Testing water and regular monitoring
People often ask me what I think about water testing when I am out on my rounds, because most of my contacts respect my opinion.
The JBL Calculators – Calculated Success
The three most important factors for your plant aquariums are the nutrient balance, the substrate and the lighting.
How often should you fertilise – daily or weekly?
The subjects of plant care and fertilisation can sometimes take on a philosophical element. There are a lot of approaches and a lot of them can lead to success. It is important that your chosen approach suits your aquarium.
Inaccurate water tests – or did I do something wrong after all?
In the aquarium scene we often hear people talking about “accurate” and “inaccurate” tests. But mostly they mean a rougher or finer scaling of the output values.
How much fertiliser does your aquarium need?
We are often asked: “How much fertiliser do I need for my aquarium?” On all product packaging you find dosage recommendations which give you initial information on how to start the fertilisation.
ProScan – my analysed results to compare the water values
A single measurement is good but several measurements are better. Not only the current situation is relevant, any fluctuations and changes in the biological system are also interesting and will help you to recognize problems at an early stage.
Keeping an eye on the most important water values
Professional water analysis sounds very expensive. But the professional water testing in your aquarium or pond at home also works on a high level and above all it is simple and inexpensive.
Water values for water plants in detail
If we transfer this Liebig’s Law of the Minimum to the aquatic field it quickly becomes clear how important balanced fertilisation is for plant aquariums.