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The learning curve
Just a quick update on a "plant newbie " learning curve. Thanks to the
info found in the list I did the following with two established planted
Thanks for the help puzzling through the variables.
Left lighting alone. That's something I'd done properly from the
Pulled out the gravel and installed Hartz kitty litter / osmocote substrate.
Put back the gravel and re-planted the tank.
Fish were fine and plants started to do much better - actually growing!
Ph was too high - 8.0+ so I put peat in the magnum canisters. That
helped a little.
Turned-0ff the Biowheels on the 75 and the 30 (had 2 on the 30 and 4 on
the 75). Now only running Magnums to remove particulate and create
Ph is now 6.8 - 7.0 plants are REALLY doing well as are the fish.
Stopped stealing nutrients from the plants via the Bio-wheels.