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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by rosyrobyn View Post
I did a 50% water change today and added 0.53g Equilibrium to maintain the increased GH. Prior to the water change I tested the water and it came out pH - 7.2, KH - 2.0, GH - 5.0. When I added Equilibrium it increased the GH by 3.0dh, but some of the increase may be caused by my fertilizer dosage which I add daily.

It's too early to see if the h. polysperma is improving and I still haven't hooked up the co2. This weekend if I can find the time.
Awesome! I would just hold steady right there and see how the new growth looks before making anymore alterations. You won't notice any change in the old growth, though. It'll probably take a couple of weeks before you can really tell what is happening.

Thanks for the update and keep us posted!
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You're on the right track with thinking that your fertilizer dosing could increase your GH. When you hook up the CO2 you may find you have an increase in plant nutrient absorption. This may mean that once you have CO2 running you need to dose more ferts, so keep an eye on things and you'll do great.

If you're asking good questions here (and you are) and you're being an observant tank keeper (and you are) then you're bound to find success eventually, regardless of what comes your way.

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