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SpyderSpy6 01-28-2007 08:14 PM

Chemical Use
 
I have a 75 gallon planted aquarium. I have a few plants that require the use of flourish with Iron. Everytime I use this, my tank becomes very cloudy. I'm just curious if this is suppose to happen. I also use flourish excel, but that does not cloud my water. I just want to make sure that this will not harm my fish. If anyone is familiar, please let me know! Thanks!

Matt 01-28-2007 08:19 PM

its not going to harm them.

FDStation152 01-28-2007 09:03 PM

strange. I use flourish as well and my water doesn't cloud.

Matt 01-28-2007 09:05 PM

i did before and it didnt fog over like your saying.

fish_4_all 01-29-2007 01:30 AM

It doesn't saound normal and I would think there might be some kind of reaction going on. Maybe your PO4 levels are high enough that the iron is precipitating out of the water and as it does it's clouding your water. I have no experience with it but I did see the same thing when I dosed my CSM+B which is an iron suppliment and when I had very high levels PO4 that I finally got under control. Also, don't dose the two together, PO4 and iron for the same reason. Some say it doesn't matter but others say that their plants always suffered from iron deficiencies when they did.

Do your plants show any signs of iron deficiency?

SpyderSpy6 01-30-2007 09:18 AM

This is my first attempt at the planted aquarium. I don't know what a plant with an iron deficiency looks like. If you could let me know, I would appreciate it. Any tips anyone has I would love to hear! Thanks everyone!

Lupin 01-30-2007 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpyderSpy6
This is my first attempt at the planted aquarium. I don't know what a plant with an iron deficiency looks like.

Yellow leaves and greenish nerves enclosing yellow tissue. These symptoms are commonly visible in fast-growing plants

Check this link.

herefishy 01-30-2007 09:03 PM

I use Leaf Zone, and have had no trouble with my tanks what-so-ever. I also use tabs, which I bury in the gravel near the plants to encourage root growth. It seems to work.


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