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02-24-2014, 01:37 AM #991
I've actually had beaver stew, very good, just tough to clean. Figured we'd try it because my future father in law traps, so why not try to use the meat.
As for Per, I've been talking to him a bunch, he's swamped with tax season etc, but he is due to post early next week when he gets the box I sent him lol
02-24-2014, 01:51 AM #992
1Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. -Vince Lombardi
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden
Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
02-24-2014, 03:31 AM #993
02-24-2014, 04:16 AM #994
My step dad hunts moose, it's OK but quite gamey. Rabbit is fantastic.Don't poke the crazy
02-26-2014, 04:09 AM #995
So, just a quick update...
Yesterday I took nitrate readings and found the following:
The 75gal had a reading of 5ppm. I believe it had been about 4 days since my 80% water change on this tank, so that's really good news for this sponge-free test. Of course, I can't attribute it all to the filter media, as I have growing Cabomba and Parrots Feathers (which are coming along quite nicely). Today actually marks my first trimming of the tallest stems.
To keep things in perspective, the last reading of the 75gal was 20ppm Nitrates.
The 20gal Long was a different story. The last reading was on the 19th and it was 20ppm. I took readings of that tank yesterday, as well, and it was still 20ppm. This is still good news, because nothing changed. The plants remained the same and it had been sponge-free for about a week. I just did a big water change on this tank tonight, so hopefully that brought the trates down some. I'll check them again tomorrow, once things have settled from the pwc. I also added the trimmings from the 75gal to the 20gal long. I'm going to start outfitting this tank for future inhabitants and I'd like to make it heavily planted. I plan on either adding Black or Green Neons and some other schooler to replace my Betta, which seems to be on his last legs (though still trucking along).
In a couple of days I'll do another 50% water change on my 75gal and I'm hopeful that'll bring the trates down even lower. I'd love to get them down to 0ppm in there.
Also, another thing to note about going sponge-free w/ lava rock: both the 20gal long and 75gal are very clean. This is pretty surprising, because you'd expect that smaller particulate matter would be floating all over the place. That doesn't appear to be the case. So far I'm really liking the results of this test.
02-26-2014, 06:40 PM #996
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02-27-2014, 12:25 AM #999
You have made me curious about my trAte level in the 40B...to be perfectly honest, I have not checked any of the params in it for quite awhile...it seems that when everything is fine with the tank and the inhabitants seem ok, there's no reason to (?)
I might check it here in a minute, just to see...
02-27-2014, 07:12 PM #1000
hMM i wish 10 trates was the least i had to worry about... freaking cichlids are MESSSYYYYYFW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's