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Roger Miller Wrote
>"If your 75 gallon tank has been set up for a
> while (say a year or two) then you could very well make growing conditions
> worse by taking it down and building in a "plant friendly" substrate."
I need to move the tank over to the other side of the room. I have enough
buckets to hold the majority of the water so that I don't cause too much
stress. But I usually siphon the gravel good and I though it would be a
great time to introduce a flourite/laterite and peat moss mixture covered
will the old gravel. I have read before of using "Profile" but I do not
know if this will counteract trying to lower the PH.
> > As to the pH problem, first it would be good to know what pH level
> shooting for,
7.4 would be a great improvement. My test kit goes up to 7.6. The water
out of the tap is several shades of blue (higher) than this. True most fish
do acutaly have a tremendous tolerance to this. But once I have determined
that I can keep the PH low, say 6.8 or so without spending all eforts/money
on RO water and PH down. ( the PH down seems to stress the fish a little)
>"With a 75 gallon tank you should probably be running 2 or
> 3 2-litre CO2 generators, >
I currently use a 1 gal setup. This I put the outlet going directly into my
Lifeguard filter. I would say it boubles into the filter 2 bouble/sec.
Once I have noticed the fish gasping. Now I watch it closer when changing.
I do though have a powerhead, pointed down. Do you think I should remove
it. I do not see surface agitaion, but the water does have a current.
> can't give any advise on it's use without knowing what (aside from
> chelated metals) are actually in the product.
Good point, I will see if I can find out what else is in it. The product is
from Green Light Co. and it is simply called Iron and Soil Acidifier. They
have a web site that I will check.
> Aren't Silver Dollars major plant eaters?
Yes kind of :) The first 2 years I had him, I would buy this plant from the
LFS (do not remember the name,,it looked like grass) He would graze at it
untill it was gone. But now I have him in with a Amazon Sword and some
hygro, he leaves it fully alone.