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Old 01-22-2013, 06:06 PM   #21
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I obviously need to lower the pH and add ammonia. I have added the ammonia and will retest in 14 minutes. How do I lower the pH?
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:11 PM   #22
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Hey we should trade water! My ph will not go above a 6.0 for some reason!!
My ammonia however is at a .25
Idk how to lower the ph tho..just wanted to complain a bit lol
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:46 PM   #23
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Ok I got my ammonia up to 4 ppm to start.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:51 PM   #24
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Your PH should drop a bit on its own thru the cycle. Also remember a consistent ph is whats important. Your fish should adjust. What's thier PH range? If it does need to be adjusted when it comes time to put fish In the best way to do it is half RO water.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:24 PM   #25
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They range from 7 to 7.5 but everything I read says it really doesn't matter as long as you can maintain a steady pH.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:49 AM   #26
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My angel plus active sponge filter will be waiting on me when I get home today. Cant wait to set it up. Everything I read says these babys will cut your fishless cycles in half time wise. I will let you know when I get home if it is there. I get home around 4 cst.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:31 PM   #27
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Phishfriend guided me to a website that had "cookie cutter" builds and I really liked this one
Can you post the website on here for me? I'd like to take a look at their fish. You have a few on your list I haven't heard of and would like to check them out for my new 55 gal.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:36 PM   #28
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http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...cutter_55g.php

I will warn you that the build I chose, according to aqadvisor.com was very overstocked. I had to change my stock list up a lot.
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Cookie Cutter - 55-gallons

I will warn you that the build I chose, according to aqadvisor.com was very overstocked. I had to change my stock list up a lot.

Gotcha. Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:57 PM   #30
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Cookie Cutter - 55-gallons

I will warn you that the build I chose, according to aqadvisor.com was very overstocked. I had to change my stock list up a lot.
Bro I think you were overlooking the first sentence in that stock list. i put in red and underlined it for ya. lol

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Select only one group from the following:
• Laetacara dorsigera - 5
• Gymnogeophagus meridionalis - 5
• Aequidens pulcher - 1 pair

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• Nematobrycon palmeri "Emperor Tetra" - 6
• Ancistrus temminckii "Bristlenose Pleco" - 2
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You are correct sir I surely did not see that.
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