Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Skagit County, Washington State
Thanks Chiahead. I actually have ~8dGH according to an AP test. I use Epsom salts and Cal. Chloride in a 3:1 ratio targeting a 5 dGH on the change water... For a 50 gallon change prep tank I use around 13.5 grams of Epsom salts and 11.5 grams of Cal Chloride. So I wonder if I have some funky Calcium. I'll try to find a different calcium (maybe just start using some crushed coral) and see if that helps. Thanks again for your help. bob ps. Bladderwort. Interesting that I have a carnivorous plant in my aquarium. I wonder what it feeds upon?
BTW, the color of my L aromatica is like you see. Very little if any green except on new growth on the substrate... Its mostly yellow/gold and magenta, which is probably from the Tek's high lights. And I picked up some crushed coral today and put in a few new oyster shells, so I'll keep a close eye on the GH and see if the curling starts to diminish. Thanks for your help!
Three Tanks...Eheim 2128 & XP3-90G, Eheim 2128-65G, Eheim 2232-25G.... Tek 4x54 watt T5-90G, Aqualight 96watt PC 65G low tech, 65 watt Aqualight-25G.... Hydors-90G & 65G ... Flourite in 90, 65, & 25 Gallons, .... Auto Water Change/Auto dosing on 90 & 65 gallon..... AGA member......
Last edited by Betowess; 12-30-2005 at 06:03 AM.