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  1. Plants
    LINK TO PICTURES AT THE BOTTOM Hi all, I'm looking for some help with my planted tank. It is a 35 gallon long (weird size I know, 13"x13"x48") with a sand substrate and a sponge filter and is heated to about 80 degrees. It gets about 5 hours of light every day from a 6500K bulb. Its current...
  2. Plants
    Having lots of K nutrient issues with my Hygrophila Compacta in my 75 gallon. Check out the link in signature for pic of the tank, also my thread here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/120-aquascaping/1191874-aquascape-critique.html Kind of partial to this plant as it was one of my first. It...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi guys, Just ordered 2lbs of Ultimate GH Booster from GLA but I can't find out if it has enough K in it. I'm trying to move away from Seachem since most of their stuff is a rip-off IMO. Quality is good but price is too high. I read that it raises the GH by the same amount as Equilibrium, but...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So after installing a super bright LED lamp, my plants began to bubble. I was glad. Now they are developing symptoms consistent with potassium deficiency. Stunted growth, tiny holes in leaves and the presence of Green Spot Algae. I've looked everywhere and I couldn't find a source of potassium...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I am trying to keep my KH stable at 3 or 4dKH. I've heard that it is better to dose the tank's water changes with KHCO3 rather than NaHCO3 since potassium is readily taken in by plants whereas sodium is not. Any KHCO3 branded products that you would recommend to buy online? is ADA Brighty K...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Is this really potassium deficiency? I noticed this in the tank a while ago and adding a bit more of the macro solution doesn't seem to do the job! A better experienced eye maybe can help me out! Ceratopteris cornuta A stem plant... Plant ID maybe someone:icon_lol: i Dont know the name of...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hey PlantedTanker's, I am a recent user and i wanted to see if I could understand more about ferts in the tank. So i am cycling (w/o fish) my tank currently and my build is: -Flourite -Flourish and excel for CO2 -10g with 28W 6500k lighting -Been going for almost 2 weeks now -Probably should...
  8. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi all, I'm setting up a 5G tank with 28W of CFL 5000K. Flourite black sand as a substrate and Seachem Excel for Carbon. I'm needing a suggestion on dosing though. Plants will be glosso and Dwarf Hairgrass. I have recently purchased a mixture of Ferts online which contains 2% Magnesium Sulfate...
  9. 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...
  10. Plants
    Maybe someone can help me with my Val problem. They keep turning yellow and breaking off and eventually the entire stem dies. At first I thought it was not enough potassium, but I started dosing seachem Postassium and it's still happening. Do I need more nitrogen? I have no problem growing...
  11. Plants
    HC yellowing and browning. Is it nitrogen or potassium, or even other? i am dosing my 2 gallon tank daily with excel and twice a week flourish comprehensive.
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