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Old 10-27-2004, 05:54 PM   #1
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I have a nice lawn off riccia growing in my tank which is lovely and healthy, but i read off peoples riccia pearling why doesnt mine, apart from that it is growing nicely.
kh 3-4 degrees
ph 7.2-7.4
nitrites 0
nitrates0
phosphates0

i am running bottle off co2 which is always at its optimum level, i have fertileser substrate, under gravel heating , 5 dennerle 42 inch t8 tubes and add weekly ferts and also do a 25% water change every 2 weeks.

What else can i do!!
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Old 11-04-2004, 02:09 AM   #2
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how big is your tank?

at those specs kh 3-4 ph 7.2-7.4 you are getting okay co2 levels in you water but not optimum...this is according to this chart

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Get your Nitrates up to 10 ppm and your Phosphates to 0.5 ppm, weekly water change of 40 to 50% is better than every two weeks.
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how do i get my nitrates up?? and phosphates i thought the idea was to have them at 0

the tank is 75 uk gallons
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Old 11-04-2004, 03:31 PM   #5
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I didn't start getting regular pearling in my tank until I switched from DIY CO2 to pressurized and got my CO2 levels >20 ppm. Also, my current 'regular' pearling is usually noticeable in the evenings when I get home from work, but not in the mornings when the light turns on.
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Hello Danny
For NitrAtes use Potassium Nitrate KNO3, and for Phosphates use Mono Potassium Phosphate KH2PO4, or Fleet enema...
I'm not sure if greg ships to the UK, I have sent him and email asking him just that, so will know soon. with a plant tank you want a target range of 10:1 ratio Nitrate to Phosphate.

http://www.gregwatson.com/products.asp?cat=8

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how do i get my nitrates up?? and phosphates i thought the idea was to have them at 0

the tank is 75 uk gallons
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Got an e-mail back from Greg:
>>Hello Greg Couple of questions
1) Do you ship to the UK?

Yes I have setup a mirror site at http://www.PMDDStore.com which ships via the Post Office for all international shipments

So you can get all your Nutrients shipped to your door
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