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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I've been looks at the ratios and percents of Ca, Mg and K in the readily available GH boosters and none of the chemistry/math is lining up. I have both NilocG's and GLA's GH booster salts (and I've used seachem equilibrium in the past). NilocG's is the only one that states a ratio for the...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Thought someone told me how to do this about a month ago but I can't find the thread. Does anyone have a link or know how to calculate you magnesium if you know your calcium and gh? How are people usually calculating or measuring their magnesium?
  3. Plants
    So I'm a little stumped on how to correct what I think is a nutrient deficiency in my ludwigia glandulosa palustris. Tank parameters are: 40 gal breeder, fluval plant 2.0 & finnex planted+ 24/7, Pressurized CO2 with modified griggs reactor GH 8, KH 4, pH 6-6.6, 50% water changes weekly Dosing...
  4. Plants
    Not really sure what's up with this guy. I'm on city of columbus, ohio (surface water) Water parameters are: GH 8°, KH4°, NO3 40ppm, PO4 5ppm, CO2 ~30 ppm, lighting ~30 par
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Long story short and it should have clicked for me months ago but I realized it tonight. I have a Mg deficiency. Adding standard Seachem ferts exasperated the Mg issue but resolved several others. GH runs 15-16 but is high Ca and adding the ferts Mg can't keep up at the tap. Symptoms affect...
  6. Plants
    I just have a quick question about my amazon sword. I've noticed that some of the leaves look a bit wrinkled. But I don't know if this is what it's supposed to look like or if maybe there's a minor calcium deficiency. The plant looks healthy anyways because I add flourish tabs and O+ tabs...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I've been giving my shrimp and snails a tablet of calcium supplement I bought online. I think it's just human calcium supplement. But I'm wondering if this will affect the water chemistry? Is there such a thing as too much calcium?
  8. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I've added these calcium tablets to my shrimps' diet. I'm wondering if there's such a thing as too much calcium? Thanks!
  9. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I think I need to add calcium. My shrimp have slowly been losing color over time, and my ramshorns aren't as prolific as they should be. I tried adding an eggshell- they ate the protein off of it and then left it alone. Dunno if it's contributing any calcium to the aquarium... I give the...
  10. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Brand new to this forum, by the way. Excuse my newbie syndrome. Anyways, I found this ridiculously easy gel fish food recipe on Youtube from Cichlidman09 (link to channel and video below). Wondering if I could tweak it to my RCS's needs by adding say, 1/2 teaspoon of powdered calcium carbonate...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Noticed that my apple snail's shell is looking a bit thin, so I figure I need to dose calcium in some way. Wondering what methods everyone here has tried successfully? I've read a few posts about cuttlebones and human calcium pills and wonder if these methods worked? Any suggestions welcomed! :)
  12. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have a sword in flourite with flourish tabs (and flourish liquid for the other plants amended with API Leaf Zone for more iron and potassium.) Oh, an daily Excel. I also made capsules of iron tabs and calcium. It is suffering from lack of nitrates, which I don't want to add to the water...
  13. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I found a great substrate to use is caribbean sand. It has lots of little shells the shrimp like to nipple on the shells foor calcium, which helps molting cycle. I found with my flower shrimp he will fan the sand for a couple days before he is ready to molt. After he molts he goes back to...
  14. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Lately, there seems to be plenty of new people are entering the hobby. I have done my fair share of learning here and hope to pay forward the help afforded me to successfully keep these awesome creatures. There are also plenty of shrimp tank setup how-to's written so those bits wont be mentioned...
  15. Substrate
    Picked up couple bags of random substrate meant for a PT, and it ended up being very very fine - there is dust on all my plants and it seems like it will be a constant issue. I am thinking of transferring everything over to a larger tank that is empty at the moment and using this very fine sub...
  16. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Ok i have more RCS on the way. I was wondering is their anything i should Avoid doing this time, Other than Dosing calcium i learned that lesson quickly. Are Any Ferts safe to dose with them? Only plants that will be in the tank Are Moss and Maybe Riccia if i can get some reasonable so i may...
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