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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-01-2008, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Five Questions ... for now.

1) Generally speaking, what PH would you expect the water from a RO system to yield?(the source water is from a municiple water supply). I did not establish the tank using this water.

Since I'm here I'll pose several more questions:

2) When an Amazon Sword is first planted is it normal for some leaves to yellow? The three plants are showing new growth.

3) Some of the Mondo grass looks great others look dismal (4/2 plants respectively). Is this to be expected?

4) My German Blue Rams have decided to setup house at the base of one of the Amazon Swords exposing some of its roots in the process. Any action on my part suggested?

5) Does the product Excel increase the Co2 levels in the tank?

Tank SPECIFICATIONS:
DIY 34g AIO cube, 642gph return pump, PH 7.2, weekly dosing of API Leaf Zone, Eco-Complete substrate, T-8 90Watts, Amazon Swords, Mondo grass, 17 neon tetras, 2 corys, 4 ottos and 3 German Blue Rams. No artificial Co2 at this time. 20% weekly water changes.

Thank you in advance for your interest and advice.
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1. My RO filter filters out pretty much everything and neutralizes the water at 7.0

2. Are you using ferts for nitrates, phosphates, and potassium? The leaf zone stuff is OK for micro ferts, but not macros (NPK)

3. Mondo grass is not an aquatic plant. Sorry bud.

4. Nah. It won't hurt anything.

5. No. Excel is a source of carbon, but it is not CO2.

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2. Also possible if they were grown out of the water(emersed), the older leaves will die off and be replaced with new leaves when replanted submersed.
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