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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Zapins
Hard to say what is wrong with the plants without...

Hard to say what is wrong with the plants without seeing some close up photos. Do you think you can post a few pictures of the affected plants?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By Zapins
Not to sound abraisive but here are my thoughts...

Not to sound abraisive but here are my thoughts on tank bacteria:

I often hear people talk about maintaining the bacteria as if bacteria are fragile organisms. Their doubling time is a few hours...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By Zapins
Very cool. I'll keep it in mind. This is the...

Very cool. I'll keep it in mind. This is the first chemical method to remove KH that I've read about.

Have you tested it out yet?

82 ppm Cl shouldn't cause problems.

Bump: 82 ppm Cl...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By Zapins
I'm not so sure that the Cl in HCl (muriatic...

I'm not so sure that the Cl in HCl (muriatic acid) on its own will blow off with aeration. Cl2 (gas) can blow off, but as far as I know ionic Cl- will not because it is in the aqueous form. To blow...
Forum: Plants 09-22-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Zapins
I agree with knot. There is nothing you can do to...

I agree with knot. There is nothing you can do to keep the submersed leaves above water long term and nothing to really speed the conversion. Just a lot of waiting.

It takes a long time for fern's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-22-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By Zapins
You can keep fertilizing like you are now, just...

You can keep fertilizing like you are now, just stop the excel. Adding the second light will also help.
Forum: Plants 09-22-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Zapins
It can be grown emersed but submersed leaves will...

It can be grown emersed but submersed leaves will dry out and die above water. Takes a few weeks to convert.
Forum: Plants 09-22-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Zapins
If the light is bright enough on the leaves...

If the light is bright enough on the leaves receiving light it is possible for the plant to make enough sugars to support and keep alive the parts not getting light.

If the light is not bright...
Forum: Plants 09-22-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Zapins
I agree. Close up pics are needed I can't see...

I agree. Close up pics are needed I can't see them well enough to tell what the problem is from the photos.

How long have you had them for?



I agree with this as well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-22-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By Zapins
Actually I'd say almost certainly not a nutrient...

Actually I'd say almost certainly not a nutrient deficiency. The damage is too great for a deficiency especially since the tank is only 2 weeks old.

Can you post a full picture of the tank and the...
Forum: Plants 09-22-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Zapins
I suppose, though to make it easier just add 0.1...

I suppose, though to make it easier just add 0.1 ppm a day if you want to do it daily.

I'd start out by dosing a good 0.3 ppm on the first day to jump start things and then do 0.1 per day after...
Forum: Plants 09-21-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Zapins
Here is how much iron you should add. As for...

Here is how much iron you should add.

As for the algae question you have. Basically when plants are growing fast and are healthy they outcompete algae and kill it off in a number of different...
Forum: Algae 09-21-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By Zapins
As I said in my post, ammonia is not always...

As I said in my post, ammonia is not always released from aquasoil when it is first used. There are "bad batches" of aquasoil that release a lot of it for a few weeks in the beginning of use. The...
Forum: Algae 09-20-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By Zapins
Not all batches of aquasoil leach huge amounts of...

Not all batches of aquasoil leach huge amounts of ammonia, but many do. It is a common problem see the following threads as a few of many examples:...
Forum: Algae 09-20-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By Zapins
I agree with your points. I think deficiencies...

I agree with your points. I think deficiencies and toxicities, allelopathy, shading, etc are the dominant algae controlling factors in planted tanks.

Here is what I believe causes algae outlined...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-20-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By Zapins
Excel is not gluteraldehyde. Excel has been...

Excel is not gluteraldehyde. Excel has been modified to make it more stable and safer than pure gluteraldehyde (metricide) which is why it has a 24 hour half life.

This link has a really good...
Forum: Plants 09-19-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Zapins
Certainly looks like it could be iron. Have you...

Certainly looks like it could be iron. Have you found a source of iron to add?
Forum: Plants 09-18-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By Zapins
KH2PO4 you should start a new thread with lots of...

KH2PO4 you should start a new thread with lots of photos. It would help distinguish the difference between what you have and the many other potential causes of plant damage.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 560
Posted By Zapins
I'm in the same boat. In the middle of rural...

I'm in the same boat. In the middle of rural tennessee with no pet stores nearby. I would also like to know how shipping tanks has worked out for others.
Forum: Plants 09-18-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By Zapins
Interesting. I wonder if the ones in your main...

Interesting. I wonder if the ones in your main tank will recover if the KH is lowered. It would be interesting to see.

I will have to try this idea out and see for myself if high KH harms Rotala...
Forum: Plants 09-17-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Zapins
Yes iron deficiency can result in the plant...

Yes iron deficiency can result in the plant dying. It happens eventually from the tip down, but usually you'd see the newest leaves turning white or discoloring before they outright die. This is only...
Forum: Plants 09-17-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By Zapins
And what is your KH reading? Have you...

And what is your KH reading?

Have you confirmed it was KH by replacing the water with RO water to soften it?
Forum: Plants 09-17-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Zapins
This may be an iron deficiency. Can you take a...

This may be an iron deficiency. Can you take a few more photos of the other affected plants? Ammonia issues are definitely a contender for damaging the plants. You can take a water sample to an LFS...
Forum: Plants 09-17-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Zapins
Are you dosing traces? Can you do an ammonia...

Are you dosing traces? Can you do an ammonia test? Why are you dosing urea?
Forum: Plants 09-17-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Zapins
Lots of close up pictures are needed! What...

Lots of close up pictures are needed!

What is PPMD dosing? What ferts are you adding?

Which species of plant is dying?
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