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01-19-2009, 08:28 PM
Hey ive just set my new Fluval Roma 90
Substrate: Deponit Mix (Denerle) Sand on top
Filter: Fluval 2+...soon to upgrade to a Fluval U3
Co2: Tetra Co2-Depot
Plants: Alternanthera reinecki "Red", Myriophyllum elatinoides, Echinodorus tenellus, Echinodorus Osirus, Mayaca fluviatilis, Heteranthera zosteraefolia, Hydrocotyle leucocephala.

Water Parameters
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 0ppm
Ph: 7.2
Gh: 10
Kh: 5

I do weekly water changes of 10% Replace water with RO.
Everyday i add S7 ferts (Denerle) then every other 2 weeks i alternate between E15 and V30 ferts (denerle)

Fish so far 5 corys.

with gh and Kh which is more important?? i want 2 Bolivian rams so i need to know what sort of Gh and Kh i need rather than in Dh thank you

Wild Turkey
01-22-2009, 05:34 PM
How come no one said hello to you???
Welcome to ac!!!!!:19: thumbs2:
Is your tank 100% R/o water? This can cause ph swings unless you are adding a buffer. Most people would use r/o:tap water 1:1 to avoid this problem..i assume you are using it to try to lower your ph?

01-22-2009, 05:46 PM
Welcome to the AC!:22:

01-22-2009, 06:15 PM
nice color contrast in your plants! welcome to the AC!

01-22-2009, 10:06 PM
Nice looking tank, welcome to the forum!! :22:

01-23-2009, 12:53 AM
Hiya! Welcome to AC XD

01-23-2009, 01:36 AM
Welcome to AC!

01-24-2009, 07:39 PM
thank you guys =)

my tank was cycled with tap water and i have just used 25 Litres of RO with no addatives but i have Discus mineral addative and Nutrafin Ph stabaliser
im off to the shop on Monday to pick myself up 50 Litres which will last 5 weeks and get myself either Cardinal Tetras or Rummy Nose or a Whiptail catfish

01-24-2009, 11:52 PM
G'day and wolcome to AC!

Great looking tank too.

Deleted User
01-26-2009, 02:18 PM
Very nice looking tank. Welcome to AC. :ssmile:

01-26-2009, 06:54 PM
Hello and welcome home the A.C.!