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post #11 of 14 Old 07-05-2009, 04:20 PM
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I found the flame moss on ebay and thought it was the neatest looking out of the mosses I checked out. I was amazed it arrived alive from I think Hong Kong or Thailand. It was moist and pretty green after over a week in an envelope. This is their website.


Went back to the shop and had my water tested. A little unsure about the GH and KH because it was a different person in the fish area and apparently 1 drop = 1 degree of hardness until the water changed color.

Ammonia = 0.25
Nitrites = 0
Nirtrates = 5.0 or less
PH = 7.4
GH = about 11 degrees
KH = 9 degrees
Phosphates = 0-0.25
Those numbers for gH and kH are within the same range as the ppm numbers before, so slightly hard.

I'm wondering about the ammonia. How long as this tank been running?

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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post #12 of 14 Old 07-05-2009, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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I believe I set it up the 10th of last month so about 25 days or so. I switched everything from a 35 hex to a 55 gallon tank after about 2 weeks, made several changes and additions thru the course of the last 25 days. I used the bio start, added gravel, and have done frequent water changes. I also just treated for Ich, first with meds and then I decided not too added carbon and stopped dosing. I proceeded with the heat and salt treatment. My fish all seem happy and healthy though :)

Can't seem to figure out how to add a pic of my aquarium to my profile hmm.

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post #13 of 14 Old 07-05-2009, 05:05 PM
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If you go to our home page on the ride hand side you'll see "My Aquariums". You can set up your tank(s) profile with pictures. I see your tank description but you should add your pictures. Looking forward to seeing them

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post #14 of 14 Old 07-05-2009, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Found it and added some. Do you know what type of plant is to the left of my red slate? It tagged along on the root of one of the amazon swords. How about the species of cory? I think he bagged the wrong type as I asked for the gold shouldered. These corys are very gray and plain looking.
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