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Old 05-05-2010, 10:20 AM   #61
 
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I hear ya' Kym! I want to do a 75 gallon planted and everytime I mention it all I see is her glaze over and dollar signs in her eyes...lol
Welll, getting up in the middle of the night to take care of the baby and jumping at diaper changes is going to go a loooong way towards acheiving your goal of having a planted tank!! With support like that how will she be able to deny you??
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:22 AM   #62
 
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Yes, I do definitely think I am lucky!!!
It all started with a 1.5g betta several yrs ago... even though they are MY tanks (I 99.9% completely take care of and clean them) I think he really enjoys them, he has always wanted a big saltwater tank, I took the first step w/this 10g, I think we were both a little scared of doing a marine tank, but since I have been reading, researching, etc. all I need now is some real "experience"!
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:27 AM   #63
 
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Welll, getting up in the middle of the night to take care of the baby and jumping at diaper changes is going to go a loooong way towards acheiving your goal of having a planted tank!! With support like that how will she be able to deny you??
Dude.... if MY hubby did that for me, I would let him get any tool he wanted!!!!!!!!(his hobby is woodworking) (I have an almost 4yr old boy and a 16m girl thats still in diapers and BFd LOL!) Mine NEVER helps at night....in fact sometimes I have to beg for help in the daytime lol.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:31 AM   #64
 
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Dude.... if MY hubby did that for me, I would let him get any tool he wanted!!!!!!!!(his hobby is woodworking) (I have an almost 4yr old boy and a 16m girl thats still in diapers and BFd LOL!) Mine NEVER helps at night....in fact sometimes I have to beg for help in the daytime lol.
See, Wake?? You'll be dialing in a planted tank in no time!!
(You already know you can get a tank ultra cheap on craigslist so you'll have lots of money left over for baby items!)
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:40 AM   #65
 
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Welll, getting up in the middle of the night to take care of the baby and jumping at diaper changes is going to go a loooong way towards acheiving your goal of having a planted tank!! With support like that how will she be able to deny you??
lol. I will have to consider that...

trukgirl, marine tanks that are set up properly practically run themselves. Experience just helps to realize your boundaries...
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:20 PM   #66
 
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Thanks

I am a stay at home mom, so I see my tanks all day long, almost every day. I really enjoy them so much.
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:49 PM   #67
 
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Its official........We have Diatom!!

Can I scrape it off the glass and clean my filter, or should I leave it completely alone??
(I was planning on doing that today anyways, just did a PWC yesterday...)
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:23 PM   #68
 
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Leave it alone for a few days, it should recede on its own. At that point you can scrape the glass.

Now's a good time to start posting Calcium and Alkalinity readings...
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:46 PM   #69
 
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Ok!
Isn't alkalinity the PH? If it is, I'm right on 8.2. I don't have a calcium test yet - will get 1.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:10 PM   #70
 
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Alkalinity is not pH. A lot of people get mixed up because above 7 on the pH scale is called basic or alkaline. Alkalinity refers to the general hardness of the water (gH). Calcium levels (kH) are included in this. So you could have 14 dgH and 4 dkH. The d stands for degrees. If you get a test kit that measures in ppm, please note that 17.9 ppm is equal to 1 degree. I hope this information helps :)

Also, I think your 8.2 is good, but what do I know? :)

Alsooooo, I thought when you have a diatom bloom you are supposed to add the cuc. I figured it would be a good time to add some of the cuc since the snails and crabs and shrimp, etc, would have algae to eat. I'm not telling you, tukgirl, to go and get a cuc, because again I am not sure about this, a more experienced member can really help you with this.

Good luck :)
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