Originally Posted by bigbanker
I see! What's your tank like in terms of size, lights, and what are you trying to grow?
I do not use Co2
. Here are a couple of specs on my tank:
Equipment: 95g tank, dual T5HO 6.5K &10K bulbs on about a total of six hours a day
Fertilizer: super thin layer of osmocote under all of my substrate, with extra focused around the base of my swords. I keep a bowl of osmocote with water and few granules of crushed osmocote crushed which I dose into the water column once a week. I also dose nutrafin plant grow and excel about once a week as well.
Water changes: about 15% a week, more if needed or I'm feeling loving. My numbers are usually 0/0/20
Well Ive just started a 40g H so I'll tell you where I'm at.
I just have a playsand substrate that I am ferting with root tabs. The water is being dosed with flourish and flourish excel. It fairly well planted not super heavy tho. The temp is at 82F. Medium current during day and low current during night (power head on a timer). The day is from 8am to 9pm (I'm guessing to long?). The lighting is a dual t5 HO
fixture one bulb is zoo med flora sun and other is zoo med ultra sun. I think they are 5k and 6.5k. Although I'm not 100%. They could be like yours. I was also thinking of putting in dried out clay balls I made from all natural red clay for an iron source. Is that ok? Not 100% on what all my plants are but I have anacharis, hygrophilla difformis, crypts, anubias. Ludwigia (water primrose?), amazon swords, something that looks like hornwort but reddish (possibly myrio-red looks similar), hygrophilla angustifolia, and a few I can't ID. Also have water lily bulbs planted. Nothing sprouted yet tho. Fish stock is
11 neon tetras
5 gold barbs
2 peppered Cory
3 emerald green Cory
1 veil tail betta
2 tiger blood nerita snails
6 ghost shrimp.
Filtration I built. It's an overflow tube with a trickle tower. 2 drawers mech filtration, 3 drawers bio filtration, 1 drawer of trickle tower is empty for optional chem filtration If I ever want to remove tannins from my water.
Did I forget to tell you anything? To see pics of the tank look at my thread titled "how's the tank look" as I am currently at my picture posting limit. Sorry. This is the beginning of the tank and I want it to stay just as nice or nicer so any advice would be much appreciated. And sorry to steal your thread for the moment I just like the look of your tanks.