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    Being doing light SA dosing .. seems to have halted the growth, now time to follow the same protocol as with Lucky13 ... I want to eradicate it. --- yes yes algae ;-)

    Step 1) 40ml very very very strong H2O2 - stuff from hydropinics.
    let it sit for a few hours .. with every things running.

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    See https://goo.gl/photos/tuarudfWmRaowfXp9

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    Trying the bigger image upload. z3jRL3PBR3fiyHuRxCPkw58BGw8e-kAcAZmogy7-83I8aJtdQOzxWI89bLmpP9Aa3bePsLkqOjwXVeEvno=w1726-h970-no.jpg

    Most of the H2O2 bubbles are now gone.
     
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    Got lost in this tank again .. must have been 15 - 23 minutes ...

    Amazed at the amount of new growth

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/8uvyc8iBkxQEjhOS2

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wx6C5EqIRWy0VYnX2

    This one makes me feel like I am spying on it ;-) https://photos.app.goo.gl/VZ8VRWuANwyqgEVx2

    These plants seem to have an amazing ability to recover. https://photos.app.goo.gl/caVO795FCi0U9odI2

    Colour is starting to pop https://photos.app.goo.gl/Hb8dMMEhunsuSPMM2

    - Left the image nice and big so you can zoom in and get lost with me.

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    So the SA .. put the tank in a spin ... did a great job on killing algae, then had a snail explosion that helped to get rid of the dead algae, they then turned on the buce and I have been doing snail removal for the past few weeks trying to save the buce. Buce are starting to push new leaves and the change in lights might also be helping. But not being the main meal on the menu means new growth now stands a chance.

    Got that small Aquaclear 50 form takealot - first new aquaclear in many year - weird how the build has changed. It still works. Bumped into the seachem rep at LFS - ordered some purfiltrum from him on Monday since the LFS normally only stocks purigen. Got that Tuesday afternoon .. had power failures most of the night .. just finished adding it to the HOB - fits like a glove. Shifter in hand I did a swop on the CO2 .. fresh 5kg is now in play.



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    For a record in the thread .... above is from APSA and in a different context to what is going on in this tank.

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    Just for a log
    ......

    Spend some time thinking about what fertz to add to the tank - since I am assuming it is flushed with the low TDS.
    Decided on

    500ml @ 10 ml dosing
    50g KNO3
    50g Hortimix A

    500ml @ 10 ml dosing
    8g Fe 13%
    7g citric acid

    Had to check for precipitation if I dose Fe and the 100g of fertz at the same time. Decided to do a baseline TDS while at it.

    My goal is initially EI daily based on 10ml dosing ( Need the big fertz for TDS to really change - I think)
    So this translates to
    ppm's of elemental
    Nitrogen N 0.9206
    Phosphorus P 0.1955
    Potassium K 2.8396
    Fe 0.1076

    That when I cross check some similar mixes on http://rotalabutterfly.com/nutrient-calculator.php seems OK


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    So in theory .. the 500ml original 95 ppm is small enough to ignore.

    So lets say I am adding 2200 ppm to 220l ... I am expecting a mere raise of 10 ppm on the TDS meter after adding the 20 ml total mix every day.

    Letting it circulate a bit will measure a bit later today and see if any of this is in the ball park.

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    slow but growing ...

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    If you zoom in you will see some algae is starting to return. Spot treatment this time round should clap it.

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    The ground cover is filling in very nicely now.
     
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    Almost a few more weeks and it should be golden .. removed the light glass cover, so that should give it a bit more light and faster growth again.

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    It's looking stunning @f-fish

    I think after my tank is all up and running I have to give a small planted tank a try.... you just make it very tempting..
     
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    Finally the TDS is back to 236
     
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    Did a split on the lights ... main lights low LED around 6500k runs most of the day .. 9 hours, but the 30 watt 4500k lights only kick in from 10:00 till 14:00. Keen to see what this does to growth in the tank.

    Using the same timer ( read sonoff ) to do the lights on the the two 3ft tanks above 36 degrees, they have had no light for a few months so moved some plants into them ... not 100% on the 4 hour light cycle but hey time to play.

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    Slow road to recovery ...

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    Later Ferdie
     
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    Looking good Ferdie..
     
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    Thanks the new strong growth is recovering well ...



    Letting the weak old growth die off in the tank ..

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    Looking good. Nice idea to let the old growth stay in the tank. Good carbon supply
     
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    Did a WC - pulled some plants ...
     

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