Kyalgae said:Yes, but I have been dosing taxes and iron, but I have been very lean on the nitrates and phosphates, I guess old habits are hard to break when I'm dealing with a non CO2 tank. Thanks for the tip.
Julia Adkins said:As others have pointed out, this looks like a macro nutrient or structural nutrient to me. What GH Booster are you using? If you are using Barrs GH Booster you are adding plenty of calcium (Ca+) and potassium (K+). My next step would be the nitrates and a small amount of phosphates. Don't overdo the phosphates as they have a tendency to accumulate. Make sure you are not adding so much GH Booster that you are skewing the pH to much toward the alkaline side that the plants are unable to make use of the other nutrients you are giving them. Iron is a trace element and small amounts will do the job unless you have so many red leafed plants that it is being all used up. Excel is only carbon. Pouring more of something you are already adding will only drive the deficiency harder toward nothing.
Tom Barr said:I add no Gh booster to the garage tanks that have older ADA AS, they do fine.
No K+, not much of anything.
light, CO2 and soil.
So mostly likely a CO2, something I've long nagged about and been dismissed many many times, only to have folks later, come to the similar conclusion.
Crypts and Anubias do tend to do better under this tank's routine, because they are well adapted to low light and harsher conditions.
The others are fast growing weeds.
But daily consistent Excel will fix this up pretty well.
You can add a little bit of ferts if you want, do a weekly water changes or once every 2 weeks etc.