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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Today, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Jeff5614
You would think so, but there are some sacred...

You would think so, but there are some sacred cows.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Today, 06:52 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,471
Posted By Jeff5614
If everyone's tank is a good experiment for...

If everyone's tank is a good experiment for whatever position they want to take then there is plenty of evidence to support any position.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Today, 02:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,421
Posted By Jeff5614
FWIW, ADA Brighty K, which ADA recommends to be...

FWIW, ADA Brighty K, which ADA recommends to be added daily, adds somewhere around 3ppm per dose, if I remember the numbers from Tom Barr's analysis correctly, when dosed following their directions....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-09-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,655
Posted By Jeff5614
Things seem to be getting a bit personal in here....

Things seem to be getting a bit personal in here. Perhaps everyone should take a deep breath before continuing along this line which will only result in the thread being locked.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-09-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,471
Posted By Jeff5614
One of the things that bothers me in threads like...

One of the things that bothers me in threads like this is that Marcel has presented his hypothesis, theory, whatever it should be called, and people ask for scientific evidence that prove it. He and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-09-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,655
Posted By Jeff5614
I find this thread and the other two semi-related...

I find this thread and the other two semi-related threads very interesting and thought provoking. So much more so than the usual mind numbing "which filter is best", "increase CO2 until your fish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-07-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Jeff5614
The best thing I ever did with my tank was...

The best thing I ever did with my tank was cutting the light and swapping out all of the fast growing stems for ferns, moss and other slower growing plants and adding more hardscape. It has made the...
Forum: Lighting   02-04-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By Jeff5614
Product reviews are allowed, but not vendor...

Product reviews are allowed, but not vendor reviews.
Forum: Equipment   01-23-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Jeff5614
A nice long thread pertaining to it over on...

A nice long thread pertaining to it over on UKAPS.

Twinstar..what is it? | UK Aquatic Plant Society (http://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/twinstar-what-is-it.28335/)
Forum: Equipment   01-23-2016, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Jeff5614
I have one but it was more like $140. I put it in...

I have one but it was more like $140. I put it in my new tank that I set up in July and as far as I'm concerned it works as advertised. I've had no visible green algae of any variety since setting it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-23-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Jeff5614
You don't have to use powersand and there's...

You don't have to use powersand and there's absolutely no need to add osmocote to AS. It has plenty of nutrients on its own.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-19-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By Jeff5614
Yep, no need to add ammonia with AS. It produces...

Yep, no need to add ammonia with AS. It produces plenty on its own. With AS you want to do 50% or better water changes daily for the first week. Every other day for week two. Then every 3 or 4 days...
Forum: Equipment   01-18-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By Jeff5614
They all fail sooner or later and most fail...

They all fail sooner or later and most fail sooner. The longest lived check valve I've used was Dennerle CO2 check valve. It runs about $25.
Forum: Equipment   01-10-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Jeff5614
I have a 2075 and 2076 and have had to replace...

I have a 2075 and 2076 and have had to replace the adapter valve a couple of times on each filter. As Philipraposo mentions, the lever that shuts the flow off and on gets stiffer over time until it...
Forum: Substrate   01-08-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Jeff5614
AS and CO2, the two biggest gimmicks in planted...

AS and CO2, the two biggest gimmicks in planted tanks. Which character do I use to denote sarcasm?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-26-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 37,828
Posted By Jeff5614
Not really, it's pretty vague, but it served it's...

Not really, it's pretty vague, but it served it's purpose which was to get some discussion going again.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-25-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 37,828
Posted By Jeff5614
Mostly because this thread has lost some steam...

Mostly because this thread has lost some steam and I'm tired of not having new posts to read everyday I thought I would give a link to ADA's analysis of their ferts.
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Forum: Equipment   12-24-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By Jeff5614
Sounds like it's time to contact Orlando.

Sounds like it's time to contact Orlando.
Forum: Fish   12-24-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Jeff5614
Keeping nippy fish in larger groups often keeps...

Keeping nippy fish in larger groups often keeps them from picking at other fish. They're too busy picking on each other to have time for their other tank mates.
Forum: Fish   12-24-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Jeff5614
How many head and tail lights do you have?

How many head and tail lights do you have?
Forum: Equipment   12-19-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By Jeff5614
Increasing your working pressure by 10-20 psi is...

Increasing your working pressure by 10-20 psi is going to significantly increase your bubble count no matter what needle valve you have. Try increasing your working pressure from 20-40 psi without...
Forum: Equipment   12-16-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Jeff5614
IMO, unless you have gas building up in the...

IMO, unless you have gas building up in the filter, which seems would be easily evident by sloshing, burping, etc., there's no greater CO2 concentration in the filter than in the tank.
Forum: Substrate   12-15-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By Jeff5614
If the additives you're referring to are Penac,...

If the additives you're referring to are Penac, Bacter 100, Tourmaline, etc., no they're not necessary. A lot of people, including myself, have used AS without the additional additives and had great...
Forum: Equipment   12-15-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Jeff5614
I've been injecting CO2 into the input of an...

I've been injecting CO2 into the input of an Eheim 2075 via an inline atmoizer for a couple of years now. No problems.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-12-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Jeff5614
Urea is a component in ADA, Aquavitro and Tropica...

Urea is a component in ADA, Aquavitro and Tropica fertilizers. The amounts added are quite small though and I would research it thoroughly before trying it in my tank. You can also find it mentioned...
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