Set the 20 g tank up approx March 23.
Bought a few new test kits since mine were older. Hagen gh/kh was one of them.
Original parameters (on about day 2):
20 gallon high (12x18x24)
Eco-Complete as substrate
65 watts CF (10 hour photo period)
Hagen yeast CO2 with bubble ladder (3-4 bubbles per minute)
Various crypts, vals, swords, cabomba, rotala indica, micro swords, anacharis, java fern, sagittaria, aponogeton
No fish (yet)
pH 7.5 (Hanna tester)
CO2 6-7.5 (using Chuck’s calculator)
To see my original specs and concerns, click here .
Since then, I added another hagen co2 yeast bottle, dosed potass, flourish supp, and iron (all seachem)
pH 7.42 (Hanna tester)
CO2 about 18 bpm
I've topped off with DO/DI water, but those would be the only changes. Starting to get a little brown(rust) and lime green algae.
Many of the plants are growing now. the swords have greened up. most plants are putting on new leaves and emitting streams of oxygen.
Still no fish until i get things stable.
- What could have caused my gh/kh to rise? Eco-complete?
- What is going on with my pH? I added the second yeast bottle and thought I would see a significant drop from 7.5.
- What next?