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Old 09-16-2014, 09:05 PM   #1
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Metrixcide and it's affects on an aquarium. Journal.

Okay so my metrixcide came today. This thread will show the affects it has on my plants. I'll be posting pics couple times a week.


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Here is the tank now without any metricide. http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/...psty3oi4wo.jpg the plants are not looking good. A couple are yellow when they should be green. Also what's the best amount of time to keep the lights on?


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Metricide; ) okay... we need more details, you want an official planted tank journal than all must be told.. lighting? Ferts? Photoperiod? Stock?

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Metrixcide and it's affects on an aquarium. Journal.

Okay, yes. The tank is a 55g. My light consists of 4 t5hos but only two have plant builds they are aqua flora and midday. My subtract is activ flora, I use root tabs and put in liquid ferts occasionally. I will start dosing metricide at 5ml each morning, I might increase the amount. My plants are all in the low to med low light range. Not sure how long to leave the light on that's one question I would like an answer to. My stocking is a little crowded but I have plans for all the fish and most I'm just keeping until they pair.
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6 angle fish a double dark, domestic silver, and 4 platinum angels (still babies).
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Okay, I set the photo period to 12 hours.


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I'd up the initial dose of met. To 15 ml and work up to a 25 ml daily dose. 12 hours is to long, start at 7 and see how the algae goes.

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Okay, before I left for school I dosed 10ml, my light used to be set to 7 hours but I upped it to twelve. So it would turn on before I left for school and stay on for a while when I got home.


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Do you have it on a timer?

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Yeah, I bought a digital timer.


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Well you could do what I do? On 6-9 am for morning viewing and fert/glut dosing, off 9-4, on 4-9 for evening viewing and feeding.

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