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Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By Mark Fisher
I had a 90 gallon with no center brace. You...

I had a 90 gallon with no center brace. You should be okay.

Not having a lid will allow more light in your tank, plus better oxygen exchange.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-28-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By Mark Fisher
My favorite size is 24" wide. I'll never have...

My favorite size is 24" wide. I'll never have another tank less than 24", as the aquascaping options are much greater. The additional width is also more pleasing to view.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-08-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Mark Fisher
MgSO4 (epsom salt) will raise the GH without...

MgSO4 (epsom salt) will raise the GH without raising the KH, as will CaSO4 (calcium sulfate).
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-04-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Mark Fisher
Yes, it dries white, but your ferns will be fine.

Yes, it dries white, but your ferns will be fine.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-29-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,152
Posted By Mark Fisher
Bubble counts are not a very reliable method for...

Bubble counts are not a very reliable method for assessing CO2 levels.

That is a lot of light, but note how high above the substrate the lights are placed. Not all is directed into the tank--they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-29-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Mark Fisher
Aquarium water is much better than tap water--my...

Aquarium water is much better than tap water--my plants are thriving!
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Mark Fisher
If it is solid wood, then yes.

If it is solid wood, then yes.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Mark Fisher
Better yet, ditch the glass top. Unless you have...

Better yet, ditch the glass top. Unless you have jumpers there is no reason to have one.
Forum: Fish 09-23-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Mark Fisher
Keyholes are an excellent choice, but my...

Keyholes are an excellent choice, but my festivums liked to eat plants--they completely ate my chain swords and vals, and the other larger swords all had holes bitten out of their leaves.
Forum: Algae 09-21-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Mark Fisher
A half dose has always worked for me.

A half dose has always worked for me.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,007
Posted By Mark Fisher
Applause!

Applause!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By Mark Fisher
Furthermore, your pH of 9 is probably temporary. ...

Furthermore, your pH of 9 is probably temporary. Once your tap water equilibrates with atmospheric CO2, it will likely drop to 7.6-7.8.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-12-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Mark Fisher
Yes, longer. Overnight, at least.

Yes, longer. Overnight, at least.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-11-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By Mark Fisher
But, if the greater flow results in greater...

But, if the greater flow results in greater surface agitation, then that will result in faster CO2 loss.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Mark Fisher
How do you downsize a tank from 125 gallons back...

How do you downsize a tank from 125 gallons back to 75 gallons? I'll bet it requires a whole bunch of silicone!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Mark Fisher
Vinegar isn't strong enough to make all carbonate...

Vinegar isn't strong enough to make all carbonate rocks fizz, but a stronger acid will. Hydrochloric acid (used in swimming pools) will make any carbonate rock fizz. The various "lime-away"...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-06-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Mark Fisher
Stop doing water changes and allow your ammonia...

Stop doing water changes and allow your ammonia to build up. Your nitrifying bacteria wont grow as quickly if you keep taking away their food!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Mark Fisher
It is something dead and decomposing, covered in...

It is something dead and decomposing, covered in fungi and bacteria.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Mark Fisher
Neither. They sound like copepods, instead. ...

Neither. They sound like copepods, instead. Seed shrimp and scuds (aka amphipods) do not have tails. Copepods have distinct tails and are very small, i.e., the head is the size of a period with a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Mark Fisher
I bought some custom foam inserts for my wet/dry...

I bought some custom foam inserts for my wet/dry from Angels Plus and I recommend them:
http://www.angelsplus.com/Filters.htm
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-02-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Mark Fisher
You are not going to see a stable pH with a KH of...

You are not going to see a stable pH with a KH of 2.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-01-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Mark Fisher
Photosynthesis tends to drive the pH up as CO2 is...

Photosynthesis tends to drive the pH up as CO2 is consumed by plants and algae, but you said you have an almost empty tank.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-01-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Mark Fisher
The accuracy of many of these pH meters is 0.2,...

The accuracy of many of these pH meters is 0.2, so I suspect all you are seeing is the inherent variability of the instrument.
Forum: Algae 09-01-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,478
Posted By Mark Fisher
You have Rhizoclonium. Diatoms are unicelluar...

You have Rhizoclonium. Diatoms are unicelluar and do not form filaments.
http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/algae.htm
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-29-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Mark Fisher
The membrane on their RO unit needs to be...

The membrane on their RO unit needs to be replaced. I'd let them know about it.

It would be a good idea to check your other RO source, also.
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