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[APD] How do your gardens grow?
The on-line AGA library that Karen Randall mentioned sounds like it will be
good. I really enjoy looking at the pictures of the tanks in the annual
aquascaping contests on the AGA. The judges critiques are especially interesting.
Really turned my tank around. For example, I removed the sponge filter that
I've been using for the past 6 years because it was detracting from the
aesthetics of the tank. It looks much better now. Removing the sponge filter made
room for a rock that I like. So now I have plants, a fish and a pet rock!
The rock is doing very well and is really undemanding. Sometimes I think I
would be better off with a tank full of rocks and maybe some driftwood without
plants or fish. Which leads me to a question about my java fern. The
conditions are: 2 gallon tank, 2.25 watts per gallon, 20-30 mg/l CO2, ~5 mg/l NO3,
~0.05 mg/l PO4, ~0.7 ml TMG at water change, with doses of K, change 50% of the
water once a week, fish has not been in the tank for the last two weeks. The
problem is that the new growth on my java fern has been yellowing for the
last two weeks. What could be causing that? I've been adding KNO3 which makes
me think maybe it's an iron deficiency. But it could also be a lack of
The plant did well for months when I changed 25% of the water every three
days and the fish was in the tank. It has been two weeks since I started
changing 50% of the water once a week. I also recently increased the lighting and
CO2. Could the plant be consuming its nutrients before the end of the week?
Would I be better off dosing TMG everyday or every other day instead of dosing
weekly as directed on the label? How do your gardens grow?
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