RC 75 gallon planted tank

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  1. rc_mcwaters3

    rc_mcwaters3 Clown Trigger

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    some update pics are in order these are from two days ago

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    and here are some of the fish LOL

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    the total now
    3 angle fish
    1 rainbow fish
    1 algea sucker
    1 gost knife
    2 sunset platys
    1 blue ram


    these are the new plants I picked up today

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    its hard to see them in these pics but I got two swords to help fill in some more space. there really isnt a whole lot of places down here to get a ton of diffrent plants but so far Im doing really well to get what I have gotten so far. the other plants are growing and putting off new roots and leaves really quick but they have a yellow tint to the leaves so I am a little worried but they still look healthy besides that.
     
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  3. SnooknRedz

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    Neat tank it's gonna look good when it's all filled in and what not.
     
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    Looks good, what are you dosing for the plants? You need iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium and micronutrients to have your plants in the best health. Are you using CO2?
     
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    yea in dosing co2 and fertilizer so I dosed both at the recomended full dose today so we will see if that helps at all.
     
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    You should get the iron, micros and potassium as a minimum. If you are using tap water it will provide enough Ca and Mg most likely. I dose everything in mine because I use RODI water and mine plants are doing fantastic.
     
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    iv got the aqueon plant food which has the mag,cal,sulfur,potash,boron,iron,mangasese,zinc,molybdenum, in it I just havent dosed the full dose since the plants have been in there because i didnt think they needed it just yet LOL but I just dosed the full dose for co2 and plant food so this sould show a diffrence if it is the trace minerals.
     
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    I don't think the all in one foods are that effective IME. I have been using dry ferts and making my own solutions which is much more cost effective. My plants have looked better since moving to targeted ferts over an all in one solution.
     
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    I definatly will look into it I really just got the cheepest at the time but cheepest is not always better