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Old 08-03-2012, 11:27 PM   #121
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Hey... thats my TDS out of the tap...
Seriously.. Borrowed a test kit from my LFS.. TDS, Ammonia, Kh, and Gh all through the roof.
And recently my tap has become so hard its un-usable.
It used to come out at 8.2 and degass to 7.5.
Now its coming out at 8.2, and degassing to 9.2.. Seriously!
My test maxed out at 8.8 and on a hunch I went back and got their pH test kit..
9.2...
Grrr... Really need to get my own gh an kh test kit.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:27 PM   #122
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That thing is crazy red.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:29 PM   #123
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How would it degass and go up? That means there's CO2 in your tap water, ...? I'd call up your water company, that doesn't even sound safe..

GH/KH is only $9 on Amazon if you have Prime, or order it with other stuff. Or I could order it for you and ship it to you.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:12 PM   #124
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Another surprise find near the surface of the mud bucket! Got lucky with the shot, very sharp:

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Old 08-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #125
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c02 is very commonly found is tap water
so the ph is going up because carbonic acid is truning back into c02 and being released into the atmosphere


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those shrimpers are awesome!!
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:08 PM   #126
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My tap's really highly oxygenated, comes out about 7.8 pH and degas to 7 even. I'm afraid of what the tap will be when I move.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:53 AM   #127
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just remember oxygen does not raise ph
its probably an additive
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:12 PM   #128
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Really? I always thought O2 diffusion raised pH, CO2 lowered it, hmm.. what would explain the pH drop in a bucket of water I leave sitting out then?
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #129
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some water companies add buffers to raise the ph that rapidly leave water when exposed to air. probably to extend the life of piping or prevent a common type of bacteria for the area.. multiple reason they do this
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:02 PM   #130
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xenxes, how is the L. Glandulosa working out in your container?
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:11 PM   #131
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It's not, not enough light unless I plant it near the water surface, even then it stays very small.

My rain water pH is 6.6? seems high? I thought we had acid rain. TDS 30, nice.

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Awesome shrimp! What kind is it?
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:54 PM   #133
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That's red and blue rili shrimp, neocaridina heteropoda, more of them in my 9g (higher grade with helmet heads). I selectively bred some to be all blue in the 6g.

So, early this morning, I had to move most of my balcony inside per condo association rules (tropical storm, possibly hurricane on the way). I didn't move the pond, it's about 250lbs with sand, dirt, and water weight. I'll see if they force me to move it...
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Oh no! Good luck with the pond and the crazy weather. Sorry to hear the L. Glandulosa isn't thriving like the rest of your pond.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:02 AM   #135
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So, early this morning, I had to move most of my balcony inside per condo association rules (tropical storm, possibly hurricane on the way). I didn't move the pond, it's about 250lbs with sand, dirt, and water weight. I'll see if they force me to move it...
Damn.. you have so many plants and stuff outside. Can we get a picture of how your balcony and living room look now :O
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