Artificial Silk Fern behind tank
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Hygrometer and TDS meter, added 195gms Marine Salt
for a Specific Gravity of 1.012 (Brackish)
added 5ml API Qick start (Bacteria) to start the Nitrate cycle
added x10 drops of Ammonium Chloride to feed the Bacteria
then time to play with the API Saltwater test kit
195gm Marine Salt = SG 1.012 (Brackish)
16/02/18 --------- 5ml API Quick Start
19/02/18 ---------- x10 drops Ammonium Chloride
API Ammonia test = 2 ppm
API ph test = 7.8
API Ammonia test = 1ppm
API Nitrite test = 0.15 ?
Saturday, 10 February 2018
It is a small red shrimp, rarely longer than 1.5 cm (0.6 in) in length, typically found in brackish water pools near the sea shore, sometimes in large numbers. Such pools are referred to as anchialine pools (from the Greek anchialos = near the sea). Halocaridina rubra is endemic to the Hawaiian islands, and most commonly found in anchialine pools in fresh lava substrates on Hawaiʻi and Maui Island.
the starting point was finding a discounted tank only, because it was missing it's internal filter which ran a fountain on top with changing coloured LED lights and a basket of plastic plants. I wouldn't have wanted all that crap might as well have had plastic shrimp !
I bought a box of Marine salt, heater, a bag of coral gravel and some Lava rock,
the next quest was to find Reverse osmosis Dionised water tracked it down £2:50 for 25ltrs, bring your own container.
I've yet to rig up lights on a timer I've some GU10 6500K LED bulbs (daylight)
then it's waiting for the Nitrogen cycle