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  1. #31

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    You've got me there. I've never used a pH buffer.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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    Basically you just age some water in a bucket with the appropriate amount of buffer mixed in. You have to use like a powerhead or an airstone or something to "mix it up" as it's aging though.
    Coastie-to-be... hopefully.

  3. #33

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    I gotcha'. You're right. Pretty much like adding salt for an ich treatment. =]

    Well, good news was had yesterday! The top tank had completed its' cycle, but the bottom tank did not. I haven't tested tonight, yet, but I fully expect the bottom tank to be complete, as well (the nitrite coloring is taking longer to turn purple - which is usually a good sign). I didn't want to start on anything else, until both tanks had finished cycling. So, I expect to be finished with cycling tonight (maybe tomorrow) and then I'll start making the Nerite tank (the top one) brackish tomorrow. Well, I might start on that tonight... we'll see how it goes.

    Once the top tank is brackish, I'm going to scrape off and transfer all of the Horned Nerite Snail eggs from my Betta tank into the Nerite tank and see how that does. It'd be great if I can get them started in this manner, as I have so many eggs already. I would still like to get a population of Zebra Nerites going, as well, though, as they're much larger and I expect that they could probably survive being in the same tank as Assassins.

    I'm willing to test the theory, anyway. My findings should benefit the community either way.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

  4. #34

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    I was right! Both tanks are not fully cycled. =] Now I just need to turn one into a brackish tank and acquire some snails. Then we'll be on our way.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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    Congrats. This will be a very interesting experiment!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  6. #36

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    Great read Kevin!! Wish you the best. I will be living through your exprience since Im not allowed to have more tanks lol.
    Roll the Dice!

  7. #37

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    Thanks guys, appreciate it. I just re-read my last post and I meant "now" not "not." lol Anyway, I guess you got the idea. I'll be making the top tank brackish today and probably be performing water changes. I suppose I'll shop around for Rabbits & Zebra Nerites, as well.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

  8. #38

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    I can't wait to see how this works out for you. Make sure you post pics of the newly hatched.

  9. #39

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    Same here. I'll be sure to do that. =]

    Who knew it'd take so long to make a tank brackish? I added about 5 heaping teaspoons of salt (mixed w/ tank water) and didn't even make a dent. I don't want to overdo it, so I wanted to test if I have the same level today that I did last night. Seemed like a lot at the time, but what do I know? I've never really attempted a brackish or salt-water tank before.

    Anyway, I'll test when I get home and continue to add more salt.

    I also just purchased 5 Orange Rabbit Snails from a breeder on Aquabid. He already sent them out and gave me a tracking number so I'm excited to see them arrive. That tank is ready and waiting, so whenever they come in, they'll be on their way. I'm just hoping that at least 1 or 2 are female. lol If not, it could be a lot of waiting for nothing. ;P
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA
    I also just purchased 5 Orange Rabbit Snails from a breeder on Aquabid. ;P

    Wabbit, wabbit, owange wabbit. I can't wait!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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