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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi All, Would like to buy/order some Osmocote root tabs/capsules for my freshwater planted tank. What is a good source in the US? Root feeding plants will mainly be amazon swords, bananas, crypts, maybe aponogetons. Thanks!
  2. Algae
    Hi, My 1 month old tank is going through a minor algae bloom. The water turned a subtle green last week. My 120G is stuffed with crypts, ferns, swords, vals and bacopa. I upped the co2 and added some new plants today (camboba and red ludwigia). I didn't reduce my lighting because I only...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    My chemist gave me DTPA without any Fe, though I am dosing it as Fe 10% as per the calc. I am dosing as per EI, only Macros and no CSM+B, but instead DTPA. Can I continue to add the DTPA with the macros or buy some Fe and mix it 10% of the DTPA volume and keep dosing it?
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I am not sure why I had a green algae water boom all of a sudden after three months of EI and change in lights and substrate as follows: Had three different threads on this site first says for 1/2 ltr distilled water, 15g chelated trace mix, 15g MgSO4+7h2o is Epsom salt take mgso4 7g at 0.46 of...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    What controller do you recommend to maintain a constant CO2 saturation and where did you get it. I see a lot of different brands are available with a huge variation on price, I know that as a general rule you get what you pay for, but do I really need a top shelf controller for a 46 gal ( soon...
  6. Algae
    Hey guys, I'm new to tanks and have had a friend help me set up a 50gal dirted tank. I am running 6 T5HO lighting with CO2 and API leaf-zone fertilizer. At the moment the plants are not growing at all and are struggling to stay green. The lights stay on 8 hours a day. There is hair algae on all...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    What type of root tabs do you guys use and what? Tell me what you swear by and your success stories. I'm curious, I just got the flourish tabs today, and want, need opinions.
  8. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Alot of people do daily dosing.. I have only ever added a bit of ferts into the water change bucket.. and eased them in that way.. I just got a 55G drum as my pre-water change reservoir which will be used to do water changes in a number of tank (shrimp and community/fry tanks) How much...
  9. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have a low tech 84G (48x24) tank with 2x 54W T5HO lights (which i believe is medium light).. substrate is MGOCPM capped with eco-complete. Is it worth dosing excel or just let the tank get all its nutrients from the soil. Would there be any big difference?
  10. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So I recently changed my lights and substrate in my 16 gallon because I really want a nice planted tank, and I just added my first few plants ( some dwarf chain sword, java fern, and an anubias barteri) and I was wondering if I should start using some ferts after awhile ( I read your supposed to...
  11. Low Tech Forum
    Hey everyone, I've been reading on this forum for a while as a non-member and finally decided to register as one. I've researched and researched but still don't quite understand how all the ferts, co2, and light fit together and how to find a good balance... I'm assuming that that comes with...
  12. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi All, I hope I'm posting in the right forum due to my questions. I have a 20g long planted tank. Pretty heavily planted I think. I added DHG a couple weeks ago and it seems to be sprouting a lot of bright green new shoots. Dwarf Baby Tears have some patches looking very green and some looking...
  13. 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...
  14. Plants
    I started using fertz about 6 months ago, although skeptical, I was amazed with the results. I decided to do an experiment to illustrate how effective they are when used. I started with a dozen stems of rotala colorata around 5" long, taken from a low tech tank. (2bps c02, micro, and a 2 bulb t5...
  15. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hy! I'm makeing a survey of who needs how much of this Iron-Chelate, Fe-HEEDTA. 100g (bit less then a 1/4 ponund) ~ 9.00 USD So who's interested in this fertilizer? (Sorry if grammar isn't ok.) PhySix66
  16. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Any kind, extras you have or DIY home made ones.. can pay with paypal or how ever you want to do it.. let me know how many you have and what you want for them. thank you, Rachel
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I was wondering if any of the plant gurus could shed any light on my rooting problems. I have a 46 gal lighting 1 x 96 watt 6700k and one 96 w combo 6700/10000k lamps 10 hours / day , flourite/pea gravel/first layer laterite substrate, pressurized CO2 - 2 bubbles/sec 'EI' fertilization...
  18. Substrate
    Bought this to use as a substrate with a fluorite cap. Before I put it in the tank I noticed it actually has ferts in it.. 0.05 - 0.0 - 0.0. Only some nitrogen.. Will this be okay for fish after a immersed start with dwarf baby tears??
  19. 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...
  20. Sponsors And Power Seller Specials Archived Posts
    Hey everyone, I thought I'd give you guys the first chance to buy this great line of fertilizers for a super price. Since I love the plantedtank.net and it's members so much, I put together FIVE packages of these super high quality liquid fertilizers and supplements. Each package will be...
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