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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
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Went down to the states today! Picked up my TDS meter, co2 diffuser, as well as a 5.5 gallon tank for sale for 7 bucks at petco. A great birthday if I've ever had one.
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post #32 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-06-2013, 05:58 AM
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Happy Birthday. Nice progress on your tank. ITs coming along nicely!
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post #35 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-06-2013, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! The hairgrass has really grown, and I'm about 2 weeks into my cycle. I'm happy with my diffuser and I expect this will deal with some of my algae problems.

As of now my parameters are:
Nitrites and nitrates are maxed out on my test chart (I did a 50% water change but I didn't test afterwards)
Ammonia: 0-.6
TDS: a ridiculously high 304 (with RO water) but I believe this is just due to the cycling (super high nitrates and nitrites) as well as the co2 which I will stop before adding my shrimp. Also I may have added too much gh booster.

It appears as though the rock isn't drastically raising my kh or gh, so it looks like I should be able to get some CRS down the line.

Any comments or helpful tips are more than welcome as this is my first CRS tank.
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