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Thinking about switching to Thrive+ any thoughts?

Have had issues with my tank for way too long..
I've been on EI and consistently see Deficiency in all forms of Rotala, Ammania, AR..
I've tried Calcium, Magnesium, tweaking K, tweaking N..
I really just don't know.

This is a sort of chronological album of my issues, with the bottom picture being when the tank was brand new and was still cycling on no added ferts just Aquasoil and Powersand and the top picture being after 6 months of trying just about everything.

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So.. what do you think?

My tap water is gh 6 kh 5 ph 7.6
I have two Current Sattelite Pro lights mounted 4 inches above the tank..
Aquarium Co-Op tested them at 70 par at 12 inches and this is an 18 inch tank.


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With that high of a ph, you'll want to stick with regular thrive. The plus is for ph 7 and below tanks with the iron it uses.
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My tank pH is low sixes even without co2 due to aquasoil.
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With that high of a ph, you'll want to stick with regular thrive. The plus is for ph 7 and below tanks with the iron it uses.


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From your op:
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My tap water is gh 6 kh 5 ph 7.6
Is it possible you arent seeing a deficiency but over fertilizing instead?

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From your op:
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My tap water is gh 6 kh 5 ph 7.6
Is it possible you arent seeing a deficiency but over fertilizing instead?
That's actually exactly what I'm thinking is happening. I don't know what in particular I'd be over fertilizing which is why I'm inclined to try a pre mix at it's recommendation instead of EI.


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