burr740· Planted Tanker
Discussion Starter · #441 ·
Only reason Im not a fan is because it doesnt hold up well in higher PH/KH such as mine.Gotcha. Just wanted to make sure. You're not a fan of Ferrous Gluconate, right? I thought that I read somewhere about it causing brown "gunk" in the tank. I have been adding a small about each day and it seems to be okay but I have noticed gunk on the flow pipes. Just a tad, but it's there...
When Ive used it in the past, the plants did seem to "get it" to some extent, but it soon precipitates leaving brown gunk everywhere, starting with and especially the outflow pipes.
Also if I ever dosed it when the PH was still high, like in the 7.4 range before the CO2 kicks on, it clouded the water immediately, a milky white cloudiness that lasted a few hours. It wouldnt happen if the PH was down in the low-mid 6s
This was using liquid Seachem Iron, not a dry form. What type are you using?