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Author Topic: Zeldas 55ltr tank log.  (Read 8293 times)

Offline zelda1982

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Re: Zeldas 55ltr tank log.
« Reply #180 on: May 26, 2012, 09:02:58 am »
Off the top of my head I think its 6.8.  I haven't done the leave out for 24 hours test before.
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    Re: Zeldas 55ltr tank log.
    « Reply #181 on: May 26, 2012, 09:04:58 am »
    Do one then, be useful to know.
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    Re: Zeldas 55ltr tank log.
    « Reply #182 on: May 26, 2012, 10:50:31 am »
    Full tank

    Coconut

    I realise the coconut isn't perfect, but for me to have done it myself it's pretty good lol
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    Re: Zeldas 55ltr tank log.
    « Reply #183 on: May 26, 2012, 03:58:17 pm »
    yeah but wheres the other half?
    2 for the price of one ;)
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    Re: Zeldas 55ltr tank log.
    « Reply #184 on: May 26, 2012, 10:48:45 pm »
    What's the root thing left of the 'nut? I want some root/wood similar!
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    Re: Zeldas 55ltr tank log.
    « Reply #185 on: May 27, 2012, 09:31:52 am »
    Its sumatran driftwood, i think i got it from this guy on the link below, i was actaully thinking it was this that caused the low ph? But i like it so i'm not taking it out lol.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NANO-409-Sumatran-Driftwood-small-aquarium-wood-bogwood-vivarium-biorb-java-moss-/221008711481?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Fish&hash=item3375254f39#ht_1070wt_698

    One of my guppies died last night, had been fine all day then about 9ish i noticed it swimming funny, then came down to check on it again about 10:30 and it had gone :(  All the other fish seem fine, so it may of just been its "time"  Do you think the low ph could of had something to do with it?  Although this morning the ph had gone up to 6.4 of its own accord.

    I left tap water out for 24 hours and the result was about the same as what it comes out the tap at 6.8.
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    Re: Zeldas 55ltr tank log.
    « Reply #186 on: May 27, 2012, 09:42:08 am »
    Is your water quite soft? I ask because I had problems with dropping ph in one of my tanks, it was only the one tank, and it was because of wood just like that. My water is really soft though.

    I remedied it by putting a few tablespoons of coral sand in some tights in the filter

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    Re: Zeldas 55ltr tank log.
    « Reply #187 on: May 27, 2012, 09:45:52 am »
    I think it is soft, yes.  I'm not sure where to get coral sand from. I asked at [email protected] and my lfs but neither had it.
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    Re: Zeldas 55ltr tank log.
    « Reply #188 on: May 27, 2012, 09:47:01 am »
    You'll need a lfs that sells marine stuff

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    Re: Zeldas 55ltr tank log.
    « Reply #189 on: June 01, 2012, 08:34:30 am »
    Well after being stable for nearly a week, ph has started to go back down :(  I've taken the driftwood out to see if that helps.  Shame cos i really like it.
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    Re: Zeldas 55ltr tank log.
    « Reply #190 on: June 01, 2012, 08:44:56 am »
    The description "Sumatran driftwood" does not fill me with confidence, could be anything really and it is not really Driftwood, it is collected from the (remnants) forest and not from the beach, probably the crap left behind after deforestation to plant Palm Oil thus making the Sumatran Tiger and other species homeless, should be banned.
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    Re: Zeldas 55ltr tank log.
    « Reply #191 on: June 03, 2012, 10:06:26 am »
    Oh no, i've just accidently killed a rcs :(And it had eggs in it too.  So gutted.  Was just moving a plant to fit new filter in and i accidently dropped the plant on it (it has a stone on it to weight it down)

    On another note, i've put the fluval 4 in this tank (i got the filter with new big tank) but thought i'd put it in small tank to start bacteria colony off.  Is this ok?  The guppies seem to love playing in the water gush (can't think of right word) Its ponting to the nearest wall so the flow (thats the word!) isn't going all over the tank.
    160 Litre tank...
    4 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 Bolivian Ram,
    2 Peppered Corys, 2 Panda Cory,
    2 Bn pleco,  1 Angelfish,