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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-09-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By Arv
Can you tell us how you determined this and how...

Can you tell us how you determined this and how it looks like? I was under the impression that K is very hard to OD.

Thanks!
Forum: Algae 02-28-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By Arv
change water more often and dose some phosphate....

change water more often and dose some phosphate. This has worked for me.
Forum: Plants 01-29-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By Arv
See I have soft water too, snow melt most time of...

See I have soft water too, snow melt most time of the year but summertime when demand is high h2o is supplemented by well water which is hard. It happens anytime of the year and I've added mg and ca...
Forum: Plants 01-28-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By Arv
Zapins, When you get a chance, do you mind...

Zapins,

When you get a chance, do you mind checking out this thread

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=138697

same thing has been happening to my tank over the years.

I...
Forum: Plants 01-27-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,915
Posted By Arv
Forum: Plants 01-27-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By Arv
oops forgot to subscribe to this so I just saw...

oops forgot to subscribe to this so I just saw your post today.

Mine keeps on doing it. I'm sure it will come back, I hope it does not in your tank but it probably will.

I think its a...
Forum: Plants 01-22-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,915
Posted By Arv
Still having this problem

Any definite solution to this?
Forum: Plants 01-22-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By Arv
Did you find a solution to your problem? MY...

Did you find a solution to your problem?
MY java fern would melt as described on this thread
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=138697
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-07-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Arv
What I think is that GLA and the other aquarium...

What I think is that GLA and the other aquarium oriented vendors take extra steps to keep their chemicals "clean" and use finer dirt sifting screens hence the extra cost. Alpha since its agri...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-05-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Arv
that's a lot of "dirt" from a teaspoon. I was...

that's a lot of "dirt" from a teaspoon. I was just to start a another post to see what the feedback is on AlphaChemicals but I guess forget it. I think they are really just geared for agriculture. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-03-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Arv
Thanks for the replies guys! And Solcielo thanks...

Thanks for the replies guys! And Solcielo thanks for letting us know about AlphaChemicals, that's and awesome price for 5lbs + $8 s/h for me! I would think this is good quality and will definitely...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Arv
Are all Macros created equally?

My guess is NO, they are not manufactured/created equally. I just wanted to confirm that it's just not me but when I started using greenleaf's K2SO4, I don't notice as much unmixed powder sitting on...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-03-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Arv
Aside from adding Excel I also do not...

Aside from adding Excel I also do not dechlorinate the water that I add to my mix and it holds up for months or even after I finish a whole bottle. The minute amount of Chlorine does not hurt...
Forum: DIY 10-12-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Arv
edge banding or trim

looks good! Now if you want to hide and protect the edges of the plywood from water damage, I suggest putting some iron-on edge banding or buy some per foot wood trim and stain it the same color of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-10-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,918
Posted By Arv
So far the differences pointed out are no Ca and...

So far the differences pointed out are no Ca and P2O5 as the source for phosphates. How about the source of N? I saw the new product at the store and I had to do a double take since its was pink and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-10-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Arv
Hurry only 19,670 requests remain!

Hurry only 19,670 requests remain!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Arv
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Not sure if its ok to post these kind of things but I thought I would share. :smile:
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Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Arv
Ok, thanks. That's 3 for drip/add tank water to...

Ok, thanks. That's 3 for drip/add tank water to the bag vs. 0 for net and drop.

Yeah my ph is high too but the CO2 in my main tank drops it really low.

So your cardinals seem to be happy....
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Arv
Ok, 2 people for dripping cardinals even shipped....

Ok, 2 people for dripping cardinals even shipped. That's not a problem, I've got tubing, valves, and an extra heater to keep the water in the bucket warm.

Yeah cardinals are not easy to care...
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Arv
Anyone else? I also figured that 5 times the...

Anyone else?

I also figured that 5 times the dose of prime in 2 cups of water is 0.0625 ml.

I've got a 1ml syringe with point whatever graduations, i can't count the lines. I think I'll put...
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Arv
if ALL the snails are doing this then they must...

if ALL the snails are doing this then they must be trying to get out of foul water. Pond snails are pretty tolerant (I think) compared to other snails. But if just some then that's normal. I think...
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Arv
So there is no confusion, I will pick up the...

So there is no confusion, I will pick up the cardinals from the LFS the day they arrive and they will still be in their shipping bag.
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Arv
So cardinals do acclimate better with drip?...

So cardinals do acclimate better with drip? That's what I would do with store bought fish in general but I'm beginning to see more and more people go with just netting and dropping them in so the...
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Arv
acclimating shipped cardinal tetras

Ok so what's the best way to acclimate shipped cardinal tetras. My LFS has no info on the water parameters from the shipper so I can't really match the supplier's water parameters. My water is pretty...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Arv
I add it to all of mine ( I have separate NPK and...

I add it to all of mine ( I have separate NPK and micro bottles) except the K that gets used up fast but the others tend to last a while (months) so I do it to prevent mold and it seems to work. Now...
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