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Forum: Aquatek of California   04-07-2014, 03:38 AM
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Posted By bisnicks
Aquatek Mini Regulator leaks nearly all CO2 after 3 weeks consistently.

Hello,

So I recently picked up this regulator with an Empire 20oz tank. I've been having an issue where after about 3 weeks of running the tank suddenly starts losing pressure. I refilled it,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-23-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By bisnicks
6 gallon fluval edge. I did add some RO water,...

6 gallon fluval edge. I did add some RO water, about 10% WC. Didn't really change pH. The RO water is around 6.6. I do inject co2.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-23-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By bisnicks
PH problems! Please help! Quick!

I just received my Taiwan Fire Red shrimp today. I did my 90% water change last night after completing my cycle. My tap water's pH is relatively high and brought my tank from 6.8 to 7.6. My tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-23-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By bisnicks
Help! Quick!

I just received my Taiwan Fire Red shrimp today. I did my 90% water change last night after completing my cycle. My tap water's pH is relatively high and brought my tank from 6.8 to 7.6. My tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By bisnicks
Whoops! Sorry! I've checked my PH straight from...

Whoops! Sorry! I've checked my PH straight from the tap, but I've heard that you must age it for 24 hours and then check. When straight from the tap before aging it is 7.6. I need to check the KH and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By bisnicks
Thanks for your responses! Could I...

Thanks for your responses!

Could I potentially mix RO water with my tap water to produce a more neutral PH? I have a feeling the PH will stabilize now that the cycling is coming to an end. Also,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By bisnicks
Yes, the 6.6 to 7.6 is after I did a PWC of 70%. ...

Yes, the 6.6 to 7.6 is after I did a PWC of 70%.

Ok. Based on my PH and KH, does it appear to be a safe level?

I'm hoping to avoid adding more clutter to the tank, so I'll see how they react...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By bisnicks
Here are the pH levels that I have recorded. ...

Here are the pH levels that I have recorded.

http://imgur.com/TvoKVKv

I do have a drop checker. Just haven't quite learned how it works.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By bisnicks
Cycle coming to an end, a few questions before stocking.

As I come to the end of my cycle of my first tank, I have some questions before stocking my tank.

First- My pH level in my tank stays somewhat low due to ADA Aquasoil and my co2. When doing water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-16-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By bisnicks
Cycle help!

My cycle seems to have stalled. Here is a chart I've made of the tests that I've been doing.
http://i.imgur.com/5KrBR9B.png
I was dosing to 4ppm ammonia per the instructions of this fishless...
Forum: Lighting   01-11-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By bisnicks
Finnex Fugeray Planted+ arrived today, but...

I received my Finnex Fugeray Planted+ today from Amazon after waiting since it had been out of stock. I plugged it in and turned it on and it was quite bright! I decided to place it on top of my...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-17-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By bisnicks
Thumbs up bisnick's first aquarium - Fluval Edge 6G

Hello,
I recently got a Fluval Edge 6 gallon tank (LED model). This is my first aquarium that I've had.
Anyways, after reading all of the beginner's notes on the sidebar and countless posts,...
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