I'm having some trouble keeping my Tonnia Belem healthy. It initially grows out great, gorgeous, but as it grows and gets a bit taller, everything underneath it just rots. It does shoot out new stems from the base though
at one point it actually looked decent, strangely, it was before I started EI
My anubias nana is also yellowing and looking unhealthy with bits of bba around the leaves
The large bunch of java ferns and windelov in the back are browning too
My mermaid weed stopped growing. It doesnt appear to be dead or rotting, but it stopped growing taller, no new leaves, nada. stagnant.
BBA @ it's worst.
started using excel, more CO2, and EI dosing.1month later
It's amazing how much the BBA has reduced by, but I was also expecting my plants to really grow from the CO2, excel, EI etc.
In addition to remedying these issues, I'd also love to know how to get better growth out of my HC and dwarf hair grass.
I've previously dosed only with Flourish Comprehensive and realized it does not contain much of the macro nutrients. I read a lot about EI dosing and decided to give it a shot.
Because I only have a 10g tank, I decided to make up a stock solution so I can more accurately dose ferts.
It came out to something like:
- 2.92ppm NO3
- 0.18ppm PO4
- 3.37ppm K
per 3mL dose. The reason I made the solution weak at first was because I was afraid of shocking my shrimp from a 0 nitrate enviro to a 30ppm enviro. I slowly ramped up my dose to what it is currently 12mL (4x) the initial amount
3x a week and I am using the flourish comprehensive in between days as my trace. 1mL of that.
Pressurized 1bps via glass diffuser, drop checker turns green after a 4-5 hours after it clicks on.
24watt T5ho with reflector about 2 inches off the top of the tank. 9hr photo period. (was battling SERIOUS BBA, fortunately with excel, more co2, I've greatly reduced the bba)
Despite my efforts of quadrupling my dosing of ferts, when I check the nitrates with the test kit, it still registers from 0-5ppm. Nutrafin.
Sorry for the long post, but I think it's all related and didnt want to make multiple threads. Thank you! any help will be much appreciated.