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Bonnie's (Natterjak) Tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Natterjak, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

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    Yep, baked baking soda is the same as washing soda.

    Baking soda = sodium bicarbonate - NaHC03
    Washing soda = sodium carbonate - Na2C03

    2 NaHC03 -> Na2C03 + CO2 + H2O
     
  2. checkrazr

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    You guys are good. I could have used the help when I took Chemistry! ;D Can you tell me what portion of baking soda will raise the Alk by how much? Norm - Does kalkwasser do the same? Thanks.
     
  3. Natterjak

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    Sorry Bonnie for the OT post

    Kalk is best used to maintain alk and to some degree ca, it's not much of an alk booster but rather a maintainer.
     
  5. Natterjak

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    NP at all Eileen. :)

    Didn't get a chance to tidy up the fish room this weekend, so I'm gonna post about my fish instead:

    Blue Tang - about 6-7", got it when it was about 2" long 3 years ago. Meanest fish ever - has tried to whack my hand with those tail spines on many occassions (has actually nailed some tongs I put in there):

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    Ocellaris Clownfish - also 3 years old, is about 3" now. Have tried to find it a mate with little success. First one was a black ocellaris that we had for about 8 months before the blue tang decided it no longer liked it, and the second was a regular ocellaris that we had for maybe a year before it one day just disappeared in the new tank.

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    Yellow Watchman Goby - 3-4", almost 3 years:

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    Algae Blenny - added this past year:

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    Blonde Naso Tang - 5", added this past year:

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    Also:

    4 Bartlett's Anthias
    2 other anthias that I bought as Bartlett's, but I think are actually Dispars
    yellow coris wrasse
    cleaner wrasse
    labouti wrasse
     
  6. checkrazr

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    Bonnie/Eileen - Thanks for the alk info. Nice pics of your fish Bonnie!
     
  7. skorpinok

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    Excellent photography skills. The tang and clown looks so clean and sharp in the picture. I'm envious! >:( D@MN

    Doug - what even happened to BAR poker night?
     
  8. skorpinok

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    I forgot to ask what type of camera did you use to take those pictures and did you do any photo shopping?
     
  9. checkrazr

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    LOL - Alvin, maybe after the frag swap....we'll have good stuff to go all in with!
     
  10. Natterjak

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    I took all those with a Canon Rebel XT. Don't remember which lens(es) I used though. I think the only one that's photoshopped is the one of the naso - the cleaner wrasse got into the picture at the top, so I took it out.
     

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