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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-15-2014, 08:32 PM
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Posted By Zorfox
The API test has worked well for me. The colors...

The API test has worked well for me. The colors over 3-4ppm are all similar. However, as long as it's over 2ppm I'm happy. I don't care about +/- 1ppm or so. Nutrients in the planted tank are more...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-12-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By Zorfox
Donít let making a mistake dissuade questioning...

Donít let making a mistake dissuade questioning others. I learn more from mistakes and being corrected than anything.:icon_wink


Honestly, I think we concentrate on measuring CO2 too much. Yes, I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By Zorfox
LOL you're right. It's not mine. There are...

LOL you're right. It's not mine. There are hundreds out there just google KH PH CO2 Chart.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By Zorfox
My drop checker is usually yellow lol. You can...

My drop checker is usually yellow lol. You can also roughly calculate the CO2 level based on your KH and PH using a chart like this one.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Zorfox
You can create the same liquid solutions using...

You can create the same liquid solutions using your dry fertilizers if you prefer liquid dosing. Dry dosing is perfectly acceptable for a 180g tank though. So either way liquid dosing or dry the dry...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By Zorfox
IMO your should set your CO2 as high as your fish...

IMO your should set your CO2 as high as your fish will tolerate. This is what it should be set at even without the addition of the new light. How close you keep it to the maximum is a personal...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Zorfox
I agree with OVT. You certainly do not need...

I agree with OVT. You certainly do not need everything in your list. I would also support Nilocg when you plan to make your purchase.

What you will need,

KNO3
KH2PO4
Plantex CSM +B
GH...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-09-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Zorfox
Wet finally got around to merging the change I...

Wet finally got around to merging the change I made for the GH issue with CaCl2.2H2O. It should be correct now.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Zorfox
The test kits I use are API master, API phosphate...

The test kits I use are API master, API phosphate and API GH/KH. I typically only use them when cycling a tank or have issues with an old one. There are many brands out there. These just happened to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-07-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Zorfox
When you have high light and CO2 injection...

When you have high light and CO2 injection fertilizers will be a must. Here is an article (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=517945&highlight=) that will explain the basics of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-06-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By Zorfox
With a low light tank you may not need to dose...

With a low light tank you may not need to dose Phosphate. One ppm is sufficient for plant growth. The other macro nutrient you should know is Nitrate. If it is over 5ppm this also would be enough for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-06-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By Zorfox
Adding phosphates and other fertilizers will not...

Adding phosphates and other fertilizers will not cause algae. There is a list of common fertilizers to use in the article I posted. I would recommend Nilocg here on the forum for purchasing your...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By Zorfox
+1 Here is a post...

+1

Here is a post (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=517945&highlight=) that explains nutrient management. It has the ranges for all the macro and secondary nutrients.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-06-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Zorfox
I use API master kit, API phosphate and API GH/KH...

I use API master kit, API phosphate and API GH/KH kit. There are better ones out there but many of them are more expensive. Once you get things where you want, you really won't use them very often...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-06-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By Zorfox
One ppm of Phosphate is perfectly fine. The range...

One ppm of Phosphate is perfectly fine. The range for EI dosing is 1-3ppm. That's not a problem at all. When you said it was higher than your test I envisioned over 10 ppm. My API kit has a maximum...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-05-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By Zorfox
As Darkblade said, test your tap water. If that's...

As Darkblade said, test your tap water. If that's acceptable do a large water change. This is assuming you're using the test kit correctly and it's accurate. Calibrating the test kit...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-04-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Zorfox
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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-04-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Zorfox
You must be working with Happi lol. He asked...

You must be working with Happi lol. He asked about Calcium Chloride not Calcium Chloride Dihydrate.

This is the result you should get. The dGH constant for CaCl2.2H2O is wrong on Wet's calculator....
Forum: Fish 04-03-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By Zorfox
Many Corydoras release a toxin during times of...

Many Corydoras release a toxin during times of stress. A lot of suppliers ship cories in separate bags because of this. Besides killing other fish in the bag it can become toxic to the single cory if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By Zorfox
The DIY setups typically cause varying CO2...

The DIY setups typically cause varying CO2 levels. The injection rate is dependent on the CO2 production which makes it difficult to target a specific CO2 concentration. The other inexpensive systems...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By Zorfox
I would steer clear of the DIY or other low end...

I would steer clear of the DIY or other low end CO2 methods you mentioned. IMO CO2 is something you should do right or don't bother. The alternatives can cause more problems then they're worth. If...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Zorfox
CSM is the abbreviation for Chelated Secondary...

CSM is the abbreviation for Chelated Secondary Micronutrient. The +B is the addition of boron usually by the seller since Plantex (Nutritrace) does not have additional boron.

The fertilizers...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-02-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Zorfox
Yes, with that lighting and CO2 injection you'll...

Yes, with that lighting and CO2 injection you'll need fertilizers. I personally wouldn't be too concerned about substrate additions with new aquasoil. As far as what fertilizers, I think Diana gave...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-01-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By Zorfox
They don't need to be refrigerated. Some people...

They don't need to be refrigerated. Some people do this to prevent mold from growing in the micro mix. Adding a teaspoon or two of vinegar or some excel will prevent this. The shelf life would be...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-31-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Zorfox
To 250ml of water add, 13.87 grams of K2SO4 ...

To 250ml of water add,
13.87 grams of K2SO4
4.32 grams of DTPA iron (11%) OR 4.75 grams of DTPA iron (10%)

That will create a solution that would be,
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