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  1. DIY
    Hello all, I wish to implement a drip irrigation based continuous water change system. But I am having a little trouble locating a suitable pressure regulator. The ones to be used on drip irrigation systems seem to have minimum flow considerations in the tenths of a gallons per minute range...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have a 1/4 gallon container I fill with fresh water and now that I have a heater, I'm floating it in the tank to adjust temperature and adding a bit at a time. Unfortunately I can't drip because there's nothing higher to put the fresh water on, but I only change 5-10% at a time anyway. Would...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a question about my well water PH that I hope someone can help me out with. Straight out of the tap my PH is usually around 6 to 6.3 so I have been using Seachem Neutral Regulator to bring it to 7 which has been working fine for me, have enough plants so no algae issues using this...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have been around the hobby for over forty-five years, but I still only know just enough to be dangerous:red_mouth and am the proud parent of a built-in 90 gallon fresh water planted tank located in my family room. As for my knowledge, it mostly came from books and recently online. I knew that...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but here it is. I've read online that you can use distilled water instead of tap water during a partial water change. I just wanted to see if what I read online is true. If it is do I need to treat the distilled water with dechlorinator...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I keep seeing a bunch of different information through my searches about how much water you should change and how frequently. I'm a new tank owner with a 10 gal planted tank with shrimp and a couple oto catfish. I plan on adding a few more fish soon though. The information that I'm really...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hey everyone, I just started my first planted tank last week and I'm off to a great start aside from a higher than usual Ph. I have a standard flourite-based substrate and some river sand. I used RO water from the LFS and they sold me on some Acid Neutralizer and Alkaline Neutralizer to...
  8. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Re-did my main tank last week, and everything has been great up until today when I noticed 7 dead orange neo's lying on the bottom of the tank. Fished another out about an hour later, and removed two more that were barely swimming (having trouble) a few minutes ago. Ammonia, N2, N3 are all...
  9. Low Tech Forum
    Hey all I have a 29 gallon planted tank, with 10 dwarf sag, 3 bolbitis plants two attached to to a small piece of driftwood and one attached to artificial rock, and an anacharis bunch. For my fish I have 3 Black and gold neon tetras, (Plan to get more for a school) and a lot more stuff like more...
  10. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Guys, 9/10 people I asked told me stability is key for these guys so I figured water changes can't be too often or too much. I wanna get a poll on how you guys do yours?
  11. Fish
    i have a 75 gal half planted tropical with about 45+ fish. water evaporates about 2-3 inches a week and i refill it with about 4 gals of water 1-2 times a week.. its very oxygenated by a medical alternating pressure air pump and im using Seachem Flourish supplements. filter: marineland emperor 400
  12. DIY
    Living in our neck of the woods have its disadvantages, particularly with shortages of aquarium supplies. One particular supply I was pertaining to was the python water changer. I've seen several DIY plans out there, but most of them involved parts which are also in scarcity here. So I decided...
  13. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    TDS of tank = 188 TDS of tap water = 148 At what TDS should I water change? I have: 5 g Spec V Lots of floaters: frogbit, salvinia, broadleaf water wisteria, dwarf water lettuce, myrio, anachris Fauna: 2 Amanos, 1 ivory apple snail golfball sized, 5 ramshorns, 25 pond snails, 2 scuds and...
  14. 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...
  15. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Did a water change (5 gallons) about 4-5 days ago from my 20 gallon main tank, and topped off my 2.5 gallon mini with water left over from the change. Yesterday I started noticing bubbles developing on the waters surface which is normal, but these were big bubbles and they weren't going away...
  16. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I was in a process of rescapping my 9g tank so I have to empty out the water and take my CRS/CBS out along with all the plants. I put all the plants (floaters) and shrimps in a 1 quart cup and 3 of them die. What sucks was I saw it happening because before they die they short of flipped over...
  17. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So when you set up a new tank, why is it that you need to change the water 2-3x a week? Since wouldn't building up the ammonia level be better for the growing bacteria?
  18. Planted Nano Tanks
    So after seeing the planted shrimp bowls on here, I decided I had to try my hand at one. I'll put up some pics once I get home, but so far its got some hair grass, anubias nana, a couple experimental stalks of anacharis, and some plant called teleflora or teliflora. Not able to find any info on...
  19. Equipment
    Plan to plumb water to my 180G tank for semi-automatic water change. I want to hook plumbing through the canister filter to drain and fill tank. Anyone have an experience doing this. What filters are recommended to remove chlorine? If you’ve set up similar plumbing post some pics!
  20. Planted Nano Tanks
    water changes, water changes, water changes.Dont get me wrong lighting,substrate and nutrients are still important but very frequent water changes are the key to success with a planted nano.
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