Re-doing My Fluval Spec II - Page 3
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Planted Nano Tanks


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-05-2013, 05:56 AM   #31
Padded Wall
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 70
Default

Went down to the states today! Picked up my TDS meter, co2 diffuser, as well as a 5.5 gallon tank for sale for 7 bucks at petco. A great birthday if I've ever had one.
Padded Wall is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-06-2013, 04:58 AM   #32
mosspearl
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
mosspearl's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 680
Default

Happy birthday!
__________________
~Toni
Jars | Bowl | Shrimp |
Evolve-lution |
OOO Order of Ornamentaria
Member in good standing

mosspearl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 07:33 AM   #33
Padded Wall
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 70
Default

Thanks!
Padded Wall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 08:02 AM   #34
Black Hills Tj
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Black Hills Tj's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Posts: 755
Default

Happy Birthday. Nice progress on your tank. ITs coming along nicely!
Black Hills Tj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 09:04 PM   #35
Padded Wall
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 70
Default

Thank you! The hairgrass has really grown, and I'm about 2 weeks into my cycle. I'm happy with my diffuser and I expect this will deal with some of my algae problems.

As of now my parameters are:
ph:5.5
kh:2-3
gh:~6
Nitrites and nitrates are maxed out on my test chart (I did a 50% water change but I didn't test afterwards)
Ammonia: 0-.6
TDS: a ridiculously high 304 (with RO water) but I believe this is just due to the cycling (super high nitrates and nitrites) as well as the co2 which I will stop before adding my shrimp. Also I may have added too much gh booster.

It appears as though the rock isn't drastically raising my kh or gh, so it looks like I should be able to get some CRS down the line.

Any comments or helpful tips are more than welcome as this is my first CRS tank.
Padded Wall is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2 gallon, fluval spec, journal, shrimp

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012