobbyist, or pick up an English version of his catalog, he lists which of his products he doses for every...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-04-2007, 08:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 25,365
Posted By Hypancistrus
Just an FYI, I used to keep freshwater clams...

Just an FYI, I used to keep freshwater clams (Corbicula) in my tank. You will never see them, as they completely burrow into the substrate and stay there.
Forum: Fish 05-04-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,912
Posted By Hypancistrus
Giving this thread a bump. Aquarium Fish magazine...

Giving this thread a bump. Aquarium Fish magazine ran a full page species profile in the June 2007 issue, which is sure to increase demand for the fish in the states.

In the front of the magazine,...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-30-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 26,143
Posted By Hypancistrus
I didn't want to reply because I didn't want to...

I didn't want to reply because I didn't want to "feed" an obvious troll (look at his post count), but in the interest of maintaining friendly conversation:

1) Look up "Penac" and you'll understand...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-29-2007, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Hypancistrus
http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/product_view.asp...

http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/product_view.asp?sku=0640501

$8 for 50 feet.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-26-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Hypancistrus
They are the same, different containers, and I'd...

They are the same, different containers, and I'd like to add I sure wish Seachem would go back to using the old containers. They store SO SO much nicer and easier.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-24-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,369
Posted By Hypancistrus
My main problems with ion selective probes are 1)...

My main problems with ion selective probes are 1) I have no idea how to use them... I am sure I could learn, but I know they are not simple "dip and read" tests (you have to fill the probe, prepare...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-24-2007, 01:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,576
Posted By Hypancistrus
I haven't done extensive testing on anything with...

I haven't done extensive testing on anything with Green Gain. It's an ADA product and that alone will piss some people off just by telling them that you use it.

ADA does advertise it as containing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-23-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,576
Posted By Hypancistrus
Animal print carpets rule. :) "Helios Skins...

Animal print carpets rule. :)

"Helios Skins (http://www.helioscarpet.com/featured.asp)" if you're interested, but I don't think they make the tiger stripes any more.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-23-2007, 05:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,576
Posted By Hypancistrus
Yeah and that's after I "cleaned up." :)

Yeah and that's after I "cleaned up." :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-23-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,576
Posted By Hypancistrus
My 42 hex leaked, and while I'm waiting to get a...

My 42 hex leaked, and while I'm waiting to get a replacement acrylic tank that has no seams so therefore won't leak, I had to throw everything into a cheapie 29. I don't have any problems posting...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-23-2007, 03:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,576
Posted By Hypancistrus
I can't wait for everyone to see pictures of your...

I can't wait for everyone to see pictures of your tanks. http://tommycatkins.com/duckhunt.gif
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-23-2007, 03:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,369
Posted By Hypancistrus
Please re-read my post. I never said it doesn't...

Please re-read my post. I never said it doesn't use a liquid test. I said it doesn't use a color test:



The Lamotte unit you linked is a combination colorimeter + turbidimeter. From the link...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-22-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,369
Posted By Hypancistrus
Please learn to read before putting words in my...

Please learn to read before putting words in my mouth:





Lamotte Potassium Test Kits:

http://www.lamotte.com/pages/wawa/ind-kits/potasium.html
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-22-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,576
Posted By Hypancistrus
"Efficient Complex Acid"

"Efficient Complex Acid"
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-22-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,576
Posted By Hypancistrus
I have definitely noticed postive response from...

I have definitely noticed postive response from plants to Green Gain, ECA, and Phyton Git. They are unique products that look and smell like no other product I've ever used.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-22-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,369
Posted By Hypancistrus
I have never seen a liquid color test for...

I have never seen a liquid color test for potassium that could be measured with a colorimeter. I'm not saying they don't exist, but I've never seen or heard of one, or know where one could be...
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