[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
I haven't posted in a while. I am a newbie, lurking and learning. I am
amazed at the knowledge shared on the list. I don't have a lot of the
equipment mentioned here.
I have a 29 gallon with a power filter, double strip light (2 x 20 watt
bulbs). I keep the water soft (proper pH 6.5). I changed my substrate a
week ago, from gravel to new gravel and laterite. The water was very dark
yellow. I thought it was coming from the new dark brown driftwood, purchased
over a month ago. I soaked the driftwood for days and it bled. Anyway, when
I changed the water last week, it was clear and the tank was so much
brighter. Now, I noticed the water is darkening again. I do use Florapride
by Tetra. Is it the driftwood or the liquid fertilizer changing my water?
If it is the wood, what can I do about it?
Also, my crypts are not doing well since the change? There has been a lot of
dead leaves and they are looking pretty thin. Is there a reason for this?
They, as well as all my other plants (except swords) were doing fairly well.
I bought root tabs, for my sword problem (as advised here). What should I do?
Any advice for the newbie?