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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2012, 06:22 PM
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Posted By MagooWu
GH/KH Test Results are In: Well: 15 kH ...

GH/KH Test Results are In:

Well:
15 kH
15 gH

Post-Softener:
15 kH
11 gH
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By MagooWu
Dry Ferts came (bought the spread for good...

Dry Ferts came (bought the spread for good measure - once test comes will see what to use for GH Booster if at all)
GH Booster
Plantex CSM+B
KH2PO4
KNO3

(Anything I should add immediately?...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By MagooWu
Running the line to the back of the tank would...

Running the line to the back of the tank would involve some very complicated plumbing and 3-4 walls to go through. 15' is across the room as the crow flies, but I will keep this in mind when...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By MagooWu
We can know the tests for GH/KH of the softwater...

We can know the tests for GH/KH of the softwater very soon (per test kit), and can know the well amounts of GH/KH if the extra faucet is added.

Are you implying that it is "danged if I do, danged...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By MagooWu
My GH/KH test kit should come soon. Would...

My GH/KH test kit should come soon.

Would the results from that have any bearing on using the existing softened water VS straight well water?
Or is the Na addition going to be a issue (or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,961
Posted By MagooWu
Thanks for the information. WATER SOFTENER: ...

Thanks for the information.

WATER SOFTENER:

Did some double checking on the piping layout of my house, shame on the home builders - even outside bibs are hooked up after the softener. (Now it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,961
Posted By MagooWu
Hoppy, when you say you dose per EI method but at...

Hoppy, when you say you dose per EI method but at 1/2 the recommended amounts, do you mean 1/2 the recommended for 65 gallon tank and still dose per the daily schedule?

Perchance you could post...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,961
Posted By MagooWu
Embarrassing to say, but I have yet to buy a GH...

Embarrassing to say, but I have yet to buy a GH or KH test kit yet.

Just ordered one from Amazon and will get it Friday. Report back then with the results.

(For the first 4-5 months my water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,877
Posted By MagooWu
I have had the Odyssea 36" x4 39W T5HO for about...

I have had the Odyssea 36" x4 39W T5HO for about 6 months now on a 65 gallon tank and have been having many problems getting things to grow well and algae problems.

I thought with the poor...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By MagooWu
DIY - Water Change

A real easy (and cheap) DIY siphon and fill kit can be done for under $20 plus siphon.

Items:
-Siphon
-Hose (as long as you need)
-1/2" insert coupler
-2 hose clamps
-faucet adapter (in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,961
Posted By MagooWu
FERTILIZER QUESTION(S): I started adding...

FERTILIZER QUESTION(S):

I started adding more Iron as the tips of the sword plants were yellow.
Should I completely discontinue for the present?

Now knowing that the light was too much (by 2x...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,961
Posted By MagooWu
Thanks for the sage advice. Instead of trying to...

Thanks for the sage advice. Instead of trying to go the pressurized c02 route, I'm going to try low tech for a while.

Plans:

-cut photo period to 8 hrs (4-hrs one set of bulbs and 4 hours...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,961
Posted By MagooWu
Reply 2

OK - so the solution seems to lie in upgrading to pressurized c02 and dosing regularly with method proposed above.

A few quick questions for this size of tank and pressurized c02.

1. I assume a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,961
Posted By MagooWu
Reply

So you are primarily saying too much light and not enough ferts?

Even for a medium planted tank, should I follow the fert regiments that the article mentions?

My main concern is how can algae...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,961
Posted By MagooWu
Plants not growing and minor/medium algae problems - lots of details

Long time reader, first time poster.


Started a 65 gallon (3x18x2) six to seven months ago. Plants have never taken off and I am in desperate need of help. Minor/medium algae problems come...
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