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post #271 of 274 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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New scape is in dry start here: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/s....php?t=1294045 . Phee, what a weekend that was.

Anyways, the original tank continued to get algae since I kept the lights on for 8 hours at 100%. However, after abstaining from any macros for at least two or three weeks, the plants took off. I continued micros and magnesium during that time as well. The second and third generation of leaves seemed to be OK too. However, a few rotala that were hanging on seemed to be permanently stunted.

One thing I noticed but didn't get to test enough was that the algae seemed to blow up the day after I fed my tank bloodworms. Maybe I've been over feeding as well. A block of bloodworms typically lasted me 1 week.

I did transfer some of the plants into the holdover 10 gallon that is storing my fish, but the dead leaves started producing what looked to be a white fungus in their area. I assume this is because the 10 gallon is getting nearly zero light. My guess is that algae can't grow but the fungus can.

Anyways, onto newer, hopefully greener pastures.
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You used ADA aquasoil AND EI!!??

Oh no, there is your problem!


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You used ADA aquasoil AND EI!!??

Oh no, there is your problem!
That describes around 90% of tanks I've done. Not sure what you mean by that.


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You used ADA aquasoil AND EI!!??

Oh no, there is your problem!
Even with a nutrient rich substrate , the water column still needs dosing.... Just a bit less. Use test kits to get a baseline and and stick to it.

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