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    ceg4048 replied to the thread Newcomer with specific questions.
    Hello, The only time RO water is "needed" is if you intend to breed soft water fish or if you municipal water report shows...
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    Hello, My first advice is to stop thinking about plants in terms of how much light they need. There are no plants that "need"...
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    ceg4048 replied to the thread Cape Clear.
    Hi Paul, In order to properly track a dynamic pH you'll really need to use a pH probe and record the data every half hour or...
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    ceg4048 replied to the thread Aquarium sand and diatoms....
    Okay, yes, this is what we want to see. If you have the reagent style pH test kit you can take the measurements while you wait. I'm an...
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    ceg4048 replied to the thread Potassium in Equilibrium.
    Hi Libba, The term "potash" refers to any salt of potassium. So this could be Potassium Carbonate, Potassium Sulfate...
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    Yes, I know. It's very difficult to compare tanks because no one knows how much PAR is entering the tank. That is THE most important...
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    ceg4048 replied to the thread Hot climates and aquascaping.
    Hi kschyff, Well, I can see that there is algae on the hardscape which is an indication that there is too much light. I wouuld try...
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    Hello, A very high probability that this is due to poor CO2 brought on by either too much light, inadequate CO2 technique or...
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    ceg4048 reacted to Courtneybst's post in the thread Lighting question with Like Like.
    What are the issues you're having? Also are you running CO2? I ask because I used to own the Roma 200 and the amount of lighting you...
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    ceg4048 reacted to foxfish's post in the thread Lighting question with Like Like.
    Four tubes is a lot, I would switch to two for 7 hours a day and when the plants have grown and increased the mass then consider using...
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    ceg4048 replied to the thread Cape Clear.
    Paul, Is that a typo? There is no way plants require 30ppm of Calcium. I'm not sure from where the source of this data originates...
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    As mentioned above, get plants that display red naturally and which do not require starvation tactics. Alternanthera is an excellent...
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    ceg4048 reacted to X3NiTH's post in the thread Magnesium deficiency? with Like Like.
    Yeah I shouldn’t really have worded it quite like that. Ratioing everything can also be unhelpful because it gives the impression that...
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    ceg4048 replied to the thread Aquarium sand and diatoms....
    Hi dcurzon, I might have missed it, but I thought in one of your earlier post you stated that you actually turned the...
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    ceg4048 replied to the thread Magnesium deficiency?.
    This is not really true. All one has to do is supply non-limiting levels of nutrients and the plant will uptake what it needs. There is...
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