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    Hello angel... The pH of the tank water is...

    Hello angel...

    The pH of the tank water is 7.2, nearly neutral. But, this is the great thing about the "Ag" plant. It has the ability to use all three forms of nitrogen. The beneficial bacteria...
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    Rock... Yes. I tried pothos, philodendron,...

    Rock...

    Yes. I tried pothos, philodendron, nephthytis and Prayer plants too. Their root systems were too small and the plants never grew large enough to make a difference in the level of...
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    Hello Rock... I used Chinese evergreen...

    Hello Rock...

    I used Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema). I believe these are the Gemini variety. Anyway, these plants used the nitrogen from the fish waste so fast, that the nitrite bacteria didn't...
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    Hello Whis... I researched the Walstad method...

    Hello Whis...

    I researched the Walstad method several years ago and tried it. The nutrients in the dirt were exhausted in just a few months and I had to use root tabs. Root tabs in a dirted tank...
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    Hello Kory... Unless you keep and breed rare...

    Hello Kory...

    Unless you keep and breed rare fish species, you don't need to be concerned with the chemical makeup of your tap water. Fish from the local pet store are likely on the same public...
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    gold... Changing half the water weekly is a...

    gold...

    Changing half the water weekly is a good amount and will guarantee a clean and level water chemistry. But, this change needs to be done gradually, to avoid stressing your fish. Water...
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    AC... Interesting. I was looking at a house...

    AC...

    Interesting. I was looking at a house plant that would grow large enough to filter the water in a large tank. Specifically, a plant that would use the ammonia and nitrite so quickly, there...
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    Keeping an Aquarium With No Filter

    Hello AC...

    If I set up a tank and used lava rock and an airstone with an air pump in place of a mechanical filter, would the tank support fish if I just performed large, weekly water changes? ...
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    gold... I can tell you that small water...

    gold...

    I can tell you that small water changes do little to maintain healthy water conditions for your fish. Small changes leave most of the polluted water in the tank. Your fish will add to...
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    Hello... Thanks for the two replies. ...

    Hello...

    Thanks for the two replies. Apparently, no one has used house plants to reduce nitrogen in fish tank water. I'm sure there's a use for house plants in this case. I would think that...
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    Hi Gold... How clean is your tank? If you're...

    Hi Gold...

    How clean is your tank? If you're changing most of the water every week, there's nothing like a virus or parasite that will live in pure water conditions. If your cleaning routine is...
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    Nitrate Reducing House Plants

    Hello AC...

    What's your experience using a house plant called Chinese evergreen to reduce nitrates in tap and tank water?

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    New Member

    Hello AC...

    I'm oldtimer. New to this forum, but have been keeping tanks for quite a few years. Keep tropical fish and a number of different Goldfish, both indoors and outdoors. Keep household...
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