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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:19 pm Post subject: Plant growth stunted Reply with quote

 Hi,  everyone.
 
 Low  tech  tank  specs:
 Tank  capacity:  22  litres
 Light:  Surya  LED  9W
 Lighting  period:  9  hours  a  day
 Carbon:  liquid,  Seachem  Excel  Flourish,  7  drops  a  day  15  mins  before  light  starts
 Substrate:  potting  soil  (bead-like)  base,  with  brown  soil  on  top  (I  don't  know  exactly,  purchased  by  my  father)
 Plants:  water  wisteria,  tiger  lotus
 Fish:  10  rummy-nosed  tetra,  1  betta
 
 Almost  a  year  back,  I  had  great  plant  growth  in  my  tank.  But  a  few  months  back,  my  father  decides  to  go  with  tabs  instead  of  liquid  carbon  based  on  a  shopkeeper's  suggestion  and  in  a  fortnight  all  the  leaves  fell  off  from  the  plants.  Then  we  switched  back  to  the  liquid  carbon,  but  the  growth  has  not  improved,  though  the  leaves  don't  fall  off  now.
 
 In  the  time  when  the  tabs  had  their  negative  effect,  I  don't  know  if  I  changed  the  lighting  from  CFL  to  LED—or  if  it  was  done  in  a  different  period  altogether.  So,  I  don't  know  the  cause  for  the  current  growth  problem.  The  lotus  has  decent  growth  but  the  wisteria  growth  is  stunted.
 
 I  would  greatly  appreciate  any  help  from  you  guys.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:37 am Post subject: Re: Plant growth stunted Reply with quote

 Add  more  ferts  and  Excel.  If  I  remember  correctly  Excel  dosage  is  about  1ml  per  50  lts  so  for  your  tank  you  should  be  dosing  approx  0.5ml  which  is  quite  a  bit  more  than  your  current  7  drops.  Dont  be  scared  of  Excel,  you  can  gradually  increase  the  dosage  above  recommended  over  the  course  of  a  couple  of  weeks  without  issues  but  start  off  with  dosing  0.5ml  daily  and  2.5ml  on  water  change  day.
 
 Also,  Flourish  doesnt  contain  Macro  ferts,  these  might  have  been  present  in  your  substrate  and  are  exhausted  now.  Also  add  N,  P,  K  to  your  dosing  regimen
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:31 pm Post subject: Re: Plant growth stunted Reply with quote

                                                   
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Add  more  ferts  and  Excel.  If  I  remember  correctly  Excel  dosage  is  about  1ml  per  50  lts  so  for  your  tank  you  should  be  dosing  approx  0.5ml  which  is  quite  a  bit  more  than  your  current  7  drops.  Dont  be  scared  of  Excel,  you  can  gradually  increase  the  dosage  above  recommended  over  the  course  of  a  couple  of  weeks  without  issues  but  start  off  with  dosing  0.5ml  daily  and  2.5ml  on  water  change  day.
 
 Also,  Flourish  doesnt  contain  Macro  ferts,  these  might  have  been  present  in  your  substrate  and  are  exhausted  now.  Also  add  N,  P,  K  to  your  dosing  regimen                

 
 Hi,  Mortis  and  others.  It's  been  a  while  and  the  tank  setup  is  same  except  that  the  soil  is  Amazonia  by  ADA.  The  growth  is  still  stunted  and  there's  a  lot  of  green  algae  problem.  I  use  12  drops  daily  of  Flourish.
 
 Also,  since  the  Flourish  Excel  bottle  is  so  big  and  the  cap  has  an  irritating  safety  lock  system,  I  pour  it  into  another  smaller  bottle  with  a  dropper  at  its  mouth.  I  hope  that  doesn't  reduce  its  power  in  the  bottle  transfer  process.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:13 pm Post subject: Re: Plant growth stunted Reply with quote

 Dose  1/2  to  1ml  of  Excel.  Use  a  syringe.  Is  your  LED  light  bulb  type,  tube  type  or  a  proper  aquarium  fitting  ?  Also  what  filtration  are  you  using  ?  Water  flow  plays  an  important  part  in  the  planted  aquarium
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