Hex tanks are tougher to scape because the footprint is small compared to the height.
How true that is! I am regretting some of my early decisions. I think I can eventually recover, but it might take some time.
At this point would it be wise to acquire more mature tall plants or try to grow up some young ones?
I'm not dosing CO2
at this point. I like the idea, but practically speaking, it is a little difficult for me right now.
My nitrate level is probably 3/10 with ten being the maximum on my test kit. I do not presently have a way to test for phosphate.
is somewhere in the 4/10 range, using the same rather arbitrary scale provided by my kit's color system. I have been adding a buffering agent because I read that plants will start pulling it out of the water in the absence of CO2
. Is this essentially bicarbonate?
Because my KH
is coming to a nice middle level, my pH is evening out around 7.
Also, our water is very hard here..probably 8 or 9 out of 10. The fish dig it, but I'm not so sure about the plants.
You guys are awesome...I love this forum. Thanks for the help so far. I am building a plan of attack here and learning a lot.