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  1. For Sale/Trade
    Moderator: No external links. If you want to sell something? It must be listed here with fixed pricing - no exceptions. This thread counts against your monthly thread limit and cannot be edited.
  2. DIY
    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...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    This is what I have been using for the last month. Is it any good, should I keep using it? I have low light plants and dose weekly as per instructions I am switching to a LED light (maybe the StingRay) because I don't know if my Java Fern looks crappy because of the current light or the ferts...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have spent the past week trying to figure out why my nitrates were so obnoxiously high. After adding a second filter to both tanks ( I have a 10 and 29 gallon) along with pouches of Purigen and 50% water changes for 3 days, my test kept telling me that my nitrates were anywhere from 40-50...
  5. DIY
    You have all been missing out! Lets be honest, that case that's included with the API master test kit is crap. So I went on the search for something better. Scanning amazon, there were a few different racks that would hold the api tubes, but none that would hold the bottles as well. This was...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I recently thought I might have excessive phosphate levels thanks to my city's well water quality report so I bought an API phosphate test kit. I first tested my tank water which gave a reading of about 2.5 ppm; high but not as high as I feared. Next I wanted to test my tap water for a...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello all, I have quite a bit of questions if anyone has the time about testing water in a freshwater aquarium. I just got the API master test kit that test the following: pH Ammonia Nitrite Nitrate I'm wondering what else I should I be testing for. I have a 10G tank that is planted and a 55G...
  8. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi, Is "API Quick Start" safe for my Crystal Black Shrimp, Orange Eye Blue Tiger Shrimp, Red Cherry Shrimp, and Blue Velvet Shrimp? If so, would it be benifical to use normally and during water changes? All my readings are good right now, but I was thinking of using it as a extra preventative...
  9. Algae
    Today I decided to treat my 2 gallon tank with API E.M.Erythromycin (10 powder packs) for BGA bloom. The instruction tells me to add 1 packet (200mg) for every 10 gallon (38L), so this afternoon I added about 1/5 of a packet into the tank, but I'm not sure if I should add the same amount...
  10. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Ive got a API Co2 Booster. It is 237ml. I have only used 3ml of this.. Seems to work well, but I just set up a diy Co2 system.. I was told that it is the same as Excel. Costs about $10 new. I want to follow in my cousins kindness, so Im offering it up for free.. Im even picking up...
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