"I'm in the process of putting my IBC sump in the ground. Anyone have suggestions about the best way to insulate it? I'm going for keeping it warm in the winter. I often wonder why folks with overheating water problems don't put their…"
"For one thing, your ammonia is WAY too high. Try to keep the level between 3 - 4ppm, do not exceed 5ppm. With the ammonia at this level you are actually inhibiting the growth of bacteria. You will see some trace of Nitrites but…"
"Vlad, Thank you. I will do that. Just checked the tap water in the kitchen with my Taylor pool kit and once again the color is lighter than the lowest reading which is 7.0 on the tube. Thanks for the information and perspective.…"
"Mike - so it seems that you have your head wrapped around why you wouldn't want to add fish at a time when ammonia is 6ppm, nitrites are starting make a showing, and pH is unknown. Keep that line of thinking.
Rain water is pretty soft and…"
"Prior to AquaLife Complete, no single water conditioner did the best job of relieving stress, removing chlorine, removing ammonia, and could be used for emergency ammonia or nitrite removal. AquaLife Complete has changed everything. Make no…"
I am currently loosing the battle in my beds against aphids, thrips and spider mites. Although I have tried both biologicals and sprays, I am too the point where I am thinking about pulling most if not all of my plants.My question is will that hurt…See More
"Go buy about 50 feeder goldfish ... about $.25 cents each. Toss them in that tank and get their poop in the system. If some die, get them out of the tank right away so that the ammonia level does not go up. Get some Aqualife…"
"Vlad - Makes sense about the PH. I tested the tap water and got the same reading(color). Most of the water in the tank is rain water and that also tested the same. I thought the PH solution might be bad but when I used the PH test…"
Thank you for your suppot. question: What method od drain do you use? I have a bit of a concern, I do not know if it is valid. Right now, as you know, I have 1/2 IBC tanks for GB. I have not filled them with media yet,…"
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