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Re: [APD] Lighting Comparison

I think I remember Tom Barr reporting on his experiments that he  
discovered that blood type AB- is anathema to aquatic plants.  Sorry.

If I remembered incorrectly, you might try adding phosphate to your  
fert mix to see if that helps.  It usually does.


On May 3, 2007, at 4:08 PM, Erin Poythress wrote:

> Vaughn,
> Good question; didn't include it before to avoid a
> mile-long post. My regimen, when I'm being good, is to
> water change weekly, usually about 30-40%. When I'm
> not good, I up this amount to about 50% twice a month.
> Ferts:
> yeast CO2 in one of those silly Hagen (free is still
> cheaper than a 2L :) I don't buy their overpriced
> packets of crap-- along with the recommended sugar and
> water, I add about 1/8+ yeast and 1/4t baking soda.
> This usually lasts 3 weeks or so. I confess I have not
> always replaced it promptly, but today it's going
> berserk from when I changed it out Sunday.
> At water change time, I add a couple caps of Excel, a
> cap of Flourish K, Fe and 1mL N. Have considered
> upping the N but I was pretty slack about water
> changes in the last month so I am reluctant to stress
> my cichlids. I try to also do this again some time
> midweek, but more often than not I forget.
> They're Africans, so I add the necessary baking soda
> and Cichlid Salt to keep the tank about 8 in pH, 9-12
> KH, 12-15 GH.
> Massive overkill Eheim Pro II filtering it all
> beautifully. I probably have more circulation than
> many of you would find ideal, but after a Giant
> Flaming Screw Up (PSA: always rinse gravel even if you
> firmly believe you've done it already) the gills of my
> fish are less efficient than they used to be :(. With
> the extra surface disruption they are fine, though.
> Flourite substrate.
> Does this help explain why only the hardies thrive?
> Erin
> PS: My blood type is AB- :P
> Vaughn wrote:
>> Erin
>> I hate to ask such a simple question, but are you
>> fertilizing this
>> tank, and are you using any CO2 or perhaps Excel as
>> a carbon
>> source?   If you are doing neither that would
>> explain a lot.
>> Vaughn
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