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  1. Fish
    My 60P (60L, 17 gal) tank has been running for close to two months. It's cycled, but is home to nothing but hitchhiker snails and plants so far. I'm struggling to decide what fish to keep...I feel like a good-sized shoal of a small fish would look nice. Part of me also would like some variety...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    My water is very soft (2 degrees GH and KH out of the tap, and pH is 7.4). I'm working out ways to increase the general and carbonate hardness to safer levels. My tank is brand new (5 days old), so it's still cycling (ADA Tropica substrate), so I'm kind of in "prevention/preparation" phase. I...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have a salt-based water softener and I'm on a well. I was told by someone on Facebook (not a solid source, I know) that I shouldn't use water-softened water in my tanks. But why? I have been getting water directly from the garden hose and using Prime to condition it when doing my water...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Sorry to revisit this topic, just need some advice from an expert or two! It's our first planted tank, 580L, radion LED lighting, CO2 added etc, 70% planted, been running 5-6wks approx. Here's what we have test-wise: Tap water pH: 8 Tap water kH: approx 35.8ppm Tank pH before CO2 comes on: 6.4...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Anyone have any other ideas how to raise PH besides useing crushed sea shells or any chemicals from seachem or any other companies like seachem? I got a 10gal custom tank with amazon soil the new stuff I only used some root tabs besides the soil. I only have 2 angel fish an some rili shrimp but...
  6. Fish
    Water Parameters (API Test Kit): Ammonia: 0 - .25ppm (somewhere btwn: may be spiked b/c of dead fish) Nitrate: 10ppm Nitrite: 0 pH: 7 dGH: 3°/50ppm Temp: 82° Filtration: Reaction 4 stage JBJ EFU-45 canister filter (290gph) Last water change: 10/30/12, 20% - 30 gallon tank Heavily planted tank...
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