What could explain these water parameters?
I've set up my first aquarium about 4 months ago. Let it cycle without fish for a month or so. I've added some fish, 15 rasbora's Merah and 3 cherry shrimp. It's a 10gallon medium planted aquarium. When I went to my lfs about 3 weeks ago I had my water tested to see if my plants have sufficient parameters for ultimate growth.
I've been dosing colombo flora grow pro to stimulate the plant growth. 7 pumps a week, like prescribed on the bottle. However after testing my water after the first week this where the results:
All parameters where on the low side and not optimal for plant growth. So my lfs advised me to ramp up the amount of fertilizer to 3 pumps a day starting with 12 pumps just after a 20% waterchange. I did that for two weeks and went back to test the water again. And the results where as follows:
Since I've increased the amount of fertilizer you would expect to see this in the water parameters right? Does anyone have an explanation for this? My plants are growing okey, but I want to make sure the flourish. I also dose liquid carbon on a daily basis and have the lights on a timer for 8 hours a day.
I've added some pictures of my aquarium do you guys see any deficiencies in the plants? I have:
- Ludwigia Depends
- Crypt Balansae
- Crypt Petchii
- Amazone Frogbit (which has long roots since it's looking to suck up nutrients)
Hope you can help me! 🙂