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Old 03-01-2014, 01:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need some help, plants deteriorating in my first planted tank

Did my tests and this what I got.

Ammonia:0
Nitrate:20 possible more, (Will be doing a water change to bring this down)
Ph:8.2 maybe, test kit is hard to read
Kh:9 dkh
Gg:11 dkh


Thanks for the quick reply Zapins. I did use redart clay in the initial setup so the plants must be using iron like crazy. Could I use CSM+B for the iron source? I already have that on hand and would like to avoid buying more ferts if possible.

The tank has been setup for years and was just two weeks ago torn down and setup again for the plants. Since the tanks not new where is the silicate that the diatoms use coming from? Could something else be causing it?

I will try to take some Higher quality pictures tonight.

Thanks again for the replies.
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