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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2012, 03:56 PM
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Posted By Crissytal
I received my GH and KH test kit a few days ago. ...

I received my GH and KH test kit a few days ago. GH is 5, KH is 4.

sphack, thanks for the suggestion. I have indeed gotten other readings other than 0 and 5ppm. So I feel my kit is fine.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Crissytal
Hello Diana, thank you so much for the...

Hello Diana, thank you so much for the suggestions! I just placed an order for the GH and KH test kit. I will have it in tomorrow. I think I will wait on the baking soda/coral sand until then.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Crissytal
Hi wendyjo, I've added the ammonia to tap...

Hi wendyjo,

I've added the ammonia to tap water and then tested it for nitrites. There are none. It's not the ammonia source and it's not my tap water. Something is going on inside the tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-20-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Crissytal
Alright, I did my testing last night after doing...

Alright, I did my testing last night after doing a 100% water change. Nitrites dropped to 0, ammonia 0.

I kept testing last night, everything remained at 0. This morning ammonia and nitrites...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Crissytal
I am using the API test kit. I forgot to mention...

I am using the API test kit. I forgot to mention that. I am waiting 5 minutes, it turns the bright purple indicating 5ppm. I have tested my tap water for ammonia as mentioned above. I've tested...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Crissytal
That makes sense. There's no ammonia to convert...

That makes sense. There's no ammonia to convert into nitrITRES though. There was 0 ammonia in my test jar. The java moss was rinsed quite well in tap water. I should add that moss had been...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Crissytal
I don't have a KH test kit yet. Nothing is added...

I don't have a KH test kit yet. Nothing is added to the water at all. It comes from the tap directly into the tank. I don't try to adjust the ph nor any other factors. I like to keep things...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Crissytal
Thank you ngrubich for the information on the pH....

Thank you ngrubich for the information on the pH. The pH is stabilizing the same inside and outside the aquarium, which is 6.8-7.2 (the test tubes side by side look identical, I just can't tell the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Crissytal
Nitrite Issues

Hello everyone. I hope I am putting this in the right place, if not feel free to move it :).

I'm having some problems cycling my tank. It's a 40g breeder that I'm fishless cycling. I'm using...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-17-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Crissytal
Thanks everyone for the comments! It's still...

Thanks everyone for the comments!

It's still cycling. I haven't had a chance to do much with it scaping wise the last couple of days. I plan on doing a water change today and may move some stuff...
Forum: Photography 08-17-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By Crissytal
Thanks everyone for the kind words :). ...

Thanks everyone for the kind words :).

Geniusdudekiran, the 'extra weight' is definitely worth it! I can't stand the quality of the pictures that my point and shoot takes after getting the hang...
Forum: Photography 08-16-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By Crissytal
LB79, I'll see about getting a pic or two after...

LB79, I'll see about getting a pic or two after feeding :).

Thanks mythin, D. ultramafica certainly isn't an Utric. Thanks for catching the typo for me (that's what I get for posting stuff when...
Forum: Photography 08-16-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By Crissytal
A Few Carnivorous Plants - Pic Heavy

Hello everyone. I thought I would post a few things that dealt with my other two hobbies: carnivorous plants and photography. I purchased my first DSLR a few years ago. I was warned about the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-15-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Crissytal
Attempting a 40g Breeder

Hello everyone. My new tank is finally starting to come together and I thought I would post some pictures. I'm far from finished. I am going to add some java and fissidens mosses to the wood,...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-27-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By Crissytal
Getting ready to aquascape a 40g

Hello everyone. I used to be really into aquariums a few years ago. I had a 55g and three 10g set up. They were all freshwater. For several reasons I had to get out of the hobby, but now have a...
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