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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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I managed to cycle my new ADA Amazonia 60 gallon low tech/ excel tank in just 2.5 weeks by using filter media from another tank in an Oase 600 cannister. It went very smooth with no cloudiness, no algae at all, and no plant death.

I went with the light product with all the bells and whistles( $300 cost if you were wondering) thinking it wouldn't drop my Kh so much. Parameters as of today:

Ph- 6.7. Drop from degassed tap water Ph of 7.7

Nitrates- 25
Phosphates- 3. After adjustment from 0.
Hardness- 4. No drop from tap.
Alkalinity- .3, that's point 3. A drop from 5 for tap water
TDS- 217

Coming from a reef background, I can't quite wrap my head around the near zero alkalinity. Experienced aquarists, tell me again that's it's okay at .3( point 3) dKh and don't worry about it regarding plants.

I know I do need to worry about it when acclimating fish and plan on a very slow drip procedure.

And what about the effect of .3 dKh on fish, do I need to worry about my fish species when stocking?
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You did a great job on hardscape and plants. Looks very natural.

180 g. low tech w/ wild South American cichlids, corydoras eques, and African Congo riverine tetras.
60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer pair /Stendker "Tefe" discus and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech w/ Wild Tucano tetras
30 g. low-tech African Biotope
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