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  1. Finally my tank is cycled 🤞🏻 Ammonia 0 nitrite 0 and nitrate all good. My goal is to house neo caradina shrimp, some nano fish, snails, and plants. Planning everything around 7 ph that’s what most species that I want requires. For pleco , shrimp dwarf Cory’s and such that they do best with drift wood, Almond leaves and or Alder cones. All of which lower ph. So my ph was running right at 7 . I’ve had the wood in since the beginning and only have one Alder cone in the 40 gallon. My ph is running 6.5 to 6.8. Is there anything I should do? Will it level out? I’m trying not to play ph tug of war(add coral so I can add an Alder cone add baking soda so I can add an Almond leaf🤷🏼‍♂️) Thanks
  2. The reason I stated it, because they both take the same cartridge, figured the wheels would be same too 🤷🏼‍♂️ Guess not. But yeah I use sponge and some floss for now. I don’t use the cartridge because of carbon and I’m trying to grow plants. Good video, thanks 👍🏻
  3. Wish things were easier. Had two Marinland 200 on my tank, decided to go with one 375 filter. Both use same filter cartridge #C, figured I’d put existing Bio wheels and filter sponges in new filter so all be good, continue with the good bacteria. Love the filter, extremely quite and self priming. But Bio wheels are not the same size WTH🤦🏼‍♂️ Even tried trimming the axles , still didn’t work 😡
  4. Thanks 👍🏻👍🏻
  5. Lefty O is it really a girl snail? If so how do you tell? Thanks
  6. Some of you know I’m cycling/seasoning my 40g with snails and plants. We have Ramshorn, Mystery and Trapdoor snails. My wife instantly fell in love with this one Mystery snail. ‘This morning she runs up to show me a picture of her favorite snail, and says she no longer likes it because he’s being nasty!🤷🏼‍♂️🤔 I looked at picture and started laughing 😂 I said it’s fine you can still love it, it’s just a breathing tube 🤦🏼‍♂️😅🤪😂😂
  7. Didn’t think there was much in the water, itself? But ok sounds good to me, I’ll keep an eye on it and 🤞🏻Thanks
  8. Yes I’m using Easy Green, and put in root tabs at the start when I put in plants
  9. Getting my 40g breeder planted tank ready, been running 3 weeks now. Started with some plants and snails, water test have been spot on every day. Today Nitrite was up a smigg , Nitrate was in the middle range of ok. So I did and ammonia test .25 So I did a water change. Anything else I should do? Thanks
  10. I got them from Lowes, but HD and others carry them but are a special order ( maybe seasonal 🤷🏼‍♂️) Amazon has them as well about 3x as much. mine were 24”x48”🍀
  11. It is pretty stiff and light, have it on a 40 breeder, no sag A lot cheaper through a big box store too
  12. The glass top that I got for my aquarium wouldn’t work with the HOB filters I picked out. So searched for aquarium lids/top. The one I liked best was the double walled polycarbonate panels used in green houses. Ordered some and searched best way to cut said panels. Everything from band saws, table saw and razor knives. I chose the razor knife, thinking would be less waist of material and razor would make a smoother edge. ‘It worked ok but wasn’t real happy with the results and had to make multiple passes to cut through but would do in a pinch. I decided to make part of it removable to ease in feeding and water test without taking the lights off then removing the whole top. So I wanted to make about a 4” removable door with a 3M hook for a handle. I decided to try my cordless dremel with a tiny saw blade attachment. Wow glad I did, a much better and easier way to polycarbonate panels. Placed a straight edge were I wanted to cut and followed it👍🏻 Piece of cake.
  13. Thanks, mostly neos, maybe some filter shrimp, maybe a CPO🤷🏼‍♂️ Have awhile to think about it while tank is cycling/seasoning. Some folks don’t recommend Cholla wood, so we’ll see. Im sure most if not all know this, Lava rock is so much cheaper at a landscape place than a aquarium store 😳
  14. Starting to clear up finally .Getting closer for shrimp! Trying first time to cycle with plants and snails 🤞🏻
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