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    You might want to wander over to...

    You might want to wander over to http://www.whatsthatbug.com/ where you can submit a picture of your bug and get it id'ed. They also have a nice archive of past pictures you can browse through.
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    I don't just shake the heck out of it, I whack it...

    I don't just shake the heck out of it, I whack it on a table top or my knee while shaking. And dont get me started on the misprinted color card where the colors for 10 and 20ppm are identical. I...
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    I use it and I cant tell any difference between...

    I use it and I cant tell any difference between it and Excel. I dose the same as Excel, 1ml/10gal, even though its supposed to be more concentrated.

    Though I have to say, a gallon is an awful...
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    DIY spawning mop?

    DIY spawning mop?
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    I have angels and well water and a softener. I...

    I have angels and well water and a softener. I have no problems.

    I cannot however mix raw well water with the softened water. Nor can I mix raw well water with RO water.

    Whenever the raw well...
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    600 watts is 600 watts, whether with 1 600 watt...

    600 watts is 600 watts, whether with 1 600 watt heater or 6 100 watt heaters.

    What you have to look at is if the heater is capable of maintaining the tank temp at the lowest expected ambient room...
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    In general this is true. But I've found that if...

    In general this is true. But I've found that if you've done several tests with a test kit and not shaken enough for those tests, the amount of zinc particles tends to build up in the remaining...
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    You will never be able to set them both to the...

    You will never be able to set them both to the exact same temperature. One will always turn on before the other.

    If the heaters are sized that one alone can maintain the temperature, then one...
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    I would make a cover for the tank out of hardware...

    I would make a cover for the tank out of hardware cloth. Its a real heavy mesh screen with 1/4 or 1/2 inch mesh spacing. It does have rather sharp edges though. It's rigid enough to be able to...
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    I think your math is wrong. The tank size is...

    I think your math is wrong.

    The tank size is 10gal, evaporation is .5gal, water change is 2 gal.

    Evaporation will increase the salt concentration 10/9.5 = 105%

    When you do the water change...
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    CO2 concentration in water will naturally come...

    CO2 concentration in water will naturally come into equilibrium with the air at around 3ppm. I've seen numbers posted that suggest that with fish respiration in our tanks, that number increases to...
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    It sounds like you have Green Dust Algae if its a...

    It sounds like you have Green Dust Algae if its a green crud on the tank sides. About the only thing that people say works is to let it do its thing and not scrape it for 3 - 4 weeks. Let it burn...
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    Just remember, ammonia and nitrates supply only...

    Just remember, ammonia and nitrates supply only nitrogen to the plants. You're still going to need to provide the other nutrients that plants require, through the proper fertilizers, because a new...
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    Bottle 2 of the test kit contains tiny zinc...

    Bottle 2 of the test kit contains tiny zinc particles that settle to the bottom of the bottle and form a big glob. It takes a lot of shaking to get those particle back into suspension. If not...
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    If its a one time injury instead of an ongoing...

    If its a one time injury instead of an ongoing water quality problem, the barbells will grow back.
  16. You're going to need to start dosing fertilizers....

    You're going to need to start dosing fertilizers. With 0 nitrate in the water column, none of the rhizome plants, anubias, ferns, etc. are getting any nutrients. The Swords are root feeders so you...
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    Here's my opinion. I dont think you need to do...

    Here's my opinion. I dont think you need to do anything. There are lots of people who run pressurized CO2 using a Ph controller. The CO2 runs 24/7 and the controller determines the amount of CO2. ...
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    Not at all. I was merely pointing out that both...

    Not at all. I was merely pointing out that both Flourite and Eco Complete are not loaded with nutrients. It's entirely possible that what nutrients there were have been expended. You really should...
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    Have you been dosing any ferts? Eco Complete,...

    Have you been dosing any ferts? Eco Complete, like Flourite, is pretty lacking in nutrients and should be supplemented with additional fertilizers.

    Also, what Lady Hobbs said. Excel can be...
  20. Thread: Hiding corys

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    I thought I only had 6 cories in my tank. The...

    I thought I only had 6 cories in my tank. The other day I did a good cleaning and removed the piece of wood that provided a hiding spot in the tank. I think I counted 20 cories that went...
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    The nice thing about this hobby is you can go...

    The nice thing about this hobby is you can go nuts with experimentation. Just take a root tab and put it under one of the plants. The plant would have to be isolated distance wise from all the...
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    Those look like Java Ferns on the right side of...

    Those look like Java Ferns on the right side of the tank and also look like they're planted in the gravel.

    The rhizomes for those should never be buried. The plant will die. Its best to tie them...
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    And it looks like the "New Posts" button finally...

    And it looks like the "New Posts" button finally works with IE9 & 10. Yipee!
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    One thing that helps me is not to use a point...

    One thing that helps me is not to use a point source of light to light the test tube/color chart. A point source of light is badly diffracted by the test tube into light and dark areas on the color...
  25. Thread: Toxic Algae

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    PH controller implies CO2 injection to me. In my...

    PH controller implies CO2 injection to me. In my experience, thats almost instant death to shrimp.
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