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- I don't know exactly how it works, I believe Prime needs oxygen to oxidize (it is a reducer, right?). How much oxygen? Good question! Nitrification itself require oxygen since NH3 is converted to NO3, right? Do you conclude that nitrification is a bad process because oxygen is needed?
- "It would take a massive overdose to have any effect on the oxygen levels in the tank" according to Seachem T
I'm glad seachem and you agree that prime and other ammonia locks dechlor do in fact lock up oxygen.
And I'm sure you have read MSDS's on other products with sulfide compounds which state they are not to be released on streams and lakes as they kill fish and present a danger to aquatic life.
So now the only questions is whether or not adding these chemimcals to tanks is better then adding plants which do exactly the opposite. After all I have nevere heard of thriving plants killing fish.
Still just my .02
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- BLUEMONSTER107 liked post by corina savin On thread : 25w incandescent bulb and plants?AlgaeLiked On: 03-09-2015, 03:16 PM
Posted On: 03-08-2015, 07:48 PMNo. The green color is given by the Fe++, not the sulfate itself. Ferric sulfate (Fe+++) is red-brown. Water that is high in sulfates (SO4)-- is not an issue unless you have anaerobic conditions...Liked On: 11-22-2014, 05:17 PM
Posted On: 11-22-2014, 11:46 AMIonic iron has two main oxidation states, meaning that it makes compounds by donating two electrons (which are negatively charged), thus leaving iron with three unbalanced positive charges (protons...Liked On: 11-21-2014, 09:08 PM
Posted On: 11-21-2014, 10:00 AMHallyx liked post by corina savin On thread : PH changes with plants and lighting questionsIt is recommended to change the bulbs every 9-12 months. I changed mine after 18 months and noticed a difference in plant's growth. As for the pH, it is important when (what time in the day) you...Liked On: 10-16-2014, 12:15 PM
Posted On: 10-02-2014, 12:04 PMOld Salty liked post by corina savin On thread : CO2 Formula?You will need to reach between 15 to 30 ppm CO2 (based on drop checker). For a tank that size, I would look for a least a 10 lb cylinder with a triple manifold and a very efficient diffusion method.Liked On: 09-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Posted On: 09-19-2014, 02:33 PMTolak liked post by corina savin On thread : water changesOne issue to consider is that you are much less efficient removing waste if water is coming in and out at the same time. Imagine doing a 100% water change by removing all the water in your tank,...Liked On: 09-09-2014, 06:57 PM
Posted On: 09-09-2014, 01:43 PMShukiAi liked post by corina savin On thread : Fluorescent vs. LEDs - Lighting suggestions and help please!I would go with the T5 high output. I don't know much about LEDs for plants. Years ago they were for marine tanks only since LEDs have good penetration in higher density water (saltwater). LEDs can...Liked On: 06-27-2014, 11:04 PM
Posted On: 06-27-2014, 05:10 PMMikaila31 liked post by corina savin On thread : high pH normal kH"Adding plants raises the pH not lowers". Good. Lets focus on this one. This statement is only partly true. To make it entirely true, it should read: "plants raise the pH during photosynthesis,...Liked On: 06-09-2014, 11:06 PM
Posted On: 06-09-2014, 07:27 PMdancelady liked post by corina savin On thread : Please TFK Moderators, I need help with diseaseI'm neither a mod or a vet and I never had to treat a cottony growth on a fish. However, I read (like everybody else but I only remember what makes sense) that for external infections (bacterial or...Liked On: 05-30-2014, 05:57 AM
Posted On: 05-28-2014, 06:02 PMrsskylight04 liked post by corina savin On thread : Please TFK Moderators, I need help with diseaseI'm neither a mod or a vet and I never had to treat a cottony growth on a fish. However, I read (like everybody else but I only remember what makes sense) that for external infections (bacterial or...Liked On: 05-28-2014, 06:49 PM
Posted On: 05-28-2014, 06:02 PMRomad liked post by corina savin On thread : Fishless cycle- Ammonia is over 8 PPM!!!My point is: at the end of the fishless cycle, unless you add all your stock at once, you'll lose the extra BB. Let's say you can keep 30 fish in a 75g. If you add and keep only 10 fish for few...Liked On: 05-19-2014, 01:22 PM
Posted On: 05-01-2014, 09:25 PMsprmankalel liked post by corina savin On thread : Maybe co21. No. You will never OD CO2 with a DIY at that tank size. I inject CO2. Normally, the drop checker turns green within 30 minutes after injection starts. Few months back, after a water change, I...Liked On: 05-19-2014, 10:37 AM
Posted On: 05-19-2014, 10:35 AMSylverclaws liked post by corina savin On thread : Time of day to dose Ferts.?According to Mrs Walstad book, photosynthesis is at its peak by mid-morning. By noon, all available CO2 is depleted and photosynthesis ceases even if CO2 levels recover and lights continue. It make...Liked On: 05-12-2014, 04:18 PM
Posted On: 05-12-2014, 04:16 PMFlear liked post by corina savin On thread : is this important ?Flear, I see that this idea bothers you so I'll spend some time giving you my thoughts. I also see that while searching for answers to little details, you miss the bigger picture. Your question...Liked On: 05-09-2014, 10:50 PM
Posted On: 05-09-2014, 03:58 PMkeepsmiling liked post by corina savin On thread : self-sustaining aquariumIf there is no bacteria, then there is no nitrate. A pH 6.5 is not low enough to slow down the bacteria. Even if your test show zero ammonia/ammonium, zero nitrite and zero nitrate, you'll still...Liked On: 05-09-2014, 05:15 AM
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