03-04-2006, 10:24 AM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Southeast PA
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My water parameters are:
No2- 0.30 ppm
NO3- 25.00 ppm
Plants are Hemianthus callitrichoides, Lilaeopsis novea-zealandiae, Monosolenium tenerum, and a piece of what I think is Micranthemum umbrosum that was a hitch hiker in the Monosolenium.
I know my NO3 is excessive and that's part of my problem. I'm on well water and since we have a huge corn field next door, the excess nitrates have leached into the well. I know I should add some phosphate or use RO water to counter the nitrates and was hoping to get away with a little PO4 and CO2.
I'm running an 18 watt CF and have a Red Sea nano filter but haven't set it up. I also have no heat. Oh, and the tanks been up for about 3 weeks.
I think you're right about the Excel swings. For some reason it didn't occur to me to use an eye dropper for dosing a small tank. Thanks!
Hopefully this will cure my HC decline too.