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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-01-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Darkblade48
It also looks like the start of BBA to me. ...

It also looks like the start of BBA to me.

BBA for me tends to start off as small, fuzzy punctate points before growing into larger tufts.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-28-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By Darkblade48
Please note that listing item numbers is also not...

Please note that listing item numbers is also not allowed.
Forum: Algae 02-28-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By Darkblade48
As mentioned, you have two options: 1) Add...

As mentioned, you have two options:

1) Add CO2 and fertilizers to meet the increased needs of your plants due to the amount of light you have
2) Reduce the amount of light you have to reduce the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-28-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By Darkblade48
As long as no precipitate is forming, you should...

As long as no precipitate is forming, you should be fine without shaking it on a daily basis.


This is most likely fungus that is forming. It usually forms in the micronutrients rather than the...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By Darkblade48
For our purposes, there is no advantage of...

For our purposes, there is no advantage of stainless steel over brass (or chrome plated brass). It looks prettier, as others have mentioned.

Though, if the regulator you are looking at is a...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Darkblade48
As others have mentioned, there is really no need...

As others have mentioned, there is really no need to use glutaraldehyde if you are using pressurized CO2. Some people do like to keep it on hand as a spot treatment for problematic algae.


It...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Darkblade48
While my sticky is a bit old, the majority of the...

While my sticky is a bit old, the majority of the information there is still good :)

Please feel free to ask any other questions if you have any.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Darkblade48
As long as it is the gel type and not the regular...

As long as it is the gel type and not the regular "liquid" type, it will be fine.

I just get mine from the dollar store.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Darkblade48
I'm curious what kind of CO2 options are...

I'm curious what kind of CO2 options are available in Singapore?

Is there any one that builds custom regulators? I am aware that the standard in Asia is different than the North American CGA320...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-26-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By Darkblade48
Neither :) Both involve some degree of work,...

Neither :)

Both involve some degree of work, but neither should pose a significant workload (measure and dump, done).


You cannot compare the two fertilization regimens; neither is...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes

Yes
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-23-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Darkblade48
Do keep in mind that shrimp require trace amounts...

Do keep in mind that shrimp require trace amounts of copper as it is required for the production of hemocyanin.

Shrimp foods often contain copper as well, to no ill effect.

Of course, the best...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Darkblade48
The way you have it set up is fine. You may...

The way you have it set up is fine.

You may want to decrease the amount of surface agitation you have by raising the water level. This will help prevent excessive CO2 off gassing.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Darkblade48
Pros of having it run 24/7: No need for...

Pros of having it run 24/7:

No need for solenoid

Cons of having it run 24/7:

Waste of CO2
Slim possibility of suffocating livestock
Forum: Plants 02-22-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Darkblade48
Please do not cross post.

Please do not cross post.
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Darkblade48
Yes, chirping noises are quite normal.

Yes, chirping noises are quite normal.
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Darkblade48
Do you know which part of Singapore you will be...

Do you know which part of Singapore you will be staying in?

I know the Clementi area has some good fish shops (2 or 3). Hardware wise, there might be only a few things worth picking up that will...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-22-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Darkblade48
For only 4 days, there is no need to reduce the...

For only 4 days, there is no need to reduce the photoperiod.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-22-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By Darkblade48
I am curious what you are using to dose manganese...

I am curious what you are using to dose manganese separately.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-22-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Darkblade48
The presence of ammonical nitrogen makes this...

The presence of ammonical nitrogen makes this fertilizer undesirable for use in an aquarium.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Darkblade48
You must have sensitive hearing if you can hear...

You must have sensitive hearing if you can hear it despite it being inside a closed cabinet (though I admit, I can usually hear things like that too).

I don't really think there is anything you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-20-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By Darkblade48
That's a nice computer setup you have. What are...

That's a nice computer setup you have. What are the specs on it?

Also, is that a Herman Miller Aeron?
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Darkblade48
Even without the second check valve, you can go...

Even without the second check valve, you can go ahead and set it up now and add in the second valve when it arrives.

Put your current check valve (the first one) as far away from the regulator as...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Darkblade48
Please do not cross post.

Please do not cross post.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-20-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Darkblade48
One of the first questions that is going to be...

One of the first questions that is going to be asked is to know the size of your aquarium.
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