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Old 08-16-2012, 12:32 AM   #41 
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Some have some minor hair algae/green algae, but otherwise they are healthy, not growing as much as I would like, but I am going to be saving up to get ferts that will help out a lot. After that maybe DIY CO2 for that extra boost for the plants, maybe ater Christmas I may have enough money for paintball CO2 (after a while upgrading to a 5lb tank) and a regulator. The good thing is I can always split the line and share the tank of CO2.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:51 AM   #42 
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Oh, compared to my tank and its plants, yours are absolutely positively thriving. And we set them up at about the same time, too.
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:14 PM   #43 
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Hopefully though the ferts I am going to get will help a lot. I was gonna get them all in 500mL, though it was gonna be so much I just opted for 250mL, I need to wait a bit though, so I am not absolutely broke lol.
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:27 PM   #44 
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have you looked into dry dosing? It is quite a bit cheaper then buying the liquid stuff
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What is dry dosing?
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:22 PM   #46 
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Just dry ferts, you can dose as a powder or make a liquid.
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Oh, okay. Cool.
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No, it is easier for me to just order my stuff off Amazon as I get 2 day free shipping on most products. Plus Seachems products are pretty cheap on Amazon.

I believe I found why my plants are having limited growth. I believe my NPKs are low. Oh yeah, NPK stands for Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium, forgot the elements letter so it might not be in order. I believe it is though.

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Seachem Flourish Trace Elements should help with that. But too much phosphorous and you get brush algae.
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Thanks for the heads up Sakura! I will probably dose every other week for that then. I would rather not deal with brush algae lol. Dosing the regular amounts won't hurt though right?
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