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post #31 of 47 Old 08-27-2010, 06:24 AM
put a bag of zeolites to remove the ammonia and turn it into ammonium =)

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #32 of 47 Old 08-27-2010, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, tested the water this afternoon.

Ammonia is 0
Nitrite is 0
and NitrAte is 5

Do I need to wait until the nitrAte is 0 before adding my fish back in?
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post #33 of 47 Old 08-27-2010, 04:54 PM
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No, you want some Nitrates. It should be alright to add your fish back in the tank but continue to monitor the water parameters.
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post #34 of 47 Old 08-27-2010, 05:03 PM
if the readings are correct thats great news =)

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #35 of 47 Old 08-27-2010, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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What is a good NitrAte range? It seams like a planted tank is more work then the tank I had before!

Should I add the co2 back in, and if so when?
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post #36 of 47 Old 08-27-2010, 07:21 PM
in a planted tank thats not high tech balance is what we are looking for and that does not come easy

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #37 of 47 Old 08-27-2010, 09:30 PM
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A low tech planted tank is easy, as compared to a high tech tank...IMHO anyway!

I never want to see a nitrate reading of anything over 40 ppm in my tanks. All my tanks are planted and my nitrates usually run anywhere from 5 to 20 ppm.

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post #38 of 47 Old 08-27-2010, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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So any tips on when to add the co2 back?
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post #39 of 47 Old 08-27-2010, 10:06 PM
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So any tips on when to add the co2 back?
I don't use CO2, just proper lighting, liquid ferts and root tabs.
Someone else with experience in this department will have to advise.
They should be along shortly!

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post #40 of 47 Old 08-28-2010, 11:35 AM
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So any tips on when to add the co2 back?
I mentioned in post #14 in this thread that I wouldn't suggest CO2 in this tank and gave my reasoning. I haven't changed my thinking since then.

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