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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-16-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By PortalMasteryRy
So mix the dry fert #1 with the distilled water...

So mix the dry fert #1 with the distilled water then mix dry fert #2 after.

I'll try this out and see if this will work.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-16-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Mixing Macro Dry Ferts and making a liquid solution

I have never done this and I wanted to know if this will work.

I know people mention that is it safe to mix macros so can I simply mix my dry Nitrate and Phosphate fert and then mix them as one...
Forum: DIY 08-16-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,650
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Like I said! Kickstarter! LOL I just saw a...

Like I said! Kickstarter! LOL

I just saw a guy's project for a digital C02 Meter got funded $16k. I don't know how complex the device is but I'm assuming that he could make a ton of money since...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-16-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Fugeray should give you good medium PAR as long...

Fugeray should give you good medium PAR as long as the tank is not to tall. Also make sure you purchase a slightly wider strip so that both ends of the tank have good coverage.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-15-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Are you using a 4dKH solution for your drop...

Are you using a 4dKH solution for your drop checker?
Forum: DIY 08-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,650
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Nice project dude! One word! Kickstarter! LOL I...

Nice project dude! One word! Kickstarter! LOL
I would love to get access to a completed system and I think you might get a lot of interest in the type of unit you have.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-13-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,512
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I just flooded my 12g long 2 days ago. Now you...

I just flooded my 12g long 2 days ago. Now you got me worried LOL! I'm buying a water leak sensor just in case. I will at least have a warning if the tanks do leak.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-28-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
+1 ^ If you can find a water lettuce small...

+1 ^

If you can find a water lettuce small enough to fit your tank is usually the challenge. I had to order some online and specifically asked the seller to pick me the smallest ones she can find....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-15-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
What is the temp of your water and do you have a...

What is the temp of your water and do you have a TDS meter to check the TDS of the water. I'm guessing the TDS could be very high. I've had this happen to me before. Shrimp would die almost 1-2 weeks...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 10-10-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,086
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I dropped mine twice but I quickly pulled it out...

I dropped mine twice but I quickly pulled it out and it is still going strong.
Forum: Plants 10-10-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Once a tank is infected with BBA it is almost...

Once a tank is infected with BBA it is almost impossible to get rid of. Even if you think you have taken it out, it will find a way to come back as the spores are probably all over the tank. I made...
Forum: Plants 10-09-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I would love for that plant to grow slower...

I would love for that plant to grow slower sometimes. They will adapt seeking the best light source. I had a stem grow completely horizontal close to the substrate and it did not grow vertically...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-09-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Probably all fungus unless it develops strands...

Probably all fungus unless it develops strands that could turn to algae.
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 10-09-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,086
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Whew! I thought you were transporting them with...

Whew! I thought you were transporting them with inflatable rafts. LOL

Time to save up for a new fixture. ;)
Forum: Algae 10-09-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Look like diatoms. I would get maybe 3-5 otos...

Look like diatoms. I would get maybe 3-5 otos then once they clean the tank you can then keep them or return 2 of them and keep 3 to help maintain the tank. Diatoms can come back depending on the...
Forum: Algae 10-09-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
They look too fine to be Spirogyra Algae. I...

They look too fine to be Spirogyra Algae. I actually had these growing in my moss. My solution was I dipped them for 3 mins in 1 part Hydrogen Peroxide to 5 parts water and the algae stopped...
Forum: Plants 10-09-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I think I have the same plant and it is the...

I think I have the same plant and it is the Wendtii brown. The underside of the leaves will have a slightly magenta color.
Forum: Plants 10-07-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,537
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Correct but unless you get the plant growing then...

Correct but unless you get the plant growing then any planting style is pointless. Zapins is correct the light is too low. I came from the traditional compact fluorescents until I got frustrated...
Forum: Plants 10-07-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
You can put some root tabs and see if that helps....

You can put some root tabs and see if that helps. I would try putting one tab underneath one plant and observe it for a week or two. You have to understand that crypts are heavy root feeders. Maybe...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-07-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Is this a moderately to heavily planted tank? I...

Is this a moderately to heavily planted tank? I would get a TDS meter and check the TDS too if you are using plant substrate. The parameters are OK but I did not see any temp value. That might be the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-06-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
+1 to this. The parameters should be checked...

+1 to this. The parameters should be checked before the shrimp are introduced. It will be harder for the new shrimp when you decide to tweak the parameters after they are in the tank.

Running an...
Forum: Algae 10-05-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
+1 to Spirogyra. True SAEs will eat it. I...

+1 to Spirogyra. True SAEs will eat it. I recently purchased one for my tank and it has not appeared again.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-05-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I use a 1/2 inch tube to do water changes and I...

I use a 1/2 inch tube to do water changes and I use my extra sponge filter (not the one I'm using in the tank) from the my dual air sponge filter. The fluval sponge pre-filter should work too.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-05-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
You parameters are very close to mine except I...

You parameters are very close to mine except I keep mine at around 75 degrees F. I have a temp controller box that runs a fan when the temperature gets higher by .5 degrees. You should look into it....
Forum: DIY 10-04-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,084
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Yes you can replace the inner tubing with a...

Yes you can replace the inner tubing with a tubing that will reach both the ferts container and the actual aquarium. I purchased silicon tubing from Amazon.com (3/32 ID and 5/32 OD) but I have not...
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