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Old 06-10-2011, 05:08 AM   #11
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i have had my tank for around 6 months, and i have a 1in thick layer of gravel, 2 fake small plants, a decoration about 9 in tall, a submersible heater, a whisper air pump with a long bubble curtain buried under my gravel, and a aqua tech 5-15 filter, and scrub the glass once a week, as well as do a water change of around 15%, should i do more?
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Haha...sorry the thread advanced a little bit while I was writing my book...
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i have had my tank for around 6 months, and i have a 1in thick layer of gravel, 2 fake small plants, a decoration about 9 in tall, a submersible heater, a whisper air pump with a long bubble curtain buried under my gravel, and a aqua tech 5-15 filter, and scrub the glass once a week, as well as do a water change of around 15%, should i do more?
When you get your test kit that will help you identify if you need to change more water, and possibly more frequently
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ive tried to read up on this but every web page leaves me with more questions than answers, like how offten do i need to test? is there a time of day? also none of them answer what to do if you get a bad reading
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And unfortunately your tank is about 7.5 times too small for two JD's I just did a quick search and I came up with 75 gallons for 2
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Test the water every other day
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ive tried to read up on this but every web page leaves me with more questions than answers, like how offten do i need to test? is there a time of day? also none of them answer what to do if you get a bad reading
You can kinda set your own schedule for that...my major tank cleaning happens on Saturdays, but sometimes I do a couple small partial water changes (PWC's) if I think the tank needs a freshen up...if your ammonia, nitrite and nitrate are too high water changes will do the trick
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I feel like I may be causing more confusion...I'm sorry I threw a lot of info at you at once...not fair on my part!
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also i live in a area with really hard water, is it ok if i keep using distilled water or should i just go for the tap with a chemical to take out the chlorine? and if i use tap water do i have to let the water sit for a set amount of time?
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your fine, ill ask questions if i dont understand the information
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