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  • Posted on: 26/5/2014 2:14
Just ordered DIY FE co2 what to do from here? #1
Got everything i need 2KG co2 fire extinguisher,dual regulators, Solenoid, Bubble counter+check valve built in, Co2 tubing, Drop checker and diffuser.

I know there's more to co2 then just injecting.

I currently have around 1KH with 6.4-6.8PH. I want enough co2 for my plants to pearl so 30-40ppm?

Do i need to raise KH to a certain level then let the Co2 lower my PH and KH to the correct level, Could i just inject co2 and get the benefits from it and a even lower PH?

I need someone to direct me to a article or show me the exact effects co2 has on the aquarium and how i go about setting it up properly.

I remineralize from RO so got no problem with using buffers etc.


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  • Posted on: 24/5/2014 21:44
Re: Rainwater for Tetras? #2
So is there any benefits to rain water compared to RO? Money isn't much of a issue when it comes to living creatures who are in my hand i want what's best for them.


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  • Posted on: 24/5/2014 17:46
Re: Rainwater for Tetras? #3
Could a UV steriliser fix that problem? Also i think there's enough rain to support my weekly water changes, I Would also invest in more waterbutts.


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  • Posted on: 24/5/2014 15:09
Rainwater for Tetras? #4
Hello FK, Just wondering if rainwater in Basildon would be applicable for my tetras, I got all the mineral buffers so can remineralize to my needs and run some carbon/filtration in the water butt,I have a RO but would be alot more eco friendly for me to just collect natural rain water which im sure has it's benefits.

Can someone shed some light on this for me?

Thanks.


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  • Posted on: 24/5/2014 14:55
Re: guppies in Essex anyone?? #5
Hello Emma, I'm in Basildon and have guppies id rather not have, there is no LFS around here i can get to so im stuck with them until my father visits, i'm going for just a tetra/catfish aqua, I ideally want them all gone i have around 3 males 6 females and 6-10 babies (hard to tell in a active aquarium), I wouldn't want anything for them.

There offspring from my previous guppies, Can vouch for the health to a degree there active and always trying to mate, But my water parameters is a little soft for them and has been for awhile going by FK's caresheet.

My PH is in range and Temp but the DGH is 4 and my TDS is 150 in my aqua (not sure what TDS guppies need). They have been fed a variety of frozen food and nothing but New Era flakes/Algea pellets which are for my corydoras but they all have a nibble :D.


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  • Posted on: 10/5/2014 17:30
Re: Cardinal's whitespot?? #6
I have purchased exit, It was free delivery so thats a bonus, hopefully it isn't slow, Im going to water change tonight so that will help with nitrates and free swimming ich, I looked at product information for "Esha Exit" and it seems i have velvet not whitespot, Eather way it treats both so can't go wrong.


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  • Posted on: 10/5/2014 17:24
Re: Cardinal's whitespot?? #7
Yeah that makes sense, i will buy esha exit, The main reason i want to use prime is because it comes early, If i buy exit it could take a few more days, I also have assassin snails, And it says on "Esha Exit" it's safe for snails, So that will have to be the one.


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  • Posted on: 10/5/2014 16:56
Re: Cardinal's whitespot?? #8
I'm so confused as to what to do, I'll try you're method FishLady and you haven't done me wrong, I will raise to 28C and buy medication, The one's i can get on Amazon Prime for monday are


"King British White Spot Control, 100 ml"

"Interpet Treatment No.6 Anti White Spot, 100 ml"

"API White Spot Cure 118ml"


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  • Posted on: 10/5/2014 16:24
Re: Cardinal's whitespot?? #9
Hello FishLady, I don't think it was the nitrates as i noticed the ich about 2 weeks ago in tiny amounts then it went, But i think it's not made it any better Im changing 65 litres today, And it will be matching KH PH TDS etc, TDS currently is 150.

I also posted on PFK and a member there suggest raising tempature to 32c and doing daily water changes to get rid of the free swimming icy, I also researched and i found the most safe method is to raise temp to 32c and increase oxygenation in the aquarium, I have raised the Heater to 32c and added a o2 diffuser to the output of my juwel bioflow so there should be way enough o2.

Medication is toxic to fish so I've read, and cardinals are very delicate as you said, Here is a screenshot of whitespot treatments i can get guaranteed monday or even sunday if I'm lucky.


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  • Posted on: 10/5/2014 14:03
Re: Cardinal's whitespot?? #10
Water Parameters:

6.6PH
1KH
4DGH
0 Ammonia
0 Nitire
80 Nitrates- (in the process of warming up RO water for remineralisation and water change they are 2 days overdue for a water change because i was on holiday and the high nitrates might be because my friend was feeding them and could of gave more then i usually do etc.



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