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Just joined so i thought id add what i have and see if people can give me advice...

Tank: 20g Long...
Lighting: Quad 24w 6500k t5, only at the moment using 2x24w 6500k t5 bulbs...
Co2: Diy using 3 liters worth of yeast/sugar method, bubble counter and glass diffuser
Filter System: Auqueon 50
Substrate: Just sand from LFS, and seachem root tabs...
Decor: Mopani driftwood, and sandstone...

Inhabitants:

Fish:
-7 neon tetras
-1 mollie
-5 ghost shrimp
-3 oto's


Plants:
-dwarf hairgrass
-cabomba caroliniana
-anubias barteri


Water tests:

ph= 7.6 (trying to get down using 2nd co2 reactor)
ammonia= 1ppm (doing water change on sat.)
nitrite= .25ppm
nitrate= 5ppm
kh= 4dkh or 71.6ppm
gh= 11dkh or 196.9ppm

I am grateful for any advice and thanks for taking a look!
 

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Also forgot to mention that all water tests were done before adding second co2 reactor i will post new test results soon...
 

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For those interested....

march 30th 2013:

ph=7.0;)
ammonia=.50 :neutral:
nitrite=.25:-s
nitrate=0:confused:
kh=5:)
gh=13:confused:

dosed: seachem neutral regulator, flourish, plant food and liquid co2
did water change on 29th, how can i lower gh and possibly raise my nitrates for the plants?
 

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thanks for the advice... i will get some more plants, lighting is my t5 hood but the pic you probably saw was with the night time leds on for a few hours... and cichlidrookie... i do believe it is a platy... not sure as she was donated to us. only crappy news for today is i had a huge ammonia spike, i lost 3 casualties, but have done an immediate water change... will post later
 

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thanks again.... the tank has been up roughly 3 weeks now linds and maxwell i will do water changes more frequently i currently only change weekly is it ok to change daily?
 
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