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post #31 of 35 Old 05-03-2013, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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beaslbob - you got the conversion right for the number of drops in the API kit.

I've looked around a bit more on different threads and realize my water isn't so different from others. I've just got to recognize it is hard water and to get the correct fish - no discus for me then.

Thanks for everyone's help and suggestions I've learnt a lot all ready and my water is doing fine. I'll keep testing it and come back if I have more questions.

P.S. the high pH kit can wait I'll get the lfs to test it.
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post #32 of 35 Old 05-03-2013, 11:51 AM
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beaslbob - you got the conversion right for the number of drops in the API kit.

I've looked around a bit more on different threads and realize my water isn't so different from others. I've just got to recognize it is hard water and to get the correct fish - no discus for me then.

Thanks for everyone's help and suggestions I've learnt a lot all ready and my water is doing fine. I'll keep testing it and come back if I have more questions.

P.S. the high pH kit can wait I'll get the lfs to test it.
What do you use for the ammonia nitrite nitrate tests? The API master test kit comes with those and both the low and high range pH test. Then the API KH/GH test is standalone.

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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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post #33 of 35 Old 05-03-2013, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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I use the API test kits, but I have been buying them piecemeal as I never thought I'd need them all. I first bought the Ammonia and Nitrite kits a while back when my fish would 'mysteriously' die over night - when I saw the test turn red I knew the reason :(

I don't think my wife will let me go get the high pH kit yet as I always come back from the store with 3 or 4 extra goodies that caught my eye. But I may just happen to be passing the store this weekend...
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Yah, extra goodies will always get your new habits noticed...

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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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Yah, extra goodies will always get your new habits noticed...

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Especially when you're a nun.

(my aunt was a nun and would have appreciated that joke.)
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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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