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Fertilizer sticks for terrestrial plants

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by timuraydin, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. timuraydin

    timuraydin Junior Poster

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    Hello,

    about 4 months ago, I had used 5 fertilizer sticks for terrestrial plants into the substrate of my tank (the substrate is aquaclay). After that, I have found out that these fertilizers contain vast amount of ammonioum in different forms. Right now, I am seeing brown, green and blue green algae on the gravel surface and at the gravel/glass boundary.

    Can I somehow salvage the substrate, or should I just scrap it and rebuild the tank with new substrate?
     
  2. Mooner

    Mooner Lifetime Charter Member
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    Hi Timur,

    Please tell us what else you might be adding to your tank and what type of tank you are working toward (ie. non-CO2, Excel, CO2) This will help get you a answer.

    I wouldn't throw out your substrate yet, somebody out there has had worse and was able to salvage the substrate (me :D )
     
  3. timuraydin

    timuraydin Junior Poster

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    My aim is to have a heavily planted high tech tank. I currently have pressurized CO2, 4xT8 lighting, eheim 2213 filter. I have temporarily augmented the filtering with an eheim 2008 internal filter until I get a more powerful external fillter (i am looking into getting an eheim 2028)

    Right now I am doing spot treatment with an H2O2 filled injector.
     
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