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Old June 13th 05, 06:50 PM
Elaine T
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Mr. Zee wrote:
I'll check out the potash but I assume it's in the Seachem trace
fertilizer that I added. My nitrates are from 5 to 10 ppm (I added a couple
of teaspoons over the week.) Also using Excel and as I mentioned , the
Fluorite gravel with 2 65 watt lights on 12 hours.

Things seem to be doing better with the added nitrates and added iron
trace from Seachem. Not much algae and the plants are starting to look a
little more green. The only plat I can't seem to keep is the Val's. They
just decay. (55 gallon regular tank, 81F very soft water with ph about
6.2.) I can't seem to find ANY compact fluorescent lamp over 65 watts in a
21 inch size. Anyone know where I can find one? Thanks for all the help.
It's made a difference.



Glad to hear the plants are greening up. IME val likes harder, higher
pH water. Try saggitaria instead. Not every plant likes every tank.

http://www.hellolights.com/ has a 20" Coralife 96W fixture and sells a
96W 6700K bulb to you can use to replace the 50/50 actinic bulb.

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Old June 14th 05, 02:26 PM
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Thanks very much Elaine!
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Mr. Zee wrote:
I'll check out the potash but I assume it's in the Seachem trace
fertilizer that I added. My nitrates are from 5 to 10 ppm (I added a
couple of teaspoons over the week.) Also using Excel and as I mentioned
, the Fluorite gravel with 2 65 watt lights on 12 hours.

Things seem to be doing better with the added nitrates and added
iron trace from Seachem. Not much algae and the plants are starting to
look a little more green. The only plat I can't seem to keep is the
Val's. They just decay. (55 gallon regular tank, 81F very soft water
with ph about 6.2.) I can't seem to find ANY compact fluorescent lamp
over 65 watts in a 21 inch size. Anyone know where I can find one?
Thanks for all the help. It's made a difference.



Glad to hear the plants are greening up. IME val likes harder, higher pH
water. Try saggitaria instead. Not every plant likes every tank.

http://www.hellolights.com/ has a 20" Coralife 96W fixture and sells a 96W
6700K bulb to you can use to replace the 50/50 actinic bulb.

--
Elaine T __
http://eethomp.com/fish.html '__
rec.aquaria.* FAQ http://faq.thekrib.com



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Old February 1st 11, 05:03 PM
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Free nitrate and really depends on plants and roots label matrix. Potassium nitrate is applied to dry plants and floating plants. Sword and Like the substrate of recess.
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Old April 9th 11, 12:50 PM
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I am very curious, this is a good idea in any case of any fish you want to add an aquarium full of nitrates. Nitrate is because we tried to play down out to change the water. I think that this is not a good idea to start something interested in joining.
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Old April 15th 11, 07:54 PM
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Things assume to be accomplishing bigger with the added nitrates and added iron trace from Seachem. Not abundant algae and the plants are starting to attending a little added green. The alone blueprint I can't assume to accumulate is the Val's. They just decay.
 




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