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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. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi all, I am fairly new to a planted tank. Have kept mine for about 5 months now with varied success. My tank is: 29 high with a Nicrew 24/7 full spectrum (on full for 10 hrs /day) with a Rena xp3 filter w/ some carbon. Things like my ludwigia repens grow like crazy. My java fern does well...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi all, The last 2 months I am running a 30 g aquarium consisted of HC and some pervula mini, I use only RODI water and I have tropica aquasoil as substrate. I provide CO2 gas and strong lights using led lamps. Up to now, I used commercial salts for raising KH,GH parameters and tropica...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    In my tank NO3 and PO4 are at 0 I'm actually using ADA bright k + ADA fase 1 ( tank is 3 months old ) + Sachem Phosphorus I also have ADA Nitrogen but just find out that it doesn't say how much is needed to raise the NO3 I will give it a try, in case I will switch to Sachem or Easy Life...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello, Just like to know, where can i find Natural red clay powder to use in the aquarium or root tabs? I found this on Amazon but not sure if i can use it in the tanks. please advise, thanks...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    *EDIT* had issues with getting pictures into the post so I had to just link to them* I feel like my 55g is slipping away from me and I don't know what my issue is. To start here are tank specs.. Tank has been running since July 2017 55g 18" tall lighting is 4 T8 fluorescent tubes, 2 are 32W...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a 90 gallon freshwater community tank, and haave some general questions about the tank, algae, and my fertilization. Picture of my tank attached. Since early this year (2016) I've been running a tank with the following equipment: 90 Long (24" tall) Eheim Professional 3 (450 gph) Aqueon...
  8. Plants
    Hello, I started up a planted 60 gallon tank about a month ago. It's a Cichlid tank so I decided to stick mostly with Amazon Swords. I started with liquid ferts(Flourish Comprehensive, Trace, and Potassium), but recently switched to Substrate Tabs. After switching( 2 weeks ago), I haven't...
  9. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello, I just set up a planted 60 gallon tank and I have a few question regarding fertilizing NPK's. My Tank: 60 Gallon 48W x 13D x 24H Flourite 2.5" brown substrate 160 GPH Marineland canister filter with spraybar(Low Surface Agitation) 5lb CO2 system with about 3 bps dissolve rate 1 - 48"...
  10. Lighting
    Hey guys! I've been doing some reading up on certain deficiencies because of melting and yellowing leaves. My tank is heavily stocked and I would 't be surprised if they've sucked up every last trace of nutrient in the tank. I dose Flourish twice a week and Flourish Excel every day. I'm 4 weeks...
  11. Fish
    Hi, I've had 3 kuhli loaches living happily in my 55gal for the past 5-6 months. In the past few days they seem to be spasming, and unable to swim properly. They lie together at the bottom of the tank contorting their poor little bodies around on the substrate, sometimes on their backs...
  12. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hey, I was wondering what most people do for fertilisation when using miracle gro potting mix substrate? I have some SeaChem Flourish that I use but I would rather do root ferts. What does everyone use? Seems a lot of people do diy. I wouldn't mind that as long as I had a massive batch and...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi guys, I have been lurking the forums for quite some time now and I would appreciate it if you give me advice with my tank questions. Plants : It is a 10G tank with glossostigma, hairgrass and baby tears. Fish : Some amanos, guppies and neons. Substrate: Carib Sea + Ada amazonia Light: 2x...
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