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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2015, 12:19 AM
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Posted By souffle
Thanks all, that is all great info. I have tried...

Thanks all, that is all great info. I have tried finding out the exact makeup of my trace mix from the retailer, but they don't know and don't want to give me the supplier's details. So that is a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By souffle
Thanks roadmaster. I've already upped the dose of...

Thanks roadmaster. I've already upped the dose of macros slightly beyond EI recommendations, same for GH booster, and have co2 dialled in to the point where fish are gasping at the surface if it goes...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By souffle
Will overdosing trace elements harm my fish?

Hi planted tankers,

I am EI dosing according to standard recommendations, but I'm not using a standard trace elements mix... Dosing recommendations are typically based on Plantex, but this is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-06-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By souffle
Thanks guys. To be honest I think my CO2 is...

Thanks guys. To be honest I think my CO2 is already maxed out... Have gone through the process of incremental increases + watching fish til they start gasping several times now over the past few...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-06-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By souffle
Thanks Raymond. Will track down some Epsom salts...

Thanks Raymond. Will track down some Epsom salts and CaCl to get the GH up. Any thoughts on how long it is likely to take before the plants start to respond - i.e. hopefully this fixes the problem,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-05-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By souffle
Advice needed! High Co2, EI dosing, and plants turning brown

Hi planted tankers,

My plants are turning brown and I haven't been able to figure out why. Any thoughts would be appreciated! I'm talking about Java ferns, dwarf sagittaria, and hygrophila here...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-22-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By souffle
Ok thanks for that somewhatshocked. Have done...

Ok thanks for that somewhatshocked. Have done some reading and think I get it(more or less):

PH can change by two different pathways, via changes to levels of carbonic acid (caused by co2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-21-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By souffle
Yeah it sounded suspect to me too... but i then I...

Yeah it sounded suspect to me too... but i then I read it on a post by Tom Barre, who usually seems to know all
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By souffle
Do changes in pH due to CO2 affect fish?

Hi planted tankers,

I've read on this forum that pH swings due to CO2 changes are not harmful to fish (I'm looking into whether I should be turning off CO2 at night)

On the other hand, I've...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-17-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,382
Posted By souffle
How do plants suppress algae growth

Been reading up on Estimative Index and it seems that the idea that plants suppress algae by outcompeting them for nutrients is outdated - ie too many nutrients in the water column won't cause algae....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By souffle
How can I make my dwarf sag put out runners

Hi planted tankers, I have a bunch of dwarf sags that are growing but won't spread - they're looking nice in their corner but I want a sag lawn! Everything I've read about how fast/easy they are to...
Forum: Fish 10-05-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By souffle
5 pencils, 6 cardinals

5 pencils, 6 cardinals
Forum: Fish 10-05-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By souffle
Great, thanks for all the advice. Sounds like a...

Great, thanks for all the advice. Sounds like a pair will be ok - but what about when they spawn and get territorial - do I need to worry about them mowing down my pencilfish or cardinals in a tank...
Forum: Fish 10-03-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By souffle
single blue ram in a 15 gallon?

Hello planted tankers,

just finished cycling a 15 gallon (24x12x12") planted tank. i'd like to stick blue rams in there later on (will wait to make sure water params are good and stable) but I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By souffle
Thanks very much for all the advice everyone! I...

Thanks very much for all the advice everyone! I will get onto buying a nitrite and ammonia test kit ASAP and hopefully that will be the problem. Will also try post pics of the neons.

Scottso...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By souffle
Please help me figure out why my fish are diseased

Hello helpful fishkeepers,

Ever since I've had my tank my fish have had problems (finrot, flashing etc). I can't figure out what's causing it so any advice would be really appreciated. The...
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