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Old 10-28-2008, 05:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes the big knob lets you adjust the low pressure value. Keep in mind that once you set it to say 10 it will drop or go up a little in a few minutes. So check and adjust it until it's stable.

The dosing is a tricky thing to figure out. Do the EI for now so the plants fill the tank, and only after that make up your mind about continuing with EI not.

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Old 10-28-2008, 05:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Ah...milalic right, it is set towards the 15psi. Mila knows more about my CO2 than I do! LOL
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:00 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Okay, for dosing Iron, would it work if I ordered the Iron chelate 10% mix from aquariumfertilizer.com and just dosed that vs flourish Iron?

I've got the formula for EI - however, do you dose in front of your power head? filters? just scatter around?
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cant say for the chelate but i know the seachem is good. the chelate may work just as well, try asking in the "fertilizers" forum maybe.

as for the dry dosing, i take a small cup of tank water and mix in the cup real good and then dump in a point of good flow. if you have good circulation in your tank i dont think it really matters where you put it. whatever is easiest for you.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Okay, thought I would share some pics of my plants that seem to be doing better now after the transplant.

Not sure what all these plants really are but here you go!

This one I know is Red Temple









My whisker shrimp hanging out at the bottom




Red Lilly


My school of serpae


Banana Plants which look much better now
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You got some very nice pearling there! Nice lily shot.
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jesus! pearls...wow. ive never had my plants come close to doing that. what causes this? am i just short on light or what? i dont know anything else i can throw at my plants to get them to pearl like that so i must need more light.

good job, looking very nice and healthy.

by the way, it looks like you have two types of cabomba, you have bacopa caroliniana, ludwigia cuba, pennywort, possibly some sunset hygro, echinodorus bolivianus/latifolius?, rotala vietnam?, also looks like a crypt in there.
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Meh, your guess is as good as mine...maybe it's my PMDD..hahaha, just kidding.

The Lily amazed me with the amount of pearls on it...That's really what got me taking pics tonight = )
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does it pearl like that on a daily basis?
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jesus! pearls...wow. ive never had my plants come close to doing that. what causes this? am i just short on light or what? i dont know anything else i can throw at my plants to get them to pearl like that so i must need more light.

good job, looking very nice and healthy.

by the way, it looks like you have two types of cabomba, you have bacopa caroliniana, ludwigia cuba, pennywort, possibly some sunset hygro, echinodorus bolivianus/latifolius?, rotala vietnam?, also looks like a crypt in there.
Sometimes little things like reducing current will cause more pearling. Some days my plants pearl more than others...I always wonder why. I wouldn't jump to adding more light too quickly. Here is a nice thread about lighting you may find interesting.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/li...ess-light.html
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