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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-26-2016, 01:17 AM
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Posted By mistergreen
Yes, plants need light to process nutrients, CO2...

Yes, plants need light to process nutrients, CO2 or aldehyde.



They're mistaken if they say that. It's more correct to say 'additional carbon'. It's well known to people who use it that it's an...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-25-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 645
Posted By mistergreen
Where are you getting your water? I see a spring...

Where are you getting your water? I see a spring source by you. That explains the CO2. Lots of it locked up underground.
Forum: Algae   09-25-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,717
Posted By mistergreen
I don't know. That sounds like the BBA...

I don't know. That sounds like the BBA disappearing from a tank dosed with 'dolomite' one user had.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-25-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By mistergreen
The plants supposedly take in the aldehyde...

The plants supposedly take in the aldehyde directly. It's not efficient as using CO2. You'd have better results using CO2 although glutaraldehyde is a good algaecide too.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-25-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 645
Posted By mistergreen
neat. What body of water is this? What part of...

neat. What body of water is this? What part of the world?
Forum: Algae   09-25-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,717
Posted By mistergreen
It has to be introduced into your tank unlike...

It has to be introduced into your tank unlike other algae which is everywhere, that's my guess. They usually hitchhike on plants although I've seen it in non planted tanks.


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Forum: Algae   09-24-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,717
Posted By mistergreen
Once they get in your tank, they'll do their best...

Once they get in your tank, they'll do their best to grow. Long photo period/ High light seems to be the common denominator.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-24-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By mistergreen
When you're bored of it, redo! Also when the...

When you're bored of it, redo! Also when the slopes in your substrate have flattened, that's a good excuse as well.
Forum: Fish   09-23-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By mistergreen
Grindals are tiny, like 1cm. Maybe he meant white...

Grindals are tiny, like 1cm. Maybe he meant white worms (1 inch) although I heard there were giant Grindals but I haven't seen them.

You can get nightcrawler at the local bait shop. Wash them...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-23-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 645
Posted By mistergreen
Respiration is a 24 hour process so it never...

Respiration is a 24 hour process so it never really depletes. You can see the rise (at night) and fall (plant & algae consumption at day) of CO2. Also as you know from injecting CO2, fish and other...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-23-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 645
Posted By mistergreen
Natural bodies can have high CO2 from organic...

Natural bodies can have high CO2 from organic process like bacterial respiration.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-23-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By mistergreen
It's a leech. Not all leeches are fat oval.

It's a leech. Not all leeches are fat oval.
Forum: Equipment   09-23-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By mistergreen
You want relative pH shift, not fixed. Take a...

You want relative pH shift, not fixed. Take a reading before CO2 is injected. Say, 7.0, then stop CO2 when it is 6.0.

Also calibrate your pH sensor every so often because all sensors drift....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-23-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,124
Posted By mistergreen
I don't think Calcium Carbonate dissolves with...

I don't think Calcium Carbonate dissolves with your pH. It is poorly soluble in regular water/pure water.
Forum: DIY   09-23-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By mistergreen
You'd want the expensive wood section of HD....

You'd want the expensive wood section of HD. They're untreated. Get oak wood or some hardwood. They don't sell big blocks of wood, only strips, 1x4 etc..., so you can't make big sculptures out of...
Forum: Fish   09-23-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By mistergreen
Treat him with API general cure. Hopefully it'll...

Treat him with API general cure. Hopefully it'll get rid of possible parasites.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-22-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,986
Posted By mistergreen
I didn't read your whole thread but just to let...

I didn't read your whole thread but just to let you know, a planted tank does better with lower pH from my experience. Why fight it.
pH change from CO2 doesn't affect the fish.
Forum: Fish   09-22-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By mistergreen
I have a loach for about a decade, he has the...

I have a loach for about a decade, he has the cloudy eyes too. I don't think it goes away but it's not life threatening. It's a sign of the living condition probably.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-22-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,124
Posted By mistergreen
Yes, co2 ppm in water is measured by weight, ppm...

Yes, co2 ppm in water is measured by weight, ppm in air is measured by volume.


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Forum: Fish   09-22-2016, 01:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By mistergreen
10G is small for these cories. Small tanks...

10G is small for these cories. Small tanks provide little space for larger fish so the water quality goes down quickly. They belong in a 29 G tank or you can do water changes almost every day.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-22-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,124
Posted By mistergreen
If you guys have any chemistry questions, check...

If you guys have any chemistry questions, check out Chemistry Stack Exchange (http://chemistry.stackexchange.com) where chemists hang out.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-20-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,124
Posted By mistergreen
Some plants consume bi-carbs don't they?

Some plants consume bi-carbs don't they?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-20-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,124
Posted By mistergreen
Try adding baking soda but don't add CO2. See if...

Try adding baking soda but don't add CO2. See if the kH still go down to 0.
Forum: DIY   09-20-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By mistergreen
Yeah, a heat sink is a better solution.

Yeah, a heat sink is a better solution.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-19-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By mistergreen
Why not use the dry ferts. The biggest expense is...

Why not use the dry ferts. The biggest expense is electricity for the lights. You can use sunlight to supplement the electrical usage. You also want to keep the water at a 70+F range. Depending on...
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