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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi. I've recently installed a small, cheap RODI unit to provide water for my tanks: https://aquaticlife.com/products/aquatic-life-ro-buddie-3-4-stage-compact-reverse-osmosis-systems It's the 50 GPD 4 stage with DI unit I have. It seems to work really well taking tap water down from about 140...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Will it still work?
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I intend to get a Nerite snail for my 5 gallon nano planted aquarium. Should the tank have Seachem Prime added like you would when adding a fish? Or is it dangerous to snails?
  4. For Sale/Trade
    I've got some miscellaneous stuff that could go to a better home and be consumed. We've got some water conditioners (both Seachem and Kordon products), Coppersafe and Pfertz Micros bottle. Only thing that was used slightly was the CopperSafe product (you can see how full the bottle is in the...
  5. Florida
    Prime! Filters! Food! Plants! Don't forget your air pumps! Irma is on her way!!
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi guys, I just recently started getting back into real plants (I've had my tank established for 4 years). I previously failed because I didn't have the right lighting on my aquarium. Anyways-- I added a dose of co2 yesterday (Flourish) and I noticed today my German Blue Ram hasn't been moving...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello everybody. I'm relatively new to being serious about the hobby of fishkeeping. I searched this forum, and the wise God google with only some topics brushing on my question. So I turn to you glorious gurus! My question is, when I am doing 20-30% water changes in my 20 gallon H tank, with...
  8. Equipment
    I started using purigen a little while ago with good results. The time came to recharge my first bag and I ran into a hitch. I'm well aware that I need to soak it in Prime water until the bleach smell is gone. My problem is that after doing that I can't rinse it enough to get rid of a strong...
  9. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    not sure if I had a mini cycle(thought it was a full one since I seeded from my old tank and used two bottles of different bacteria)... Ammonia is between .5 and 1 but I keep using prime and doing water changes, I have 3 small Anubias barteri nana with sand and gravel underneath... I have no...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So as the title says, I'm attempting my first dirted tank, and I'm having some problems. I've been fishless cycling tanks for 10 years or so, and this is the first time I've ever had a serious snag. After a month of fishless cycling and seeing almost minimal ammonia, nitrite and no nitrate, I...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    In starting up a new tank does the addition of Prime or Purigen (in the filter) do anything to slow the cycling of the tank? Do they make the cycling unnecessary? (Dumb question, probably!) Both are said the either detoxify/neutralize or remove ammonia, nitrites and maybe even nitrates. Any...
  12. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Been trying to reduce the TDS in my shrimp tank. I did a partial water change this afternoon, changing 1 gallon of water in my Fluval Ebi Shrimp tank (7.9 gallon). Before the water change the TDS measured 287, after the water change it was still 256. I used pure RO water with nothing added but...
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