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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-06-2014, 01:53 AM
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Posted By Paul.Gitter
Search for Wet Spot Tropical Fish - super nice...

Search for Wet Spot Tropical Fish - super nice store in Portland. They have plenty of Amanos (and everything else you might want for your fish tank).

I drove there recently from Seattle to buy...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-03-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By Paul.Gitter
the tank has plenty of hiding spots. I checked...

the tank has plenty of hiding spots. I checked ammonia, nitrates, and nitrites. Everything 0 or close to 0. The amanos lived happily in the same tank for several months, only now they start to group...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-01-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Weird Amano shrimp behavior

For a few days now about half of my Amano shrimp all gather in one place in the aquarium. Yesterday it was the spray bar, today they moved a few inches to the black water inlet. Any idea why they are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-31-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Paul.Gitter
never used a Hydor filter, but two Hydor inline...

never used a Hydor filter, but two Hydor inline heaters. First one died after 1 week - Amazon replaced it. Second one died after 10 months. In both of them the thermostat wasn't reliable at all.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 567
Posted By Paul.Gitter
In the meantime I found out that I'm on the Tolt...

In the meantime I found out that I'm on the Tolt pipeline. I had no idea. I talked to the City of Redmond water quality officer. She confirmed that for the part of Redmond the city buys the water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 567
Posted By Paul.Gitter
I pinged Tom Barr and this is what he had to say:...

I pinged Tom Barr and this is what he had to say:

Could be old pH probe. While they might recalibrate okay, they tend to last about 1-2 years tops. Stray electric current can do this, as can...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-27-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 567
Posted By Paul.Gitter
100 gallons. KH is 22ppm on the Hanna meter...

100 gallons.

KH is 22ppm on the Hanna meter (HI 755 Checker), which is the equivalent of an KH of 1.25
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-27-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 567
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Nitrite and Nitrate are both 0.

Nitrite and Nitrate are both 0.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-27-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 567
Posted By Paul.Gitter
All data combined in one post: 60 gallon...

All data combined in one post:

60 gallon tank with 40 gallon sump - all freshwater. Combined volume 100 gallon.
KH is 1.5 (22 ppm), GH is 3-4 deg.

Usually the pH goes back every night to 7.2 -...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-27-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 567
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Just tested the water again: KH is 1.5 (22ppm),...

Just tested the water again: KH is 1.5 (22ppm), and GH is 3 or 4.

I added 1 tablespoon of Baking Soda, which raised the pH to 7.4.

I will do a water change now.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-27-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 567
Posted By Paul.Gitter
there's no co2 flowing in right now. Only water...

there's no co2 flowing in right now. Only water circulating from tank to sump and back. It worked like this for 1 months, each night the pH going back up to 7.2, during the day dropping to 6.2 (due...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-27-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 567
Posted By Paul.Gitter
I meant 20ppm, not a KH of 20. Sorry. Didn't...

I meant 20ppm, not a KH of 20. Sorry.

Didn't change anything in the tank, besides doing a water change on Saturday. Nothing on Sunday, besides adding 5 nerite snails and 5 Otos.

The not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-27-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 567
Posted By Paul.Gitter
both Kh and Gh are very low - below 20. We have...

both Kh and Gh are very low - below 20. We have very soft water in the Seattle area.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-27-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 567
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Red face Unexplained pH drop - HELP!

This morning when I checked my Apex, I saw that the pH had dropped over night to 5.9. I checked the CO2 and it was off as expected. I took out the probe and put it in ph7 calibration solution and it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Tank and sump

hello,

I decided that I want to drill my tank and setup a sump. I already got the sump and now I'm at the point where I can drill and setup all the plumbing.
Does anybody here have such a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Yes, it could be the h2o2. At least that's what...

Yes, it could be the h2o2. At least that's what I hope it is.

thank you.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-11-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Paul.Gitter
The plants are 6+ months old. They have been...

The plants are 6+ months old. They have been growing great until about 4 weeks ago, when they turned brown. I had BBA (due to running out of CO2) and initially I thought that the leaves were brown...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-11-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Anubias nana is turning brown

Two of my 3 Anubias are turning brown. The third one is fine.

My tank gets fertilized daily using the PPS-Pro method. CO2 from 6am to 6pm. Light dimmed to 10% from 6 to 9am, from 9am to noon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-18-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Paul.Gitter
thank you - the formula was what I was looking...

thank you - the formula was what I was looking for.

y = gallons of water
z = temp delta
x = watt

(1 BTU/lb F)(y*8 lb)(z F)*0.2931 w/btu = x watt

This means to heat my 30 gallons in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Heater calculator?

Does anybody know of a heater calculator?

What I want to figure out is how much time x watt would take to heat y gallons of water by 10 degrees.

I found plenty of calculator that tell me that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-03-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Talked to the previous owner. He only feeds flake...

Talked to the previous owner. He only feeds flake food, so I guess they need to get hungrier. I will not feed them for 2 days and then see if they get more excited.

thank you all!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-03-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Paul.Gitter
I only feed flakes... I might have to ask the...

I only feed flakes... I might have to ask the previous owner :) good pointer.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-03-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Paul.Gitter
My fish don't seem to like their food

I have 30 Ember Tetras (added over the last months in 3 groups of 10).

I feed them Ken's Premium Tropical Fish Flake, but they are not really super interested. Some might come to the surface and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-03-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Paul.Gitter
For most larger leaf stem plants this seems to be...

For most larger leaf stem plants this seems to be expected, when changing water conditions. It frustrated me very much in the beginning, as I believed I was doing something wrong, but I continued to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Amanos are hardy little creatures

Yesterday was not my best aquarium day. In the morning I did my mid-week water change, which usually takes 30 minutes. I was done with the water change, but then the canister filter didn't want to...
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