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Forum: Substrate Today, 05:02 AM
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Posted By Diana
I think it would work. You might look up...

I think it would work. You might look up Mineralized Top Soil for the depth of the soil and EC. I think you can make it deeper at the back, so there is no one best depth.
Forum: Substrate Today, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By Diana
I would do this: Before: Do a better...

I would do this:

Before:
Do a better effort at cleaning the tank- substrate, filter, sponges. Do perhaps 25-50% water changes twice a week for a couple of weeks. This will provide cleaner...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Diana
ANYTHING you add to stabilize the pH will add to...

ANYTHING you add to stabilize the pH will add to the TDS.

KH of 1 degree is not stable, and generally means a low pH unless something else is in the water to alter the pH. I would add more...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By Diana
I do not know if there are probes for GH. ...

I do not know if there are probes for GH.

There are other companies that make GH test kits, including more test-tube-reagent type, and dip stick types.

Some of the other companies' tests read...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Yesterday, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By Diana
There are some gobies and some darter Tetras that...

There are some gobies and some darter Tetras that are native to Africa.
The darter Tetras act a lot like Gobies. They are not social.
Here are several African fish:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 505
Posted By Diana
Degasing works to get rid of CHLORINE. Warm,...

Degasing works to get rid of CHLORINE. Warm, plenty of water circulation can remove the chlorine in 24 hours.
If you can smell chlorine, then keep on circulating it.

It does not work that fast...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Diana
What are the results for all the water tests that...

What are the results for all the water tests that you or your friend have? Or take some samples to a store that will test them.

Ammonia
Nitrite
Nitrate
GH
KH
pH
any other tests you have.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 870
Posted By Diana
I do not know if Osmocote has NO2. ... 15...

I do not know if Osmocote has NO2.
...
15 seconds later...

Copy of label from Osmocote Plus:

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
TOTAL NITROGEN (N)*………………..15.0%
Ammoniacal Nitrogen……………………….7.0%
...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Diana
Unscrew the pump to better access the inside and...

Unscrew the pump to better access the inside and all the tight corners. Then you reassemble, add a little bit of petroleum jelly or vegetable oil to the O ring.

If you are trying to kill a fish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 505
Posted By Diana
One of the gases in the water is CO2. Tap...

One of the gases in the water is CO2.
Tap water pH is lower, then it loses the CO2 with aeration. pH rises.

There is the test to see if the water has degased enough to use.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Diana
Yes, clean up the tank, either all at once, or in...

Yes, clean up the tank, either all at once, or in steps.

The only thing I would add to blesser's method is to use a bottled bacteria that contain Nitrospira species of bacteria to repopulate the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 870
Posted By Diana
Ammonia may be gone so fast but it is being...

Ammonia may be gone so fast but it is being turned into nitrite, and the Nitrospira is not up to dealing with this much nitrite, yet.
So dose only enough ammonia to reach 1 ppm once a day for a few...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-04-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By Diana
Kind of suggests it isn't the right bacteria. ...

Kind of suggests it isn't the right bacteria.

Fishless cycle, done correctly (as I posted above) it will be done in 3 weeks, and you can fully stock the tank.

A fish-in cycle takes a lot...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Diana
I have no idea.

I have no idea.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 505
Posted By Diana
The gases in the water are in the air: Nitrogen,...

The gases in the water are in the air: Nitrogen, oxygen, small traces of others.
When the water is cold the gases stay finely dissolved. As the water warms the molecules coalesce into bubbles. When...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Diana
Super glue, and there is a gel type that seems to...

Super glue, and there is a gel type that seems to work the best.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-04-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Diana
Test the GH and KH. I know many of the ADA...

Test the GH and KH.
I know many of the ADA substrates remove the carbonates, and this allows the pH to drop.
Add carbonates, and this will keep the pH up.
I do not know if they remove the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-04-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By Diana
Better to grow the bacteria first, before adding...

Better to grow the bacteria first, before adding fish.

Here is the fishless cycle:
Cycle: To grow the beneficial bacteria that remove ammonia and nitrite from the aquarium.

Fish-In Cycle: To...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-04-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Diana
OK with ferts. I do not know about shrimp.

OK with ferts. I do not know about shrimp.
Forum: Plants 07-04-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Diana
Nerite snail eggs look like this.

Nerite snail eggs look like this.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Diana
If it has been sealed in the original packing,...

If it has been sealed in the original packing, and kept cool and dry, then I would still use it.
If it has been opened, or stored in high temperature, then I would not use it. The medicine has...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 505
Posted By Diana
I understand Prime and other dechlor does not...

I understand Prime and other dechlor does not lock up the ammonia or chlorine for more than a day, but I am not sure.

First: If your water has chlorine, then it can be off gassed in about 24...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 870
Posted By Diana
Hard to tell if that is 2 or 5 ppm. Try...

Hard to tell if that is 2 or 5 ppm.

Try this:
Put only 2.5ml of aquarium water in the test tube and top it off with RO if you have any, or tap water (as long as you know it has no nitrites). ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Diana
I do not like thread in the tank in any sort of...

I do not like thread in the tank in any sort of position where the fish could get into it. Cotton will rot over time (not an issue about water quality), but probably not soon enough for you to add...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 505
Posted By Diana
Overnight ought to be plenty. MAYBE! Pour...

Overnight ought to be plenty.

MAYBE! Pour some into a glass and see if there are bubbles?
When it is not safe, I see bubbles on the walls of the tanks and on other surfaces. That is how I knew...
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