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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2013, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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29 Gallon, First High Tech

I have a standard 29 gallon tank. This is my second attempt at a planted tank. First one was low tech.

I'm finding the CO2, surface agitation, and flow balance annoyingly complex.



Pardon the look of this ... Just getting things started. 3 weeks in. 6 days after an experimental pruning (wanted to see how long it took to recover)

29 gallon tall tank (30"x19"x12")
Finnex Ray 2 LED @6 hours via Timer
Eheim 2217 Canister Filtration
Hydor Ext 200w Heater
Hydor Koralia Circulation
ADA Aquasoil
Pressurized CO2 @8 Hours via Timer
Dosing modified EI @ NPK, Plantex CSM+B, FE
Water changes 3x per week due to new tank needs.

Plants now = rotala rotundifolia, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Blyxa japonica, Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae

Plants future = Rotala SP. Nanjenshan, Rotala sp. Colorata, Rotala Mini Butterfly, Rotala Hra, Rotala Bangladesh, S. repen

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 02:50 PM
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More info would be helpful. Like:
What is your light?
What are your plants now and future?
What is your substrate?
What ferts are you dosing?

To improve scaping check out:
rah-bop's 29G and artistic composition aquascape
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More info would be helpful.
29 gallon tall tank (30"x19"x12")
Finnex Ray 2 LED @7 hours via Timer
Eheim 2217 Canister Filtration
Hydor Ext 200w Heater
Hydor Koralia Circulation
ADA Aquasoil
Pressurized CO2 @8 Hours via Timer (KH/PH chart = 47ppm)

Dosing modified EI @ NPK, Plantex CSM+B, FE
Water changes 3x per week due to new tank needs.

Plants now = rotala rotundifolia, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Blyxa japonica, Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae

Plants future = Rotala SP. Nanjenshan, Rotala sp. Colorata, Rotala Mini Butterfly, Rotala Hra, Rotala Bangladesh, S. repen
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Fattening up new plants. Getting CO2 Dialed in. I never realized how complex this could be. Thanks to Tom Barr, I understand it a lot better.

I've had teeny tiny instances of Spiro and Staghorn algae. I believe this was a result of poor CO2/O2/Flow. I'm now free of this algae but watching closely.

Increasing light to 7 hours.

Added 9x Neon Rasbora
Added 9x Red Chilli Rasbora
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