Cheap way to determine fert levels. - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-23-2014, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 133
Cheap way to determine fert levels.

Greetings all,

I'm having some algae problems in my Tank. I'm dosing EI home mixed ferts. I'm still getting problems with leaves specifically Rotatala Rotundifolia, which I previously grew like a weed never seeing any degredation.

How can I monitor my fert levels without spending a great deal of money?

-Thanks!
Ryan9316 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-23-2014, 08:12 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 142
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan9316 View Post
Greetings all,

I'm having some algae problems in my Tank. I'm dosing EI home mixed ferts. I'm still getting problems with leaves specifically Rotatala Rotundifolia, which I previously grew like a weed never seeing any degredation.

How can I monitor my fert levels without spending a great deal of money?

-Thanks!
Well, plants and algae are a good indicator of fert levels...If you don't want to spend in kits and stuff, learn more and more about the plants you have and the types of algae growing in the tank...then apply that knowledge to your tank and figure out whats lacking.
rrattani is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-23-2014, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 133
Yea I was just reading that EI is designed so measuring equipment isn't required. I guess I need to focus more on my regiment.
Ryan9316 is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome