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  1. #121

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    come on in and sit a spell...welcome - SeaLady Thanks for the thumbs! - Slaphppy7 just because - cm12setx for surrving dinner with in laws - cm12setx doing a great build on your tanks! - SeaLady 
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    For being my "rock" star, LOL! - Slaphppy7 you have come to the dark side:) mah haha - aquariumlover10 for cycling your tank - cm12setx For almost completing the cycle of 2nd tank - afro123 Congrats on the cycled tank! - Slaphppy7 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I'm honored and humbled that you took that epic journey with me, and are now caught up!

    I haven't done a FTS video in a while, I might try to capture one tonight, for you guys to view tomorrow
    Woot! Woot! More video!

  2. #122

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    come on in and sit a spell...welcome - SeaLady Thanks for the thumbs! - Slaphppy7 just because - cm12setx for surrving dinner with in laws - cm12setx doing a great build on your tanks! - SeaLady 
    Heres to new fish!!!! Yay - SeaLady Congrats on the new fish! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for all the thumbs up! - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 for playing the cory game - cm12setx 
    For being my "rock" star, LOL! - Slaphppy7 you have come to the dark side:) mah haha - aquariumlover10 for cycling your tank - cm12setx For almost completing the cycle of 2nd tank - afro123 Congrats on the cycled tank! - Slaphppy7 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF. - cm12setx Thanks. - mommy1 TGIF indeed! - RiversGirl TGIF! Have a drinkie drink! - Compass 

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    Tap water appears to be 7.8
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    Tank water appears to be ???
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    The hubs says 8.2. I thought it looked more like 8.0

    KH tested at 7 (125.3 ppm)
    GH tested at 11 (196.9 ppm)

    Any ideas why the water in the tank is a bit harder than the water from the tap?

  3. #123

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    Instead of rep, how about a snack?..need to spread the rep, lol - Slaphppy7 For always appriciating my videos :) - steeler58 Just Saying Thanks for the help! - Plecos Hope they work for you this time ;) - steeler58 Good eye! - j250nyahweh 
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    high ph wash test tube with tap water and let dry over night and retest. I ran into a three day period where my ph tested high off the chart. Day four after letting test tubes dry over night back to normal. I still dont know qhat happened there.

    Yes I have a journal called My MTS story. Currently I am running four tanks and a fifth in the works.

    On gh/kh which tank and what is in it ,as in substrait decore, and so forth?
    Last edited by cm12setx; 07-16-2014 at 03:56 AM.
    Fishes go "pook pook"
    my spell check went on vaction.
    my Mts storie:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117355

  4. #124

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    come on in and sit a spell...welcome - SeaLady Thanks for the thumbs! - Slaphppy7 just because - cm12setx for surrving dinner with in laws - cm12setx doing a great build on your tanks! - SeaLady 
    Heres to new fish!!!! Yay - SeaLady Congrats on the new fish! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for all the thumbs up! - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 for playing the cory game - cm12setx 
    For being my "rock" star, LOL! - Slaphppy7 you have come to the dark side:) mah haha - aquariumlover10 for cycling your tank - cm12setx For almost completing the cycle of 2nd tank - afro123 Congrats on the cycled tank! - Slaphppy7 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF. - cm12setx Thanks. - mommy1 TGIF indeed! - RiversGirl TGIF! Have a drinkie drink! - Compass 

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm12setx View Post
    high ph wash test tube with tap water and let dry over night and retest. I ran into a three day period where my ph tested high off the chart. Day four after letting test tubes dry over night back to normal. I still dont know qhat happened there.

    Yes I have a journal called My MTS story. Currently I am running four tanks and a fifth in the works.

    On gh/kh which tank and what is in it ,as in substrait decore, and so forth?
    We have well water so it's possible that the pH is really that high, but I will check it again in a couple days. The substrate is a mix of 15 lbs small gravel, 25 lbs fine gravel and 16 lbs active-flora black sand. Decorations are artificial plants and one anubias nana. Three resin aquarium ornaments, one ceramic aquarium ornament and 3 rocks. TopFin multi-stage filter rated for 40 gal and sponge filter, also rated for 40 gal. Heater and thermometer

    I'll be looking for your journal. :-) And it does sound like you have MTS, but you are in good company for that here.
    Last edited by showmebutterfly; 07-16-2014 at 04:17 AM.

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    My tap ph is 8.0 and tank ph is 8.2. I thought I was the only one around here with ph so high. Mine's not even well water.
    DM's 20g high - journal

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    Tell me doesn't DW help in mainting the PH

  7. #127

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    Yeah I'd say that is 8.2 and not surprising as well water can be that way. Looks like you should keep cichlids! lol

    As for Afro's question. Driftwood doesn't maintain PH but it will pull it down some if there is enough tannic acid still in the wood. PH levels are maintained by the hardness of the water. The harder the water the more the PH is locked in. The softer the water the more the PH can move.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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

  8. #128

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    come on in and sit a spell...welcome - SeaLady Thanks for the thumbs! - Slaphppy7 just because - cm12setx for surrving dinner with in laws - cm12setx doing a great build on your tanks! - SeaLady 
    Heres to new fish!!!! Yay - SeaLady Congrats on the new fish! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for all the thumbs up! - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 for playing the cory game - cm12setx 
    For being my "rock" star, LOL! - Slaphppy7 you have come to the dark side:) mah haha - aquariumlover10 for cycling your tank - cm12setx For almost completing the cycle of 2nd tank - afro123 Congrats on the cycled tank! - Slaphppy7 
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmerlin21 View Post
    My tap ph is 8.0 and tank ph is 8.2. I thought I was the only one around here with ph so high. Mine's not even well water.
    I will be watching your tanks then to see how well the fish you stock do in your water. :-)
    Are you doing anything to lower the pH? I have hopes of just working with what I have so I'm curious about how others work with this.

  9. #129

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    come on in and sit a spell...welcome - SeaLady Thanks for the thumbs! - Slaphppy7 just because - cm12setx for surrving dinner with in laws - cm12setx doing a great build on your tanks! - SeaLady 
    Heres to new fish!!!! Yay - SeaLady Congrats on the new fish! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for all the thumbs up! - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 for playing the cory game - cm12setx 
    For being my "rock" star, LOL! - Slaphppy7 you have come to the dark side:) mah haha - aquariumlover10 for cycling your tank - cm12setx For almost completing the cycle of 2nd tank - afro123 Congrats on the cycled tank! - Slaphppy7 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF. - cm12setx Thanks. - mommy1 TGIF indeed! - RiversGirl TGIF! Have a drinkie drink! - Compass 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Yeah I'd say that is 8.2 and not surprising as well water can be that way. Looks like you should keep cichlids! lol
    It does turn out that our water is perfect for Lake Malawi cichlids. The only problem is that most of them are reportedly more aggressive and prefer rocks over plants. I was really hoping for peaceful, planted community tank(s).

    I will be doing a lot more research, I suppose.

  10. #130

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    Thanks! - Plecos Some more halloween candy for killing zombies - mommy1 TGIF - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 More candy for your candy bag - mommy1 
    Your candy bag is getting full. - mommy1 Thank you for playing all the games! I appreciate the support - mommy1 Congrats on 5000th post! - Plecos Here's to 5,000 posts :) - steeler58 Thanks for scouting--have a snack on me. - WhistlingBadger 
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    First thing I'll say before you even ask, don't try and lower your PH. If it turns out that 8.0 - 8.2 is consistent for your water supply then work with it, not against it. You can make it work, but trying to lower the PH will only cause you a lot of work and marginal success.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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

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