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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 02:45 PM
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I love it!

Question for you - so you add ferts every day? I just ordered seachem's macros (phosphorus, potassium, and nitrogen) and am unsure how often I should use them. I also have their flourish complete (micros) that I have been using about once a week. Just noticed my vals are getting yellow/brown at the ends of their leaves and want to nip it in the butt asap, lol.
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When I dose I only use phosphorus a small amount as this is still not that old so I just add a bit. Nitrogen I only use twice a week, but I use potassium 3 times a week to keep plants growing strong. After my potassium runs out I am gonna go pferts as dosing is much easier.

I dose something usually daily, but not always the only hung I do use daily is Excel. I customized my dosing for the tanks needs, but it can be different for you so you can adjust it


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woohooo! finally! it looks great! no CO2 I see ;)

ur hairgrass looks tall! want me to send you some belem?

the poor guy doing pfertz has cancer and is looking to close his product line. everything on his site is now 50% off, you should really get some now if you are set on it

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My water lotus I planted in my aquarium. It has hair like algae growing from its stem. Is this good or bad. And the stem with the leaf it has grown very fast. It was a good 1 feet below the water surface now its sticking out of it. Is this plant safe in aquarium? i guess maybe the heat gave it a boost and healthy sand mix with fert as well. It was growing in a cold pond before.
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Ao that's crazy! I was wondering why he was having the clearance sale! Sadly I think it was sold out though. When ever I go to SF I guess I will have to stop by AFA and pick up Brighty K.

Maybe if I get a paintball setup on it I will get some belem, for now I think I will pass as the dhg is not growing fast but it is still growing, just rather slowly.


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My water lotus I planted in my aquarium. It has hair like algae growing from its stem. Is this good or bad. And the stem with the leaf it has grown very fast. It was a good 1 feet below the water surface now its sticking out of it. Is this plant safe in aquarium? i guess maybe the heat gave it a boost and healthy sand mix with fert as well. It was growing in a cold pond before.
There is algae called hair algae which are long hairs. I find that having your light too close can cause problems with hair algae.


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Great looking tank! What type bulb are you using?
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I think it is just a GE 15 watt bulb I got from the hardware store in 6500k. Then the fixture is just the domed lights. It looks kind of ghetto because I put foil around the light to concentrate the light much more. Would like to upgrade lights, but maybe when I redo the tank or if I get a cube for my betta instead.

Oh yeah, I also named my betta. His name is Blue Dream.


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