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  • #16
    hi just started first planted aquarium need help aquarium is 10 gallon 24 18 by 18 used 20 1b ecco complete planted heavily with straight vallis hygro corombosa water wisteria green cobomba lighting 15 watts for non co2 low tech parameters 6gh 6kh ph 7.8 turnover from filter about 12 times an hour running for 3 days was waiting for plants to settle but vallis looks like it is dying what will i do


    • #17
      Originally posted by ArnieArnie View Post
      Thanks for the response. The answers were actually what I was already thinking but just wanted some verification. I am going to give it a shot to stop the CO2 and see what will happen with the HC. If it is not able to compete than Ill start the CO2 again. What actually is harming the shrimps I would not know, maybe it is in my micro dosing. I don't actually measure stuff, just observe. And lately I observe shrimps having fewer eggs than before (fewer shrimps having eggs).

      Lots of folks....if they actually CO2 vs CO2 see this. Problem is, many simply do not do this.

      See the non CO2 methods in the article and EI sections.
      In most cases, running it semi lean will work well for shrimp tanks.

      This assumes no water changes at all.
      Monitor TDS...........change water if it gets to 500uS.
      Drop to about 250.

      Repeat as needed.


      • #18
        Hi All,
        I like methods 1,2,& 3. I would like to get good growth, but I don't have a great deal of time to devote to method 4,so I am going to explore those methods in detail, and see what kind of results I can get. As always, thanks for the great article.