Juwel Rio 125 Planted

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    @dash, just a quick question concerning the bicarb method- do I stir the water once the bicarb is in or do I wait for it to desolve or do I test the water straight away
     
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    Hi mate.
    Pre mix the bircarb in a small jug or bottle then add it to the bucket. Add a pump in the water that will mix it around. Let it stand for a bit then test the kh and ph of the water. From the fish you mentioned, I am not sure that you should be raising ph.
     
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    Thanks @dash I have the results here:
    KH: >15 (I was scared I was going to use up all my drops)
    PH: 7.0 (before bicarb)
    PH: 9.0 (after bicarb)
    So I dont think I will be using this method on my tank
    Although now I know for myself that this method does raise the KH (not that I doubted you @dash)
     
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    Hi everybody it has been a while but finally it is update time!!
    So with the help of some aquavitro carbonate my parameters are fine so last week I got 5 Glowlight tetra's!!
    Gonna try and get some pics now but here is ow the tank is looking now:
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    Looking good!
    I'm sure the glowlights are loving the tank.
     
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    Looks awesome!
     
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    Thanks @lep2soma and @Deem
    Yeah they really are...
    Here are some pics:
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    That's great! I love Glowlights. They are very underrated in my opinion.
    Keep those pics coming.

    Wouldn't the tank show a lot better with a black background? (Just a thought)
     
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    Yes I agree but hopefully I am going out today to get one
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    Are you planning to put in the neons next?
    (Why not cardinals?)
     
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    You read my mind!!
     
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    I think cardinals are bit too advanced for me at the moment
     
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    Okay, neons next!
     
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    Awesome, you're moss is actually growing, not easy to accomplish LOL.
     
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    Update: Current stock- 5x glowlight tetras, 3x rummynose tetras, 1x pearl gourami. Looking for: 2x female pearl gouramis, a pleco of some sort, 3x rummynose tetras, 3x glowlight tetras, 6x galaxy rasboras.[​IMG]

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    New arrivals...[​IMG]

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    Excellent
    Did you find the Pearls at another lfs?
     
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    Very nice @aqua dude, those pearls are gorgeous
     
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    I got them in Bergvliet

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