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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Darkblade48
You can find the primer for pressurized CO2 in my...

You can find the primer for pressurized CO2 in my signature below.

Alternatively, in the future, you can access it via the "FAQ" link at the top of the forums.
Forum: Plants Today, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Darkblade48
Rosette type plants (Swords, Cryptocorynes) tend...

Rosette type plants (Swords, Cryptocorynes) tend to be heavy root feeders. Stem plants tend to be mostly water column feeders.

Of course, this is a very general statement, but it works as a...
Forum: DIY Today, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By Darkblade48
I suppose it is possible to cause stress to your...

I suppose it is possible to cause stress to your fish with DIY CO2, particularly if you are injecting a lot of CO2.

Most people do not use more than a 1/3 of a teaspoon of yeast. You have...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Yesterday, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By Darkblade48
Started around 4th edition and stopped around...

Started around 4th edition and stopped around Ravnica.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-28-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By Darkblade48
Have you calibrated your NO3 test kit to ensure...

Have you calibrated your NO3 test kit to ensure that your readings are accurate?

There is a sticky at the top of this subforum that contains a link that details how to calibrate your test kit.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-28-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Darkblade48
I didn't check the actual math, but volumes would...

I didn't check the actual math, but volumes would depend on the size of your aquarium as well...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-25-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Darkblade48
I would not recommend using this, as some of the...

I would not recommend using this, as some of the nitrogen comes in the form of ammoniacal nitrogen.

This would likely be toxic for your livestock.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-25-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Darkblade48
Just a bit nitpicky, but epsom salts are...

Just a bit nitpicky, but epsom salts are magnesium sulfate, not manganese sulfate.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-25-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By Darkblade48
My confusion is stemming from the fact that one...

My confusion is stemming from the fact that one degree German hardness is equivalent to 17.857 ppm.
Forum: Fish 01-25-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Darkblade48
Please keep in mind that insulting other users is...

Please keep in mind that insulting other users is not permitted.

This thread has been cleaned up once; please respect other users.
Forum: Plants 01-24-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Darkblade48
It is Utricularia gibba, quite an annoying...

It is Utricularia gibba, quite an annoying weed-like plant that tends to get tangled in everything.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-22-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Darkblade48
Just to clarify, activated carbon adsorbs (not...

Just to clarify, activated carbon adsorbs (not absorbs) organic molecules, which includes chelators (that are often used to chelate metals in the trace mix). This would mean to some degree,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-22-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By Darkblade48
I am curious as to what potassium test kits you...

I am curious as to what potassium test kits you are using; I've found most to be quite unreliable.

The LaMotte one isn't bad though, if that is what you are using.

For your test results, they...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-22-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Darkblade48
I would not call it "purified water" if there is...

I would not call it "purified water" if there is 0.5 ppm of ammonia in it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-21-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Darkblade48
What are your water parameters?

What are your water parameters?
Forum: Plants 01-21-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Darkblade48
I would remove it, as algae tends to start...

I would remove it, as algae tends to start growing out of control.

You will also need to remedy the root cause if you want to prevent it from coming back in the future.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-21-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By Darkblade48
I am just curious, how are you measuring your...

I am just curious, how are you measuring your potassium levels?

Do you have your GH and KH measurements? I would tend to suspect that white leaves may be due to a calcium deficiency.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-21-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Darkblade48
Your tap water has a surprising amount of ammonia...

Your tap water has a surprising amount of ammonia in it.

Your 29 gallon aquarium has too much ammonia and nitrites, making it toxic for most aquatic organisms.

I am not sure what kind of...
Forum: Plants 01-21-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Darkblade48
The hairy stuff looks like Staghorn, maybe...

The hairy stuff looks like Staghorn, maybe Spirogyra algae.
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By Darkblade48
You can place it under your HOB intake (in hopes...

You can place it under your HOB intake (in hopes that the bubbles will get sucked up and then dissolve a bit better in the churning water and/or get chopped up by the impeller).

Unfortunately, if...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-19-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By Darkblade48
I only looked at it quickly, but it looks correct...

I only looked at it quickly, but it looks correct from first glance.

This is assuming that the volume of water is exactly 10 litres, and that your starting reagents are all 100% pure (which is...
Forum: Algae 01-19-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Darkblade48
You can cut your lighting down to 7-8 hours and...

You can cut your lighting down to 7-8 hours and remove the siesta.
Forum: Algae 01-18-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Darkblade48
In general, potassium phosphate is used to add...

In general, potassium phosphate is used to add phosphates to the aquarium. Alternatively, you could use commercially available products (which will be naturally more expensive).
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-18-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Darkblade48
Eggs look like small round spheres, either yellow...

Eggs look like small round spheres, either yellow or green in colour.

From the way you have described it (looks like algae), then it may be a parasite.

Does this look similar to what you are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-16-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Darkblade48
It may adsorb (not absorb) some of the chelated...

It may adsorb (not absorb) some of the chelated metals.

However, carbon is also exhausted relatively quickly.

Your best bet is to just remove it from your filter, avoiding this problem...
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