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Hi everyone, Does anyone have experience with pothos in a planted aquarium? I have some in my HOB filter it has kept the nitrates under 5ppm. There are just a couple of stems of it, one of them has grown a little bit, but they are not huge. I've replanted my tank with easy plants like java fern, Bolbitis, and jungle val. I dose a comprehensive liquid fert once a week. It has been a little over two weeks since I replanted the tank so I haven't seen any difference yet. Will the pothos suck up liquid ferts and nutrients the aquarium plants would use? My tank is fully stocked with baby goldfish and I feed 4 small meals a day to get them growing. Are there enough nutrients to go around? Thanks!
I'm thinking of using a dry fertilizer from GLA and I need some help. I don't use CO2. Lights are Finnex FugeRay Planted+. They are on for about 6 hours a day. Plants are anubias, java moss, marimo moss, and sword. I use Flourish tabs for the sword. The tips of the anubias leaves are turning yellow/brown and then disintegrating (sorry I couldn't get pictures--for some reason I can't mail pictures from my ipad to my laptop right now). The java moss is not growing well these days. It use to, but not now. Amm=0, NO2=0, NO3<5. I currently use the GH Booster from GLA. I think the anubias and possibly the java moss would benefit from a fertilizer. Thoughts? Would one of the dry ferts from GLA help? If so, which one? Thanks! ____________________ The following was added to this thread by DNAlex on 08.10.14 at the request of LisaCGold. The entire text is Lisa's In this thread, I describe my adventure in getting the aquatic plants in my tank healthy through the estimative index method of fertilizing. This started because I changed lighting from some low-light fluorescent tubes to the Finnex Planted Plus lights which are medium range lights. A couple of weeks after this switch, the plants in the tank started to have problems. To best understand what is happening in this thread, you'll want to read the following ahead of time: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/113173-using-par-instead-of-wpg-to-measure-light-level-in-a-planted-tank/ Especially the part about "lighting and balanced the aquarium" towards the end of the article. http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/2819-EI-light-for-those-less-techy-folks This is about the "estimative index" method of fertilizing plants in aquariums. Additional one on EI: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/fertilizing/15225-estimative-index-dosing-guide.html Enjoy!