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Seachem Equillibrium.

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Fertilization' started by 1077, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. 1077

    1077 Guru Class Expert

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    Remember reading Tom's NonCO2 thread and he chose to use Seachems Equillibrium but said that trace minerals could be substituted.
    Also recall fish ,inverts were removed when he adapted his modified EI dosing for the Non CO2 planted tank.
    My own Non CO2 planted low tech ,low maint, 80 gal (75 gal if subtact substrate displacement)tank is doing well with Weekly 1/2 tsp KNO3, 1/2 tsp KH2PO4,and 10 to 15 ml of flourish comprehensive or 1/2 tsp CSM+B (switch off every other week).
    Have recently inculded 3/4 tsp of Seachems Equillibrium to weekly dosing and realize this amount is not likely to buffer water to any degreee but seems to favor the plant's.
    Does anyone see a problem with me adding such a small amount per volume of water ?
    I have seen no increase in GH but could swear that plant's seem to like the addition. Not wanting to really increase the GH for i have mostly soft water fish and moderately hard water from the tap which I could use if GH begins to fall.
    Water changes thus far are 50 percent once a month or two.
    Any and all comment's thought's are welcome.
     
  2. Jeremy1

    Jeremy1 Prolific Poster

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    If you are not seeing any adverse effects then keep dosing the way you are. Keep in mind that plants react slowly to small changes, so you may not see a difference initially. It can take a month or two to notice any changes. Aslo, as your water evaporates the GH will rise, so make sure you top it off when your levels drop.
     
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