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Old 01-12-2014, 05:07 PM   #41
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A few more questions:
1. Is co2/glut necessary in medium light?
2. Are liquid ferts acceptable in medium light?
3. How often are ferts to be dosed? How much?
4. How often should the light be left on?
Sorry about all these questions
1. Very likely.
2. Yes, but they can get expensive.
3. That depends completely on what you are dosing.
4. 6-8 hours daily.
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1. Very likely.
2. Yes, but they can get expensive.
3. That depends completely on what you are dosing.
4. 6-8 hours daily.
I already asked this, but will glut melt crypt and val?
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I already asked this, but will glut melt crypt and val?
Crypts are fine but some vals might have issues.
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Crypts are fine but some vals might have issues.
So what would I do as far as co2? Is it absolutely necessary? Also, what are good fertilizers?
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Honestly, with the amount of light that you are putting over your tank the liquid ferts are going to burn a hole in your pocket. They are great for low light tanks but they just aren't concentrated enough for higher light imho. If you were still dead set on liquid ferts I would probably go with the comprehensive seachem flourish and supplement that with the seachem potassium.

There is a fairly even division between people that use both EI and PPS Pro on this forum and both are very good systems. You just need to figure out how much to mix in the bottles and dose accordingly.

In EI you rotate between dosing micros and macros every day while in PPS Pro you dose both daily. EI uses up quite a bit more fertilizer than PPS Pro does but there is less fine tuning involved. PPS Pro is more of a way of finessing your fertilizers and uses quite a bit less because of it.
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So what would I do as far as co2? Is it absolutely necessary? Also, what are good fertilizers?
Fertilizers answered earlier in the thread ^

for carbon I used to use excel and just avoided buying plants that will melt with it.
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Fertilizers answered earlier in the thread ^

for carbon I used to use excel and just avoided buying plants that will melt with it.
So do I just not dose co2 because I want vallisneria and crypt?
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So do I just not dose co2 because I want vallisneria and crypt?
Crypts are fine with excel. You are going to have to play it by ear with the vals. You could try a low dose and slowly increase it over time to acclimate them. Some val species do just fine with excel while others melt quite rapidly.
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Fertilizers answered earlier in the thread ^

for carbon I used to use excel and just avoided buying plants that will melt with it.
Do you use El or PPS? What do you recommend? Where can I buy it?
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I use ei and am just now switching to pps pro. You can find it at green leaf aquariums.
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