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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-03-2005, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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pressurized CO2, when will I see results?

Hello Everyone,
I have finally decided to post after just reading for a few months.

Well, to get to the point I have a 55g tank that I have had 2 bottles of DIY CO2 on. I just got a pressurized C02 system 3 days ago and I want to know when I will see the results in the plants.

I know I am probably being impatiant, and I am tempted to do a major trim so the plants will have better color ect.. Is this a good idea?

I am dosing macros one day then micros and iron the next. I also have very hard water in my tank, If i rember correctly it was 250 comming out of the tap. Is this going to be a problem?
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Your water is moderately hard, I would say. Is that 250 ppm for GH or KH? You need to know both. Divided by 17 gives 14.7 degrees of German hardness, but which one? If it's KH, then I can see why you switched to a pressurized system for that size tank. Plants take time to grow especially when they have been nutrient deficient (stunted) in something, then it takes a bit longer to visibly see a difference. You gotta have patience or you could add some new plants that haven't been lingering at the LFS.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-04-2005, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Well, i just tested my tank for gh and the results were 300ppm, but since that is as high as the test goes it could be higher.

I went to the petstore to look for a test for kh but i couldn't find one so I will have to order it.

My ph is at 8.0 and my other chemiclas are all in range except for the phosphates, which was a little high.
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