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by Danmassey
Sat Feb 20, 2021 20:57 pm
Forum: The Planted Aquarium
Topic: BBA - help please
Replies: 26
Views: 419

Re: BBA - help please

Sorry to revive an old thread, just wanted to check something about spot dosing with peroxide. As long as apply it using the pipette away from the fish, as the reaction with water is instantaneous, is there no limit to how much i can apply to the tank during a water change?
by Danmassey
Sun Feb 07, 2021 17:34 pm
Forum: Questions & Identification
Topic: munchers
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Re: munchers

Bearing this in mind, it takes a good half hour for me to clean my fluval 307. I dose a little seachem stability when I do this - is it necessary?
by Danmassey
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Aquarium Decor, DIY and Equipment.
Topic: New tank, upgrading external filter
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: New tank, upgrading external filter

I'm using a 307 in a 200L. Easy set up and maintenance. If the cost is acceptable to you getting a bigger filter than necessary (407) sets you in good stead for future upgrades ;)
by Danmassey
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Science
Topic: Please explain this to an idiot...
Replies: 20
Views: 369

Re: Please explain this to an idiot...

So they're two different measurements, but both use the same units - German degrees.
Your KH is 5 German degrees (or 90ppm)
Your GH is 13.3 German degrees (or 240ppm)



The G in GH stands for general hardness not German, in case that's where the confusion is coming from?
by Danmassey
Tue Feb 02, 2021 0:37 am
Forum: The Planted Aquarium
Topic: Best plant fertiliser?
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: Best plant fertiliser?

I also use seachem excel but it is not a fertiliser. It is an alternative to co2 for low tech setups to improve growth and reduce algae. Plants need light, co2/excel and nutrients in the right balancd to grow well and prevent algae. I use dose easylife profito for nutrients which seems to do the job...
by Danmassey
Tue Feb 02, 2021 0:29 am
Forum: Science
Topic: Please explain this to an idiot...
Replies: 20
Views: 369

Re: Please explain this to an idiot...

Just in case it helps how I think about it : KH is your waters ability to resist a change in pH. If you take RO water with 0 KH, adding any acid will have an unopposed effect on the pH. The KH doesn't directly affect your fish but if it's low your pH will fluctuate wildly and that is detrimental to ...
by Danmassey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 18:44 pm
Forum: New to Fishkeeping
Topic: Moving with Fish
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Moving with Fish

This is a very useful thread thank you folks
by Danmassey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Aquarium Decor, DIY and Equipment.
Topic: Anyone used a water softener?
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Anyone used a water softener?

I've done the maths on gradually softening my water using tap water : RO in 3:1 mix. Involves using less RO and not needing to remineralise other than kh. Also when at full flow it would involve using only 12.5L a week of RO water making it easier to obtain from my lfs infrequently. Though an excuse...
by Danmassey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Livestock Health
Topic: Otocinclus eating slime coat?
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Otocinclus eating slime coat?

Hm ok thanks I'll try spread the food out a bit better so they can eat away from the plec
by Danmassey
Sun Jan 24, 2021 19:00 pm
Forum: Livestock Health
Topic: Otocinclus eating slime coat?
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Otocinclus eating slime coat?

I've noticed over the past couple of weeks one of my otos is possibly having a nibble at my bristlenose and corys at feeding time. As soon as he settles on them they move away he swims off. He is smaller than the other otos - should I put veg in more regularly? They get a slice of cucumber 2 or 3 ti...