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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Time to mix a fresh bottle of macros solution with my GLA dry ferts. I've been dosing PPS Pro with a solution mixed for daily dosing. After a month or so, with nitrates higher than I wanted ~40ppm) I reduced the macros to dosing the same solution 3x/week, while continuing micros daily. Nitrates...
  2. Plants
    Hi all, I have a large open top tank (200X70X60 cm) That has been running for roughly a year. As visible on the picture below, my scape contains a large "wall", which holds a very large amount of ADA Malay soil behind it as well as some power sand on the bottom. My goal has always been to use...
  3. Low Tech Forum
    I am looking to do my first planted tank. It is a 29 gallon tank. I rigged up DIY lights that are 4 CFL 13 watt bulbs that are 6500K. I used aluminum tape inside the hood to act as a reflector. Im assuming this is enough lighting for low-tech. The substrate I chose is pool filter sand. I was...
  4. Substrate
    Hello I just put together 150 gallon aquarium using just regualr pea gravel for the substrate. Right now i only have 2 amazon swords in the tank and have a pressurized c02 system coming in a few days. My question is can i go plants in this pea gravel or what can i do to "fertilize" the substrate?
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    After numerous issues with my tap water I am debating going 100% R/O. My biggest worry is there not being enough calcium for my inverts. Is there enough in ferts to keep molts and shells healthy? And I know this has been talked to death, but I refuse to use Flourish Excel (after a bad...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Ok I've started down the path to the dark side. I've just implemented DIY CO2 via yeasty beasties. The bubble count is starting to pick up. 1bps Now the tricky part (at least for me) is to know how much ferts to dose. I'm not planing on a full on EI regime. Only 10-15 ppm CO2 levels. I just...
  7. Substrate
    i have got a 180l tank i wont 2 start heavy planting it,i have 3 bags of eco complete in it,what fertilizer should i use for best results,and how often,and how much...........
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