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  1. Totally! I messaged with Chris and he said they are only available in Europe. However, I ran across what I think might be the same thing on a saltwater site. This is all very interesting!
  2. Thank you Torrey! I will try to keep this thread going. It does seem an interesting project that no one is playing with. It will take a little while to properly convert the tanks but they need to do something! Right now they are just a mess.
  3. Thank you Guppysnail and Torrey. I appreciate the time you took to answer my query. I have three free tanks to work with. They are currently on the acid side ( I have low KH) but I can start converting them to high pH and brackish. I have a ten gallon salt and am setting up a 40 salt for Macroalgae. Now on to the snail highway! Hmmmm. I bet I could build a snail tunnel between tanks with plexiglass!
  4. Thank you! Good to know! I have some empty tanks and may play with this.q They seem to be the only snails that really make a dent on Algae. I just wish I had more and buying enough could get pricey. The reason I said they are not true Nerite is that I very, very recently found out that they can actually be from several different species. I would post a link to the video but I'm not sure if it is allowed. If you look for Chris Lukhaup on YouTube it is there. I also found out there is a similar type that reproduces in freshwater but it is not available in the US. Again, thank you for sharing!
  5. I really like so many. I go from Discus to Angels and on to ( don't laugh) Goldies! Getting into Natives as well.
  6. Looking through the comments it seems as though we have many Sci Fi fans here. I have read Dune, Foundation Trilogy and Contact ( Along with other Carl Sagan). I am also a British History enthusiast with Romano Britain my true love. I study Scotish and Irish Gaelic. My best escape is the world of Jane Austen.
  7. I am interested in the Nerite type snails. How easy is it to transition them to saltwater and back. I am interested in breeding.
  8. Thank you! Very helpful! Yes, I am in WV. I am finding I need to watch KH like a hawk. I can have a high TDS but 0 KH which can be dangerous.
  9. I do not do well with Water Sprite either. I have tried floating, planted, etc and it just does not do well. Trying in my Beta tanks now as they are the softest. Some stem plants I no longer even bother with although best results are to float not plant. Crypts, Val, Anubia, Java Fern do great. I think Anubia would grow in battery acid. Thanks for commenting!
  10. I'm going to reply to my own topic but I did think of one possibility. Both tanks have HOB. I may try it in sponge filter tanks. Maybe it got beat up? Thoughts?
  11. I would like any information on keeping Riccia Fluitans. The last that I got, placed in two separate tanks, simply disappeared. My water is hard. More Gh than Kh. Other parameters fairly normal with lower pH. I was floating it. Lovely plant. Would love to keep it. Thanks to anyone in advance.
  12. Thank you Issac! Yes, I understand Old Tank Syndrome and have painfully lived it due to my surgeries and inability to do water changes. I had to add water with a pitcher as I could not manage buckets or even a python due to not having use of both arms. My tanks are all planted but don't absorb minerals fast enough to balance against evaporation. I guess my point is that I did not see an expected pH response as the mineralization climbed. I don't routinely add ferts. I tend to do that as indicated by low nitrate. My question was due to wanting more understanding toward causation of lower pH when one may expect an alkaline mineralized water. Again, thank you for your input!
  13. This sounds very similar to my own water. I had a broken wrist and shoulder surgery over the winter and could only do water topoffs to tanks. Things were OK, then they were not with plant and fish die offs. With ApI test kit, water looked OK. Then got TDS meter. I got readings over 1000 ppm. Then used API hardness tests and readings were over the top. By then my right arm was better and I started doing water changes with distilled water and bought an RO system. Constant testing as it can be tricky to get TDS down without dropping kh buffer too far, too fast. I am finding that fish/ and most plants are Ok once I got below TDS of 800 ppm. Stem plants seem to hate this water the most. Anubias do not care. Crypts are OK but not as tolerant as Anubia. I live in Northern WV, about and hour SW of Pittsburgh , PA. From my college Chem days, I know we do have high iron content and am wondering if this is a factor.
  14. My tap water is TDS 300+. However, my pH is 7.4-7.6 rather than more Alkaline. Is there some mineral component that drives this? I don't think it is a problem but I am curious. In my tanks with plants, peat, leaves my tanks have dropped into acidic ranges while getting ridiculous TDS with water top- offs. That did create problems.
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