- 8 Feb 2012
Thanks a lot mate and yeah it was the solution i ordered a pre made mix for drop checker and now easy to read and goes lime green for lights on. Dosing 1 swuirt of the green tropica daily at the moment maybe i should try 2 ? Thanks for kind comments and input as i need it.Hi Dean, tank looks great.
I’d maybe try adding more fertilisers and checking the co2 level out to help with the algae and deficiencies.
Did you ever sort the drop checker issue? A way of seeing if all is working as it should is to remove the drop checker from the aquarium for a few hours, the solution should return to blue. If it does not there is something a miss and this needs addressing. If the solution is good then you should be getting a more significant colour change towards lime green for lights on. This is essential if your light is running at 100% intensity. You need to ensure co2 and fertilisers are on point if your lighting is at maximum. You could try utilising the dimmer again to offer a bit more wiggle room. You need to ensure both the start and end points of the timer are 0% otherwise the light will always be ramping up or down from the last input.
The substrate and carpet plants may be utilising the fertilisers better so adding more may help with the pale plants and slow growth on the rest. Are you using both specialised and premium ferts?
Cant wait to rescape after new year as not a huge fan of the wood at minute.
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