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Kedge

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Re: 200l AquaOak
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2012, 06:45:39 pm »
Ahhh, that makes sense. I'd Googled it but quickly gave up *d'oh*

Well tested it today and can't quite make my mind up whether it's showing as 2 or 4 ppm on the API sheet. Will see how it is in the morning.

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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #16 on: August 26, 2012, 10:48:43 pm »
    Got the tank planted up yesterday, took the whole afternoon and in truth I didn't really find it the most enjoyable of tasks, just found the stem plants an absolute nightmare to stay put.

    Here's how the tank is now looking;






    Ammonia has been sitting at around 3ppm for the last couple of days so not added anymore.

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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #17 on: August 26, 2012, 10:51:53 pm »
    Looking great, some lovely hug chunks of bogwood you have in there.
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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #18 on: August 27, 2012, 09:53:06 pm »
    love your wood :)
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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #19 on: August 28, 2012, 09:13:57 pm »
    Thanks guys, had more wood but decided it would be too cramped, just need some more hiding places for the fish.

    Had some big changes  in the water in the last couple of days as well;

    Yesterday;
    Ammonia - 0.5ppm
    Nitrite - 5ppm
    Nitrate - 40-80ppm
                                  12ml Ammonia added
    Today
    Ammonia - 0ppm
    Nitrite - 5ppm
    Nitrate - 160ppm

    Added a half dose of ammonia today (6ml), was this the right thing to do or do I still need to do full doses?

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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #20 on: August 28, 2012, 10:02:45 pm »
    dose up to 2ppm now you have the high nitrites :) looking good, your cycle is flying :)
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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #21 on: August 29, 2012, 09:07:06 pm »
    It's certainly going well so far  *applause* just hope there are no stalls! Had to pull a few plants out as they were looking in a bad way, Egeria Densa & Vallisneria, the last Vallisneria might end up coming out as well though. Everything else looks like it's settled well and is growing on already.

    Topped up an extra 3ml of ammonia last night to get it up to 2ppm. Tested today and the Nitrates have taken a big drop :confused: Is this anything to be concerned with?

    Stats;
    Ammonia - 0ppm
    Nitrites - 5ppm
    Nitrates - 20ppm
    PH - 7.4
    Added 12ml of ammonia.

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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #22 on: August 29, 2012, 09:54:13 pm »
    Your plants will be using some of the nitrates.
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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #23 on: August 29, 2012, 10:08:04 pm »
    some plants die back when in the new tank, their roots will be fine though if you give them a chance most will regrow fresh shoots/leaves :)  plants will be using any nitrates, plants are gooooddd :)
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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #24 on: August 30, 2012, 10:52:26 am »
    The Egeria Densa were well rotten and just stem plants, bits were floating all over the tank, maybe I was a bit hasty with the Vallisneria.

    Added an extra 6ml of Ammonia last night to get it up to 2ppm, 12hrs later and the Ammonia is all gone. Do I need to add more again now or leave it until this evening? I'm assuming the fact it's eating up the ammonia that quickly it's a good thing?!

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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #25 on: August 30, 2012, 06:04:50 pm »
    its a good thing but only add once in 24 hours :) keep an eye on your nitrites and when they go to zero in 24 hours you are there :) keep that going a few days to be sure then the big water change, heater turned back down and off fish shopping :)
    have you decided on stock yet?
    whats your ph?
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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #26 on: August 30, 2012, 08:11:34 pm »
    Cool, I resisted until the evening just before leaving for work. The nitrates have gone back up again today and the nitrites have remained the same (although it may be higher than the 5ppm i'm quoting as that's as high as my API test kit displays). I've not tested the PH today but it was 7.4 yesterday.

    Ammonia - 0ppm
    Nitrite - 5ppm
    Nitrate - 160ppm

    Think my first fish will be a variety of Tetras then a couple of pairs of Dwarf Cichlids, some Sterbai Corys and a couple of Royal Whiptail Catfish. Can't wait! *grin*

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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #27 on: August 30, 2012, 08:32:35 pm »
    Stats for today are pretty much the same, just a drop in Nitrates. Did notice on the test that the Nitrites did take a minute or so longer to change the colour than previous tests. Forgot to do a PH test again. Algea is certainly getting quite thick now as well.

    Ammonia - 0ppm
    Nitrite - 5ppm
    Nitrate - 80ppm
    « Last Edit: August 31, 2012, 08:14:24 pm by Kedge »

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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #28 on: September 02, 2012, 10:52:09 pm »
    Very little movement in the stats over the last few days, still using 12ml of Ammonia inside 24hrs, Nitrites are still sitting at 5pp, the Nitrates had been down at 80ppm but now back  up to 160ppm. PH is still at 7.4, will measure the GH & KH tomorrow as well.

    Plants are growing well to which I'm happy about but the algae is going mad, and there looks to be different sorts, one of which is making a mess of the Christmas Tree Moss  :mad:

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    Re: 200l AquaOak
    « Reply #29 on: September 03, 2012, 01:30:19 pm »
    about time for a new photo or three ;)
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