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by Vale!
Wed Oct 28, 2020 19:20 pm
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: The Whole Shebang
Replies: 161
Views: 8068

Re: The Whole Shebang

OK we have :

pH
Spoiler!
6.74
EC
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403uS/cm
TA
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0.66mg/l
Ni
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1ppb
by Vale!
Wed Oct 28, 2020 19:10 pm
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: The Whole Shebang
Replies: 161
Views: 8068

Re: The Whole Shebang

Your post prompted a sudden thought : it might be useful to do an interim set of tests. So that's what I'm doing! It's roughly nine hours since I commissioned the bucket. I've got a TA result. Nitrite is cooking (7 minutes 42s to go). Just about to read off the EC and pH. Excited? Results coming up ...
by Vale!
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: The Whole Shebang
Replies: 161
Views: 8068

Re: The Whole Shebang

I need to make sure that when I syphon out all of the remaining rotten/rotting foam I have measures in place to replace the substrate for the nitrifying microblighters which will be removed as I do it. For those of you who might be yearning for those days and wailing: "Where, oh where, are Vale!'s b...
by Vale!
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: The Whole Shebang
Replies: 161
Views: 8068

Re: The Whole Shebang

Yes - incredibly annoying. I don't think it's worth moaning at ADD Filtration, though (I may be wrong) because I did get refunded for the fish that perished. It's just so sad that they had unsuccessfully to endure it all. Anyway, I've sourced some foam which should be reliable and it should be here ...
by Vale!
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: Sad times
Replies: 74
Views: 913

Re: Sad times

I realised after posting that I'd read the number above the colour-swatch (if that's the right word) rather than the one below it! In mitigation I submit, M'Lud that, where possible, I gave up using my eyes long ago for this sort of thing and so have lost familiarity with the API colour chart(s). I'...
by Vale!
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: new to AF UK
Replies: 10
Views: 63

Re: new to AF UK

Hello Al (can I call you Al? :P ) and welcome.

Yes - you're in the right place, in more senses than one! I'm looking forward to hearing your fishkeeping story.
by Vale!
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: Sad times
Replies: 74
Views: 913

Re: Sad times

How confident are you that in-tank ammonia has increased, dj? It's difficult to tell (because the tubes aren't against a white background in your pic) but it still looks like 0.5mg/l to me. I have rubbish eyesight when it comes to colour charts!

You're probably right, but I wanted to double-check!
by Vale!
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: Sad times
Replies: 74
Views: 913

Re: Sad times

Georgia at Welsh Water seems very nice! I was going right back to the beginning and trying to find out if there was an external source for some of the ammonia that was appearing back then. I needed to know whether your tapwater is disinfected with chlorine or chloramine (the latter contains ammonia,...
by Vale!
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: Sad times
Replies: 74
Views: 913

Re: Sad times

Just popping back to say that I haven't abandoned your thread! I've got it lodged in my head and it's fermenting quietly in there. I've looked at your water quality report (amongst other things) and have done the calculations that I mentioned upthread, confirming that your tankwater should be relati...
by Vale!
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Aquarium Decor, DIY and Equipment.
Topic: LeafWatch 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 181

Re: LeafWatch 2020

I think they'd be unlikely to cause a significant problem for you, pH-wise, unless you were to maintain a deep bed of fresh leaves. Their acidifying properties diminish after immersion for a couple or three weeks (depending on conditions) and typically they eventually reverse, tending to push up the...