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Old 04-24-2013, 05:56 PM   #111
 
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Aww! Little clovers! <3 Sunshine is good for everyone!

How do you keep your immersed setups so wet? And do they really need to be kept that wet?
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:25 PM   #112
 
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ah it looks so good! i started my own immersed setup today just for fun. I'm gonna start a thread too!
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:57 AM   #113
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I saw it :D !

you need you cover it with saran wrap to keep the humidity in if you disnt already. I couldnt tell if you did. my saran wrap at home is crappy quality and is extremely non invisible.


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The shrimp Jar is 1 month and 7 days old and NO WaTER CHANGES!

I'm now too scared to do one! what if i completely displace the water params?! D:
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:08 PM   #114
 
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You could just use like an eye dropper and only take out a few milliliters of water a day. I certainly wouldn't do any large ones. Have you not had to top off any water?
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:14 PM   #115
 
just leave it, if your water params are stable, it should be fine. In my soil setups, I change the water maybe once every 4 months, to remove the tannins from the wood in the soil, and only 25% of the tank at a time and my fish are all thriving and growing/breeding so it should be OK as long as your inhabitants are all healthy.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:35 PM   #116
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haha ok! I've ben without a test kit for like.... half a year
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:48 PM   #117
 
Well, I still test my tank to make sure the parameters are ok... once every 2 weeks generally.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:17 AM   #118
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Imy params kept testing 0... so I was like: what's the point of having a testkit? and sold it. I probably should get the gh kh ph tests soon... >.>
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:08 PM   #119
 
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Imy params kept testing 0... so I was like: what's the point of having a testkit? and sold it. I probably should get the gh kh ph tests soon... >.>

Sound like a good idea.

I found the kh and gh were important or at least sensitive to the substrate. Both rose to high values with a sand substrate but kh stayed a 4 degrees and gh at 9 degrees when peat moss was in the substrate. Also neon tetras did much better.

Either way pH was 8.4-8.8 (api high range test kit)


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Old 04-26-2013, 12:52 PM   #120
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Sound like a good idea.

I found the kh and gh were important or at least sensitive to the substrate. Both rose to high values with a sand substrate but kh stayed a 4 degrees and gh at 9 degrees when peat moss was in the substrate. Also neon tetras did much better.

Either way pH was 8.4-8.8 (api high range test kit)


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I don't think that the sand was the culprit as it is mostly inert... as long as it is a quartz sand even if it did have a small component of limestone or shell material. I had the same thing happen in a tank that the water was not changed in for months and it was a gravel substrate.. dGH was up to 19... don't recall the KH now. It was due to topping off the water instead of changing it (sounds familiar?) and now it sits at 9dGH with regular water changes. I'm not sure how the peat would offset this evaporative increase in hardness offhand though.... needs some thought unless someone knows?

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