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post #16 of 108 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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That crested gecko looks awesome, same with the border collie, that's a real good looking dog.
its called a foster failure when the foster family ends up keeping the dog

we might be heading down that road, he fits in perfect with our two other dogs

you can tell he's not so trusting of people right now and its taken time for us to earn even a little

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This is a miracle grow bottom capped with Eco. Finnex ray 2 lights. Eheim 2213. GLA atomic paint ball regulator. 20oz tank. Ei dosing.

Current plant list

- stargrass
- ludwigia
- stargoyne repens
- hygro compacta
- blyxa

Current fish list

- 3 ottos
- 6 scarlet badis
- 8 Pygmy Cory cats

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Update my time line and stock list on my 10 gallon

Lost 2 endlers
Amano shrimp jumped ship
Took out wisteria

Added crypt lutea
Added hydrocoytle Japan
Added dwl



I'm thinking about making this a crypt only tank... Or mostly that.

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So I'm currently dosing 2 of my 4 tanks with dry ferts. My 10 gallon is low tech and I'm doing 1/3 the recommended EI dose. That means just adding macro and micro just once a week.

The 20 gallon high tech is getting the full blown EI.

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I'm so new to all this so I don't exactly know what I'm adding and for what purpose. I'm just following the directions laid out by others. I will say the dry ferts with the combination of dirt has given me some plant growing confidence. I've failed terribly with plants the first go around so I'm feeling so much more confident this time around.

Big question here-

My dry fert package came with k2so4 and iron chelate. Neither one I've even touched. What is the potential benefit or risks of adding these into the tanks?

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What trace are you using? Does it contain iron? If it does have adequate iron you can skip the iron chelate, if it doesn't you should mix iron chelate into your dosing.

You can use this calculator to figure out how much you're actually dosing:
http://calc.petalphile.com/

Your iron chelate will probably appear as either EDTA Fe or Fe Gluconate

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What trace are you using? Does it contain iron? If it does have adequate iron you can skip the iron chelate, if it doesn't you should mix iron chelate into your dosing.

You can use this calculator to figure out how much you're actually dosing:
http://calc.petalphile.com/

Your iron chelate will probably appear as either EDTA Fe or Fe Gluconate
For trace just planted CSM+B

So what do you think, iron chelate or no?

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I love your 20L the proportions are perfect, which means if I didn't know I would guess it was at least a 40.

I think that is the trick to a really good scape.

nice job

20L My Other Tank: OEBT Shrimp
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Glad i clicked on this from your raok!

Loving the tanks, im really digging all these 20Longs ive been seeing, making me scratch my neck and twitch a little
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I love your 20L the proportions are perfect, which means if I didn't know I would guess it was at least a 40.

I think that is the trick to a really good scape.

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Glad i clicked on this from your raok!

Loving the tanks, im really digging all these 20Longs ive been seeing, making me scratch my neck and twitch a little
thanks guys, im still looking at it as a work in progress but for my first go around with high tech im glad i havent crashed this tank yet

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Giving away a large Kleiner bar sword, 10 assorted crypts, dwl, and hydrocoytle japan, maybe a few extra stems


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For trace just planted CSM+B

So what do you think, iron chelate or no?
I use CSM + B and Fe in a 2:1 ratio and dose about 0.25ppm Fe in a dose 3X a week. You could use 1:1 ratio; if you wanted more Fe.

You can check out this thread (from barrreport) :
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...uconate-dosing

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I use CSM + B and Fe in a 2:1 ratio and dose about 0.25ppm Fe in a dose 3X a week. You could use 1:1 ratio; if you wanted more Fe.

You can check out this thread (from barrreport) :
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...uconate-dosing
Thanks for the effort in your response Dennis

Sounds like a easy thing to implement

I will read up on that link and add these into my dosing regiment

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3 gallon long cherry shrimp tank

A deep blue profession tank, azoo palm filter, petco black sand, single bright led

This tank has had some ups and some downs. It's been hit hard with planeria and hydra and was remedied with de-wormer. It's substrate was changed from Eco to black sand halfway through it life. It's also been a challenge with finding the right plants because it as tall as a pop can.

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5 painted fire red shrimp
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Marsilea minuta
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Looks good. I have an empty deep blue 3 gallon sitting around. Maybe now my bowl broke I should set it up. Are you using root tabs?
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