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Forum: DIY   Yesterday, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Zapins
Over the years how happy are you with the...

Over the years how happy are you with the silicone membrane you bought? Did it hold up all these years or did you have to replace it?

Also, have you tried using kordon breather bags as a membrane?
Forum: DIY   Yesterday, 02:00 AM
Replies: 59
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Posted By Zapins
I found the water CO2 sensor I mentioned above: ...

I found the water CO2 sensor I mentioned above:
Mini-Pro CO2 Sensor: Dissolved CO2 Probe by Pro-Oceanus (http://www.pro-oceanus.com/mini-pro-co2.php)

Designed specially for measuring CO2 in...
Forum: DIY   02-05-2016, 11:43 PM
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Posted By Zapins
Thanks for the explanation. I'm still not...

Thanks for the explanation. I'm still not entirely sure how that makes the sensor more accurate in water?

Are you exposing the sensor to water directly or creating an air pocket that the device...
Forum: DIY   02-05-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By Zapins
For example this is one that I was interested in...

For example this is one that I was interested in a while back and it seems pretty typical of the sensors I looked into.

CO2 Meter - COZIR Ambient CO2 Sensor - CO2 Sensor by GSS...
Forum: DIY   02-05-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By Zapins
I've looked into CO2 sensors several times and...

I've looked into CO2 sensors several times and the main issue I keep running into is that it even with the most expensive and accurate sensors they don't seem to have the accuracy to detect a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-05-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Zapins
As long as the water doesn't get fouled then you...

As long as the water doesn't get fouled then you can keep feeding them the wafers.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-05-2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Zapins
If they are true cherries they are not the cause...

If they are true cherries they are not the cause of the damage. They may however be attracted to the dying leaves to eat the micro fauna that is growing on the leaves.

The first plant is a crypt....
Forum: Plants   02-04-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,207
Posted By Zapins
I am curious, why do you have objections to...

I am curious, why do you have objections to dosing excess? For fish health reasons?

I've read some studies on fish that looked for toxicity from nitrates and other nutrients. The concentrations...
Forum: Fish   02-03-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By Zapins
Pics of the damage would help a lot.

Pics of the damage would help a lot.
Forum: Plants   02-03-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,207
Posted By Zapins
Yes, I get that feeling too after discussing it a...

Yes, I get that feeling too after discussing it a bit with you. Forum posts often don't really capture the meaning of what we try to say, or at least our meaning isn't conveyed very well with text...
Forum: Plants   02-03-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,207
Posted By Zapins
I will read over the links you posted. Thank you....

I will read over the links you posted. Thank you. I enjoy discussions like this.



Yes, if I understand you right I agree. But that does not mean that the counter ion must also come through the...
Forum: Plants   02-02-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,207
Posted By Zapins
Sounds good. Let us know how things turn out in a...

Sounds good. Let us know how things turn out in a week or two.

Also, you should be dosing some amount of trace nutrients just to be on the safe side. The 0.8 ppm twice a week is probably enough....
Forum: Plants   02-02-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,207
Posted By Zapins
I reread your post and want to add to something...

I reread your post and want to add to something you brought up.



While 15 ppm Mo seems high and likely to cause issues, this is not the same thing as making the argument for strict ratios being...
Forum: Plants   02-02-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,207
Posted By Zapins
Oh boy, lots of good questions and points...

Oh boy, lots of good questions and points audionut, took me a little while to find some references for you which you can read through if you like. Just a heads up there are very few if any references...
Forum: Plants   02-02-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,207
Posted By Zapins
K+ is probably one of the least toxic nutrients...

K+ is probably one of the least toxic nutrients we dose in our tanks. There is no evidence that K will affect the uptake of other nutrients in any significant way at the levels we use in our...
Forum: Plants   02-01-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,207
Posted By Zapins
Trace toxicity show symptoms of many different...

Trace toxicity show symptoms of many different deficiencies because the many individual trace elements in the mix cause different types of damage to the plant. The damage in trace toxicity is also...
Forum: Plants   02-01-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,207
Posted By Zapins
Each week you are adding a total of: Fe: ...

Each week you are adding a total of:

Fe:
Flourish Iron = 1.59 ppm Fe
Flourish Comprehensive = 0.11 ppm Fe
Total = 1.7 ppm iron per week

Trace:
Flourish Trace = 0.004509 ppm Copper
Forum: Plants   01-31-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,207
Posted By Zapins
Can you post more photos? What fertilizers...

Can you post more photos?

What fertilizers are you using, how much of each (in ppm or grams is best) and how often are you dosing?
Forum: Plants   01-29-2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Zapins
Tinanti is a master at identifying plants. If he...

Tinanti is a master at identifying plants. If he says it is A. Reineckii that is what it is. He single handedly made the largest aquatic plant databases online for identifying plants. There is no one...
Forum: Fish   10-23-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Zapins
Most large fish can go weeks to months without...

Most large fish can go weeks to months without food. Not the best idea but if it happens it's not the end of the world. I've seen this with discus in particular that don't eat for several months then...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-20-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By Zapins
From the photos the new growth doesn't look...

From the photos the new growth doesn't look deficient to me. Iron deficiency shows up as pale white new leaves on most species and that is not what is happening in the photos (for reference...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-17-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By Zapins
Take a few good close up pictures of the...

Take a few good close up pictures of the yellowing for us this may not be iron deficiency at all. You shouldn't have to overdo iron dosing to keep plants looking ok.

Also, csm+b uses chelated iron...
Forum: Substrate   10-13-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Zapins
It is a proper soil with some organics, some clay...

It is a proper soil with some organics, some clay and some sand. It is not a pure organic substrate like miracle grow.

I'd guess the % organics are 30-40% and the rest is clay/sand which helps...
Forum: Substrate   10-12-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Zapins
Scotts premium topsoil is fantastic stuff. It...

Scotts premium topsoil is fantastic stuff. It isn't hot like miracle grow which is pure organic material with lots of nutrient release up front (ammonia spike)
...
Forum: Plants   10-11-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By Zapins
Might be Chara (another macro algae). They look...

Might be Chara (another macro algae). They look pretty similar.
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