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Can anyone tell me what kind of Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms this is?
I can not tell from the Chuck's Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms chart.

 

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Well
NO3=10ppm
PO4=1ppm
presure CO2 around 30ppm
Kh=4
Gh=7
3WPG lighting

I do 50% water change every week and then add 10ppm Nitrate with KNO3, 20ppm K with K2SO4, 1ppm PO4 with fleet enema, 10ppm Mg and add 5-10ml traces 3xweek. I dose 3 times a week K,P and N. The amount I add of each depends on the test kit measurement
 

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as i wrote above I do 50% water change every week and then add 10ppm Nitrate with KNO3, 20ppm K with K2SO4, 1ppm PO4 with fleet enema, 10ppm Mg and add 5-10ml traces 3xweek. I dose 3 times a week K,P and N. The amount I add of each depends on the test kit measurement.
I try to keep the water parameters at
NO3=10ppm
PO4=1ppm
preasure CO2 around 30ppm

it is a 30G tank with 3WPG lighting

I dose 10ppm K 3xweek plus N and P in order to reach levels of NO3=10ppm and
PO4=1ppm

TE 3xweek 5ml each time

I dont know the ca, mg or TDS. cant find any ca test kit here and my water company doesnt tell me the tab water parameters.
 

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Hello Edward,

the only TE I can get here are Florena by Sera and Froralpride from Tetra.
Right now I am using Florena.
The instructions say to dose 5ml for every 20liters of water 1xweek. So for my tank (120L) I have to dose 30ml per week. Do you think that is too much?
I used to dose less but my hygrophilia sunset was totaly green. After increasing the dosage it seems to get some redish color on the new leaves.

I have a cheap Fe test kit from sera and I try to keep the Fe around 1ppm. I know it is not accurate but is some kind of a reference to me on what is going on.

I will follow your recomendation and see how things go.
 

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Edward said:
sllo said:
the only TE I can get here are Florena by Sera and Froralpride from Tetra.
Any analysis available?

Unfortunately I couldnt find any analysis for these products.

What substrate do you have?
I have sera floredepot, and on top of that I have 3mm gravel. It is around 2,5 inches in the foreground and 4-5 in the backround.

Should I use undergravel fertilizers? Most of my plants are stem plants. will this also help them?
 

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I will stop using those test kits the and try what Tom suggests and see what happens. I hope I dont kill my fish :)

By the way. I tested the Kh today with 2 test kits. one shows 4 and the other one 3.5. I also tested the ph with three different test kits, sera, hagen low range, and a cheap one i can not remeber the brand i think is prodac. The readings where around 6.4-6.5. I am really having difficulties compairing those colors. Is there any trick on how to accurately compair them and get the exact value of ph?
From my readings and the co2 table with a small error on the readings of kh and ph I can assume that my co2 is between the range of 33 and 48ppm. So I guess with these test kits you can estimate the amount of co2.
I also tested some of the aquarium water after letting it rest for 24 hours and the ph is > 7.5, cant get better reading because my test kits measure up to 7.5.
 
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