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    Wow Steve, hope things start going better for you.
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    Ive used this..

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    Looks good, would be better if the cloud was a bit more solid, does it effect the TDS?. I think some stuff over here does the same thing Purgen? Just need to find out why my pressure gauge is bouncing then i'm off and running.

    Oh by the way another batch of giggles from my Jewels, they are the beat parents i've had. Going to have to stop them soon as I am running out of tank space.

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    It shouldnt affect anything you really dont use all that much also.
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    Just a quick shot of what's happening...
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    The tanks clearing... but the Sansibar sand seems to be pushing the Ph up. From 6.9 to 7.6.... That's a bummer as they say it won't effect the Ph. What do you use as a natural Ph downer? Good news on the pressure gauge bounce, seem like if I put a needle valve on it I will be able to restrict the bounce to a quiver, tried it with a flow restrictor and reduced the bounce by half.

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    Great news I have got the gauge to work. I took the insides of a flow restrictor and put it in the ro tube leading to the gauge and then uses a tap to reduce the flow even more. Reads correct tap pressure 2 Bar and reads with a steady 6 Bar on the exit of the pump, no need for a needle valve. Needed to add a support as the gauge would rotate down, think I made a decent job of it. All is good in the world.
    The tank is almost clear.
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    Thats great news! Glad the gauge is working and the tank is clearing.

    I wouldnt worry about that pH.. this is your ram tank? My waters that pH and my Rams are all fine. Also keep.in mind your pH will drift down most likely from the nitrogen cycle.

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    Well went to the LFS to pick up 3 pairs of Rams and some Sterbai, found some great looking Rams All male!! and the Sterbai looked very iffy not moving and all at the back of the tank so walked away with nothing. On the plus side have bought some plants 12grow by Tropica. Small but a lot of plantlets in a pot. The water nice and clear and filter running well.DSCF4589.jpgDSCF4609 cu.jpg

    Will need a few weeks before they get a bit bigger, first time I have had plants in a tank for an age.

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    So bored at the moment... got RO/DI water coming out of my ears never had so much, all water system finished. Plants growing well in the 5' tank. Done another 1kg of resin, got that sorted so easy to do. White worms doing fine BBS sorted but no babies to feed. But no fish.... just need to wait till some lfs get some good fish in.

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    Well did a job i've been putting off... cleaned out my 5x30gal sump. Took almost half the day but done now, another 3 years before it needs cleaning again.

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    Steve, being caught up on chores is not a bad thing
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    Well at last got 3 pairs and 4 blue eyed lemon bristle nose plecs. GBR are a bit shy at the moment but had a feed of white worms. BN are great as they have cleaned the whole tank, why have I never had these before. just need them to settle down in a few days and try to get some photos. Think I need a few cats to clean the bottom.

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