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    Water Chemistry - the basics

    I've tried to produce a diagram that explains the process salty cycling, its pitched at a newbie to intermediate level.

    Let me know what you think, is it useful? are there changes that need to be made - graphically or content.

    Cheers


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    Good job so far. What are the asterisks for?

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    Asterix ID where the fishkeeper picks up LR and in what state

    #2 - what happens when you add fish

    Last edited by Claude; 06-04-2006 at 10:28 PM.

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    good graphic post paul, should be a sticky

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    This one doesn't pertain to water chemistry, but was easy enough to produce while i was on, might help set the order of things straight for some people


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    Nice charts!

    Knopf had a good one in one of his translated books that shows a timeline of when to add what and what to expect ie diatom blooms and coraline algaes.

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    Looks like great charts for newbies who are not interested in detailed science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dejavu
    Looks like great charts for newbies who are not interested in detailed science.
    Cheers, thats where i pitched them at. No need for aquarists to know detailed chemistry unless they have a deep interest in it, therefore no point in producing charts for the minority

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    hey i am definately a newbie and this helps alot. well done.

    however where does the sand come in before or after the water is in????

    stevey P

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven182
    hey i am definately a newbie and this helps alot. well done.

    however where does the sand come in before or after the water is in????

    stevey P
    After the water m8 and then live rock as well .. this all goes toward the de-nitrification process

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    i see thought that might be the case but also thought you might be able to put the sand and rock in first

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    what happens if RO water is unavailable?
    2manytanks, doesn`t post enough to be a mod

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    Depends on the water quality coming out of your tap ? You can always use distilled water

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