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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello everyone, I’m new in the aquarium hobby and I need help with my shrimp tank. for some stupid reasons I ended moving all my cherry, blue velvet and amano shrimps to a emergency tank. I read a lot of good stuff about Shrimp mineral and I just got it. To be honest I never used Shrimp...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So, my tank has been up and running almost a week and generally things are going well (ammonia is at 1.5ppm having peaked at 2.0ppm, most likely due to the Aqua Soil Amazonia), nitrites stable at 2.0ppm, nitrates increasing (currently at 7.5ppm). All of that is pretty good and suggests that the...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So first tank has gone alright so far. A planted 29 gallon tall with currently 8 Red Cherry Shrimp, 3 otto cats, and a orange dwarf crayfish. I started with 15 cherries and lost a ton over time (if your doing the math I lost 7 shrimp.) When I asked for help I got a lot of different answers and...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello all I'm writing about a 20gal low tech Excel based planted tank thats been running for 3 years or so. The plants do OK. Not a ton of growth, but some. A good deal of leaf melting in older leafs. I've fought my share of various algae but seem to have it under control at the moment...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I've been doing EI low-light/weekly dosing for about a month using dosage recommendation from the sticky and I am having trouble keeping my nitrate levels from rising too fast. They are easily getting up to 40 ppm within the week between water changes. I re-tested my tap water and found I have...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, So I tested my tap water (after adding water conditioner) a couple days ago and got a result of 0.25 ppm ammonia. I was advised to calibrate my ammonia test, so I got some distilled bottled water and tested it. Then I tested my tap water again, and tested a few more times with various water...
  7. UK
    Hello, I live in london and am fed up with struggling with my nitrates. The tap water has between 30-40ppm. Between that and my slightly overstocked aquarium I can only get my nitrates down to a consistent 20ppm. I hate the thought that every week i change the water and add more nitrates for...
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