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    Converting Low Tech Tank Ferts from TNC Compete to DIY?

    Dry salt dosing is not for me. I prefer dosing the solution plus I have already invested in dosing pumps. First time I've heard of the DIY salt mix having to be used in 4-6 weeks, that's disappointing. Is there no way to avoid the mould and have the mix last longer? I know with the TNC Complete...
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    Converting Low Tech Tank Ferts from TNC Compete to DIY?

    Yeah, I get that. The 'All in one solution' I was on about is still mixing DIY salts but mixing them all together instead of separate macro and micro nutrients so you only have to dose one solution. You could still adjust each of the nutrients up/down individually within the mix. See here for...
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    Converting Low Tech Tank Ferts from TNC Compete to DIY?

    Hey all! Looking for advice on how I can best change my dosing over from TNC Complete to DIY Salts for my low light/low tech tank. I know EI was designed with high light/high tech tanks in mind so I want to figure out what I would need to dose to roughly equal what I am dosing now with TNC...
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    Forum has been upgraded

    Can you make it an option so not everyone has to have it? That might be best.
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    Forum has been upgraded

    I assume you made the font bigger. It looks better but there’s still a lot of space between the left and right side of listings. I can live with it though.
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    Forum has been upgraded

    I can't see any difference? Note: my screenshot is from a 4K screen shrunk down to 1080p.
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    Forum has been upgraded

    The only problem with doing that is that the font size, etc. doesn't get any bigger and you just end up with more space between things, which makes things harder to read/connect together. Maybe you can see what I mean from this screenshot? It's harder now to match the left thread title to the...
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    Liquid Carbon

    Exactly! :lol:
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    Liquid Carbon

    I've got the EasyCarbo. I just got this one as it's the cheapest option I could find. Use whichever you like, they all do the same thing.
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    Liquid Carbon

    Liquid carbon is not a replacement for CO2 injection, no matter what the advertising says. It is a source of Carbon but not a very good one. It is a good algaecide, which is what a lot of aquarists use it for - to get rid of algae. If you have high light, or even medium light, you would be...
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    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    I never said that my experience disproved anything and if you look you’ll see I took note of the recommendations and made some changes. I didn’t change things entirely to what was recommended because I don’t totally agree with the recommendations, which is my prerogative. I appreciate any...
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    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    No, I understand what you were saying. My point is that what we consider thriving is really our own personal perspective. I can only go off my experiences watching the fish and judge by their behaviour whether I think they are thriving or not. I have had a lot of past experience keeping fish, I...
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    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    Agreed. I’ve seen them swimming free in rivers, even those 3 meter zoo tanks are nothing compared to hundreds of miles of rivers. If we were to consider them swimming free thriving then we shouldn’t keep them in aquariums at all. It’s all a matter of perspective and definition.
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    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    Indeed there is. My 20 tetras would be thriving though, so it’s not really relevant to the discussion.
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    Dosing as soon as planted?

    Just wondering what the aquarium gardens water change method is all about? Why would you need to change 50% of the water every day?
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