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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I bought the Salifert Profi O2 test kit (says it's for freshwater and saltwater) and I carefully followed the instructions for freshwater. I want to get a general idea of my tank's oxygen levels in the morning (before CO2 on) and then again in the afternoon (right around when the CO2 turns...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have been searching the webs for test kits. The only test kit I have found so far is the Api Master and Sera Aqua test kits. Do you guys have any recommendations for an all in one test kit or do you get the individual test kits for potassium, iron, etc?
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I made some RO water this morning to add to my treated water for a water change. I tested the RO water pH with the API liquid test and it was high, WTF. So I tested pH with the high range test and it too read high. Basically the color of the pH test was bluer than the blue on the chart and the...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I tried using the seacmhem iron multitest, and tried both the normal and low range: https://www.amazon.com/Seachem-MultiTest-Iron-Test-Kit/dp/B0006JLZ0O However, even after waiting three hours, all that happened was that I saw small black specs in clear white liquid in both. It was supposed to...
  5. 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...
  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. California
    Hoping to sell these locally since I don't want to try shipping glass or chemicals. That could end badly. Betta 'dharma' bowl ($8) I've got a 0.75 gallon glass bowl, one of those "betta dharma bowls" from Petco. It's like new, only used it as a planted bowl for about a month before breaking...
  8. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Im looking to trade locally collected manzanita for plants and supplies. Open to most anything....test kits, ferts, filters, lights, ect. Here are some shots of ones I collected the other day. I can also go out and collect sizes or types on a per trade basis. Here are some examples; A huge...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm wondering what testkits i should have for non EI dosing. I do want to dose a few times a week, if not daily with macros and micros, but i'm not fond of such a large frequent water change as my tap water has a high PH so i would like to test often and only add what i need. As of now i have...
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