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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, I set up a new 20-gallon tank about 12 days ago and got the pH to about 6.8 (temp is staying around 74 degrees F) and then put three Endler's Guppy in it. The ammonia went up to about 1ppm and I did a 25% water change as well as drop in a dose of AmmoLock (a week ago today). Since then I've...
  2. Fish
    I am new to cycling fishless aquariums and im having some issues with it. I was at 1 ppm ammonia and then i did nothing to the tank for awhile and the ammonia spiked up to 6 ppm now. So im also having issues with nitrite and nitrates as well.
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Greetings - First post, first time setting up a planted tank. I am going to be setting up a 75g planted tank this weekend and have a question regarding the cycling of a planted tank. I have read many different things about doing so. I'm starting out with 7 beginner plants, got one of each to...
  4. Substrate
    Hi all, Im starting a low tech, 7.5 gallon bowl with aquasoil. (Low tech: low light, no co2, no water column dosing but with big canister filter and a rich substrate) I know that changing water makes the co2 levels fluctuate so you want to keep that to a minumum with this kind of tank.. but i...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    First day: Nov 17: Hello folks, I started an ADA60p at the end of October and I've been trying to do a fishless cycle. I have 1 bag of Amazon Aquasoil as the substrate and Ohko stone and DHG. I've an Ehiem 2213, an inline heater and DIY CO2 which is at ~1 bubble per sec. I live in San Fran...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I heard to put pure ammonia to start off a brand new tank, but I don't know how much for gallon? 6.6 tank.
  7. Substrate
    I have read a ton of tank journals lately, and have noticed quite a few folks have mentioned an ammonia spike due to using root tabs. What is it about root tabs that causes this to happen?
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I have a cycling planted tank using ammonia and was wondering if I was on track or if there was a problem, my readings are Ammonia 1.0 Nitrite 4-5 Nitrate 30 It's been running for at least 3 weeks and I don't know if I'm on track and if I keep adding ammonia. Sorry if it doesn't have to do a...
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