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Old 02-19-2017, 04:02 AM   #21
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Hopefully yes. I wouldn't imagine that fungus can last very long being submerged. The fungus you get on driftwood when you first add it dies out pretty quick so that's what I've based my advice on. I'd also keep dosing excel to recommended or even 2x if you have no fish or shrimp in the tank
Mmmk, I've been hearing mixed recomendations of exel melting hc and some say it's very good. I didn't have any fungus other than the stringy stuff but I imagine it's probably going away by now.
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Mmmk, I've been hearing mixed recomendations of exel melting hc and some say it's very good. I didn't have any fungus other than the stringy stuff but I imagine it's probably going away by now.


Oh really? I dosed excel for a week without any issues with HC. Fresh2o on this forum also doses a ton of excel and his HC carpet has amazing growth rates. Check out his thread
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Oh really? I dosed excel for a week without any issues with HC. Fresh2o on this forum also doses a ton of excel and his HC carpet has amazing growth rates. Check out his thread
Could you link me?
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Old 02-19-2017, 09:59 PM   #25
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So everything above is happening as well as metricide dosing.

Plants seem to be 70% melted with small signs of hope like very tiny new leafs. Any one have any ideas of what I should test for or do to help this out?
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So everything above is happening as well as metricide dosing.

Plants seem to be 70% melted with small signs of hope like very tiny new leafs. Any one have any ideas of what I should test for or do to help this out?

I'll spare you the trouble of wading through the thread; go to post #2596 (12/19/2017) to see the HC planting. It's 8 weeks old and has nearly 100% substrate coverage.
Your melting is probably due to the ferts misted during DSM. I did the same to some HC I had planted in a couple of terrariums; I drizzled some macro and micros and within a week there was melting and yellowing. It persisted for several weeks.
HC does surprisingly well with infrequent misting. I misted the terrariums every 2-3 weeks; sometimes more frequently. Lighting was provided by a SW facing window; not much direct lighting. Potting soil with no additional ferts added. I used the HC in the terrariums to supplement the replanting of the rescape done in December.
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I'll spare you the trouble of wading through the thread; go to post #2596 (12/19/2017) to see the HC planting. It's 8 weeks old and has nearly 100% substrate coverage.
Your melting is probably due to the ferts misted during DSM. I did the same to some HC I had planted in a couple of terrariums; I drizzled some macro and micros and within a week there was melting and yellowing. It persisted for several weeks.
HC does surprisingly well with infrequent misting. I misted the terrariums every 2-3 weeks; sometimes more frequently. Lighting was provided by a SW facing window; not much direct lighting. Potting soil with no additional ferts added. I used the HC in the terrariums to supplement the replanting of the rescape done in December.
I didn't actually mist any ferts till 2 days before I flooded I'm more than sure it was due to fungus, once I layed off the misting they seemed to be drying out and dieing so here I am...
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I didn't actually mist any ferts till 2 days before I flooded I'm more than sure it was due to fungus, once I layed off the misting they seemed to be drying out and dieing so here I am...
The plants were directly exposed to the ferts (even in a mist is MUCH more concentrated than normal dosing) for greater that 24 hours; I still think that is the culprit.
I would continue to add CO2 and fertilizers and keep and eye on them. If you see new growth then that's a good sign. With glut treatments I've noticed some yellowing of the leaves; with H2O2 treatments I've seen "shredded" leaves.
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Okay so in submerged conditions would you recommend I keep regularly dosing the tank with metricide?

Is this going to help or hurt.

It's a pretty close battle right now. I think I'm on the brink of saving them.


And on the misting front the fert was heavily diluted and most of my problem was there before hand.
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I would continue dosing Metricide. It should reduce any algae growth while the plants are settling in.
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