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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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My first tank in about 10 years.

low tech 10 gal.
organic soil & sand cap.
Amazon 20w led light
Seachem Tidal 35 filter.

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Water change 1/4 every week

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 01:51 AM
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Your hygro twisted deformed leaves indicate a need for light dosing of a basic all in one fert. Id recommend Thrive at 1/3 strength, dosed every other day. That would be around .6ml on 1st dose to get nutrient levels up in tank and then .25ml every other day. Skip dosing on water change day.

You also need to test water for phosphate and nitrate, Thrive supplies a bit of each of those but you need to get those levels up to about 1-2ppm for phosphate and probably about 10-12ppm on nitrate so a additional supplement for each of those may be needed as well.
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If you are running sand over soil, I would recommend that you slow down with everything. Your soil is a powerful, rechargeable battery. Your water too. Keep planting and figure out the right light level and timing so you don't spin out.

It looks like a great start!

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Welcome back to the hobby - it looks like you're off to a great restart!

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60g Marineland Community, Finnex Planted+ 24/7, Silica (pool filter) sand.
10g, 29g, & 37g fry grow out tanks, 110g stock tank.

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