I hate, despise, and absolutely loathe the plastic container that the API Freshwater Master Test Kit comes with. Did I mention I don't like it?!
So I DIY'd my own version using scrap wood and materials I had lying around.
Total cost: $0 (all scrap materials)
I highly recommend wenge wood for...
I've been having trouble with the cycling of my 2.5 tank that I've had up in running for the past six weeks or so.
I thought it was just bad luck, but went and bought the API mater test kit for fresh water aquariums. After getting so many high readings after a few days of 75% water changes, I...
My tank did the unexpected:
I have a 2.5 year old 15 gallon tropical set up with a 20gal HOB filter (No carbon), moderately planted with moneywort, anachoris, Java Fern, and ludwigia and micro-sword (grass). I have wood in my tank as well. I have a HEAVY Bio-load. The 1-inch fish rule flew out...
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...
ALL PRICED TO MOVE!!!
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Blyxa Japonica: 10 fully rooted stems. About 3-4" tip to tip. $12 for ALL. Size and quality will be very similar to the image below.
here is some info about my tank:
tank: 2 gallon fluval spec
filter: sump with large sponge and 2 packs of biomax (I took out the activated carbon)
light: 13w fluval 6400k cfl clamp-on lamp
flora: nesaea "red"
hc (Hemianthus callitrichoides)
fauna: 6 espe's...
Mandatory (will fail without):
API Deluxe PH Test Kit
API Ammonia Test Kit
API GH & KH Test Kit
Optional (can do without):
API Nitrate Test Kit
API Nitrite Test Kit
API Copper Test Kit
API Calcium Test Kit
API Phosphate Test Kit
Please correct me if...