Out of curiosity....are you adding additional Mg or is there a ton in your water? It looks like all of it is coming from you CSM+B dosing. I actually add epsom salt with each micro dosing (3x per week). Then again, I strictly use RO water so I need to reconstitute it myself.
When I started the tank up I did water changes three times a week. Now I normally do one water change a week unless I'm battling algae then I increase it to two.In your dosing scheme what's meant by water change at start up on Sun Tues & Thurs vs water change only for Sun?
Congrats!I'm a dad! Meet the newest aquarist!
Thanks! Where in Ohio are you?First things first...congrats on being a daddy! It is the greatest thing in the world.
Secondly...I just came across your journal and noticed you are in Dayton so it is great to see a fellow Ohioian on here and with a great tank to boot!
Your plants are gorgeous, great job. Will subscribe to keep up to date.
Honestly, the extra iron doesn't hurt anything so at best it might help. I don't have any proof it does or doesn't. I was just following recommendations by Plantbrain/Tom Barr. It would be hard to prove one way or another especially with all the other variables in the tank.Can you tell me why you chose to dose your extra iron (extra on top of the iron from your micros) from the Iron chelate 11% as well as Ferrous Gluconate sources ?
What extra benefit do you see for each source and why are you dosing at those particular concentrations ? The EDTA version should be fine for you with the pH you're running at when CO2 is flowing, right ?
Readily available versions as you know are as follows
Iron Chelate 10% DTPA
Iron Chleate 11% DPTA (why this one ?)
Iron Chelate 13% EDTA
Ferrous Gluconate (why this one as well ?)
Fredericktown.....about 50 miles north of ColumbusThanks! Where in Ohio are you?
Cool, I haven't found anyone local into planted tanks yet....still hoping someday I will.Fredericktown.....about 50 miles north of Columbus
I want to thank you again for the trimmings I got from you back in June. The L.Aromatica is amazing and the Atlantis is beautiful too. Both took about 3 weeks to take in my tank for some reason but now grow like weeds! I love them.
For some reason I've tried the L.Repens Red Hybrid I got from you in several different areas (higher current, lower current, higher light, lower light) and cannot seem to get them to thrive like the others. A couple stems have one of two very small side shoots with tiny roots and the main stems seem to grow a little taller but not many leaves stay on them and the bottom of the stem turn black and it acts like it needs to be cut off or it'll die. I have had root ferts under them the entire time as well (started with aqua fertz then switched to osmocote plus a month ago).
I absolutely love the look of the L.repens red in your tank and how the top 3 inches look in my tank. Could you offer any tips on what else I could try to get it to thrive in my tank ? Thank you even if you don't have any suggestions. I have all of my tank parameters (very detailed) on my profile page if that'll help:
By "what not to do" you don't mean have a kid and neglect the tank I hope ....ha ha ha. I'm just now getting my algae situation under control before my little girl is due in late Oct early Nov ! I algae issue stemmed from reducing my ferts by 75% I believe one single week.I put in 57 more amano's the other day....trying to get this hair algae and tank under control....when I post the next picture it will look a bit different :/ Learned my lesson on what not to do
This is what I THINK my issue was....By "what not to do" you don't mean have a kid and neglect the tank I hope ....ha ha ha. I'm just now getting my algae situation under control before my little girl is due in late Oct early Nov ! I algae issue stemmed from reducing my ferts by 75% I believe one single week.
I always want to learn and usually prefer by others mistakes before I do them myself:wink:...
Thanks ....its a boy, Gavin.congrats on the birth of your daughter. It's an amazing gift. Like all things now you'll have to live by a good regimen of schedules so you'll find a place to fit your tank duties in and get it back where it should be. Then you can cultivate your daughter's passion for the hobby right along side you.