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.
with pressurized c02 jebo 828 , 9w turbotwist uv. up-aqua co2 atomizer16/22
& small yoyo and striata loaches and praecox rainbows.