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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-05-2015, 01:08 AM
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Posted By Mshen11
hmmm. mine's always stored in cool basement. ...

hmmm. mine's always stored in cool basement.

are there any KH GH units where i dont have to continously buy liquids to test? i would rather pay 100 or even 200$ for an accurate on-demand method of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-04-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Mshen11
for GH API test kit i am consistently getting...

for GH API test kit i am consistently getting slight yellow to yellow-green color change after 10 drops. something wrong with the kit? something wrong with me? what else could be wrong?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-04-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Mshen11
noted about holding bottle directly upside...

noted about holding bottle directly upside down... (i dont know - probably not) but it should have have such a large effect? im guessing my GH is like 4-6 range.

also ive never seen GH turn...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-04-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Mshen11
GH KH TDS - how to measure

Here are the tools I have:
* API KH kit
* API GH kit
* electronic TDS measuring tool - $20 or $30 purchase


I'm done mutiple measures.
First measurement: KH 2, GH 12[?], 80 TDS

after...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-01-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Mshen11
again, no decorations, rocks of any kind in the...

again, no decorations, rocks of any kind in the bare bottom tank - just plants (mostly moss), lots of driftwood, a filter full of peat (soaked, no running water over it).

i definitely question my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-01-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Mshen11
I am using a calibrated ph controller. I am sure...

I am using a calibrated ph controller. I am sure kh and gh measurements are not accurate. I still havent used any remineralization as I'm trying to lower everything right now

Tomorrow I will post...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-01-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Mshen11
rising ph

I've got a tank with the "rising pH". Here is the current parameters:

* low light tank of moss, bare bottom lots of driftwood, peat and indian almond leaves
* 0 nitrate, nitrite, ammonia
* 80...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-17-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By Mshen11
thanks... then you are right. i feed almost daily...

thanks... then you are right. i feed almost daily and sounds like i should cut back.

well whats done is done. currently there is a snail problem. so you are saying cut the feeding and the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-17-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By Mshen11
valid concern. i wanted a shrimp only tank, so...

valid concern.
i wanted a shrimp only tank, so i started one. i received snail hitchhikers unfortunately from the plants i put in there and over the years they've exponentially exploded. ive tried...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-17-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By Mshen11
Assasin snails won't eat rcs rcs or cherries?...

Assasin snails won't eat rcs rcs or cherries? Even babies?
Once they do their job? Who eats them?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-17-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By Mshen11
Snails and shrimps

any ideas on how to eradicate pond snails of various size in a shrimp tank with baby shrimp?
Forum: Big Al's Online   06-27-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,749
Posted By Mshen11
thank you! can you address how sales work?...

thank you!

can you address how sales work? it sees amazon like where it changes upward as it gains popularity. for example...
Forum: Big Al's Online   06-24-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,749
Posted By Mshen11
before knowing about this new code - i called up...

before knowing about this new code - i called up and the person who answered the phone wasnt very helpful. said "no codes were currently active"

at the very least the operators should be more...
Forum: Equipment   06-03-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,964
Posted By Mshen11
when you reduce like that, are the flow rate of...

when you reduce like that, are the flow rate of the media reduced to that flow rate or is the media still subjected to the higher flow rate rated by the canister?
Forum: Equipment   06-02-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,964
Posted By Mshen11
wkndracer would your answer change if eheims...

wkndracer

would your answer change if eheims are not "mag drive". there was another thread i read where there was a heated technical debate, no one can agree on anything except that eheims are NOT...
Forum: Equipment   06-01-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,964
Posted By Mshen11
going back on subject... is restricting flow in...

going back on subject... is restricting flow in eheim canister a good or bad thing?

ive also heard that it is ok only on output. or is it ok in either input or output? im wondering if i can put...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-01-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,116
Posted By Mshen11
other than size what does a stunted discus mean?...

other than size what does a stunted discus mean? if it is stuck at small enough size, does it mean it wont breed? or does it mean it wont color up once they reach adult size and will be stuck at...
Forum: Equipment   05-30-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By Mshen11
bump as no one has really answered the OP

bump as no one has really answered the OP
Forum: Equipment   05-30-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By Mshen11
too much filtration?

I am wondering if an eheim 2262 is too much filtration for either:

A) Discus bare bottom or
B) Oscar bare bottom

I understand these canisters can be 'dialed down' on the outtake quick...
Forum: Big Al's Online   05-22-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,749
Posted By Mshen11
didnt work for me either - called and they said...

didnt work for me either - called and they said they removed it a few weeks ago
Forum: Equipment   05-21-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By Mshen11
it is literally 1", hence my problem(s) ...

it is literally 1", hence my problem(s)

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=9883
Forum: Equipment   05-20-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By Mshen11
on the bottom of a double stand... 1in?

on the bottom of a double stand... 1in?
Forum: Equipment   05-20-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By Mshen11
i see... my suction isnt strong because of the...

i see... my suction isnt strong because of the height and so low to the floor. am not sure if that will make too much of a difference. i think my solution is something motorized that has more power
Forum: Equipment   05-20-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By Mshen11
how to clean detritus from bare bottom tank?

One of my tanks is bare bottom housing oscars. Of course they leave a huge a mess.

My python and also regular vac is not powerful enough as the tank is tall and also at the bottom of a double...
Forum: Equipment   05-15-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By Mshen11
anyone?

anyone?
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