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King's Never Die. I Got Nothing, Nada (pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Dennis Singh, Jun 25, 2017.

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    Many vids are blocked on copyright grounds?
     
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    Yeah its the music in the background. Sorry about that, i'll come up with new videos around this, but these old ones I'm not going to bother to fix....
     
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    I've been really wondering why my plants haven't been growing
    why they have been looking like shit
    I've been trying different dosing regimes
    I thought my soil was depleted
    I tried lower light as well
    I was being patient with it
    I was trying nh4, sure erios started to perk up a little but it wasn't the answer
    The main answer to my own system was....
    Yup I'll say it Low Co2
    How did i come up with this correlation
    Easy
    you see fast results
    when i dosing different strategies
    I just couldn't grow, i could not get my things going
    Stuff was halted
    i had lowered the co2 tremendously to try and maybe possibly get fish in
    I'm going back to what i know best
    I pumped up the co2 a grip yo
    A grip
    Within a hr, I cam back home and already i noticed BOOM new CLEAN growth
    Yes. New clean growth
    Forget the fish, I always wanted to grow plants
    Why fish and such work in my other system, i don't know why, but i had hair algae too
    Now if this is correlation, shit will turn back to shit rather fast
    I'm very stoked on this new growth, sure more whitish, looks like a deficiency, but here is something i just didn't notice before i guess
    New, CLEAN, Growth yo
    Nutrients really don't make much of the system, well the co2 part does, but i can pump as much or pump as little and not friggin get results
    I think i'm getting back on track, this revelation is pretty awesome
    I had to find out on my own i guess, cause peep said it many of many of times
    This may not look much, but i was tired of tired of tired of looking at shit
    Now I'm more hopeful and as well confident
    These levels cannot sustain fish, this is only for my system, i do not recommend you go gassing your fish out, they're living things too, just like you
    but when its said over and over and the information is all out there already, there really ain't anything new to say except post pictures
    may not seem like much, but look at new clean growth
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    its not much, but its tremendously rapid yo
    new clean growth, i cannot emphasize that enough, for all the dirt and old gunk, i do not know, i'll have to handle with maintenance or something
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    this is an epiphany for me, an old one as you will, but i'm just stoked....i thought this tank was on its way to doom
     
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    I'm glad the turn around point has been reached!
    How much pH drop in this tank???
     
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    Last year i checked it was a 1.8- 2.0 drop
     
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    Yeah I am over 2.0 in the no-fish tanks now.
    I'm not sure it really helps though!
    Seems like 1.4-1.6 is about the maximum benefit?
     
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    Misinformation
    There wasn't a Uaupes 2010 and a Uaupes 2012, maybe back then, but i never had both of them. I questioned why would my supplier send a 4rth species out of 3 species bought. This was a greedy supplier yes. Very very very greedy. but he was my supplier. I'll try to explain leaves and plants maybe in a later post. But as of now I realize i just have sao Gabriel, Uaupes, and rio negro 2006. They are different but very very very hard to distinguish, i'll try to explain in a later post after more observation. Sorry for this misinformation again. It only affected a couple to few ppl.


    Rio Negro 2006
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    Rio negro 2006 aside of Uaupes
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    Sao Gabriel (now this is what i passed on to T. Barr, i think he melted them somewhat)
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    Same
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    2 on the right sao Gabriel aside uaupes
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    Uaupes smack dab in middle
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    Uaupes closeup
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    I switched back to my t5's and what i know best.
    I would like powerveg bulbs, but they don't make them in 36", real bummer. A friend of mine started using them and he's getting very nice nice reds out of it. For the time being, I'm stuck with my aquamedics for red coloration, I'm Hoping it does the trick

    if i didn't update you, i was using a dose of .2ppm urea per day along with 2ppm nitrate...etc etc..the dosing and the led lights were just not going well. Just bga spreading. I have combated it with antibiotics, but it just came back and on. I countered with KNO3 overdosage but that wasn't making it go away, but it did halt it. The rest was just pouncing with my curved tweezers to get rid of it. It has really subsided.
    a new moss i got
    Kapit Sulatan if i got the name right, looked very nice when i received it, lets see how it grows out
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    I now put humic acid into the tank, looks not good at all unappealing to the eye, but i doubt any harm. I dosed about 4 capfuls
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    so my new tank, has old aquasoil, aquasolum humate, and fluorite dark
    testing syngonanthus in here to see if it was my soil that grew them
    so far so decently good though
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    so if i can rule out the Africana soil, i think it has to do with pure ro/tds, like crs/cbs shrimp keeping. I do add caso4/mgso4 no issue
     
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    I call this post back to the basics...
    I've been reading a little about dosing their different fert regimes and oh wow and why this and that

    Back to the basics....
    With biomass, it all starts with biomass
    With biomass you can get away with a lot of things
    Without it I do suggest higher levels of the co2

    What do plants need to grow
    The basics, Light, water, co2/nutrients
    Now i don't flow in any particular way, it just comes to me as i go

    Light, you need to balance out your par with the amount of plants you actually have
    This goes to biomass, with full biomass you can add a lot more par
    If you have gaps, and a lot of light, then you will surely get some algae

    Algae prevention, prevent it before it starts
    Its a lot harder to get rid of algae than preventing algae
    When you see an algae forming, you better get to it before it actually grows and spreads like wildfire
    algae can grow a lot easier than plants, this is proven
    usually in prevention its biomass, co2(growing a wide range of plants/higher the better, but this does not regard to fish), light/good par range
    and nutrients whichever
    but without biomass, you still need even higher co2 i believe, to get your crop growing
    Going back to algae prevention, usually you see an algae starting to form you combat with water change, higher nutrient loads at times as you want your plants growing and algae not growing
    Now once again this is just flowing, not outlined, no script
    Now in algae disruption though, you got to do a lot more extra work, when you've got a pool of algae, this is one, gonna hinder plant growth, two its gonna continue to grow stronger algae takeover
    This is where you gotta put in the work, i'm doing so currently
    water changes, manual removal is my best suggestions along with FOCUSING on getting the plants to grow, unless your BLASTING light, i would not recommend lowering par in some cases, but in blasting i would suggest lowering light
    Its all on getting those plants to grow
    Increasing the nutrients helps, KNO3, PO4, GH, traces and iron
    While urea helps grow faster, at the same time if you do not have the biomass to uptake, nh4/ammonia/urea whichever will cause algae
    Once again higher co2 will grow a wider range of plants, however if you have fish, i suggest you invest in algae eaters, the balance
    However if you have a grip of algae, i don't care how much co2 you put in, it will not help
    In some cases it'll make it worse likely
    I suggest you look into growing plants once again, get that good ole growth
    every so often i post a post like this and think i'm back on top again, but i'm far from back on top, i am struggling with my systems as i have no put in the work
    but getting that plant growth, if you see a plant covered in algae with a good top, the bottoms covered in algae top that, that algae is only hindering it. Trim that away, algae is only hindering growth, if you trim that bottom part off and plant the top, you not only have a good plant and chance at success with that plant you also toss away all that algae hindering that bottom part
    At one point you are going to have to trim, but most of us are not even getting that far
    We start, we start a little good, and then things rapidly go to algae nuke
    Then we start using chemicals and such like h2o2, excel, algae fix and forbidden fruits, while this may help a little
    you do not want this crutch
    I don't want to use antibiotics to combat bga, in fact in trying to get rid of bga, i do not follow my own advice in manual removal, upping dosage and use a ton of antibiotics, yes a ton, and it never went away
    I am now putting work back into the system, i don't know how i let it go astray so badly, but we all have personal issues
    Back to the basics
    Plants need light,co2/nutrients/water to grow
    Biomass is your best investment
    Invest large and plant hard
    I don't even know where i went with this, but it is not basic stuff
    Focus merely on your system and plant growth
    Good o2 levels/good co2 levels
    I am a firm believer in good o2 in the system
    That's why i love the sump systems so so much
    I'll never go canister
    nor do i have any systems with a canister
    This is not outlined nor scripted
    I go with whatever flow this is
    Picture for attention, i hope people read this
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    I am back to dosing more KNO3, PO4 and am getting greater results in my erio growths
    I was in dosing very low ppm's of everything, that is not my system, I want high light, fast growth, so i pump a lot of co2/nutrients and fast flow, I need to put in the manual labor though, to get this back into a flawless system of growing plants
    I'm going back to what i know best, and after all the hinderance and halt of growth in my plants they're growing again
     
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    This time i'm not going to gas my fish
    1 reactor
    gh is existent
    co2 is lower
    got some biocontrol
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