I have had my 75g set up for a couple of months now. Id say i started it up late november. Anyhow, ive had plants in it for about a week now, and they dont show signs of growth. Tehitian moon sand with root tabs, dose ferts from GLA, co2
set at roughly 3.5 bps, drop checker is almost green, has a slight blue hue to it. Several days ago, i bought 4 tiger barbs and they all died within 2 days. My nitrates were reading 40+, never can tell above 40 because the colors are too close... after 4 50% water changes in a row, its just now barely below 40.... i suspect that the possible 200ppm nitrates from last week killed the barbs. Anyhow, why arent my plants consuming this excessive nitrate? Do the plants need more than a week to settle?
GLA macros and micros
Seachem root tabs
I have one of each: