[RML] Planted Tanks

Larry Stein (lstein at his.com)
Sat, 02 Aug 1997 10:24:57 -0400

I have had a heavily planted tank for a long time and so far I have had few
problems except for the growing of more of the exotics. I was wondering
what the group thinks about added CO2 and Iron. I have tested for both in
my tank and with CO2 I get a very low reading (or I am doing the test
wrong) and with IRON I use a liquid plant fertilizer and when I test for
Iron I get a ZERO reading.

I have read about adding CO2 but is really worth the cost? The Ceomat250
seems pretty expensive and I am not prone to making my own CO2 generator.
As for Iron supplements what does this group of people recommend?

While were at it.... What is the basic school of thought on Carbonate
hardness(KH)? I have had mine checked and it was about 2 degrees... I can
not find many if any products that raise this value to 5-8 degrees...

Thanks IN advance.....