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Could someone help me out? I am new to this whole chemistry aspect and now I
seem to have bitten off more that I can handle. Before, I just added plants
to my tanks and they just grew, not great but they didn't die. I wanted to
get into the lush tanks that I saw on the AGA page so I went out and bought a
m3 co2 unit with reaction chamber and a bunch of test kits. Now the real
work starts. Why can't I just have miracle tap water and be done with it?
I bought some test kits and my chemistry so far with 3 bubbles/sec co2 is:
My tank is 135 gal, 3 rows of power glo and 1 row of flora glo bulbs, two
filstar canister filters with activated carbon added (should I take it out?).
Plants living in tank for 1 year: crypts, african swords, water sprite,
african fern, cork val, red tiger lotus and some microsword of some sort.
From what I have read nothing should be alive but all is alive and very very
I recently started fertilizing with tropica master grow but that won't be in
my budget much longer. Fish are: four true veil goldfish, 6 blue wag
platties, 6 oto cats, 3 cory cats, and 1 small pleco. After reading the site
for a while I went out and bought 2 amano shrimp and they croaked that night?
Ghost shrimp i tried lasted about 9 months? The goldfish have never touched
a leaf and any plant in my tank. Their fins are so long I doubt they could
get coordinated enough to aim for a leaf.
Looks like I am going to need to rob a bank and buy truck load of fertilizer.
Someone replied earlier this month with advice on how to do that cheaply but
I can't seem to find it. My eyes are crossed from looking through all the
messages so if you posted that could you send it to me?
I suppose I need to up the CO2 as well?
biologist by day, classical dancer by night and horse trainer on the weekends
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