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nitrate over dosage

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by hani, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. hani

    hani Lifetime Charter Member
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    hi, my tank is heavley planted, i have been dosing 2xEI, for 1 month now, some plants went crazy, growing fast, but i started to notice some tranlucent spots on the amazon sword leaves, but still growing fast, the Optimum aquarium book says it could be related to nitrogen over dosege, i know this book been debulked alot, any thought?

    30g tank
    3.5 w/g light
    co2 tank/DC WITH kh4
    florite
     
  2. VaughnH

    VaughnH Lifetime Charter Member
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    I suspect you are overdosing, but I doubt that being a problem with the sword plant. Incidentally, that sword plant is way too much plant for a 30 gallon tank. I know that from experience with a 29 gallon tank. One sword can totally occupy that size tank, with ease.

    What is the GH of your water?
     
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    i've quickly learnt that swords really need some ruthless trimming with regards to the poor leaves

    and also watch for low gH, mines is < 40ppm and i have to dose calcium and magnesium
     
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