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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Due to my RCS population in a mixed tank, I have moved to daily 10% water changes vs. large weekly changes to keep hardness values stable and so they don't get forced into a molt. I use a couple of those cheap half gallon plastic fish bowls you get at the LFS (that hopefully nobody ever keeps a...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    hello, can you use seachem equilibrium on its own to remineralise ro water is it ok for plants etc, or do you need anything else i don't keep specific fish or shrimp its mainly about the plants for me. i heard that seachem equilibrium was better for plants then salty shrimp. i see no mention of...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Happy Monday everyone. I have a 55 gallon heavily planted tank that I'm having trouble finding balance in. It is moderately stocked (several nerite snails and two CAE) and I feed daily. Weekly water changes. Nitrate levels seem to be consistently very close to 0 (tested and confirmed with...
  4. 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...
  5. For Sale/Trade
    Hello, due to a long-term renovation I've started taking down my planted tank. While going through my mess of an aquarium stand I realized I had a couple bottles of fertz left neatly unused. These include 500mL bottles of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Flourish, and a 250mL bottle of Potassium. Attached...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I am using the rotala butterfly calculator and when calculating trace elements it is saying I need to dose 240 ML per week in my 36 gallon tank to be within optimal range. Does this sound right? the bottle itself is only 500ML which means ill be replacing trace every two weeks.
  7. For Sale/Trade
    I am selling a bunch of aquarium plant supplies along with a 5lb co2 cylinder with an attached dual gauge regulator by Red Sea with an attached needle valve,long tubing and 2 co2 diffusers. The other stuff are: 1-API Leaf Zone Plant Food(unopened), 1 and 1/2 packages of API root tabs(16 tabs)...
  8. Plants
    Hi, I've been into the planted tank for some time but I always had problem with red plants so a few months ago I decided to go CO2 (Seachem) and Fertilizers so I got the PPS-Pro from gla and I've been increasing the dose since then and I still have problem with my red plants, they are better but...
  9. Substrate
    I'm thinking of switching to Flourite in an already established tank so for plants getting nutrients from the substrate what are the best root tabs to use? Of course there are popular commercials ones such as seachem and API etc but we all know anything with the phrase 'for aquarium use' has a...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I've had my tank for about 3 years now and the setup has been very basic. Tank is 130L. The brand is Aquaone, I bought the whole package which came with the tank, light, HOB filter, heater and stand. Since then I got another HOB filter (Aquaclear). The substrate is Peat moss with white sand...
  11. 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...
  12. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Will it still work?
  13. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I intend to get a Nerite snail for my 5 gallon nano planted aquarium. Should the tank have Seachem Prime added like you would when adding a fish? Or is it dangerous to snails?
  14. For Sale/Trade
    I've got some miscellaneous stuff that could go to a better home and be consumed. We've got some water conditioners (both Seachem and Kordon products), Coppersafe and Pfertz Micros bottle. Only thing that was used slightly was the CopperSafe product (you can see how full the bottle is in the...
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, I'm a bit new to planted tanks, and I'm having a problem. I've had a 23ish gallon tank running for a while, Pool filter sand for a substrait, and various plants. I've been using Seachem products, flourish, iron, excel. the plants in this tank either grew well, or just didn't have much...
  16. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    What is the best way to remineralize and keep water parameters (ph, kh) stable? I am using an RO system (not RO/DI) because my well water kills plants. I'm not going to mix tap and RO so what do i need to do to get the parameters i want and keep them stable. I plan on using seachem equalibrium +...
  17. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi, I have a fluval spec 5 gallon tank with caribsea black moon sand. Because the sand is inert, I am using seachem root tabs for plant growth, and the aquarium is well planted.. Are these tabs safe for red cherry shrimp? In the ingredients I noticed they contain trace amounts of copper. I keep...
  18. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have spent the past week trying to figure out why my nitrates were so obnoxiously high. After adding a second filter to both tanks ( I have a 10 and 29 gallon) along with pouches of Purigen and 50% water changes for 3 days, my test kept telling me that my nitrates were anywhere from 40-50...
  19. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I know that there is probably an easier way to be using ferts i.e. dry powder. However, I have many large bottles of Seachem products that I wish to use before I experiment with any other method. I like that they sell their supplements individually so as to allow a greater range of...
  20. Low Tech Forum
    I have some questions about Equalibrium that someone may be able to answer. I keep my RO water in a 44 gal can and like to mix the equalibrium in the can. I have 4 tanks of all different sizes when mixing the equalibrium in the can should i mix the recommended amount based on the 44 gals of the...
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