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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    How do you monitor and keep your nutrient levels, Macro and Micro and N in check? I test my water for the usual suspects using an API kit and I measure my TDS and PH but I need some feedback on how to better manage my EI dosed planted tanks and appreciate the feedback. Two tanks are now...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I've had trouble in the past with spoilage of micro fertilizer solutions if not refrigerated. I recently saw an all-in-one fert recipe using potassium sorbate as a preservative/anti-microbial. I also know that Excel can provide initial sterilization, but I'm guessing it would break down too...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hey Guys; Got the Yara brand Hydroplus Tenso Cocktail (Micro-nutrients) at the back it gives a percentage of the solubility each element in water. So I am not exactly sure what that means, I am not sure how to calculate it. I keep thinking that I have figured it out but I end up no where...
  4. 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...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Not sure if I searched thoroughly enough but I'm curious. Why can't you dose macros and micros together? Is it because they will interact or because the plants won't be able to use everything or something else entirely?
  6. 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...
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