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Old 05-09-2013, 07:33 AM   #16
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Thanks! Yeah, I'll get some pics. I need to try to use something other than my tablet to see if I can get better ones.

I'm probably going to collect some rain water once monsoon season starts here or treat my water before hand with peat moss in the future. I live in the desert and have well water that's delivered to me weekly, so I kind of figured the kh/gh were going to be pretty high.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:35 AM   #17
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Holmes, check out azaquaticplants.com

As for your diatom outbreak, normal for a new tank...In AZ we have a lot of silica in our water, and diatoms thrive on it.

When I went through it, my shrimp LOVED it..and completely demolished what large amount proliferated.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:11 AM   #18
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Thanks, Jester. I just went there last week- it's where I got two of my ember tetras. I was in heaven in there. I already want to go back.

My shrimp loved it, too, they just need to finish up on the hair grass now. What would it mean for AZ people who didn't have this happen? I have a friend with a two week old tank and for whatever reason she isn't having the outbreak that I had.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:24 AM   #19
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Thanks, Jester. I just went there last week- it's where I got two of my ember tetras. I was in heaven in there. I already want to go back.

My shrimp loved it, too, they just need to finish up on the hair grass now. What would it mean for AZ people who didn't have this happen? I have a friend with a two week old tank and for whatever reason she isn't having the outbreak that I had.
Give her some time; it seems to happen to all of us at some point.
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