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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-21-2002, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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I have a sword plant that looks yellowish and kinda schrivled up ? iill try to post a pic later, im still fighting my algae bloom from my last post, its a 29g tank with flourite/small gravel substrate and ih ave 2 swords some java some sorta hair grass? and one other plant that has some red in it, o and also i've never had to trim before but my anacharis is getting out of hand now, whats the best way to trim them or swords for that matter ?
one of my swords when i got it had a end that was kinda crappy and torn so i just cut it off at the end of the leave and it still looks like that even 2 months after i bought it
O I'm using diy c02 ph is 7.2-7.4
gh and kh are a horrific 1
nitrite is 0 and nitrate is 15-20ppm
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2002, 06:20 PM
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First of all it sounds like your DIY CO2 is not doing much. According to the charts you have between 1.2 and 1.9 ppm. Secondly I think you may need more light. Start with a water change and then check out that DIY CO2. Also you need at least 2 watts/gal. I hope this helps some. :hehe:

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lights is not a problem i did the diy overdriving and i have 4 24in t8's double power so i have like over 120w giong in there, the kh and gh measurement was outta the tap so im low to begin with
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Well, the KH and GH of you water will most likely be the same in your aquarium as in the tap if you aren't supplementing with anything. Water out of the tap doesn't have much dissolved CO2 in it. Your pH will go down (and KH remain constant) when you have more CO2. If you have a KH of 1, you should be aiming for a pH below 7. At pH of 7.0 you will only have 3.4 ppm, but a pH of 6.5 will give you about 11 ppm, so I would be aiming for a pH of 6.5 for now. Hope this helps!


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