I am searching for an emoji that is a punch in the mouth.
A new macro solution has been made.
No longer will I re-mineralize RODI water.
I've added Mg & Ca to the macro bottle, increased bottle volume so increase of dosage.
The CaSO4 is added last and never fully dissolves so before drawing a dose the solution must be shaken.
No longer adding any alkalinity/carbonates/bicarbonates to the tanks either.
The larger doses encouraged me to purchase some new glassware.
3 larger graduated cylinders and 3 new beakers, macro dosing could now be a 40-60ml dose.
Evilbay provided a $20 solution for this so little out of pocket.
New 12.5" long pipettes for drawing HCl from the bottle.
Leaning the bottle and pouring in a cylinder is testy.
The single most beneficial item of late is the reduction of KH.
I've not been aggressive @ dropping KH levels either.
One tank with RODI and the other with HCl.
The soil capped tank seems to add alkalinity back to the water column but not much.
My enemy, shade, has made be lose about 4 stems lately.
Not that they will be missed but sometimes it's difficult to keep up with trimming.
Trimming every night gets out of hand so nights like today I sit in front of each tank a bit analyzing what is going on.
Snap some pics and contemplate what I could maybe do better?
The art of observation is an area many fall short on.
A few sales and a few freebies went out recently.
Would never know I removed a single item.
Erio compressum I posted a pic of a few posts ago has now split into three.
Not ready to separate but an amazing change in this plant for me.
Erio vietnam is getting ready to do the same, it is very new to me.
S.repens did not like the conversion from capped soil to inert substrate.
Been waiting it out and have about 6 stems now to replant.
The base of this mess is covered in BBA but new growth is great.
Shame it took over 14 weeks to recover from the change to inert.
I've not been riding yet this year.
Past several weekends I've contemplated building an Ark, we've had so much rain.
It will happen soon and the tanks will hit the back burner again until the season is over.