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    dont' use anything copper, it will leak into your...

    dont' use anything copper, it will leak into your water especially when water is acidic.
  2. does this mean if we have 30ppm of co2...

    does this mean if we have 30ppm of co2 concentration in the water, we should not have any snails?
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    if he is doing EI, have good CO2 and good light,...

    if he is doing EI, have good CO2 and good light, the only uncertainty is the tap water at this point.
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    did you get a copy of your local water report to...

    did you get a copy of your local water report to see what else it already contains?
    if you have access to RO water, it may be worth to see if that helps.
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    what substrate do you have?

    what substrate do you have?
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    i am curious to know how many bps you had before,...

    i am curious to know how many bps you had before, and what is your current estimated co2ppm by either ph decrease or by drop checker.
  7. Sticky: the pantanal became much smaller since I added...

    the pantanal became much smaller since I added some osmocoat + clay into the substrate, then I read from APC that Pantanal prefers acidic substrate, made me wonder if that was the cause.
  8. Sticky: is osmocoat suitable for soft water plants that...

    is osmocoat suitable for soft water plants that prefer acidic substrate?
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    Hygro difformis variegated

    is variegated Hygro difformis caused by virus infection? if so, will it affect other plants in the same tank?

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5070/5550899934_de79cf8ce5_b.jpg
  10. Thread: Equipment FS

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    Equipment FS

    Swagelok S serial metering valve (0.032in. Orifice) with 1/8" MNPT on both ends $50 shipped

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5480161190_c6a1720d6b_b.jpg

    Coralife 48" with 2 55w GE 9325k...
  11. I have 2x55w PC over my 72G, i have no problem...

    I have 2x55w PC over my 72G, i have no problem growing Tonina fluviatilis and Syngonanthus which are supposed to be high-light plants.
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    thanks guys. @Tom, another great tank! ...

    thanks guys.

    @Tom, another great tank!

    @yme, yes, I have some Limnophila repens 'Mini' FS. the shipping will be challenging since you're in Europe, I have no idea how long it's going to take...
  13. Thread: Excel Question

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    Excel also can interact with organics in the...

    Excel also can interact with organics in the system and be broken down, So, the more fish you have (ie: organics), the less Excel that you will have available to the plants.
    see this thread ...
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    I would like to get some opinions on my...

    I would like to get some opinions on my deficiency as well, . Thanks in advance.
    the old leaves are somewhat twisted and cupped downward. ...
  15. you can supplement with Excel.

    you can supplement with Excel.
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    have not done any water change for over 3 weeks...

    have not done any water change for over 3 weeks now, tested GH last night, it was ~9 dGH, both Tonina fluviatilis and Syngonanthus sp 'Belem' seem to be doing fine. so it does not seem that soft...
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    i can't tell if you got the IN and OUT right on...

    i can't tell if you got the IN and OUT right on the solenoid, but the output gauge of the regulator seems to be blown, it is not pointing at 0.
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    still have some GSA on the glass after 2 weeks. ...

    still have some GSA on the glass after 2 weeks.
    regarding excel being in effect for 24 hours, this is what Seachem said
    "he statement that Flourish Excel is only available for 24 hours is a valid...
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    Sticky: yes. though the high quality regulators are...

    yes.
    though the high quality regulators are usually fine even if you have a preset output pressure. the cheap one will get destroyed for sure. I blew my Milwaukee one that way, and that's how I...
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    Sticky: You can store it in horizontal position, but you...

    You can store it in horizontal position, but you should not use it in horizontal position, it's mostly liquidfied CO2 in a fully-filled cylinder.
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    as matter of fact, I actually lowered CO2, DC was...

    as matter of fact, I actually lowered CO2, DC was yellow by the end of the day, and my little albino cory wasn't very active, so I lowered it back down. I am dosing excel daily to supplement, but I...
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    Interesting enough, after the 50% water change...

    Interesting enough, after the 50% water change Friday night, on Tuesday I noticed traces of GSA on the glass again, but for the last two days, there hasn't been any noticable increase.
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    thanks Biollante! They seem to be thriving under...

    thanks Biollante!
    They seem to be thriving under low light right now. the only trade off for going low ligh is some other plants do not color as nicely, such as ludwigia inclinata verticillata cuba...
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    how much light is really required for Tonina...

    how much light is really required for Tonina fluviatilis? I reduced the light from 3wpg PC to 1.5wpg because of GSA issue, they seem to be doing much better. I probably was dosing enough fert when...
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    Sticky: thanks for the replies. I will try to increase...

    thanks for the replies. I will try to increase PO4 level to >5 first, if that doesn't work, I will try to slowly increase CO2.
    btw, the gsa i got in my tank grows on the old leaves of the plants...
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