so after a 2 day hot streak, all the TBs are still going strong. tank got up to 25.1C, but they acted like nothing was wrong and kept on walking around while pecking at the floor for food.
but yesterday when i measured my NO3-, it was at 15ppm (when normally its between 0 and about 2.5ppm). it did that very suddenly, so i suspect it was the root tab i added under the echinodorus. but the shrimp still dont seem to care, so ill slowly pull it out with water changes. im also not adding food til i get it to 10ppm or less (they have an IAL in there for biofilm, and moss, and crypts with some melting leaves, so they wont be hungry i think).
which brings up the c. wendtii brown. i think it has K deficiency. what do you all think:
everything i can find (which isnt much) seems to show that K supplementation is ok with TBs. so ill increase the dose if i cant find anything saying that they dont like it. i will add some potash under the crypts (will help more than water column dosing, and affect the shrimp less).
here is the blue bolt yesterday, not caring and totally content: