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Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By mrkookm
Chloramine removal is really done by the...

Chloramine removal is really done by the Activated Carbon or better (Catalytic carbon (http://www.purewaterproducts.com/img/docs/manuals/310106_Chloramine_Reduction.pdf)). If using regular activated...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By mrkookm
You are correct that a the lower GPD rating...

You are correct that a the lower GPD rating (75gpd and under) the better rejection performance, but always check the Membrane specs.

The colder the water the slower the product water flow, but the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-31-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 868
Posted By mrkookm
That explains your plants current health issues. ...

That explains your plants current health issues.

Osmocote is very potent stuff as one member accurately puts it and a little goes a far way. I know this from experience because I too fell...
Forum: Algae 07-30-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By mrkookm
API Algefix is highly effective against this and...

API Algefix is highly effective against this and other algae. Following the recommended dosing on the bottle will eradicate these with ease in about a week or for you maybe 2.

Never had any issue...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-30-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By mrkookm
Here are the ranges I use with my RO/DI water. ...

Here are the ranges I use with my RO/DI water. Naturally, depending on how efficient you membranes rejection rate and if you are using only RO, then you will be fine using lower final ppm values.
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Forum: Plants 07-29-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By mrkookm
Rotala macranda?

That's without question a Rotala Mac. Some might say it's variegated form, but I call trace deficiency and why your center midrib is so distinct. Either way it's a difficult plant to grow well...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-28-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By mrkookm
Co2 is the main problem. You trying to...

Co2 is the main problem. You trying to compensate by overdosing is another.
Forum: Plants 07-22-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,364
Posted By mrkookm
Don't overdose Fe as that will not do anything...

Don't overdose Fe as that will not do anything other than make your water even take on a tinge of brown/yellow. The light is what you need which is apparent by the plants overall leggy growth. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-17-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By mrkookm
Fert Calculator Result - Dosing question

To get the 5ppm for your 100gal volume you will dose the 19+ grams ONCE. Now, unless you have liquid Ca flowing from your tap you do not need any more than 5-7ppm Mg. Sure you can dose more, but it...
Forum: Plants 04-04-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,327
Posted By mrkookm
You need to start using a trace mix.

You need to start using a trace mix.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-19-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By mrkookm
Confused about my params & CO2

It's not inaccurate per say, it's just not normally not used correctly or properly maintained. At your experience level it would be best to use one than not.

If you decide on using one then...
Forum: Plants 03-13-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,700
Posted By mrkookm
Introducing: Rotala ramosior 'Florida'

Beautiful plant and definitely and definitely looking forward to owning this when it becomes available.

I also agree with the hoarding statement as I was once a hoarder of rare plants and I...
Forum: Plants 03-11-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By mrkookm
Curling/crumpled leaves on a few species

If Co2 is a 100%, then It's likely a trace issue.



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Forum: Lighting 03-11-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By mrkookm
T5 Question

Yes it will work, but it will be a bit brighter and not last as long as spec'd.

Keep in mind you can raise the fixture to reduce intensity and achieve the same goal- better option.





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Forum: Fish 03-10-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By mrkookm
Flying Fox or SAE?

Google it.



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Forum: Fish 03-10-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By mrkookm
Flying Fox or SAE?

Yes, that's a Flying Fox.



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Forum: Plants 03-09-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,439
Posted By mrkookm
I've grown this in KH5 ~GH8. ...

I've grown this in KH5 ~GH8.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o210/mrkookm/Rotala-Macrandra-Narrow_zpsff256a68.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By mrkookm
How much bio media are you running in your canisters?

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You will get all sorts of opinions on this, but I concur with the above.

If real estate within the filter is limited then either Seachem Matrix, Eheim Substrat Pro or Lava Rock since they all...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-02-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 65,814
Posted By mrkookm
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-02-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By mrkookm
Iron Chelate Equivalent of Seachem Iron

I'm not sure what they sell, but to proceed you need to know. It might be listed on his website, so check and see.

I do my own calc when it comes to mixes, but wet's calculator is an excellent...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-02-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By mrkookm
(11% DPTA FE) 36.364g in 1000ml = .02ppm per 1ml...

(11% DPTA FE) 36.364g in 1000ml = .02ppm per 1ml dose in 200L ( x 5ml dose) = .1ppm

(13% EDTA FE) 30.77g in 1000ml = .02ppm per 1ml dose in 200L (x 5ml dose) = .1ppm

Ferrous Gluconate 20.5% FE...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-02-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 65,814
Posted By mrkookm
48 x 18 x 18 High Tech Rimless Build (photo heavy)

Is it the picture (referring to the first), but your LED config seems to be putting light mostly on the Blue side?



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Forum: Substrate 03-01-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By mrkookm
I was in the same shoe with you as I also thought...

I was in the same shoe with you as I also thought the local store (well 180 miles away) would have been maybe $38~40- I could work with that, but when I called they gave me a quote of the same price...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-01-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By mrkookm
I use a milligram scale for all my measurements,...

I use a milligram scale for all my measurements, but you can round off.

You can use APC Fertilator or type rota.la into your browser for wet's calculator to figure out what dosage is needed to...
Forum: DIY 02-28-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By mrkookm
Lego Peristalic Pump Article

No remote control, has to be purchased separately.



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