Channa generally react badly to water changes. Even small ones. They can sit in unimaginably poor water quite happily. They don't require filtration, etc. Large water changes just make them fight, in my experience. I only change small amounts as infrequently as possible, with crossed fingers.Hi all,I'm a bit dubious about this. When I started keeping fish "aged water" was regarded as having all sorts of beneficial properties, and fish like Discus were impossible to keep. As soon as people started changing a lot more water Discus etc became a lot more keepable.
I agree but also disagree to an extent.I doubt it...
1. Test kit is clearly indicating something else.
2. Ammonia above 5ppm is invariable fatal.
3. Fish will generally show signs of ammonia in as little as 0.25ppm as it burns their gills.
Thanks for the kind words mate. Much appreciated and thrilled to be of some help.Clive, I've read this and your sister article (CO2 Measurement using a Drop Checker) many times...I just want to say thanks for making both so easy to understand...I think sometimes it's easy to take such a resource for granted, especially when it's been around for some time...
...Edvet's Finest Green aside...of course...
If you are using an enriched soil such as new Amazonia then you can easily get away with not dosing for a while, however, as mentioned above, adding nutrients from day 1 does no harm. Aquatic plants feed from both their leaves as well as from their roots but it is much easier for them to feed from the leaves if nutrition is available at that location. In any case, Amazonia will leach nutrition into the water as it's concentration of nutrients is very high when brand new. Either way will work fine.Thank's Xim !
I really dislike my tap water so I'll only use RO water. Do you think i should start EI early for it's Trace mix part ( because i imagine RO wtaer is poor about those, maybe I'm wrong)? or rich soil allready contain a bunch of macro and micro ?
Yes, you are right. Many people in France are wrong. That's why there is so much nutrient deficiency in France...and everywhere else for that matter.Hi every one, I read all this very reassuring thread , thank a lot Clive ! I hope you'll keep to share your advices !
I would like to know if we can safely start Ei from day 1 ? Who did it ? any advice about it ?? What are the risks ?
Many people in france told me to do not fert. until 3-4 weeks... But I believe with good water change from EI program and good grow with rapid growing plant to escape algae propleme at week 3 , am I right ??