The Planted Tank Forum - Search Results
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 250
Search took 0.11 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: Ras
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-26-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By Ras
my tds is reading 97 ppm on the tank water. I...

my tds is reading 97 ppm on the tank water. I still would like to know what is making my ph so high though, bugging the hell out of me. it shouldnt be so high
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-26-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By Ras
yes but the dkh as i've mentioned is only at 3 so...

yes but the dkh as i've mentioned is only at 3 so why would the tannins not work?


blue and yellow are very easy to discern. blue being the highest the test can read (7.6) and yellow being the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-26-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By Ras
im using an api freshwater ph drop test

im using an api freshwater ph drop test
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-25-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By Ras
so it sounds like the shells could be the problem...

so it sounds like the shells could be the problem or part of the problem, Im seeing alot of people using calcium carbonate to raise kh and gh BUT my kh is only at 3dkh, it doesnt quite seem like...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-25-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By Ras
sorry but the link isn't working, I am not sure...

sorry but the link isn't working, I am not sure what type of water system. would I be better off just adding something to give my RO water a kh level, like baking soda or something.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-25-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By Ras
what would that even be, pure RO water? is the...

what would that even be, pure RO water? is the ratio I am doing now too high in kh (3kh)?because I have been advised against pure ro because of possible ph swings. but if my ratio of tap-RO which is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-24-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By Ras
way too damn high, I am not sure on specifics but...

way too damn high, I am not sure on specifics but its very hard, I use RO water in the tank, 4gallons of RO- 1 gallon of tap water is the ratio I use which gives me 3kh and about 4 gh. Ill get...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-24-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By Ras
7.5 is the highest the test reads, chances are my...

7.5 is the highest the test reads, chances are my water is higher and I have south american fish.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-24-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By Ras
yea I have heard they raise the ph and ive heard...

yea I have heard they raise the ph and ive heard they are inert, ive also heard they act as a buffer. my small knowledge of granite is that they are mostly quartz which is inert and small pieces of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-24-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By Ras
why wont my ph go down

the tank is almost black from all the tannins and still wont drop under 7.5, the kh is 3, do I have too much kh? all the rocks in the tank are granite and the sand is petco black aquarium sand, I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-24-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By Ras
why wont my ph go down

water is 3kh and its almost black from the tannins ive added yet the ph is still reading over 7.5. what is going on? too high of kh?
Forum: Fish 07-30-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Ras
first off what are black tetras? black skirts?...

first off what are black tetras? black skirts? black neons? black phantoms?
though they all have similar care the neons will need a larger group then 7, usually 10 minimum. the larger black tetras...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By Ras
tlc startsmart bacteria. I understand the stigma...

tlc startsmart bacteria. I understand the stigma regarding bottled bacteria but this brand is tried and true. the cycle was instant and never brokedown on me after only adding 5ml to my tank one time...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Ras
true, but my garden is far too small and we are...

true, but my garden is far too small and we are in a drought in northern ca so the water prices are sky high.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Ras
has anyone tried running their waste water through a second membrane?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67e59Fr62c8
came across this video, curious if anyone has tried this and if because the second membrane is filtering waste water would you have to replace it 2x as...
Forum: Fish 07-26-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Ras
from what I understand its the offspring that...

from what I understand its the offspring that survive in freshwater for a short time, like salmon. At maturity they migrate to the ocean.
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Ras
very true, rams were my first fish but I got them...

very true, rams were my first fish but I got them from a trusted breeder who doesnt inbreed. almost three years later I still have the male, female died few months back of old age so I suspect the...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Ras
it appears they are in quarantine, though I never...

it appears they are in quarantine, though I never understood why people dont sanitize moss or plants with h202 and use them in the quarantine tank.
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Ras
so they don't act odd with just 5 in a group? my...

so they don't act odd with just 5 in a group? my embers have to be 10 + individuals to act healthy, is it less with the phantoms because of their size or something?
and yea from the few videos I...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By Ras
probably best to remove one or divide the tank....

probably best to remove one or divide the tank. dwarf cichlids usually dont tear each others limbs off but they do have conflicts and chases that will stress them to the point of sickness and death...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Ras
thats what I was worried about, I had some...

thats what I was worried about, I had some experience with black skirts as a kid and was just hoping phantoms weren't the same with the fin nipping, aggressive feeding and dangerously territorial...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Ras
anyone housed black phantom tetras with embers?

is this safe or are the phantoms too big or boisterous
Forum: Fish 07-15-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Ras
anyone have experience with bleeding blue tetras?

anyone have experience with bleeding blue tetras?
Forum: Fish 07-14-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Ras
its not technically a nano setup, just nano...

its not technically a nano setup, just nano inhabitants. I like to make sure the fish have room.. rn I have a 30 gal with 14 ember tetra 4 ottos and a gbr, I will be upgrading to a 50 gal and want to...
Forum: Fish 07-14-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Ras
small full body tetras?

Im not sure what the common term is for this type of fish but my lfs calls them "full body tetras", they are various species of schooling fish with tall flat parana shaped bodies. examples are serpae...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 250

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012