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    I'm definitely excited to get it up and running!...

    I'm definitely excited to get it up and running! It's boring with and empty tank lol
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    I have decided to go with the Black Diamond...

    I have decided to go with the Black Diamond blasting sand. I like the look of the black I just didn't want to pay and arm and a leg at my LFS so I'm glad I was able to find a cheaper option!
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    I have my tank set up! I set up the Aquaclear...

    I have my tank set up! I set up the Aquaclear filter today and filled the tank with water so I can get going on the cycling process.
    Added the ammonia and I'm sitting at about 4ppm so we'll see how...
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    My water params from last Thursday pH 8.2...

    My water params from last Thursday
    pH 8.2
    Ammonia 1
    Nitrates 40
    Nitrites 5

    Todays results
    pH 8.2
    Ammonia 0.25
    Nitrate 40
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    Yes, SueD you are correct, I only added ammonia...

    Yes, SueD you are correct, I only added ammonia once yesterday... I used an online calculator (http://www.fishforums.net/aquarium-calculator.htm) to figure out how much ammonia I needed and added the...
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    Thanks for the suggestion on the Black Diamond...

    Thanks for the suggestion on the Black Diamond blasting sand, I will definitely look into it! I wanted to go with black originally but buying black sand from the LFS gets expensive in large...
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    I bought my tank today! Here's a picture of my...

    I bought my tank today!
    Here's a picture of my tank on the stand I will be using thumbs2:

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    I unfortunately won't have the filter until Friday so until then the tank is going to have to be...
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    Thanks for the advice on the pH Rocksor. I just...

    Thanks for the advice on the pH Rocksor. I just ordered the API GH/KH test kit online which will get here on Friday.
    On another note... I finally added ammonia to my tank today! (I also bought my...
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    It was, I took the bucket that I bought...

    It was, I took the bucket that I bought specifically for water changes and such and filled it about a quarter of the way full then let it sit overnight.
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    Just tested my tap water pH again... It's off the...

    Just tested my tap water pH again... It's off the charts... (higher than 8.8...)
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    Just tested my tank params again... pH 8.2...

    Just tested my tank params again...
    pH 8.2
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate somewhere between 0 and 5
    Ammonia some where between 0.5 and 1 (the color chart online and the one that came with my kit differ)
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    Thanks for the info! Hopefully my pH will go down...

    Thanks for the info! Hopefully my pH will go down once my tank is done cycling... Do you have any suggestions on how to manually lower the pH?


    Will do slap!
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    Thanks for the quick reply! When I add the...

    Thanks for the quick reply!
    When I add the ammonia to cycle my tank could that have the potential to bring down my pH or is it going to stay that high unless I do something else to fix it? If so...
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    Thanks guys... Do I need to use the same test...

    Thanks guys...
    Do I need to use the same test tubes for the same tests each time? (I labeled them already just in case)
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    All I have in my tank are 3 plants... I have the...

    All I have in my tank are 3 plants...
    I have the API Master Test Kit, no strips for me as I did my research before I started :)
    I will definitely test my tap water. Is the pH the only test I need...
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    So I just did my first round of tests since I was...

    So I just did my first round of tests since I was out of town for the weekend...
    pH 8.8 (Why is this so high??)
    Ammonia 1.0 ppm
    Nitrite 0 ppm
    Nitrate 5.0 ppm

    I haven't added in any ammonia yet...
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    jdancer98's 40B Adventure

    I'm taking the plunge and upgrading to a 40 gallon breeder tank within the next week and a half or so. I plan on starting out with one of two filters, a heater, possibly some plants, sand for the...
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    The center thing supposedly worked as an air pump...

    The center thing supposedly worked as an air pump but I'm no longer using that as I now have a filter. I think there is room for me to place the biomedia in with the filter, if I remember right there...
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    That does look very pretty! I will definitely...

    That does look very pretty!
    I will definitely look into buying some before I get my shrimp!
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    I will definitely look into getting the Christmas...

    I will definitely look into getting the Christmas moss for this!
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    41918 41919 Here's my tank post fake plant...

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    Here's my tank post fake plant dismantle :)
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    Thanks for the idea Bluewater! I hadn't thought...

    Thanks for the idea Bluewater! I hadn't thought about that... That's definitely something I will have to do! What species of moss would you suggest to do that with?
  23. Thread: New 37g tank

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    I asked my dad about it (he works with wood A...

    I asked my dad about it (he works with wood A LOT) and he thought that it would hold the tank, but I'm always glad for a second opinion!
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    41916 41917 Here's a couple picture of the...

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    Here's a couple picture of the inside.
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    Thanks for the Cherry Shrimp! I love it!

    Thanks for the Cherry Shrimp! I love it!
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