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post #31 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thats what I been having to do now that I start checking GH/KH, the others are fairly easy to tell.
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post #32 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 11:31 PM
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the GH should be easier to tell than the annoying KH test. you'd want a GH of about 5dGH or so for acidic conditions. you can easily tell when it turns from pale orange to green. if your GH is near 0dGH(as with pure distilled water from a store, you will want to increase it.) then the liquid might appear so pale orange that it may be hard to see when it turns green. if its turning green after a few drops, you'll need to raise GH. A healthy GH for your alkaline setup is 8dGH or higher.
What is your tap water?
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post #33 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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My water test are

Ammonia .25
Nitrate 0
Nitrite 0
PH 6
KH 1
GH 7
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post #34 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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UPDATE: Still cycling. The 7.5 watt heater is keeping the tank at 75F.

I bought this from a LFS for $





FTS w/ H2O test

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post #35 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 04:26 PM
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so it's almost ready?
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post #36 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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I hope so, but even if it is ready I still want to get the tank planted before I add CRS. I also have til spring.

What do you guys think about the shrimp tubes? any reviews?
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post #37 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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I did a 50% water change yesterday, tested my water today and my ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite are high again. It's testing me...
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post #38 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 11:29 PM
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Hey love the tank! I'm thinking about doing something similiar with my Edge and was wanting to know, after a few months, how your plants were doing with the lighting that you've got?
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I hear you can put LED strips next to the box to assist lighting.

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post #40 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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The DHG is not growing to well, but it is very green. It may be rooting before it grows. I dose leftover API Leaf zone for now and about 10hours of light. I'm looking at plant layouts for low light non Co2 that are CRS friendly right now.
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I found runners, seems my DHG is doing well.
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post #42 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Also planted a water sprite between the filter intake and the DHG at the back.
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Make sure you trim the DHG down to ensure faster and deeper growth.
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post #44 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hey love the tank! I'm thinking about doing something similiar with my Edge and was wanting to know, after a few months, how your plants were doing with the lighting that you've got?
So far the DHG is rooting and spreading nicely.
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Make sure you trim the DHG down to ensure faster and deeper growth.
Thanks for the tip!
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