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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Plants growing better w/o micros?

I was trying to solve a problem to my rapid deceasing shrimp. I got a piece of advice that said to stop CSM+B. So I stopped dosing that and Fe. So far the plants have looked great. The rotalas are not stunting and red plants are turning reddish instead of green. Could it possible be that my water is so hard that I don't need to dose these micros? And when I did dose micros was I dosing too much?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-2006, 12:56 AM
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i have the same thing going on over here. When I dose micros i get reeally bad black beard algae. I stopped dosing and the algae disappears and the plants flourish so i dont dose and more. My tap water is is just like yours (GH= crazy high)
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I just came back from vacation. I have not dosed anything for a full week other than CO2. My plants look better now than they did before. I have also been "ignoring" my water changes, just topping off, in an effort to rid the tank of GDA on the glass. That's almost gone too. I may just go back to the old lots-of-light, CO2 and let the fish fertilize for me.

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It also could be possible that your water has most of the necessary micros.
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