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Water clear, tote has algae layer

Hi all, Have an IBC tote system with 50 goldfish and clay pellets in the media bed.  All has been well for the last month.  Plants look go…

Started by Mike Beckman

9 Apr 22, 2015
Reply by Steve Manning

whats wrong?

my test results.....trate 20 trite 0 GH 150 KH 80 PH 6.8 Melettuce is a little brown in the middle , why is that ?

Started by Zach

3 Mar 31, 2015
Reply by Zach

HELP-Problem Lowering PH

I am having a problem lowering my PH level.  It is currently at 8.4 which is way to high. Alkalinity is high also ( Test strips say 300ppm+…

Started by Jason T Marchant

6 Mar 22, 2015
Reply by Spencer Reeves


Hello everyone! I just contacted my county, and was told the level of Chloramine is less than 0.1 ppm.  I'm about to start cycling my syst…

Started by d

6 Mar 18, 2015
Reply by Jessica Johnson

My first test

Here are my first test 7.8 alk 120 very hard 300 nitrite 0 nitrate 20 ....please any advice?

Started by Zach

4 Mar 18, 2015
Reply by Zach

Need help for my water quality

I am a aquaponic beginner here, this morning I did a water test using API 5 in 1 test strips and the result as follow: PH = 6 KH=40 GH=180…

Started by Andy Lee

2 Mar 9, 2015
Reply by Andy Lee

pH Test Issue

 I have a digital pH tester which is giving me different results than my Freshwater Master Test Kit from API and I'm not sure which to trus…

Started by John Brock

4 Mar 6, 2015
Reply by Brent Shafer

Gold or Green Algae

I have some gold or green algae growing in my aquarium.  It is a 45 gallon tank with 13 3" to 6" tilapia.  I was thinking of introducing an…

Started by John Brock

0 Mar 6, 2015


I have hard water in the location I live in and I heard that the hard water is effecting the ph. will water softeners kill my plants? or do…

Started by Brady Jensen

5 Mar 2, 2015
Reply by Stuart Polkinghorne

large tank

I found a large tank, is this a good price?

Started by Zach

0 Feb 21, 2015


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