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  1. Thread: Recycle?

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    Update from 1/17 Arrived home last evening and...

    Update from 1/17

    Arrived home last evening and tested my ammonia level and I believe it was unchanged from that morning, slightly less than 1.0.

    I did an 80% water change and retested three...
  2. Thread: Recycle?

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    Yes

    Yes, that's what I did.

    I could not can not figure out where my ammonia spike is coming from. I was not seeing expected results following repeated water changes. Got to wondering if my filter...
  3. Thread: Recycle?

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    Status Next Day

    Status of my tank.

    I stopped off at PetSmart and bought new bottles of #1 and #2 ammonia solution.
    When I arrive home I tested my water for ammonia using old solution and got 1.0ppm
    I retested...
  4. Thread: Recycle?

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    I have a very small quarn. tank and I filled it...

    I have a very small quarn. tank and I filled it with original aquarium water to keep my fish in for a few hours I thought. The fish and the two filters are in there. It has a small HOB filter and I...
  5. Thread: Recycle?

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    Lady Hobbs, Part of what you said depicts...

    Lady Hobbs,
    Part of what you said depicts exactly what I have seen which does not make sense to me. You said " Mixing ammonia water and other water together does not reduce ammonia".

    Ammonia is...
  6. Thread: Recycle?

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    I believe what I will do this evening when I get...

    I believe what I will do this evening when I get home based on a net of your thoughts here.
    1. Stop off and buy new ammonia test solutions 1 and 2.
    2. Remove my old filter cartridges and place them...
  7. Thread: Recycle?

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    OK, all of my solutions are out of date so I need...

    OK, all of my solutions are out of date so I need to buy new irregardless of my current issue.
    thanks,
  8. Thread: Recycle?

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    hum...test kits are old, I could buy two more...

    hum...test kits are old, I could buy two more bottles and try again
  9. Thread: Recycle?

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    Over the past 3 days following my substrate...

    Over the past 3 days following my substrate change I have done 3 x 40% water changes. 40% for me seems like a large water change for me. Do I have to do an even larger change?
  10. Thread: Recycle?

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    I do not know what ADA substrate is. Here is a...

    I do not know what ADA substrate is. Here is a cut and paste of the description of the material I used.

    AquaDurt.com: Freshwater Plant Substrate®
    Used as a complete system with our exclusive:...
  11. Thread: Recycle?

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    The filter pick up has to have a piece of water...

    The filter pick up has to have a piece of water proof tape added where the sections fit together but it works fine with low water levels, (I also place a plastic ramp under the outflows to reduce...
  12. Thread: Recycle?

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    No, the out of water time for the filter was not...

    No, the out of water time for the filter was not long, less than an hour. And, enough water remained in the filter sump to keep the filter element wet.
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    Yes, I have spent several of my evenings reading...

    Yes, I have spent several of my evenings reading everything I could find on lighting in prep for re-planting my tank. There is a great deal of conflicting information going around and it seems...
  14. Thread: Recycle?

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    Recycle?

    I have had a fish only 50g tank for about ten years. I originally cycled my tank and have had very stable parameters since. That is until just recently when I changed my substrate. I am preparing for...
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    Some Answers

    The very last thing I wanted to do was to get anyone upset with me, particularly for inaction.

    I have ordered a CU test kit, I live about 45 miles from the nearest store that resembles a lfs,...
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    Good Advice

    No doubt that is good advice as I understand that it takes a while for plants to adjust to a new home. Part of the history here is that over a five year period I have three previous failed attempts...
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    Plant Timing

    I had to look back at my emails to see when I received the plants. I hope that the date has not caused issues but they arrived on Friday the 13th, so about two weeks ago.
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    OK

    That makes sense to me, I will have the CO2 turn on an hour before the lights come on.
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    Status

    OK, I've had my CO2 system running for three days now. Happy to say that I do not have any more dead plants in that time. I do have to make a clean up evening this weekend as I have some dead leaves...
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    Pearling?

    I suppose pearling means bubbling out O2? I do have fish and have been watching them closely and they are why I turned my CO2 down late yesterday. No additional dead plants this morning but I assume...
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    And One More Observation

    The color in my drop checker is now green.

    Looking at my plants closely they are all producing bubbles. I assume that they are now producing O2 and that they have enough CO2. I turned my CO2 down...
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    More Info

    Light fixture is 48" and each bulb is 54watts for a total of 108 watts.

    I have been running my lights from 4-11pm so only 7 hours a day.

    I'll look at the suggested website and attempt a better...
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    Description

    I have to admit that I do not know the names of my plants, I still have a lot to learn. So, I am going back and forth using pictures for reference.

    It appears I have several different types of...
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    T5s and LED Arrays

    I read the same thing and investigated before installing them. The T5s generate a lot of heat and that heat was cooking the LEDs. I thought I had enough separation but I added some insulation. In...
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    More Information

    OK, I will try and post more information about what I have.
    -I bought an assortment of plants from aquariumplants.com and the individual plants are not identified, they have this description: 20...
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