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    Quote Originally Posted by SCas View Post
    They just kinda put theyre fins out and circle each other right?

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    Yep! While doing a little dance. Itís adorable lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by varanidguy View Post
    Yep! While doing a little dance. Itís adorable lol


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    Mine do that too and its totally adorable

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    Iím thinking of trying out Flourish Advance while the plants are establishing, what do you all think?


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    Quote Originally Posted by varanidguy View Post
    Iím thinking of trying out Flourish Advance while the plants are establishing, what do you all think?


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    I dont like seachem ferts to much, unless your using that carbon additive in a low tech tank. My favorite is the uns plant food, glass aqua and buce plant have it, and ive seen it at underwater depot

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCas View Post
    I dont like seachem ferts to much, unless your using that carbon additive in a low tech tank. My favorite is the uns plant food, glass aqua and buce plant have it, and ive seen it at underwater depot

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    My main fertilizers are dry salts, KNO3, KH2PO4, and the like. But Flourish Advance contains hormones to encourage root growth and shoots, and whatnot. Itís actually really common for terrestrial plants to use hormones to encourage growth, but when it comes to aquatic plants...?


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    Quote Originally Posted by varanidguy View Post
    My main fertilizers are dry salts, KNO3, KH2PO4, and the like. But Flourish Advance contains hormones to encourage root growth and shoots, and whatnot. Itís actually really common for terrestrial plants to use hormones to encourage growth, but when it comes to aquatic plants...?


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    Give it a try, every tank is a different ecosystem. Natures like that, always over complicating things

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    People have been effectively using sachem ferts for years without issues. They are just as effective as all in one types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCas View Post
    Give it a try, every tank is a different ecosystem. Natures like that, always over complicating things

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    I used Seachem ferts for a while and they worked, but salts are a lot cheaper.

    What Iím skeptical about is the effectiveness of Advance because itís not strictly speaking a fertilizer (despite having some in it). But with that being said, itíll be here Thursday lol. Canít know for sure without trying it, right?


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    Todayís update: I added the shrimp yesterday! I also removed the endlers and put them in the QT tank. So far, no shrimp losses, and a couple of them molted over night so Iím hoping thatís a good sign of adaptation.

    The plant melt hasnít fully stopped but it seems to have slowed a bit. Some of the pogostemon helferi has melted now, and the s repens has melted some more. The pogostemon yatabeanus isnít melting as bad, one of the stems had some lower leaves melt but the tops have transitioned nicely. One already grew out of the water, and incidentally, that was the one with melting leaves on the bottom. So it got a trim, the lower half was tossed and the top replanted. Slow but steady progress.

    I also added some lobelia cardinalis from the main tank, a couple of leaves have some GDA. Iím seeing if itís good or soft enough for the shrimp to nibble on, if not Iíll just prune those leaves off.

    I have increased the photoperiod by one hour, increasing it to five hours, and started daily dosing Seachem Advance to see if it makes any discernible difference. The crypt flamingo seem to be getting towards the end of their melting, so hopefully they will bounce back now and start sending out a lot of new leaves.

    The dwarf hairgrass is also growing tall pretty well but it isnít carpeting. Iím hoping the longer photoperiod will help that as well. No reason why it shouldnít carpet under 100 PAR with co2 and close to EI dosing.

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