So first let me start off saying that on certain forums many members are bouncing around the idea that having potassium chloride or calcium chloride dosed will provide chloride as a macro nutrient, even to the extent of a recommended ppm of 5-20... The claim is it helps move nutrients around the...
Hello all! I am new to this forum but not really, I've been using it for guidance for about two years since I began this journey. I have a 125g planted high tech community tank (had, rather). I had a mishap about a month ago where I did my regular 50% water change on Sunday. Except this time all...
I am not so beginner in terms of aquarium experience but recently just plunges to have a planted tank set up for my discus.
I want to know what should be my paramaters in Nitrate, Phosphate, Potassium etc for me to have 2x a month of 50% water change.
I do not know if this is better...
I recently bought a TDS meter and measured my tap water at 80 TDS. Just before a water change a week ago my TDS was at 260 ppm. I changed 50% of water, and as you'd expect TDS was around 170ppm. A week later, I did another 50% water change but now TDS is at 200, so it is steadily...
I was wondering about raising my GH during water changes.
The water in my tank is at 7GH (due to seiryu stone). The water out of my tap is 1GH.
If I change 5 gallons of water on a 20 gallon tank what should I be raising the GH to to maintain a stable environment?
I usually dose my tap to...
So I have two tanks, one is 130L one is 70L. Medium to heavy stocked with anubias, hygrophilia siamensis, val and some other plants.
I have been (double) dosing PPS. At this amount per week for PPS pro:
My tanks water parameters...
I am trying to copy Burr740's Micro-mix v11.15 (Sorry for that :p) but with a small change.
Net water volume in my tank is 445L (Tank+Sump) with densely packed stem nutrient hoggers, ~170 PAR at substrate level.
CURRENT water parameters and dosing regime:
100% RO water
GH: ~ 3-4...
I am in the process of setting up a 500 liter tank with CO2, high light and EI dosing vía doing pumps. My pump has 4 dosing channels and I started thinking about running an additional channel through a line that winds underneath the substrate. It would use the same macro...
I could use some help, please! Which fertilizing method should I go with for my low tech tanks?
I am a low tech girl, I do NOT have the understanding of it all, the money, or the energy or memory to keep up with anything complex or expensive.
-I have a fish room of about 20 or so tanks from 10...
I own a 75G Discus aquarium with C02 injection and a daily dosage of liquid fertlizant (Nlogic Thrive 3ml/day). All my plants grow well with one exception, my Echinodorus ... No presence of algae. I have done very well in the past with this kind of plant but it is not the case anymore so...
I'm using 100% RO water.
2 Years Old Aquasoil substrate
Current water parameters:-
pH - 7.6
GH - 1 dGH
Ca:Mg - 4:1 (Only during Water change day using CaSO4 & MgSO4 on replacement water volume)
KH - ~0
Pressurized CO2 at 4 bps.
Tank water + Sump = 440 Liters.
Tank dimension : 4 Lx1.5 Dx2.5 H...
Hello everyone, I am from bad English coming to Taiwan.
I used google to complete the next conversation.
After a period of effort
My ROTALA still appears twised
I did a lot of experiments and it lasted for a while.
But still failed
Normal and abnormal are planted in the same block
When new top...
Ive started using complete 100 % RO water because the water we have here is no less than liquid metal.
RO Water KH is 0 and TDS is around 110-120.
400 L tank capacity
I dose DIY fertz but 2 things are causing trouble
2) Traces like Chloride, Nickel (No such deficiencies i...
I don't know how much to dose N P K, Micro ppm in my 150 liter with just Crypts??
I'm using a Twinstar 900s it's on for 7 hours -- a CO2 reactor it starts 1 1/2 hrs before lights on and turns off 1 hr before lights off.
I'm dosing daily 3ppm KNO3, 1ppm KH2PO4, 1ppm K2SO4 and .2ppm CSMB+
I am completely new to EI dosing. I have tried, and failed, to grow aquarium plants in the past, but have just replanted my tank and am determined to get it to work. I hope you can help me with fertilizers.
I have ordered a "starter kit" for EI dosing (from...
I don't know if something is missing or not.
In the two pictures with the rotala macrantra I have some green spots (like stamps) on few leaves.
Also in my Ludwigia red I see one leaf with this green spot. Also my new leaves are growing smaller but only this plant has this issue.
I have this Ammannia praetermissa from dennerle. i got this plant all red. The new leaves coming green but I think is beacause of my nitrates are high ( don'thave problem with this). My problem is the new leaves show some darker colour on the edges. Can you recognize if I have any deficiency...
I have to fertilizers.
One CSM+B gives 3 times per week:
I also have the aqua forest micro. 3 times per week