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Old 10-04-2012, 03:36 PM   #16
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Cool, so what's the best way to introduce all these different things into the aquarium? Is seachem flourish any better than leaf zone. Money is an issue because I don't have an unlimited amount to put into the hobby because I have five kids! Enough said on that, lol. Does anyone know of a mix or a way to mix a good solution for the plants? I can even order online if need be, gotta love bill me later!! I'm addicted to this hobby now and I just want to do what's right. I was looking into a way to get testers for all these substances but I couldn't find anything really. Just ph, kh, stuff like that.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:10 PM   #17
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a good place to start is green leaf aquariums. its a forum sponsor. they have a green fert package that has everything u'll need in an easy to dose dry form for about 20 bux.

dry fertilizers are very cost effective. that package will likely last more than a year for u

edit: you will likely want to invest in a decent teaspoon measuring kit.. or a cheap teaspoon measuring kit.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:19 AM   #18
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a good place to start is green leaf aquariums. its a forum sponsor. they have a green fert package that has everything u'll need in an easy to dose dry form for about 20 bux.

dry fertilizers are very cost effective. that package will likely last more than a year for u

edit: you will likely want to invest in a decent teaspoon measuring kit.. or a cheap teaspoon measuring kit.
I definately gonna check that out! Thanks
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:23 AM   #19
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a good place to start is green leaf aquariums. its a forum sponsor. they have a green fert package that has everything u'll need in an easy to dose dry form for about 20 bux.

dry fertilizers are very cost effective. that package will likely last more than a year for u

edit: you will likely want to invest in a decent teaspoon measuring kit.. or a cheap teaspoon measuring kit.
Well, i ordered the package but now what?! It didnt come with any instructions. I dont have a co2 system but i dose liquid co2 daily when lights come on. My plants are definatly deficient. they are growing but yellowing and even slighly browning on the edges. I have two colormax and 4 giesemann 39w aquaflora bulbs. What do you suggest? Does anyone have any input? Do i just add it to the water in powder form? THANKS!
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:26 AM   #20
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Ei dosing is a good place to start, there is a calculator if you Google petalphile, I don't have the link offhand

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:38 AM   #21
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does it make a difference if i use co2 gas or not?
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if u leave all ur bulbs on then yes, u need co2.. i'd ty running half ur lighting configuration and see if things improve
as far as dosing,

For higher light, Co2 enriched tank's that are moderately
to heavy planted.

Add o2 to your tank daily, by either air stone or surface
agitation.

Dry Dosing... Use measuring spoon's found at
most department store's in the utensils section, scoop
appropriate amount and toss in the tank, simple as that!

I use to keep an old travel mug under the tank, and
keep fertilizers in large spice bottles, scoop appropriate
amount into cup, dip in tank, stir and serve.
Tsp=Teaspoon

*Dry Dosing Plantex CSM+B...
Converting 1 tablespoon to 250ml H20,
20 ml = 1/4 teaspoon of dry fertilizer.
There are 12 - 1/4 teaspoons dissolved
250ml/12=20.83ml.

20~40gal
50% H20 change-weekly
1/4 Tsp-KN03 3x a week
1/16 Tsp-KH2P04 3x aweek
1/2 Tsp-GH booster once a week
5ml or 1/16Tsp-Trace 3x a week
Optional
1-2ml-Fe/Iron 3x a week

"If dosing a 10gal highlight C02 enriched tank,
divide above regime x2"

40~60gal
50% H20 change-weekly
1/2 Tsp-KN03 3x a week
1/8 Tsp-KH2P04 3x a week
3/4 Tsp-GH booster once a week
10ml or 1/8Tsp-Trace 3x a week
Optional
2-4ml-Fe/Iron 3x a week

60~80gal
50% H20 change-weekly
3/4 Tsp-KN03 3x a week
3/16 Tsp-KH2P04 3x a week
1 Tsp-GH booster once a week
15ml 3/16Tsp-Trace 3x a week
Optional
4-8ml-Fe/Iron 3x a week



since u are not going for a high tech tank right now, start with no co2, and dose half the reccommended levels for your tank size
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Thanks Blazin! I'm gonna go through this thing and figure it out. I run an air stone at night that comes on when the lights go out automatically. I turned all the bulbs off except two 39W aquafloras and soon im taking out one colormax and then turning one back on. For a total of three bulbs, i also raised the light fixture a bit and it sits about 24 inches from the substrate.....what do you think?
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