Week 10 !
So I decided to buy a new GH test kit when I realized that the one that I had was expired. I was curious as to what my GH was considering the fact that I have a pretty large piece of seiryu stone in this layout. It's actually two stones with a few smaller ones in different places to keep the formation stable. I never bothered to test my KH/GH since I have soft water and I knew that it would rise a little anyway, which is good for the plants and it saves me from having to dose equilibrium. Anyway, I did the test early in the week last week(two days after my weekly water change) and my GH was at 10! I was shocked. I think that's too high. I would like to try and keep stable at between 3-5. I did a water change and got it down to 7. Next day I tested again and it was up by one degree to 8. So my GH is rising at 1 degree per day. Anyway, this could be one of the reasons why I'm having some plant trouble. Anyone else with nanos and seiryu can chime in? What was your experience? This past weekend I did a larger water change than normal, about 80%. Now my KH back to 2 and GH is 4. I'm considering doing twice weekly water changes to keep it down. Hopefully that's enough to keeping down.
Other than that. Thing a are ok. Still have some hair algae and BBA. But more manageable. Moss is looking a little dirty. Time for a trim soon. Also added some more Monte Carlo in the bottom right. A lot of it melted from h2o2.
Let me know what you think!