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Re: Please help, giving up!!!
>Hi all! This will be a long, and sad, post! please read it anyway!!!
thanks. Over the last six months I've had more trouble with my
aquarium than ever in my life before :-( and I'm at the brink of
giving up altogether.
Sounds like the only thing you didnít try was a little patience. In
six months time you have tried a few fertlizers, changed lighting
intensity, added then removed CO2, are playing with iron additions
,added more fish, are constantly changing the water and tried an
algaecide. I think you need to be a little more patient to see what
>Then I boiled all the gravel and the roots.
A curious treatment - Is it really surprising your plants suffered
>iron: now this is strange, it seems like no matter how much I put in,
it never rises above (or even close to) 0.5 ppm
Unless you have one of the more expensive iron test kits I would not
believe the readings. You may be adding way too much iron. Lacking a
good kit, I would use one of the commercial additives and add it at
the low end or even below the recommended dosage.
>See you all! and better luck to you with your hobby
Iíve had by planted tank for a little over a year now and couldnít be
more pleased with my success. While luck may have played a small
role, I know my success so far has been primarily do to the
information I found in the Krib and the APD. From these I was able
select an initial setup along with parameters that I could measure and
hopefully control. Take time to study the material in these
sources(it will take a lot less time than changing water every few
days), select an approach and stick with it.
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