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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 03:50 AM
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Posted By Darkblade48
Thank you for your kind words. Don't forget...

Thank you for your kind words.

Don't forget to check out my pressurized CO2 primer as well ;)
Forum: Equipment Today, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Darkblade48
As Crazy Bunny mentioned, it is in Chinese...

As Crazy Bunny mentioned, it is in Chinese (though it makes sense in Japanese too...and probably Korean).

These kind of hand pump siphons (should be) quite common. I have found them in hardware...
Forum: Plants Today, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Darkblade48
Some people use thin plastic barriers to "fence...

Some people use thin plastic barriers to "fence off" the Dwarf Hairgrass, but this really only slows down its growth. I did not use such barriers, and just relied on manual vigilance to remove...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Today, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 180
Posted By Darkblade48
I live in a major city, and take public transit...

I live in a major city, and take public transit to work everyday.

I am lucky (or perhaps unlucky) to be ~15 minutes away from work.

Personally, an hour of driving each way isn't too bad. I had...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Darkblade48
Best to stay away from it, I would say.

Best to stay away from it, I would say.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-01-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Darkblade48
As mentioned, most likely not Nerite snails, but...

As mentioned, most likely not Nerite snails, but some other form of snails. A photo may help us identify the snails for you.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-31-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,066
Posted By Darkblade48
You can always make a calibration series of known...

You can always make a calibration series of known nitrate concentration and test your test kit against them to ensure accuracy.


The macronutrient mix should contain nitrates, yes.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-31-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Darkblade48
Don't forget that you will also likely have to...

Don't forget that you will also likely have to look at import laws for the USA. Most of the time, I believe soil-related things (fertilizers, soils, substrates, etc) will require paperwork and/or...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Darkblade48
Perhaps you have more surface agitation now with...

Perhaps you have more surface agitation now with your new filter? It could be off gassing your CO2 faster than you are injecting it.

How are you injecting CO2? Perhaps you simply have to increase...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-30-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,066
Posted By Darkblade48
Adding the macronutrient mix, provided it...

Adding the macronutrient mix, provided it includes a source of nitrates, will raise your overall nitrate levels.

I would check your test kit (calibrate it) to ensure that you are actually getting...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-30-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Darkblade48
"Salts" in the chemical sense, can refer to a...

"Salts" in the chemical sense, can refer to a wide variety of compounds.

Chemistry wise, things like potassium nitrate, magnesium sulfate, etc, can be considered salts.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-30-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Darkblade48
Methylene blue?

Methylene blue?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-30-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Darkblade48
I like to err on the side of caution, and wait...

I like to err on the side of caution, and wait until the smell of acetic acid dissipates completely. This usually takes about a week.
Forum: DIY 08-29-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Darkblade48
3 connections, with +/- each? Why not use a 6 pin...

3 connections, with +/- each? Why not use a 6 pin round connector?
Forum: Plants 08-29-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Darkblade48
Sorry to hear about your loss. It could have...

Sorry to hear about your loss.

It could have been a variety of things that caused the deaths. Where did you get the plants from, and did you do any sort of rinsing/quarantine before putting them...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-28-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Darkblade48
All the Epsom salts that I have seen for sale...

All the Epsom salts that I have seen for sale only consist of magnesium sulfate.
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 08-28-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 109,406
Posted By Darkblade48
Not likely. Even in low light aquariums, the...

Not likely. Even in low light aquariums, the amount of CO2 generated by livestock would probably only barely meet the requirements of the plants (and only if lightly planted).


Depends on what...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-27-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Darkblade48
As mentioned, reagent grade chemicals are not...

As mentioned, reagent grade chemicals are not required for our purposes, but if you have access to them, then by all means, they are usable.

For K2SO4, either form (regular or anhydrous) will...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-26-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Darkblade48
I would imagine it darkening is due to oxidation....

I would imagine it darkening is due to oxidation. Availability of nutrients might be compromised, but one cannot really be sure unless it is measured.

For your second experiment, it might be due...
Forum: DIY 08-26-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Darkblade48
You can fiddle around with the amount of yeast...

You can fiddle around with the amount of yeast that you add in to (somewhat) control the maximum rate of CO2 production.

One of the disadvantages of using DIY CO2 is that it can be uncontrollable...
Forum: DIY 08-26-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Darkblade48
I suppose it is possible, but it might be more...

I suppose it is possible, but it might be more trouble than it is worth (you would essentially have to purchase another CO2 regulator and paintball tank in addition to some hardware to connect the...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Darkblade48
I'd check to make sure that the working pressure...

I'd check to make sure that the working pressure is within reasonable tolerance for our purposes.

As you are already aware, the nut and nipple will likely need to be changed.

In my experience,...
Forum: DIY 08-25-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 340,250
Posted By Darkblade48
I would not recommend that you disconnect the...

I would not recommend that you disconnect the setup on a daily basis; it would cause unnecessary wear and tear, and cause additional work.

The point of pressurized CO2 is to keep things as hands...
Forum: DIY 08-25-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Darkblade48
At the concentration we use it at, there is no...

At the concentration we use it at, there is no worry about degradation, if any.


I did not.
Forum: DIY 08-23-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 340,250
Posted By Darkblade48
Needle valves are not meant to be fully closed;...

Needle valves are not meant to be fully closed; doing so can damage them. There are a few exceptions (a few models allow full closure).

They also can only withstand a certain amount of pressure,...
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