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  1. Thread: Water Changes

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    Even if you're using RO water to dilute your tap...

    Even if you're using RO water to dilute your tap there's no need to let it sit over night. If you have concerns of it mixing because you add salt or other powders run a pump in there for 5 minutes...
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    Spring for a quality substrate and root tabs with...

    Spring for a quality substrate and root tabs with Excel/Iron dosing there's a lot of stem plants you can keep with a full 6500k spectrum T8. Make sure it has red in the spectrum for better...
  3. Thread: lights

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    Pretty low light plants man. If you want the...

    Pretty low light plants man.

    If you want the fancy stuff consider ATI T5 lighting and you can do a lot more. You can still grow the low light stuff with proper tank placement and use of floater...
  4. Thread: Will this work?

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    Try to find a good amount of live rock. The stuff...

    Try to find a good amount of live rock. The stuff already with coralline algae is a good way to spread that beautiful algae.. Snails shells help that too.. Skip the limestone unless it's argonite ....
  5. Thread: Plants.

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    Get some green thread or fishing line and...

    Get some green thread or fishing line and attach.. Slightly trims the roots to encourage growth.. Don't attach to shaded spot if plant needs light.
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    You said you have lots of live plants? Expand...

    You said you have lots of live plants? Expand there... What type of lights do you have? Get more
  7. Thread: Water Changes

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    You can change the water on your tank as much as...

    You can change the water on your tank as much as you want... If the conditions you're pouring back are same pH, kH, and GH with same solids... Smaller water changes arguably are better for...
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    I think it'd be best to give a time line of each...

    I think it'd be best to give a time line of each time you put ammonia in the tank. Have you been feeding your colony since nitrate reading?
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    I don't think I ever said the GPH of the pump?...

    I don't think I ever said the GPH of the pump? The one I have laying around can effectively move water up 3ft at 200GPH. This is only a 10g refugium so I don't need much.

    I think I am going to use...
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    Perhaps I should decrease the size of my reactor?...

    Perhaps I should decrease the size of my reactor? How long and what angel would be best if I'm doing it all myself?
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    I feel that that would slow down the canister...

    I feel that that would slow down the canister output in a way i don't like.. And as I mentioned on the first line, I have plans to add the refugium anyway. It only makes sense to add the reactor,...
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    CO2 reactor/refugium output

    Hey so I currently am running 2 canister filters and I would like to swap the smaller one out with a refugium sump and use that canister on another system. I like the pH stability that is going to...
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    The autotrophic bacteria is going to function at...

    The autotrophic bacteria is going to function at 50% effectiveness @ 7.2 pH. 100% is 8.3pH at 85 degrees or so. 6.6 will work, it's just going to take longer for it to convert your straight dosing. I...
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    No clown loach is captive bred. They require the...

    No clown loach is captive bred. They require the quick moving streams of Asia. a pond won't cut it..

    Buy blood worms either frozen or live and make sure your clown loach always have full bellies...
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    Arguably as long as there's no ammonia source you...

    Arguably as long as there's no ammonia source you can remove Almost all of it. Just don't feed nearly anything until it grows back. So with that being said if you remove 1/2 feed that tank 1/2 as...
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    Your discus are new? 2 weeks? You said you're...

    Your discus are new? 2 weeks? You said you're using all tap? Tap is never acidic because of the possibly it could
    Mess with pipes. I'm guessing your fish are not appreciating frequent water changes...
  17. Thread: question

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    Imagine a pre-sponge filter on your siphon.. Just...

    Imagine a pre-sponge filter on your siphon.. Just like you do for a HOB filter with frey, you put on a pre-filter sponge. Do it for the tubing you use to siphon water out of the tank as well. Frey...
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    Hahaha dang I've always read your name as slash....

    Hahaha dang I've always read your name as slash. The troubles of mobile phones... My bad man!
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    Slash is correct they are totally are. They are...

    Slash is correct they are totally are. They are no longer alive though. It's basically just pure calcium. It will raise your kH slightly.. If your water was more acidic they might dissolve. Your...
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    Sweet tank! That's just basic algae growing....

    Sweet tank! That's just basic algae growing. Anubias is very prone to this because it's leafs are closer to the light. It's actually very likely you can use your thumb and wipe that algae right off....
  21. Hi your RO will have a 0 GH ideally. Your filters...

    Hi your RO will have a 0 GH ideally. Your filters should be providing you 0TDS water. What are you adding back in the water for GH and Akalinity? If you're just keeping goldfish I'd suggest using...
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    I just wanted to give an update on the situation....

    I just wanted to give an update on the situation. I have no lost a neon tetra, or any fish for that matter. In fact we've added Raspbora which were even smaller than the neons. Even during the 2wk...
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    Don't think its a stupid mistake boss. Some...

    Don't think its a stupid mistake boss. Some things were missed but that's the beauty of a low tech tank. Your moneywort did a good job at nitrate control which is great! I'm sure pH stabilized after...
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    All neons are still counted for and the zigzag is...

    All neons are still counted for and the zigzag is enjoying bloodworms nightly... He's liking his tunnel cave I made him. It was a good idea. I don't even think I'll be loosing any Neons. They've been...
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    My betta was attacked by neons. The wavy fins is...

    My betta was attacked by neons. The wavy fins is just a perfect nipping target for neons haha

    I get neons from the wholesale warehouse from my boss
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