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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    It's always far easier to make water harder than softer.

    That lighting strips looks interesting, if it really does that then I think you'd be medium light straight away.
    Hello Talldutchie,


    Thank you. That is good to know. I was hoping it was medium and not too much light.


    Dave...

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    Initially I had to treat the whole tank. Now, when I do my weekly PWC, I just treat the new water, making the dGH a 10.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
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    1 - Anubias nana - Bare Root
    2 - Amazon Sword Plant - Regular - Potted
    2 - Ludwigia Peruensis - Bunch
    2 - Dwarf Hairgrass - Potted
    2 - Java Fern - Bare Root


    Here are the plants that I purchased and are on the way. Do I need to fertilize these once planted and if so what type do you recommend? Any tips or recommendations are welcome.


    Thanks Dave...

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    Root tabs at the bottom of each of the swords, but otherwise not really.

    I don't know about the ludwiga, maybe someone with experience with them could provide some info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    Root tabs at the bottom of each of the swords, but otherwise not really.

    I don't know about the ludwiga, maybe someone with experience with them could provide some info
    Hello Hardy,

    I'm not going to do anything at the moment. I will see how they develop in the next few days and weeks. I didn't know if I should do anything or not. I'm cycling right now so no hurry.

    Thank you.

    Dave...

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    Plants came today and I did a little planting. Its amazing what a few plants can do! Looks better now. Hopefully I can keep them alive. Added another dose of ammonia. Nitrites still off the charts. My other heater came today too. Installed that. I also added a black background. Looks better now. Rena should be here tomorrow. I think I'm getting close now. Will see how long the cycle takes.

    Oh, they gave me one extra Amazon Sword. Sweet! All plants arrived looking good. I hope I can keep them that way. LOL.


    Dave...

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    Quote Originally Posted by landscaper View Post
    1 - Anubias nana - Bare Root
    2 - Amazon Sword Plant - Regular - Potted
    2 - Ludwigia Peruensis - Bunch
    2 - Dwarf Hairgrass - Potted
    2 - Java Fern - Bare Root
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    Amazon sword = echinodorus? Those want a lot of nutrients, especially fond of iron. Ludwigia has a healthy appetite as well. Dwarf hairgrass is less demanding
    java fern shouldn't be planted in substrate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Amazon sword = echinodorus? Those want a lot of nutrients, especially fond of iron. Ludwigia has a healthy appetite as well. Dwarf hairgrass is less demanding
    java fern shouldn't be planted in substrate.
    Thanks for that. What do you recommend for fertilizer and should I use it now? Tabs, liquid?


    Dave...

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    For sword something clay based tends to work best. What's available to you?

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    Personally I use the following in my tank and it works well:

    Seachum Flourish Root Tabs
    Aquariumfertilizer.com 's Macro/Micro Mix (5ml/day)
    Metricide 14 (6ml/day with 50%pwc every saturday and 20ml on the day of water change)

    The dry fert mix and metricide will last you over a year, and root tabs it just depends on how many you need. Works for me

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