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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi All! I really want to get into planted tanks, but my water parameters don't seem to be plant friendly. Note: For the following measurements I've used the API Freshwater Test Kit, and Tetra Test Strips for the things the API kit doesn't cover. pH - 8.4 GH - 0 ppm KH - 300 ppm Ammonia - 0...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a few ghost shrimp on hand that I've decided to use to test my quarantined plants and other things for toxins. How long should I keep them in there? I'm testing for pesticides.
  3. 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...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    First test results after seeing that my Betta was biting his tail. PH = 7.6 High End PH = 8.2 Ammonia = 0.25 ppm Nitrite = 5.0 ppm Nitrate = Between 5.0 ppm and 10 ppm. A day later after 75% water change: PH = 7.6 High End PH = 8.0 Ammonia = 0.50 ppm Nitrite = 5.0 ppm Nitrate = 0 ppm...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    i have a 55 gallon long ...no plants or water..or anythign yet..im trying to figure out everythign first. ists going to be high light,co2 and fertz....this is my first planted tank btw..i was wondering if there is a way to measure the co2 because i want it to be as high as it can be without...
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