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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 03:59 AM
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Couple weeks ago I tried to order potassium on ebay, got scammed by some user from mexico with a 99.7% rating, go figure. Ebay deleted them and refunded me, ordered from another user and got it in 4 days. SOO I have flourish potassium now as I am convinced those spottings are related to that. (internet professor I was )



Bottle says to dose twice a week so that I shall. I did some rearranging, put the trident java fern on the wood and put the 3 anubia on some stone. The hob was starting to give fits on priming, then shut off randomly once so I replaced it with a aqueon 75led pro, and since I was there picked up a Compacta amazon sword just to see.



Here goes this test, after this, I have nothing left to give.



Fresh water change 60% and I skipped last week just to testing. Fry "tank" top left, 5 left!

62363185_1048908965308718_7347603932853567488_n by Corey S, on Flickr



Trident, anubias, and compacta amazon bottom right

62394609_2439863789397676_4263551143533084672_n by Corey S, on Flickr



The java fern the baby leaves are at the point of no return, they always would get to this point and then start to freckle. Hopefully they wont this time, they are looking good. Nice MTS fest I have going on too.

62431672_2092613504183268_2419864834620260352_n by Corey S, on Flickr



GSA still alive, nothing crazy still.


Ultimately I think your plants actually look pretty decent. Canít wait to see if the potassium does it for you!


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2 week update, I would like to say the potassium indeed looks to be the missing link. I skipped a w/c last week to as another experiement and all went well. Although still tiny amounts of gsa, the patches easily seen are now gone and its only seen up close. We will see how the next month goes, maybe some light spacing might be needed in the future. Since the dosing the java ferns perked up dam near instantly. The leaves are more erect, taller and no more freckling! The old freckled leaves also seem to have halted their death, usually they would spot, then go yellow then white in half a week, its been 2 weeks and only 1 went white. This is exciting. I also bought another compacta amazon and the smaller one I had seems to grow 2-3 new leaves a week and this new bigger one is already shot up 2. I also put some flourish tabs underneath, keep me good for 3 months, hopefully the 125 will be setup to transfer by then. Need to control this 29 first. SO ya that thats the update, atleast its a happy one!

64850316_2340297309559799_6369762410676355072_n by Corey S, on Flickr


Erect, green and standing tall! Plenty of new growth
65101915_2556179461081047_809986477898334208_n by Corey S, on Flickr


Trident got its butt kicked, all leaves have freckles but no yellowing or white since dosing and slowly new leaves are comming in.
64881698_456148994960243_505225068977061888_n by Corey S, on Flickr



Thanks everyone for the help, reading, insight and knowledge this is fun. Ill update again in a month or so hopefully everything should be good!
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