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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So I just order dry fertilizers from aquariumfertilizer.com and they have a macro micro premixed package of Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Plantex CSM+B. So I bought all of these but as single lbs so I can alter the mix later if I want but after ordering I noticed that...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I've recently learned that my algae problems are most likely related to an unbalanced level of ferts. While I am correcting this, I am interested in advice on using Seachems liquid ferts. I currently have bottles of their line of products and do not want to switch to dry ferts until I use all...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So plant's like a stable environment, correct? Then why don't we dose daily so our plants get the exact same amount of nutrients each day rather than dosing weekly and helping algae grow? I understand if you dose 1/8th tsp or less of KNO3, KH2PO4, etc. it would be extremely hard to divide that...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    SeaChem 250ml Potassium (http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/FlourishPotassium.html) vs. GLA's KH2PO4 (http://greenleafaquariums.com/aquarium-fertilizers-supplements/mono-potassium-phosphate.html) Why do I even want to bother with dosing this? I would like my DHG, HC, Downoi, etc. to...
  5. Plants
    I'm trying to figure out which plants don't like excel. I know that Vals don't based on personal experience. Wondering about Subwassertang, various mosses (fissiden, xmas) and Blyxa Japonica? I noticed my sub looks a bit holey lately and wonder if it's excel related because I increased the dose...
  6. Algae
    OK so i have been dealing with what ive thought was hair algae for the past month or so. and have had some succes but i cant seem to get rid of it. here are some pics. [/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH] I backed off on the dosing thinking that i might have been putting too much nutrients in the tank...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I am going on vacation for about 18 days. My grandma is going to be at our house watching the dogs and the fish tanks. I have a couple tanks that I use fertilizers on a regular schedule. Can I skip the dosing to make it easier for my grandma? Or should I pre-measure out ferts and have her throw...
  8. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi all, I'm setting up a 5G tank with 28W of CFL 5000K. Flourite black sand as a substrate and Seachem Excel for Carbon. I'm needing a suggestion on dosing though. Plants will be glosso and Dwarf Hairgrass. I have recently purchased a mixture of Ferts online which contains 2% Magnesium Sulfate...
  9. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have been designing a simple solution to manually drawing out exact measurements of additives to dose every day. Basically, I will have 4 syringes of additives, and a 5th large syringe of H2O all in line, as in I will have them all connected to a main tube to dose directly into the tank in the...
  10. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So I've been dosing my 20g high with the Seachem line: Flourish Comprehensive, N-P-K, Iron and Excel... will list my dosing schedule when I get home. Last week, I introduced a pressurized CO2 setup that's currently at 1 bps diffused through a Up Aqua atomic diffuser. The BBA seemed to come back...
  11. Planted Nano Tanks
    Anyone want to share their dosing routine for their nano tanks? I'm particularly interested in 10 gallons or under since I have 8, 4 and 2 gallon nanos. I'm using almost all of Seachem's line of Flourish, Excel, Potassium, Nitrogen, Iron, and thinking of getting phosorous. The "by the capful"...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    How long should I wait until I start dosing excel in my newly setup 140? its been cycling for 2 weeks and is currently moderately planted. Also, can I toss in some root tabs? My bbuddy at the lfs said to wait but I want my tank to start filling out fast.
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've been learning/experimenting with a mini (5 gal, 27 watt lamp) planted tank for about a year, and now feel ready to proceed with the next challenge: setting up Iwagumi-style tank. For plants I was thinking hc in the foreground and microswords behind the rocks. Also, maybe some pennywort...
  14. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    What household products do you guys use to dose your tanks. Right now I'm using spectracide stump remover for potassium nitrate, Fleet Saline Enema for phosphates, and Morton salt substitute for my potassium. For my micros I'm just using Flourish. James planted tank has some nice...
  15. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I've just setup my 55g tank and setup a profile here (newbie to the site)and I have a few questions. 1) I'm aiming for 30ppm CO2 and have had the bubble rate at about 1 bubble per second and my reactor has no gas buildup yet my PH is staying steady around 7.6-7.8. Is this because of the...
  16. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Has anyone done or seen a dosing system that used a gravity fead drip system? I wouldn't think it would be very difficult to setup a drip system but my main concern is mixing the Micros and Macros before dosing to make sure that the quantities were correct. Any ideas on this would be awesome...
  17. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I am new to the planted tank world. About 4 months ago, I started up my first planted tank - 90 gallon with compressed CO2 and 4 T5HO bulbs. Ever since, I have been learning as I have gone and trying to overcome issues. Until about a week ago, I was only dosing Seachem Flourish and some...
  18. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Ok so I know its been done before but I’m going to do my own version of a medium budget auto doser thread since I don’t believe any of the treads have covered things with ALL the useful details. I have kept, and will continue to keep, a journal of my finding during the process of purchasing...
  19. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Newbie alert :redface: I was wondering if you guys had any experience dosing Seachem products. I'm starting a moderately planted (HC carpet, rotala, anubias, needle leaf java fern) tank and was wondering which nutrient is most quickly depleted. I'm looking at these products to help me get...
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