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Forum: Fish 08-18-2013, 02:54 PM
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Posted By funkyfish88
Is there a ratio of yeast and oatmeal used? It...

Is there a ratio of yeast and oatmeal used? It seems the new medium would have the funky (old sock) smell right away. Not the bread dough yeast smell I had with my original culture (which is...
Forum: Substrate 01-11-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,354
Posted By funkyfish88
I think my tank has old tank syndrome, has been...

I think my tank has old tank syndrome, has been setup for ~4 yrs, 55 gal. I am trying to figure how to increase the pH. It's currently at 4.5-4.9. Added 4 - 6 cups of coral in wet/dry and over 48...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-05-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By funkyfish88
I also experience testing to the minimum on the...

I also experience testing to the minimum on the liquid API. Bought one off of ebay for <$12 shipped. 3 tanks tested in the low to high 4's (several members here could not believe my fishes, shrimp...
Forum: Lighting 12-22-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By funkyfish88
Here're ones we have used for our 18" cubes. ...

Here're ones we have used for our 18" cubes. Floor lamps from Ikea, we just made attachments in the back. Using CFLs. Got these over a yr ago, but still think they carry them.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-30-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By funkyfish88
have already calibrated with 2 samples of 4.0...

have already calibrated with 2 samples of 4.0 buffer soln. Also, check meter several days prior to reading. Meter seems to be fine.
Forum: Lighting 11-27-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By funkyfish88
LED Replacement for CFL

What are the main specs I should be looking for when trying to replace existing CFL to LED bulb? The only info I see on the mfg box are watts, lumens, kelvins.

Thanks for the guidance.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-23-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By funkyfish88
sorry, thought it would line up better, but...

sorry, thought it would line up better, but basically, same results on both types of pH meter.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-23-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By funkyfish88
Update to the pH. I had my husband bring in the...

Update to the pH. I had my husband bring in the water to test with an industrial pH probe (they use this to test water in their boilers).

my meter his measurement...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By funkyfish88
I did rinse with distilled water between...

I did rinse with distilled water between readings. I do not have CO2 in the 3.8 tank, but have recently added 1 capful of Excel every other day to combat BBA. It is heavily planted.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-22-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By funkyfish88
I actually have another brand new pH API liquid...

I actually have another brand new pH API liquid test (retest already, thought maybe first kit might be faulty). 2nd one had diff lot #. Same results as far as measurable reading (my 6.4 tank). The...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-22-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By funkyfish88
Alright, here's my latest and I am only testing...

Alright, here's my latest and I am only testing my tank that has the cardinals.

I made up the buffer that came with the pH meter and recalibrated; started with the 4.0, then tested the meter with...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-22-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By funkyfish88
all my cardinal tetras (30) are fine (~1"+),...

all my cardinal tetras (30) are fine (~1"+), rasbora are fine, did lose a few clown loaches. But I agree, with such low pH, I would expect the fishes to be decimated within a few days.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-22-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By funkyfish88
Tank with 6.4 has Fluval shrimp stratum, cholla...

Tank with 6.4 has Fluval shrimp stratum, cholla wood, bonsai (~3") looking rock, setup approx 3 mos. Eheim 6g

Forgot to add tank of 4.4 = Eheim 6g
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-22-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By funkyfish88
Tank reading 4.2 (lava rocks, aquasoil - this has...

Tank reading 4.2 (lava rocks, aquasoil - this has been the same setup for over 1 yr and only last months did it veer away from a stable 6.2.

Tank reading 4.4 (reg Petco gravel)

Tank reading 3.3...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-22-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By funkyfish88
since I can't read the Chinese writing and feels...

since I can't read the Chinese writing and feels more like dry powder that I need to mix - only thing on there is "make up 250ml" any idea if I am to add 250ml distilled water to the powder to get...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-22-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By funkyfish88
KH: 1 - 2 GH: 5 - 6 I just received this...

KH: 1 - 2
GH: 5 - 6

I just received this meter 2 days ago and calibrated using 7.0 buffer today. The only reason I purchased the meter was due to uncertainty of the pH in the tanks below 6.0 per...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-22-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By funkyfish88
just tested my 55g low tech tank - cardinals,...

just tested my 55g low tech tank - cardinals, clown loaches, rasboras, lots of plants has large driftwood (which I had removed another several weeks ago). reading at 3.3 using the probe. will do a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-22-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By funkyfish88
ended up buying cheap pH probe because API goes...

ended up buying cheap pH probe because API goes only to 6.0. Do you know of any liquid test that will measure in the 4.0 - 6.0? Probe is measuring a tank that is 6.4. Know general causes of low pH?...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-22-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By funkyfish88
yes, definitely on the CRS, 10% daily due to TDS...

yes, definitely on the CRS, 10% daily due to TDS at 240 - 270, trying to target 200. Surprised with this tank, 'cause it was 6.4 for over a year, not much major changes except for added population...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-22-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By funkyfish88
4.2 pH

could CRSs survive a 4.2 pH?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-22-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By funkyfish88
Low pH

I started this thread in the equipment section, questioning a cheap pH meter I purchased to get readings on my tanks that was below 6.0 (API liquid low end). My results surprised me and wanted to...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By funkyfish88
Here's my latest update. Apparently, I had 7.0 &...

Here's my latest update. Apparently, I had 7.0 & 10.0 buffer solutions - recalibrated using the 7.0. Used the liquid test to test tap water which was at 7.4, meter was pretty close. Then confirmed...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By funkyfish88
pH Meter

Has anyone have had experience with the cheapo Asian pH pen meter, purchased from an auction site? I had bought (ship out of California) one due to several of my tanks had below reading of 6.0...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By funkyfish88
I have removed it multiply times. Once the...

I have removed it multiply times. Once the tubing with pipes are out the tank, use a hairdryer on the tubing where it connects. This will soften the tubing for removal.
Forum: AQUATOP Aquatic Supplies - Planted Aquaria 11-16-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,360
Posted By funkyfish88
Thanks for the info. This was for a friend. ...

Thanks for the info.

This was for a friend. She wanted the setup like the PF40-UV, but needed it for a 55g tank. That's why I started looking into the PSE1. She has a canister already setup...
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