Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-06-2005, 03:07 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sunnyvale,California
Posts: 688
Send a message via AIM to azn_fishy55
Set-Up Flaws?

This is gonna be my thirty gallon set-up: Coralife 95 watt PC, Aqua Clear 20, 150 watt Visitherm Heater, 2 DIY CO2 Systems, powerhead diffuser, with Shult's Aquatic Sand as the substrate. Will this set-up be okay to keep high light plants such as glosso?
__________________

__________________
=] ~:Andrew:~ [=
azn_fishy55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2005, 03:13 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Tiffi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: first ST-Germany, now TN-USA
Posts: 1,051
Should be if you get the CO2 to work right and constantly. You might need some fertilizer, liquid and/or in the substrate, depending on your plants. Any idea yet, what plants you wanna keep?
__________________

__________________
Previously: 2x 10gal tank, 45gal aquascaped, 70gal aquascaped
Currently: 16gal FW, 40W CF, ADA Aquasoil Amazonia II/Tahitan Moon Sand, PH 6.5, kH2, gH 4
Tiffi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2005, 06:44 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: California
Posts: 64
You're definitely going to need a fertilizer source with your setup. Make sure you keep your CO2 consistently high and dose regularly. With the amount of lighting you'll have, i doubt you'll have any issues growing glosso =D
__________________
SnyperP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2005, 06:55 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sunnyvale,California
Posts: 688
Send a message via AIM to azn_fishy55
Ummm..I intend to order the aquariumplants.com 36 plant assortment, so I don't know what plant I'll be getting, but it is sure I am getting glosso. I also have some floourish tabs to but in the subtrate with some laterite, and I have flourish which I can dose. But my main concern is if the CO2 system is adequate to keep the plants growing.
__________________
=] ~:Andrew:~ [=
azn_fishy55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2005, 07:48 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Tiffi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: first ST-Germany, now TN-USA
Posts: 1,051
What you got for the substrate sounds good, liquid ferts too. Maybe over time you might dedect some strange leavegrwoth and need to get extra fertilizer for it (e.g. leaves rotting on the edges - potassium).

As far as DIY CO2, I tried it myself and it didn't work, had too much to fiddle around with it (mixture didn't start, was exausted 1 day later, not really sealed etc, etc). That's why I got pressurised now . It's sooo much easier. I would consider that CO2 natural kit from Hagen(?), since it should be enough for a 30gal, or later maybe pressurised to make it very easy (and cheaper in the long run).

But if you want fiddle around with the DIY first, works out for many people.
__________________
Previously: 2x 10gal tank, 45gal aquascaped, 70gal aquascaped
Currently: 16gal FW, 40W CF, ADA Aquasoil Amazonia II/Tahitan Moon Sand, PH 6.5, kH2, gH 4
Tiffi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2005, 10:37 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 118
I'd be concerned running that much light and depending on DIY CO2 to provide stable controlled CO2 levels. If a pressurized system is out of the question them I'd suggest using Seachem Excel combined with DIY CO2 injection.
__________________
www.aquariaplants.com
Steve Hampton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2005, 10:39 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
rich311k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 12,189
Send a message via Yahoo to rich311k
I have a 130 watts over 36 gallons. I do it myself as well and my CO2 levels have been fine.
__________________
From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
rich311k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2005, 12:00 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sunnyvale,California
Posts: 688
Send a message via AIM to azn_fishy55
I might just dose flourish excel too just to be safe, rich311k wat is ur recipe for ur DIY CO2 system. If urs can keep a good CO2 level over 130 watt lights it must be good.
__________________
=] ~:Andrew:~ [=
azn_fishy55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2005, 01:01 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sunnyvale,California
Posts: 688
Send a message via AIM to azn_fishy55
ummm for the recipe would it be beneficial or detrimental to add brown sugar instead of regular sugar?
__________________
=] ~:Andrew:~ [=
azn_fishy55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2005, 01:25 AM   #10
AA Team Emeritus
 
czcz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: US
Posts: 2,821
I think brown sugar is better because it is a more complex sugar. IIRC Piscesgirl and Zezmo replace regular sugar with molasses and such, for example. I think both have posted their recipes in the archives, but Zezmo definitely has.
__________________
"2- before attempting to plant, have a beer or a Bourbon. That will help to steady your hands…" -- elwaine

wet.biggiantnerds.com
czcz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2005, 02:12 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sunnyvale,California
Posts: 688
Send a message via AIM to azn_fishy55
how do you measure CO2?
__________________
=] ~:Andrew:~ [=
azn_fishy55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2005, 10:26 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Memphis,Tn US
Posts: 447
http://www.csd.net/~cgadd/aqua/art_plant_co2chart.htm
__________________
Hoovercat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2005, 10:59 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
rich311k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 12,189
Send a message via Yahoo to rich311k
I use 3 two liter bottles. 2 cups of brown sugar, 1/2 tps yeast 1/2 tps baking soda fill to where the bottle starts to curve with luke warm water, shake it up and let it rip. I change one every monday night.
__________________

__________________
From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
rich311k is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
set-up

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Biggest aquarium system design flaws helicopter Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 03-06-2007 02:18 PM
Ok people, find my flaws 808 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 02-01-2006 12:53 PM
Few flaws in our Aquarium?! waterlilly Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 01-27-2005 06:52 PM
55 gallon set up and 25 gallon set up in coastal nc beachbumin Archive 5 09-19-2004 09:19 PM
Bulb comparison test flaws. scuba_steve Forum Admin & Announcements 5 06-19-2004 08:41 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×