Having trouble finding ferts and KH booster
Hey all! So I’m having a difficult time deciding on NilocG thrive or thriveC. I couldn’t find much information about thriveC so I’m hesitant to use it in my tank.
I have low tech plants that consist of 3 Anubias nanas, 1 java fern, and some Christmas moss. Two out of the three Anubias grew a leaf a month after I started cycling my tank (which I’m still in the process of and had a little mishap which caused a stall). I’m going on two months of cycling!
My tank is a 6 gallon Fluval Edge and the lighting isn’t up to par so I am purchasing a Fluval aquasky 2.0 15”-24” in a couple of days to use on top of the glass.
I’m also having trouble with my KH as it has dropped from a 3 to a 2 in a matter of a week. I am not sure what is causing this so I think I may need a KH booster. I was looking into purchasing NilocG ReKHarb but again cannot seem to find information about it anywhere. I want to know if this booster will work without raising the ph in my tank because it took me a lot of time and effort to get my ph to where it is now.
I am currently using spring water because my tap was high ammonia and nitrate levels and the ph is around 8.2 and when left sitting out for days, it only goes down to 7.8. I have found a brand of spring water which is relatively close regarding the water parameters for the fish I intend to keep (1 dwarf puffer when my cycle is complete and tank is established).
The readings of the spring water I am using:
My tank readings are:
Ammonia .25 (started cycling again)
Nitrite 0 (was at 1ppm before the mishap)
Nitrate 5.0ppm (in the spring water)
KH is now at 2 even with water changes.
So, which thrive product should I use? I do not know if a DP has a high bioload as this will be my first time owning one.
I don’t want to cause a nitrate spike with the bioload of a DP and thrive combined
I also cannot do 50% water changes weekly as it will deplete 70% of the tank. I have 6 huge pieces of Ohko stone which takes up a lot of mass.
I don’t want to use crushed coral as I have tried that it is was just a mess.
With all of this info combined, what should I use? Thrive? ThriveC, ReKHarb? Help please!!!