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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Darkblade48
As mentioned, the long glass gauge is a flow...

As mentioned, the long glass gauge is a flow gauge. This is usually used for hydroponic setups or welding setups, which require a higher flow of gas. This means it is likely not suitable for the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Darkblade48
It may work. Citric acid would probably be a...

It may work. Citric acid would probably be a better option.

Hydrochloric will also work, if you have it.
Forum: DIY 06-26-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Darkblade48
Glad my article could help. As others have...

Glad my article could help.

As others have mentioned, it would be best to go with the largest CO2 you can; a paintball cylinder for a 55 gallon aquarium will run out rather quickly.
Forum: Plants 06-22-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Darkblade48
Not to worry, I have fixed the typo in your title...

Not to worry, I have fixed the typo in your title ;)
Forum: Algae 06-22-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Darkblade48
A clearer picture would be required for...

A clearer picture would be required for definitive identification, but it might be BBA.
Forum: Algae 06-18-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Darkblade48
Looks like BBA to me. What fertilization...

Looks like BBA to me.

What fertilization regimen are you following? Do you have a nitrate reading?
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Darkblade48
Please note that eBay links are not permitted on...

Please note that eBay links are not permitted on the forums.
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Darkblade48
Add the 4 dkH reference solution until your drop...

Add the 4 dkH reference solution until your drop checker is about half full, then add 2-3 drops of the pH reagent. The colour should be opaque enough that you can see the colour easily, but not so...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Darkblade48
Under no circumstances should you scrub the...

Under no circumstances should you scrub the ceramic disc. Doing so will likely damage the pores.

The easiest way is to just put it in some bleach for 15-20 minutes until clean, rinse it off, and...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 05-11-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 153,822
Posted By Darkblade48
Depending on the size of the ceramic diffuser, it...

Depending on the size of the ceramic diffuser, it may or may not be enough for your aquarium.
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Darkblade48
It depends on your bubble rate and of course,...

It depends on your bubble rate and of course, whether you have any leaks or not.
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 05-07-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 153,822
Posted By Darkblade48
Glad that I could help.

Glad that I could help.
Forum: Plants 05-05-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Darkblade48
The for sale section of these forums is always an...

The for sale section of these forums is always an excellent place to start.
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Darkblade48
You don't really need the substrate heater; I...

You don't really need the substrate heater; I would use the money for other things instead.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Darkblade48
It depends on the check valve you have, but...

It depends on the check valve you have, but different models will have different cracking pressures.

Though, you probably will not be able to blow through it.
Forum: Plants 04-25-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Darkblade48
To be on the safe side, I would say one month.

To be on the safe side, I would say one month.
Forum: Plants 04-25-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Darkblade48
You can always do a quarantine of your plants as...

You can always do a quarantine of your plants as most fish pathogens cannot survive without a host.
Forum: Plants 04-25-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Darkblade48
I think it used to be a fad in the 90s and early...

I think it used to be a fad in the 90s and early 2000s, but it has been generally accepted that even without substrate heaters, plants will grow just fine.
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Darkblade48
You will need a fitting to go between VCR and NPT.

You will need a fitting to go between VCR and NPT.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-22-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Darkblade48
I have not personally used FloraPride, but I...

I have not personally used FloraPride, but I would not imagine it would cause any detriment to your Nerites.

I would first suspect other water parameters.
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 04-20-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 153,822
Posted By Darkblade48
Then it comes down to how much research you want...

Then it comes down to how much research you want to do yourself :)

I didn't know much about this at first, and was going to go with a kit myself, but then after doing the research, I managed to...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 04-20-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 153,822
Posted By Darkblade48
Glad my guide could be of some help to you. ...

Glad my guide could be of some help to you.

Regarding individual components vs. kits, the former will always be cheaper than the latter, especially if you bargain hunt for good deals.

There...
Forum: Algae 04-19-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Darkblade48
You appear to have BBA. Are you dosing any...

You appear to have BBA. Are you dosing any fertilizers? How long (in total) are your aquarium lights on for?
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Darkblade48
The amount of surface agitation you have looks...

The amount of surface agitation you have looks appropriate. Your additional security of having an air pump come on at night is also fine.

CO2 drop checkers are not exactly precise to begin with,...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By Darkblade48
Unfortunately, I do not have easy access to my...

Unfortunately, I do not have easy access to my 2217 at this time (out of country).
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