The fixture is a 48" aqua medic with 4 54 watt 10,000K bulbs. Thats why I chose this scape. Plant under 4 ft of the 6 ft tank. I use just 2 of the bulbs at the moment. A whopping 108 watts on for 8 hours a day. I am not adding any ferts except for an occasional splash of excel.I do however have root tabs next to most all the plants. I feed pretty heavy and have a pretty heavy fish load in it as well. No algae so far but its early yet...
I imagine the tank would just take off if I injected it, but I really wanted to do this low tech. The c02 is standing by though in case I change my mind
Honestly I would have preferred the charcoal but they had a ton of the red in stock and I didn't want to wait for them to order it.
BTW...What did ya pay for that 72" coralife? Top dollar I imagine!
Yeah, the lights were expensive, even though I got themat BigAl's. I do like the moon lights tho.
As far as the root tabs, how often do you replace the tabs? Did you have to keep adding them in the 75 gallon before?
Do you perform gravel vacs or just WC?
125 gal (473 liter):Low Tech (1.5wpg PC for 10 hours, no CO2/ferts, gravel substrate), Equipment (72" Coralife PC, Eheim Pro II 2128 w/built in heater, FilStar XP3 w/Hydor ETH201 inline heater), Fish (6*Discus, 2*Angel, 5*Clown loaches, 4*L-018 Gold Nugget pleco, 1*L-260 Queen Arabesque pleco, 7*Cories, Farlowella cat)
I just let the root tabs go till I see the plants lookin a lil pale then I will stick more root tabs in. Usually about 4 or 5 months.
I really never did water changes just topped it off every week. It evaporates down a couple of inches each week. I never had Discus in the 75G. The angels an the rest of the fish loved it. I will probably do a 30% WC each week on this 125G an see how things go since the discus are in there...