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My water from my well runs about 6.4 PH I do not want to fight to try to keep it higher (it runs 6.4 to 6.6 in tank) I realize I will have to stick to fish and plants that like soft water but my question is will this affect the amount of excel (I don't have CO2) I use or any other fertilizers for that matter.
it is a 55 gallon tank with
2-AGA 64 watt 8000 K compact fluorecsent bulbs in Coralife fixtures
undergravel filter with 2 powerheads and Whisper box filter. I know this is not the best for planted tanks but all I can do for now.
Substrata is about 2" of gravel
Right now I have a very light plant load
1-red melon sword? doing well :)
I valisneria (very small) doing fair
Java moss doing ok
Java fern doing great
1- unknown cryptecorn (bad spelling :) )
a few sad swords that I am hoping will recover
All the plants have been struggling and I have been fighting BBA but started using Excel and that seems to have taken care of that
My next trip to town (100miles) I will be buying the other Saechem products, hopefully.
I will want to start following the Saechem dosage schedule but wonder if that will be way too much for my small plant load.
I will try to get some more plants when I go to town but there is not much available at this time of year.
I would really appreciate any advice you can offer!
THANKS!!!!
 

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Thanks freydo! I hope I can do some of the upgrades this coming summer when I am back at work.
What is consider a good fertilizing regiment? Would the Saechem schedule work for what I have now?
Thanks for answering my post I know it gets tiresome answering the same questions from newbies over and over again. I am reading all I can here so I hope i won't be asking too many stupid questions.
 
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