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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-28-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By Canuck
The table and calculation for CO2 content in...

The table and calculation for CO2 content in water suggests that a drop in pH from 8.2 to 6.7 would put your CO2 at 65 ppm. While I can't say that 6.7 isn't the point you want to be at, I wouldn't...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-27-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By Canuck
Not quite there... The relationship between...

Not quite there...

The relationship between pH and CO2 content is logarithmic not direct. One iteration of the calculation from which the CO2 tables are derived is CO2(in ppm)= 3*dkH*10^(7-pH). ...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By Canuck
They don't sell liquid pH test kits? Drop...

They don't sell liquid pH test kits? Drop checker fluid is pH reagent, nothing more or nothing less. Intentional or not someone's pulling your leg...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By Canuck
Can't really speak as an expert on any of this...

Can't really speak as an expert on any of this but point 3 seems contradictory to the milwaukee instructions found...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-05-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,259
Posted By Canuck
...when people come to your house and find...

...when people come to your house and find duckweed floating in the toilet in your spare bathroom.
Forum: Algae 06-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Canuck
Are you using pH down? Are you using a "rich"...

Are you using pH down? Are you using a "rich" substrate that would be leaking nutrients? Are you dosing ferts? The other sources of phosphate are the water you are using and fish food. One thing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Canuck
As someone's already pointed out, it's not going...

As someone's already pointed out, it's not going to work as a preservative unless it incorporates some level of toxicity. All about dosage.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-03-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,206
Posted By Canuck
Maybe your off on your sizes/prices but based on...

Maybe your off on your sizes/prices but based on what you quoted StartRight costs 2.5 cents per gallon while the prime costs .6 cents per gallon.
Forum: Algae 12-10-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By Canuck
Best analogy I can think of is saying PO4 causes...

Best analogy I can think of is saying PO4 causes algae is like saying pizza causes teenagers. You can have very high levels of pizza and no teenagers or conversely you can have very low levels of...
Forum: Algae 12-08-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Canuck
Someone will be along to tell me I'm wrong...

Someone will be along to tell me I'm wrong shortly but here's my thoughts...

1. Nature abhors vacuums. You've set up a container of water with light, and nutrients (if you have fish, you have...
Forum: Lighting 11-23-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,650
Posted By Canuck
Texan-Lumens measures a specific component of...

Texan-Lumens measures a specific component of light, what we see with our eyes. Par measures another specific component of light, the spectrum that plants utilize (or see). While there is some...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-16-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,590
Posted By Canuck
I'm not an expert but it won't stop me from...

I'm not an expert but it won't stop me from voicing some of the conclusions I've come to (right or wrong)...

1. How important is pH in aquaria? Probably not very important for plant growing. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-06-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Canuck
IMO, it's difficult to provide a one size fits...

IMO, it's difficult to provide a one size fits all answer to this type of question. Is this an established tank? What kind of nutrient reservoir exists? If this is a newer tank or one that is kept...
Forum: Algae 10-06-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,179
Posted By Canuck
If I can make some observations... The first...

If I can make some observations...

The first mistake people make is to believe there is some silver bullet to eliminate algae from your tank. If there was, there wouldn't be an algae forum here...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Canuck
Increased flow means oxygen in the water...

Increased flow means oxygen in the water dissipates into the atmosphere faster, once oxygen levels are above equilibrium. This means that plants do not pearl as water never reaches O2 saturation. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-28-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Canuck
Possibly...but most people like to keep fish and...

Possibly...but most people like to keep fish and this would also entail the removal of all plants since they have a tendency to leak nutrients too.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-28-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Canuck
If you're not adding CO2, you have around 3 ppm...

If you're not adding CO2, you have around 3 ppm of CO2 (atmospheric equibibrium), no matter what charts tell you. All the charts assume no buffers except kH, this tends to be wrong in a number of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-22-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Canuck
Unless you're referring to water that is totally...

Unless you're referring to water that is totally devoid of carbonates, the effect of CO2 on pH is totally dependent on the amount of CO2 added no matter what the level of kH. 30 ppm of CO2 will drop...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-12-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 850
Posted By Canuck
I can see how an algae scrubber on a fish only...

I can see how an algae scrubber on a fish only tank would be a nice feature. But, I have to say, on a planted tank seems a little redundant.... Obvious solution if you're concerned with excess...
Forum: Algae 03-05-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By Canuck
The people who change their bulbs annually or...

The people who change their bulbs annually or more will claim old bulbs cause algae. The people who don't change their bulbs will say it doesn't.
Forum: Algae 02-20-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Canuck
IMO, based on my reading, preventing bga from...

IMO, based on my reading, preventing bga from "seeding" your tank is going to be pretty well impossible unless you set it up on the space station. BGA was one of the first forms of life on the...
Forum: Algae 01-26-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,985
Posted By Canuck
Just looking on line I see listings for an...

Just looking on line I see listings for an Okanagan Aquarium club and BC aquarium club. If you are looking for plants locally, this would be among the first places to check. Generally most fish...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-06-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,544
Posted By Canuck
Seachem Potassium is used to dose potassium...

Seachem Potassium is used to dose potassium (obviously), KH2PO4 is used primarily to dose phosphates. Reaching any suggested potassium level with KH2PO4 would result in a phosphate level well beyond...
Forum: Algae 12-30-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Canuck
I've never used RO water so my opinion on it may...

I've never used RO water so my opinion on it may be of little value. I've been able to manage tanks without it successfully, therefore, I believe that it probably isn't necessary in the majority of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-08-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,641
Posted By Canuck
Yes there are, some may be debatably worthwhile. ...

Yes there are, some may be debatably worthwhile. Some are pretty questionable. Bear in mind, these are "hobby" test kits, not lab grade. You can improve accuracy by creating known solutions and...
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