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    Hey guys,

    does anyone know if there's an Australian distributor of NilocG Thrive or Thrive+?

    I like the idea of the all in one, spray once fertilizer but can't seem to find anyone in Oz who stocks it.

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    I have my own brand that I created due to this very reason.
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...=green+element

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    Very nice.

    So, I assume by low tech tanks you mean no CO2?

    I have ADA Amazonia soil in my tank with very soft (0 kH and almost 0 gH) and a pH that keeps falling to around 5.4. I'm worried that at this level the BB in the two Eheim canister filters will not sufficiently convert Ammonia to nitrate.

    The tank is still cycling, but I will be adding some Cardinal tetras this weekend. Am I asking for trouble by adding ferts as well?

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    I think wait until tank is fully cycled until you add the cardinals. I would wait for one month (conservative) after the tank has no ammonia/nitrites. Add some crushed coral to the filter to bring that pH up to 6 or so.

    Ferts don't usually cause issues with most things. But no big hurry to add any ferts for at least one month after setup with Amazonia. Any pics?

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    Hhhm, responded to this but can't see it. Take two:

    No pics yet as I'm still planting and it's still cycling, however, I think that it's cycled. I keep adding ammonia and the next day it's zero. Nitrites have always been low but nitrates are climbing. I think 80 ppm at the moment.

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    Sounds good indeed. Show us the pics when you are ready!

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    Here's my first attempt at uploading......

    Still cycling by spidy, on Flickr

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    Very nice mate! Plants are looking stable.

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    Thanks Rebel.

    Lost some cryptocoryne wendtii brown in the front and some alternanthera reineckii mini also in the front, though you can see one lonely shoot on the left.

    I'll replace those over the next couple of weeks and generally fill out the tank with more plants. Might introduce some Cardinal Tetras on the weekend and see how they go. I reckon the tank is pretty much cycled. I pour ammonia in and I struggle to have it above 1 ppm for longer than a day.

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    An update on my first tank in decades

    Update by spidy, on Flickr

    And some new additions

    New additions by spidy, on Flickr

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    Love the beginnings of a jungle. Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    Love the beginnings of a jungle. Well done!
    Thanks. It's getting there.

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    Just and update on the tank. Nothing but Excel and Iron added. Have already done several trimmings.[IMG]2018-04-09_04-17-06 by spidy, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Some beautiful blues in those fish mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzz View Post
    Some beautiful blues in those fish mate!
    Thanks mate. I love them. Wish I could curb the aggression though.

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