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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Am I dosing enough?

YI have crypts, vals, amazon compacta, amazon sword, java fern, balansae, and dwarf lilly all doing just fine with my current dosing of seachem ferts.

I have an anubias minima and ludwigia peruensis which aren't faring so well.
My minima is my oldest plant. It grows quickly, but new leaves are always yellowish, curled and veiny for a long time.

I just recently added the ludwigia about 3 weeks ago. Every day I'm cleaning out leaves both large and small, its growing just fine with it growing nearly 4-5 inches since I got it. It's shooting a lot of roots into the water column even with root tabs below each bunch.

29 gallon with co2 at little over 1bps(with roughly 75% dissolved) finnex ray 2 and planted plus.
co2 comes on 30 mins before ray 2, 30 minutes later planted plus comes on. then on for 7 hours. Planted plus off, 20 minutes later co2 off, 15 minutes later ray 2 off.

My dosing schedule is
Trace - 7.5ml
Iron - 2.5ml

nitrogen 2ml
potassium 5ml
phosphorus 4ml

Trace 7.5ml
iron 2.5ml

potassium 5ml

phosphorus 4ml
nitrogen 2ml

potassium 5ml.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 04:23 PM
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Too much light. Light that high needs more CO2 and ferts. The plants want to grow but have non sufficient funds(nutrients). Either of those lights by it's self is good for the amount of ferts/CO2 that you are using.
If you are going to still use that much light you need to increase both the other...
I am dosing 3.5 ml of Tetra Pride once a week for a 10g tank(but I fill the Pipette just a little over the mark and on the .5 I usually stop filling it at the mark for 1 ml) so I'm likely using 4 ml per week in one dose. And this is a very light dose which keeps me from having to do a water change each week.
The only variable here is what is the strength difference between those two iron suppliments. If they are the same I'd say you are using one third as much iron as you should for a minimum amount. But I have no idea how they compare.

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