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Re: [APD] Plants not pearling, growing slowly
I don't think you are adding enough fertilizer by quite a bit, but I
don't know what CTEM is. You should be adding nitrate, traces and
phosphate about every other day. You also don't mention how you add
CO2, but your pH and KH should mean you have plenty of CO2, as I see
it. And, why so much epsom salts?
On Monday, December 5, 2005, at 04:07 PM, James Foley wrote:
> I have a 77 gallon tank that has plants that are just kinda growing,
> slowly. If I replant a 4" spadeleaf, it takes 6-8 weeks for it to
> reach the
> surface again. Tropic sunset hygro has small shriveled leaves, and also
> grows slow as can be.
> Swords put out really nice leaves for about 1 week, then the leaves
> disintegrate leaving just the veins.
> Tank Stats:
> Size - 77 gallon (48x18x22)
> Lighting - 240 watts NO (2 bulbs are new (<2 months) the rest are
> about 2
> pH - 6.6
> KH - 5 DKH
> GH - 12 degrees
> NO3 - 5ppm
> Ferts added:
> CTEM - 30mls Mon, wed, fri
> KNO3 - 1/4 tsp Mon
> Epsom salt - 4tsp Mon
> KH2PO4 - 1/8 tsp Mon
> K2SO4 - 2 tsp Mon
> The tanks gets weekly 50% water changes. No real algae growth to speak
> just a smidgen of green spot on onion leaves.
> Any ideas on what's missing?
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