Too many tanks at the moment with everything changing!
Water is already showing NO2 (nitrite) at 7 days wet.
Here's the track on my first soil sub tank so far.
Filled 4/29/09, 4/30/09 water set at 6dGH with Rex Griggs grumpy mix and KH with baking soda to 3dKH then planted. Decided to bridge the plants from my high light injected tanks with some ferts.= CSM+B, Excel 20mL, Fe .6ppm, Nutrifin Cycle 40mL. Right or wrong made the additions, I'll see how it goes.
5/1/09 more plants.
5/2/09 Due to breeding activities and egg eating behavior an Angel was moved into this tank so first fish in. 10dGH (hardness climbed 4dGH), 3dKH, pH 7.0, NH4 (ammonia) <.25, NO2 (nitrite) 0.0, NO3 (nitrate) 0.0, PO4 (phosphate) <2ppm. Dose NO3 17.3ppm, Leaf Zone 20mL.
5/3/09 30g WC, 2dKH, 2dGH. Reset water to 6dGH, 3dKH, Fe .6ppm, NO3 16ppm, CSM+B, Nutrifin Cycle 30mL. Add 15 grass shrimp, Medium DD B angel. Add a small air driven sponge filter.
5/4/09 NH4 <.25ppm, NO2 0.0, NO3 15ppm
5/5/09 NH4 >.50ppm, NO2 0.0 (WC on living room tank and no time for this one as its 11:30pm) Remove Medium DD B angel.
5/6/09 NH4 <.50 (dropped), NO2 <.25 (reading)
40g WC 4dGH, 2.5dKH, NO3 <10ppm, NH4 <.25, NO2 <.25
Reset water to 6dGH, 3dKH eliminated fert. dosing but added Nutrifin Cycle 40mL.
Bacopa stems have grown 1 1/2 - 2" and produced 3-4 leaf sets per stem. The other plants look OK with minor new growth. Added more java moss. Introduced duck weed and terrestrial plants, 2 Ivy stems and a green spider are draping roots into the water by the power head.