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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...