fertilization

  1. B

    Chloride As A Macro Nutrient...? Myth???

    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...
  2. J

    Is Daily Water Changes Possible?

    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...
  3. Bert336

    Parameters For Ei Planted Tank

    Hi Gurus, 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...
  4. Q

    Tds Accumulation With Ei

    Hey all, 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...
  5. K

    Fe

    I have Ferric sulphate powder and DTPA powder. If I want to add them over and above the EI CSM+B how do I add them to my aquarium plants?
  6. M

    Question About Gh Dosing

    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...
  7. S

    Help Dosing Pps Pro Based On Water Chemistry

    Hi! 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: 8.61ppm N 0.861ppm P 11.452ppm K 1.722ppm MG 0.861ppm Fe My tanks water parameters...
  8. Neil

    Micro-mix Solution

    Hello, 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 KH: 0 GH: ~ 3-4...
  9. J

    Substrate Dosing Lines

    Hi everyone, 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...
  10. C

    Please Help Me Pick A Fertilizer Method For My Needs?

    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...
  11. M

    What's Wrong ?

    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...
  12. Neil

    Ideal Gh And Macro Proportion For Ro Water ?

    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...
  13. Neil

    Need Help! Failing To Estimate The Micro Dose...!

    I purchased a chelated micro fertz few days ago....! The label says: Boron: > 0.5% Chelated Copper: > 1% Chelated Iron: > 2.5% Chelated Manganese: > 1% Molybdenum: > 0.1% Chelated Zinc: > 3% Chelating Agent - EDTA I dose Iron separately after compensating. The composition looks alot like...
  14. C

    Rotala Sp. 'colorata' Twised Again

    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...
  15. Neil

    Ro Water Troubling Calcium, And Plants Started Showing Deficiency Symptoms.

    Hello, 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 1). Calcium 2) Traces like Chloride, Nickel (No such deficiencies i...
  16. rs18alpha

    How Much Ferts For Just Crypts With Co2 Injection?

    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+ 50%...
  17. L

    Newbie Needs Help With Ei Kit

    Hello everybody. 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...
  18. F

    Pls Help Me Identify...

    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. The At...
  19. F

    What Deficiency Might Be..

    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...
  20. F

    Which One Is Better?

    I have to fertilizers. One CSM+B gives 3 times per week: Fe 0.15 Mn 0.063 Zn 0.010 B 0.021 Cu 0,002 Mo 0.0008 I also have the aqua forest micro. 3 times per week Mo 0.00048 Ni 0.000084 Mn 0.1 Co 0.00012 Fe 0.152 Zn 0.015 Mg 0.48 Ca 0.18 K 3.264 B 0.008 Sr 0.008 Br 0.0016 Ti 0.00138 Cu 0.002...