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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-14-2016, 01:26 PM
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Posted By niko
This guy from Rochester NY, makes the most sense...

This guy from Rochester NY, makes the most sense from all posts in this thread. Including mine. Seriously.

Not everybody understands how much smoke and mirrors are used in professional...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-14-2016, 01:13 PM
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Posted By niko
You didn't read the fairy tales I write about...

You didn't read the fairy tales I write about other tanks I've had over the years? They are all real. Seriously

Here - at one time I had 70 tanks in my house. Seriously. Does that help my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2016, 11:19 PM
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Posted By niko
I approve of that post. Not joking. I read...

I approve of that post. Not joking.

I read and read and read Frank's e-book. Lotsa water changes. bacteria, Oxygen additive to the substrate... Ok, makes sense. But last night I think I scared...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2016, 11:06 PM
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Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
No man. Don't you know me by now? That was...

No man. Don't you know me by now? That was irony because here nobody likes ADA sales pitches.

The tank that kills BBA on contact (just about) is very old. Setup in 2007. Left churning for 1...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2016, 08:30 PM
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Posted By niko
It's an ADA tank. :D

It's an ADA tank.

:D
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2016, 06:42 PM
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Posted By niko
I have no method. I have algae. :smile2: No...

I have no method. I have algae. :smile2:

No I do not have a method for anything. What I have is observations. Look at the beginning of this thread - it is all pictures of weird things and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,267
Posted By niko
Get some $4 Dolomite. Follow whatever...

Get some $4 Dolomite. Follow whatever calculations make sense. Get the Ca:Mg ratio to be 3-4:1. See if your plants are doing better. What do you have to lose?

If I show you growth rate pictures...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2016, 06:11 PM
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Posted By niko
I said it many times above: 1. Calculations,...

I said it many times above:

1. Calculations, water changes, concentrations mean nothing when your tank is not doing well.

You did everything "right". You followed EI, PPS, ADA, whatever....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
I implore you to fill this thread with more...

I implore you to fill this thread with more ridicule and free flight opinions. It already feels like a bar with a free spirit of "anything goes".

To sum it up:

We clarified that Frank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2016, 02:09 PM
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Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
I tried to go without breathing few minutes ago. ...

I tried to go without breathing few minutes ago. I discovered I had a brain. A little trivia told me that I can go without Oxygen forever but my brain can't.

My neighbor who is a pediatric ER...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2016, 02:04 PM
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Posted By niko
The problem is that the guy, just like me, puts...

The problem is that the guy, just like me, puts thing into too many words. Look a the 3 "Principles" that he explain at the end of the e-book. A page for each. That does not work. Most people...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2016, 01:53 PM
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Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
How many times will I be typing "Glaze over the...

How many times will I be typing "Glaze over the idiotic ADA sales pitches. Look at the logic. How it's done."?

Do you want me to type this one more time? Just for you? Care to explain what...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
And may I ask how are high tech tanks supposed to...

And may I ask how are high tech tanks supposed to work?
Forcing you to change a lot of water often, to fertilize, to shut them down when you are absent for a few days, to assume that algae are a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
Yes, somehow the phrase "balanced eco system" is...

Yes, somehow the phrase "balanced eco system" is excluded from the understanding of what is a "high tech" tank. Does that have to be that way? I say no, and I know the answer is "no" indeed. ADA...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-12-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
In the beginning of this thread I mentioned a few...

In the beginning of this thread I mentioned a few things about the role of the microorganisms in a planted tank. Basically the invisible populations of microorganisms are your tank. They make it or...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-12-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
Yes. You missed it because I type long posts and...

Yes. You missed it because I type long posts and because people polluted this thread to where it's hard to sift through it.

My point is that based on "Old School" principles, including...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-12-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
Activated carbon in the substrate is a way to...

Activated carbon in the substrate is a way to suck nutrients out of the water. That prevents "things" that may cause problems in the first few weeks to pollute the water.

The carbon absorbs many...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-11-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
If I ever meet you in real life I'll make sure to...

If I ever meet you in real life I'll make sure to bring a bag of rotten tomatoes. For you to throw. Look at your responses here - it is apparent you will love throwing rotten vegetables at...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-11-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
Thank you for allowing me to use my precious...

Thank you for allowing me to use my precious Dolomite. Dolomite is the only reason I started this thread.

Be careful liking your real tanks too much. It leads to abandoning the internet forums. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-11-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
No. Amano was many things and one of them was to...

No. Amano was many things and one of them was to be a very cold business mind. Why do you think ADA had some problems getting in the US market? Because these are cold businessmen that want cold...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-11-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
I am an American too. Something bothers me in...

I am an American too. Something bothers me in the fact that we have all the resources, all the room, all the choices and the Aquascaping sub forum on the only barely surviving US planted tank forum...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-11-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
Substrate - I do not think you can beat AquaSoil....

Substrate - I do not think you can beat AquaSoil. But you can also do anything you want with any other substrate.

The "trick" is to know how to use them. AquaSoil included. You can find old and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-11-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
This is how I see it: One needs to get some...

This is how I see it: One needs to get some things inside moving to start thinking. Not you, per se, specifically you, Burr740. Anyone.

How does that happen? By clear explanations, following...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-11-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
Your post is a rare one. It's about insight. I...

Your post is a rare one. It's about insight. I liked the part about "The philosphy behind that Amano tank is to create form and space. Less is more. " Your response is not "Give me your method" or...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-11-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,275
Posted By niko
Problem is I need to use short sentences. If you...

Problem is I need to use short sentences. If you read my long posts slowly you will see what I'm saying. I'm guilty of the same issue - I skim through the internet too fast - so I understand the...
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