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Old 05-10-2019, 06:48 PM   #1
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I am cycling a 5 gallon fish less tank and need to know how to top it off after evaporation. Can I add prime to the water or just let the water sit out overnight? I donít want the water to get too low for my heater.
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Iíd just add prime to the water as covers all bases.
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:29 AM   #3
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Or top off with distilled water. It'll keep your TDS stable.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:50 PM   #4
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Cycled 5 gallon

My 5 gallon is finally cycled. Itís not a very good picture but at least thereís fish in it now. I decided to put a female betta in it and three white clouds. Thereís also 2 nerites in it.
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Looks like a nice start!
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I’ve got my two little tanks going good, now I want to set back up my 29 gallon. I want a planted South American cichlid tank . I ordered some Sieryu rocks that I thought I could use . Now I’m seeing that it will raise my ph. My water has a ph of 8 straight out of the tap. The gh is either 0 or 1 and a kh of 9. I am really hoping to be able to use these rocks. I Have a nice piece of Malaysian driftwood that will also go in it. Does anyone know if it would be alright or will I have to get some other rocks?
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Should be fine. GH is low though.
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Can I raise my gh with equilibrium? My tap water and both my other tanks all read the same gh.
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Thatís a bit odd the gh reading with the kh reading. Is the gh test kit in date?
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Yes, exp. 3/2022. The two tests came together in a box. I tested my tanks and my tap water. Someone told me I needed to boost the gh but I donít really know how. I saw somewhere to use seachem equilibrium to raise it.
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