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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So, TDS in my tank is around 270. I use only my tap water, and the TDS of tap is around 240. Is that too high? I've read that it should be about 120... The tank is Juwel Rio 180, about 180 liters (40 gallons). I dose micro, macro, iron and some KH2PO4. Pressurized CO2 (2 hours before lights on...
  2. Equipment
    Hello members, Been very long since I have been on here. I just need some advice on how to read high ph because recently I have become confused. I have the master kit with the Ph and high Ph liquid testers... and all the other testing liquids (ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate). Recently I have...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi everyone. I need some advice to get my plants to that lush green you see in aquascaping photos. I have a 55gal (48"x12"x22") with 1 planted+ light, which I've recently stopped using the 24/7 cycle and gone to on/off settings to get my algae to die off. Anyhow, I'm seeking to solve 2 related...
  4. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have had a 20 gallon RCS tank for 3 years now. I have moss balls and some JAVA moss, drift wood, and mineral rocks. Only RCS in the tank and some soft shell snails I have in there I breed for my fresh water puffer fish in another tank,. My issue is that the shrimp live 1-2 years and they...
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello! This is my first post here, but i have been lurking for a few years finding answers to my questions about everything i have wondered for my 54L (14gal) tank during these years. That being said, i now have a pretty spesific question that i think i need a post for myself to get answers to...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello, I've been looking into keeping Apistogrammas however my local tap water has a high pH and is relatively hard. I understand Apistos prefer softer, acidic water so thought that I could achieve this by mixing my tap water and de-ionized water in a set ratio to reach a desired pH. I take A...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I use groundwater to fill my aquarium. I don't have test kits, but I sent my water to a university lab for a test. Here's the result pH: 7.10 TDS: 535 ppm KMnO4: 8.44 ppm Bicarbonate: 170.8 ppm HCO3 Total Hardness: 238.0 ppm CaCO3 Ca: 53.6 ppm Mg: 25.2 ppm Cl: 134.9 ppm Fe: 0 ppm SiO2: 0 ppm...
  8. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Oh, the fun of having a new tank...and all that goes with trying to reach balance :help: ! I would really appreciate some direction now on my second hurdle with this tank. To give alittle background - I am now beyond the cycling issues I had earlier, now its time for the algae to start! I...
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