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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Morning guys. I dosed Micros (Plantex CSM+B) yesterday, and decided to go ahead and add in some Flourish Iron with it per the bottle's directions. It resulted in very hazy and cloudy water. Woke up today and saw that some of my plants like S. Repens and Ludwigia are curling, which they had not...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I recently suspected that my aquarium had iron deficiencies, and bought a bottle of ADA Brighty Iron Fe(III) on a whim with a plant package because my rotala colorata was green, and my aquarium plants have been turning a lot redder since. Would Seachem Iron ferrous gluconate work just as well as...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Thanks to the members of this forum, I've come to realize that going with dry ferts is advantages vs storge bought liquid ferts. I'm looking at Aquariumfertilizer.com, GLA and Nilocg as the next step forward from my current Seachem Flourish regimen? With Seachem, they provide you with a dosing...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I moved a while back and am finally getting back into a dosing routing with the new tanks I've got set up. You can find pics of my tanks & fish @columbus_aquascaping on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/columbus_aquascaping/). Lately I've been fighting some algae issues and likely nutrient...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I tried using the seacmhem iron multitest, and tried both the normal and low range: https://www.amazon.com/Seachem-MultiTest-Iron-Test-Kit/dp/B0006JLZ0O However, even after waiting three hours, all that happened was that I saw small black specs in clear white liquid in both. It was supposed to...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I am looking at finding a cheaper way to dose iron. Seachem works great, but I am wondering if I can cut out the middle man and find a cheaper source. I found this iron which looks like it will go a long way as it is very concentrated...
  7. Substrate
    This may sound stupid, but I'm just curious. Has anyone directly mixed powdered Red Iron Oxide directly into the bottom layer of soil/ substrate in their tanks?
  8. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Has anyone had an iron smell or rust when recharging Purigen before? I'm assuming the Purigen shouldn't be used again but I'd really like to figure out what went wrong. I have some 100 ml bags of Purigen I recharged 3-4 days ago. This was it's third recharge. After the bleach solution (1 cup...
  9. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have been dosing fertz with seachem and maintaining the correct recommended levels but it just got out of control expensive. I recently switched to the EI method with a liquid solution made up of dry fertz and plantex CSM+B. As soon as I added the plantex, my tank went super cloudy. The...
  10. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Can anyone tell me how much I should dose 10% Iron Chelate (DTPA) with CSM+B (EI Dosing)? I know CSMB has SOME Iron in it, but I don't know how to compensate for that amount or if it's necessary to do so. I heard 50% of CSMB dosage, but can't find that referenced anywhere...
  11. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have a sword in flourite with flourish tabs (and flourish liquid for the other plants amended with API Leaf Zone for more iron and potassium.) Oh, an daily Excel. I also made capsules of iron tabs and calcium. It is suffering from lack of nitrates, which I don't want to add to the water...
  12. 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
  13. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Forward: Last time I tried changing fertilizer from Flourish, I got green water, in a client's aquarium, so I'm nervous about straying from Flourish again! I don't want an Amano tank; I just want to get this crap at least growing again! I apologize for the length of the following: Hi, I have...
  14. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    This morning I added enough FE to raise the amount of iron in my 55g tank to 1.0ppm. When I took a sample and tested it 10 hours after I added the Iron my levels were 0.07ppm. Before adding the Iron my levels were 0.04ppm. Could the added bentonite in my water be eating up the Iron I am...
  15. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Ok so I have a 20 gallon long tank (just upgraded yippee!) and a couple red plants that have the potential (and I want) to be REALLY red. I have a Coralife 30inch T5HO and a live stock of cherries and threadfins. Right now I have and am dosing Flourish Iron about 1ml about 2-3 times a week. I...
  16. 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...
  17. Substrate
    Picked up couple bags of random substrate meant for a PT, and it ended up being very very fine - there is dust on all my plants and it seems like it will be a constant issue. I am thinking of transferring everything over to a larger tank that is empty at the moment and using this very fine sub...
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