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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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- Hallyx liked post by corina savin On thread : PH Testing and FluctuationsI am curious how Anacharis will affect the water pH. Some people report very high pH in a tank with Anacharis and strong light. This is because Anacharis is a bicarbonate user (if CO2 is not...Liked On: 04-05-2016, 10:42 PM
Posted On: 04-05-2016, 02:03 PMjeaninel liked post by corina savin On thread : Ph QuestionIf your water is well buffered (it has a high KH), you might not see a big drop in pH with driftwood.Liked On: 03-10-2016, 09:15 AM
Posted On: 02-29-2016, 02:46 PMrsskylight04 liked post by corina savin On thread : Need advice on new tankChlorine is a gas and it will dissipate if you "age" the water for 24 hours or more. Chloramines will stay a lot longer (weeks), enough to kill the fish. You must boil the water to get rid of...Liked On: 01-24-2016, 08:29 AM
Posted On: 01-21-2016, 04:52 PMTolak liked post by corina savin On thread : Angel questionYou will need around 80-82F for the fry and a bare bottom tank if you plan on artificially raise the fry. I am glad Tolak is around to advise on that route, my experience is limited to parent raised...Liked On: 01-22-2016, 05:56 PM
Posted On: 01-21-2016, 01:58 PM78% of air is nitrogen N2 (gas) that plants cannot use. Nitrogen fixation is a critical process for terrestrial plants, irrelevant for our aquatic plants. Nitrogen fixation bacteria (not plants) in...Liked On: 11-21-2015, 05:51 PM
Posted On: 11-19-2015, 05:15 PMCalvin cycle is about sugars making. No nitrogen needed there. There are some studies showing that plants need light to take up nitrates (needs energy to reduce the nitrates back to nitrites and...Liked On: 11-21-2015, 05:47 PM
Posted On: 11-17-2015, 10:24 AMHallyx liked post by corina savin On thread : Prime & Oxygen LevelsI hope Tolak will soon present his findings so we can go back to our dear Prime. I am not particularly concerned if Prime binds some oxygen because I use Prime as directed when I do PWC. I also used...Liked On: 06-26-2015, 08:23 AM
Posted On: 06-25-2015, 10:52 AMwillow liked post by corina savin On thread : Substrate with TONS of snail shells-is it safe to use?MTS do not produce eggs. Buffered water is not at all a bad thing. I would be more concerned about large amounts of minerals being released in the water by slowly dissolving shells and even more...Liked On: 05-16-2015, 04:37 AM
Posted On: 05-13-2015, 12:04 PMpbxbelmar liked post by corina savin On thread : Water change scheduleThe only time a water change will harm the fish is when you didn't do one in a looong timeLiked On: 05-12-2015, 05:12 PM
Posted On: 04-30-2015, 07:39 PMTattoo Tippy liked post by corina savin On thread : Water change scheduleThe only time a water change will harm the fish is when you didn't do one in a looong timeLiked On: 04-30-2015, 08:00 PM
Posted On: 04-30-2015, 07:39 PMBLUEMONSTER107 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
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