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Old 11-05-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Something is missing from my fertilizer!

From I bought

monopotassium phosphate
potassium nitrate
plantex csm + b
barrs general hardness booster

I have anacharis, duckweed and javamoss in a tank. At first the anacharis was growing well and shooting down some roots and growing fast then the leaves would start growing a lighter green color and old parts of the plant would yellow and "melt". Now all I get are thin leaves and slow if any growth. The moss seems stunted I dont notice any new growth from it and the duckweed is growing *but* very slow for duckweed.

Its a 10 gallon tank and every week this is the routine (measurments are all tsp's)

50% water change
1/8 potassium nitrate
1/32 monopotassium phosphate
1/32 plantex csm+b
1/4 barrs general hardness booster

1/8 potassium nitrate
1/32 monopotassium phosphate
1/32 plantex csm+b

day 5:
1/8 potassium nitrate
1/32 monopotassium phosphate
1/32 plantex csm+b

I thought that by using this I would have no problems. OH! the tank is CO2 enriched and the plants pearled. As the plants got older and the growth started stopping as described above they stopped pearling.

EDIT: Its been several weeks now...

Last edited by Smertrios; 11-05-2012 at 01:15 PM.. Reason: edit...
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