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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-20-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Ghia
That is why I recommended a Magnesium test kit...

That is why I recommended a Magnesium test kit rather than a Calcium one.

The "composition" of your GH will vary according to
1. What kind of groundminerals are in the area where the water works...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-19-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Ghia
There is no way to tell just from the GH...

There is no way to tell just from the GH measuurement.
Your local water works should be able to give you the numbers. You could also buy a Magnesium water test kit. I know JBL has one. I'm guessing...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ghia
I never buy anything of some importance and/or...

I never buy anything of some importance and/or value without doing my own investigation into the quality of the product and the reputation of the manufacturer, and look into other people's experience...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ghia
Hehe...if you elect to name all manufacturers who...

Hehe...if you elect to name all manufacturers who view their own product(s) through somewhat rose tinted glasses as liars, then I'd say most of the stuff/gadgets I have were sold to me by liars. ;-)
Forum: Plants 09-17-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Ghia
To give any kind of educated advise on this, we'd...

To give any kind of educated advise on this, we'd need to know a bit more about your tank.
Is it high-tech or low-tech ? What is your substrate ? Lights ? CO2 ? Water parameters and planned...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Ghia
As an aside, if you find dead shrimp with no...

As an aside, if you find dead shrimp with no legs, it could be a sign that fish have been at them. Some fish may be too small to attack and eat a live shrimp, but will pick their legs off one by one...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ghia
Maybe this discussion...

Maybe this discussion (http://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/dual-stage-co2-regulators-for-aquaria-co2-art.29641/) will shed some light on the subject.
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By Ghia
In all my Eheims, I use a thin layer of Eheim...

In all my Eheims, I use a thin layer of Eheim BioMech on the bottom, under the first/bottom basket, to spread/diffuse the waterstream as it enters the filter.
The filters that have 3 baskets, get 3...
Forum: Fish 09-16-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By Ghia
Besides everything mentioned above (hierarchy...

Besides everything mentioned above (hierarchy wars, temperature), neons don't do so well in GH and KH that high. They also do better in slightly acidic water, like most tetras.
Forum: Fish 09-16-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,065
Posted By Ghia
Sounds like you had a really bad bacteria bloom....

Sounds like you had a really bad bacteria bloom. The Top Fin filter doesn't have much in the way of biological filtration, so if a fish died and wasn't spotted, you would get an ammonia peak and a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Ghia
Ph-down products often use phosphoric acid or...

Ph-down products often use phosphoric acid or sulphuric acid. The pH will then bounce back because of the buffering capacity of your water, right up until your carbonate hardness is used up. You will...
Forum: Fish 09-14-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Ghia
+1 for Diana. Cories appear to feel safer if they...

+1 for Diana. Cories appear to feel safer if they have a school of smaller fish in the watercolumn above them. They act as "warchdogs" for the cories...as long as they are calm, the cories are out...
Forum: Fish 09-14-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By Ghia
Definitely Congo tetras. In the right kind of...

Definitely Congo tetras. In the right kind of environment and light, they're like rainbows floating through the water :-)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By Ghia
Liquid carbon (glutaraldehyd) tends to melt...

Liquid carbon (glutaraldehyd) tends to melt Egeria densae, Riccia, Vals and Fissidens. However, they often bounce back after a time, seemingly adapted to the carbon.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-12-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Ghia
They do take spores out of the water column, but...

They do take spores out of the water column, but don't "graze" much like dwarf shrimp. If they do, it means the water doesn't have enough food for them so they are starving. They're not interested in...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Ghia
I take it you're not going to empty out the...

I take it you're not going to empty out the sumps. The media needs to be in oxygenated water. So, provide good circulation, and if the "downtime" is more than a day or two, give some ammonia (2-3ppm)...
Forum: Plants 09-10-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By Ghia
Excellent post, Zapins...very informative ! Going...

Excellent post, Zapins...very informative ! Going to save this one for future reference :-)
Forum: Aquascaping 09-10-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By Ghia
The largest dark stone is just too big for a 32G,...

The largest dark stone is just too big for a 32G, imho. Otherwise, #15 is definitely the scape which creates most interest and flow.
Forum: Plants 09-08-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Ghia
This one isn't too well suited to low tech, as it...

This one isn't too well suited to low tech, as it is very light-hungry. A very nice plant under the right conditions, where it is a nutrient hog and grows fast. In low light, it doesn't grow and can...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-08-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,302
Posted By Ghia
I don't really know if one is more consistent...

I don't really know if one is more consistent than another. They're mostly no-name type scales anyway. I've had the one called "LCD Pocket Digital Precision Jewelry Gold Gram Balance Weight Scale...
Forum: Fish 09-05-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Ghia
Actually, with tiger barbs I would say the more...

Actually, with tiger barbs I would say the more the better. Methinks you have room for a few more. As you may have observed, they have an established pecking order and quite a lot of internal...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-03-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 417
Posted By Ghia
Sure, you may be adding ammonium, but you would...

Sure, you may be adding ammonium, but you would also be adding ammonia, which was my point. One doesn't exist without the other. There is no such thing as 100% ammonium(aq) (or 100% ionization for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-03-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 417
Posted By Ghia
Thing is, there is no way to add NH+ (yes,...

Thing is, there is no way to add NH+ (yes, super/sub scripts would have been nice !),
except by adding ammonia. That is why I said it was "not a good statement". All you can do is keep the water on...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-03-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 417
Posted By Ghia
Well, "artificial" bacteria aren't always of the...

Well, "artificial" bacteria aren't always of the species that are useful/ (or even viable) in an aquarium, even if they are sold as such. They will simply die off, producing an ammonia/ammonium...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-03-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 417
Posted By Ghia
Does bb mean those jelly balls with bacteria ? If...

Does bb mean those jelly balls with bacteria ? If so, you could simply have had a dieout of those bacteria because they didn't take well to the new environment. This would produce ammonia, as with...
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