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  1. Tank Journals
    Note: I have not posted the progress of the tank on this forum, this is just a story about what will happen when you cheap out on the wrong things. I walked into my fish room, I do a survey on all the tanks, Check Check Check Disaster, my 40 gal revamp for some old South American community...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello :smile2: I just started cycling my 5 gallon tank with dried shrimps. (Crushed) Day 2, Ammonia spike. The water is cloudy. Day 6, The water is still cloudy and the ammonia is off the charts. I added 4 tsps of dried shrimp on Day 1. Has the cycle stopped? Or is it just stalling? I...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, Normally I clean everything exept biomedia once week (my filter is Fluval C3). And today I notice ammonia spike (something like 0.25, it's not deadly to my fishes/shrimps?). So, how do I need to clean this filter correctly? I never clean biomedia, I think all the bacteria living there...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So, i have a standard 15 gallon, gravel substrate, osmocote caps deep in the gravel. I just redid the substrate, i did have MGOPM capped with sand, but my ammonia was too high, reading .25 to .50, so i was doing daily wc's. The reason wqas i rescaped too much and brought the mix to the surface...
  5. 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?
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    hi all! I just had a quick question about how to avoid or decrease ammonia spikes. I want to rescape my tank and move plants around, but I have live fauna and I am afraid they might die if I do a rescape and cause an ammonia spike. Any tips and tricks will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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