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post #46 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 01:35 PM
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Yes I dose. I tryed increasing the dose, just got more algae so I cut back. Hair grass seems to do fine.
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post #47 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 03:40 PM
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I changed from plain gravel to Eco-Complete in my 75gal about 3months ago. The plants still do not grow like they did with plain gravel and one bag of florite. The pics show what the plants look like. It seems like they are lacking in something, but I haven't been able to figure out what.
Are those pinholes? Could be potassium deficiency?
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post #48 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 04:47 PM
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Yes they are pin holes. I have tried adding Flourish Potassium with my regular doseing. As you can see it didn't make any difference. Here is a better pic of them.
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post #49 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 03:00 AM
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That's a lot of money for dirt.
LOL....yeah, that was pretty much my conclusion before even completely reading this thread.
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I purchased aquasoil for the 1st time 3 months ago and will never use another substrate.
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I changed from plain gravel to Eco-Complete in my 75gal about 3months ago. The plants still do not grow like they did with plain gravel and one bag of florite. The pics show what the plants look like. It seems like they are lacking in something, but I haven't been able to figure out what.
How heavy was the tank stocked with fish? How mature was the tank with Eco? What sort of lighting fo you have in the tank? Co2 injection? Seems like there was a problem regardless of substrate.

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+1. Order both regular and powder for that tank size. Throw throw powder on top.
I heard its better to put some of the power on the bottom and then put the regular in the middle then put the rest on the top. I'll prolong the lifespan of the substrate.
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post #53 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 06:50 PM
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Aside from low nutrients, pinholes are also caused by co2 deficiencies, or snails.

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post #54 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 08:28 PM
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Snails are not the problem, I have some, but not many. There are 15 tetras and 3 bristlenose. The tank was running about 10 years before I changed the substrate. That was about 4 months ago now. I am going to try turning the co2 up as exv152 suggested. I have a drop checker but I could never get it to read correctly. I think it might be all the wood. Anyway I'll let you know if it works.
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Really like the way Eco Complete works, hated the way it really did nothing for my tank and actually seemed to set it back.
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post #56 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 01:43 AM
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Thanks exv152 I increased the co2 and things are starting to look better now. Hopefully that will do it.
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