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  1. AverageWhiteBloke

    Chilli Rasbora fry!!

    I have a legacy Siamese fighter in my tank so even if I was lucky enough he would probably hunt out the Fry. When he goes I'm just keeping Chilli's, RCS and the Sterbai which are also legacy fish from another setup. They are probably 6 or 7 Y.O
  2. AverageWhiteBloke

    Chilli Rasbora fry!!

    :clap: Love it, it's something special when fry just appear without any intervention from the keeper it's like the pinnacle of fishkeeping. Hasn't happened for me with egg layers for so long I've forgot what that feels like. Maybe one day, I have six Chillis in a 50 ltr which have been there...
  3. AverageWhiteBloke

    Too much fertilizer.

    Not really mate, UKAPS went through a phase a few years back where, as they always do, worked out the ingredients of Excel which was Glute based. From there it was just a case of buying the glute and watering it down until it was at the same ratio as was in the liquid carbon products. I bought...
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    Too much fertilizer.

    Hiya Mate, E.I is designed to be non limiting but is worked out over 3x3 day splits, I believe that is so the PO4 doesn't react with the Iron in the traces. Either way the "non limiting" part of it is focused around for N and K (the main things plants consume) being Max 3ppm per day. So if...
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    a step in the right direction...

    Someone wants to tell them to get Tropica Specialised on stock. I often call into P@H branches when I'm out and about as an excuse to get away from the real shopping trip I'm meant to be on and I've never came across one that stocks Trop Spec.
  6. AverageWhiteBloke

    Too much fertilizer.

    Hiya mate. there shouldn't be an issue with too much ferts as such so I would look at why the fauna isn't happy which could be more likely the co2. If there is excess ammonia it should only become toxic when the PH rises above neutral. If you are concerned about too much ease back on the E.I...
  7. AverageWhiteBloke

    Messing about

    No people that isn't a euphemism, the place really exists :D It's just up the road from me, give me a shout if you're round my way and I'll get you that pint if @Kezzab doesn't. It's the least I could do for the amount of plant knowledge I've gleaned off you over the years. I've already had a...
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    what sort of dosing regime should I be considering?

    Should probably mention the Trace element as your tap water looks pretty nutritious on the macros. you could cover these with Tropica premium which is just traces and you would get a little more K from there. You are probably getting some off the root tabs at the moment but removing most of it...
  9. AverageWhiteBloke

    what sort of dosing regime should I be considering?

    Any mention of Potassium in that water report? If not you could maybe add a touch of potassium sulphate. Everything else is good so see how you go.
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    C. Crispulata var Balansae (tropica in vitro) - not growing?

    I think this is the most important change that people refer to, crypts seem to take any co2 changes worse than most I've came across. It's as if they don't get constant values they say sod it I'm off and reappear somewhere else in the tank. That's not to say that they need higher levels of co2...
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    C. Crispulata var Balansae (tropica in vitro) - not growing?

    As mad as this seems Balansae for me is one of them plants that it doesn't matter where you think the best place to plant it might be the plant itself will find where it wants to live. I've planted them in places best suited for the scape, generally the back corners as they tend to grow big and...
  12. AverageWhiteBloke

    Sewage dumping in rivers.

    There was a similar situation going viral not so long ago regarding Children in Need. people wrongly assume that it is ran by the BBC but it is in fact a seperate company that uses the BBC as its platform. They were heavily criticised for spending millions on their HQ, the Director was getting...
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    Sewage dumping in rivers.

    In a similar vein I happened to stumble across a study by Lancaster University one day while searching for aquarium related po4 things. It would appear that the environment is getting the s**t end of the stick regardless whether the water is going in one end or coming out the other. Because so...
  14. AverageWhiteBloke

    Yellowing frogbit: need to dose more?

    That's a tricky one mate, general rule of thumb is new leaves iron, old leaves magnesium and N and P affect both but tend to be old leaves first. My initial instinct there was magnesium which I'm assuming you are dosing in line with ei dosing? Growth looks good so considering EI nitrate probably...
  15. AverageWhiteBloke

    In tank ph temp tds monitor

    came across this, seems you can calibrate it and reasonably priced. Anyone tried one?
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