week 4 of custom dosing and everything is going great except that all my crs and nerites have disappeared and the existing pond snails have developed white shells. My tank is two years old and I've never had issues like this so I'm pretty sure it's the micro mix - I'm suspecting it's actually the copper because I incorrectly estimated my dose and ended adding more like 0.1ppm. I've going to stop dosing for a few water changes and try again. I couldn't be happier with my plants though. My syngonanthus actually propagated for the first time in my life and toninas, rotala sunsets, buces all doing fantastic. And best of all, algae is disappearing.
photos coming soon!
Thanks Phishless, just when I thought I had purchased every possible piece of equipment, device, doodad, etc. for the planted tank, you have to go and do this.Good Evening All:
I'm posting this in a friendlier place.
Maybe it will stir the kettle? Who knows?
New tool in the tool box just arrived today.
Bought a Hanna Fe colorimeter.
The little plastic case that looks like a woman's deodorant.
Tested today R/O reads 0ppm
80G tests @ .30ppm
33G tests @ .37ppm
75G tests @ .22ppm
I only dose micros once per week, this test was 2 days before next dose.
Anyone else testing for Fe with this level of accuracy???
Going to monitor over a week once per day in the 80G tank.