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Old 06-28-2015, 04:14 PM   #8831
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Ok. So I tested my KH and GH in my 60. I recently lost two cardinals ( had for 8 months) 1 neon (6mo) and two new neons. All the rest of the fish are fine. (Zebras, yoyos, guppies, white clouds, cherry barbs and rummynose).
My KH is a 4.5. Which is great for my plants and tropical community fish. But the GH is a 12!! So if I understand correctly I have non-carbonate hardness? My ph is a7.4 after I did 5 gallons of RO water. ( too expensive near me).
How can I lower my GH so my fish thrive and the plants grow best? I have a 48" T5HO double bulb light and Co2 system. I fert with root tabs and liq ferts.
Any ideas guys?


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Old 06-28-2015, 09:53 PM   #8832
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Fed my fish some mosquito larvae and they loved it...finally those dang things.

I gave my SW tank hood interior it's 2nd coat of polyurethane.
I will have a piece of ply on the open part with a full length hinge along the back. Yes I'm going to put lights in it
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:26 PM   #8833
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Light shopping for my 90 gal freshwater tank , my old light had some LED's go out. Time for an upgrade
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:31 PM   #8834
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:33 PM   #8835
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Getting new fish for my new 40B tonight. Still haven't got my full stock list down I'm working on it right now. Suggestions are welcome.


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Old 06-30-2015, 03:34 PM   #8836
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cleaned my glass lids and lighting fixtures on 90G

A decade ago, I had a gorgeous school of Denison barbs and 3 plecos for years until a heatwave and loss of electricity devastated the tank and I closed it down in mourning.

I have a 90g freshwater that I rebooted last year after taking a few yrs fishkeeping hiatus.

I cleaned the tank lids and lighting fixtures and entire top perimeter today.

I have a simple setup atm of 7 black skirt tetras (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) and an oto. I have tried keeping a school of otos in the past but am never successful. They all end up dying sans for one so I now just buy one every few yrs (when the one I have eventually dies of old age). They do an amazing job of keeping my tanks free from brown algae that seems to always affect my tanks no matter what I do.

I am fairly new to live plants and have a few live Amazon swords and real bogwood that i bought many years ago from ebay from an individual that was selling old wood from the swamps in Louisiana. They would water-pressure clean and keep the pieces submerged and ship them wet. The pieces selected were always water-contoured after a century or so of being in the swamps. I wish they were still in business. I regret not buying more than one

Soon I will add more fish. I was considering a school of Corydoras, but the ones I am searching for seem to be difficult to find (Corydoras nattereri ) so I will keep reading up on the various ones available.

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Old 06-30-2015, 03:42 PM   #8837
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Got 2 coats on my 75g today.
And brought home 4 2.5 inch discus

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Old 06-30-2015, 03:42 PM   #8838
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Store credit paid for some of the discus fee. That and I worked a government job at a nuclear plant for 11 months.


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