Thanks Alot! Rubbish researching on the WWW said it was too high, thanks alot for the info/advice. I feel alot calmer now. I will do small regular water changes to slowly remove the API proper PH crap, and gradually bring the PH back to my original tapwater PH. Thanks also for the advice on the cichlid question, I will have a lil' look at the forum.
Same reason as howard, im running the carbon to keep the water nice and crystal clear, i just buy mine off ebay. I bought a new external filter and set it up today, i added prime to keep the amonia away while my new filter sorts it's self out. I was running two smaller filters before, kept one running, but removed the other, thats why i added the prime. I've never used it before, so im just hoping it wont get sucked away!
Sorry to make another new topic. I just had a quick question, will the carbon in my external filter remove the prime out of the water? I did have a little look around but couldnt find much info relavant. Thanks in advance. Dan
what about my exisiting fancies... the ph is 8.2 thats far too high for them, and i cant bring this down, it says on the api proper ph stuff that once it is down it will stay down as long as you treat water going into the tank (water changes etc.) Another question, i have always wanted cichlids, what kind im not sure yet, but are these hard to keep? i really like the idea of being able to keep these type of fish and not have to mess around with the water as much, how many could you keep in a tank measuring 48 x 15 x 15 any one have any idea?
Yesterday after testing my tapwater with a PH of 8.2! (I let the water settle for 24hrs prior to testing)I added proper ph 7.5, i followed the instructions but my water is really cloudy now, any ideas why? or if this will settle? Thanks
lol the post about smelling it made me laugh my socks off... I started a fishless cycle 2 days ago with boots household ammonia (which you can buy online on the boots website, red cap white bottle, ?1.70 something) and as soon as i opened the bottle i had to sniff, what a regret, i thought i was going die, i couldnt breath properly for an hour or so, so i shamefully thought if i was going my partner was to come with me, so i passed over the bottle and said "here, have a sniff of that" haha, his expression was histerical.
Hi All I have an hexagonal tank currently cycling, its about 100ltrs and is 3ft tall but only about a single ft wide, any advice on which kind of fish and how many would be suitable for this would be greatly appreciated. (Coldwater Or Tropical). Thanks Dan