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    Still falling off and melting :(

    Still falling off and melting
    :(
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    tank has been stable for years and under the same...

    tank has been stable for years and under the same dosing regimen for 6 months and they have been droppiung leaves for a month now. not sure the "rot" would occur now and not back then when I changed...
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    Crypts dropping a lot of leaves.

    So here's the deal...... :) My crypts all dropping leaves like crazy. Even what look like beatiful healthy leaves (large and small). None of the other plants are showing stress but these 3...
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    Ok. First off I'm sure that in the end you will...

    Ok. First off I'm sure that in the end you will want Tom's advice, but in the meantime I would suggest bringing up your FE to 1 as opposed to .25. I know that my swords are FE sucking whores and I...
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    Hamilton, Ontario. Just 45 minutes from Toronto.

    Hamilton, Ontario. Just 45 minutes from Toronto.
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    Luckily I haven't had it happen, but hopefully...

    Luckily I haven't had it happen, but hopefully with the needle valve it wont or at least be minor and not nuke the fish. I have to 5lb tanks so when I see the active tank running on the low side I...
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    Ya, it's actually well over American standards,...

    Ya, it's actually well over American standards, however there is no legislation here concerning NH4. They use some voodoo equation to justify the NH4 and use chloramines as the culprit, which it is,...
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    First off... Thanks to everyone that responded,...

    First off... Thanks to everyone that responded, all points noted. As far as the water params from the supplier, ya I have 2 week old reports with a confirming 5.2 PO4 ppm. I had them out to my...
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    high phosphates

    Hi guys.

    I have Phosphates screaming over 10ppm. Its heavily planted and I gravel vac twice a month. I also remove dead leaves ect with weekly 50% H2O changes plus mid week top ups. Tap H2O is...
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    thats odd. when I have used baking soda in the...

    thats odd. when I have used baking soda in the past it raises the ph as well as the kh. eg. In my 90g with a ph of 6.2 and a low kh of 3 I used a measured 7 tspns and my kh went up to 8 and my ph...
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    A bit confusing but a very interesting read. ...

    A bit confusing but a very interesting read.

    cheers.
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    perhaps you could lead me to the post/site that...

    perhaps you could lead me to the post/site that has the PPS dosing reg contrasted with the EI approach. I have been keeping plants for some time but I have never really dosed by a certain outlined...
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    sounds great. I don't mind paying extra $, if I...

    sounds great. I don't mind paying extra $, if I did I sure wouldn't have decided to plant a 90g :D. Perhaps I will buy the TMG next order, I just bought 3 lbs of CSM+B so when I run out I'll try...
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    [QUOTE=Tom Barr;12082]He says he does in some...

    [QUOTE=Tom Barr;12082]He says he does in some cases.
    I think it's not a bad idea to add circulation, which adds more O2, but why not add pure O2 to the tank at night instead like the CO2?

    The air...
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    A friend of mine is the Fish Room manager at my...

    A friend of mine is the Fish Room manager at my local Big Als and I use to bring my kits to him, but I recently purchased a kit from my Municipality water works company. They just went to digital...
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    good to know. I only asked because I happened to...

    good to know. I only asked because I happened to see it when I was looking at the Seachem website and their dosing chart and wondered if there was any validity to it. I dose qdaily but thought...
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    That is exactly what I meant.

    That is exactly what I meant.
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    Thats very interesting. I also have a few...

    Thats very interesting. I also have a few schools of Rainbows; Red Irian, Boesemani, Praecox, Parkinsoni, Tourquoise. Yellow, Axelrod and Furcatas with a school of neons. I started out with 12...
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    Discolouration

    When I dose my FE I get water discolourization for a few hours. I use GW FE chelate. Even if I dilute it somewhat. It eventually polishes out, but I didn't get that same discolourment from the...
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    thats pretty much the same result as my system. ...

    thats pretty much the same result as my system. Most of it gets dissolved in the reactor crashing into the dozen or so bioballs in there, and then what doesn't dissolved gets smashed by the PW...
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    Dosing on WC day

    Just curious how many of you dose the tank after a WC or do you give it a full day without ferts?

    ziggy.
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    I actually use both methods inline. I built a...

    I actually use both methods inline. I built a typical DIY external reactor (PVC with Bioballs) run inline with my XP3out line and I modified the output nozzle. From the nozzle it goes to my AC301...
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    cheers ziggy.

    cheers

    ziggy.
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    I appologize if this has been answered in a...

    I appologize if this has been answered in a previous thread or in this one. I have a 90g planted, heavily planted if there is such a thing. I have 2 48" coralife quad 65w lights over top. In total...
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