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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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55 cichlid hideaway

hi i recently redid my 55
fluval 405
nova extreme 54wx2 Ho raised about 3 inches
dual stage regulator 5 pounder running through glass diffuser
play sand
1 peice of driftwood
200+ shells
40 pounds of rock
plants
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dwarf chian sword
anubius nana another anubuis i dont know what it is
lots of crypts
jungle val
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10 adult multis
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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any opinion s on if i can put some Blyxa in the tank




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any opinoins?

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What are your water parameters? and are you dosing any nutrients?
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ph 7.0
dosing excel once a week for algea flurish and iron

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That is WAY to low of a pH...I feel sorry for them...

You don't need excel if you are using pressurized co2, unless its for the algae. Look up on how to boost your pH NATURALLY. The pH has got to be higher with all those shells though...


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petsmart tested it wrong imagine that I tested it with a kit i just got its 8.0 out of my tap

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petsmart tested it wrong imagine that I tested it with a kit i just got its 8.0 out of my tap
Try letting the tap water sit out for 24-48 hours then retest. You will prob get a lower reading. My tap is very high, almost at 9.0 but after about a week of sitting out it almost becomes neutral, 7.0-7.5
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update i have well over 50 babies on my last count

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