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11-28-2012 12:49 PM
tiggity WC, WC and more WC will clear the water. Also Purigen helps as well. I have a smaller dirted tank and it probably took 2-3 weeks for the water to clear but still have a little brown tint I notice during WC's.
11-28-2012 07:19 AM
Sd760 Ya I have a top basket full of floss in the x3. Thanks for the help GRIN. would love to see your set up
11-28-2012 06:37 AM
Evilgrin wow the water is still pretty cloudy but nothing a few water changes won't clear up, my tanks been running about 6 - 7 weeks so far and I still have tannins in the water and air bubbles floating out of the substrate every few minutes it's a process from what I've read it can take 2 - 4 months for the majority of the decomposition to finish up until then your going to have air bubbles percolating outta the substrate.

Might also want to try a fine filter pad or filter floss to help polish your water it will catch a lot of the really fine stuff that's in the water column. It helps catch a lot of fine debris but there will always be some until the tank ages a bit.
11-28-2012 06:10 AM
Indian fern Make partial water changes to clear it up.
Like those red swords BTW. :3
11-28-2012 05:41 AM
Sd760 I have an aquaclear 20 hob- koralia nano- and a Rena xp3
11-28-2012 05:40 AM
Sd760 Ya. What the! I'm stressing. Should I add more of a cap? There has been tons of out gassing bubbles. I have been probing to help release pockets and try to prevent toxicity.
11-28-2012 05:21 AM
Emerica88 Wow the water still hasn't cleared up?
11-28-2012 04:50 AM
Sd760 Transplanted a tiger lotus? I forgot the name but the bulb I bought is going ape sh@t in my 29 g co2 rig. So I moved a couple to the dirt see how it goes. Would love some plant I'd and scape feed back. Love you guys, all fish are in here and have been moved from the 29 g.

2 koi angels.
4 Amano shrimp
3 apictograma cocatoid. ****
1 clown pleco
1 rubber lip
1 cae
1 female gbr
3-4 ottocinclus
And lame goldfish from my cycleing that are thriving in 76 degrees. Looking to cl them.

Again show some love hope this tank comes in and starts blowing up. It was neglected over thanksgiving break. But showed it some love today.
11-17-2012 12:54 AM
Sd760 No help with plant id?
11-15-2012 02:29 AM
Sd760 Here they are
11-14-2012 11:40 PM
Sd760 Pic
11-14-2012 11:03 PM
Sd760 Plant id?
11-13-2012 05:41 PM
Sd760 Yesterday through on a well established 20 gallon aquaclear filter to get a jump start on good bacteria to help my existing xp3 and koralia nano powerhead.
11-13-2012 05:33 PM
Originally Posted by wkndracer View Post
GH, KH, TDS and temperature all being close values ignore pH shifts and transfer the fish.

As long as the temperature is matched I routinely swap fish with a flip of the net between tanks with 5.9/6.2pH and 7.4/7.6pH.
Temps the same, the TDS is very close and fish don't care about pH differences in any experience I've had here. Shifts (rapid swings or changes) in GH, KH, TDS and the resultant osmotic pressure that's the yada yada that causes our critters issues not pH changes per say.

Tank looks like a great start.
Thanks for the kind words and advice. I haven't switched the ish yet cause the temp is 71-73 and the high tech tank is 79-80 stable. Will be purchasing a heater today. Also any input on cleaning crew? I plan on putting 4-5 Cory's 2-4 angels 3 rams and some apicograma. Might be a little full but think some sae's or a [censored][censored][censored][censored]load of ottos will do the trick
11-13-2012 01:41 PM
StraightAddicted Congrats on the growth of the plants, they are looking great. Can't wait to do similar set up to get more growth out of my plants. Just clean the filter weekly and 20 percent water changes, and it will clear up. Keep up the hard work!
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