I know they have copper and iron test easily available for aquarium testing. As for other things like lead I'm not sure, I would think there would be something readily available since people test drinking water for such things.Thank you, good points. It is flaky, so likely mica, but caution is good advice. Heavy metals could be a threat as well. Do you know if one can buy test kits for things like this? I work in a research lab. Maybe I could find myself a chemist there and pick its mind a bit.
When do you expect your tank replacement to come in? Mine is due Friday "By End of Day", just in time for the weekend. Do you have a pump/filter in mind yet?
Thank you; nothing better than getting confirmation for ones vague speculations!The Sat+ is extremely adjustable so it will be easy to reduce the light if you are finding it too strong.
Thanks a lot. Makes me looking forward to it even more!congrats. the hmf is my new favorite type of filter. works great on fry and shrimp tanks.
I will check with a magnifying glass, thank you for the warning! I will also get some tests and start soaking that schist.I know they have copper and iron test easily available for aquarium testing. As for other things like lead I'm not sure, I would think there would be something readily available since people test drinking water for such things.
My tank originally took a week but that is because it had a delay from UPS so it did not make it on the Friday it was intended to. I received it Monday but with a hairline crack so be sure to look very close.The replacement was put in ASAP yesterday but is still processing. I personally will be putting an Eheim 2213 on it with a custom spray bar, I have a small apartment so I like a quiet filter. With a low bioload of shrimp it will be more than enough.
I will check with a magnifying glass, thank you for the warning! I will also get some tests and start soaking that schist.
Spray bar on one of the short ends and pump intake at the other, I assume? I am thinking about where exactly I should dump the filtered water back into the tank. Just back through the matt of the filter seems not right for the geometry of this long tank. Also good to remind me to put noise on the list of considerations.
I am still not used to the fact that people have shrimp in aquariums, is that a more recent thing? I think I have never seen that myself and now I feel guilty that I still just think "food" every time you mention it, instead of fascinating creature. Sorry. And that from a biologist...
Ordered a MR. AQUA SERENE ULTRA 12 GALLON FRAMELESS LOW IRON GLASS AQUARIUM from Marine Depot yesterday and now it's on its way.
I didn't own an aquarium since my childhood in Germany and that was a while ago. I think that being a biologist helps a bit to understand the biochemical aspects of an aquarium, but since I am new to this, I have to catch up a lot regarding everything else. Not the least of it is the lingo, especially the abbreviations. I have been reading this site for a few days now and I had to google a lot.
Anyway, looking forward to getting the tank. My next step is to get inside measurements and to order the "Matte". I also started to wash the silt out of some of my local dirt to get some kind of gravel. Like to stay local and use stuff that's around me. We live close to a creek, maybe I find some stuff there.
BTW, this is the THE site about HMFs. Right from the horses mouth. It is in German, but maybe google translate can make sense of it for you: http://www.deters-ing.de/Filtertechnik/Mattenfilter.htm