Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Northern Virginia - USA
I just checked my nitrate and it was only 5 to 10 ppm. That would explain it. It was over 40 when I checked it the other week, but that was because my canister had accumulated a bunch of plant matter. Now that the canister is clean and I did a good gravel vac, the nitrate level has dropped substantially. I'll probably do an EI light dosing regime on this tank because I don't care to have two EI tanks at the moment, and sure as heck don't want to be doing 50% water changes on a 65 gallon tank every week.
I left them bunched because I have six geophagus that keep digging them up, which is why I have rocks surrounding them. I'm currently trying to rehome them. Anyone in the northern VA/DC/MD region?
If I decided to start EI dosing this tank, would it make sense to cut the nutrient levels in half until I start seeing more significant growth? Otherwise my levels will get too high if there is little plant uptake, correct?
- 60G low-tech planted acrylic elongated hexagon
- 29G low-tech planted glass rectangle
- 20G high-tech planted acrylic rectangle
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