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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Can't wait to see this one develop!

I really want to set up a tank just like this, but it will probably be a 20g since I have one laying around!

Great mixture of mosses too! Really want to see them grow!

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I cannot WAIT til the cycling process finishes! I have, since first seeing them, wanted CRS, and they are nearly within my grasp! (Not literally though, lol!)

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Update: 12/15/12

Got an update! New specs!

A few days ago I ordered an RO/DI system from TPT member oldpunk78, at a much more reasonable price. It is a 5 stage, 75 GPD system, totally new, unused, so no more lugging around jugs of distilled water!

I also have some new plants! From the renowned member speedie408 and his kind RAOK, I got Helanthium tenellum. Hopefully it will get past the die-off stage quickly and thrive in my tank. I dunno, maybe 30 plants of it in there? Haven't really counted.



Also, I've got a little patch of algae growing on some Cholla wood... yay! Food for future shrimpies!



I measured some things...

Ammonia is 8.0 ppm or more... will that stall the cycle? Should I do a water change?

No nitrItes or nitrAtes yet...

pH is at about 6.0.

KH: I dunno how this kit works, but it only took me only 1 drop to change the color of the liquid from like blue to yellow, so does that mean KH is 0?

GH: Took me 4 drops to change color from orange to green, how much is that?

Both GH and KH were measured using the separate API GH/KH test kit.

Hope everything is alright in this tank!!

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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 10:40 PM
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Do 50% water change everyday for the first week, second week: 50% water change every second day, third week: 50% water change every third day, fourth week: 50% every week. Then your tank should be cycled and maybe couple more days or a week until ammonia completely leech out from the soil.

Plus just use tap water + prime when cycling the tank.
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