Its been 4 weeks since I planted this tank. This time round, I removed the CO2 and also stopped dosing EI salts. I wanted to try out a new product (new to me) called Biovert from Prodibio. This came in the form of glass veils which you add every 15 days. I have added 2 in total and the growth I have had from all these plants is remarkable.
First of all, let me show you what the tank looked like at the beginning.
I received, some lovely plants from Tropica for this tank and all were potted and nice and healthy. I used the following plants.
- Pogostemon Helferi
- Echinodorus Barthii
- Cryptocoryne Beckettii
- Nymphoides Hydrophilia
This being the first time I used Tropica plants, I was really impressed with the sturdiness and quality of roots each plant had. This made separating and planting easy and straight forward.
After deciding on the layout and planting, A quick water change and clean up was done to remove all the little leaves etc floating around after planting. I would normally use CO2 and EI salts for growth but this time round, I wanted to try out the Biovert product from Prodibio. This was a first for me and
Ive never used this method of feeding before so was keen to see what the results wood be.
After a few days, I had no leaf litter or any die off at all. all the plants were thriving. I began to see a growth already. The colour i was getting from the Hydrophilic was amazing. As you see in the photo at the top of the page, I have had amazing growth within 1 month, only using Biovert. I have no plant substrate, CO2 or EI salts being used.
This stuff is powerful and I will continue to use it on the main tank for now. I recommend using this product if you are not keen to use CO2 systems and are looking for a less time consuming method of feeding your plants. simply add one dose every 15 days (or more depending on your setup) and thats it.
I need to also point out that the plants used are all still going strong and not one single plant has died since going into the tank. Tropica potted plants are the best potted plants I've had the pleasure of using. I will be doing a video soon to show off the growth in more detail very soon so look out for that being shared onto Facebook.
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Thanks for reading guys, Bye for now.