I finally have my reactor running and it is running well. Thank god! The water is a bit cloudy, but I assume it is the ADA soil? Maybe the driftwood, but I soaked that for 4 months. I am sure it will be clear. My PH is about 7.3 in the morning before the lights kick on and goes down to about 6.6-6.5 when the lights shut off. I run O2 when the lights and CO2 are off. My KH is 4-5 and GH is about 2 for now. It has been 2 weeks and the stem plants have new leaves sprouting and are finally rooting. I lost a few, but I would assume that is accpected. The HC had some melting, but it looks like it is coming back. DSM is a great thing. I am still trying to figure out how to work the 4:1 with CaCl2:MgSO4 for GH and need a consistant break down of the math. Everyone has there own way some are completely wrong. I'll get it eventually. Overall I am very happy and the fish are too. I have to say that this forum is a great learning tool. It has really helped me in understanding how to go about putting together a planted tank.
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