Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Beautiful British Columbia (North Vancouver)
Ok I'm not saying I've proved anything just this is what happened. I'm finding anytime I run my Uv for more 24 hours my test kit will not register a reading. It is hagen kit which is cheap but I am meticulous about my measuring and I have compared my results with a iron supplement of known ppm.
Maybe it is possible the iron is changed into a compound which the kit cannot work with?
I'm trying to get my trace element dosing as per instructions, dose until approx .1ppm so if I can't get a reading I'm hooped.
Btw I am running a uv mostly for my fishes health. It is a heavily stocked tank with a lot $$ of loaches (from se asia) and rainbow fish. I'dont ever want to see ich or flexibacter again. Loaches frequently come in carrying ich ,nematodes and all sorts of nasties. I do qt for a few weeks but you never know, sometime plants are carriers too.
16G Aquastar High Tech
Milwaukee Co2 and PH controller
Co2 Art inline difuser
36 Watts Nicrew Led Mod.
Seachem Onyx sand
Botia Kubotai and dwarf rainbows