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post #121 of 267 Old 04-26-2013, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thats some crazy params o_O

I know out of the tap water my water is 2dgh/kh
ph is around 7... I don't remember whether it drops or raises after it sits for a while
I usually supplement my inverts with that mont... somethingorrather calcium clay for proper moults and proper shell development.

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I cover mine with a saran wrap XD
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post #122 of 267 Old 04-26-2013, 01:33 PM
AH, i keep testing just incase something goes horribly wrong so I can catch it. I get 0's on my tests as well, but you never know. better safe than sorry.
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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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Actually that was my kh. 19+ degrees. GH was in the 35-40 degree range.

(after years of operation)

With peat moss in the substrate kH stayed at 4 degrees and gh at 9 degrees for 2-3 years or so.

pH in both cases 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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post #124 of 267 Old 04-26-2013, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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i feel like I'm going to be rich soon if you keep posting here ;)
As ecocomplete and whatever else seems to increase hardness, my water is pribably harder. At certain times I can really tell when the water's too soft, All my snails refuse to come out of their shells. lol.
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post #125 of 267 Old 04-27-2013, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Trimmed the emmersed yet again. My poor smothered rosette plants are all like "help us! what is going on?!" I may have to elimiate the stems completely soon. lol



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is there any way to not have atleast one side of glass in a immersed setup not be all foggy and moist? been thinking of trying one but I don't like the condensation all over.
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post #127 of 267 Old 04-27-2013, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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maybe some kind of anti fog product?
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post #128 of 267 Old 04-27-2013, 01:28 PM
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do you just deal with the moisture or are you able to get a clear viewing side?
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if I want to see it, I get a soft tissue and wipe the moisture off. lol
So I guess I just deal with it.


my favourite thing about the tank is the moss covered DW XD It's so soffftt!
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maybe some kind of anti fog product?
The moisture is so high that the condensation would still happen, it would just bead and run rather than fog.

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Total years fish keeping experience: 7 months, can't start counting in years for a while yet.

The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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