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post #111 of 267 Old 04-24-2013, 06:56 PM
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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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post #112 of 267 Old 04-24-2013, 07:25 PM
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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post #113 of 267 Old 04-25-2013, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #114 of 267 Old 04-25-2013, 02:08 PM
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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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post #115 of 267 Old 04-25-2013, 02:14 PM
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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post #116 of 267 Old 04-25-2013, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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haha ok! I've ben without a test kit for like.... half a year
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post #117 of 267 Old 04-25-2013, 11:48 PM
Well, I still test my tank to make sure the parameters are ok... once every 2 weeks generally.
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post #118 of 267 Old 04-26-2013, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #119 of 267 Old 04-26-2013, 01:08 PM
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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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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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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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