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Old 11-20-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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Since posting, I've noticed the worms subsiding near the front glass as I deep-vacuumed where there was no plants in the front.

There are probably, however, over 100 snails and I actually believe they may be ram'shorn snails.

I also acquired a nitrate test kit and it tested at 5ppm 2 days after dosing so yesterday I didn't add the nitrogen

I used a phosphate test kit and it showed the same results as bottled water, so I figure that's about zero so I upped my phosphorus dosing. Continuing to dose the K quite a bit.

Also, my wife is starting to worry that the tank plants are growing "up" and not "out" -- could my light be too weak? do I need to trim more maybe?

If I wanted a more dynamic 'scape, would you all recommend changing sections at a time or a full re-scape?

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