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  1. Thread: pH question

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    I wanted to get it above 8 because that seems to...

    I wanted to get it above 8 because that seems to be what they like according to everything I've read and heard about them.

    Do you really think that pH level will be ok?
  2. Thread: pH question

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    Thanks for all the info! My pH after the water...

    Thanks for all the info!

    My pH after the water change is 7.6ish. Almost turning purple on the pH chart.

    pH out of the tap is right at 7...

    All of my other parameters are money right now....
  3. Thread: pH question

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    pH question

    I'm trying to do an african cichlid tank in a 75g. I can't get the pH up high enough. I've put crushed coral in my HOB filter, and have sand substrate that is supposed to help buffer a higher pH. The...
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    water parameters

    Hi all.

    I've just converted a 75 gallon Oscar tank to an African Cichlid tank. I would like to have a community of these bad boys in there. What are some good water parameters to have? I know I...
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    hahaha. got me. yes he does. sadly...

    hahaha. got me. yes he does. sadly...
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    dumb question perhaps?

    Can Oscars get Ich?
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    Nice! So that means I don't have to replace the...

    Nice! So that means I don't have to replace the media!

    I love these filters!
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    AC 110 filter/Fluval 405

    Does anyone have any experience with these filters? I'm just curious as to how often I should replace the media. I have them both running on a 75 gal tank. I assume I should only replace the media on...
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    75 Gal Oscar Tank

    I finally got myself an Oscar! I am giddy with excitement! :hmm3grin2orange:

    I got him today and he is 2" long with great coloration. Pics to come!

    It is so fun to watch him explore the tank....
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    Yeah....I tried the fishing line. Too much work....

    Yeah....I tried the fishing line. Too much work. I'm just going to go buy the masonry bit tomorrow.
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    It IS that expensive. I've seen it at a bunch of...

    It IS that expensive. I've seen it at a bunch of different places and all of the prices are ridiculous.
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    Hmmmm. I like the fishing line idea. Great idea!

    Hmmmm. I like the fishing line idea. Great idea!
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    Congrats on the Cycle!

    Congrats on the Cycle!
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    If your Ammonia is @ 5ppm it might be a while...

    If your Ammonia is @ 5ppm it might be a while until your cycle is done. IME your cycle will be almost done when you have 0ppm ammonia and high nitrites (as in off the charts). Then one day your ites...
  15. Thread: Cycled!!!!

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    I don't know if that's a good idea....you'll just...

    I don't know if that's a good idea....you'll just end up with dead fish if your nitrites are where I think they are.
  16. Thread: Cycled!!!!

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    Thanks! Bdj470, I would say anything can...

    Thanks!

    Bdj470, I would say anything can happen in the tank when you're cycling. Just wait it out though. Since you're doing a fishless cycle, the cloudy water isn't hurting anything.
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    Thanks! I do have some slate on top of it. I'm...

    Thanks!

    I do have some slate on top of it. I'm just worried that when I get my Oscar in there he'll knock the slate off and then i'll have a floating piece of wood again....
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    Driftwood not sinking...

    So I have a LARGE piece of driftwood in my tank and after 40 days it still won't sink. I knew it would take a long time for it to get completely water-logged, but I didn't think it would take 40...
  19. Thread: Cycled!!!!

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    Cycled!!!!

    YES!! Phew! Glad that is over with! Time for the fishies!!!:19: :hmm3grin2orange:

    For those of you cycling. Be Patient! I thought my cycle would never end! Then today....BOOM! 0 Nitrites! 0...
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    Final Stage of Cycle!

    YES! Ammonia dropped to zero! Nitrites still off the charts. Now we play the waiting game! Sooooooooo close to fish time!!!:hmm3grin2orange:
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    Thank you! Now I can retain my sanity...

    Thank you!

    Now I can retain my sanity :hmm3grin2orange:
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    Nitrite question

    So I'm in the middle of my cycle, and my ammonia is now at 1.5, and my nitrites are off the charts! Higher than a 5...

    Is this normal for the ites?

    I've been told to reduce the amount of...
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    Thanks! I can't wait! So here is a pic of my...

    Thanks! I can't wait!

    So here is a pic of my piece of driftwood that is still floating. I heard this white stuff coming out of the wood is a part of the curing process, but it seems a bit crazy to...
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    Just me being excited

    I've been doing a fishless cycle on a 75 gal for 2 weeks and just got my first nitrtite reading!thumbs2: A 1.5! Ammonia is at 4ppm. I can't believe it took so long!

    Well at least i'll have a...
  25. Thread: Success!

    by 10lbBass
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    Nice tank! It looks fantastic! Congrats on...

    Nice tank! It looks fantastic!

    Congrats on the completed cycle!
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