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  1. Sara_Notfors

    High ammonia on established tank

    Hi all, I've had my 200 L tank that well planted with low fish stock (2 acaras, about 10 rummy nosed tetras and 2-3 black neons) for about 2 years now. I've got a 1400 L/hr all pond solutions external filter and a single T5 bulb running about 6-7 hours a day as the tank gets some direct...
  2. S

    Starting a Fishless Cycle - Am I too late?

    Hi All I've checked out the forum for threads on Fishless Cycling but couldn't quite find the answer to my question, please therefore forgive me for starting a new thread on cycling a tank. So, I've had my new 20l nano tank set up for about 4 weeks now, with 50% water changes daily for first...
  3. Smithyithy

    Thoughts on my water parameters

    Hi All, Day 9 with my nano tank, I've just done a test of my water parameters (first one) to see how the cycle is progressing, and I'm not sure what to make of the results: Nitrate - 80 ppm Nitrite - 0 ppm Ammonia - 2.5 ppm pH - 7.2 KH - 150 GH - 180 I am using the API test strips, which I...
  4. The Scaper’s Scene

    Nitrogen cycle discussion

    Just want to share some information about nitrogen cycle. Hopefully this picture will help someone... I would like to know your experience with it, after what time you are adding livestock to your tanks?
  5. Aqua Hero

    plants filtering the water

    do plants really absorb ammonia and nitrite and if so how well do they absorb it
  6. J

    Ammonia in my ferts solution?

    Hi everyone. First of all I am aware of the bad reputation test kits have around here but I am still going to ask. I ran an ammonia test with clean water (no ammonia as tested before) and added two drops of a fertilizer mix solution that I prepared for my aquariums. The test came out positive...
  7. Zak Rafik

    Dose dosing EI fertilization effect Nitrates (NO3) readings?

    Hi guys,:) I'm dosing EI fertilization for my planted tank for the past few weeks. Before I started EI dosing, whenever I check my tank's water parameters, it would be: Ammonia : 0 ppm Nitrites (NO2) : 0 ppm Nitrates (NO3) : 0 ppm However, after I started on EI, I noticed that apart from...
  8. RolyMo

    Ooooh My First Dedicated Shrimp Nano.

    When I think back a year ago when I first purchased my first ever tank, a Juwel Rio 180, the assistant in the fish shop said about shrimp and that he bet (cheekily) that I would get into it as it was the new thing. At the time, I thought he was mad and I nodded with a smile and moved back to the...