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|01-17-2016 10:27 AM|
Originally Posted by wrizviuva View Post
|01-12-2016 12:01 AM|
Hi Beetea - Its been a few months now, so I don't think this has much to do with adjustment. There is clearly something else going on.
Are you using tap water. If yes, how hard/soft is your water?
I have heard that Seachem might not be the best product for very hard water, like the one we have in London, UK.
|01-11-2016 08:20 PM|
Originally Posted by wrizviuva View Post
If the ferns' rhizomes are still intact and you can see new growth, I wouldn't worry. Just take out any dead leaves and wait for the plants to adjust and keep the water chemistry stable.
And for what it's worth, I basically follow the that guide with positive results.
|01-10-2016 11:42 PM|
Hi - I am in need of some help here. I started Sudeep's low-tech method, but things have gone really wrong.
Prior to using this method, I was a complete newbie. I had fluval stratum for substrate and was dosing a liquid fert called Ferropol 24. My Java Fern, hygros, and crypts were doing well.
Then I switched to this method, and added some dwarf sags. Soon my hygros and crypts became stunted while Java ferns died completely.
I want to point out that I have very hard water. Could it be that Seachem equilibrium is not a good product for my water hardness, and Iron is reacting with the phosphates?
|08-13-2014 03:17 PM|
Revive the thread
Haven't seen much activity here in a long time. Hoppy, how's your tank coming along?
|02-14-2013 03:42 AM|
I'm wondering if someone can help me with ferts. Here's my tanks specs:
-low tech/non CO2
-29 gal, 12" wide, 30" long and 18" high IIRC
-eco complete substrate
-2x T5NO 18watt 6,700K bulbs (corralife)
-hard water from a well but I don't think it's from calcium because I live in the granite state and there's no lime stone around here. But I do live on an old farm with 18" of farm loam. I think it's magnesium that is making it hard--that's what my mom seems to remember was in the tests way back when
-pH 7.6, no ammonia or nitrites 5ppm nitrates
-I feed every other day
-3 madagascar rainbows, 1 small dwarf gourami, 3 japonica shrimp
-lots of anubias nana and some petite, M. minuta (not doing so well), pennywort, something like coralina bacopa, a tiny bit of dwarf sag still holding on although probably dying, and lots of algae which I think is a brownish-green on the glass
-I do a weekly small water change even though I know you're not supposed to but I just think if I don't do it regularly and I only do a big water change very rarely my fish will kick the bucket as they have in the past when I've skipped a few weeks of water changes out of sheer laziness.
To make my life easier (I am ok at math but not so much at stupid american measuring systems....) I think I'll just go with the given measurements for a 20gal. Is that ok?
Once a week:
1/8 tsp KNO3
1/32 tsp KH2PO4
4ml of 1 tbs/250 ml solution of CSM+B
I don't want to dose anything that has calcium or magnesium in it. What does CSM+B stand for and what is in it? And how do you guys handle such tiny measurements? Do you make a solution and then dose from there? Or maybe I should just weigh it and then go by weight?
|02-12-2013 05:19 PM|
Originally Posted by PeterN1986 View Post
|02-12-2013 02:20 AM|
|02-08-2013 02:56 PM|
|Cinbos||I was kind of wondfering the same thing. I like to think I am not dosing a whole lot, but who knows. I will still proceed with water changes on sundays, and if I see anything going downhill I wil change up my routine. Trial and error.|
|02-08-2013 10:07 AM|
|Yiannis||Is it good though not to do any water changes at all?|
|02-01-2013 08:45 PM|
|02-01-2013 08:35 PM|
|Cinbos||I have been dosing dry ferts for about a month and half now. But I have also started dosing flourish, and equilibrium (water is soft in my area).|
|02-01-2013 08:20 PM|
Originally Posted by Viper View Post
|02-01-2013 05:42 PM|
|Viper||According to the article on the first page here, is the author saying that if you intend to use Seachem Flourish, that you should also be using Calcium and Magnesium ferts as well? Are dry ferts OK to use in conjunction with the liquid fert that is Flourish?|
|01-31-2013 12:42 AM|
The *BEST* (Tom Barr's) low-tech start-up tank method. Easy to read beginner's guide!
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