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  1. #1311

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    Good advice on the Flame tetra, I can't rep you any more, so have a "cherry barb" - steeler58 Now you have 15! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Have a Cory!! - steeler58 Good Luck - pRED 
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrozenTundra View Post
    man that is alot of snails, that would definitely explain your massive ph drop
    You want some? I know a guy.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  2. #1312

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    Heres to getting the fish we like and the 4th of July wich was nice enough to be on a friday! - steeler58 Using some of my winnings on friends and you probably could use some coffee :) - steeler58 So very sorry :( - steeler58 TGIF! May the good Lord be with you and your family Matt. - Taurus Have a cyber-miller and forget about "trolls" first person I saw that did not like you, LOL!! - steeler58 
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    0 - 4 dH, 0 - 70 ppm : very soft
    4 - 8 dH, 70 - 140 ppm : soft
    8 - 12 dH, 140 - 210 ppm : medium hard
    12 - 18 dH, 210 - 320 ppm : fairly hard
    18 - 30 dH, 320 - 530 ppm : hard
    higher : liquid rock

    That is taken from http://www.cs.duke.edu/~narten/faq/chemistry.html

    Tap = 102 soft
    40B Tank = 150 medium hard
    10 Gallon Tank = 138 soft

    I think you should calibrate your meter.
    OK I got the solution today and calibrated the meter:

    Tap = 113

    10 gallon = 142
    40 gallon = 144

    Still make no sense to me
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  3. #1313

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    Well, looks to me like you have soft water out of the tap and border line soft-medium hard in the tank which makes sense due to mineral build up. Your measurements are in ppm, correct? You must have soft to medium hard water Matt or your Rummy Nose tetra wouldn't be doing so well.

    Maybe this will help? http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-04/rhf/feature/index.php


    Last edited by Taurus; 05-12-2014 at 08:09 PM.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

  4. #1314

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    Must be beer time - mommy1 poor baby.  here's your beer after your difficult week - fishmommie And here' the box of tissues I didn't use crying because I feel so bad for you :o) - fishmommie have a cyber-miller for 9,000 posts! - steeler58 have a cyber-miller for 9,000 posts! - steeler58 
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    I'm glad somebody's keeping this "old tradition" alive :) - steeler58 Here's to the 4th and nose hair fiascos! - Taurus got otos - cm12setx otos -- yay - RiversGirl Oto - SeaLady 
    Heres to getting the fish we like and the 4th of July wich was nice enough to be on a friday! - steeler58 Using some of my winnings on friends and you probably could use some coffee :) - steeler58 So very sorry :( - steeler58 TGIF! May the good Lord be with you and your family Matt. - Taurus Have a cyber-miller and forget about "trolls" first person I saw that did not like you, LOL!! - steeler58 
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    I can tell you right now our tap water is on the hard side. I can't stand taking a shower in hotels where the water is so soft, if feels like you'll never get the soap off, lol.

    Thanks for that link. I requested a Water Quality Report from the city today, and I should have it tomorrow. It will be last year's results, because this year's won't come out until late summer, nut better than nothing.

    I am really curious to see what it says.
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  5. #1315

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I can tell you right now our tap water is on the hard side.
    Matt, do you get any mineral deposits around the rim of your tanks or on the filter intakes? If you happen to get a few drops of water on the glass canopy, do it leave a mineral mark when it drys?
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

  6. #1316

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    Must be beer time - mommy1 poor baby.  here's your beer after your difficult week - fishmommie And here' the box of tissues I didn't use crying because I feel so bad for you :o) - fishmommie have a cyber-miller for 9,000 posts! - steeler58 have a cyber-miller for 9,000 posts! - steeler58 
    it has been a rough work week and it's 5'o clock somewhere - cm12setx Because bunnies are good in threes. - KevinVA Oh Oh... they're multiplying!!! - fishmommie Back atcha! - KevinVA Back at you,  good sir! - Compass 
    I'm glad somebody's keeping this "old tradition" alive :) - steeler58 Here's to the 4th and nose hair fiascos! - Taurus got otos - cm12setx otos -- yay - RiversGirl Oto - SeaLady 
    Heres to getting the fish we like and the 4th of July wich was nice enough to be on a friday! - steeler58 Using some of my winnings on friends and you probably could use some coffee :) - steeler58 So very sorry :( - steeler58 TGIF! May the good Lord be with you and your family Matt. - Taurus Have a cyber-miller and forget about "trolls" first person I saw that did not like you, LOL!! - steeler58 
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    No, not really...I mean there's stuff on the canopy when I take it off to do PWC's, but it wipes right off with a wet rag

    Check this, I used the TDS meter to check my well water yesterday...607 ppm!!!...is that even possible??

    I calibrated the meter best I could 2 times yesterday...I hope I get the city water quality report today, like they promised
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  7. #1317

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    Just Because - Surfdog A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 
    Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass 
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    I'm pretty sure 607ppm qualifies as liquid rock.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


  8. #1318

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    and let them not be forgotten! - korith One back at you! - steeler58 Never too late to drink to the fallen. - KevinVA Have another tetras for the new tank - steeler58 Have another tetra, you need more fish anyway :) - steeler58 
    Good advice on the Flame tetra, I can't rep you any more, so have a "cherry barb" - steeler58 Now you have 15! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Have a Cory!! - steeler58 Good Luck - pRED 
    Sorry about the betta - Slaphppy7 to your next Betta - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Chin-up - Cliff sorry for your loss. - cm12setx 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Enjoy the 4th my friend! - Taurus Sharring my winnings - steeler58 Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx 

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    Holy crap!!! 607? What do you have in that well, lava? You are right though, those readings don't make sense because you would think that the 10 gallon would be rather low. Not on par with the 40. However as I type this it could have gone back up due to your water changes bringing the hardness back up faster than the snails can consume it. Though you would think it would also bring your PH back up.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  9. #1319

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    Matt, I'm confused. If you have a well and use well water in your tank, what good is the city water report? And I'm not saying it's impossible, but your rummys look awfully happy to be living in liquid rock. Man, I can see why you're justifiably confused.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

  10. #1320

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    Must be beer time - mommy1 poor baby.  here's your beer after your difficult week - fishmommie And here' the box of tissues I didn't use crying because I feel so bad for you :o) - fishmommie have a cyber-miller for 9,000 posts! - steeler58 have a cyber-miller for 9,000 posts! - steeler58 
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    I'm glad somebody's keeping this "old tradition" alive :) - steeler58 Here's to the 4th and nose hair fiascos! - Taurus got otos - cm12setx otos -- yay - RiversGirl Oto - SeaLady 
    Heres to getting the fish we like and the 4th of July wich was nice enough to be on a friday! - steeler58 Using some of my winnings on friends and you probably could use some coffee :) - steeler58 So very sorry :( - steeler58 TGIF! May the good Lord be with you and your family Matt. - Taurus Have a cyber-miller and forget about "trolls" first person I saw that did not like you, LOL!! - steeler58 
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    I'm pretty sure 607ppm qualifies as liquid rock.
    I've been seeing "liquid rock" mentioned on the charts...what the heck is that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Holy crap!!! 607? What do you have in that well, lava? You are right though, those readings don't make sense because you would think that the 10 gallon would be rather low. Not on par with the 40. However as I type this it could have gone back up due to your water changes bringing the hardness back up faster than the snails can consume it. Though you would think it would also bring your PH back up.
    The ph IS coming back up, but geez....I mean the skull and shells should be helping, but come on...

    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    Matt, I'm confused. If you have a well and use well water in your tank, what good is the city water report? And I'm not saying it's impossible, but your rummys look awfully happy to be living in liquid rock. Man, I can see why you're justifiably confused.
    LOL...heck no I don't use the well water in my tanks!....about the ONLY thing I use it for is to water the lawn, wash off the mower, etc., I don't even use it to wash the cars, too sandy...you ought to see the residue THAT water leaves on stuff
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