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Old 09-07-2018, 10:32 AM   #21 (permalink)
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The diatomite I use wasn't intentionally to adjust pH.

7+ years ago, I bought a 50 lb bag of diatomite gravel and a bag of diatomite rock to test as a substitute for hydroton.

I am not a scientist so I do not know the reasons why diatomite affect pH. I was trying to isolate the problem of rising pH within a day from 4 pH to 7. The diluted fertilizer in a plastic bucket stay at 4 pH indefinitely but as soon as I add to the tank pH go up rapidly to 7 within a day. I was trying to maintain a pH of 5 and having pH stable at 7 was counterproductive for black water experiment.


I suggest to do some testing before adding things into the tank, last thing you want is to have huge swing in water parameter from tap water to tank water and not know what is causing the swing.
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback on the DE ... thinking about it, it might even help with the snails.

WC done - TDS 190 - will keep an eye on that.











Biggest casualty was loosing some moss when I was draining the tank ...


other than that 1 plants moved a bit - so everything seems to established.



Will give it a day or two - contemplated what fertz I want to use on it going forward.

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As time passes and I see how well the e(im)mersed is doing - I am contemplating trying my hand with some nano e(im)mersed tanks.



hmm wondering if I should go spraybar again.

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Old 09-15-2018, 08:21 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Thanks guys ...

MPK and MgSO4 I think did the trick.







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDIPxRSUcd4


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Going to be interesting to see what this looks like once it opens a bit more.


Time will tell.

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not only do have some flowers on a different plant but the original's new leaves are looking soooooo much better.






So all and all - rather pleased with the weeks growth.








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wow, looks great. Phosphates help plants flower. I'm curious what anubias seeds look like. You should pollinate them with a brush or something.
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:29 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Think the tank is not 100% setup to get the seed thing going .. read

https://emersedanubiasblog.wordpress...-and-from-the/

and looking at what I have, it might be a bit wet





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Interesting. Your environment is too wet for the pollen to 'dust'/develop.
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:21 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Yeah - but who knows, added one more TC - a liverwort.

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