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  1. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    So I've been making root tabs. I've had really good luck with them, and was wondering if anyone else wanted to give them a go? It has a macro/micro mix, so more of an all-in-one approach. Here's the ingredient list. 48% iron rich raw red clay 32% csm+b 8% potassium sulfate 8% magnesium...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So I've been dosing Flourish thinking my plants were getting all they needed, but I guess I was wrong and I'm currently battling a GSA outbreak in a 55 gallon that I recently stepped up from a 20 gallon to. From what I've gathered the GSA is due to low Phosphates and my 11 hour photoperiod that...
  3. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Moving away from heavily planted tanks and into African cichlids so I have a few things to clear out of here. :) First is a set of Coralife adjustable mounting legs. They are in excellent condition, very clean, though one of the rubber pads broke off with the peg from the screw still in it. It...
  4. 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...
  5. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi I've got Anubia Petite and Windelov Fern which are doing great in my nano but my swords are melting / disintegrating. I was thinking of going down the fertilizer route as I'm not confident in setting up a CO2 system just yet! Are there any ferts which will not harm my Red Cherry...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    After reading and re-reading seemingly endless posts on dosing, I think my eyes have gone cross. I know this is supposed to be easy, but I need help with a place to start my dosing! I'm not sure if you would consider my lighting medium tech or what, and I have a highish fish load. Here's my...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi all - Haven't been around much, longstanding blown back has pretty much ended any intensive aquakeeping (see former thread, etc.). I've decided to try to maintain both of my 2 tanks as low-tech as possible. My 10 was always thus. Given that my 20 was set up, and has been maintained for a...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a 65 gal planted aquarium that has been growing beautifully for about a year. The substrate is black sand which I supplement with Flourish Tabs. I have CO2 running at 1 bps. My KH is normally around 1 so I use Alkaline Buffer to bring it up to 2/3. My PH is naturally low (6.3) so the...
  9. Plants
    Here's my dosing schedule: General Dosing Guideline for High Light and well planted aquariums. 20-40 Gallon Aquariums +/- ¼ tsp KN03 3x a week +/- 1/16 tsp KH2P04 3x a week +/- 1/16 tsp K2S04 3x a week +/- 1/16 tsp (5ml) Trace Elements 3x a week 50% weekly water change Here's my tank now...
  10. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I recently revamped my 75 gal. with a heavy plant load. My pH was 7.6 with a kH of 5. Those numbers were stable for a few days before I increased my lighting to 3 watts per gallon, began CO2 injection, and started dosing dry ferts. I've only done one day of macros (about 1 1/4 tsp total dry...
  11. Plants
    I have a heavily planted tank which will soon be occupied by a few shrimp colonies. Normally, I dose my planted tanks with the Tropica MasterGrow formula which has been working out well. With the addition of shrimps however, I am looking to change my ferts to a different solution (or fert...
  12. Plants
    what would cause tiny spots or holes in my sunset hygro? Only noticed it today. Up till now its been growing fast and looked nice and healthy
  13. Plants
    Hi guys, Well i have had the HM for about 3/4 months and i can't seem to figure out which deficiency that the HM is experiencing. Here's some info: 10 Gallon Tank Substrate : Flourite Dark Lighting: 2 13W CFL bulbs (5800k) CO2: DIY yeast method (one 2L bottle changed biweekly) Ferts: Weekly dose...
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've started to notice that some of my plants (especially my recently purchased sunset hygro) are starting to develop some holes in their leaves. Its really mostly the hygro, but 2 of my swords have it(but not nearly as bad) The holes are little round holes, making me think its some sort of...
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I`ve had my little 5.5 gallon set up since 8/21 and I`m slowly building an aquascape. There seems to be an ammonia source, likely from decaying plants or squashed snails, as the tank is cycling itself. I`ve just been in contact with the betta breeder I want my fish from and it looks like I`ll be...
  16. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So today I added API root tabs and Excel to my 5 gallon hex for the first time. Last night I had added API Leaf Zone. Before adding this stuff my water was crystal clear, but now it looks cloudy and has a light tea colored tint to it. The paradise fish I have in the tank doesn't seemed...
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    hey guys. My tank is about 1.44 WPG. 75 gallon freshwater. I've had a few plants die on me, but overall, I'm getting very nice growth. My only concern right now are some of my red plants. I have a bunch of red ludwigia that is growing like a weed. However, it has lost all the great red color it...
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