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    Fish Shipment Arrived 1 Day Late Having Issues

    They seem fine to me. I could tell the ebr was gonna be a goner when I woke up the next morning, and he was. Idk it's hard to say what's going on. Nothing with my tank parameters are saying anything is wrong.
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    Fish Shipment Arrived 1 Day Late Having Issues

    It was suppose to be overnight (1)day, ended up being 2. It's a 75 gallon. Was fully cycled for 3 months before adding fish. I went threw 3/4 of a 2qt bottle of ammonia. It has 2 sunsun 304b's on it. All fish were juvenile, except the cardinal tetras. Look like the rummy noses had a little...
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    Fish Shipment Arrived 1 Day Late Having Issues

    My fish shipped out, made it as far as KY from CA, and then "mechanical failure". My fish got stuck in KY. They were supposed to arrive in mn Wednesday, but instead showed Thursday. Upon arrival, 3 of 12 rummy nose tetras were dead. Everything else was alive. 3 GBR , 4 Angelfish, 6...
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    Ordered Fish Online, Online Store Has High Ph

    I ordered my fish online and will be arriving in a couple days. I just found out there water ph is 8.1 - 8.4. I've been keeping my tank around 7.2 - 7.4. I use ro water and mixing equilibrium and alkaline buffer and acid buffer. Kh and gh is 4. I ordered angelfish , rams, tetras. So...
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    Mixing Seachem Acid/alkaline Buffer And Equilibrium With R/o

    Aquaboy, I have a couple quick questions for you. I have done 3 mixes of 30 gallons so far and have it pretty much narrowed down to exact amounts of Equilibrium and Alkaline Buffer I need to get a 3.5ish kh & gh. The problem I am having is I can get the PH down with the Acid Buffer I just can't...
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    Keeping Fish @ Hardness Or Ph?

    Is a 2 kh enough buffer for a planted tank. I'm just thinking of trying to get it down as far as possible and be safe enough. The lower I have it the lower my ph would become I would imagine
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    Keeping Fish @ Hardness Or Ph?

    How low of a kh can I have. Will 2kh work? Would the buffer mix with a much higher tds be fine?
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    Keeping Fish @ Hardness Or Ph?

    I would really like to hear a few more opinions on the situation, any advice would be great.
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    Keeping Fish @ Hardness Or Ph?

    There is a lot of mixed opinions out there. Some say ph matters non, some say it matters everything. I'd really like to see a couple more thought on what route I should go. If I shoot for a lower ph my tap mix will leave me with very little kh. If I try and bring kh down with buffer mix my...
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    Keeping Fish @ Hardness Or Ph?

    I am at the tail end of completing my 75 gallon planted tank. The tank has been cycled for almost a month, and I am just waiting for a good time around my work schedule to order the plants and fish. I have an r/o unit that turns my 300tds tap water to 5tds r/o water. Right away my plan was to...
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    What Ph,kh,gh Should I Run In Planted Angel/ram Tank

    My tap water isn't good for tropical fish. African cichlids, yes. I bought the ro just for this tank. Doing the mixing doesn't seem overly complicated. I also have about 25-30 ppm nitrates and 5+ ppm phosphates, so yeah that's the deal.
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    What Ph,kh,gh Should I Run In Planted Angel/ram Tank

    Hello, I have a 75 gallon tank that will be medium planted and have Angels, Rams, and tetras. I have a r/o system for my tank water that I will be mixing with Seachem Equilibrium, Seachem Alkaline Buffer, and Seachem Acid Buffer. I have (2) 32 gallon trash cans to make my mixes in. I will...
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    Mixing Seachem Acid/alkaline Buffer And Equilibrium With R/o

    Aquaboy, have you used equilibrium before. I have done a little ready on it and it sounds like you add Equilibrium first to get your desired GH. Then you go ahead and add your buffers. I would also like to know if you add your alkaline buffer first to find your desired KH , and then add...
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    Mixing Seachem Acid/alkaline Buffer And Equilibrium With R/o

    My tap water has anywhere from 20-25 kh. Gh is usually 3 or 4 degrees under kh. I live in rural MN. Nothing but farm land all around me. So the possibility of fertilizers and other thing running off into my towns water is high and very likely. My tap water ph settles out around 8.4ish. I'd...
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    Mixing Seachem Acid/alkaline Buffer And Equilibrium With R/o

    HI my tank has been cycled for around 2 weeks or more and I have been using r/o with tap mix to get my desired kh/gh. I mix around 26 gallons of r/o to 4 gallons of tap. I get around a 4 kh/gh. Only problem is something in my tap water is making making my PH just up to 7.9. I have test for...
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