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    Uh, pretty safe bet if you ask me. If your wrong...

    Uh, pretty safe bet if you ask me. If your wrong you won't have to pay up!
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    Try the smaller more frequent changes and monitor...

    Try the smaller more frequent changes and monitor the nitrAte. If it stays below 20ppm your routine is sufficient.
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    He has now changed the date to Oct. 21, 2011. ...

    He has now changed the date to Oct. 21, 2011. I'm sure he will be right this time. I'm so scarred. Who will feed my fish?:hmm3grin2orange:
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    :yeahthat: +1

    :yeahthat: +1
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    Will not do you much good to call your water...

    Will not do you much good to call your water company. Most of the tap water is treated with chloramine now. Chloramine is a combination of chlorine and ammonia.

    Some water conditioners (like...
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    Tank looks very nice. At day 20 you are not...

    Tank looks very nice. At day 20 you are not fully cycled as of yet and this is normal. The bacteria that convert nitrite to nitrate are slower to establish than the ammonia to nitrite bacteria.
    ...
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    Gotta love Cory's!

    Gotta love Cory's!
  8. Thread: ho to lower pH?

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    If you try to adjust your PH use RO/DI water and...

    If you try to adjust your PH use RO/DI water and mix it with your tap water. You can also use distilled water from the grocery store. Experment with the ratio untill you get the desired PH.

    The...
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    Engine light comes on, 2001 Chrysler Town and...

    Engine light comes on, 2001 Chrysler Town and Country Mini Van. Van runs great but won't pass stupid annual inspection because of engine light.

    Take it to local repair shop. $75.00. Engine...
  10. Once ammonia and nitrites test zero and you have...

    Once ammonia and nitrites test zero and you have nitrates present you can slow down on the water changes as your tank is cycled.

    Are you testing for nitrAtes at all yet?

    After the cycle is...
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    Large sheets (28x24 inches I think) of solid...

    Large sheets (28x24 inches I think) of solid colored poster board can be purchased at Hobby Lobby for a buck a sheet. This stuff works great and you can't beat the price.
  12. Thread: cycled?

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    Nitrates should be increasing unless you have...

    Nitrates should be increasing unless you have been doing water changes or have live plants.
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    Now that you have a kit test your well water. ...

    Now that you have a kit test your well water. The crushed coral in your substrate will help buffer your PH.

    Eventually using your well water by it's self as replacement water will overcome the...
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    KH is a buffer against acid. If your KH is low...

    KH is a buffer against acid. If your KH is low your PH is subject to crashing.

    What this means is if your KH is high you can add things like driftwood and your PH will not budge. Add driftwood...
  15. Thread: Osama is dead!

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    Donald Duck is dead?

    Donald Duck is dead?
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    That would depend on if I was wearing pants or...

    That would depend on if I was wearing pants or not.
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    I used to use 5g buckets to refill my tanks. ...

    I used to use 5g buckets to refill my tanks. Working at a hospital I have access to 1ml syringes. 1ml of prime will treat 10 gallons of water. So every 0.1ml treats 1 gallon.
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    My apologies sir.

    My apologies sir.
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    I'm pretty sure that adding ammonia to the tank...

    I'm pretty sure that adding ammonia to the tank should be done with no fish in the tank. Hence the term "Fishless Cycling"

    Your cory's are mad at you.
  20. Thread: ph levels?

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    Actually there is no such thing as a "normal" PH....

    Actually there is no such thing as a "normal" PH. It is best to allow your fish to adapt to the PH of your water.

    Attempting to adjust the PH of your water can be stressful on the inhabitants...
  21. Thread: understanding kh

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    No problem, glad it helped.

    No problem, glad it helped.
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    Yes if your KH is low your PH will be unstable. ...

    Yes if your KH is low your PH will be unstable. Read the following article for all you ever wanted to know about KH/GH/PH:

    http://americanaquariumproducts.com/AquariumKH.html

    Good Luck.
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    On another forum there was a discussion on the...

    On another forum there was a discussion on the use of leaves in the aquarium and one of the people involved mentioned buying leaves. I immediately posted the below:

    "I have bags and bags of...
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    I would love one!

    I would love one!
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    Thank you both for your comments. The turtle...

    Thank you both for your comments.

    The turtle dock was left over from a couple weeks ago when I took down my daughters turtle tank. There are no turtles in my tank so it is weighted down and used...
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