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  1. Thanks I will do that and thanks for the names of...

    Thanks I will do that and thanks for the names of good starter plants.
  2. I use the Nutrafin test kit. The color pink I am...

    I use the Nutrafin test kit. The color pink I am seeing is between 5 and 10 so that is a guess on my part.....5 - 7 Nitrates.
    I suppose I could just say less than 10 since the color is lighter than...
  3. Thanks so much, yes this all helps very much!...

    Thanks so much, yes this all helps very much! Especially your info on the lighting. Knowing I have a wrong bulb that is for growing algae may explain my algae growth! I need to find the right bulb to...
  4. I was reading the info that came with the light. ...

    I was reading the info that came with the light.
    This is a 30" light fixture so the bulbs are 18 watt.

    I also was reading this combo of lamps is suppose to be for Saltwater reef tanks.
    It...
  5. Thanks for the reply, but I don't think it is as...

    Thanks for the reply, but I don't think it is as simple as that for me. I know some plants can be submerged fully and others can't. Some need more light than others. Some are easy to grow and others...
  6. Thanks for replying.... The info on each bulb:...

    Thanks for replying....
    The info on each bulb:
    1 bulb says: Coralife 10,000K
    120V F18-T5-BP then a circle with a Hg in it

    The other bulb has the same thing except instead of the 10,000K it...
  7. Starting my first tank with live plants...help please!

    I have a 29 gallon freshwater tank with 4 neons, 2 cory cats, 3 ghost shrimp, 2 platys and 1 male guppy.
    I have a glass cover and a Coralife light with two bulbs. It was the recommended light for...
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    I have had Neon tetras in this tank since the...

    I have had Neon tetras in this tank since the first week back in August 2012. The only thing that one died of was NTD and so for the others are healthy.
    So I am beginning to think either the API...
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    Thanks so much, I called the National testing lab...

    Thanks so much, I called the National testing lab about testing the tap water and they explained that they run the same tests as do the water treatment plants. So I suppose my confirmation of what...
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    I was wondering if both the Hagen and API are...

    I was wondering if both the Hagen and API are both the same as far as accuracy goes ....why do I get such a drastic difference in the Nitrate test?
    I just tested this afternoon....
    API tests my...
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    OK, I did this and contacted this company:...

    OK, I did this and contacted this company: Nations Testing Labs
    http://www.ntllabs.com/

    I talked to a person there and they said they test the same way the city tests for Nitrates. In other words...
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    Thanks, but I did talk to our city water...

    Thanks, but I did talk to our city water inspector and all she did was order a test at the local water treatment plant that services our area. I asked if she would come out to do a test on our tap...
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    Well, the only lab testing of water I found...

    Well, the only lab testing of water I found online cost over $100. That will have to wait until I can afford it. I will check into the state....maybe they have a more affordable testing available....
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    Well, you saw what I have and I think the largest...

    Well, you saw what I have and I think the largest ones will be the cory cats. I rehomed the angel fish I had and I am looking to have only neons, white clouds and maybe some type of shrimp and small...
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    My stock and filtration system for this tank is...

    My stock and filtration system for this tank is in my original post.
    I would like to add more small fish to my tank. I got this 29 gallon tank thinking I could have 29 inches of adult fish.
    I am...
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    Thanks to each one of you who replied. We don't...

    Thanks to each one of you who replied. We don't drink this water or cook with it. We buy RO water at the local Water n Ice store for our water needs.
    And I buy bottled water by the case at Walmart....
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    Help! High Nitrates in my tap water...

    First let me thank you for reading through my post. I appreciate your time and help.

    My problem is my tap water has 30 to 40 Nitrates in it. I know that 10ppm is the legal limit and my cities...
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    Thanks, Cermet, yes I have been puzzled by the...

    Thanks, Cermet, yes I have been puzzled by the Free Ammonia reading while I use Prime too. I have a 29 gallon tank and I have put as much as 2 tsp of Prime in this tank and still get a small free...
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    I will try to answer all your questions. I have...

    I will try to answer all your questions.
    I have small and pea sized gravel as the substrate. I also have plastic plants and a couple aquarium decorations. The cycle is getting there, I hope. I have...
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    What to do about Algae...

    I am new to the hobby and have a 29 gallon freshwater tank. I started this tank August 29th. It is still trying to cycle. The question I have here is about algae. I have brown algae starting to grow...
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    Thanks I will keep that in mind! Connie

    Thanks I will keep that in mind!
    Connie
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    Thanks, Lady Hobbs, but my hood doesn't have room...

    Thanks, Lady Hobbs, but my hood doesn't have room on the back for a second filter. I wish it did! I don't like this hood that came with this tank for that reason. The hood is ok otherwise, but only...
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    Thanks, but another question please....

    Thanks for the great info on filters. I am going to sound like a newbie here....but wait....I am! LOL! What is HOB? I figured out ugf meant Under gravel filter...LOL!
    I am so not used to the lingo...
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    Question on Bio wheels....

    I have a relatively new tank....two weeks old and still cycling. I got this 29 gallon tank as a kit and it came with a Penguin 200 power filter with a Bio Wheel.

    I was wondering if this Bio Wheel...
  25. Thread: Hello to All!

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    Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome! I am...

    Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome!
    I am going over the forum information as I can and
    enjoying reading all the great articles.
    Some of my questions are already answered in reading
    the great...
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