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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 03:28 PM
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Re: Fish Poop and You: A Primer

I am reading a book called the ecology of the planted tank, I down loaded it to my kindel from It explains this subject better than anything I have found so far. I think it cost 8.99.
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I'm pretty sure that ammonium (NH4) is non-toxic and is the overwhelmingly dominant form of "ammonia" at neutral pH or lower. It is also the form preferred by plants. The API master kit measures total NHx, so it gets both forms. Can't find my water chemistry book, but perhaps someone can confirm this.


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When I first started with autolinking image water tanks my filter decided to break. I didn't have enough money to fix/ replace it at the time so I made a primitive aquaponic set-up with a pump I had laying around. The set-up was essentially a singular tomato plant, planted in a small basket filled with inert expanded clay pebbles. The basket was small, only 4 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall but but none of the fish died (I didn't have a way to test ammonia levels in the water at first) and it worked like a charm. So, if you want to filter out fish poop and grow herbs at the same time I would highly recommend aquaponics. It's terrific fun if you are into DIY projects and learning esoteric material! is offline  
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GREAT info!
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There is so much I need to learn about aquariums
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