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    I'm still trying to get the fert dosages for my 10 gallon correct. Atm I dose Flourish once a week and Flourish Iron once a week. My tank has about 1.5 wpg however my crypts aren't turning that bright green. They've colored up since I started dosing iron 2 weeks ago but some leaves are still whitish and some are even melted a bit. My water sprite has also slowed down growth drastically(probably from me trimming it so much). I was thinking about adding root tabs for the rest of my crypts and dosing iron and Flourish once a week. Does that sound like a good regimen?

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    Crypts don't handle change at all well. How high are the dosage? What's on the bottom of the tank?

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    with crypts, defiantly go slow with the change, they will wilt but if you go slow enough you wont loose too much.
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    I've been dosing about 1/4 teaspoon of flourish for the past month, once a week, and 1/4 teaspoon of iron for the past two weeks, once a week. I had to move a couple crypts around about an hour ago, during my wc, because they were too close together and some of them were competing for nutrients. I also added some root tabs, as my substrate is gravel and there's not enough fish/plant waste in my tank to build up mulm for them to feed on. Hopefully they start bouncing back and booming, along with my water sprite.

    Do you guys believe I should continue with iron once a week? Or should I do once every two weeks?

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    I would add iron and flourish and whatever else you are dosing when you do your water change.Is algae a problem now, or has it ever been a problem? How long is your light on for? Do you have a single bulb? What is the Kelvin temp. of it?

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    No I was having issues with brown algae before but since I started dosing and added the plants the algae has dissapeared. I have some green spot algae on my rocks but that doesn't really bother me. I leave the lights on for 9-10 hours, it depends as I turn them off manually and sometimes forget. I have a single AQUA-GLO 15watt T8 blub, its 18,000k. I do my water changes either friday, saturday, or sunday whenever I have the time. I then dose on monday mornings right after I turn the lights on.

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    The spot algae is said to be from low nitrates and phosphates. Not that it sounds like it is a concern for you. Too long of a photoperiod is also a culprit. But that is true for all algae. I would change your bulb to a 6700K. 18,000K will grow plants, but something between 5,000K and 12,000K will be better for them. 6700K will grow low light plants nicely in a 10 gallon. And, it will not be too blue or too yellow. It's more of a white light which is nicer for you to look at. And I would consider in investing in a light timer. You can get one for like 5 bucks. No need for a fancy digital one.

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    I'll most likely purchase one when my father gets his first paycheck when he gets his new job. And I'll check into getting new lights. Currently they're alright. I'd prefer to use them until they burn out and then get new ones of a lower Kelvin.

    And yeah the spot algae isn't really an issue. I'll eventually just scrub it off with a tooth brush.

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    Fluorescent lights will only grow plants for a year or so usually. After that, even though they still will turn on, they will not have the intensity to grow plants. Something to keep in mind.

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