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    Hello everyone... I want your help and advice. I don't know if I'm doing it right in all-in-one fertilizer production. I will be glad if you tell me the mistakes I made. First, I add them to the solution in order. 1-Fe 7% DTPA--I use 5 ml of hydrochloric acid in 100 ml of distilled water...
  2. D

    Battling Hair Algae in High Tech Aquarium, Fish Stressing Before 30 PPM CO2 Reached

    Hello, I have been running a 25 gallon planted aquarium with pressurized CO2, set up for 11 months and have been battling algae since about week 3. The tank originally had a massive diatom outbreak lasting 1 month+ followed by green fuzz and green hair algae on substrate rocks and plant leaves...
  3. Harris Tiu

    Dosing Calcium And Magnesium In Caco3 Equivalents

    Hi Folks, I am now learning about how to dose the Secondary Macros Calcium and Magnesium. I've read its 3:1 ratio between Ca:Mg. Also, im supposed to dose 1dGH worth after my weekly water change. So then its dosing 15ppm for Calcium and 5ppm for Magnesium. I am supposed to dose in CaCO3...
  4. Harris Tiu

    My Custom Trace Mix

    Hey folks, I made my own trace mix. I was able to obtain DTPA FE 11%. The rest of my mix is comprised of Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate, Boric Acid, Sodium Molybdate Dihydrate. The following table represents my percentage analysis: My...
  5. C

    Plant Death Across Most Of My Fish Room

    I have 20x low tech tanks with various LED full spectrum lighting and various stocking and plants. All tropical temps. The only continuum is the water and fertilizer. I'm having plant death and issues with them every time I fertilize. The pic is a single example. It's black algae growing on...
  6. kizwan

    Some Older/lower Leaves Turn Black

    Hello, My tank experiencing high temp around 34C around 2 months ago. It is now under control. Temp have never go above 30C since then. When temp spike, many of the leaves turn black. It is like a layer of black layer that is not easily scrape off. I noticed since temp is under control, the new...
  7. D

    Ei Dosing With No Co2

    Hi All I want to start dosing my 140L tank using the EI dosing method,but i don't use CO2 . I do dose Excel but that's about it. Can i still use the EI method on this tank and if so what would i need to dose Thanks Guys.
  8. S

    Edta Versus Dtpa

    Hi all, I have been dosing EI for a month. Liquid with traces and macros in separate bottles. The traces are pure Plantex CSM+B with 6.5% Fe, 65.4% EDTA. My new growth in my narrow leaf swords and micro swords is yellow. I tried overdosing K, P, and N separately (also to the roots in...
  9. T

    Fertiliser Tabs

    Hi my tank has been running now for 2 months. It is well planted with a small number of fish. The plants are mainly fast growing with three Amazon Swords. The algae problem that I had has mostly disappeared. The swords have had a black hair algae on a few leaves which I have cut off. That was...
  10. C

    What Ppm To Shoot For When The Nutrient Is In My Water Source?

    For low tech with no CO2, btw. I'm using Zorfox on custom solution. My bottles are 500ml and each pump doses 2ml. At the tank size of 10 gallons (so a pump per every 10 gallons.) About 1-2x a week on low to medium light. No fancy PAR rated lights, just generic LED floods or shop lights or...
  11. M

    Can You Dose This For Iron?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SGXL56/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A1GUMAJMT7VCF6&psc=1 Can you dose this for iron? It says it's 11% iron derived from Iron DTPA (is iron DTPA safe for fish use and will it benefit my iron deficient plants?)?
  12. H

    Converting% Ratios In Fertilizers To Ppm

    Hello friends The% w% rates in Tropica specialized fertilizer (green) fertilizer are as follows. It is given as 5 ml per 50 liters. When I use 5 ml for a 50 lt aquarium, I wonder about the ppm values, not the% values. If there are friends who can help in the calculation and know the ppm...
  13. M

    Planted Tank Nutrient Dosing Calculator Question

    Sorry...I have a newbie question that I'm sure is a silly one but I am a bit confused. When I use the fert calculator for KNO3..... it gives an answer of how much K, N, & NO3. If I'm trying to figure out how much Nitrogen is in my dosage...... do I just take the amount of N in the result or do...
  14. T

    Mixing The Dry Compounds.

    I have read so much on fertilisers that I am not sure where to start! I have bought.... 1/ Plantex CSM + B 2/ KNO3 3/ KH2PO4 4/ K2SO4 The question is can the ingredients be mixed together to make up a 500ML solution. If so, what amount for each ingredient. Thanks.
  15. Dd1880

    How Much Ferts To Add To 9 Gallon Fluval Flex?

    I have had this scape set up since last February with uns controsoil as the substrate and nilocg thrive as the liquid fertilizer I use! In the beginning I was dosing 2ml once to twice a week and things grew well. But in the last month all of my Ludwigia acruata has stunted or just melted. I’m...
  16. BettaBeGood

    Seachem Equilibrium Root Tabs??

    hello I been dealing with srunted curling twisted growth on my Pogostemon Stallata, Pogostemon Helfiri, rotala macandra mini butterfly, limnophilia sessiflora, limnophilia aromatica,rotala sp green,A.R,mermaid weed,rotala nanjenson and blyxa japonica. I think that's it. Lol 40gallon breeder...
  17. pmucka

    Almost Done Troubleshooting, Still Stalled...

    Hi everyone, I've spent the end of the summer and early fall here troubleshooting my tank, which is still suffering from stalled growth despite my efforts to troubleshoot everything. My major issue is that somehow, everything was growing great 8 months ago. I had a crappy cheap light and was...
  18. S

    Dosing Seachem

    Hello, i need some help dosing seachem comp. and seachem iron. How much should i dose in a high light tank with EI makros? Greetings Sebastian
  19. D

    Micro Fertilizer Calculations

    Good Day everyone. I'm new here and would really appreciate if someone could help me out. I recently got this micro fert dry powder which consists of the following Mg 1.5% Zn 0.4 % Fe 5.0% Mn 2.0% B 0.04% Cu 0.01 % Mo 0.06 % Is says to dose 10ml per 50 liters 3x a week. My question is how do...
  20. J

    Ei Dosing In Tank With Shrimp

    I have a Fluval Spec V (5.5 gal) now established for 2.8 months. So far, doing well. It’s moderately planted; pressurized CO2, 6-8 shrimp (Amano and cherry), 5 tetras. I have been told to limit my water changes to 20-25% because of the shrimp. I do these water changes every other day. Under...