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    Or something is sufficient in your tanks that...

    Or something is sufficient in your tanks that prevents BBA from thriving!
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    Media- My hierarchy for eliminating BBA would...

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    My hierarchy for eliminating BBA would look like this:

    1. Good and consistent CO2.
    2. Pretty strong flow through all plant beds.
    3. Good NPK for the amount of light and plants.
    4. ...
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    Remember that baking soda is a KH Booster, not a...

    Remember that baking soda is a KH Booster, not a GH Booster. ;)
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    I agree with that. I guess it could be a high...

    I agree with that. I guess it could be a high enough carbonate hardness such that 7.0 represented a large amount of CO2. The drop to 6.9 could then potentially put the amount of CO2 high enough to...
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    Instead of a fence, which may look bad, you could...

    Instead of a fence, which may look bad, you could "screen" in the top of the tank in lieu of glass lids. Something like eggcrate material, or I've seen a very fine mesh that would not block much...
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    Wow! Beautiful! But I still can't help...

    Wow! Beautiful! But I still can't help wondering what the cost per day would be on that thing.
  7. You just summed up EI in 13 words. :D

    You just summed up EI in 13 words. :D
  8. Sticky: EI stands for Estimative Index, a method of...

    EI stands for Estimative Index, a method of dosing fertilizers.

    Full description here: http://www.barrreport.com/estimative-index/62-estimative-index-dosing-no-need-test-kits.html

    Lite version...
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    Another problem with the pH/KH/CO2 relationship...

    Another problem with the pH/KH/CO2 relationship is that it is very "twitchy." Relatively small errors in the measurement of the pH and KH (very easy to have with hobbyist test kits) can lead to much...
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    I don't think there are any closely guarded...

    I don't think there are any closely guarded secrets for this plant. It's been classified as a federal noxious weed in the US, and so it can't be shipped in the US (I think).
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    I use Coralife 175 watt pendants. I have always...

    I use Coralife 175 watt pendants. I have always used the 6500K bulbs, but I am considering trying the 10,000K bulbs that are everywhere now. I kind of like the bluer look (as compared to the...
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    Just as another point of reference, here in the...

    Just as another point of reference, here in the Denver area I also get my CO2 from a fire extinguisher place. It costs $11 for a 20-pound refill. They definitely have to test them every five years,...
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    HC stands for Hemianthus Callitrichoides (Cuba),...

    HC stands for Hemianthus Callitrichoides (Cuba), which is a beautiful, low-lying carpet plant.

    The no-water method is a way of starting up a tank by growing HC emersed to start with. It's...
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    It is. He probably meant Seachem Flourish.

    It is. He probably meant Seachem Flourish.
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    But even if you release 4000 kg of air into the...

    But even if you release 4000 kg of air into the water, it wouldn't hold on to 20 ppm of CO2. Most of it would go back into the atmosphere.
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    Nice link. I've gotten by thus far by just...

    Nice link. I've gotten by thus far by just saying things like HC, sword, Val, Hygro, Glosso, etc. Your way is better. :D
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    I think the equilibrium of CO2 in water (mixing...

    I think the equilibrium of CO2 in water (mixing with just air) is about 4 ppm, which is far too low for the high-tech methods.
  18. How's this project going?

    How's this project going?
  19. Sticky: I don't think your conclusion above is sound......

    I don't think your conclusion above is sound... ;)

    If you're handy with PVC pipe, that would work fine. I'll let some others with more experience building this particular reactor themselves.
    ...
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    I throw in a second recommendation for credit...

    I throw in a second recommendation for credit cards, particularly for near and under the gravel line. They work very well, and they won't scratch the glass even while pushing gravel around.
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    I've never used these, so take that into account,...

    I've never used these, so take that into account, but I just saw that Arizona Aquatic Gardens has a "Tools" tab that has a bunch of scissors and other stuff like that.
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    We had a pair of Ancistrus spawn in our 125...

    We had a pair of Ancistrus spawn in our 125 planted tank, and there were probably 40 or 50 in there at one time for quite a while - up to 2" long. There was no damage to the plants at all that I...
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    I've seen a few recommendations for Tygon tubing....

    I've seen a few recommendations for Tygon tubing. I looked at McMaster Carr, and they have many, many kinds of Tygon tubing.

    Do you have a specific recommendation, or will the cheapest still be...
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    Even if the tests you are performing are dead on,...

    Even if the tests you are performing are dead on, if the plants are still looking sketchy you could add more ferts as Vaughn suggests without any harm. It could be that you are testing immediately...
  25. :) You found me out. My wife and I visited and...

    :) You found me out. My wife and I visited and got a personal tour of George's tanks (and trains!) when we were first breaking into the hobby several years ago. George was exceedingly kind and...
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