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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-04-2005, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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Stupid things I have done...

Wow I just realized that my batch of yeast is not bubbling any more because I forgot to putthe suger in...
I so to pre-ocupied with getting some unsofened tap water.
I have very hard tap water and its great for yeast mix because it buffer the pH letting alcohol be the brew killing factor..(I think)
I found my brews last way longer with the very hard tap water...
But Not this one LOL

instant alage bloom (small one) becasue I also dose heavy when i make a new batch ~2-3 weeks or so, now its been a few days with all that fertz and no co2, Ahhhhh

not as bad as when i left the heater pluged in and sitting on the wood stand... then threw in back in the water red hot when i smelt the smoke of the wood I dont know which move was wose-->broken heater glass + electricity or burning or lack of suger....
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-04-2005, 02:16 AM
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lol here's a good one for ya.... When I got my ferts from Greg Watson, I put a tablespoon of CSM+B mix in my 30 gallon tank! DOH!
Come to think of it, maybe I should stop dosing traces altogether for a year or two!

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10g planted with glowlight tetras and an otto.
Outdoor pond with one common goldfish and comets.
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Blindly trusting test kits instead of common sence

I was trying to determine how much ferts (that I can test for) were being consumed. I was convinced myself the NO3 was being consumed at a rapid rate. Come to find out it was my not using the kit correctly IE not shaking the regents as instructed.

Once I corrected my testing mistake it turned out the tank was over 160ppm NO3.

I took several weeks to get it down to "normal". I didn't want to purge the entire tank and shock the crap out of the shrimp an fish.

Lately using a modified IE method without NO3 and adding K since my Tap water is 10 ppm NO3 as it is (when tested correctly). Shrimp, Fish and Plants are much happier.

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