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Conversation Between Hallyx and rickey
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  1. Hallyx
    08-12-2013 04:52 PM - permalink
    Scientists (you), engineers (me) and other tech-nerds tend to think differently than most people. LoL
  2. rickey
    08-12-2013 11:14 AM - permalink
    You and I think differently that the average betta keeper
  3. Hallyx
    08-12-2013 05:54 AM - permalink
    Hey Rick, Thank you for your comments on the water chem sticky. I'm pleased to have this info posted here on my page. And I'm glad to have you confirm my opinions and practices re: small tanks and using parameters to guide maintenance (rather than mere time).

    Those are (some of) the minerals that we change water to refresh?
    On Jaysee's "How do you cycle" thread, everybody gets the plant-and-stock-lightly meme. Something to pass along to the Betta side. I try to upgrade conservative thought and practices on here.
  4. rickey
    08-11-2013 04:50 PM - permalink
    Hi Hallyx, The basic chemistry information in bahamut285 article is basically sound and pretty standard . He is a little confuse on the subject of alkalinity and kH but close. kH is the measure of carbonate or bicarbonate and while these affect alkalinity other thing do also in the environment carbonate alkalinity tends to make up most of the total alkalinity other Ions do also Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+, Cl_, SO4, and NO3 al make up total qlklinity (some of these are measured as gH). As far as his water change recommendations go I totally disagree. Your bio load and nitrates should dictate you water change schedule IMHO. As far as cycling small aquariums what is the problem you an I both know it can be done successfully if you do over stock amd do your maintenance. In the Goldfish houses there are 4000 gallons of water and I do much more maintenance on those two houses that I do on my two nano tanks(a 2.5 gallon Spec and a 6 gallon Edge) why a very light Bio load and plants
  5. Hallyx
    08-10-2013 05:31 PM - permalink
    Enjoyed your answer on the Tank Size thread about "instability."

    Considering your background, I'd be interested in anything you'd have to say about this. (Sorry, you'll have to type in the http)
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