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Old 12-28-2010, 01:13 PM   #91
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ok i just tested again but with the api master kit this time..

ph=7.8
ammo=.25-0 hard for me to read the color but looked more yellow..
nitrite=0
nitrate=40

so the ammo is not 6.0 thank goodness!!!!! but im still doing a pwt.
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:42 PM   #92
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those test strips are bogus!
that said, i also like the aquascaping. at this point, i would continue doing water changes, and also take a sample to a store that actually uses fluid test kits to check water parameters.
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:12 PM   #93
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ok i did a 20% PWT all the fish look to be doing great..

i have 3 lfs in my area and all 3 of them use the strips.

#2 how much of a heat fluxuation is too much?? with the heater in my sump, it will go from 77.7 to 79 and 80 morning to night. is that bad?
should i put the heater in the dt?
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it's not the position of the heater that's the problem. turn the heater up to 80 then and keep the temp a stable 80
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:37 PM   #95
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The ammo. prob is likely a spike from putting all the new guys in your tank. as far as temp goes, IMO I dont think a 2 or 3 degree variation in a 24 hr period would hurt anything but I may be wrong...

Also I as well Love the rock-scaping
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:16 PM   #96
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as far as temp goes, IMO I dont think a 2 or 3 degree variation in a 24 hr period would hurt anything but I may be wrong...
no, actually, you are absolutely right. for just fish i wouldn't worry about a 2 or 3 degree swing in a day.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:25 AM   #97
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ok so i set the temp to 80. and ill see in the morning if it holds there..

and for the temp swing... from 77 to 80 morning to night for the past few days in a fowlr tank wont cause the fish to get sick?
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it should be ok over a 24 hour period like brett mentioned. even so, i would try to keep it at an even 80 just the same.
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I agree with Mr. X...Its the same with homeostasis with our own bodies, the more consistently stable it is as a whole, the healthier and more efficient everything will be. But dont trust the temp. gauge on the heater, check your thermometer, b/c I set my heater that I just got to 79 but it kept the temp at 81-84, so I cut it down to 75 and now my thermometer says its consistently flux-ing 78-80... just keep that in mind
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:26 PM   #100
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how long will my 30 gallon live with no wish in it?? after transfering all the fish out of my 30 gallon tank, i left the heater,and fluval canister running. it still has the 4 inch sand bed,but no live rock..

too keep it alive should i put a damsel in it?

i want to keep in running cause i wand to hold snails in it for wifeys green spotted puffers. i think im gonna buy the 200+ snails for $18 free shipping. they are the snails that start with nass_____. somthing like that, they have the little snorkle looking things on them,yeah those snails.
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