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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-26-2015, 12:08 PM
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Posted By isonychia
Ok. The H Monte Carlo is planted with root...

Ok.

The H Monte Carlo is planted with root tabs underneath and I dosed for the first time today.

I did a 50% water change on Monday.

Dosed K2SO4 1/8 tsp and KH2PO4 1/32 tsp.

I dosed them...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-24-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,287
Posted By isonychia
Do you guys think I need root tabs under the M....

Do you guys think I need root tabs under the M. Monte Carlo?

iso
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-23-2015, 07:23 PM
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Posted By isonychia
Kman, I also took your suggestion and added a...

Kman, I also took your suggestion and added a second Oto. I now have 2 Oto's, 3 Neon Tetras and 3 Harlequin Rasboras. I am doing more research on what's an ideal stocking amount for my 17 gallon.
I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-23-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By isonychia
Kman, I spaced them about 4" apart. The area...

Kman, I spaced them about 4" apart.

The area in the corners where the Star Grass is, is pretty small, so I only used 2 in each grouping. I used the smaller "0" size gel caps and filled them with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-23-2015, 04:58 PM
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Views: 1,287
Posted By isonychia
Tug, here is where I am at. I am receiving...

Tug, here is where I am at.

I am receiving the dry fertilizer today.

I plan to do another 50% water change tonight. Last one was last Sunday.

I added 4 root tabs to my substrate. 2 in the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-17-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,287
Posted By isonychia
Tug, thanks so much! I just ordered the...

Tug, thanks so much!

I just ordered the following: KH2PO4, KNO3, K2SO4.
I will look into the jobes.
I will hold off on the iron.

2 more questions.

How will I know if I need to add your...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-15-2015, 11:49 PM
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Views: 1,287
Posted By isonychia
Ok, so besides the root tabs and the equilibrium...

Ok, so besides the root tabs and the equilibrium (unsure if still needed) it sounds like I should definitely purchase the following.

K2SO4
KH2PO4
KNO3

It also sounds like I should hold off on...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-15-2015, 10:10 PM
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Views: 1,287
Posted By isonychia
Tug thanks. I think I understand what your...

Tug thanks. I think I understand what your suggestions are.

I just did a 50% water change. My tap was running about 20-30ppm nitrates. So the water change only knocked my nitrates down from 60/70...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,287
Posted By isonychia
Ok, here are the results of the PO4 test. I...

Ok, here are the results of the PO4 test.

I assume I am at 0ppm. The test from the tank and my tap water shows up as a straight yellow color. The test card (API) shows a very light muted yellow...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,287
Posted By isonychia
Thanks for the info tug. I am absorbing it all. ...

Thanks for the info tug. I am absorbing it all.

Here is where I'm at.

Going to test the PO4 today, need to get a test kit.

Just tested my water again and here are the results.

Ammonia: 0...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-13-2015, 09:11 PM
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Views: 1,287
Posted By isonychia
This makes sense. Also explains why even a week...

This makes sense. Also explains why even a week of less than a completely topped off tank results in hard water stains. I thought it was just the hard water. I guess I am also exasperating the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-13-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,287
Posted By isonychia
Guys, thanks so much for the help. I am...

Guys, thanks so much for the help.

I am going to order the following and follow the dosing instructions from TB OR start off with a lower dosing schedule in the beginning (to account for less...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-13-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,287
Posted By isonychia
Tug, outside my test kits (PH, GH/KH, Ammonia,...

Tug, outside my test kits (PH, GH/KH, Ammonia, Nitrites, Nitrates) I don't know how I would figure out what's in my tap water. All I know is what the GH/KH results were and the nitrates. I do have my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-12-2015, 11:31 PM
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Views: 1,287
Posted By isonychia
Tug, does my GH/KH parameters have no bearing on...

Tug, does my GH/KH parameters have no bearing on any of these dosing specs?

iso
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-12-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By isonychia
I just read Seachems Equilibrium info and I saw...

I just read Seachems Equilibrium info and I saw this:
Equilibrium™ raises the essential mineral/electrolyte content (General Hardness) of the water to balance with and promote...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-12-2015, 08:56 PM
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Views: 1,287
Posted By isonychia
Dosing low tech

I need some help understanding how to "dose" my new tank.

Setup specifics first

17 gallon Mr Aqua
No CO2
Current USA Sat + Pro dimmed to about 38 par @ 9hour photo period. (12:00pm-9pm) That...
Forum: Lighting 02-12-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By isonychia
Umar, thanks. I am going to start another...

Umar, thanks.

I am going to start another thread on dosing as I am a bit confused by all thje reading I have done.

iso
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By isonychia
Thanks Jeff. I guess I will leave it at...

Thanks Jeff.

I guess I will leave it at about 38 (I assume thus 38 par)

I assume that's a good setting to leave things at and see how the plants react while not reaching the realm of too much...
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By isonychia
Current sat + Pro dimming amount low tech

After research and suggestions, I went with the Current Sat + Pro light for my 17 gallon mr aqua low tech non-co2 setup. I wanted a light that could adapt to a co2 setup if needed.

At 12" the Sat+...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By isonychia
Mirk, thanks. I will stick with the...

Mirk, thanks.

I will stick with the marineland.

Maybe I can restrict the outflow with a DIY tube to increase the flow a bit.
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By isonychia
17 gallon flow with Marineland Magnum 220 Canister

I have my 17 gallon Mr Aqua setup for about a month now.

I was wondering how much I need to be concerned with water flow.

I have an old Marineland Magnum 220 Canister filter running on it and...
Forum: Substrate 01-29-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By isonychia
Thanks Kman. My first reaction to Eco was it...

Thanks Kman.

My first reaction to Eco was it seemed very coarse and large.

I will take a look at the Activ-Flora.

I read about it but was not able to find any locally. I did buy a bag of...
Forum: Substrate 01-29-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By isonychia
finer particle substrates

In setting up my 17 gallon tank I am starting to realize how much more important it is to pay attention to size in a smaller tank.

From the plants I have chosen to using the existing driftwood i...
Forum: Substrate 01-26-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By isonychia
Ok. I will go ahead and use it. I...

Ok.

I will go ahead and use it.

I didn't think they added bacteria to it as I assumed it would die off.

Thanks,
iso
Forum: Substrate 01-26-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By isonychia
Eco-Complete Smells bad

I have never used Eco-Complete before. I was just about to start my first planted tank with it and when I opened the bag it smells like rotten eggs or something similar.

Is it supposed to smell...
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